News Index / April 2007

Coming to Central
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Whether you are a high school student seeking information on continuing education, a retiree looking to stay active, or an adult interested in returning to college and getting that degree, learn more about earning more at Central Arizona College’s annual Spring Open House.

Faculty initiatives
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – The semester has commenced, the online classes are full, the students are logged into the system, and the professors are using the latest technology to provide a top-notch, out-of-class experience.

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – After four years of outstanding leadership as president of Central Arizona College and eight years of impeccable service to the Pinal County Community College District, Terry A. Calaway, Ed.D., will leave the institution to become the new president of Johnson County Community College located in Overland Park, Kansas.

Astronomy Event
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Vincent van Gogh may have painted The Starry Night, but Central Arizona College will canvas the heavens on Friday evening, April 20, with an interstellar event of its own. Wayne Pryor, Central’s professor of astronomy and geology, will offer the first Astronomy Night at The Peak show of 2007 for children of all ages. Moms and Dads can bring the entire family but leave their cash at home since the community event is free courtesy of Central Arizona College.

Community Art Event
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Central Arizona College is offering residents of Pinal County and students throughout its nine campuses and centers an opportunity to display their creativity on its Signal Peak Campus. The Community Artwork Gallery will be housed in the lobby of Central’s Box Office which is located in the Bradley Sizer, Jr., Center for Business Studies (Building N). It is located directly across from the entrance to the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

Student Achievement
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – When Rodel Community Scholarship recipient Sarah Atkinson comes to speak at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus, her fellow students should listen close to the advice she will impart.

Financial Aid
COOLIDGE, AZ – Students and their families applying for federal financial aid have an opportunity to tap into the knowledge of Central Arizona College’s dedicated staff at a pair of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops. The workshops will be held on April 17 and 25 at Central’s Signal Peak Campus in room 110 of the Interactive Learning Center (Building O) from 1-4 p.m.

Community Event
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – The CAC’s Got Talent! showcase originally scheduled for last Wednesday evening has been moved to Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. to accommodate the growing interest in the program by the student body and the community. “We are excited about this project but we needed to give participants more time to fine-tune their acts,” Jason Gates, Central Arizona College’s interim public events coordinator, said. “In addition, because finals are the following week, we wanted Central’s students to be able to relieve some stress between studying for tests and writing papers.”

C.A.L.L. Program - Superstition Mountain & Signal Peak
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Before the Arizona Diamondbacks arrived on the scene, Major League Baseball vacated the Valley of the Sun each March as spring training came to an end. But with a World Series title during their first decade of existence and now off to one of their best starts in franchise history, the D-Backs have helped solidify the magic of America's national pastime in Arizona. Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) is offering a series of baseball-related events this spring to celebrate the game and put Diamondback fans in a summertime frame of mind.

Student Mural (Superstition Mountain Campus)
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - The student artists at Central Arizona College will unveil "Desert Dwellers," their second mural designed to help beautify the institution's Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction, Arizona. The grand showing will take place on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. in the West Courtyard of the campus.

Mudslingers Art Sale (Superstition Mountain Campus)
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - The Mudslinger's Pottery Club will sponsor its 6th Annual Early Summer Ceramic Art Sale May 2-4 at Central Arizona College's Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction, Arizona. The three-day show and sale will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day in room 444, the community room located at the eastern end of the campus.

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