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News Index / March 2008

Spanish immersion classes in Cuernavaca
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Face it. That CD designed to teach commuters Spanish while they are bottlenecked on a valley highway works as well as quickly selecting your favorite song off of a cassette tape.

5 earn All-AZ Academic
MESA, Ariz. – Five of Central Arizona College’s outstanding students have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team.

Dinner & a free celestial show
COOLIDGE, Ariz. - Central Arizona College and Sodexho, the food service provider for the institution, are teaming up to offer an evening of affordable family dining and a free show that are both out of this world.

Open House April 8-10
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College will host a series of Spring Open House events April 8-10 on its three campuses located throughout the Pinal County Community College District.

Book club at Signal Peak
COOLIDGE (SIGNAL PEAK CAMPUS), Ariz. – The Central Arizona College library and Honors Program is combining efforts to offer a book club at the institution’s Signal Peak Campus.

Astronomy night at The Peak
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Astronomy Night at the Peak returns to Central Arizona College April 4 when Wayne Pryor presents Saturn and its Moons and Katy Wilkins inflates STARLAB for an inside look of the Arizona nighttime sky.

More than 75 vendors at Senior Fair
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – People looking for arts and crafts will find a variety at the 33rd Annual Pinal Gila Senior Fair and Fiesta Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus.

Join RV park, adult community listserve
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – With winter visitors scurrying about the valley taking advantage of the beautiful weather, Central Arizona College is looking to partner with the activity directors and owners of area recreational vehicle parks and adult communities in a mutually beneficial, cost-free way.

CAC scholarship opportunities
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Free tour of Cambodia
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Two Central Arizona College professors and the institution’s Honors Program are teaming up to host a free community event this Thursday, March 27, entitled Same, Same, but Different highlighting the country of Cambodia.

CAC LPGA Volunteers
GOLD CANYON, Ariz. – When Lorena Ochoa captured the 2007 Safeway International LPGA event in March of 2007, she was one of 35 professional women’s players to finish under par on the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club course.

Beginning Firearms, Concealed Weapons class
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Community Education program is offering a firearms class for residents who need to renew their license or for those who are applying for a permit for the first time.

Lunch, conversation with C.A.L.L.
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Do you know geocaching?
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learners program is inviting the public to participate in its All About Geocaching event in March at Central’s Superstition Mountain campus in Apache Junction.

Bumsted Perry joins Central
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College has named Dr. Gaye Bumsted Perry the new dean for lifelong learning and education.

Central's Spring Chautauqua
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – The Central Arizona College Honors Program will present its Spring Chautauqua Symposium entitled Science & Politics, Science & Health – Beyond the Mainstream Consciousness on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the institution’s Signal Peak Campus near Coolidge.

Zumba Fitness
ORACLE, Ariz. – Zumba Fitness is coming back to Oracle this March thanks to Central Arizona College and Pat Dolan.

Sharon Corrigan offering Reiki classes
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – The Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program is offering Reiki workshops in February and March with local Reiki Master Sharon Corrigan at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction.

C.A.L.L. Mental Aerobics
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learners program is offering a series entitled Mental Aerobics designed to keep the mind sharp, promote community, and introduce residents to C.A.L.L.

Opera comes to SMC
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learners member Bette Jones will bring her experience with the Arizona Opera to Central’s Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction.

FFA Field Day results
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Flowing Wells High School captured five first-place finishes at the 2008 South Central Dean Merrell Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by Central Arizona College, taking home the most blue ribbons and plaques in the competition.

Vaquera track & field preview
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Central Arizona College head women’s track and field coach Tony Dougherty is trying for the double-trifecta in 2008.

Terri Ackland earns dean position
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College has promoted Terri Millison Ackland to dean of arts and social sciences.

Hansel & Gretel return to The Pence March 8 & 9
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Cass Foster knows how to present drama. Central Arizona College’s professor of theater loves taking old tales and twisting them into modern-day versions that make for more meaningful storytelling.

Time travel in Eastern Pinal County
ORACLE, Ariz. – Walking side-by-side with Sarah Luchetta through the eastern region of Pinal County is a better anthropologic experience than eating popcorn in front of the History Channel’s latest excursion into the past.

33rd Pinal Gila Senior Fair
COOLIDGE, Ariz. - Reservations are now being accepted for vendor space at the 33rd Annual Pinal Gila Senior Fair and Fiesta scheduled for Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus.

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