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'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’ 

Check your grades and upload your Health Research Project via:
click here for details on how to log onto Canvas for the first time



Spring 2018 extra credit opportunities 
events will be posted as semester progresses

Throughout the semester there are free health related seminars which will enhance your understanding of current topics.  To earn 20 points (100 points maximum) you must attend one or several of these seminars and turn into Dr. Shrock a 5x8 card signed by the presenter with a one-sided summation of what you learned. 
Saturday, 21 April 9:00am-12:00noon - Tuolumne River Clean-up
Reminder about Operation 9-2-99, our project to clean up the Tuolumne River through Modesto and promote recreation opportunities.  The next cleanup is on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00am-Noon.  This is a Love Modesto event so please attend the kick-off festival and rally in downtown Modesto first before coming to the cleanup location.  There will be free shirts, food, prizes, and a chance to see the great impact this event has on our community.  We will meet at The Hut on B St. between 7th St. and 9th St behind the furniture store on the north bank of the river close to downtown.  Tell a friend, a family member, a classmate, a church or club or team member, a neighbor, or a co-worker that we need them.  Direct them to the website for all forms at

Spring 2018 Student Health Services Healthy Living talks
Varied days and locations  - click here for full presentation flyer

1 February (Thurs, 1:00-2:00pm in CAT 110 (east) - HOPE - Heather Duval of the Family Justice Center - find out how the center offers compassion and hope for victims of elder abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence.

15 February  (Thurs, 12:00-1:00pm, Music 111 (east) LAUGHING MATTERS - Derek Warring, MJC Counselor  - Learn how humor can help you deal with stress and challenges of daily life.  Goal is to help you put things into perspective, plus provide usable tools to help handle difficult situations.

15 March (Thurs, 12:00-1:00pm, Music 111 (east) DISABILITY AWARENESS - MJC Disability Counselors will speak to services and accommodations available to maximize academic success and enrich campus exsperiences.

20 March (Tues, 12:00-1:00pm, Music 111 (east) POST-TRAMATIC STRESS - Randal Reyes, MJC Veterans Services, Learn about coping and changes caused by post-tramitic stress from sexual  trauma to military service.

5 April (Thurs, 12:00-1:00pm, Music 111 (east)  LGBT AWARENESS - Learn various acronyms as we have an indepth discussion about the LGBTQ culture.

19 April (Thurs, 12:00-1:00pm, Music 111 (east)  BIRTH CONTROL - Explore the misconception about birth control, use it incorrectly and have limited knowledge about the most effective methods.  The presentation will provide up-to-date information on the most effective forms of birth control.


Spring 2018 Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
previous talks:  

Jan. 24 - Deborah Laffranchini, MJC Professor, Child Development, Teaching Children with Autism, in the U.S. & Abroad

Feb. 7  - James Hopf, Nuclear Engineer, Reducing Global Warming Emissions- What is the Best Policy?

Next Wednesday - Science Colloquium: 

Feb. 21 – John Gerling, Engineer. Microwaves: Are We Nuking (Microwaving) Ourselves?

Feb. 28  - Krista Thongphanh, Molecular Biologist, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, From MJC to Pharmaceutical Research: My Career Path

Apr 11 – Climate Change Documentary: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, sponsored by M.J.C. Civic Engagement Project


Modesto Area Science Project
Fridays evenings from 7:30pm in Sierra 132 (West Campus)

23 February - Dr. M Jackson - The Secrect Lives of Icelandic Glaciers
This National Geographic and TEDx speaker has spent years researching glaciers and thier interactions with people and climate change

16 March - Dr. Lori Silverstein - Is My Pill a Drug?
Discussing the regulation of the pharma industry and how the FDA insures reliability in a world of counterfits and inferior foreign products

click here for a list by subject of interesting previous talks 


Thursday Nights, Forum 110, 7:00-9:00PM, MJC East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Open to the Public Free of Charge 

Dreamers and DACA – February 15
In recent years, there have been efforts at immigration reform in America, such as the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). However, the DREAM Act failed to pass in congress, and DACA has been rescinded--though that rescission has been met with legal challenges in courts. So where are we now, and what support is available to today’s undocumented students?

Homeless in Modesto – March 22
The 2017 Stanislaus homeless count tallied 1,661 people (including 243 children), and last year approximately 40 homeless people died in our county. Homeless in Modesto puts a face to some of our homeless, showcases some community groups helping them, examines some root causes, and indicates ways residents can help address this complex and costly issue. Following the one-hour film will be a panel discussion with a homeless man now housed, a representative of a local homeless helping agency, and the film team.

Learning Resource Center Workshops
Throughout the semester the library/learning resource center offers 2 hour workshops on citation in MLA and/or researching strategies. There are additional workshops as well, but I will grant credit for either of these two.
click here for all workshop times and locations


Discover Yosemite National Park: (click here for the Yosemite NP website)
Travel 2 hours to Yosemite National Park and discover it's wonders and earn 20 points, even if you have been before! To earn the extra credit, bring you car admission receipt ($30.00) and write on one side of a 5x8 card on what you experienced.