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Welcome to Dr. Shrock's home page for HE-110
This info will be updated for fall 2017 late August

Have questions regarding college (financial aid, finding classes, tutoring, etc.)?
contact one of Success Coaches in the east or West Campus Pathways Center


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

Check your grades and upload your Health Research Project via:   https://modesto.instructure.com/login/canvas
click here for details on how to log onto Canvas for the first time



Spring 2017 extra credit opportunities 

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. 

Spr'17 Student Health Services Healthy Living talks
All Thursdays  - click here for full presentation flyer

9 February – Psychosis: Sierra Hall 129 (west) 12:00-1:00pm: Christine Arbguelles will present on psychosis which includes early detection, treatment, stigma reduction, and information about services via LIFE Path.

23 February – Domestic Violence: CAT 213 (east) (between gym and Student Services on Coldwell) 12:00-1:00pm: Janette Garcia from Modesto’s Haven Center will discuss domestic violence, causes, cycle of violence, signs, and Haven Services.

9 March - Learning Disabilities: CAT 213  (east) (between gym and Student Services on Coldwell) 10:00-11:00am: Do you think you have a learning disability what challenges your success in college?  Investigate specific learning disabilities and how you can determine whether you should be tested, and study strategies to help students with specific learning disabilities.

30 March - Stress Less: 
CAT 213  (east) (between gym and Student Services on Coldwell) 1:00-3:00pm: 

Retired Dean of Counseling Derek Warring will talk on how to reduce the stress in your life. You will learn how to recognize the sign of stress and gain strategies on how to effectively mange it.

6 AprilIntegrative Restoration: CAT 213 (east) (between gym and Student Services on Coldwell) 1:00-3:00pm: Dr. Lonita Cordova will present iRest Yoga Nidra Mediation which is a research based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, which is currently being used in VA hospitals and clinics.  iRest effectively reduce PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency, while  increasing resiliency and well-being.


2017 Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115,
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
previous talks: https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1EH5 

Feb. 22 - Anthony Presto, Outreach Representative, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, How Clean is the Air We Breathe? 

Mar. 1 - Richard Anderson, MJC Biology Professor Emeritus, Earth's 6th    Extinction... is Actually the 7th

Mar. 8 – TBA

Mar. 15 – Elizabeth McInnes, MJC Biology Professor, An Update on Climate Change

Mar. 29 – Sarah E.J. Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP, “Career Opportunites for Speech-Language Pathologist, Another High Demand Allied Health Profession”

Apr. 12 – Earth Day Film – Title TBA

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

click here for a list by subject of interesting previous talks 

April 7: Dr. Amrith Gunasekera from the Calif. Dept. of Food and Agriculture will talk about the effects of climate change on agriculture (with a focus on California).


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

23 March - Resilience  
Subtitled The Biology of Stress and the Science of HopeResilience looks at studies that suggest adverse childhood experiences (such as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse) may contribute to major health problems in adulthood, but the film especially focuses on pioneers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare that it sees as inspirational models of preventative medical care. 
After the film will be a discussion with guest speakers Laurie Prusso Hatch and Nicole Neri. Laurie Prusso Hatch is a retired MJC Professor of Child Development. Her work focuses on emotional and social development in young children and all human beings

Click here for a trailer of the film

2 March - Beginning Again: Syrian Refugees Settle in Modesto  
ABC World News with David Muir follows a Syrian refugee family on their journey from Syria, to Jordan, and finally to Modesto. See the episode, meet the family, hear from those involved in their resettlement, and join a discussion on a response to refugees in the community.

9 March - 13th  
Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery “except as a punishment for crime,” this film examines the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States, arguing that slavery hasn’t disappeared—it’s transformed into a system of mass incarceration.

16 March - Marginalized in America: A Continuing Conversation 
* This event will be held in the Cafeteria in the Student Center, East Campus
This event builds on previous CEP events centered on continuing the dialogue on issues related to tensions between diverse communities and law enforcement. This event will focus on the historical criminalization of people of color emphasized in the film 13th (shown on March 9th). Guest speakers will build on issues from that film and allow for audience discussion throughout the event in small groups with trained dialogue facilitators.

6 April- Before the Flood  
Before the Flood follows Leonardo DiCaprio, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, as he travels the globe speaking with scientists, activists, and world leaders about climate change. The film focuses on how climate change affects the environment and what society can do about it. 

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.