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Fall 2018 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.
Wed, 19 Sept - Human Trafficking 101 - 3:00-4:00pm CAT 213 (east) Join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training from local nonprofit Without Permission. They will be discussing the issue in our community as well as how you can stay safe from the dangers of human trafficking.
Thurs, 11 October - Stress Less - 12:00-1:00pm Muir 155 (west) Join us and learn how to reduce the stress in your life. You will learn how to recognize the signs of stress and gain techniques that you can use to effectively manage it.
Thurs, 25 October - Alcohol Abuse - 3:00-4:00pm - CAT 116 (east) Alcoholic beverages are legal and socially acceptable in our society. Alcohol, however, has the potential to negatively impact your life and the lives around you. This presentation will allow for discussion around alcohol use and the effects it can have on human performance.
Thurs, 8 November - Birth Control - 12:00-1:00pm - Muir 155 (west) Many of us have misperceptions about birth control, use it inconsistently and have limited knowledge about the most effective methods. This presentation will provide you with up-to-date information on long lasting, highly effective and reversible contraception.
Thurs, 29 November - Cannabis Use - 3:00-4:00pm - CAT 116 (east) Does marijuana cure cancer? Is marijuana a “gateway” drug? Is there a risk of addiction when using marijuana? With so many questions surrounding the use of marijuana, it is hard to separate the facts from the myths. Join us for an informative presentation where your participation is encouraged.
Thurs, 5 October, 5:30-7:30pm, Forum 110 (east): Joslyn Gaines-Vanderpool presents "Live Now! The Power of Being You! Brave, Bold, and Beautiful" Well known motivation speaker speak to us all on how to better live our potential.
Sept. 26 Javier Castillon, Ph.D., Duarte Nursery: Clonal Propagation of Rootstocks for Fruit and Nut Trees
Oct. 10 Dr. Seang Seng: Cambodian Killing Fields
Oct. 17 Peter Drekmeier, Tuolumne River Trust: The Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan - Our Last Best Hope to Restore the Delta and Rivers that Feed It
Oct. 24 Emily Malsam & Nathan Bento, Professors, MJC Literature & Language Arts: Gothic Horror: A New World of Gods and Monsters--19th Century Science and Science Fiction
Nov. 7 Mike McGraw, Park Ranger, New Melones Recreation Resource Branch, Bureau of Reclamation, Alien Invaders: Invasive Species
Nov. 14 Karen Sweet, Executive Director, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition; Theresa Becchetti, Livestock & Natural Resource Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension: Vernal Pools: Fairy Shrimp and Tiger Salamander Need Cows
Nov. 28 Bobby Hutchison, MJC Behavioral Scientist, World AIDS Day: An Update
Modesto Area Science Project
Friday 28 Sept: Black Holes, Exploding Stars, and the Cosmic Origins of the Elements:
Friday, 16 November: Heading towards a Hydrogen Powered Future: Dr. Brandon Woods discusses Hydrogen as the nextgen energy source.
Friday, 7 December - starts at 6:00pm: The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Plan Meltdown and the Consequences. Dr. Sergi Samborski discuses the evacuation of children and their physiological and physical rehabilitation in camps in the Crimea.
Thursday, 4 October - 6:00pm in Sierra 132 (West): Ballot Issues-Pros/Cons
Monday, 8 October - 6:00pm in MSR (Student Centre-West): Congressional candidate Josh Harder debate - Q&A
Tuesday, 9 October - 6:00pm in Forum 110 (east): YCCD Board of Trustees Forum
Thursday, 18 October - 7:00pm in Forum 110 (east): Human Flood- Visually stunning film depicting the millions of people who flee countries with domestic natural and political strife.
Thursday, 1 November - 7:00pm in Forum 110 (east): Temple Grandin film. Story of an autistic women who earned a PhD and developed more humane methods of handling cattle.
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.
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