Pathways Poster


Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, 95% of MJC classes are being taught on-line for both Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.
For class information, refer to your Canvas class link below

Have questions regarding college? 
(financial aid, finding classes, tutoring, etc.)

Contact one of Success Coaches in the east or West Campus Pathways Center

health services: free food/meals, resource info

'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’ 
click here for details on how to log onto Canvas for the first time



 extra credit opportunities
(for current semester opportunities check your canvas modules) 
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. 
Student Health Services Healthy Living talks

varied days and locations 

Wed, 18 Sept-1:00-2:00pm: Bystander Intervention Class (Sierra Hall 137):  Film and discussion abut bystander Intervention and strategies

Tues, 24 Sept-12:00-1:00pm: Question, Persuade, Refer (CAT 116 [East campus]) Recognize someone at risk for suicide and learn how to refer to an appropriate resource

Tues, 8 October-11:00-12:00: Intimate Partner Violence (Sierra 204)  

Wed, 23 October-11:00-12:00: Suicide Prevention (Sierra 204)
Recognize someone at risk for suicide and learn how to refer to an appropriate resources

Tues, 29 October-12:00-1:00: Beyond the Pill: Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (Cat 116 [east campus])

Thursday, 7 November-12:00-1:00: Stress Less! (CAT 116 [east campus])

Thursday 14 November-3:00-4:00: A Guide to Body and Sex Positivity (Cat 116 [east campus])

Wed, 23 October-11:00-12:00: Suicide Prevention (Sierra 204)
Recognize someone at risk for suicide and learn how to refer to an appropriate resources

Science Colloquium Talks

Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
previous talks:  
click here for the Spring 2019 topics poster

11 Sept: Plug Your Ride: Should You Buy an Electric Vehicle?
This talk will discuss everything from charging your car to the environmental benefits of not using a combustion engine.

18 Sept: The Best of the Breast: An Update on Breastfeeding Practices in the USA
Breastfeeding is not just a lifestyle decision but an investment in health. After its decline in the 70s and 80s, breastfeeding is on the rise in the United States. This informative presentation will provide a global picture of the breastfeeding practices trends in the last 20 years.

25 Sept: Plagues: Then and Now
Infectious disease outbreaks have ravaged the planet throughout the ages inevitably shaping history: ending wars, starting wars and decimating populations. During this presentation we will take a look at some of those events and talk about future potential outbreaks.

2 October: Rancher to Rancher: Using Livestock to Regenerate California Grasslands
This talk will provide an overview of how to use livestock to regenerate ecosystem function in California grasslands by mimicking historic grazing regimes of native ungulates. Kent will describe the Rancher to Rancher Network, the history of its development and the progress of R2R throughout California since 2013.

9 October: Organics Recycling & Modesto City Program
What is happening in the global recycling market, commercial recycling laws affecting businesses in California and how does it relate to Modesto? In addition, Ms. Rice will highlight what recycling programs Modesto offers its residents and what we are doing to combat illegal dumping and residential green can contamination.

16 October: All Marine Creatures Great and Small: Whale Sharks to Pigmy Seahorses
The marine environments of the Philippine archipelago are one of the premier biodiversity hotspots on the planet and the coral reef systems of this island nation have yet to experience significant episodes of coral bleaching or die-off. Using both still photography and video imagery, we will experience “close encounters” with weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit this underwater realm.

23 October: The Good, the Bad, and the “Bugly”
Insects are often labeled as “good” or “bad.” This presentation aims to challenge this stereotype. Come discover the important roles that insects play in the world and see a collection of insects you might find in your own backyard.

30 October: The Range of Modern Telescopes
Modern telescopes range over the entire electromagnetic spectrum. This presentation includes examples of telescopes from radio to gamma ray, with explanations and images.

6 November: Sounds of Silence
Hearing impairments and solutions will be discussed. Denise will also talk about her journey being profoundly deaf from birth and receiving cochlear implants. A sign language interpreter will be provided.

13 November: Nuclear Power Needs to be Part of Our Nation’s Carbon Policies
Mr. Hopf will explain nuclear power’s important role in reducing CO2 emissions, and will discuss policy changes that will be necessary to prevent nuclear plant closures. Closure of a significant number of nuclear plants will neutralize the global warming benefits of renewable energy, resulting in little to no progress on reducing power-sector CO2 emissions.

27 November: World AIDS Day: An Update
Nearly 40 years ago AIDS was an inevitable death sentence. Despite billions on research, no vaccine has yet been created but with powerful drugs it is now a “chronic disease.” Millions have died from AIDS yet two have been cured. What is AIDS’ future?

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 
click here for the  presentation poster with additional details

Friday, Sept. 27: Brandon Wood, LLNL, Heading Towards a Hydrogen-Powered Future.  Hydrogen contains the highest energy content by weight of any substance on Earth, making it an ideal energy carrier for next-generation transportation and electric grid storage. Dr. Wood will discuss the promises, challenges, and opportunities for realizing a hydrogen-powered future, which is fast becoming a reality today.

Friday, Oct. 25: West Campus MSR Student Center. Shahir Masri, U.C. Irvine, Elevating the Climate Conversation Beyond Debate, Dr. Masri has written an authoritative yet approachable book dispelling 50 misunderstandings about climate change that still confuse many in the public and some politicians.

Friday, Nov. 22: Robert McGrew, M.D., The Overwhelming Importance of Vaccinations for Public Health.  Many in the public seem to have forgotten the lethal pandemics of Plague, Smallpox, Measles and others that killed so many millions of humans before vaccinations against them were developed. When 95% of a population group is vaccinated against an infectious disease, the group has ‘Herd Immunity’ and the number of infections plummets.  Current outbreaks of measles have hit ‘Herds’ inadequately immunized. Dr. McGrew will show a short movie he has made about the measles vaccine and discuss the dangerous gamble that so many families are making when they go unvaccinated. He will explain the origin of the myth that vaccines cause autism.

Friday, Dec. 6: Paul E. Lenze, Jr., Northern Ariz.Univ., Syrian Forced Migration & Public Health in the European Union. Since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011, more than 400,000 people have been killed and millions displaced.  This talk examines the causes of the Syrian Civil War and the impact of migration on public health in the Middle East and Europe. Awarded an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the National Society of Leadership and Success!  


 General presentation flyer
Thursday nights 7:00-9:00pm - Forum 110-East Campus

OCT 24Healing Justice Healing Justice explores the history and impact of the current justice system on communities of color. By focusing on issues of personal, interpersonal, community, and generational trauma, the
film addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the
importance of healing and restorative practices in a variety of community sectors. 

NOV 7 Heath Flora, California State Assembly Member As a member of the California State Assembly, Heath Flora (Republican) represents the 12th district—portions of both San Joaquin and Stanislaus County, including parts of Modesto and neighboring cities such as Riverbank, Oakdale, Escalon, Turlock, Manteca, and more. Come hear him speak and let him know your thoughts on local issues that matter to you 

NOV 21Personal Statement Personal Statement follows high school seniors trying to beat the odds by becoming the very resource they wish were more widely available: college counselors. The film focuses on the impact of peer counselors and the challenges of students attempting to navigate their way through the unfamiliar terrain of the college admissions process and beyond.

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.