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


Upload your project and check your grades via:  https://yccd.blackboard.com/ 

Interesting website addressing challenges facing college freshmen students concerning diet, weight gain and lack of exercise: http://www.freshman15.com/
Great resource library for all your health information and self-action project resources at McHenry Village, Modesto: click here for info link, or refer to:  www.suttergould.org/mainolibrary
Fall'14 Extra Credit Opportunities 
Throughout the semester there are 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. 

Science Colloquium Talks
Science Building, Room 115, West Campus, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

new: Friday, 17 Oct: 7:30 pm, Sierra Hall 132 (West Campus): 'ADHD: Models, Myths and Medication'
Dr. Lawrence Diller, an expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, will present this free talk intended for people over 13.  He has written several books on this subject including Remembering Ritalin.   For more information, please visit: http://docdiller.com/http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/lawrencediller.md

Wed, 22 Oct: Jessica Blois, UC Merced, "Paleoecology: Environments and Climate Change in the Past"

Wed, 5 Nov: Sue Vang and Nick Lupis, Californians Against Waste: "Recycling and Waste Reduction in CA: A Discussion About Composting, Plastic Pollution, and More”

Wed, 12 Nov: Roldand Nyegaard, MD: “Medical Education in Modesto”

Wed, 3 Dec: Lee DeLano, Engineer, “MID’s Canal System: How It Works and Who is Paying for It”


Thursday Nights, Forum 110, 7PM, MJC East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Open to the Public Free of Charge
click here for detailed information of films

  • Inequality for All             (September 25)                               

In an effort to raise awareness about the widening income gap in America, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich directs attention to important questions about economic inequality: why it exists, what effects it can have, and why we should care about it.

  • Documented                      (October 16)                     

Documented follows the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigration-reform activist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a 2011 New York Times article. In the film, Vargas shares moving examples from his own life and family history to illustrate his view that our immigration system needs to be changed.

  • G-Dog                                   (October 23)                     

This film showcases the work of Father Gregory Boyle (aka “G-Dog”), the founder of Homeboy Industries, which has helped to redirect the lives of thousands of gang members in Los Angeles by offering them a second chance and by operating on the premise that “nothing stops a bullet like a job.”

  • The House I Live In          (November 6)                  

In The House I Live In, writer and director Eugene Jarecki contends that racial, political, and economic motives have shaped America’s drug policies and that the War on Drugs is a misguided battle that hurts our communities more than helps them.

  • The Crash Reel                  (November 20)               

The Crash Reel follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce during an unforgettable chapter in his life. A tragic accident occurs, and the film becomes focused on a critical issue in today’s sports: traumatic brain injury.

Health Services Wellness Talks
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Thursday, 25 Sept 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
New Trendy Types of Tobacco: 
Ana Astorga, Stanislaus County Health Services

Thursday, 2 October 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
The Puzzle of Why-Dealing with Eating Disorders: Gwen Poggi, MFT, Eating Recovery Center of California

new: Thursday, 16 October: 6:00-8:00pm in the Forum Building, room 102, (East Campus) Suicide Awareness Workshop The public is invited to participate in this free event.
The two-hour training provides participants with a general overview of suicide, recognizing the signs, prevention, intervention strategies and referral process, as well as community resources available in Stanislaus County.
Tim White, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Community Educator, will conduct the workshop.
For more information on the Suicide Awareness Workshop call Professor of Human Services Kimberly Kennard, Ph.D., at (209) 575-6864.

Thursday, 30 October 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
ObamaCare The 'Affordable Health Care Act' and You: 
panel for the Stanislaus Community Health Services Office

Thursday, 6 November 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
Immunizations for College Students? Amy Origel-Jenkins, Health Services Agency

Thursday, 20 November 1:00-2:00pm Founders Hall 251 (east campus)
Stress Less, Derek Warring MFT, former Director of Counseling at Modesto JC
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 ($20.00) and write on one side of a 5x8 card on what you experienced.