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

Click here for financial aid/scholarship information:
initial deadline is 1 Nov, and final deadline for scholarships is 16 Dec



 '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



Fall 2016 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. 

Student Health Services Healthy Living talks

 Fal-16 Health Center talks

2016 Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115,
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm
previous talks: https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1EH5 

Sept. 7           C. V. Allen, M.D., "Diagnosing our Medical System’s Ills"

Sept. 21         Debbie Laffranchini, Autism:  Genes and Neurobiology, OH MY!

Sept. 28         Regina Hirsch, Sierra Watershed Progressive CEO, Conserving Residential Water: Gray                             Water, Cisterns and More

Oct.  12          Laurie Hatch, MJC Child Dev. (Ret) "Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Early Trauma                             Affects our Brains, our Bodies and Our Lives"

Oct.  19         David Martin, MJC Anatomy/Physiology Professor, "Medical Applications of 3D Printing"

Oct.  26         Emily Basnight, MJC and CSU Stan Economics student:  “Pricing Carbon: Cap and Trade or                        Fee and Dividend- Which is Best?

Nov.  9          Des Orsinelli, Brown Caldwell Engineer “Notes on the cost to save the world (Or what would                      a ‘tax’ on carbon really cost us?)”

Nov.  16        Roland Nyegaard, M.D., “Dying well--magical thinking or possible?

Nov.  30        Bobby Hutchison, MJC Professor, World AIDS Day



Modesto Area Science Project
Fridays evenings from 7:30pm
no related Fall 2016 talks

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 

6 Ocotber: Water in the Central Valley: Lloyd Carter Lecture 
Lloyd Carter has worked for decades as a reporter specializing in water issues. He has written for United Press International and The Fresno Bee, and he has also taught water law at San Joaquin College of Law. Currently, he serves as President of the California Save Our Streams Council and hosts a monthly radio show on environmental issues. Carter claims that Central Valley industrial agriculture has enriched a few but has ruined air quality, killed rivers, polluted drinking water aquifers, nearly annihilated the Delta, and has destroyed one of Mother Nature's rarest creations, an inland desert marsh.

20 October: Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
Who gets hired at high-tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook? This documentary reveals significant gaps in diversity at such places and focuses on an important question: if the work of computer scientists drives our future but lacks diverse input, what can be done to bridge the digital divide and make the fertile fields of Silicon Valley more inviting for women and under-represented minorities?

3 November: Black in America: A Continuing Conversation
* This event will be held in the Cafeteria in the Student Center, East Campus
Based on a number of questions from the audience at last semester’s event, this event will look more deeply into the problems between law enforcement and diverse communities by focusing on historical and cultural factors that impact current tensions. Guest speakers from both law enforcement and the community will share research-based historical and cultural information and allow for audience discussion throughout the event in small groups with trained dialogue facilitators.

 17 November: Drone
The use of military drones has become one the biggest controversies in modern warfare, and this film takes a critical look at the issue from a number of angles, arguing that drones have come to represent a new kind of battlefield, where civilians in strike zones live in constant fear but can seem like little more than pixels in a video game to those carrying out remote-controlled attacks.

1 December: Paper Tigers
This documentary follows the lives of students and staff at an alternative high school that has changed its approach and has become an inspiration for other institutions. The school embraced a less punitive and more supportive way of serving its students after it gained new insights about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)—such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse—and the effects these traumatic events can have on a student’s education.

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.