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

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Fall 2018 extra credit opportunities 
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  - click here for full presentation flyer

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.

Humanities Talks

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.
Click here for additional information

Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
previous talks:  
click here for the Fall'18 topics poster

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
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 Fall'18 presentation poster with additional details

Friday 28 Sept: Black Holes, Exploding Stars, and the Cosmic Origins of the Elements:
Anthropologist Dr. Holly Moyes speaks to Life's origins.
click here for additional info

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.

Election presentation flyer | General presentation flyer

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.
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.