Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day everyone! To commemorate this day that comes around only once every four years, let me know how you are celebrating. I'm celebrating by working. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Celebrate African-American history, learn college prep skills Saturday

Are you an African-American parent of a child who wants to learn more about going to college or connect with your community? Or are you an African-American young person who wants to learn life skills and plan for college? TCC/NAACP will hold the annual Youth Helping Youth conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at TCC's Northeast Campus. To learn more, watch: Diversity Dialogue.

P.S. Watch more with Tony Alonso, dean of diversity and civic engagement, at 8:30 a.m. on KTUL (channel 8) on Wednesday.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Forbes: Highest paying two-year degree jobs in the US

Check out this article from Forbes about the highest-paying two-year degree jobs in the U.S., all of which you can prepare for here at TCC! It highlights how much money you can make as a registered nurse, dental hygienist, computer support specialistengineering technologist and more. Good to know!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'Dead Man Walking' story told in new art form: Opera

"Dead Man Walking," a best-selling book and Oscar-nominated film, has been transformed into an opera that our own Tulsa Opera will perform. If you're thinking, "Umm...., opera's not for me," this is a great opportunity to hear something you can understand (it's sung in English) with an inspirational storyline. In case you don't know, "Dead Man Walking" is a true story written by Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who became the spiritual adviser of a man on death row. That experience influenced her in becoming an advocate to end the death penalty.

What's the TCC connection? The composer, Jake Heggie, will discuss his work on this piece during a special "Inside Composer's Studio" event at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Center for Creativity on TCC's Metro Campus. Heggie will take you behind the scenes of this drama that tells the story of a woman's journey to help a convicted murderer find his way to truth and redemptive love.

Tulsa Opera presents "Dead Man Walking" in Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 25
7:30 p.m. March 2
2:30 p.m. March 4