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College in Colorado announces the return of College Friday in 2015 on April 17, encouraging everyone across the state to wear the gear of their favorite college or university on this day in support of our youth.

Participating in College Friday is as simple as wearing your favorite college or university attire at work, home and play.  The goal of College Friday is to show support for our Colorado students and spark discussions about higher education.  By taking part in College Friday, you can set an example about the important role that higher education has had in your success.

Wear your gear...show your pride!


Student Affairs will host an alcohol awareness water pong tournament on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day on the West Patio.

Grab a friend and sign up at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820).  How much is really consumed during a normal game of beer pong?  What you don’t know can hurt you.  Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of poor health, injuries, violence, liver disease and some types of cancer.  Be informed and make good decisions about consuming adult beverages.  The “winners” of each game - water pong, quarters and flip cup - will earn an opportunity to defeat Mario Kart with beer goggles on.  Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team.

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact Student Affairs at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


Student Affairs will host an alcohol awareness Mario Kart tournament on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, beginning at 11:00 a.m. both days on the West Patio.

Grab a friend and sign up at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820).  How much is really consumed during a normal game of beer pong?  What you don’t know can hurt you.  Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of poor health, injuries, violence, liver disease and some types of cancer.  Be informed and make good decisions about consuming adult beverages.  The “winners” of each game - water pong, quarters and flip cup - will earn an opportunity to defeat Mario Kart with beer goggles on.  Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team.

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact Student Affairs at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


The Sustainability Club will host a clothing swap on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days in the Second Floor Student Lounge.

Donate used clothing and shop for something new.  Unclaimed clothing will be donated.

Most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time.  It is estimated that 2.5 billion pounds of clothing ended up in landfills last year.  Clean out your closet today and recycle your slightly-worn clothes and accessories.

For more information, please contact Lori Tigner at lori.tigner@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5781.


The Sustainability Club will host a clothing swap on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days in the Second Floor Student Lounge.

Donate used clothing and shop for something new.  Unclaimed clothing will be donated.

Most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time.  It is estimated that 2.5 billion pounds of clothing ended up in landfills last year.  Clean out your closet today and recycle your slightly-worn clothes and accessories.

For more information, please contact Lori Tigner at lori.tigner@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5781.


Undecided about your major or career path?  Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Workshop on Friday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Room M2070.

  • Explore career options
  • Research career information
  • Create an action plan
  • Career assessments include:
    • Strong Interest Inventory
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Registration and pre-assessment is required.  This workshop is free for students.  Fee is $55 for ACC alumni.  Register through ACC Career Connect or the Career & Transfer Center.

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Career and Transfer Center at careers@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5805.


Writers Studio
at ACC will host Art of Story Structure with Kona Morris on Thursday, April 9, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Rock Campus.

Please RSVP to writerstudio@arapahoe.edu.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathryn Winograd at kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5815.


Arapahoe Community College will host an early childhood professionals celebration on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an enjoyable evening reconnecting with colleagues and learning about new industry trends.  Early Childhood Education (ECE) industry partners in attendance will include the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Invest in Kids, the Arapahoe & Douglas County Library Districts, TEACH Scholarship, Qualistar, Licensing and early childhood councils.  Representatives from ACC's Library and Academic Advising office will also be on hand.

The celebration will also include an early childhood job fair from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., and the festivities will include refreshments and door prizes.  This event is free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary), and free parking is available in all campus lots.  All participants at this workshop will earn 2.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Schedule of events:
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Brian Conly, Deputy Director of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood (OEC), will speak on embracing change (Waring Theatre)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - job fair (Half Moon - Room M1800)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - breakout sessions (Multi-Purpose Room - M1900): Educational Pathways to Success and Partnership Pathways to Success

NAEYCThis event will be held in conjunction with “Week of the Young Child”, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The purpose of the celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.  This year’s “Week of the Young Child” celebration will be April 12-18 and the theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners.

For more information, please contact Kristin Habicht, ACC Early Childhood Education Department Chair, at kristin.habicht@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5924.


AARP Colorado will present information about the new healthcare law and medicare on Wednesday, April 8, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Library & Learning Commons.

Do you have questions about what the healthcare law means for you?  By understanding what is in the law, you can get the most out of your healthcare and Medicare coverage.

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the ACC Student Affairs Office at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


The Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition opening reception will be held this evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  The exhibit runs through April 14.

painting by Zacharie RuhterThe juror for this exhibit will be Heritage Fine Art Guild 1st Vice President Beatrice Drury.  Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.  Hours of operation:

MONDAY - FRIDAY:  Noon - 5:00 p.m. (open Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.)
SATURDAY / SUNDAY:  closed

ACC studio art students submitted 283 entries for this exhibit, and 201 were selected for display.  The 2015 submissions and accepted entries proved to be double the amount from 2014.  Heritage Fine Art Guild provided $250 in awards for ACC students, and many of the submissions were selected to be displayed in other local galleries.  The Steve Adams Gallery, a commercial gallery in downtown Littleton, selected 12 pieces, and Littleton Adventist Hospital selected 22 pieces for its Healing Arts program.

The Colorado Gallery of the Arts is located on the first floor of the ACC Annex building at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton (map).  For more information about the Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition, please contact Trish Sangelo at trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu.