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Spring Plant Sale: April 7 - May 2

The PCC Horticulture Technology Program is holding its Spring Plant sale at the PCC Greenhouse through the month of April.  There are lots of new things in the collection this year - mixed planters and hanging baskets, hanging Gro-bags, perennial and annual bedding plants, vegetables and herbs.

The hours are Monday-Friday, April 7 - May 2, 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday, April 12 and 26, 8 am - 2 pm.

For more information, contact Jerry Pittman at 252-493-7544 or jpittman@email.pittcc.edu.


Poetry Reading and Discussion
featuring John Hoppenthaler - April 21

11:00 a.m. in the Goess Student Center Multipurpose Room.

John Hoppenthaler is a poet, editor, and essayist. He has published two collections of poetry, Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008) and Lives of Water (2003), and coedited a collection of essays about the poet Jean Valentine (2012). For twelve years he served as Poetry Editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Arts; for the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, he edits "A Poetry Congeries."

Among his honors are an Individual Artist Grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Community Council for the Arts, and Residency Fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Elizabeth Bishop House, and the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities. He's currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.

The author's books will be available for purchase and signing after the reading. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by Pitt Community College PCC Arts and Sciences Division PCC English and Humanities Department.


Public Speaking Contest: sign-up deadline is April 21

Sign up if you want to participate in the annual Public Speaking Contest to be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the Goess Multipurpose Rooms from 2-4 p.m. The contest is open to any full time PCC student.

Sign up outside the door of Kelly Jones in ABW 209. The first 12 students to sign up by Monday, April 21, 2014 will be allowed to speak.

$400 in total prize money will be awarded to the top five winners:
1st place = $150
2nd place = $100
3rd place =$75
4th place =$50
5th place=$ 25

The topic for this year's contest is as follows: Over 90% of the countries in the world have an official language. The United States isn't one of them. Coca-Cola's "America the Beautiful" Superbowl ad incited a lively debate about the nation's diversity and the importance of language. Should the United States have an official language at the federal level? If so, which language should be chosen? Select a point of view and support your position with reasons and evidence. You may want to consider the following:


PCC High School Testing Day - April 24

Are you a high school senior planning on attending Pitt Community College? Sign up to take your placement test to avoid long lines in the summer and ensure a shorter testing session.

Three time slots available: 8:30 am • 11:00 am • 1:30 pm
Go to the PCC online scheduler to sign up: www.registerblast.com/pittcc/exam.


PCC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - April 29

Spring is in the air, which means that the Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their spring concert. The concert will take place April 29 at 7:30 PM in Reimage Church (3950 Victory Lane, Winterville).

Music presented will include George Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 and Excerpts from Carmen, Dvorak's Slavonic Dances 1 & 2, Beethoven's Romance for Violin and Orchestra, and Highlights from Beauty and the Beast.

The concert is free to the public, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, please contact R. Michael Stephenson at rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu or (252) 493-7493.


"Dispelling the Myths of Minority Males - Talent Contest" - April 30

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Place: Goess 137/138/139

Next Level will provide a student engagement activity entitled "Dispelling The Myths of Minority Male." This video competition will be open to all enrolled Pitt Community College students, curriculum and continuing education.

Each performance must have creativity and social consciousness in the form of music, acting, or spoken word as examples of delivery that are highly encouraged. Student participants must address one of the following topics related to the image of minority males:


Help with research for student final projects available at library

Are you finishing up your last assignments of the semester?
A librarian will be glad to help you find the sources you need for your research.

Get one-on-one help with research: Ask to make an appointment with a librarian.

Call us: (252) 493-7360

Send an E-mail: pittref@email.pittcc.edu

Stop by: CW Everett Building, 2nd floor, Reference Desk

Reference Chat & FAQs: pittcc.libanswers.com