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Fall Recycling Round-Up held at Richland

2013-Fall-Roundup-PosterRichland College is a host site for the City of Dallas’ 2013 Fall Recycling Round-Up, held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Parking Lot E on the Richland campus.

Residents are invited to drop off a variety of items including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, electronic items, paper, textiles, used cooking oil, scrap metal, tires, batteries, plastic and styrofoam. Household chemicals or paint, building supplies, and furniture or mattresses will not be accepted.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. The Recycling Round-Up will be held rain or shine.


Media Alert: Find out why trash is treasure at Richland College

Richland College students have turned trash into a treasure trove of data about recycling and how campus habits can improve environmental sustainability. They also learned interesting lessons in archeological collection and study of modern refuse and trash as they analyzed what people at Richland discarded in trash receptacles across campus.

WHAT: Students in Introduction to Archaeology, taught by Dr. Lesley Daspit, will present findings and recommendations from their ‘garbology’ research project.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m.  *Live garbology demonstration after the presentation*

WHERE: Room P141 in Pecos Hall at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas
Campus Map — park in Lot E on west side of campus

MORE: Read more on the class blog at richgarbage.tumblr.com

Media Contacts: Jenni Gilmer, jgilmer@dcccd.edu, 940-641-9182 cell
Anitra Cotton, anitracotton@dcccd.edu, 972-693-1712 cell


Richland College seeking part-time faculty members

Richland College will host an adjunct faculty job fair to find qualified people who are interested in teaching part time. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the Sabine Hall atrium. Park in Lots C & D for easy access.

Candidates should bring copies of their curriculum vitae and transcripts to the job fair. To teach credit classes at Richland College, adjunct instructors must hold a master’s degree that includes an 18-hour concentration in a specific teaching discipline. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated based on U.S. standards before they are submitted.

Individuals interested in teaching developmental education courses must have a bachelor’s degree in the subject area or a bachelor’s degree and “significant course work” in the subject at the undergraduate level. They must also have high school or college teaching experience in the subject matter. Graduate-level courses in pedagogy related to the teaching field may be substituted for teaching experience. Additional certifications may be required to teach in certain specialized fields.

For more information, call 972-238-6240. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. Richland College is an equal opportunity institution.


UTD physicist to present at Richland College on Higgs boson discovery
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Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider confirmed on March 14, 2013, they found the Higgs boson, the particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass.

Richland College‘s School of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions presents a lecture by Dr. Joseph M. Izen on “The ATLAS Experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, and the Discovery of a Higgs Boson” at 1 p.m. on May 3 in Sabine Hall, Room SH118.

Dr. Izen, physics professor at The University of Texas at Dallas, is part of a worldwide research team collaborating on the ATLAS experiment, one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), world’s largest atom smasher, located near Geneva, Switzerland.

Since the Higgs boson’s existence was first proposed in 1964, physicists have been searching for the particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass. The Higgs boson is the final missing piece in the so-called Standard Model, which, through more than four decades of experiments, has correctly explained the elementary particles and forces that make up the visible universe.

Compared to other elementary particles, the Higgs boson is massive, so it requires the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the LHC, to generate the extreme level of energy needed to create the particle. Scientists at the LHC confirmed they found the Higgs boson on March 14, 2013.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. For more information, call 972-238-6248.


Camps for young students offered this summer

Richland College is offering two camps this summer for young students. See below for details. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

Richland College STEM Camp 2013
Richland College will once again offer its industry-recognized summer camp to introduce young students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The three-week camp designed for students ages 13-18 will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 10-28, at Richland College. Tuition for STEM Camp is $300. Enrollment is limited to 100 students who must be U.S. citizens or documented residents. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu/engineering/stem for more information and for an application. To register, contact Teresa Lynd at tlynd@dcccd.edu or 972-238-3797, Jocyln Hanson at josshanson@dcccd.edu or 214-890-3849, or Roderick Crowder at rcrowder@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6934.

Richland College Robots-4-U Summer Day Camp
Richland College is hosting three sessions of Robots-4-U summer day camp. Campers ages 7 to 17 will learn science, problem solving, teamwork and technological skills as they build robots. Robots-4-U provides boys and girls a hands-on learning experience for beginner to master levels. Tuition for the five-day camp is $399.95 per camper. Robots-4-U is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weeks of June 10-14, July 22-26 and Aug. 12-16.  Campers need to bring their lunches. Class size is limited. For more information, call 972-782-2503 or visit www.robots-4-u.com/c-richland-college-robotics-day-camp.html.


Free course offered to help improve college math placement scores

Richland College is offering free summer math refresher classes for students wishing to improve their college math Accuplacer test placement scores. Offered in June and July, Summer Math Bridge classes will meet in two-hour blocks during a two-week period. At the conclusion of a class, students will retake the Accuplacer test in an effort to place into a higher-level math course, saving them time and money. Summer Math Bridge is funded by a grant from the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program of the U.S. Dept. of Education. For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/bridgemathgap or email SumIntGrant-RLC@dcccd.edu.


10th Annual Carnival of Steel set for April 20

Richland College will host the 10th annual Carnival of Steel (COS) Festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 20.

The 2013 COS Festival will feature performances by Liam Teague, steel pan recording artist; Jose Aponte, drum set and world percussionist; Shelly Irvine, steel pan and percussion artist, and Peter Mugga, Ugandan world percussionist, with the Richland College Steel Bands. High school, elementary school and college steel bands from around the state will also perform.

Vendors in music and Caribbean cultures will be on-site with food, clothing and other items for sale. The Carnival of Steel is presented by Richland College in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Texas and Dallas West Indies United.

Admission to the day concert at 11 a.m. is free. Tickets for the performance demo at 5:30 p.m. are $5 and tickets for the guest artist evening concert at 8 p.m. are $10.

To purchase tickets in advance, contact Derrick Logozzo at derricklogozzo@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6254. Tickets may also be purchased on-site the day of the performance. For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/carnivalofsteel. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.


Healthy Living Fair on April 24

The Richland College Counseling Center is coordinating a free Healthy Living Fair from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on April 24 in El Paso Hall. More than 20 campus and community organizations representing a wide range of wellness topics are participating in the event. Areas include yoga; alcohol and drug awareness; healthy eating; fitness; and health testing. For more information, contact Julie Hanson at 972-238-3771.

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Richland to host City of Dallas recycling event

Richland College will host the City of Dallas’ 2013 Recycling Spring Round-Up from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 27 in Parking Lot E on the Richland campus.

Residents are invited to drop off a variety of items including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, electronic items, paper, textiles, used cooking oil, scrap metal, tires, batteries, plastic and styrofoam. Household chemicals or paint, building supplies, and furniture or mattresses will not be accepted.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. The Recycling Round-Up will be held rain or shine. For more information and a complete list of allowed recyclable items, click here.