Category Archives: Events

Richland to host workshop on planning learning spaces

Richland College, in partnership with the Learning Spaces Collaboratory, is hosting a workshop for higher education instructional and administrative planning design teams to gain deeper insights about how to effectively plan learning spaces for today’s undergraduate learners and how those spaces can optimize learning potential. The interactive workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Richland College. For more information and registration details, visit www.pkallsc.org.


15th Annual Pow Wow set for Nov. 16

2007 Pow WowRichland College presents the 15th Annual Native American Pow Wow on Nov. 16 from 12-9:30 p.m. in the Richland College Gym (G101).

The free event honors Native American Heritage Month and features Native American arts, crafts, foods, dancing, singing and drums. The Pow Wow raises money for the Dallas Independent School District American Indian Education program and is sponsored by the Richland College Office of Student Life.

Richland College is located on land that shares a history and “spirit of place” with Native American nations of Anadarko, Caddo, Keechi, Tonkawa, Ionie, Comanche and Wichita, as well as with early Spanish explorers and European settlers.


Bitten Arts Fest provides taste of otherworldly traditions
Bitten Arts Fest concluded with the spooky "Mourn the Monster" funeral parade and flash mob.
Bitten Arts Fest concluded with the spooky “Mourn the Monster” funeral parade and flash mob.

Richland College celebrated the traditions and beliefs about death and the supernatural through “Bitten,” the 2013 Richland Arts Fest.

The festival honored cultures including Mexico, the Caribbean and New Orleans with events such as musical performances, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) face painting, sugar skull decorating and a New Orleans-style jazz funeral parade that transformed into a vampire flash mob.

“Bitten was a fantastic success,” said Jen Rose, event organizer and Richland College ceramics professor. “This event really grabbed students’ attention and increased awareness of the arts at Richland College.”

“Bitten” was a collaboration of several areas of study within Richland College’s School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, including music, dance, art, ceramics, history and theatre.

The festival continues with the world premiere on Oct. 17 of “Fire & Blood,” a musical by Andy Long and Adam C. Wright. This haunting re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is set in modern day New Orleans. “Fire & Blood” is recommended for mature audiences. Admission is free. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu/bitten for show times and dates.

Ms. Rose said she hopes “Bitten” piqued the interest of students who are not arts majors and those who are not yet students at Richland College.

“In each arts field, students who take those classes learn skills they can use in other areas of study,” she said. “For example, in ceramics, we teach 3-D and spatial reasoning. We teach problem solving and critical thinking. When you’re asked to create something out of nothing but a bag of clay, that’s 100 percent problem solving. The arts are a surprising way to reinforce some of those skills that are most needed by today’s employers.”


Vampires and voodoo at Richland College Arts Fest

Richland College invites you to sink your teeth into “Bitten,” the 2013 Richland Arts Fest, Oct. 14-17.

Explore the cultural and artistic side of death and the supernatural through “Bitten.” The festival celebrates the traditions and beliefs of cultures including Mexico, the Caribbean and New Orleans.

Unearth the truth about the real-life monsters that formed the vampire myth in folklore. See the legend begin in cinema through classic vampire horror films, “Nosferatu” and “Vampyr.” Search for hidden, one-of-a-kind, handmade tumblers in the Cup of Blood Scavenger Hunt.

Journey farther into “Bitten” by learning about the spiritual, historical and artistic aspects of voodoo, a unique religion that gives Louisiana its special flavor.

Listen to the macabre melodies of Richland College’s Steel Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Feel the “vampire’s kiss” by giving blood at the Bitten Blood Drive by Carter BloodCare.

Embody the colors and traditions of Mexico by having your face painted in the style of calavera candy skulls used during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. Make your own mask of the living dead.

Watch in horror as “Mourn the Monster,” a New Orleans-style jazz funeral parade, erupts into a vampire flash mob.

Experience the undead with the world premiere of “Fire & Blood,” a musical by Andy Long and Adam C. Wright. This haunting re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is set in modern day New Orleans. “Fire & Blood” is recommended for mature audiences. Admission is free.

“Bitten” is a collaboration of several areas of study within Richland College’s School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, including music, dance, art, ceramics, history and theatre.

Visit www.richlandcollege.edu/bitten for specific times and locations of “Bitten” events. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.


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.