Events Archive

The Arapahoe Community College Contemporary Journalism Program will host an advertising seminar with guest speaker John Libby on Thursday, April 10, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room M4130.

John LibbyLibby, who serves on ACC's Contemporary Journalism Advisory Committee and the ACC Foundation Board of Directors, is the Regional Manager for Money Mailer.  Libby previously worked as the Advertising Director at the Rocky Mountain News.  Libby is a graduate of Arapahoe Community College, as well.

This seminar includes information about:
* the basics of creative and directional marketing, and which is better
* how to identify target needs
* different forms of media, including TV, radio, newspaper, direct mail, the Internet and more
* identifying your target audience
* how to write good ad copy to reach your target audience
* analyzing your return on investment (ROI)
* much more!

Improve your business, learn to promote, or just gain knowledge about advertising and marketing.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please contact ACC Contemporary Journalism Adjunct Professor Ken Durham at

Get Ready for CollegeArapahoe Community College and Colorado State University will co-sponsor Get Ready for College - Strengthen Your College Knowledge on Wednesday, April 9, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the ACC Parker Campus.

Attendees may choose two of the following three sessions:

* how to pay for college - scholarships, grants and loans

* learn how transfer credits work between institutions

* learn what you can do in high school to better prepare for college, and learn the important basics of the first year of college

Representatives from ACC's Advising, Concurrent Enrollment and Financial Aid Offices will be in attendance.  Pizza and snacks will be served at this event, which is free and open to the public.  PLEASE RSVP IN ADVANCE

For more information, please contact the ACC Parker Campus (15653 Brookstone Drive) at or 303.734.4822.



The ACC Psychology Club will host Toni Saiber of the Eating Disorder Foundation on Wednesday, April 9, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Room M4010.

Toni will discuss eating disorders and the Foundation’s support of people recovering from, or affected by, eating disorders.

For more information, please contact Allison Hagood, Psychology Professor and Psychology Club faculty advisor, at or 303.797.5785.

Undecided about your major or career path?  Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Series on April 8 and 10 (2:30 p.m. both days in Room M2070).

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

Registration and pre-assessment required.  Fee waived for current students, $25 for 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 or 303.797.5805.

UPDATE - FRIDAY, APRIL 4 (4:30 p.m.) - Due to overcast skies, tonight's Astronomy Star Party may be moved inside to Room M3740 (third floor in the main building).  Please check for signs at the West Entrance if you do not see Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones and the ACC telescopes out on the West Lawn upon your arrival to campus.

The Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Program will host "star parties" to observe the night sky on Feb. 21, March 7 and April 4 at the Littleton Campus (outside on the West Lawn; between the main building and lot G).

All three star parties will be held in an open house format from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (please dress appropriately for these outdoor events), and attendees are welcome to arrive at their convenience.  ACC will provide a telescope at all three star parties, which are free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary).

Additionally, FREE hot cocoa and cookies will be served.

Join ACC Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones at these star parties for your chance to observe the celestial bodies and explore the vastness of the universe.  For more information, please contact Jennifer at or 303.797.5839.

Astronomy Star Parties

The Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition opening reception is today from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The exhibition runs through April 16.

Light refreshments will be provided at this event, which is free and open to the public.  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 or 303.797.5649.

Student Affairs and The Denver Hospice will co-host In Times of Illness: Surviving a Terminal Diagnosis on Thursday, April 3, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Half Moon (Room M1800).

David Koets, MD, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for the The Denver Hospice will provide tools to help navigate the landscape of hospice and palliative care. Learn how to handle the reality of a terminal diagnosis through understanding and strength. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820) at or 303.797.5668.



Arapahoe Community College will celebrate the opening of the McKinnell Special Collection on Wednesday, April 2, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Library and Learning Commons.

McKinnell Special Collection


Jim and Nan McKinnell were well-known ceramists who greatly influenced ceramic technology during their 50-year career.  The McKinnells were innovators and educators who took an active role in changing the identity of American ceramics in the mid-20th century.

The ACC Foundation is proud to be the recipient of many of their books, slides and papers.  Over 200 books are now on display and available to be checked out from the Library.  Several pottery pieces representing Jim and Nan McKinnell's work are also on display.

Please join us as we celebrate the McKinnells’ lives, work and contributions to the ceramic community.  ACC President Dr. Diana Doyle is scheduled to attend this event, which is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Ann Priestman, ACC Reference and Archives Librarian, at or 303.797.5731.

Arapahoe Community College's Law Enforcement Academy will host a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Career Day on Wednesday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room (M1900) at the Littleton Campus.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado will be on hand to answer questions and distribute applications.  A wide array of hiring agencies are scheduled to be in attendance at this event, including several organizations representing security companies and corrections officers, as well as parole and probation officers. 

The ACC Law Enforcement Academy will also facilitate three interactive breakout sessions in the Half Moon (Room M1800) on April 2 for job seekers, as well as for the community.  The itinerary for these interactive breakout sessions is as follows:

• S.W.A.T. Team, Englewood Police Department (10:00 - 10:30 a.m.)
• Prison Contraband, FCI Englewood (10:45 - 11:15 a.m.)
• K9 Unit, Littleton Police Department (11:30 a.m. - Noon)

Representatives from ACC's Criminal Justice Program, Law Enforcement Academy and Campus Police Department will be available to answer questions on April 2.  All applicants must be 21 years of age.  For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact April Fox at or 303.797.5793.

Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Career Day

Fall 2014 registration
begins April 1 for all students (ends Aug. 10)

Last minute registration: Aug. 11-17

Fall 2014 classes begin:  Aug. 18