Events Archive


Undecided about your major or career path?  Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Series on Feb. 11 and 18 (2:30 - 4:30 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 careers@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5805.


The Interior Design and Architectural Student Exhibition opens today.  The exhibition runs through Mar. 12.

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 Interior Design and Architectural Student Exhibition, please contact Trish Sangelo at trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5649.


Presidents Day - COLLEGE OPEN (classes in session)


Arapahoe Community College will once again serve as a location for the Tax Help Colorado program in 2014, as announced by The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

The Piton FoundationTax Help Colorado, which is a partnership between The Piton Foundation and the CCCS, provides Colorado families with the opportunity to have their tax return prepared and e-filed by IRS-certified college students.  These services are free to Colorado taxpayers whose annual household income was less than $50,000 in 2013.

ACC will facilitate Tax Help Colorado at its Littleton Campus (5900 S. Santa Fe Drive) each Friday from Jan. 31 - Mar. 14 in Room A1540 (first floor of the Annex Building) from Noon – 3:00 p.m.  IRS-certified ACC students will prepare and e-file these tax returns.  No appointment necessary.  WHAT TO BRING TO A PARTICIPATING TAX HELP COLORADO SITE

Furthermore, for Colorado families who make less than $50,000 and have children at home, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit can reduce the amount of income tax paid and may even mean a much bigger tax refund – as much as $5,000 more.  Additionally, there are tax credits that can help to pay for college.

This is the third straight year that ACC has worked in conjunction with The Piton Foundation to support the Tax Help Colorado program.  The ACC site facilitated 193 combined returns for a grand total of $347,781 in refunds (includes State, Federal and EITC) during the 2013 tax season.

For more information about the Tax Help Colorado program, please visit http://www.piton.org or call 2-1-1.


Writers Studio
at Arapahoe Community College presents its Thursday Evening Writers’ Fare, Lit for Teens and Tweens, on Thursday evening, Feb. 13, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Room M3750.

Festivities will include a light dinner, readings and workshops with authors David-Matthew Barnes and Jeannie Mobley.  Enjoy some of the twists and turns in dynamic dialogue and character motivation that tweak the hearts of teens and tweens. 

Cost is $25 for dinner, workshop, reading, dessert and a question/answer session.  A portion of the fee will benefit the Writers Studio Scholarship Fund for creative writing students.  Please RSVP to writerstudio@arapahoe.edu by Feb. 11 at midnight.  Please mail your check for $25 to the address below.  Check should be made out to ACC Writers Studio and must be received before Feb. 13 to guarantee dinner and dessert.

Arapahoe Community College
Writers Studio, ATTN: Dr. Kathryn Winograd
Campus Box 27
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
PO Box 9002
Littleton, Colo.  80160-9002

evening agenda:
5:30 p.m. - light dinner
6:00 p.m. - readings by Barnes and Mobley
6:30 p.m. - workshop
7:45 p.m. - dessert and question/answer session

Workshops (choose one and please be sure to designate which workshop when you RSVP):

Professional Eavesdropping and Other Ways to Create Dynamic Dialogue (instructor: David-Matthew Barnes)
In this interactive workshop, discuss and learn innovative and unique ways to develop authentic, believable dialogue through practical writing exercises that can be applied to all forms and genres.

David-Matthew BarnesDavid-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of ten novels, including the young adult novels Swimming to Chicago and Wonderland, which were nominated by the American Library Association for their annual Rainbow Books, a list of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content for children and teens. He has written over forty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eight countries. He is the writer and director of the feature film Frozen Stars (starring Lana Parrilla of ABC's Once Upon a Time) and the dramatic short film Threnody. His literary work has been featured in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Comstock Review, and The Southeast Review. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He teaches college courses in writing, literature, and the arts.

The Magic of Motivation: Taking your story to the next level (Instructor: Jeannie Mobley)
There are so many things a writer has to keep track of in order to make a story great--character, plot, scene, description. Wouldn't it be great if there was way to make sure it was all working together? Well there is! Jeannie Mobley will explore the key of motivation and how focusing on motivation can pull the pieces of a story together and make them more than the sum of their parts! For this workshop, come prepared to think through character, plot, and setting for a story on which you are currently working or conceptualizing.

Jeannie MobleyJeannie Mobley writes both historical and contemporary middle grade fiction. Her debut novel, Katerina’s Wish (Aug 2012, Margaret K. McElderry Books (S&S)), won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in Juvenile Fiction. It has also been honored as a Best Book of 2012 by BookBrowse Magazine, and was selected by the Library of Congress Center for the Book to represent Colorado at the 2013 National Book Festival. Her second novel, Searching for Silverheels will be published in fall 2014.  When not writing or reading fiction, Jeannie is a mother, wife, lover of critters, and an anthropology professor at Front Range Community College, where she teaches a variety of classes on cultures past and present.

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


Student Affairs will facilitate a "club funds request" meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Room M4130.

Are you a member of an official club at ACC?  Have an idea, but no money?  All new and returning official ACC clubs must attend this meeting to receive funding from the College for use towards turning ideas to reality.

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


Student Affairs presents We Shall Overcome: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Later on Wednesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Half Moon (Room M1800).

Ted Belteau, retired educator and current education consultant, will speak about the history and lasting impact of the Civil Rights Movement and Civil Rights Act as we commemorate the 50th anniversary.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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


The closing reception for the Littleton Public Schools District Art Show will be held today from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with festivities including a tour of the ACC Art and Design Center building and classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. (please meet at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts).  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, please contact Anna Spillen at aspillen@lps.k12.co.us.


Undecided about your major or career path?  Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Series on Feb. 11 and 18 (2:30 - 4:30 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 careers@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5805.


Join the Career and Transfer Center staff on Feb. 10 to chat about career topics over a cup of coffee.

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