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November Events Foster Intercultural Discussions, Artistic Expression and Healthy Living

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—November events at Prince George’s Community College foster intercultural discussions, artistic expression and healthy living.  All events are free and open to the public. 

International Education Week, November 5–9, Largo Student Center. Discover cultures from around the world at the 7th annual International Education Week celebration. Events include discussions on intercultural relationships, music and food demonstrations and games. For more information, call 301-322-0750. 

Metaphysics 101, November 13, noon–4 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3 and 4. Gain a better understanding of the universe through a DVD presentation and discussion. 

Hair and Skin Analysis, November 13, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Analyze the condition of your hair and skin with experts from the Organic Root Simulator company.  

Blueprint to Navigating Post-Grad, November 14, 1–3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Learn the keys to becominga success in the “real world” from motivational speaker Rod Collins.  

Fall 2012 Juried Student Art Exhibition, November 14 to December 6,9 a.m. to 8 p.m. MondayThursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Marlboro Gallery.  Explore the world of art through the eyes of students.  Sponsored by the Student Art League, the exhibition includes designs, drawings, paintings, watercolors, photography, digital art, ceramics and sculptures.  Awards in 15 categories will be presented at a reception, November 28, 6-8 p.m. in Marlboro Gallery and many works of art will be for sale.   

Cafe Night, November 14, 4–6 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room A. Demonstrate music, poetry and comedy talents at the open-microphone forum.  

Great American Smokeout, November 15, Bladen Hall Room 132.  Participate in a stop smoking awareness campaign and receive information about various types of tobacco and its related causes of diseases and cancers. Participants can sign a stop smoking contract.    

First Notary Public Day, November 17,9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Marlboro Hall, Room 1097. Refresh your notary skills or explore a new career. Attend six free workshops on notary public procedures and related fields.  Maryland Secretary of State John P. McDonough will be a special guest speaker. For additional information and to register, visit www.wrightnotarypublicnews.com, or call 301-322-0797. 

Diabetes Screening, November 20, 8:3011 a.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Gather information about diabetes and receive free testing provided by Southern Maryland Hospital.  

Don't Lose Sight of Nutrition During the Season, November 20, 13 p.m., Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum. Listen to guest lecturer Baruch Ben-Yehudah discuss the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and his theories about how the food you eat can impact your overall health.  

Save A Life, November 26, 17 p.m., Largo Student Center Lobby and Rennie Forum. Experience the hazards of driving under the influence with a drunk-driving simulation and video presentation by Kramer Entertainment Inc.   

Mind Your Health, November 29, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132.  Learn to stop using tobacco products. A smoking cessation specialist will discuss how to prepare your body to kick the habit and available natural prescription aids.     

For more information on campus events, contact the Office of College Life Services at 301- 322-0853. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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