September Begins With Networking, Information Sessions and Showcases

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.—Celebrate the beginning of the fall semester as students and faculty participate in a number of free events designed to enhance school spirit, promote student health and showcase artistic talent now through September. All programs are open to the public.

• Exhibition of Digital Art Work, What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), now through September 29, Marlboro Gallery. For students who plan to enter careers in art or design, the exhibition provides a glimpse into how input from mouse and keyboard can translate into fine art, photography, interactive media, graphic design, illustration, animation, video, live performance and architecture.

• Welcome Back to Wellness, Wednesday August 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Largo Student Center lobby and Hollow Tree. The college’s Health Education Center hosts a mini-health fair focused on wellness for the academic year. In addition to health information provided, students and staff can participate in a full exercise session.

• Heart Walk 2011 Kick-Off, Wednesday, August 31, 1 p.m., Largo Student Center lobby. Students can register with the Campus Activities Board to participate in the walk and receive a pledge card for a chance to win an iPad 2.

• Pep Rally/Intramural Day, Thursday September 1, 1-2 p.m., Largo Student Center courtyard. Students can show their school pride while enjoying snow cones, cotton candy, playing ping pong, checkers, frisbee, flag football and other games.

• Karaoke Friday, Friday September 2, Noon - 2 p.m., Hollow Tree. Win prizes and sing the hits at a free karaoke session. Free photo identification key chains will be distributed to the first 100 guests.

For more information on the Marlboro Gallery exhibit, contact 301-546-0959. For all other events, contact College Life Services at 301-546-0853.

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, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at   

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