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Evidence course offered 

Evidence is a course being offered at Gila Community College in an effort to better educate students on the criminal justice system and how evidence plays a role in that system. 

During this course, students will be presented with the application of the Amendments of the United States Constitution to the criminal prosecution pro-cess. Students will learn how to apply search and seizure theories used by law enforcement on a daily basis. 

Students will also learn to collect and impound evidence in accordance with standardized rules of evidence. Those taking this course will be given the opportunity to evaluate mock crime scenes and walk through the steps of crime scene processing. Taking this class will afford students a view from the perspective of local law enforcement officers, and give them the opportunity to ask the questions.

You may register now for Evidence. This class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7:20 p.m., May 26 - July 16.

Wellness seminars

Gila Community College is presenting a new series of Saturday seminars that address alternative approaches to overall wellness.

 The first seminar will be held on the Payson campus, Saturday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

“Vibrational Healing” will be presented by Marie A. Fasano RN, MN, MA.

Marie Fasano is a nursing instructor at Gila Community College. She has been sharing her healing work of Cranio-sacral therapy and Energy Balancing with clients for over 15 years. Marie has volunteered her services as part of the RAIN Project for homeless families in Ventura, Calif., and here in Payson for the residents of Rim Country Health and the Merritt Center in the Returning Combat Veteran Program.

Wearable art

Gila Community College will be presenting a Wearable Art Fashion Show, Thursday, April 30.

The show will be at the Payson campus at 3 p.m.

The event will showcase class projects from Leslie Peacock’s FCR 132 class.

Prospective students may register for the summer class now.

Student aid

Are you ready to start college this fall?

Gila Community College’s Fall 2009 Semester begins August 24. It may seem a like a long time away, but for students planning to attend college classes this fall, there is much to do now.

New and returning students’ deadlines to apply for Federal Student Aid by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are fast approaching.

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out your application now. Filling out the form is easier if you plan ahead. Gather required information like your Social Security number, driver’s license, income tax returns and investment records before you begin. For a complete listing of the documents you will need to complete the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.

gov/before003.htm .

A wide variety of scholarships are also available; now is the time to get those applications in.

Fill out or update your admissions forms online at www.gilaccc.org or visit one of the Gila Community College campuses:

• Payson Campus, 201 N. Mudsprings Road in Payson

• Gila Pueblo Campus, 8274 Six Shooter Canyon in Globe

• San Carlos Campus at the corner of Tonto and Mesa Drive in San Carlos

For new students, have a photo ID ready to verify your citizenship and residency. Two forms of ID are required to register.

Placement tests

Now is the time to take placement tests if you plan to enroll in English or math.

Talk to an advisor to plan your course of study. Advisors are available at all campuses. You can also pre-register for fall classes now and get your books ordered.

If you have questions or would like to make an appointment with an advisor, call one of the campuses: Payson Campus at (928) 468-8039; Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe at (928) 425-8481; or San Carlos Campus at (928) 475-5981.

GCC theatre workshop

Have you wanted to play God, or Moses, or Pharaoh? 

For the more modest, there are roles of Eqyptian soldiers and liberated Israelites. With a minimal cast of seven, we’ll put on “A Play of Pharaoh,” a medieval play written in the early fifteenth century. 

The script is short, in modern English, and in easily memorized verse. Two Afro-American spirituals and a round in Hebrew will enhance the performance, to be given to a live audience. 

Additional Egyptians, Israel-ites, and two angels will be most welcome. Everyone will pitch in on the sets, properties, costumes, makeup, lighting, singing, and acting, and everyone in the course can come to the cast party.  Come and celebrate the liberation of all people from slavery.

You may register now for THC 120, Theatre Workshop I, with Director Carol Jones. The class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3:50 p.m., beginning May 26 and ending with a public performance in mid-July.

Photo workshop, classes

Sedona landscapes will be the subject of a special photography workshop in April.

Gila Community College, with award-winning photographer Tom Brossart, will be hosting the workshop. Brossart is a photography instructor at the Gila Community College campus in Payson. The college offers a beginning digital photography class, and this fall will offer intermediate class.

The workshop will involve a two-three hour preplanning session, an onsite nearly all-day photo shoot and then a hour review after the photo shoot is completed.

The Sedona landscape photo workshop be April 18 with a preplanning session on landscape composition and equipment. The photo shoot will begin around 2 p.m. in the Sedona area (location details pending) and a follow-up session at the college.

The workshop will provide participants one-on-one attention and attendance is limited to 12 photographers

Signup for the beginning and intermediate photo class taking place this fall is now taking place at GCC. Each class has limited openings.

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