Monday, September 29, 2014

TIPS for Transferring offer valuable, college-specific information for students during October

Students, are you wondering how to have a successful transfer to the university of your choice?  We have some answers! 
Please come to one of the following TIPS (Transfer Information and Planning) Sessions in the Transfer Center, Phillips 303:
TIPS for Transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill
Monday, October 6th, Noon
TIPS for Transferring to NCSU
Wednesday, October 8th, Noon
TIPS for Transferring to NCCU
Monday, October 20th, Noon
TIPS for Transferring to UNC-Greensboro
Tuesday, October 21st, Noon
TIPS for Transferring to Meredith
Monday, October 27th, Noon

Business in the Real World Summit - Wed. Oct. 22

Business Students:  Are you wondering what competencies industry leaders want? Do you have a business idea and wonder how to pitch it?  Come to the Business in the Real World Summit to learn from the experts!  

Durham Tech's Business in the Real World Summit

Wednesday, October 22, 9 – 3 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wynn Center
This event aims to provide students with an inside look and an interactive approach to understanding the types of competencies industry leaders are needing for the creation of a dynamic workforce.
Main Events:
  • A Shark Consultant Tank where students from the Entrepreneurship I course will pitch their ideas to a panel.
  • Separate panels of entrepreneurs and managers to tell students about their experiences and take questions from the students.
  • A networking session that will allow students to interact one-on-one with speakers from the Summit.
Sponsored by the Business Administration Program in collaboration with their Advisory Committee and Small Business Center

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JKC scholarship for transfer students - info session Oct. 9th

Come hear all about this amazing scholarship opportunity. A former scholarship recipient, who went on to graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, will be on hand to answer questions. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards 85 scholarships of $40,000 a year for up to two years. Durham Tech has had two recipients in the past. Maybe this year, we will have a third! For more information, contact Michelle Gladman at

Thursday, October 9th
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tech building, room 900

For more information on the scholarship and application process, visit the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship page.

Bilingual English-Spanish Poetry Hour - Thurs. 10/9

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
please join us for a

English and Spanish
Poetry Hour

presented by Lance Lee, Spanish instructor

Thursday, October 9, at 3:00 p.m.
White building, room 50

All are welcome. Treat your senses to an hour of refreshment.

Leadership learning opportunity - Thurs. 9/25

Please join us this Thursday, September 25, Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 1103 for our first Lunchtime Leadership Learning Lab of the semester. Thursday’s topic is “Advocacy: What’s in it for me?” and will be presented by Nan Dernar, Director, Counseling, Student Development, and Activities.

Here is a brief description of the workshop: “Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were compelled to make a change, but felt powerless to do so? Join us in a discussion on how to clearly define the steps toward change and how you can personally work toward effective advocacy for yourself, those around you or the society in which we live.”

This workshop is open to all Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff. We invite you to bring your lunch. The Student Senate will provide snacks, sodas, and bottled water.

Celebrate Hispanic culture - activities 9/30 to 10/23

Celebre la cultura hispana en Durham Tech.
Celebrate Hispanic culture at Durham Tech.

Join students, faculty, staff, and our community as we celebrate Hispanic culture. Take part in one or all of the activities during the next month.

Latino Student Success Discussions

¡Bienvenidos! Come join an important conversation. Help Durham Tech understand how to better support and serve Latino students. Share your ideas over pizza and sodas.
Tuesday, September 30, noon–1 p.m.
Orange County Campus, 109
Wednesday October 1, 5–6 p.m.
Main Campus, TLC, Phillips 325
Thursday October 2, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Main Campus, TLC, Phillips 325

Bilingual Spanish and English Poetry Hour

Treat your senses to an hour of refreshment as you listen to a selection of poetry delivered in Spanish and English. Led by Lance Lee, Spanish instructor.
Thursday, October 9, 3–4 p.m.
Main Campus, White 50

Latin American Film Festival at Durham Tech!

Two films from the Latin American Film Festival will be shown at the Main Campus of Durham Tech. Two films! Two food trucks! The first short film, “Vida Propia,” will be shown at 6 p.m., followed by time to grab a bite to eat from local food trucks. Stick around for the second film “Transfusión,” at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 23, 6–9 p.m.
Main Campus, ERC Auditorium

View the Hispanic Heritage Activities flyer here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Expanded tutoring services now available

In addition to face-to-face tutoring in the CAE, students now have access to online tutors through Upswing. Students can access Upswing by going to the following link:
 Below are a few details about the online tutoring experience:

Logging In
In order to log-in students can use the same username and password that they use for Sakai . Once students have logged in they can use the search box at the top of the Upswing Virtual Learning platform to search for a tutor that can assist them in the subject area of their choice.

Scheduling Appointments
Students can Schedule an Appointment with an online tutor or if a tutor is available immediately there will be a link next to their profile saying “Get Tutored Now”.

Equipment Needed
Having a computer that is equipped with a camera and a microphone is preferable but not necessary. There is a computer in both Wynn 1310 and Orange County 108 equipped with a camera and microphone for student use.

Students under 18 years of age
 The Upswing online tutoring system may be used by students who are currently enrolled in a curriculum course at Durham Tech and are over 18 years old. If a student is under 18 years old and would like to seek tutoring assistance online please have them contact me by e-mail or call 919-536-7232 ext. 2404.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Karen Jackson at or inquire in the Center for Academic Excellence in Wynn 1310.