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All DCCCD colleges will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of the holiday.  Classes will resume Monday, April 21.
El Centro News
The board of trustees for the Dallas County Community College District continues its search process for a new chancellor, who will join the system following the retirement of Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. at the end of the year.

The trustees, who comprise the executive search committee, are working with the search firm of Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc., Academic Search, to seek and screen applicants from across the country.

A detailed description of the position is available at www.dcccd.edu/chancellorsearch.

“We appreciate all of the feedback and suggestions that we have received from the community, and we will keep everyone updated as this critical process moves forward,” said Bob Ferguson, DCCCD trustee and chair of the executive search committee.

Contact: Ann Hatch
214-378-1819; ahatch@dcccd.edu

What happens when you cross a limited time offer with a new restaurant? You get Kitchen LTO. That’s the concept which Dallas restaurateur Casie Caldwell had in mind when she created the new eatery that will open in July. However, she’s in the process of auditioning — literally — a new chef and designers for the fledgling establishment, which will start out as part of a restaurant incubator project created by the legendary Phil Romano.

Kitchen LTO will unveil its chef and designer finalists during a special event on Thursday, May 30, that will benefit the culinary arts program and facilities at El Centro College. Caldwell, who wants to support the area’s future chefs, will showcase her new establishment that night. The special event is aptly titled “Meet. Taste. Review. Vote.” and will be held at 3015 at  Trinity Groves in Dallas, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door; they can be purchased at kitchenlto.brownpapertickets.com.

Kitchen LTO will change dramatically every four months — almost like a chameleon changes its color: a new chef will rotate in; that chef will introduce a new menu concept. Each rotation also prompts a change in the restaurant’s transformable interior design or elements. New chef, new menu, new décor — all for a limited time offer, or Kitchen LTO.

“Essentially, Kitchen LTO is a new restaurant born three times a year,” explained Caldwell. “It really is a limited time offer. I designed the restaurant for food lovers like myself who are always exploring new trends and who are searching for the next best culinary adventure. I can’t think of a better way to do that while fostering the great culinary talent that is available on local, regional and national levels.”

The special event on May 30 will give partygoers an opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs’ dishes, explore proposed interior designs and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting starts at the event and will continue through June 10 on the restaurant’s website: www.kitchenlto.com. Voters can cast their ballots once every 24 hours; winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 11.

The finalists participated in an intensive screening process in which a judging committee vetted qualifications. Led by Caldwell, the screening committee’s members were: Chris Zielke, owner of Bolsa, Bolsa Mercado, Smoke and Chicken Scratch; Michael Miller, senior vice president of UCR Urban; Chad Houser, executive director of Cafe Momentum and El Centro College culinary arts alumnus; Jason Kosmas, owner of The 86 Co.; Sharon Van Meter, chef and owner of 3015 at Trinity Groves; Rebecca Wright, special events coordinator for Trulucks; Blythe Beck, executive chef for The Movie Lounge; and Bob Sambol, founder of Bob’s Steak & Chophouse.

Kitchen LTO will be located at Romano’s incubator restaurant development at Trinity Groves. Romano said that Kitchen LTO will fit well with the overall personality of the project. “In the way that Trinity Groves acts as an incubator to provide restaurateurs with a lower-cost venue for testing a concept’s viability, Kitchen LTO becomes an ‘incubator within the incubator’ by providing a rotating home to new chef talent and their ideas,” said Romano.

Caldwell, who grew up in Duncanville, loved corn tortillas as a child but never dreamed about the restaurant business until after she completed her bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech in broadcast journalism. Her path went from advertising to the Internet and then to a digital advertising agency. Her quick thinking, imagination and flexibility led to her first culinary adventure: Greenz (“salads for z’ adventurous”) restaurant in 2004. The first location sprouted and grew to four; later, with encouragement from Phil Romano, she came up with the concept of a pop-up restaurant that would focus on rotating chefs and designers. That’s how Kitchen LTO was born.

The future home of Kitchen LTO is 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 108, in Dallas.

For more information, visit www.kitchenlto.com.

Contact: Ann Hatch
214-378-1819; ahatch@dcccd.edu

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Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 (Summer I)
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30-1:30  (Maymester & Summer II)

During May Term, please note that the World Languages Lab will be closed on Saturdays.

Saturday, May 18
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 1

We will re-open on Saturday's for summer classes beginning Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Mary Soucy at 214-860-2412.
H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College Presents:
Surface and Mark
Opening Reception: Friday 5/31 6-8 pm
(Summer Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12-4 pm, Fri. 12-3 pm)

Nicholas Mathis - Shadow (2013), oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in. Artists featured include:

Justin Hunter Allen • C.J. Davis • Timothy Harding • Nicholas Mathis • Jeff Parrott • Arthur Peña • Ben Terry • Michael Wynne
Surface and Mark, an exhibition exploring the basic elements of two-dimensional art making, will open at El Centro College on Friday evening May 31st, and continue through July 3rd. There will be one work, or discrete installation, by each of the eight artists in the show.
Artists and work include a graffiti and high abstraction painting by Justin Hunter Allen, drawings by the elementary school students of C.J. Davis, a graphite laden sheet hung in relief by Timothy Harding, the luminescent squiggles and dot pattern painting of Nicholas Mathis, a murky Zen-like psychological landscape by Jeff Parrott, a small relief with squeezed tube of oil paint embedded in plaster by Arthur Peña, a self-portrait in graphite partially obscured by textural triangles by Ben Terry, and an installation of the tiny mono-print word drawings on torn fabric of Michael Wynne.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Classes Begin

Monday, May 20, 2013
Certification Date for May Term classes

Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day Holiday, Campus Closed

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Classes resume

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Last Day to Withdraw with a grade of "W" by 12:00 NOON in Admissions, Rm. A157 or online via eConnect

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Final Exam, end of May Term

Friday, June 7, 2013
Grades due on eConnect by 2:00 p.m.

*Please note: due to flex courses that are offered throughout the year, students must refer to their class syllabus for specific course dates.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Interested in teaching at one of the seven colleges of DCCCD? Attend an Adjunct Teaching Job Fair, hosted at each of the colleges May 18.

On-site interviews will be conducted. Please bring at least 10 copies of your resume and transcripts.

See the Adjunct Teaching Job Fair page for more details, including maps and locations, plus a list of subjects for which we need faculty at each college.

Priority registration (open to returning students) begins Tuesday, April 23, and continues through Sunday, April 28.

Regular registration (open to all students) begins Monday, April 29.

 End dates for Summer term registration vary by class (You can register up until a class has met once.)

For specific registration times please contact the Advising office at 214-860-2083

Don't miss the mother of all walks
The Badmus Law Firm will host an Immigration Workshop on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the downtown campus of El Centro College. The presentation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m in the Performance Hall. One-on-one individual consultations will be available to attendees immediately following the presentation. Pre-register for individual consultations at (469) 916-7900.

Topics that will be discussed include:
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • New Family Unity Rule for Green Cards - learn how certain spouses of US citizens qualify
  • Proposed Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
FREE and open to the public!
Consultations available in Spanish.

*This workshop is an educational service of Badmus Law Firm, PLLC.*


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Dallas, TX 75202
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Dallas, TX 75215
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Dallas, TX 75212
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