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Jefferson College and Jefferson County will partner with Midwest Recycling Center to host an electronics recycling drop-off event on Wednesday, October 30, from 8 a.m.- noon on the Hillsboro campus at the Yellow parking lot near the Veterans Memorial.
The community improvement project is funded by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The annual pubic service event is held in an effort to identify simple, practical ways to make the campus and the surrounding region more environmentally friendly. Specifically, the E-Cycle Drop-Off is designed to protect the environment by providing the opportunity to dispose of unwanted electronics responsibly.
The Jefferson College Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) Series will continue with a lively concert by the Tango Underground quintet on Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Hillsboro campus.
Five Saint Louis musicians with various musical backgrounds form the unique lineup that is Tango Underground. The musicians are Peter Henderson on piano, Jeffrey Collins on bandoneon, Amy Greenhalgh on violin, Dan Rubright on guitar, and Ben Wheeler on bass. The band is modeled after Astor Piazzolla's own tango quintet and features his arrangements just as they were played by Piazzolla himself.
For those who are interested in a career within the business side of the healthcare field, the Jefferson College Health Information Technology (HIT) program is moving to a fully online format beginning in the Spring of 2020.
HIT is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that is flexible for those who work and can be taken either full-time or part-time. It prepares students to further their career as a manager of health information systems in a broad range of healthcare settings, and gives a career option to those who are not comfortable with blood, needles, or bodily fluids.
Courses are taught by experienced professionals in the industry.
After completing a comprehensive curriculum filled with numerous tactical exercises based on the latest instructional technology, a class of 14 students recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial (029 POST Peace Officer Standards and Training Class), helping to fill the ongoing need for qualified officers in Missouri.
The 029 class also achieved a 100 percent completion pass rate on the POST license exam, continuing the lengthy streak of graduating classes from Jefferson College with a 100 percent pass rate for the POST Class A license.
Jefferson College and the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) are working together to develop an astronomical observatory in phases near the Softball Field on the College’s Hillsboro campus.