Alamo Colleges District Names Roth New Central Texas Technology Center Manager

The Alamo Colleges District has named Janice Roth as the new manager for the district’s Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC) in New Braunfels. She has served as the student success coordinator at the CTTC since 2006. As the new CTTC manager, Roth will oversee the operations of the center, a regional campus of the district that offers students in the Comal and Guadalupe counties area the opportunity to earn college credit and train for high-demand jobs with local employers.

Interest in the center’s programs has been so great that a $6.3 million expansion was added in 2016. “The CTTC is an important component of fulfilling the Alamo Colleges mission of empowering our diverse communities for success,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “Janice is highly regarded in the local community and will provide outstanding leadership as the center continues to grow to meet the region’s higher education needs,” he added. Roth, a New Braunfels resident for 30 years, began her career in community service as director of social services at the River Gardens Residential Facility in New Braunfels. She then operated her own business as a social work consultant and therapist before joining the Alamo Colleges District as an adjunct faculty member, a position she still holds in addition to her duties at the CTTC. Roth’s previous experience as the center’s student success coordinator served as excellent preparation for becoming the center’s manager.

She oversaw the center’s operations in the absence of the center manager, assisted in the growth of academic and job training courses, participated in the development of workforce initiatives with business and industry partners, supervised center employees and worked with the center’s advisory board. Roth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, from Texas State University and Our Lady of the Lake University, respectively, and is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and a licensed childcare administrator (LCCA). At the Alamo Colleges District, high quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community. For more information, go to alamo.edu.

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Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 Are you dependent on technology to bring you satisfaction in life? Dependency can be playing video games to escape reality, posting to social media to get attention or validation, compulsive online spending when anxious or bored, or visiting dating sites with the hopes of meeting the love of your life. Are there noticeable negative patterns surrounding your computer or internet activities? Are they causing problems in your relationships or affecting your work performance? Most of the time, these addictions are just distractions to real issues that people are not yet ready to face. They may feel anxious, impulsive or unfulfilled in life. These activities produce a “high”, filling a void and bringing pleasure that lasts momentarily. Overtime, these addictions have negative consequences that outweigh the positive feelings experienced. They can also have long-term negative effects on many areas of our lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research has shown that certain people are more susceptible to computer or internet addiction. These individuals include; those who have had prior addictions to other behaviors or substances; a history of depression or anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; or Low self-esteem. Recovering computer addicts reported feelings of euphoria when using the computer and feelings of depression, unfulfillment and irritability when not using it. They also described feeling withdrawn or neglected by family and...

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S.A Performance Art Collective HoK

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 On March 9, the local performance art collective, HoK (House of Kenzo) presented Permutations, a 20 minute production exploring systems, fluidity, work and cycles, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. The trio, Ledef (sound production), Brexxitt (choreography) and Grapefruit (concept design) embodied possibilities through splash choreography and projection mapping. Local carpenter company, Precision Woodworking Texas, assisted the group with an installation that included an indoor water trough, a 10 part pulley system and a network of clear bags filled with water tied onto natural rope. The performance was inspired by...

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Mariachi Girl Stars Lucero Garcia at the Magik Theatre

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 1 Many women have made their mark in the performance arts. In San Antonio, girls go to places like the Magik theatre to begin their journey. Like 14-year-old San Antonio actress, Lucero Garcia. She began acting at the age of 7 during The Magik Theatre’s summer camps and classes. She plays the role of Carmencita in the new show called Mariachi girl at the Magik Theatre. “I fell in love with musical theatre. All I could think about was being on stage singing and dancing and performing for people and making them...

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts

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