"Downton Abbey" Season 5 Premiere
Pasco-Hernando State College will host a preview screening of the Downton Abbey, Season 5 premiere on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. The event will be held at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel in the conference center, building B. Presented by WEDU, Downton Abbey will return for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—an entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history.
Dennis Feltwell, Ph.D., PHSC Humanities Instructor, will briefly discuss 1920’s England as it relates to Downton Abbey prior to the screening.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for general admission seating. The screening event is free and open to the public, however seats are limited and registration is required. Downton Abbey, Season 5, airs Sundays, January 4 through March 1, 2015 on Masterpiece on WEDU PBS.
Basketball Overcome by Gulf State
On Friday, November 11, the Quistas played tough against Gulf Coast State College, but lost, PHSC 57, Gulf Coast 72. Top scorers of the game were Taylor Breck 18 points and Daemon Ashley 19 points.
The team will play Northwest Florida State College tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College. NWFSC is one of the top NJCAA basketball schools in the country. The Quista's record is now 4-6.
Half Marathon Team Places Sixth At Nationals
The PHSC half marathon team placed sixth at the NJCAA Half Marathon championship in Topeka, Kansas for the second consecutive year. Freshman Alyssa Deligio finished in 1:37:11 to lead a group of eight PHSC runners. Sophomores Samantha Martinez (1:39:39) and Melody Yero (1:41:39) rounded out the top runners who scored in the event. Sophomores Katie Monds (1:42:06) and Elaine Gavallas (1:43:34) also ran a strong race. Other runners included freshmen Elise Cedre (1:45:39), Roxanna Cabellero (1:53:12) and Ava Thompson (2:01:19). El Paso Community College won the race.
Volleyball Finishes Eighth in the National Tournament
The PHSC volleyball team finished eighth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament falling to Illinois Central College in five sets 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26 and 10-15. The eighth place finish was the second best in the College's history.
The team finished 39-8 on the season, which was also the team's second best finish in the College's history.
For complete information, see the media release.
PHSC Splits Matches On Opening Day of National Tournament
Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night.
PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be play for seventh place. You can watch the tournament at www.njcaatv.com.
PHSC Will Play for Seventh Place In NJCAA Tournament
Pasco-Hernando State College (39-7) lost to Des Moines Area Community College 3-1 (14-25, 16-25, 25-17, 18-25) on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. The loss sends the Conquistadors into a Saturday morning match against Illinois Central Community College. Match time is 12 p.m. (EST). The match will be for seventh place in the NJCAA National Tournament. Watch the match live on NJCAATV.com.
Basketball Suffers Loss to Polk State
The Quistas played a tough game against Polk State College last night. The final outcome was Polk 85, PHSC 65. The top scorers of the game were, Taylor Breck with 16 points and four rebounds; Daemon Ashley, 14 points and Shane Temara 13 points and four rebounds.
The team plays Gulf Coast State College at the Bruce Steward Classic in Niceville, Fla. on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College gym.
C-SPAN Bus to Visit West Campus in Partnership with Bright House
C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized bus, in partnership with Bright House Networks, will visit PHSC on Thursday, December 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. outside of the Conference Center and S-building on the college's West Campus.
The bus, now in its 22nd year on the road, partners with local cable providers to visit schools and community events across the country to inform students, teachers and area residents about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits, bus visitors will also learn how to access and utilize C-SPAN’s comprehensive online educational resources and services.
The bus is an interactive, multi-media learning center where visitors can experience: touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government; mobile devices demonstrating C-SPAN use on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio and mobile apps; and HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing onboard public affairs programming.
C-SPAN, created by the cable TV industry, is available in nearly 100 million households, offering three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C-SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived video at C-SPAN.org. The public can access this extensive online collection—more than 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage —for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.
Quistas Fall to Indian River
On Monday the Quista's played against Indian River State College. They played hard, but lost, PHSC 62 to IRSC 90. Top scorers of the game were Daemon Ashley with 18 points and Shane Temara with 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Quistas play Polk State College tonight, at home, at 7 p.m. The current record is 4-4.
PHSC Foundation Announces Performing Arts Series Schedule
PHSC Foundation and sponsor, Tampa Bay Times, announce the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series schedule. Five shows will be presented from December 2014 through March 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at the college's West Campus in New Port Richey. Tickets are $30 and $25. Show times are 7 p.m. The adjacent Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will be open to patrons one hour before each show and during intermissions.
The season opens Saturday, December 6, featuring returning favorites, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, with a Holiday Show. Fans of all ages can enjoy a stroll through classic rock and roll along with the band’s holiday favorites. Saturday, January 24, Sounds of Soul celebrates the music of Motown and beyond. Sunday, February 8, last season’s hit The Rave On Band returns with Yesterday and Today, an interactive Beatles experience. ABBA Girlz takes the PHSC stage on Saturday, February 21, performing the legendary hits of ABBA. The PHSC Performing Arts Series concludes on Saturday, March 21 with Beginnings, a tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago.
Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, seniors, season ticket holders and PHSC students and staff. Tickets may be purchased in person through the ticket office when the campus is open, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PHSC College Store in New Port Richey, at 727-816-3707 or online.