June 2010

Carrboro/Downtown Chapel Hill Light Rail Connections to the Region

Carrboro (and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill) are arguably the most mass transit friendly developments in the entire region, if not the entire state.  And yet direct bus and rail connections have yet to be established connecting these dense centers of work, entertainment, and population to the rest of the Triangle.  Furthermore, Carrboro rail and bus discussions have been markedly/noticeably absent from the most recent regional planning processes. 

Our Transit Future public meeting

See rickie White's post for more info: http://www.orangepolitics.org/2010/06/carrboro-downtown-chapel-hill-light-rail-connections-to-the-region

From the http://www.ourtransitfuture.com web site:


The Triangle area continues to experience explosive growth — growth that requires increased mobility demands. Improvements must be made to the local transportation systems to maintain the area's quality of life and continue to attract new industry, jobs and residents.

It's time for the Triangle Regional Transit Program,

 a comprehensive study effort to look at regional transit rail opportunities and explore expanded regional busway networks. The program, spanning Orange, Durham and Wake counties, is an exciting move forward toward transit connectivity in the Triangle.

What do you think? Please join us for one of the upcoming public meetings so your voice can be heard. With meetings being held throughout the Triangle, there is sure to be one convenient to you. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

Workplace Spanish for Health Care Professionals - Information Session

The Orange County Campus is offering an important new program this upcoming fall, “Workplace Spanish for Health Care Professionals”.  The purpose of the Workplace Spanish Certificate is to provide health care professionals with the tools they need to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. This 17-credit-hour certificate program was established in 2010 in response to the growing number of Spanish speaking clients in the health care industry.

The program was designed for a broad audience of medical professionals including, nurses, doctors, technicians, and administrative staff. Students will develop listening and oral communication skills using a highly practical methodology. Course material includes highly interactive exercises that focus on applicable and relevant material designed and written for the health care professional. Courses are taught within a cultural context and include projects relevant to health care fields.

To find out more detailed information about admission procedures, plan of study, etc. we have scheduled two upcoming information sessions:
Tuesday, July 6      5:30–6:30 p.m.      Orange County Campus (OCC)
Monday, August 2     5:30–6:30 p.m.     Orange County Campus (OCC)

If you would like to find out more information about the program please feel free to contact Dr. Connie Gomez-Joines at the Center for a Global Learner:   gomezc@durhamtech.edu or (919) 536-7200 ext. 8018.

Also, check out the Orange County Campus blog so you can keep up-to-date on the latest news about Durham Tech in Orange County!  http://occnews.wordpress.com   


Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm


The Orange County Campus at Durham Tech, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278



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