Classroom Sessions & Indoor Activities

10:00 a.m.

Soft Pastel Portrait Demonstration
Professor of Studio Arts Colin Ferguson will demonstrate the process of creating one of his intimate portraits in soft pastel including a discussion on pastel sticks, pencils and paper.
Colin Ferguson, Professor of Art
E215

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

Safe and Secure Online Training *
We spend a lot of time online thanks to our smartphones, tablets and computers. Find out how you can keep you and your family safe while working and playing on the web.
JTCC Information Technology Faculty
H201

11:00 a.m.

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H105

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H107

Drones! Make a UAV Fly! *
Explore the fascinating technology of unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs, also known as drones. Discover their many uses, find out how they’re controlled, and watch them fly!
David Webb, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
H109

Safe and Secure Online Training *
We spend a lot of time online thanks to our smartphones, tablets and computers. Find out how you can keep you and your family safe while working and playing on the web.
JTCC Information Technology Faculty
H201

Tyler Improvables Performance
Come join students from JTCC’s Improvisation program, and be a part of the show. The players will use suggestions from the audience to create brand new on-the-spot improvised scenes. It’s sure to make you laugh out loud! Fun for the whole family!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre, and Tyler’s Theatre Students
The Lynn Theatre (T112)

Computer Science Information Session *
Explore computer science, and discover the vast number of careers tied to this field. Along the way, you’ll get to interact with a computer demo, altering the code to create your own unique face. Prizes are awarded!
T204

Going Green *
Find out what John Tyler is doing to be more environmentally friendly – from new building features to caring for our campuses – and get tips on what you can do to help protect the environment. 
Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations and Safety, and Tanya Brown, Assistant Director of College Safety and Security
T209

12:00 p.m.

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H105

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H107

Drones! Make a UAV Fly! *
Explore the fascinating technology of unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs, also known as drones. Discover their many uses, find out how they’re controlled, and watch them fly!
David Webb, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
H109

Safe and Secure Online Training *
We spend a lot of time online thanks to our smartphones, tablets and computers. Find out how you can keep you and your family safe while working and playing on the web.
JTCC Information Technology Faculty
H201

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady: Interactive Storytelling
Enjoy a Storytime Adventure filled with bubbles, butterflies, and broccoli, oh my! Children’s storyteller, Ali Pfautz, aka The Story Lady, will join us in the library with some silly stories and songs. This interactive storytime is for ages 2-9.
Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
Library (H202)

Let's Get Started
Explore career, degree and certificate options at John Tyler; tour the campus, find out how to pay for college, and discover why John Tyler Community College is a great place to start your educational journey.
Beth Baines Bonham, Adult Career Coach
H204

The Life of a Commoner in a Heroic Tale
This show for kids is performed by Tyler’s own Theatre Students.
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre
The Lynn Theatre (T112)

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

1:00 p.m.

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H105

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H107

Drones! Make a UAV Fly! *
Explore the fascinating technology of unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs, also known as drones. Discover their many uses, find out how they’re controlled, and watch them fly!
David Webb, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
H109

Let's Get Started
Explore career, degree and certificate options at John Tyler; tour the campus, find out how to pay for college, and discover why John Tyler Community College is a great place to start your educational journey.
Beth Baines Bonham, Adult Career Coach
H204

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

Tyler Improvables Performance
Come join students from JTCC’s Improvisation program, and be a part of the show. The players will use suggestions from the audience to create brand new on-the-spot improvised scenes. It’s sure to make you laugh out loud! Fun for the whole family!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre, and Tyler’s Theatre Students
The Lynn Theatre (T112)

2:00 p.m.

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H105

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H107

Safe and Secure Online Training *
We spend a lot of time online thanks to our smartphones, tablets and computers. Find out how you can keep you and your family safe while working and playing on the web.
JTCC Information Technology Faculty
H201

Let's Get Started
Explore career, degree and certificate options at John Tyler; tour the campus, find out how to pay for college, and discover why John Tyler Community College is a great place to start your educational journey.
Beth Baines Bonham, Adult Career Coach
H204

Happy 50th Birthday, JTCC!
Help us celebrate JTCC’s 50th anniversary. We’ll take a fun look at the fashion, music, sports and news that defined the past five decades. And, like any great birthday party, there will be cake!
Sandra Via, Lecturer of English; Mikell Brown, Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Julie Ranson, Associate Vice President of Student Success; Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology; David Head, Professor of History; Rena Mallory and Mark Brown.
T101

Computer Science Information Session *
Explore computer science, and discover the vast number of careers tied to this field. Along the way, you’ll get to interact with a computer demo, altering the code to create your own unique face. Prizes are awarded!
T204

The Life of a Commoner in a Heroic Tale
This show for kids is performed by Tyler’s own Theatre Students.
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre
The Lynn Theatre (T112)

3:00 p.m.

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H105

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; Neva Parrott, Instructor of Spanish; and JTCC language students
H107

Let's Get Started
Explore career, degree and certificate options at John Tyler; tour the campus, find out how to pay for college, and discover why John Tyler Community College is a great place to start your educational journey.
Beth Baines Bonham, Adult Career Coach
H204

Happy 50th Birthday, JTCC!
Help us celebrate JTCC’s 50th anniversary. We’ll take a fun look at the fashion, music, sports and news that defined the past five decades. And, like any great birthday party, there will be cake!
Sandra Via, Lecturer of English; Mikell Brown, Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Julie Ranson, Associate Vice President of Student Success; Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology; David Head, Professor of History; Rena Mallory and Mark Brown.
T101

Ongoing

JTCC Bookstore In-store Promotions
Browse the campus Bookstore for deals on books, supplies and Tyler accessories.
Bookstore Staff
H104

Engineering for Kids RVA: Invention Kits *
Sponsoring a Makey Makey Workshop, an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
Representatives from Engineering for Kids RVA
H112

Fun with Physics *
A look at fun things through the eyes of physics, and exploring physics in everyday life. 
Dr. Phuc Tran, Associate Professor of Physics 
H301

STEM Programs, Careers and Activities for All Ages *
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) has so much to offer, from rewarding careers to a better understanding of our high-tech world. Join us, and learn about STEM programs and careers and enjoy fun activities for all ages.
Dr. Pascal Renault, Professor of Physics, and JTCC STEM Club
H318

Engineering for Kids RVA: Lego Robotics *
Get a look at Lego Robotics in action during this ongoing demonstration.
Representatives from Engineering for Kids RVA
T Building Lobby

Math, Magic, Puzzles and Games *
Play math games, solve puzzles, and figure out math brain teasers. There will be lots of chocolate as prizes.
Dr. Sabah Saleem, Professor of Mathematics
T218

* Denotes activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H).

E = Eliades Hall
H = Hamel Hall
T = T Building