Month: February 2008

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World players changing face of basketball

February 28, 2008

By John Randall Basketball has been a part of American history since the 1800s. Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891 while teaching physical education at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Naismith’s concept developed from a child’s game known as duck-on-a-rock, which involved attempting to knock a “duck” off a large rock by tossing another […]

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Women’s tennis struggles

February 28, 2008

By Alex Sanderson The Pima Community College women’s tennis team has played shorthanded all year, and has been forced to default matches. The Aztecs’ season record now stands at 0-5. On Feb. 26, the Aztecs lost to Glendale Community College 1-8. An injury reduced the roster to four players, forcing the team to default three […]

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Instructors explore e-book options

February 28, 2008

By Anne Dalton As textbook costs continue to rise, some Pima Community College instructors are using e-textbooks, a digital form of books that can be obtained online, updated easily and printed more cheaply. Charges to students are lower, sometimes because the publisher gains revenue by placing advertisements in the books. Having ads in textbooks has […]

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PCC adds avionics

February 28, 2008

By Jessica Sharman The Pima Community College Board of Governors approved the expansion of the college’s Aviation Technology program by adding avionics to the existing Structural Repair and Airframe and Power plant degrees and certificates. Funding will come from a Desert Vista Campus Title V grant. During its Feb. 19 meeting, board members also voted […]

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All-Arizona Academic team honored

February 28, 2008

Eleven Pima Community College students named to the All-Arizona Academic Team were honored at a state-wide recognition and awards ceremony Feb. 21 at Mesa Community College. PCC students named to the All-Arizona Academic First Team are Victor Castaneda, Sarah Koltanowski, Melissa Krassikoff, Alison Lamm-Chapman, Aindrea McCammon and Karla Bustamante Scott. Megan McGrath, Paul Robert and […]

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Police Beat

February 28, 2008

Car stolen, stripped A student at the El Pueblo Education Center reported her 2001 Dodge Intrepid stolen from the center’s parking lot Jan. 24. The student told Pima Community College Department of Public Safety officers she left her car for an hour and 45 minutes, and returned to find it missing. The car was discovered […]

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PCC freezes new hires for staff, administrators

February 28, 2008

By Jordan Megenhardt and Jessica Sharman Due to the uncertainty of state funding cuts, Pima Community College will freeze staff and administrative hiring. In an e-mail to PCC employees Feb. 25, Chancellor Roy Flores said he was freezing all staff and administrative hires unless applicants have already been invited to interview. The freeze will not […]

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PCC and NAU form partnership

February 28, 2008

By Siobhan Candelaria Pima Community College and Northern Arizona University were expected to announce a new bachelor degree partnership during a press conference on Feb. 27. The new program will give PCC students an opportunity to transfer up to 90 college credits to NAU toward specific bachelor degree programs.  The 90/30 program allows students to […]

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Prop. 300 racially motivated, mean-spirited

February 28, 2008

Proposition 300, an initiative passed by Arizona voters in November 2006, was an insidious jab at disadvantaged students. It scored political brownie points, but did little to address any real problem and offered even less of a solution.  The proposition stipulates, among other things, that Arizona colleges and universities must enforce a strict interpretation of […]

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TUCSON TRIVIA: Did you know?

February 28, 2008

By Steve Velasquez Many people consider the saguaro cactus an icon of the Southwest, but did you know saguaros grow only in the Sonoran Desert? The Sonoran Desert region covers 120,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona, southeastern California, Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico. In Tucson, the federal government […]

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