RSSArchive for March 4th, 2011

News Briefs

News Briefs

Compiled by Ana Ramirez


Transfer Fairs scheduled March 8, 9

Pima Community College will host Transfer Fairs for students seeking to attend four-year colleges.

The fairs will be held:

  • March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Campus student mall.
  • March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Desert Vista Campus patio area.

Students will receive up-to-date information on transfers, admissions requirements, majors and more.

Representatives from 18 colleges are expected, including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona and Western New Mexico University.

For more information, call 206-4500.

Epilepsy Walk set for March 19

Know someone with epilepsy or want to help the cause?

On Saturday, March 19, the 10th annual Tucson Epilepsy Walk will be held at the University of Arizona Mall, on the east side of Old Main.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona sponsors the event.

To register, visit or call 1-888-768-2690.

Guitar concert benefits scholarship fund

Guitarist Gabriel Ayala will perform in concert March 21 in the Proscenium Theatre at Pima Community College’s West Campus Center for the Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, sold at the CFA box office, cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Gabriel Ayala Scholarship, sponsored by the Native American Student Association.

For additional information, e-mail or visit

March 22 talk explores ‘Creating’

Pima Community College art instructor Claire Campbell Park will discuss “Creating with Reverence” on March 22 at 6 p.m. in the District Office community board room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.

Her free talk is part of the 2011 Speakers’ Series, sponsored by the provost’s office and the Faculty Senate. 

For additional information, call 206-4500.

File for financial aid by April 4

Students applying for financial aid must file their application and supporting documentation by the April 4 priority deadline to receive the maximum aid available.

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form at from home or at any Pima Community College Student Services Center.

After filling out your FAFSA, log on to MyPima and check the Financial Aid tab to see if you are missing any documentation.

For additional assistance from a PCC staff member, attend a FAFSA Frenzy Help Session. Details about numerous upcoming sessions are posted on the Pima website,

Visit for more information, or e-mail Call the Student Services Center at 206-4950.

Pima students earn academic honors

Phi Theta Kappa honor society has named 12 Pima Community College students to its 2011 All-Arizona Academic teams.

The PCC students are Frank Ambrose, Imad Hatoum, Jessica Perkins, John Santoro, Mary Carroll, Nicole Jackson, Teresa Pfleiderer, Astride Tchoffo, Jacquelyne Echave, David Kaiser, Lisa Ryan and Zoe Williams. 

They join community college students from around the state selected each year for academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.

Review: ‘Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny’

Review: ‘Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny’


Amidst the ruins of city buildings, walks no ordinary man. He illuminates the darkness and brings hope to a country. The man is Winston Churchill.

A documentary, “Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny,” opens March 4 at The Loft Cinema and continues until March 10.

The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival will co-present a screening on March 5 at 7 p.m. The screening features a post-film question-and-answer session with Mark Weber, owner of The Churchill Book Specialist in Tucson since 1988.

Academy Award-winning director Richard Trank selected Sir Ben Kingsley to narrate the film, which includes footage from the early days of World War II. The documentary is moving and spectacular as it paints a portrait of a key figure from that era.

During the German Blitzkrieg, while the German Air Force constantly bombed Britain, Churchill often climbed on rooftops to watch. Afterward, Churchill walked among the ruins and talked to people about what had happened.

In one instance, Churchill helps a woman out of the debris of a destroyed building. She is covered in dust and he is covered in blood.

The film explores how Churchill built a bond between Britain and the United States by keeping in close contact with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked, Churchill arrived in Washington D.C. and rallied members of Congress to join the war effort.

Churchill also formed a close relationship with Harry Hopkins, who was sent to England by FDR to assess the situation there.

At dinner one night, Hopkins paraphrased from the Bible’s book of Ruth: “Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” The words moved Churchill to tears.

Yes, we know Churchill the prime minister, as he is mentioned in history books. The film shows a man who was a shining beacon of hope to his people.


“Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny”

Where: The Loft Cinema

When: March 4-10. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival screening: March 5 at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $9 adults, $6.50 matinee. Discounts available.