GSA planning March 23 dance at East Campus


A Pima Community College Gay-Straight Alliance is offering fun times for students returning from Spring Break.

The East Campus GSA will host The Return From Spring Break Bash on March 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Campus community room.

“We just wanted something fun for everyone to do after they came back from Spring Break,” GSA East member Joseph Fisher said. “You could call it a party after a party.”

Fisher promises food, drinks and dancing. Cost is $3 for Pima students and $5 for non-Pima students.

For music, GSA has a professional DJ ready for the event. Music at the bash will include songs by Lady Gaga, Queen, Elton John, Katy Perry and anything from the ‘80s, ‘90s and now.

The dress code is semi-formal. “Not too formal, but not too crazy,” said Fisher. “Basically, club attire.”

GSA had hoped to sell equality rings, which represent one’s commitment not to get married until gays can. The rings could not arrive in time for the dance, but will be sold at later events.

GSA East hopes to start a new tradition of spring dances, and will decide whether it’s worth pursuing based on the success of this dance.

Tickets can be purchased at the East Campus’s Student Life office before the bash, or at the community room doors the day of the event.

Although the bash will be hosted by GSA East, member Joseph Fisher encourages everyone to attend.

“This is just a fun thing for everyone,” Fisher said. “Come on out, have fun, and take another break from school.”

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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.


Park, an internationally recognized artist, lecturer and teacher, is the author of a recently published book, “Creating with Reverence.” She has developed her creative philosophy through research and teaching diverse audiences on five continents.


Lecture topics include the relationship of creativity to a continuity of generations, concepts of time, the significance of beauty, craftsmanship, our daily lives and spiritual well-being.


Her free talk is the final spring semester lecture in 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.

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