Pima Briefs

Student veterans plan March 23 fundraiser

Pima Community College’s Student Veteran Organization will hold a hotdog fundraiser on March 23 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Free Speech area.

A hotdog, chips and drink costs $5. Proceeds provide funding for student veterans to attend conferences that help them reach full potential in civilian life.

For further information, call Downtown Campus Student Life at 206-7106.

-By Robyn Zelickson


Northwest Campus to celebrate Spirit Week

Northwest Campus will celebrate Spirit Week March 7-9.

Students can come dressed as a “twin” by wearing the same clothes as a friend on Tuesday, March 7. They can show their Pima pride by wearing school colors on Wednesday, March 8, and they can dress in the colors of their favorite sports teams on Thursday, March 9.

For more information, call the Student Life Center at 206-2121.

-By Elise Stahl


Desert Vista hosts career café March 8

Desert Vista Campus will hold a free career café for all Pima Community College students on March 8 from noon-2 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Faculty and staff volunteers will share tips, information and handouts on job searching and career exploration skills. Free coffee will be available.

“Changing careers” is the special brew topic for March.

Another career café will be held April 12. Its special brew topic will be “Small Talk for a Big Career.”

For additional information, call program coordinator Gustavo Miranda at 206-5235.

-By Rene Escobar


“Up with People” at Downtown Campus

Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus wants students to get involved in its cultural fair ‘Up with People’ on March 15 in the Amethyst Room from 1-4 p.m.

High school and college students from throughout Tucson will have opportunities to attend workshops and to meet people from different cultural backgrounds.

Seminars, musical shows and other activities will be presented. The objective of this far is set positive changes.

The event is free and open to the public but space is limited.

Check in time is at 12:45 p.m. Register at http://www.upwithpeople.org/UWPday.

For more information, call Student Life at 206-7258.

-By Dakota Fincher


Plarn Party for the homeless

Join Gabriella Encinas Monday, March 6 at the Amethyst Community room at Downtown Campus from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. to plarn.

“Plarn” stands for plastic yarn. The goal is to have 30 mats to give to the homeless at Corinne

Anderson’s RISE homeless event on April 22.

There will be pies and movies while you weave the plarn.

“I feel like I needed to be a part of something bigger.” Encinas said about her Honors Endeavor Project.

Plastic bag donations are appreciated, but not required.

For more information contact gabbersenc67@gmail.com

-By Dakota Fincher


Downtown hosts Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies Summit

Pima Community College’s Downtown campus invites everyone to learn about ethnic, gender and transborder studies, March 10 starting 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

The summit theme is ‘Promoting Excellence in Social Justice Education’ in morning panels.

Participants will help design a ‘Center of Excellence’ in afternoon workshops.

There will be speakers, workshops, art exhibits, book signings, university recruiters with transfer information and more.

Register online at tinyutl.com/EGTSSummit2017 for a provided lunch.

This event is free but space is limited.

For more information call 206-7046.

-By Dakota Fincher

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