Rape defense training begins March 27

The Pima Community College Police Department will offer Rape Aggression Defense training at Desert Vista Campus on March 27, April 3 and April 10.

PCC police offer the self-defense class to females as a way to help them recognize and avoid dangerous situations. The class is open to PCC employees and students, and to their friends and family members.

The classes will be held in Desert Vista’s Plaza building, room F123, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Students must attend all three sessions to complete the course.

To register, call 206- 2671 or email dps-rad@pima.edu.

For more information about the Rape Aggression Defense program, visit rad-systems.com.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


West Campus launches film, dialogue series

A film and dialogue series, “Exploring Narratives about Identity, Inclusion and Introspection,” will premier March 28.

“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” will screen at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the historical film honors working women of World War II and celebrates a “we can do it” attitude.

The film series is designed to provide an opportunity for dialogue relating to perceptions of humanity. Hosts include the West Campus Social and Behavioral Sciences department, Student Life and the Bookaneers.

A second film “Two Spirits,” will screen April 25 at the same time and location.

For further information, call West Campus Student Life at 206-6742.

-By Robyn Zelickson


East Campus hosting film screenings

East Campus Student Life will screen a series of films through March 30 to honor the contributions of women and the farmworker’s movement. The movies will be shown in the Student Life office, E6-618.

Remaining screenings include:

March 23: “Makers: Women who Make America,” 10:30a.m.-1 p.m.

March 27: “Miss Representation,” 9:30-11 a.m.

March 28: “Suffragette,” 11:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

March 28: “Cesar Chavez,” 2- 3:30 p.m.

March 29: “A League of Their Own,” 9-10:30 a.m.

March 30: “Cesar Chavez,” 10-11:30 a.m.

March 31: “Cesar Chavez,” noon-1:30 p.m.

For additional details, contact East Campus Student Life at 206-7616.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


April 5 talks explore assault awareness

Traciana Graves, a singer/songwriter and equal rights activist, will present two interactive presentations at East Campus in recognition of sexual assault awareness month.

Graves will host “Don’t Call Me a Bitch” on April 5 from 11:25 a.m.-1 p.m. at the East Campus center courtyard.

A second talk, “Understanding What Yes Means in Sex” will take place from 2-3 p.m. at the East Campus student mall.

Graves has hosted workshops across the nation advocating solutions to common obstacles such as bullying and discrimination.

Attendees will have a chance to engage in activities and discussions that encourage them to be aware of the effect of their words and actions.

For further information, contact East Campus Student Life at 206-7616.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


Amigos De Pima accepting scholarship applications

The PCC Foundation is accepting applications for Amigos De Pima scholarships. Numerous scholarship for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are available.

April 14 is the deadline to apply.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be full-time students in the academic term for which they are applying.
  • Have a 2.0 high school or college GPA
  • Submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Enroll in a Spanish language or Hispanic heritage course, or volunteer for a minimum of 16 hours of community service during the Summer or Fall 2017 semester.

Access applications on the MyPima website by clicking on the “Students” tab and then “Register and Pay.” From there, select “Apply Now For PCC Scholarships” on the left column.
For further information, email amigosdepima@pima.edu.

-By Brianna Hernandez


East Campus STEM Club seeks new members

The East Campus science, technology, engineering and mathematics club is recruiting new members.

“The primary goal of the STEM club is to better the world we live in through science and reason,” club president William Brown said. “The STEM club is a great way for individuals with a passion for the sciences to connect with other like-minded students.”

The club offers opportunities to build resumes through a variety of extracurricular activities and community outreach. Everyone is welcome, regardless of career interests or background experience.

The club meets Mondays at 1:30 p.m. in the East Campus O2 lobby office. Meeting times are subject to change.

For more information, contact Brown at wbrown3@mail.pima.edu.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


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