‘RISE UP’ seeks to empower women

Forty Pima Community College students can attend a free women’s empowerment conference on April 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the West Campus community room, JG-05. Lunch will be provided.

“RISE UP” embraces themes of radiate, innovate, service, empowerment, unify and purpose. Guest speakers and sessions will help participants gain leadership and planning experience.

To reserve a spot, register at bit.ly/RISEUP2017.

For more information, call 206-4500 or email jawellborn@pima.edu or drodriguezpitel@pima.edu.

-By Melina Casillas


West Campus to show ‘The Rebound’

PCC student Mario Moran will be on hand for a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Rebound” on April 11 at 7 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

“The Rebound” tracks the journey of Moran and his Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team during their quest for a national title.

A wheelchair basketball demonstration at 6:30 p.m. will precede the screening. Moran will conduct a question-and-answer session following the film.

To RSVP, visit thereboundpima.eventbrite.com. 

-By Elise Stahl

Desert Vista helps build resumes

Desert Vista Campus will hold a career café on April 12 from noon-2 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Activities will include resume tips, cover letter tips, interview skills and online job connections. April’s “specialty brew” topic is Small Talk for a Big Career. Free coffee will be available.

This event is free and open to all PCC students. For more information, contact career café coordinator Gustavo Miranda at 206-5235.

-By Rene Escobar


Visiting Scholar to give two lectures

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Gabriela Abramac, Ph.D., will give lectures on April 13 at two PCC campuses.

The first lecture, “The Holocaust in the Balkans: Narratives of Loss and Survival,” will take place at West Campus in A-G19 at noon. The second lecture, “Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe: Lessons for the U.S.,” will be at Downtown Campus in LB-153 at 4 p.m.

Abramac, a Croatia native, is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

She has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Abramac founded Sokrat Language Institute in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2000 and is currently researching language use, acquisition and maintenance in New York’s multilingual Haredi society.

Registration is open until April 11. To RSVP, contact Yvonne Perez at yperez11@pima.edu.

-By Elise Stahl


RSVP for graduation multicultural convocation

Spring 2017 graduates who plan to attend PCC’s multicultural convocation must register by April 21.

The May 12 convocation is a smaller, more intimate event than the formal graduation ceremony. It celebrates graduates’ achievements and diversity with food, music and student testimonials. It is open to all graduates and their families.

Festivities take place at West Campus. The free program will begin at 6 p.m. in the Aztec gymnasium and continue with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Palm Courtyard, which is located just south of the gym.

The reception includes a diversity celebration in which graduates and their guests can sample a variety of cultural foods.

Student participants will receive a sash they can wear to the graduation ceremony, which takes place May 18 at the Tucson Convention Center Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.

RSVP for the convocation by emailing collegeevents@pima.edu. Include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Number of guests (no limit)

For more information, visit pima.edu/events/multicultural-convocation.

-By Melina Casillas

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