Pima Briefs

Feeling stressed? Try therapeutic petting zoo

East Campus Student Life will help students deal with end-of-semester stress by providing furry friends to play with.

Stop by the Therapeutic Petting Zoo on April 26 from 10 a.m.-noon in the East Campus courtyard.

For details, call Student Life at 206-7616.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


East Campus talk April 26 will explore transcendence

Pima Community College instructors will examine three modern philosophers during a talk entitled “Transcendence Anyone?” on April 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the East Campus community room, L-101.

Instructor Jerry H. Gill will discuss the works of Søren Kierkegaard, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Nikos Kazantzakis, and their perspective on the transcendent nature of the universe.

Gill will then join a panel discussion with instructors Gerald Peters and Suzanne Morrison.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. For additional information, call 206-7000.

-By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote


Desert Vista Campus hosts Student Showcase April 27

Community resident Belgica Macias, left, listens as surgical tech student Yasmin Espinoza de Mendoza shows how to properly handle surgical tools during the 2016 Desert Vista Student Showcase. (Melina Casillas/Aztec Press 2016)

Desert Vista Campus will hold a Student Showcase on April 27 from 4-7 p.m. to spotlight the academic achievements of Pima students. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors can learn about PCC programs including culinary arts, medical assisting, surgical technology, English as a Second Language and aviation.

Desert Vista has hosted the showcase annually since 2015. Campus Vice President Ted A. Roush called the event “a great opportunity for PCC and its students to connect with the community, showing them the amazing things students have mastered over the last academic year.”

For more information, call 206-5135.

-By Rene Escobar


Himmel Park ceremony honors Pima volunteers

Tucson Clean and Beautiful honored PCC students during a March 18 ceremony at Himmel Park marking the city’s 330th Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas project.

The initial project started in 1984 to address problems with litter in Tucson parks, streets and washes. In 2016, students from the Pima Honors Club and the Alpha Beta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa joined with other volunteer groups and contributed 20,000 hours of service.

Pima students adopted the eastern portion of Himmel Park. Their service hours included removing litter and communicating conservation issues.

Karen Kuciver, Alpha Beta Chi treasurer, participated in the ceremony.

For more information on Tucson Clean and Beautiful, visit tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org or call 791-3109.

-By Robyn Zelickson

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