Day: October 19, 2017

Technology breathes virtual life into paramedic program

October 19, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is on the verge of revolutionizing its education programs with cutting-edge virtual reality technology and advanced teaching ideas. Devin Marble wrote the proposal that persuaded Pima to invest in an Insta360Pro video camera, which was obtained last month. Marble is a paramedicine instructor, video skills specialist, Tucson […]

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Horoscope

October 19, 2017

By Vanesa Barnett

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BEST BETS

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   KFMA FALL BALL 10/21 Fall Ball returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Oct. 21, tickets are $40 and VIP $130. It will feature the stylistics of Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Beartooth and Breaking Benjamin. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.   Tucson Half Marathon 5K 10/29 Tucson Medical […]

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Top Ten: Streetwear brands

October 19, 2017

By PJ Regole Clearly there is no way to definitively name a top ten in order, especially during a time in which so many emerging brands are releasing so many pieces at a rate I wish my wallet could keep up with. With a large amount of bias, here is what I believe to be […]

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PCC paramedic program ranks high nationally

October 19, 2017

By STEPHEN MOORE Graduates of Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute paramedic program have consistently higher pass rates than Arizona’s statewide and national averages for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ paramedic exam. PSESI, Arizona and national first attempt passing rates the NREMT paramedic are shown in Chart A, according to […]

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PCC program benefits from $1.5 million grant

October 19, 2017

Story & photos by STEPHEN MOORE Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute will benefit from a $1.5 million grant awarded to the Tucson Fire Department in September. The grant allows 24 Tucson firefighters to attend the paramedic program at PSESI, according to Deputy Chief Mike Garcia. The cost, which is about $62,500 per […]

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Take me to your leader

October 19, 2017

Free conferences at PCC teach students new leadership skills By MICHELA WILSON At 29, I’ve almost grown out of my teenage Daria phase. So when Pima Community College offered a free leadership conference, it made sense to sign up. The Sept. 29 conference was called Emerging Leaders and is just one of several leadership opportunities available […]

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Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

October 19, 2017

By ALEX DE LEÓN At last count, 58 people were killed and over 500 were wounded Oct. 1 by gunman Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay hotel room in Las Vegas. Most of the victims were attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Strip. Jason Aldean was […]

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PCC instructor recipient of award

October 19, 2017

Administrator Irene Robles-Lopez hopes to create a more proactive system for students By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College administrator Irene Robles-Lopez was surprised when her colleagues nominated her for the National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region VI award. The nomination in itself was rewarding even more so when she grabbed the win. “Anybody […]

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Happy campers

October 19, 2017

Trailer enthusiasts showcase their vintage trailers during Tucson Modernism Week Story and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation presented Tucson Modernism Week Oct. 7-15. Many activities took place around the city, such as art exhibits, dance performances and lectures about design and architecture. The final weekend included the Vintage Trailer Show, which is […]

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Documenting DACA

October 19, 2017

PCC instructor plans student-based project By VANESA BARNETT  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been under a lot these last couple of years. Now more than ever, President Donald Trump wants to take the program away for good. Many people have been fighting and standing up for what they believe in to keep […]

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More sun-fueled energy coming Pima’s way

October 19, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College has been a pioneer in using solar panels and teaching photovoltaic installation. In spring of 2015 PCC began planning solar installation projects. Later that year PCC began Phase 1 of 2 to install solar panels. Installation has been completed at West, Downtown, Community and Desert Vista campuses, along with […]

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Nursing program receives tech grant

October 19, 2017

PCC makes a deal with Hewlett-Packard to acquire 280 new computers for its nursing students By CLARISSA EDWARDS Soon, Pima Community College’s nurses will be putting down their pens and placing their fingers on the future. The department’s nursing program is keeping up to date with the latest in computerized testing and will be receiving […]

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Pima’s Top Tier CEO

October 19, 2017

By PJ REGOLE At Pima Community College, students are encouraged to maintain a standard of excellence. However, that doesn’t come from just anywhere — it starts from the top. PCC’s own Chancellor Lee D. Lambert holds to this standard, and is clearly setting an example. “This award that I received in which I was recommended […]

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PCC moves the bar on inmate education

October 19, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT Pima Community College has an ongoing agreement with the Federal Prison effective on Oct. 1, that is renewed every four years. “PCC has taught classes at the FCC since the mid-1990s under a contract with the Bureau of Prisons that is renewed every four years.  It is an all-male prison,” Tony Offret, […]

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