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‘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 […]

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

By MELINA CASILLAS After five years of being on probation and notice, the Higher Learning Commission has recognized Pima Community College’s improvement and has removed the college from “notice.” PCC began facing scrutiny after the summer of 2012 when allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-Chancellor Ray Flores became public. The college was first placed on […]

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

By EDDIE CELAYA The March 8 Pima Community College Governing Board meeting will be remembered for two reasons: its nearly intolerable length and its bombshell accusations. A scheduled vote on the college’s most important issue, tuition rates, was postponed. The nearly five and a half hour long meeting tested the patience of the board members, […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions.   Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo Ashley Goode is a student at PCC and a mother at home. She’s studying behavioral health at Desert Vista Campus and loves to have “Goode” days. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying most, […]

THE WORD: How do you spend your extra money?

THE WORD: How do you spend your extra money?

Interviews and photos by Elise Stahl at Northwest Campus   “Usually on either crafts or on the kids I babysit.” Caleb Kern Major: Nursing   “Sometimes I spend it on clothes or something, but mostly I’ve been saving it to get gas and stuff like that.” Ashley Dixon Major: Business   “Smoothies and Starbucks.” Amy […]

SPEAKERS' SERIES: Talk to focus on global strategies

SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Talk to focus on global strategies

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Pima Community College will stage the final installment of its spring speakers’ series on April 4. Instructor Maureen Salzer will discuss “Going Global Without Leaving Town: Strategies for Internationalizing the General Education Curriculum.” The presentation will be in the community board room (building C) at the PCC district office, 4095 […]

PIMA BRIEFS

PIMA BRIEFS

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 […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: March 23 - April 5

AZTEC CALENDAR: March 23 – April 5

CAMPUS EVENTS April 5: Poetry literary slam, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the Student Center to show off your poetry skills and share them with other students. Details: Student Life, 206-2121 April 5: Traciana Graves, “Don’t Call Me a Bitch,” 11:25 a.m.-noon, East Campus center courtyard. Interactive event for men […]

Athletics audit suggests changes in record-keeping

Athletics audit suggests changes in record-keeping

By EDDIE CELAYA An internal audit of Pima Community College athletics department business practices found late deposits, lax internal controls and improperly stored athletes’ documents. The audit said current studentathlete’s files are properly secured at the Downtown Campus, but older records dating to the 1980s are kept in two separate broom closets in the West […]

Desert Vista library re-opens

Desert Vista library re-opens

  By RENE ESCOBAR  Pima Community College’s Desert Vista library has reopened after being closed 14 months for renovation. The college used federal Title V grant funds to pay for the $1 million project. The renovated library exhibits a modern look with glass walls and open floor space. It features all-new furnishings, computers and outlet […]

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors will consider raising in-state tuition and cutting employee benefits at its next meeting. The March 8 meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Community Board Room (Building C) at the District Office complex, 4095 E. Broadway Blvd. TUITION DISCUSSION The governing board might decide […]

Faculty talk will explore diversity

Faculty talk will explore diversity

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College will host its second spring semester installment of a faculty Speakers’ Series on March 7. PCC reading instructor Dorothy Brown-Smith will discuss “Cultural Awareness and Consciousness” in her presentation. “When I am speaking of cultural awareness/consciousness, I am speaking of being conscious, mindful, attentive, cognizant and knowledgeable about diverse […]

Pima Briefs

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 […]

East Campus receives federal STEM grant

East Campus receives federal STEM grant

By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Pima Community College East Campus has received a $3.1 million federal grant to supplement the science, technology, engineering and math programs offered to students. The campus qualified for the STEM grant because it is a Hispanic-Serving Institute, meaning that 25 percent of enrolled students are of Hispanic descent. The U.S. […]

BEST BETS: Enjoy fairs and festivals this February

BEST BETS: Enjoy fairs and festivals this February

Compiled by Elise Stahl The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty to do around town. Here are some festivals and activities happening in Tucson to keep your February fun: Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival & Car Show Feb. 18 View a variety of trucks and cars, enjoy live blues music and fill up […]