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Pima Community College offers free Math Bridge program

Pima Community College offers free Math Bridge program

By KATTA MAPES Pima students from any campus with a score of 35 or higher on the math component of the Compass test are invited to a free non-credit, seven-week program to build math and study skills. The course is designed to improve math readiness and confidence. “Math Bridge classes are a great choice for […]

Pima Community College students named All Arizona

Pima Community College students named All Arizona

By JAIME VERWYS Phi Theta Kappa’s 2015 All-Arizona Academic Team has honored 12 Pima Community College students for their acedemic excellence. Four students, Alex Martinez Figueroa, Eduardo Lujan-Olivas, Francy Luna Diaz and Julia Mona, earned First Team honors. Alejandra Fraijo Arce, Fernanda Fraijo Arce,Grace Gainey, Joseph Martens, Alicea Riley, Chris Strothmann, Brooke Weber and Yaritza […]

'Vagina Monologues' welcomes Pima actors for March 31 show

‘Vagina Monologues’ welcomes Pima actors for March 31 show

By S. PAUL BRYAN Pima Community College’s West campus is putting on a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Thursday, March 31, at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. An open casting call and information meeting regarding this upcoming show, and its need for cast members, is Tuesday, Feb 2 at 3 p.m. in […]

Northwest Campus celebrates Black History Month

Northwest Campus celebrates Black History Month

By KATTA MAPES Northwest Campus will present a program about the Black Panther Party on Feb. 2 as part of its Black History Month celebration. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center, Room D-201. Student Services Advanced Specialist Bobby Burns will recognize the 50 year anniversary of the movement by […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

PCC Dental Clinic renovated with new technology The Pima Community College West Campus Dental Clinic will receive a grant funding renovations for their patient waiting room and lobby. In addition to new cabinets and a bathroom in the lobby, the grant will also help fund updates to seven dental operatories, as well as computer-aided design […]

News Briefs

News Briefs

Pima now offers online courses to 28 states Arizona State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Council, which oversees online education, recently authorized Pima Community College to offer online classes and degree programs to 28 states. The 28 states are a part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. All states which are a part of […]

SandScript wins first place in national competition

SandScript wins first place in national competition

by ALYSSA RAMER Pima Community College’s SandScript 2015 recently won awards from the Community College Humanities Association. It was named National Winner and First Place Winner in the Southwestern Division of its Literary Magazine Competition. SandScript is a printed collection of student art, short stories and poetry compiled by the Literary Magazine Workshop class (WRT […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

Health field information session Pima Community College will host an information session for health related professions on Nov. 4 at the West Campus, room AG-19. The session will teach interested students about the application process, program prerequisites and more. The session is for West Campus programs such as dental hygiene, dental laboratory, dental assisting, radiologic […]

Speakers’ Series free to the public

Speakers’ Series free to the public

by KIT B. FASSLER Pima Community College scheduled three speakers for fall semester to talk about different topics of interest.  The free talks starts at 6 p.m. in PCC’s district offices at 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., in the Community Board Room, C-105.  Light refreshment will be served. Last Oct. 6, Jerry Gill, a Humanities instructor,  […]

Writing workshop gets creative

Writing workshop gets creative

by DANYELLE KHMARA Pima Community College’s Fall 2015 Creative Writing Workshop on fiction, led by Meg Files, is at the Downtown Campus, from Oct. 16-18. Files teaches creative writing classes at the West Campus and directs the Pima Writers’ Workshop every year. She’s authored a number of books, including novels, a short story collection, collections […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

New acting provost selected for PCC Dolores Durán-Cerda, assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs has accepted the position of Pima Community College Provost and Chief Academic Officer in an acting capacity. She has served as special assistant to the Provost and as acting assistant vice chancellor. Durán-Cerda was also a member of the project management […]

West Campus moment of silence

West Campus moment of silence

  By KIT FASSLER Pima Community College West Campus students and staff members joined the ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the hit on the World Trade Centers Sept.11, 2001.  The ceremony was held at the Palm Court area at 2 p.m.  Students joined in the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Student Advisory Board […]

Peace Corps visits PCC

Peace Corps visits PCC

By NICK MEYERS It’s a big world out there, and now is your chance to see it. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is coming to Pima Community College to speak in conjuction with Congressman Raul Grijalva about the opportunities the program can provide as well as the importance of service in our own communities. Peace […]

East Campus repeats history

East Campus repeats history

By AUDRIE FORD The 1800s are visiting Pima Community College’s East Campus on Sept. 17. The East Campus will be hosting Constitution and Citizenship Day, providing an opportunity for students to register to vote for the upcoming elections and learn more about the founding of the United States. We Make History, a historical reenactment group, […]

PCC wins award for conservation

PCC wins award for conservation

By ALYSSA RAMER Over the summer, Pima Community College participated in a conservation competition known as the Campus Conservation Nationals to lessen its energy and water use. PCC won the grand prize for water conservation, with Downtown Campus taking the lead in the effort. Pima conserved almost 250,000 gallons of water in its introductory year […]