East Campus

East Campus to begin passport services

April 2, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS As of March 2, the Pima Community College East Campus is designated to accept and execute passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. It will verify the information of first-time applicants, minors and applicants who are not eligible to renew by mail. The East […]

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Students hangry for solutions

March 8, 2018

BY JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College students are wondering what is going on with their food services, or lack thereof, at the Northwest, Downtown and East campuses. Before this semester began, those campus cafeterias closed because Follet wasn’t making enough of a profit in the cafeterias to cover their staffing costs. Micah Paul Sherman, student […]

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Pantry raid: Students benefit

November 16, 2017

Photo and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima’s West Campus is in the process of creating a food bank for students who aren’t getting enough to eat. The West Campus Social Services Student Organization is the club that brought this idea to the drawing board, with the Student Life Center’s staff support. Roxanna Lucero, Student Life […]

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Sensory Lesson

May 4, 2017

Artwork on East Campus includes this 2016 welded, oxidized steel camera sculpture by Joan Waters titled “the single lens reflex.” An accompanying plaque reads: We experience the world through our five senses—taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. This sculpture asks us to examine what happens when we limit our perception to one sensory lens—the visual. […]

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EMT instructor sees program as force for good

May 4, 2017

Stories and photos by ALEX de LEÓN Laura Pieslewicz is a busy woman. “I don’t really know how to sit still,” she said. “I think I thrive on organized chaos.” Pieslewicz, 39, works as an emergency medical technician, teaches hospital-related courses at Banner University Medical Center and has taught full time for Pima Community College’s EMT […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

April 20, 2017

A quick conversation with Gabby Encinas  Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   Gabby Encinas, a member of the East Campus Student Life team, is majoring in psychology.   Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and […]

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Veterinary program: paws to refresh

April 20, 2017

Stories By DALE VILLEBURN OLD COYOTE Caretakers gather their tools, carefully monitoring the vitals of the unconscious patient on the examination table. They spread the patient’s jaws open and a procedure begins. Fitz, a 3-year-old Queensland Heeler mix, is undergoing a dental checkup at Pima Community College’s East Campus veterinary center. It’s a non-invasive procedure […]

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Pima volunteers ‘RISE’ for homeless

March 23, 2017

 By ROBYN ZELICKSON Homelessness remains a pervasive problem in America. The Tucson/Pima Coalition to End Homelessness reported 1,762 homeless people in January 2016. Of those, 281 were veterans. The 2017 count has just been completed and results are being tabulated. We may ask, what can we do to help end homelessness? Pima Community College student […]

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East Campus repeats history

September 17, 2015

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, […]

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Astrophysicist talk ‘over the moon’

April 9, 2015

By MICKEY RAY LAMB Pima Community College’s East Campus welcomed astrophysicist Cameron Hummels for the second installment of its “Astronomy for All” series on March 26. Hummels, who received his doctorate from the University of Arizona in astronomy, gave a lecture, “The Moon: Formation, Exploration and Habitation.” His talk covered manned journeys to the celestial […]

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New East Campus astronomy series out of this world

March 12, 2015

By MICKEY RAY LAMB East Campus is using a “bringing the universe to your backyard” theme for an “Astronomy for All” series designed specifically for non-scientists. “We really want people to come from the community,” event organizer Maria Pereira said. “That’s who these events are for, people without a science background.” The next installment of […]

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East Campus hosts astronomy program

February 24, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College’s East Campus invites guests to explore the galaxy in their Astronomy for All series. Their debut event will take place Feb. 25 at the East Campus Community Room and observatory. Megan Reiter, a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, will present a lecture […]

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The Word: What new movie do you want to see?

September 18, 2014

Photos and interviews by Alex Fruechtenicht on East Campus “Deadpool” Samuel Perez Major: Aeronautical engineering “As Above, So Below” April Harlow Major: Liberal arts “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” Rodolfo Canales Major: Mechanical engineering “The Book of Life” Bridgette Montano Major: Liberal arts “Interstellar” Ben Paric Major: Science associate degree

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Students organize leadership conference

February 19, 2013

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI Pima Community College’s East Campus put leadership into action Feb. 8 with its first student-organized conference. Caleb Rhodes, student government president, initiated the all-day conference with support from fellow students and from East Campus administrators including Student Life Advisor Constance Strickland. “I suggested it and they’ve been amazing with going along with […]

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