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New Marana outlet mall is a shopper’s oasis

New Marana outlet mall is a shopper’s oasis

by NATE KEZER Tucson Premium Outlets, the new outlet mall located just off the Twin Peaks exit, celebrated their grand opening on Oct. 1. The celebration included special events and prize giveaways, as well as entertainment. It all started with a ribbon cutting ceremony and keynote speech from the mayor, followed by several features and […]

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 […]

Desert Vista’s  library remodel

Desert Vista’s library remodel

By VALERIE TURCIOS The Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus library is being redesigned to include an Integrated Learning Center, thanks to a $2.6 million Title V grant.    The library has temporarily moved to the Pueblo building, Ocotillo Room, during the renovation process.     The cost of the redesign will total between $800,000 […]

Newest board member selected to replace Cortez

Newest board member selected to replace Cortez

By NICK MEYERS Pima Community College’s longest serving board member has stepped down after 20 years representing Pima County’s 5th District. Marty Cortez announced her resignation in a letter to Pima County Superintendent Linda Arzoumanian on June 26. Arzoumanian appointed Martha Durkin, Tucson’s deputy city manager, as Cortez’s replacement on Aug. 29 to serve until […]

Pima searches for new head of police

Pima searches for new head of police

By JAMIE VERWYS Campus safety is an important component of education. PCC’s police department maintains offices at each five campuses, and is made up of fully certified law enforcement officers. However, the top role of the college’s law enforcement agency has sat empty this summer. Currently, Pima is in the process of selecting a new […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

Convocation RSVP due by April 24 Pima Community College students graduating this semester are encouraged to participate in a pre-graduation celebration on May 1 at 6 p.m. in the PCC West Campus gymnasium. The convocation will highlight academic achievement, student testimonials and music entertainment. International food will be served immediately after the program at the […]

East Campus hosts astronomy program

East Campus hosts astronomy program

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 […]

Campuses call police as disruptions unfold

Campuses call police as disruptions unfold

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College has seen a few disruptive student incidents this semester, reminding students and employees of the need to stay alert and aware of their surroundings. On April 5, a fighting incident was reported at East Campus. Additional information about the incident was not available before Aztec Press went to the […]

THE WORD: What would you pick for a last meal?

THE WORD: What would you pick for a last meal?

  “Menudo. It has a lot of fatand stuff but it wouldn’t matter anymore.” Azalea Morhaim       “I’m just a steak and potatoes guy. It’s my all-time favorite meal.” Scott Rebeck     “Linguini and clams with a glass of pinot grigio wine.” Andria Pelleshia     “Just a cheeseburger for me. I […]

State halts veteran admissions

State halts veteran admissions

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is prohibited from enrolling new student veterans for at least 60 days following a suspension of benefits from the Arizona Veterans Education & Training Approving Agency.   A March 18 letter from the VETAA to Chancellor Lee Lambert detailed the reasons for the sanction, including failure to accurately report […]

Pima's nursing department adapts after dean resigns

Pima’s nursing department adapts after dean resigns

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Pima Community College’s dean of nursing, Marty Mayhew, resigned from her position Jan. 28 following the completion of an independent investigation into claims of her misconduct. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 449, which represents 140 Pima employees, filed an anonymous complaint of no-confidence against […]

Climate change topic for Speakers’ Series

Climate change topic for Speakers’ Series

By SHAQ DAVIS Pima Community College chemistry instructor Silvia Kolchens will discuss her climate change research at the Arctic’s edge during a Dec. 3 presentation. Her talk, the final session of the 2013 Speakers’ Series, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room of PCC’s District Office Building C at 4905 E. […]

FROM THE EDITOR: Remember true meaning of holidays

FROM THE EDITOR: Remember true meaning of holidays

By ANDREW PAXTON As we prepare for the holiday season with thoughts of big meals and expensive new gadgets, few of us take the time to consider what we are supposed to be celebrating in the first place. Most people don’t understand the history of the rituals they engage in year after year, and those […]

College students falling in health care gap

College students falling in health care gap

By DANA BOYD Numerous college students fall into a gap when it comes to the new Affordable Care Act. While students under 26 will still be covered by their parents’ insurance provider under the new law, others are not covered and don’t work the minimum number of hours to receive coverage from an employer. This […]

PCC adds text message emergency alerts

PCC adds text message emergency alerts

By SHAQ DAVIS Pima Community College implemented a new emergency notification system on Aug. 26, part of an ongoing effort to improve security and safety. The PCCAlert system allows students, parents, employees and members of the community to receive up-to-date text messages about violence, hazards and major disruptions on Pima campuses. “The safety of everyone […]