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Climate change topic for Speakers’ Series

November 26, 2013

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. […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: Remember true meaning of holidays

November 26, 2013

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 […]

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College students falling in health care gap

November 26, 2013

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 […]

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PCC adds text message emergency alerts

September 5, 2013

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 […]

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Pima news briefs

September 27, 2012

Pima News Briefs   Authors to discuss liberating literature   The University of Arizona will hold this year’s event to mark the 30th annual Banned Books Week. Nationally, the theme for this year is Liberating Literature. Authors Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz and Helena Maria Viramontes will have brief readings at the event. The authors are […]

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Online Extra: 2010 Pima Graduation Ceremony

August 3, 2010

Video by Mike Hawkins Click “Full Screen” button for full screen view Click 720p for HD

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Pieroway resigns as men’s basketball head coach

April 22, 2010

By Daniel Gaona It came as a shock to the Pima Community College men’s basketball team when head coach Karl Pieroway resigned from his position. The second-year coach was unavailable for comment regarding his resignation. According to an April 20 PCC press release, Pieroway talked about the stress of coaching basketball and also being a […]

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College aid reform passes

April 8, 2010

By William Brown College aid legislation accompanied President Obama’s landmark health-care reform bill — the first major student loan overhaul in four decades. The bill makes the federal government the primary lender for student aid. It cuts banks from the student loan process by removing their traditional middleman role. Under the current system, students obtain […]

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Northwest Campus to host Earth Day activities April 21

April 8, 2010

By Laura Halverson If you haven’t gone green, now is the time with Earth Day just around the corner on April 22. Pima Community College Northwest Campus will host its annual Earth Day activities on Wednesday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Denise Meeks, science department chair at Northwest Campus, said the campus […]

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College obtains federal stimulus funds to save adult education

March 25, 2010

College obtains federal funds to save adult education By William Brown Pima Community College will spend federal stimulus funds to preserve adult education. The state budget for 2011 removes all funding for adult education, including $600,000 allocated to PCC. The cut meant Pima would lose $3.4 million in matching federal funds. Chancellor Roy Flores announced […]

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Desert Vista programs use federal funds for expansion

March 25, 2010

Story and photo by Narciso Villarreal Programs ranging from avionics to phlebotomy have been introduced at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus, thanks to a federal grant program known as Title V. The U.S. Department of Education awards Title V grants to colleges such as PCC that have been designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Program goals […]

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PCC uses grants for DUI education, enforcement

March 25, 2010

By Manny Manriquez III Pima Community College is using two highway safety grants to educate students about drunken driving laws and help enforce those laws through September. The college has an average student age of 27, putting it in a special position to address the dangers of alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Nationally, the average driver involved […]

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Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins regional honors

March 25, 2010

Story by Laura Halverson Photo contributed by Alpha Beta Chi Pima Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society has been recognized within the Arizona region. The Alpha Beta Chi chapter received eight awards, including Distinguished Advisor, Hall of Honor Distinguished Chapter Officer and Distinguished Chapter of the Arizona Region. Alpha Beta Chi […]

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Students mixed on bill to ban texting while driving

March 25, 2010

Story by D.J. Ochoa Photo by Gabi Piña On-again, off-again efforts by Arizona legislators to ban texting while driving keep Pima Community College students guessing on whether they will have their texting fingers free for another year. A Senate bill to prohibit drivers from writing, reading or sending text messages and e-mails was killed, then […]

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Aztec Calendar

March 25, 2010

Compiled by Marie Rodriguez Thursday, March 25: Through March 26: Student Visual Art Gallery: “Variations,” 8 a.m.-8 p.m., West Campus, Santa Rita Building. Anton Faynberg Piano Recital, 7 p.m., CFA Recital Hall, West Campus. Tickets: $6 (discounts available). Details: 206-6986 or pima.edu/cfa. Poetry reading by PCC student Liza Porter, 8 p.m., University of Arizona Poetry […]

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