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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 […]

Online Extra: 2010 Pima Graduation Ceremony

Online Extra: 2010 Pima Graduation Ceremony

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Pieroway resigns as men's basketball head coach

Pieroway resigns as men’s basketball head coach

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 […]

College aid reform passes

College aid reform passes

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

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 […]

College obtains federal stimulus funds to save adult education

College obtains federal stimulus funds to save adult education

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 […]

Desert Vista programs use federal funds for expansion

Desert Vista programs use federal funds for expansion

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 […]

PCC uses grants for DUI education, enforcement

PCC uses grants for DUI education, enforcement

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 […]

Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins regional honors

Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins regional honors

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 […]

Students mixed on bill to ban texting while driving

Students mixed on bill to ban texting while driving

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 […]

Aztec Calendar

Aztec Calendar

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 […]

Aztec Calendar

Aztec Calendar

Compiled by Marie Rodriguez Thursday, March 11: PCC Chorale and College Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFA Proscenium Theater, West Campus. Tickets: $6. Details: 206-6986. Water Balloon Toss, 1-3 p.m., Desert Vista Campus. Through March 26: Student Visual Art Gallery: “Variations,” 8 a.m.-8 p.m., West Campus, Santa Rita Building. Friday, March 12: March 12-13: Workshop: “Pinhole […]

Pima Briefs

Pima Briefs

News briefs Compiled by William Brown Commencement speakers sought The Graduation Committee for Pima Community College is seeking student speakers for Commencement. Applications must be submitted by March 26. Commencement will be on May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center Arena. Students must be receiving an associate degree to be eligible to […]

Gamers seek volunteers for March 27 NAMI Walk

Gamers seek volunteers for March 27 NAMI Walk

By Conrad Pursley Members of the East Campus gaming club, Gamers Unite, plan to turn off their consoles and put down their gamepads for Tucson’s March 27 NAMI Walk. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The NAMI Walk is […]

March 23 talk to explore history, future of food

March 23 talk to explore history, future of food

By Conrad Pursley Many Americans forget how important a good diet is for their mental and physical well-being. We go for convenience rather than choosing healthy foods. No wonder members of the current generation are predicted to be the first in U.S. history to have their parents live longer, healthier lives than themselves. Pima Community […]