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Writing instructor connects with students

Writing instructor connects with students

By ELISE STAHL Scores of unusual objects line the tops of Kenneth Vorndran’s office cabinets. One object appears to be a miniature brain sitting in a pan. Another is a dog toy with an Icelandic address written on it. Still another is a stuffed canine being skewered by a small nail. And there are dozens […]

Northwest Campus DUI event

Northwest Campus DUI event

   

Northwest Campus dedicates building

Northwest Campus dedicates building

By WILL WILLCOXSON Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 24 for its new 48,000-square-foot instructional building. “This has been a long time coming,” Northwest Campus Acting President Darla Zirbes said. “We are eager for students to enjoy learning in a bright, new space that is as modern and well-equipped as […]

Students praise expanded Northwest Campus center

Students praise expanded Northwest Campus center

By WILL WILLCOXSON Students and employees are enjoying the new and expanded student life center at Northwest Campus. “It’s my first time in here and I already love it,” said student Brianna Reyes, 22. “It’s fun, relaxed and I’m not pressured by rules.” The center opened in Fall 2013, replacing the old bookstore. The former […]

Pima Briefs

Pima Briefs

Compiled by Shana Rose ‘Trunk or Treat’ coming Oct. 26 Halloween falls on a Thursday this year. For some, this means hitting the bars and clubs for Thirsty Thursday, attending big house parties or stocking up on candy by trick or treating. But what about the little ones whose parents can’t take them trick or […]

Massive building rising on Northwest Campus

Massive building rising on Northwest Campus

BY SHANA ROSE   It’s hard to miss the major construction under way at the south end of Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus.   The three-story building taking shape is the future G building. The 48,000-square-foot structure will house seven classrooms, a lecture hall, nine science labs, a math emporium and 11 faculty offices.   […]

Northwest Campus to celebrate Earth Day

Northwest Campus to celebrate Earth Day

By PALOMA MELLO Pima Community College Northwest Campus will hold an Earth Day celebration on April 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second level. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, encourage students, employees and members of the community to explore the natural world. Participants can learn about native plants […]

Northwest Campus president leaving

Northwest Campus president leaving

By PALOMA MELLO Alojzy “Alex” Kajstura, the Pima Community College Northwest Campus president, is leaving the college June 30 after two years on the job. Kajstura joined PCC as Northwest Campus president in June 2011. Darla Zirbes, vice president of instruction at Community Campus, will serve as acting campus president beginning July 1. Interim Chancellor […]

Event plugs solar power

Event plugs solar power

 By LIAM McINERNEY More than 50 organizations and community groups took part in Earth Science Day at Northwest Campus on Oct. 17. An event that runs once a semester, Earth Science Day promotes education for the geosciences through presentations and displays. Numerous hands-on science and engineering activities helped spark students interest in the natural world, […]

Pima’s Northwest Campus builds science facility

Pima’s Northwest Campus builds science facility

By ERIC KLUMP For the first time in eight years, a new building will be added to Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus. Construction of the tentatively named Science Lab and Chemistry Building is scheduled to begin in October at PCC’s newest and fastest growing campus. Classes will begin at the facility in spring 2014. The […]

Pima campus coverage

Pima campus coverage

CAMPUS COVERAGE   DESERT VISTA Food drive continues   A canned food drive for the Community Food Bank will continue until Nov. 16. Anyone interested in donating may bring canned foods to the Student Life Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A car wash will be held at the Fitness Center on Sept. […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

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 […]

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage   Desert Vista food drive starting   Desert Vista Campus will hold an ongoing canned food drive starting Sept. 12 and running through Nov. 16. Canned donations will be accepted at the Student Life office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until the drive ends in November. For more information, […]

Online Extra: Summer Updates

Online Extra: Summer Updates

Photo by James Kelley 2010 Pima Graduation Ceremony Former Pima coach Roderick Gary named men’s head basketball coach Former Pima, USA Baseball and Foothills coach Jason Hisey named head baseball coach Men’s soccer holding tryouts July 5 and July 7 Aztecs earn Academic All-American accolades Three softball players selected to All-American teams Japanese Speech Contest, […]

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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 […]