Pierce College News

December 20, 2001

Rashomon is winter play at Pierce College Theatre: opens Feb. 22

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 1:50 pm

The Pierce College winter production of Rashomon will open Feb. 22. Production dates are Feb. 22 to 23 and Feb. 27 to March 2. Wednesday, Feb. 27, is half-price night. For information from the show’s director, contact Patrick Daugherty at (253) 964-6683 or pdaugherty@pierce.ctc.edu. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for Pierce students. Reservations can be made by calling (253) 964-6710.

Daugherty has double cast the play with an all-student cadre of actors. Fight choreography is by Jeffrey Altman of the Seattle Opera.

The play, orginally a movie by the same name, is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (stage adaptation by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin). The action takes place in Kyoto, Japan, about a thousand years ago. The wife of a Samurai officer is assaulted and her husband murdered by a roving bandit. Contradictory versions of what happened are re-enacted at the trial by the bandit, the wife and the dead husband who speaks through a sorceress. Each version is true in its fashion.

Pierce College opens enrollment for 2002-2003 nursery school

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Names are being accepted for the 2001-2002 nursery school term at the Pierce College Early Childhood Education program. The program is located at the Fort Steilacoom campus, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Children must be 3 years old prior to Aug. 31, 2002, to be eligible. Parents who wish to enroll their children should contact the program prior to Feb. 15, 2002, to be eligible. Tuition is $225 for each 10-week quarter. Call (253) 964-6691 for information or to register.

The program includes developmentally appropriate activities in curriculum areas such as large and small motor skill development, music, science, dramatic play, art, literature and math.

Parent and child class begins Jan. 9 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom; spring version begins April 10

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A Wednesday morning parent and child class will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 9. Another 10-week session begins on April 10 for spring quarter.

The weekly two-hour class meets at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr., S.W., Lakewood. Parents enroll jointly with their children (aged 18 to 36 months) for the10-week class.

Children’s activities include creative free play, science, art, large and small motor skill development, music, and language development. Parent discussions center on children’s needs, stages of development, appropriate activities, child rearing and resources that may be tapped for support.

The class is a two-credit college course. There is a lab fee $66.50 and tuition fee of $18.00 for each quarter. Scholarships are available. Call (253) 964-6691 to register.

December 17, 2001

Pierce College Puyallup hosts success seminar Jan. 22

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:13 pm

Dennis Mitchell makes it his business to tell the simple secrets of success to audiences across the nation. He’ll bring his message to Pierce College Puyallup at noon on Jan. 22. The interactive seminar will be in the Gaspard Atrium of the administration building, 1601 39th Ave. S.E., in the South Hill area. The public is welcome to attend the free program. For information, call student programs at (253) 840-8487.

Mitchell is convinced success can be obtained by other means than being born into the right family or building the “right” connections. His audiences include pre-teens to business entrepreneurs. For more information, access his Web site.

Ron Sims to join Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Pierce College Puyallup Jan. 14

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:11 pm

King County Executive Ron Sims will be delivering his thoughts on Living the Dream at noon Jan. 14 in the Gaspard Building atrium at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E. in the South Hill area. The celebration is free and open to the public. For information, call Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs at (253) 840-8415.

Sims has been involved in a broad range of issues from regional efforts to restore salmon habitat to transportation that keeps the congested Puget Sound region an economic power. His integrated and innovative efforts have earned the Spokane preacher’s son national attention.

For more information about Sims, access the King County Web site.

Photo opportunity: Pierce College Puyallup students to help at local soup kitchen Jan. 15

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:08 pm

One of the Pierce College district’s core abilities that are part of every class is responsibility. The Puyallup students will be living out this ability by serving at the Tacoma Rescue Mission at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. For information, call student programs at (253) 840-8415.

The five core abilities emphasized at both Pierce College Puyallup and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom are: responsibility, information competency, multiculturalism, communication and critical thinking/problem solving.

Pierce College recognized for environmental consciousness

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NWF CONTACTS: Julian Keniry, Manager, NWF Campus Ecology Program (703) 438-6322 or keniry@nwf.org and Kathy Cacciola, NWF Campus Ecology Coordinator at (703) 438-6318 or cacciola@nwf.org

The National Wildlife Federation announced today that Pierce College is among the nation’s leading schools for using renewable energy sources. The list from NWF’s report appears below. The organization’s survey covered class offerings, recycling efforts and more. Supporting documents from NWF are available at www.nwf.org/campusecology.

In related news, the paper shredding service for the college reports Pierce saved 73 trees through shredded documents alone. This is in addition to the recycling of paper from newspapers to outdated flyers as well as the college’s reliance on e-mail for internal communication.

Fifteen Schools For Which More Than Half Of Energy Comes From Renewable Sources
(Schools listed alphabetically)
Central Oregon Community College
Central Virginia Community College
George Fox University
Jefferson Davis Community College
John Brown University
Johnson Bible College
Linfield College
Northwest Missouri State University
Pierce College
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Saint Peter’s College
Salish Kootenai College
Santa Monica College
University of Idaho
University of Portland

Washington schools participating in environmental efforts as cataloged by NWF
Bellingham Technical College
Centralia College
Gonzaga University
Henry Cogswell College
Lower Columbia College
Northwest College
Northwest Indian College
Olympic College
Peninsula College
Pierce College
Seattle Central Community College
Seattle University
South Puget Sound Community College
Walla Walla Community College
Western Washington University
Whatcom Community College

December 7, 2001

GED orientation Jan. 2; free GED prep classes begin Jan. 7 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:26 pm

Potential students are invited to a free orientation to the GED (General Education Development) program at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Cascade Room 509, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Free evaluation pre-tests will be administered at noon Jan. 3 and 4 in Cascade Room 509. The free preparatory classes will be conducted noon to 2:05 p.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 7 in the same room. Students who want more information should call (253) 964-6657.

Brashear appearance cancelled

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:25 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY

Brashear appearance cancelled

Carl Brashear’s appearance at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Feb. 5 has been cancelled due to illness.
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December 4, 2001

Parent and child class begins Jan. 9 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 5:18 pm

A Wednesday morning parent and child class will begin at 9 a.m., Jan. 9. The weekly two-hour class meets at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr., S.W., Lakewood. Parents enroll jointly with their children (aged 18 to 36 months) for the10-week class.

Children’s activities include creative free play, science, art, large and small motor skill development, music, and language development. Parent discussions center on children’s stages of development, age-appropriate activities, child rearing and support resources.

The class is a two-credit college course. There is a lab fee $66.50 and tuition fee of $18.00. Scholarships are available. Call (253) 964-6691 to register.