Pierce College News

January 25, 2002

Professor brings communication research on chimps to Pierce College Puyallup Feb. 27

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Roger Fouts of Central Washington University – Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute will share his research on chimpanzee gestural language at noon, Feb. 27 in the lecture hall of the Brouillet Library/Science Building at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E. in the South Hill area. The lecture is sponsored by Puyallup’s student programs and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (253) 840-8415.

Fouts?presentation will cover more than 35 years of research related to recent studies on free-living chimpanzee gestural dialects. The implications of the Darwinian model for human endeavors such as science and ethics will be included in the discussion.

For more information about Fouts’ work, access http://www.cwu.edu/~cwuchci.

Pierce College Continuing Education offers wide range of classes for creativity, self-esteem and practical knowledge

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Build your Self-esteem, 6:30 ?9 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to Feb. 27
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $65
You can reduce your stress and become more outgoing by examining your own opinion of yourself. Through visualization and humor the instructor guides you to new ways to think. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Divorced, Not Discarded, 6:30 ?9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $45 (optional workbook $25)
Specifically designed to empower women and dispel fear through knowledge, this class will offer information about finding the right attorney, helping children through the process and obtaining living expenses. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Manage Your Own Construction Project, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26
Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.W., $55, ($45 each if two family members attend)
Even if you are hiring a contractor, this class can help you get organized, set a budget and schedule and maintain quality control. Bring a sack lunch. Clock hours available for real estate agents. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Wedding Coordinator, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan 28 or Monday, Feb. 11
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $35
Whether you are planning your own nuptial event, serving as staff in a church or would like to build your own wedding business, you can pick up tips on running a smooth event. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Stock Market 101, 6:30 ?8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $25
Invest a little time and make better financial decisions with this class that covers basic stock terminology, compares growth and income stocks and demystifies the stock quotes in the newspaper. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Fishing Fly Tying, 6:30 ?8:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 11
Continuing Education at Puyallup, 812 39th Ave. S.W., $89 plus tools and supplies
A beautiful and practical art form, learn to tie attractive flies for nearly any application. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Beginning drawing, 6:30 ?8:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 25
The Highlands at South Hill, 502 43rd Ave. SE, Puyallup, $89 plus supplies
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Turn your doodles into delights by learning about space, light, form and composition in this evening drawing class. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Flower Arranging, 6:30 ?8:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 18
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $149 includes supplies
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Using fresh flowers, learn from both demonstrations and your own experience to do traditional and more contemporary arrangements as well as bow-making. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Beginning Photography, 6 ?8:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 4 to March 11 plus one field trip March 2
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $69 plus equipment and supplies
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Primarily for the beginner with a 35 mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera, the class will cover exposures, flash, composition, lens and film selection. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Wire Work for Jewelry, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to March 5
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood, $69 plus supplies and tools
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Create your own wire and bead jewelry with simple hand tools. Suggested tools for the first class and project include needle nose, round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters and a ruler. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Decorative Wall Finishes, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9
Continuing Education at Puyallup, 812 39th Ave. S.W., $63 includes supplies
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Wallpaper isn’t quite right but plain latex isn’t working either? Learn hands-on to do sponge painting, stippling, glazing and marbling techniques in this one-day class. Wear paint clothes and bring a sack lunch. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

New Indian Cuisine, 6:30 ?8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13
Puyallup High School, 105 7th St. S.W., Puyallup, $35
Call (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to register.
Simple and elegant, learn to make tandoor chicken, basmati pilaf, curried salmon and other delectable delights for the palate. For more information, call (253) 840-8450.

Rashomon opens Feb. 22 with technical wizardry helping tell an ancient story

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The Pierce College winter production of Rashomon will open Feb. 22. The sets by Fred Metzger will incorporate continuous projected video elements, mood lighting, a continuous sound score and modern-day periaktoi.*

Production dates are Feb. 22 to 23 and Feb. 27 to March 2. Wednesday, Feb. 27, is half-price night. Shows are 8 p.m. in the theatre, Cascade Building, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for Pierce students. Reservations can be made by calling (253) 964-6710.

Director Patrick Daugherty has double cast the play with an all-student cadre of actors.

The play was originally a movie by the same name. The plot is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa adapted for the stage by Fay 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.

*Periaktoi were an ancient theater method of changing scenery consisting of triangular columns on each side of the stage that could rotate to indicate different locations.

January 14, 2002

Pierce College Continuing Education offers two basic computer courses taught in Korean

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Introduction to Computers
In a four-session course, instructor Sun Ok Kirst guides her students through the most basic information about computers from the mouse and keyboard to simple software use. The course earns one college credit. Cost: $129.
The class will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays Jan. 25 to Feb. 15 in Building P-11 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. For information in Korean, call (253) 460-9669.
To register, phone (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Introduction to the Internet
This four-session course, taught by Sun Ok Kirst, will cover using the Internet in both English and Korean. Included will be downloading Korean language menus and text writers as well as how to use e-mail. Cost: $99 alone, $85 if taken along with Introduction to Computers.
The class will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, March 1 to 22 in Building P-11 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. For information in Korean, call (253) 460-9669.
To register, phone (253) 964-6616 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Pierce College nominates local residents for academic team

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Each year Pierce College nominates students from each college for the All-USA Academic Team. These students will be honored in a ceremony at the state capitol in February.

Pierce College Puyallup

James Charles of Graham – student at Pierce College Puyallup and University of Washintgon Tacoma
Charles is already taking classes at University of Washington Tacoma for his computer science major with a GPA of 3.97. The 31-year-old’s goals broadened after organizing the PC Students’ Technology Outreach Camp for Kids program for a dozen fourth graders, the result of a writing project. Charles will pursue a minor in nonprofit management to help nonprofits take full advantage of technology. Now he and his girls, 8 and 10, study together when he isn’t attending class or peer tutoring.

Rocki DuCharme of Tacoma – student at Pierce College Puyallup
Rocki has found her niche in Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs. Maintaining her 3.8 GPA, she has served as vice president for activities in student government, requiring her to balance the interests of all the students and serve as liaison between the activity planners and the rest of the officers. Though not quite 20, Rocki’s leadership experience will serve her well as she moves through the University of Washington or University of Oregon toward a career in business administration.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Wayne “Buzz” Ingalls of Tacoma – student at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Though raising his grandson, Ingalls decided to return to school to earn a degree in emergency dispatch communications. He’s a voice for disabled students as well as a kind soul who volunteers with the Franciscan Hospice program while carrying a 3.96 GPA. His informal tutoring exposed the 57-year-old to cultures new to him and he is thrilled at the prospect of learning new ways to think and work. He plans to continue his studies at the University of Washington.

(Jerilyn) Emily Jackson of Eatonville – student at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Just 19, Jackson is making a mark in journalism at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. The former Running Start student took the school’s Pioneer newspaper to national recognition in her first quarter as editor. Two of her nominating instructors noted her leadership and intellectual abilities. She’s also maintaining her 3.62 GPA while pursuing her twin passions of history and writing. The future teacher plans to continue her education at Western Washington University.

Hate crime victims, officials to share in panel discussion Jan. 16 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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A panel of victims and advocates will discuss hate crimes and the impact these incidents have on society from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, in the Performance Lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call (253) 912-3621.

Scheduled to be included on the panel are:
* Brian Goldberg, Director, Anti-Defamation League in Seattle. The group tracks hate crime incidents in the Pacific Northwest.
* Tanya Murdock, Victim Advocate and Hate Crimes Coordinator for the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office
* Two victims of hate crimes

According to organizer Roberta “Bobi” Foster, coordinator for Pierce College’s criminal justice program, “The intent is to raise awareness of the crimes, the impact on individuals and communities, find out how it gets to the point of being a crime and look at ways to stop the progression.”

January 10, 2002

Nominations sought for Distinguished Alumni of Pierce College

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The Pierce College Foundation is welcoming nominations from the community for its Distinguished Alumni Awards to be presented at a dinner celebration April 3. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 8. For nomination forms and information, call (253) 840-8495 or access the Foundation’s Web page.

Past Distinguished Alumna Cleo Farr will be chairing the selection committee.

The event will be the sixth honoring alumni from the district’s 34-year history. Honorees need not have received a degree from Pierce College, but should have earned 15 or more credits from the school.

Past recipients of the award include:
1982 (Pierce College’s 15th anniversary): Jerry McLaughlin, JayRay Advertising;
1997: Dr. Stan Flemming, physician; Frank Gavaldon, City of University Place; Calvin Goings, State Senator; The Honorable Judy Jasprica, district court judge; Jan Halverson, retired instructor;
1998: Leslie Garvin, Boeing Co.; Dr. Tana Hasart, president, Clark College; Danny Marshall, Tacoma Police Department; Larry Pierce, director of student development at Pierce College; Marguerite Shannon, McChord Child Development Center;
1999: Kathleen Hopkins, nationally recognized child care provider; Robert Crane, owner, Crane’s Creations; Kathleen Rhodes, national rehabilitation expert; Karen Leming, firefighter; and Joyce MacDonald, State Representative.
2000: Dan Bennett, owner, Martin Henry Coffee Roasters; Bill Cardwell, owner, YES Computers; Cleo Farr, vice principal, Narrows View Intermediate School (University Place); Lisa Flores, director of continuing education, Pierce College.
2001: Athula “Bo” Cooper, Pierce College Continuing Education; Linda “Lin” (Allen) Dryer, independent consultant (posthumous); David Hayes, Bon Marche; Chief Eileen Lewis, Tacoma Fire Department; Amy (Ackley) McFarland, Muckleshoot Tribal School; and Paul Scheffler, Child Study and Treatment Center, Department of Social and Health Services.

Pierce College Puyallup examines Prejudice Across America

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James Waller, Jr., PhD., has traveled America in 1996, 1998 and 2001 examining race and prejudice. He will bring his findings to Pierce College Puyallup at noon on Feb. 11 in the Brouillet Library/Science Building lecture hall (L244) at 1601 39th Ave. S.E. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Pierce College Student Programs at (253) 840-8415.

The program won recognition as a promising practice for racial reconciliation from President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race. Waller is author of Face to Face: The Changing State of Racism Across America and a second book, Prejudice Across America. He is a professor of psychology at Whitworth College in Spokane and a scholar of the Holocaust and genocide. His third tome is due out this winter and is entitled Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing by Oxford University Press.