Pierce College News

May 20, 2002

Pierce College offers fall classes for children and parents

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Fall parent-child class
A Wednesday morning parent-and-child class will begin on Sept. 25. The weekly class meets 9 to 11 a.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Parents enroll jointly with their children (aged 18-36 months) for the 10-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 are lab fees and tuition fees for each quarter. Scholarships are available. Call (253) 964-6691 or e-mail bkohler@pierce.ctc.edu for further information.

Waiting list for 2003-2004 nursery school
Calls will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2002, to February 15, 2003, for the 2003-04 nursery school waiting list at The Children’s Center at Pierce College. This program is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive, S.W., Lakewood. Children must be 3 years old and toilet trained prior to Aug. 31, 2003, to be eligible. Tuition is $225 (subject to change) for each 10-week quarter. Call (253) 964-6691 or e-mail bkohler@pierce.ctc.edu for further information.

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.

May 17, 2002

Dance, poetry and tradition mix in May 23 performance at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:15 pm

Marc Bamuthi Joseph blends African-American oral and dance traditions with hip-hop, creating performance pieces of poetry and tap dance. He will perform at 7 p.m., May 23, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Admission is a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Emergency Food Network.

Joseph has produced and hosted the nation’s largest multimedia poetry slam, Second Sundays. He also interned with the Senegalese National Ballet. His one-man show entitled Watermelon Boy examines the contradictions between Hatian cultural pride and American conformity.

For more information on Joseph, access http://www.speakersandartists.org/People/MarcBamuthiJoseph.html or listen to a poem at http://www.youthradio.org/poetry/mlkpoem.shtml.

Pierce College student art show announces winners

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The art department at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is sponsoring its 28th student exhibition now through June 5 in the gallery on the fifth level of the Olympic Building, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. in Lakewood. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information, contact Bill Rades at (253) 964-6717.

Included in the awards:
My Bag by Chie Nakamuki ($200 purchase award; piece becomes part of the permanent collection at Pierce College)
In the honorable mentions, each receiving a $20 award:
Meditation by Laura Finnell
On the Way to the Fishing Hole by Emily Barronian
Untitled by Freddie Smith
Untitled by Mary Petrich-Guy
Morning Reflection by Kimiko Dardis.

Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs wins national recognition

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The Learn to Lead program at Pierce College Puyallup is featured in the 2002 Bridges to Success publication of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The program is one of only 11 chosen from 100 national entries. Bridges to Success is distributed to administrators nationally at the beginning of the academic year. In addition, copies will be sent to Pierce’s congressional representatives, Gov. Gary Locke, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education among others.

At Pierce College Puyallup, student leaders receive hours of training for activities board and student government positions, beginning a month or more before the beginning of the academic year. For more information about the program, contact Mari Kruger at (253) 840-8415 or mkruger@pierce.ctc.edu.

Other programs honored by NASPA this year include the University of South Carolina’s Carolinian Creed Week; Arizona State’s Faculty Fellows Program; University of California, Los Angeles’ Lavender Graduation; Seattle University, The Collegia Program; University of Arkansas’ Counselor-In-Residence Program; University of Colorado at Boulder’s Restorative Justice Program; Syracuse University’s University in the Community; University of Maine at Framington’s Girl Talk; Northern Essex Community College’s Student Leadership Development Program; and Cleveland State University’s First Year in 40 Minutes.

For more information about NASPA, access www.naspa.org.

Using herbs in landscaping topic for speaker at June 22 garden tour

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:09 pm

Mary Preus, author and owner of Silver Bay Herb Farm in Silverdale, will make two presentations on using herbs in landscaping at the third Lakewood Tour of Gardens.

A Washington native, Mary spent her first 18 years in Silverdale, graduated from the University of Washington and traveled the world, returning to Silverdale 20 years ago to establish Silver Bay Herb Farm and raise her children. She is a senior gardener for the Seattle Parks Department as well as author and herb farmer.

Preus is the author of The Northwest Herb Lover’s Handbook, Growing Herbs, A Little Book of Herbs for Cooking and The Leek Cookbook. She has made presentations at Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the International Herb Association, the Junior League of Olympia Gift and Garden Event, Olympic College, the University of Washington Experimental College, and to many garden clubs, herb groups, and other organizations.

Her presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 22 will be at Lakewold Garden Estates and are included in the $15 ticket price.

With something to inspire every gardener, the Lakewood Tour of Gardens includes five private gardens with elegant Asian delights, whimsical secret gardens, inviting lakeside havens and a botanist’s intriguing paradise.

Tickets for the June 22 event are $15 and may be purchased in the Pierce College Foundation office at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, or at Susan Ford & Company in Lakewood on Gravelly Lake Drive. Tickets can be ordered by mail before June 15, 2002, by calling (253) 964-6441.

Tickets will be exchanged for passports for the tour after 9:30 a.m. June 22 at Pierce College International House, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.

All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Pierce College tutoring centers districtwide, where students are showered with extra encouragement to bloom and grow. The tour is sponsored by: the Pierce College Foundation, the City of Lakewood, Lakewold Gardens Estate, The News Tribune, KONG-TV, Pollard Group, AT&T Broadband, SouthSound.com, and Hoodsport Winery.

The poster art is a photo of one of Lakewold’s internationally acclaimed blue poppies by Cordy Wagner, grandson of the original owners of the Lakewold Estate.

Next year’s tour will be June 21, 2003, in conjunction with a planned Pierce County Weekend of Gardens, a cooperative effort between Pierce College and other community partners including the American Red Cross.

Pierce College to offer its first Korean Summer Institute

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Pierce College Extended Learning is presenting its first Korean Summer Institute combining classes for students of Korean culture with classes for Korean business people. The Institute is being co-sponsored by Pierce College International Education, the Korean-American Association of Tacoma and the Korean Women’s Association. For more information, contact International Programs at (253) 964-6633.

Language: During the regular summer academic term from 9:10 a.m. to noon weekdays beginning June 24, two consecutive courses in intermediate Korean language will be taught, ending on Aug. 20. The classes will be taught by Son Ok Kirst, a native speaker of the language. Each of the two courses is worth five credits and will cost $316 per course for Washington residents plus applicable books and supplies. Classes will meet in Cascade 403, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. To begin the registration process, call (253) 964-6615.

Culture: Instructors from Pierce College’s sister school, Changwon College in Korea, will bring visual arts and cooking to life in continuing education (non-credit) courses from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 2 through Aug. 6. Professor Kwon Young-Min will lead a calligraphy art class for six two-hour sessions at a cost of $89 plus additional supplies ($35-$60). The art class will meet in Portable 9 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. To register, call (253) 964-6616 weekdays during regular business hours.

Professor Shin Dong-Joo will lead five two-hour cooking classes at a cost of $129 or $35 per class. The classes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Wednesday, July 10 to Aug. 7 at a location to be announced. To register, call (253) 964-6616 weekdays during regular business hours.

Business: Pierce College instructors and government officials will lead six Monday night sessions for Korean-owned or operated small businesses beginning June 24. Interpreters or bilingual instructors will be available. Topics include: legal issues and permits; management tools for the small business; customer service and marketing; practical English for small business transactions; English and cultural issues for the small business; and liquor and lottery sales issues. The classes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pierce College at Lakewood in the city hall at Lakewood Towne Centre. Cost is $129 for the series or $25 per workshop. A certificate will be given to individuals who participate in four or more workshops. To register, call (253) 964-6616 weekdays during regular business hours.

Pierce Theatre presents Poetry in Motion May 17-18, 22-25

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Creativity bursts exuberantly throughout an evening of original music, dance and performance art in ecstatic synergy with light and sound. From the pre-show production of original performance art and music in a coffeehouse-style setting through the mainstage show featuring light and sound design by guest artist Scott O’Donnell, Poetry in Motion, promises to end this year’s theatre season with energy and panache. (This production involves adult content. Parental discretion is advised.)

The pre-show entertainment begins at 7:10 p.m. each evening of production and the mainstage show, Poetry in Motion, begins at 8 p.m. Opening night is Friday, May 17, with subsequent shows May 18 and 22-25. May 22 is half-price night. The performances will be in the Cascade Building theatre, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $7 for Pierce students and seniors. For reservations, call (253) 964-6710.

Pierce College offers children, parents chances to learn

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Summer school
The summer nursery school at Pierce College begins July 1 and continues to Aug. 15. The class meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Children should be 3 years of age (toilet trained) prior to June 1, through 5 years of age (prior to entering kindergarten). Cost is $150. Registration calls accepted beginning Tuesday, May 21. Call (253) 964-6691 or e-mail bkohler@pierce.ctc.edu for further information.

Fall parent-child class
A Wednesday morning parent-and-child class will begin on Sept. 25. The weekly class meets 9 to 11 a.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Parents enroll jointly with their children (aged 18-36 months) for the 10-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 are lab fees and tuition fees for each quarter. Scholarships are available. Call (253) 964-6691 or e-mail bkohler@pierce.ctc.edu for further information.

Waiting list for 2003-2004 nursery school
Calls will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2002, to February 15, 2003, for the 2003-04 nursery school waiting list at The Children’s Center at Pierce College. This program is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive, S.W., Lakewood. Children must be 3 years old and toilet trained prior to Aug. 31, 2003, to be eligible. Tuition is $225 (subject to change) for each 10-week quarter. Call (253) 964-6691 or e-mail bkohler@pierce.ctc.edu for further information.

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.

PierceWorks! and Computer Fundamentals class to give back to community through Relay for Life

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The PierceWorks! program will be holding a reunion during the Puyallup Relay for Life cancer walk June 28 and 29. PierceWorks! is an eight-week career transition program supporting men and women who are re-entering the workforce or changing work due to layoffs or other circumstances. Instructor Evelyn Brooks hit on the idea of putting together a cancer walk team as a way of allowing those students to give back to the community.

“Many of our lives have been affected by cancer, often through a family member, close friend or teacher. A couple of the people who are special to these PierceWorks! classes are (motivational speaker) Bob Moawad and Lin Eastman, our Microsoft Word instructor,” Brooks said.

For details on the reunion, call (253) 840-8428.

Pierce College Foundation Golf Scramble set for Aug. 2

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The ninth annual Pierce College Foundation Golf Scramble will be Friday, Aug. 2, at the Oakbrook Country Club in Lakewood. All proceeds from the scramble and accompanying auction and raffles will benefit the scholarship fund for students across the Pierce College District.

Fees are $125 per golfer and include green fees, carts and dinner. For more information on how to sign up to play, how to donate or how to be a sponsor, call the foundation at (253) 964-6296 or access www.pierce.ctc.edu/foundation.

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