Pierce College News

August 21, 2002

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom goes smoke-free

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 8:31 am

After reasonable consideration, and input from all college constituencies, and on the recommendation of the District Policy and Governance Cabinet, the Board of Trustees of Pierce College District Eleven approved the Pierce College Smoking Policy as follows to take effect Sept. 25, 2002:

Smoking shall not be permitted within any buildings at Pierce College Puyallup or within thirty (30) feet of an entrance to any building. Smokers shall be encouraged to use available designated smoking shelters.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom shall be designated a nonsmoking college except in clearly identified designated smoking areas. Designated smoking areas shall not be within any building or within thirty (30) feet of an entrance to any building. Smoking shelters will be available in selected designated smoking areas.

August 20, 2002

Power shut-down at Fort Steilacoom, Web and phones not available

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 9:08 am

The emergency backup power will be shut down on Friday, August 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in order to connect the electrical systems for the new Olympic North building. Phone service for Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will be shut down, and the district Web site will not be available on that afternoon. Thank you for your patience. If you have questions, contact District Facilities (see “Classes relocated,” below).

August 19, 2002

District president honored by peers

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 9:19 am

Pierce College District President Steven R. Wall was honored by his peers in the Washington community and technical college system with the Earl Norman Leadership Award during a dinner at their annual meeting in Ocean Shores in late July.

This prestigious annual award honors an outstanding Washington community college administrator who, through visionary leadership and management skills, has made significant contributions to education and community. The administrators’ group is known as The ASSOCIATION and Wall was one of its charter members. The ASSOCIATION currently numbers some 800 Washington community and technical college administrators as members.

Wall has worked at Pierce College since 1978 when it was still called Fort Steilacoom Community College. He started as an associate dean for student development and eventually became dean of the Puyallup campus. In 1999, Wall became president of the Pierce College District and president of Pierce College Puyallup. He is a graduate of Central Washington State College (B.A., now Central Washington University), Pacific Lutheran University (M.Ed.) and has done doctoral level work at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a native of Washington, born in Longview and raised in Olympia where he now resides.

Wall was nominated by the Pierce district’s vice president for administration, Alan Spence. For more information about the award, access http://www.learningconnections.org/Association/earl_norman_award.htm

Pierce College Continuing Education offers seven different languages

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 9:18 am

Practical conversation is the goal of the language classes offered by Pierce College Continuing Education. Ten-session classes in American Sign Language, Japanese, Russian and European standards of French, German, Italian and Spanish begin the last week of September at locations in Puyallup and Lakewood. See www.pierce.ctc.edu/conted for a complete schedule. Gift certificates are available.

All classes meet for two hours once a week. The cost is $95. For more information, contact Marilee Titus at (253) 912-3703. Call (253) 964-6616 during regular business hours to register.

Coaching clinic, follow-up offered

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 9:17 am

Leaders of all kinds are finding coaching to be an effective way to motivate their work teams, volunteers and other groups. Pierce College Continuing Education is offering two opportunities this fall to learn the principles of this innovative method of management.

For two full days, Sept. 19-20 or Nov. 14-15, future coaches will be given the tools to maximize their own coaching style and practice with case studies. After the two intensive days, follow-up help (included in the price) will be available by phone, in-house shadowing and teleconferencing. A half-day conference six weeks after implementation will help evaluate the results and help with troubleshooting.

The classes will be led by Joanne Lee, a nationally certified coaching trainer.

Lunch and refreshments are included for the class, which will be held at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E. in the South Hill area. Cost is $399 per student. Call (253) 964-6616 during regular business hours to register. For class content information, call (253) 912-3701.

August 15, 2002

Register to vote!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 11:34 am

Pierce College students: find out more about voting and download a voter registration form at the Washington Secretary of State’s Web site. We’ll be highlighting more useful sites on our community links page, coming soon.

August 5, 2002

Classes relocated due to Olympic Building construction at Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 9:05 am

[photo: the new building as of August 2002: nearly complete!]Due to construction, all classes in N112, N113, N114, N115, N116, N117, and N118 have been relocated to the Cascade building for the remainder of summer quarter. Computer labs N120 and N121 will remain open as scheduled.

[Read a full list of relocated classes and their new locations.]

A grand opening is planned for the new building (shown at right) on October 4, 2002.

If you have questions or concerns about the construction, please contact Albert Downs in the District Facilities office, adowns@pierce.ctc.edu or (253) 964-6588.