Pierce College News

October 31, 2002

Music by Irving Berlin highlights fall theatre production at Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 3:42 pm

Pierce College Theatre presents A White Christmas: A Celebration of Sight and Sound at 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, and 13-16. More information about this event is available in the Pierce College events calendar and on the White Christmas Web site.

October 24, 2002

Winter 2003 class schedule now available!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 2:38 pm

The class bulletin for Pierce College Puyallup and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom has been published to the Web. Classes start January 6, 2003 – registration begins November 18, 2002. Update: Distance Learning schedule added October 30.

Fort Steilacoom Library booksale extended

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 2:32 pm

The Fort Steilacoom Library’s booksale has been extended through Friday, November 1, due to the addition of more than 11 additional boxes of books. Don’t miss out on the amazing prices on great reads!

October 18, 2002

Victims, professionals tell domestic violence story Nov. 6

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 10:43 am

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is hosting a Victim Resource Panel from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Performance Lounge, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Professionals from a variety of fields and survivors of domestic violence will share stories, signs and solutions in several ways. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (253) 912-3621.

The Victim Resource Panel is in its fourth year. An annual event, the evening includes informational tables, audio/visual presentations by criminal justice and mental health professionals and the stories of victims of domestic violence. Typically more than 200 people participate.
The program is not suitable for children.

The evening is sponsored by Pierce College’s Criminal Justice program, Women’s Programs and the Pierce College Foundation.

October 10, 2002

National Dental Hygiene Month emphasizes life-saving screenings

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:55 pm

While most people think of dental hygienists as just tooth cleaners, the real story of this year’s National Dental Hygiene Month is the life-saving screening patients receive with every check up. As a public service and a way to provide practical experience, the dental hygiene program provides a low-cost clinic to area residents of any income level. For information on the clinic, call (253) 964-6694.

Dental hygienists are often the first to detect precancerous and cancerous conditions in the mouth. For instance, according to statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute, black males between ages 20 and 54 are at a much greater risk of being diagnosed with oral cancer than the rest of the population. Asian/Pacific Islander males come in second. (Source: http://seer.cancer.gov/faststats/html/inc_oralcav.html)

In addition to cancer detection, dental hygienists can provide preventive care to avoid tooth decay and other mouth ailments that can contribute to low birth-weight babies, diabetes, heart disease and other ailments.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom houses one of the premiére dental hygiene programs in the country. The last two classes of graduates have been in the top 10 classes in a field of 250 in national board certification tests.

Don Meyer newest Pierce College trustee

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:53 pm

Don Meyer joined the Pierce College Board of Trustees on Oct. 1. He was appointed by Gov. Gary Locke and will serve a five-year term on the five-member policy-making body.

Meyer is executive director of the Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA). He took that position in 1999 after 14 years as the deputy executive director for Port of Tacoma. FWDA has development responsibility for more than 1.5 miles of waterfront property in downtown Tacoma with a specific focus on marina, residential, hotel, retail and office development uses. Current projects include the new Museum of Glass and a 236-unit residential development called Thea’s Landing.

Meyer is also involved in community as a board member of Executive Council of Greater Tacoma, the Harold LeMay Car Museum, B.E.S.T. Scholarship Program for Bethel School District, Spanaway Advisory Commission on Land Use, and Tacoma-Pierce County Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Career and college fair at Puyallup

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 2:38 pm

Especially for business and computer sciences students: whether you’ll be in the job market after earning your Pierce degree or going on to a university, check out the options open to you at this special career fair.

Business representatives will attend from these fields:

  • Accounting and tax services
  • Certified network engineering (CNE)
  • Contract employment
  • Banking, software, computer hardware and more!

Or meet university representatives. Some of the schools scheduled to attend include:

  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • University of Washington (Seattle)
  • University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Oregon Insitute of Technology
  • Washington State University
  • City University and more!

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oct. 22
Pierce College Puyallup
Gaspard Building Atrirum

For more information, contact
Laura Westergard, transfer coordinator,
(253) 840-8395 or lwesterg@pierce.ctc.edu

October 8, 2002

Pierce Presents WWII Day and more…

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 8:23 am

The Pierce Presents performance series will captivate and electrify, with music, lectures, poetry and more. The series kicks off with Molly Ivins at the Liberty Theatre in Puyallup on October 9 (sold out!) and World War II Day at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on October 12. Visit the Pierce Presents site for a complete schedule of 2002-2003 events.

October 2, 2002

Grand opening: entryway to the future

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 9:37 am

Join us on Friday October 4 at noon for the grand opening of the new Olympic Building at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Hear District President Michele Johnson speak and see how the new building will help us meet the needs of the community today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

Find Web resources in our community

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 9:34 am

The Pierce College District 11 Web site now includes links to agencies and organizations that may be of use to students on the Community Links page.