Pierce College News

February 18, 2004

Pierce College presents Northwest Hiking & Mountaineering Connections: Then & Now

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:43 pm

February 18, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6435 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu

Pierce College presents Northwest Hiking & Mountaineering Connections: Then & Now Pierce College and the Roland Weis History Lecture series presents Northwest Hiking & Mountaineering Connection: Then & Now with world renowned Everest guide Eric Simonson on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. The event is free and open to the public.

Eric Simonson is one of the world’s premier international expedition leaders specializing in climbs of Mt. Everest. He has conducted over 85 expeditions around the globe, including the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, which discovered the remains of George Mallory, a famed pioneer in Everest exploration. Ghosts of Everest, co-authored by the team is the inside story of the expedition and was recently named as one of the Century’s 50 best mountaineering books by the American Alpine Club.

Simonson also co-authored Detectives on Everest, which recapped the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, during which his team conducted the world’s highest archeology project and the highest mountaineering rescue in history. He also is the owner of International Mountain Guides, Inc. (www.mountainguides.com) and the co-owner of Mt. Rainier Alpine Guides, LLC (www.rainierguides.com).

This event is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs. For more information visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/news or call (253) 964-6734.

High-resolution digital photos are available on request.

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February 17, 2004

Pierce College Theatre presents Black Elk Speaks

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:40 pm

February 13, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6435 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu

Pierce College Theatre presents Black Elk Speaks

Pierce College Theatre presents Black Elk Speaks directed by Danny Marshall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28, and matinee performances at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25 and 26 in the Cascade Building at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Admission is $7, $2 students and seniors. Call (253) 964-6710 for reservations.

The play is based on the book Black Elk Speaks, by author John Niedhardt and was adapted for stage by famed Broadway playwright, Christopher Sergel of To Kill a Mockingbird fame.

Black Elk was a religious elder and member of the Oglala Sioux. He was born in Wyoming in 1863, and spent much of his life in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The power of Black Elk Speaks is not simply its superbly written drama but the knowledge that it’s a true story. This is more than a cry for justice from the Native American point of view; it is the story of the death and destruction of the original Americans.

Black Elk Speaks is Pierce College Theatre’s 131st production. For more information visit www.pierce.ctc.edu or call (253) 964-6710.

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February 6, 2004

Spring 2004 bulletin now available!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 1:35 pm

The Spring 2004 bulletin is now online and will be available in print shortly. Check it out now!