Pierce College News

November 23, 2004

Sign up for Winter Continuing Education courses now!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 10:47 am

The course bulletin for Continuing Education Winter 2005 is now available. A amazing variety of courses are open for your professional and personal growth, online and at locations throughout Pierce County. New courses include:

* Intermediate manga
* How to write about anything
* Make ordinary cakes extraordinary
* Song-writing success
* Digital photography mastery: photographing people
* Pierce College Continuing Education Ski School
* Washington’s top garden and landscape plants

November 12, 2004

Pierce College marks International Education Week with events Nov. 15 – 18

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 3:03 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contacts: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6780 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu;
Nancy Butterfield, (253) 964-7331 or nbutterfield@pierce.ctc.edu

The public is invited to a free Pierce College celebration of International Education Week at both the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup colleges with events including talks on the present and future of Iraq, managing anxiety in an age of international terrorism; a presentation on the Multicultural Leadership Institute’s service learning projects in the Dominican Republic, along with an international quiz game, fashion show and dance lessons.

Schedule of events:

Monday, November 15
12:00-1:00
Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge
INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOW
Traditional dress and regalia from many lands

Tuesday, November 16
12:00-1:00 Puyallup Room A 141
“IRAQ: PRESENT AND FUTURE”, a talk by Chris Vanneson.

1:00-2:30
Fort Steilacoom Dining Bays C/F
EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES: UN CAFECITO POR FAVOR
Enjoy six varieties of coffee (50 cents a cup) and pan dulce ($1.00), and see a slide presentation by Terry Mirande and Maritza Baida on the Multicultural Leadership Institute’s service learning projects in the Dominican Republic, followed by Merengue and Bachata dance lessons.

Wednesday, November 17
12:00-1:00
Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge and Puyallup Atrium
INTERNATIONAL QUIZ GAME: Two teams of 5 students each at Fort Steilacoom versus two teams at Pierce College Puyallup.

Thursday, November 18
12:00-1:00
Fort Steilacoom Dining Bays C/F
“ANXIETY MANAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM”, a talk by Russell Hollander, professor of psychology at
Saint Martins College, on the socio-psychological aspects of the current
world situation. For information call (253) 964-7327.

If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact the Pierce College Disability Support Services Office at least 48 hours in advance of the event: Fort Steilacoom (253) 964-6500, or Puyallup (253) 840-8400.

Computer sciences information night set at Pierce College Dec. 2

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 3:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Nancy Butterfield, (253) 964-7331 or nbutterfield@pierce.ctc.edu;
Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6780 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu

A special event designed to provide information for anyone considering a career in computer information systems (CIS) will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Sunrise Building at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.

Participants at the free public event will have an opportunity to see the college’s state-of-the-art facilities, meet the instructors and learn about training in high-tech programs. Workshops will include PowerPoint presentation; building a personal computer; and creating a DVD.

Pierce College offers degree programs in Oracle and SQL server database; technical support; network engineering, web programming, digital design and others. For more information call (253) 964-6489 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/cis/infonight.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.

If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact the Pierce College Disability Support Services Office at least 48 hours in advance of the event: (253) 964-6527 (voice); (253) 964-6449 (fax); (253) 964-6228 (TTY); or bnewson@pierce.ctc.edu.

November 9, 2004

At Pierce College, you just get more

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 5:11 pm

Instructor Bob Mohrbacher sits at a table between two students, reading from their papersMore personalized attention, more access to support services, and, if you’re lucky, Bob Mohrbacher as your instructor.

Mohrbacher, English instructor and member of the editorial board for SLAM (student literary arts magazine), cares about his students and helps them to succeed.

“The best thing is when a student says, ‘I hadn’t thought about that before,'” says Mohrbacher. “That means they are taking an idea and making it their own, opening new possibilities for them.”

You can take a number of his classes, including his favorites: Argumentation and Research and American Popular Culture. You can also catch Morhbacher playing guitar in his band, The disclaimers, to raise money for local charity organizations.

If you are lucky enough to get Mohrbacher as an instructor, be ready to bring your thinking skills and curiosity to his class every day.

November 4, 2004

Winter Bulletin now online

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 4:56 pm

The Winter 2005 Bulletin is now online, with a complete listing of Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup, and Distance Learning courses. Registration begins November 10.

Also see:

* Academic calendar
* Student Online Services