Pierce College News

April 21, 2005

Free career fairs!

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:10 pm

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

The public is invited to connect with employers, learn about careers and practice job-search skills at two free career fairs scheduled for May 11 at Pierce College Puyallup, and May 24 at Fort Steilacoom.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet employers who are hiring now, learn about professional/technical training and careers, attend workshops, apply for jobs and polish their resumes at the events. Bring your resume and dress for success!

Pierce Puyallup’s Job & Resource Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the College Center, 1601 39th Ave. S.E. Free workshops will include “Polish Your Resume” from 9 to10 a.m., and “Learn Employment Interviewing Techniques” from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information call (253) 864-3301.

Fort Steilacoom’s Employment & Education Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in level 3 of the Cascade Building. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Free pre-event workshops include “Polish your Resume” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday May 3, and “Learn How to Prepare for a Job Fair,” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Event day workshops at Fort Steilacoom will include “Learn Employment Interviewing Techniques” from 11 a.m. to noon; “Careers in Information Technology,” from noon to 1 p.m. and “College Knowledge for Adults,” 6 to 8 p.m. For information call (253) 964-6250.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services Office at least 10 days in advance at (253) 964-6468/V; (253) 964-6228/TTY; or dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu.

Summer course schedule now available, including Continuing Education

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 2:37 pm

The Summer 2005 Bulletin is available with a complete listing of courses for the summer. Classes begin June 20; registration for current students begins May 23 and open registration begins June 2.

April 20, 2005

Pierce College offers Youth Basketball Camp for girls and boys ages seven to 14

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 9:03 am

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

The Pierce College basketball program will conduct a youth skills development basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive S.W. The camp is for girls and boys ages seven to 14, and the camp fee is $115.

Participants can register at the athletics office at Pierce College, 9401 Farwest Dr. S.W., Lakewood. For information call (253) 964-6612. A printable registration form is available at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics/BBCamp/. Pre-registration is recommended by June 17 to guarantee a spot, since space will be limited.

Campers will participate in instructional basketball clinics, drills, leagues, contests and other fun activities. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, a camp basketball, a camp certificate and other great keepsake items. An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, July 1 at 2 p.m.

Pierce College Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Mendelson, members of his staff, and members of the college’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be on hand for a fun and exciting week of basketball camp. Coach Mendelson led the 2004-2005 Raiders to
a 23-8 record, and captured second place at the NWAACC Conference Championship Tournament, the highest finish in school history.

Coach Mendelson has coached basketball in the Northwest for 29 years, and has taken teams to the playoffs in 19 of the last 21 years. His belief in mastering the fundamentals of the game has helped countless athletes in the 20 years of camps that Coach Mendelson has directed.

International Festival features multicultural entertainment, food & crafts at Pierce College May 14, 2005

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 9:02 am

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

Lakewood’s Sixth Annual International Festival will offer an enticing showcase of cultures through dance, music, fashion, food and crafts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the performance lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. The public is invited and admission is free.

Two stages will feature performances including Balkana dance, Middle Eastern belly dance, Japanese Taiko drumming, Okinawa folk dance, an international fashion show and dance-a-thon, and more. Multicultural vendors will offer a variety of ethnic foods, arts and crafts, and many children’s activities will be available.

The event is hosted by the Lakewood Sister Cities Association, and is sponsored by Pierce College, St. Clare Hospital, Puget Sound Energy, City of Lakewood, Washington State Arts Commission, Pierce County Arts Commission, Great American Casino, Safeco Insurance, Harold LeMay Enterprises, Inc., and the Korean Women’s Association.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services Office at least 48 hours in advance at (253) 964-6468/V; (253) 964-6228/TTY; or dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu.

April 12, 2005

Pierce College Puyallup offers Learn to Lead positions

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 4:10 pm

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

Students looking to get the most out of their college experience have a variety of leadership opportunities at Pierce College Puyallup that will allow them to learn while they work. Previous experience is not required.

Both elected and appointed positions are available to current and entering students. Leaders earn $7.75 per hour and work an average of 15 hours per week. Applications for student activity board positions are available at high school counseling offices and in the student services office, C210 at Pierce College Puyallup. Applications are due by April 29th.

Appointed positions on the student activities board include coordinators for entertainment, health and wellness, clubs, outreach, publicity/promotions, recreation/intramurals, orientation and diversity, student development, graphics/media, and artists and speakers series. A secretary/treasurer is also appointed.

Selected positions in student government include a president, vice-president for governmental concerns and vice-president for activities. Elected positions include two representatives.

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Elections for representatives are held in the fall so new students can run
for those positions if they choose. Other positions are elected in the spring for
the following year. Applications for student government positions are available in the in the student services office, C210 at Pierce College Puyallup.

For more information contact Mari Kruger at (253) 840-8472 or mkruger@pierce.ctc.edu, or visit Room C210 at Pierce College Puyallup.

April 8, 2005

Award-winning vocalist Greta Matassa to headline Jazz Expo at Pierce May 6

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:31 pm

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

Greta Matassa, who was voted the Northwest’s best jazz vocalist four times by Earshot Jazz, will be the featured performer for Pierce College’s 2005 Jazz Expo. Pierce College’s Farwest Jazz Vocal and Jazz Ensembles will also perform at the annual dinner performance.

Jazz Expo will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in the performance lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Tickets are $30 each, which includes dinner and the performance. For information call (253) 964-6613 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/music. Seating will be limited.

Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. She is in constant demand for concert and nightclub appearances, and her one-woman show, “Ella and Billie,” a musical tribute, won her critical acclaim.

Her collaborations and guest appearances with Spectrum Dance Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Teatro ZinZanni, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Seattle Men’s Chorus have been innovative and successful. Often compared with the greats Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Nancy Wilson, Matassa has become one of the hottest tickets on the northwest jazz scene. She has released four CD’s and a live-concert DVD, and receives regular national airplay.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. The event, part of the Pierce Presents artists and speakers series, is sponsored by Pierce College’s Music Department, KPLU 88.5 and The News Tribune.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services Office at least 10 days in advance at (253) 964-6468/V; (253) 964-6228/TTY; or dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu.

Inspirational Comedy: An evening with Debbie Wooten at Pierce College April 22

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 4:30 pm

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

Comedienne Debbie Wooten will bring her magical blend of humor and inspiration to Pierce College Fort Steilacoom at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Performance Lounge. Tickets are $5 general admission, and students will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in Room 418 of the Cascade Building, or by phone at (253) 964-6614. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.

Debbie Wooten was born in South Chicago with spina bifida, and developed polio as an infant. Isolated by color and disability, Debbie met the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when she was eight years old, an experience that changed her life. Debbie uses her life struggles and triumphs in her comedic and inspirational presentation in a way that “captivates the room with charm, love and knowledge.”

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Wooten is appearing as part of the Pierce Presents series of artists and speakers, which is sponsored by Pierce Student Programs, The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services Office at least 48 hours in advance at (253) 964-6468/V; (253) 964-6228/TTY; or dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu.