Pierce College News

April 28, 2006

Summer course schedule now available

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The Summer 2006 Bulletin, including courses at Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup, and those offered through Distance Learning, is now available. View the complete schedule.

April 25, 2006

Nursing & Veterinary Technology application materials now online!

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Get the information & forms you need to apply to these competitive programs:

Download a copy of the latest application handbook for Pierce’s Associate in Nursing degree (PDF). Applications for Winter 2007 are due June 15, 2006.

Download a copy of the latest application packet for Veterinary Technology. Applications for Fall 2007 are due by March 1, 2007.

International Education programs events at Pierce College

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The month of May is host to several special events sponsored by Pierce College’s International Education programs department.

May 5: Dominican Republic program
On May 5, Pierce College faculty and staff members Martiza Baida-Medina, Diana Bullen and Terry Mirande present the Dominican Republic Cafecito program at the Northwest International Education Association’s annual workshop Coffee, the Americas, the World at South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Wash.

The faculty and staff along with students established a service-learning site where they could work collaboratively to create a bilingual children’s book that captured the folklore of the Dominican Republic’s agricultural mountain community. The book is in the voices of the native children with their pictures, drawings, rhymes, poems and song. “This is a win-win learning opportunity that fostered growth and learning on both ends,” said Baida-Medina.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is $25 for faculty and staff, which includes all sessions, parking and lunch. Students and community members may attend all sessions for $10. Parking at South Puget Sound Community College is $2 a day. The college is located at 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. For information, call: (360) 596-5367.

May 6: Dragon Boat Challenge Cup
On Saturday, May 6, two teams of Pierce College faculty, students and staff will compete in the 2006 Dragon Boat Challenge Cup at Heritage Park at Capitol Lake in Olympia, Wash. Dragon Boats are large traditional Chinese canoes. The event is sponsored by Saint Martin’s University and features community college teams from across the state as well as the Shanghai Maritime University team and the Wuhan University of Technology team from China.

May 13: Lakewood International Festival at Pierce College
Delight in the sights, tastes and sounds of the 2006 Lakewood International Festival, Saturday, May 13 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy entertainment from around the world on two separate stages from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., sample international cuisine and view diverse arts and crafts during this benefit for the Lakewood Sisters Cities Association. Win raffle prizes and let the kids explore the activity area. The daytime event is free.

Rock around the World evening dance with DJ Cesar Quimosing is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $5. The event is sponsored by Lakewood Sister Cities Association, the City of Lakewood, the Washington State Arts Commission, The Bauangenian Association of Seattle, St. Clare’s Hospital, Jeollabukdo Liasion Office and Pierce College District. For more information, call: (253) 964-7327.

Exciting and enlightening events for May and June

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Additional events and academic dates are listed in the district events calendar.

Pierce College May Calendar of Events

Pierce College District offers a variety of arts, entertainment, and educational events to enrich the lives of the community members we serve. In addition, some departments like Pierce College Theatre and Music offer hands-on learning opportunities for our students.

May 2: 32nd Annual Pierce College Student Art Exhibit at Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery
Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery May exhibit celebrates our student’s work through June 2. Seattle-area artist Caryn Friedlander represented by the Francine Seders Gallery will jury the student work. A $250 Purchase Award will be granted to one work of art that will become part of the college’s permanent collection. Two cash awards of $75 and $50 will be awarded as well as five honorable mentions valued at $25 each. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/art.

May 2: Northwest Outdoor Connection Hiking the Grand Canyon
Join math instructor Chris Willet as he shares his experiences hiking the Grand Canyon on May 2 at noon in the Olympic Building, room 0328. The event is free and open to the public. Pierce College Student Programs sponsors the event. For more information, call: (253) 964-6734.

May 3: Pierce College Puyallup Job & Resource Fair
Meet employers who are hiring now while learning about the college’s professional technical training programs and career opportunities Wednesday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Second Annual Pierce College Puyallup Job & Resource Fair. Events and workshops will be a Dress For Success/Transitions from School to Work workshop led by Macy’s consultant Shelley Louderback from 10 to 10:50 a.m., and an employer panel on What Employers Look For, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. featuring Lisa Ingle, human resources representative, Russell Investment Group and Patti Fisk, supervisor, medical coding, Multicare. From noon to 1 p.m., hear keynote speaker Craig Campbell speak about Taking your College Game to the Corporate Arena. Campbell will reveal how ‘not to get hired’ and he will share with participants the unwritten rules of the workplace that he has learned throughout his career with Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.com. A drawing for a free backpack stuffed with prizes will also be hosted. All events will be in the College Center Building. For more information, call: (253) 840-8470.

May 5: Guest Artist Caryn Friedlander at Pierce College.
Hear guest artist and speaker Caryn Friedlander, Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m. in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Cascade Building, room 512. In her abstract drawings and paintings, Seattle-area Friedlander appears inspired by Japanese landscapes and French impressionist waterscapes, rendered in pastel, charcoal and oil.

May 5: Pierce College Music Department Presents 2006 Jazz Expo
Hear Los Angeles trombonist Andy Martin mix it up with Pierce College’s Farwest Vocal Jazz and Jazz Ensemble Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. at Pierce College Puyallup’s College Center Building. Martin is a top jazz soloist and studio musician. Seating is limited. The dinner and performance is $30. Sponsored by The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM. For ticket information, call: (253) 912-3635 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/music.

May 9: Northwest Outdoor Connection Hiking Across Switzerland on the APR
Join Pierce College paralegal chair Doug Jensen as he talks about his trip through Switzerland on May 9 at noon in the Olympic Building, room 0328. The event is free and open to the public. Pierce College Student Programs sponsors the event. For more information, call: (253) 964-6734.

May 10: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Presents Award-winning author & Seattle firefighter Earl Emerson
Hear Emerson discuss the art of writing and why it’s really a business, Wednesday, May 10 at 10 and 11 a.m. in the Performance Lounge. Emerson is the author of several firefighting suspense novels, the recipient of the Shamus Award and an Edgar nomination. His latest book, The Smoke Room, is “about a young man who makes one, not-so-serious mistake that snowballs into bigger and bigger errors in judgment until at the end of the story the reader cannot possibly see a way out for him.” The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU 88.5 FM and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs. For more information, call: (253) 964-6614.

May 10: Maya Angelou
Hear Dr. Maya Angelou muse on a variety of topics Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. Angelou is an acclaimed poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, director and producer. Students are $5. Non-students are $36.50. Tickets available on a first come first served basis. For more information or to purchase your ticket, call: (253) 964-6614.

May 11: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Presents Margaret Starbird – Mary Magdalene: Woman and Archetype
See fine art images and hear discussion of their symbolic connection with the medieval heresy of the Holy Grail on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Lounge. Who was Mary Magdalene? What evidence can be cited for the belief that she and Jesus were married? Students are free. Non-students are $10. The event is sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU 88.5 FM and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs. For more information, call: (253) 964-6614.

May 11: Pierce College Puyallup Presents What’s Right and Wrong with Corporate America with Arianna Huffington
An advocate for political reform and social awareness, Arianna Huffington will speak Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in room L244 at Pierce College Puyallup. Named one of Washington’s most influential commentators by both Newsweek and People, and a frequent guest on television programs, including Larry King Live, Crossfire, Charlie Rose and Inside Politics, Huffington writes a syndicated column for newspapers around the country, is co-host of national public radio’s Left, Right & Center, and is the author of ten books. Students are free. General admission is $12. Dinner and admission is $65. A book signing and reception follow immediately. The event is sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU 88.5 FM and Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs. For more information, call: (253) 840-8416.

May 12, 13, 19, 17, 18 and 20: Pierce College Theatre department presents 10-Minute Play Festival
The Fourth Annual 10-Minute Play Festival SLAM featuring plays by our students and poetry published in SLAM, the student literary arts magazine, will be performed May 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and May 17 and 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $2 for students. Pierce College faculty member Patrick Daugherty will direct the play with instruction from Mike Darcher, Sharon Russell and Denise Hartley. For ticket reservations, call: (253) 964-6710.

May 13: 2006 Lakewood International Festival at Pierce College
Delight in the sights, tastes and sounds of the 2006 Lakewood International Festival, Saturday, May 13 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy entertainment from around the world on two separate stages from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., sample international cuisine and view diverse arts and crafts during this benefit for the Lakewood Sisters Cities Association. Hear Pierce College Puyallup Crimson Chorale perform at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Lounge. Rock around the World with DJ Cesar Quimosing from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening performance are $5. The rest of the event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Lakewood Sister Cities Association, the City of Lakewood, the Washington State Arts Commission and Pierce College District. For more information, call: (253) 964-7327.

May 16: Northwest Outdoor Connection Biking to San Francisco
Sunny Burns, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom vice president for learning and student success, and husband George Neal recount tales from the road to San Francisco on May 16 at noon in the Olympic Building, room 0328. The event is free and open to the public. Pierce College Student Programs sponsors the event. For more information, call: (253) 964-6734.

May 23: Northwest Outdoor Connection Backpacking the High Sierra
Share the backpacking experiences of Pierce College psychology instructor Marty Lobdell on May 23 at noon in the Olympic Building, room 0328. The event is free and open to the public. Pierce College Student Programs sponsors the event. For more information, call: (253) 964-6734.

May 24: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Awards Ceremony
Honoring outstanding students, faculty and staff, 7 p.m. in the Performance Lounge. Join us as students from each academic department are recognized for exceptional academic performance, athletes and student programs are recognized for outstanding athletic and program achievement. The event is free and open to family, friends and the college community.

May 30: Northwest Outdoor Connection Climbing El Capitan
Want to climb new heights? Listen to the climbing stories of Pierce College geography instructor Tom Broxson on May 30 at noon in the Olympic Building, room 0328. The event is free and open to the public. Pierce College Student Programs sponsors the event. For more information, call: (253) 964-6734.

May 31: Pierce College Puyallup Awards Ceremony
Honoring students, faculty and staff, the 5th annual event will be hosted at 7 p.m. in the College Center Building. In addition to acknowledging student academic success, outstanding faculty will be acknowledged as well as the multicultural student of the year. The event is free and open to family, friends and the college community.

Pierce College June Calendar of Events

Pierce College District offers a variety of arts, entertainment, and educational events to enrich the lives of the community members we serve. In addition, some departments like Pierce College Theatre and Music offer hands-on learning opportunities for our students.

June 1: Pierce College Puyallup Lunchtime Concert
Hear the sounds of Pierce College’s chorale group at noon in the College Center Building. The event is free and open to the public.

June 2: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Concert Band and Choir
The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jere Knudtsen, will perform the works of Beethoven, Bach, Fillmore, Sparke, and Huffine. The Choir is under the direction of Evin Lambert. Membership for both groups is comprised of students and local area musicians. The event is Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for the general public. Students are free. For more information contact Dr. Jere Knudtsen at (253) 964-6572. Mount Tahoma High School is located at 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma.

June 2: Iran: World Concern with Chris Vanneson at Pierce College Puyallup Learn the history of Iran and find out what may be coming next from this controversial country at noon in the Multi-Purpose Room, Pierce College, Puyallup. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 840-8416.

June 3: Pierce College Puyallup Choir performance
Hear the voices of Pierce College Puyallup Choir and Tacoma and Peninsula Community College’s Chorus’s along with the Gig Harbor Civic Orchestra at the Rialto Theater in downtown Tacoma on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call: (253) 864-3202.

June 7: Pierce College Puyallup presents Norah Vincent: Self Made Man
Hear Norah Vincent, a freethinking independent journalist re-tell her tale of living undercover as a man while conducting research for a Self Made Man on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, Pierce College Puyallup. The event is free and open to the public. Obtain your free tickets in room C210, or by calling (253) 840-8416.

Vincent left her job as a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times to research Self Made Man in the only way she could: living undercover as “Ned” for 18 months. Hear from this critically acclaimed author, and gain insight into the world of men that Norah discovered to be “a lot better-and a lot worse-than most women imagine.”

June 13: Spring Film Festival at Pierce College
Pierce College Digital Film Presents the Spring Film Festival featuring films by our students Tuesday, June 13, at 2:30 and 8 p.m. The festival is open to all who wish to submit a film; you do not have to be a Pierce College student. There is no entry fee. Films should be submitted to the Humanities Desk by 4 p.m. on June 8. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-6659.

June 16: Pierce College Commencement
Congratulations to Pierce College’s 2006 graduating class. More than 2,000 degrees and certificates will be awarded. The ceremony is Friday, June 16 at 4 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Arena and features keynote speaker Roberta Greene, higher education advocate and Spokane-area businesswoman.

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

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located at 9401 Farwest Drive, SW, Lakewood, Wash.

Pierce College Puyallup is located at 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash.

April 20, 2006

Second Annual Job & Resource Fair at Pierce College Puyallup

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Meet employers who are hiring now while learning about the college’s professional technical training programs and career opportunities Wednesday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Second Annual Pierce College Puyallup Job & Resource Fair. The event is free and open to the public.

Events and workshops will be a Dress For Success/Transitions from School to Work workshop led by Macy’s consultant Shelley Louderback from 10 to 10:50 a.m., and an employer panel on What Employers Look For, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. featuring representatives from Russell Investment Group, Multicare and WorkSource Business Connection. From noon to 1 p.m., hear keynote speaker Craig Campbell speak about Taking your College Game to the Corporate Arena. Campbell will reveal how ‘not to get hired’ and he will share with participants the unwritten rules of the workplace that he has learned throughout his career with Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.com. A drawing for a free backpack stuffed with prizes will also be hosted. All events will be in the College Center Building. For more information, call: (253) 840-8470.

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

Pierce College Puyallup is located at 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash.

April 13, 2006

Pierce Presents Artist and Speaker Series at Pierce College

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Pierce Presents Artist and Speaker Series events at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Pierce College Puyallup for the month of April are as follows:

April 18: Pierce College Puyallup Presents Allan Johnson, Can we all get Along? Unraveling the Knot of Racism

Listen to author Allan Johnson, Tuesday, April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s Multi-purpose room. Johnson, author of The Gender Knot and Privilege, Power, and Difference will discuss the difficult issues of oppression, privilege and inequities. Johnson brings life experience, humor, social reality and audience participation to his subject matter. For more information, call: (253) 840-8416.

April 19: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Presents One World Taiko-Japanese Drum Ensemble

Hear the lyrical melodies and rhythmic grooves of this music rooted in Japan’s ancient tradition mixed with modern sounds at noon, Wednesday, April 19 in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge.

One World Taiko has toured the world with their percussion performance that includes descriptions of the instruments, historical information about taiko in Japan and the U.S., demonstrations and audience participation. For more information, call: (253) 964-6614.

April 27: Pierce College Puyallup Presents Courting Disaster? The Changing Nature of Marriage with Family Researcher Stephanie Coontz

Researcher and author Stephanie Coontz will share her findings about family issues in America today during a noon lecture on Thursday, April 27 in the Pierce College Puyallup Multi-purpose room B. For more information, call: (253) 840-8416.

The events are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU FM, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs and Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs.

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

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located at 9401 Farwest Drive, SW, Lakewood, Wash.

Pierce College Puyallup is located at 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash.

April 11, 2006

2006 Distinguished Alumni

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Five Distinguished Alumni who have excelled in their careers and made a difference in their communities were recently honored at the 10th Annual Pierce College Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The accomplishments of this year’s class of Distinguished Alumni are exemplary. A broad range of talents and abilities are represented in the nominees. Five award winners were recognized at a dinner in their honor at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on Wednesday, April 5. Pierce College Foundation sponsored the event.

Patricia Bosmans

City Attorney, Sumner, WA
photo: Patricia Bosmans After completing 11th grade, Patricia Bosmans, attorney for the City of Sumner, was discouraged and bored. During the summer, she attended a psychology class at what was then Fort Steilacoom Community College. Her experience at FSCC helped guide her into her future.

“I met Jim Mullen, F. Heath Cobb and June Stehn, three wonderful people who got me excited about learning and gave me some much needed direction in my life,” Bosmans says. “I have been a practicing attorney for over 25 years now and don’t know if that would have been possible if these three people (and others) had not taken me under their wings and guided me through those very important years after high school.”

The small classes and attention from faculty that she received prepared her to pursue considerably more higher education. Bosmans earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from University of Washington and a juris doctor degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Ryan Hauge

Engineer, TORAY Composites
photo: Ryan Hauge Award-winning composites engineer, Ryan Hauge chose to attend Pierce because of the small class sizes. Pierce prepared him well for his transfer to Western Washington University where he earned a bachelor’s in composites engineering in 2000.

Hauge has worked at Integrated Technologies, Inc. (Intec), TREK Bicycle Company, and currently works for TORAY Composites. In all of his work his strong academic background, problem-solving skills, and analytic thinking are used to create, design and test materials for his projects.

While working for TREK, Hauge designed and built several composite mountain bike and road bike parts, including a new carbon fiber swing arm and the “drop” handle bar for the Madon. The Madon is the make of bike that Lance Armstrong rode during his 5th and 6th wins of the Tour De France. Hauge also won the Best Parts and Design for the 2004 Mountain Bike of the Year for the Gary Fisher, Cake.

“He has worked so hard and created so much in five years,” says Sarah Hauge, Ryan’s wife, “I can only imagine what he will do in the next five.”

Brigadier General Oscar B. Hilman

Deputy Commanding General, I Corps, Fort Lewis
photo: Brigadier General Hilman Brigadier General Hilman is the deputy commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis. He is the second highest ranking Filipino in the United States Army. Described as friendly and outgoing, Hilman truly cares about people and always takes time to stop and check on the soldiers. One day a private, new to Fort Lewis, asked Hilman for directions. Many people would just point the soldier in the right direction and keep going. Instead, Hilman said, “Why don’t you just get in and I will take you there.”

After Pierce, Hillman transferred to Central Washington University. He is also a graduate of Philippine College of Criminology and earned a master’s of science degree in strategic science from the U.S. Army War College.

Hillman was recently the brigade commander and completed a tour in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He has earned many awards and decorations including: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.

Karl Ickes

Archaeologist, Tacoma, WA
photo: Karl Ickes Archaeologist Karl Ickes has worked on over 21 different archaeology excavations in England and the United States, and worked with distinguished archaeologists in the U.S., Europe and Egypt. He has contributed in many ways to discoveries in this field. Ickes was also part of two documentaries: for a French documentary he translated hieroglyphs in an Egyptian’s noble’s tomb, and also participated in a BBC Roman Britain documentary.

After attending Pierce College, Ickes went on to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and is currently completing his doctoral dissertation. Ickes still takes time out of his busy schedule to share his skills and knowledge with others as a guest speaker in classrooms, science fairs, and at Karshnew Museum community events.

“He shares amazing artifacts with curious students, allowing them to handle these direct links with history and to ask questions,” says Bonnie Beaudoin. “He takes what he has received through education and willingly gives it to others. He encourages them to follow their dreams by sharing his own story.”

Wayne R. Mangan

Sales Manager, BMC West Building Materials
photo: Wayne Mangan Pierce holds a special place in Wayne Mangan’s heart – he met his wife Kathleen while a student here. They have been married for 25 years. While Mangan says his wife is the best gift he received from Pierce, he also received a great education. “I found the instructors to be absolutely excellent here and they really cared about my future, my success and my career,” says Mangan.”

His education at Pierce prepared him for his career – he has worked at BMC West Building Materials for 28 years. Mangan is also active in his community. “Since the day his own kids started school, Wayne has had a positive impact on kids,” says Bill Orrange.
An active parent volunteer, he has coached grade school, junior high and high school basketball teams. In all endeavors, Wayne leads by example. Recently he organized a bone marrow drive for a young girl while challenged by his own battle with leukemia. “Wayne’s personality attracts others. He is warm and welcoming, always has a smile and a hug ready,” says Orrange.

2006 Pierce College Jazz Expo to feature L.A. trombonist Andy Martin

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Hear Los Angeles trombonist Andy Martin mix it up with Pierce College’s Farwest Vocal Jazz and Instrumental Jazz Ensembles Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. at Pierce College Puyallup’s College Center Building. Seating is limited. The dinner and performance is $30. For ticket information, call: (253) 912-3635 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/music.

Martin grew up in a musical family and began playing with top artists at the age of 18. Today, he is a top jazz soloist and studio musician. Martin is also a featured soloist with jazz greats Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, and The Phoncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. He has been featured in big bands, movies and films like Monsters Inc., Planet of the Apes, and Spiderman, and recordings with Diane Schuur, Tom Petty, Earth, Wind & Fire, Placido Domingo, and Boz Scaggs to name a few.

Jazz Expo is sponsored by The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM and presented by the Pierce College Music department.

Pierce College Puyallup is located at 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash.

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

April 6, 2006

Grad guide now online!

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Planning to graduate this June? Get all the information you need with the 2006 Guide to Commencement.

April 4, 2006

Pierce College Puyallup Presents 2006 Artist & Speaker Series

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Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs announces the 2006 Pierce Presents Artist and Speaker series lineup. The series kicks off April 18 with author Allan Johnson who will speak about Can we get Along? Unraveling the Knot of Racism. The series continues April 27 with researcher Stephanie Coontz who will share her findings about family issues. The series culminates with political reformist Arianna Huffington on May 11.

April 18: Pierce College Puyallup Presents Allan Johnson Can we get Along? Unraveling the Knot of Racism
Listen to author Alan Johnson, Tuesday, April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s Multi-Purpose room. Johnson, author of The Gender Know and Privilege, Power, and Difference will discuss the difficult issues of oppression, privilege and inequities. Johnson brings life experience, humor, social reality and audience participation to his subject matter. The event is free and open to the public.

April 27: Pierce College Puyallup Presents Family Researcher Stephanie Coontz
Researcher and author Stephanie Coontz will share her findings about family issues in America today during a noon lecture on Thursday, April 27 in the Pierce College Puyallup Multi-purpose room B. The event is free and open to the public.

May 11: Pierce College Puyallup Presents What’s Right and Wrong with Corporate America with Arianna Huffington
An advocate for political reform and social awareness, Arianna Huffington will speak Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in room L244 at the Pierce College Puyallup campus. Named one of Washington’s most influential commentators by both Newsweek and People, and a frequent guest on television programs, including Larry King Live, Crossfire, Charlie Rose and Inside Politics, Huffington writes a syndicated column for newspapers around the country, is co-host of the national public radio’s Left, Right & Center, and is author of ten books. Students are free. General admission tickets are $12. Dinner and admission is $65. A book signing and reception follow immediately.

Pierce College Puyallup Presents 2006 is sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU FM and Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs. For more information, call: (253) 840-8416.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Access and Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at: (253) 964.6468/V, (253) 964.6228/TTY, or dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu. Pierce College Puyallup is located at 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, Wash.

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