Pierce College News

September 29, 2006

Event highlights for October and November 2006

Filed under: General,News releases — Pierce College at 2:46 pm

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 Theatre and Music offer hands-on learning opportunities for our students. More events can be found at calendar.pierce.ctc.edu.

To request disability accommodation for any college event, 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.

October

October 2 – 30: Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery Exhibits Paul Moran Paintings

Paintings by Paul Moran is the October Exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery. Moran paints on both paper and canvas. He combines tactile surfaces and allows value and tone rather than line to determine the work’s form and sensibility. The works are on loan courtesy of the Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Olympic Building, Room 265. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/art or call (253) 964-6718.

October 5: Pierce College Puyallup Presents: Our Environmental Destiny featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

This Event is Sold Out
Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs kicks off the 2006-2007 Artist and Lecture series with the author, attorney and defender of the environment Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Puyallup. Robert F. Kennedy, one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet,” speaks on the important role our natural surroundings play in our work, our health and our identity as Americans. Kennedy’s literary accomplishments include publishing several books and articles including the New York Time’s bestseller Crimes Against Nature. A book signing and reception will be hosted immediately following the event. The Liberty Theater is located at 116 W. Main Street, Puyallup. The event is sold out.

October 9: Pierce College International Programs Presents the 14th Annual Korean Alphabet Day Celebration

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will celebrate its 14th Annual Korean Alphabet Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, October 9, on the third and fourth floors of the Cascade Building. The event is free and open to the public. Korean instructor Son Ok Kirst and her students organized the event which features a calligraphy and cultural display from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cascade Building followed by a reception and closing remarks beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the third floor Board Room. The Consul General of Korea, Chanho Kwon, the Education Consul of Korea, P.K. Youh, and Dr. Claudia Thomas, Mayor of Lakewood, will be in attendance for the celebration. For more information, call: Pat Cavendish at (253) 964-7327.

October 9 – 14: Roland Weis History Lecture Series Presents World War II Week

A variety of speakers, events, displays, and artifacts will be showcased in this historical lecture series.
* October 9 – 9, 10 and 11 a.m.: Through the Eyes of a Friend, a one-act play about the holocaust based on the Anne Frank Story
* October 10 – 11 a.m.: Holocaust a personal story by Fred Taucher
* October 11 – 10 and 11 a.m, and noon: Native Vision, a one-act play about the experience of Navajo American’s in the 1930′s and 1940′s
* October 12 – 9 and 11 a.m., and noon: Within the Silence, a one-act play about the internment of Japanese Americans

The event will end with an all day celebration on Saturday, October 14, featuring a women’s and marine’s forum, live music, personal stories and a marine drill team. All events are in the Cascade Building Performance Lounge at Fort Steilacoom. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call: Randy Leifson at (253) 964-6734.

October 25: Aids Awareness Day Event

Join Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs to learn more about this prevalent disease. Hosted in the Cascade Building Performance Lounge from 12 to 1 p.m. For more information, call: (253) 964-6614.

November

November 1 – 30: Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery Showcases Faculty Art

The November exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the talents of the college faculty. This year, paintings and prints by Paul Clinton and photographs by David Johnson will be featured. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Olympic Building, Room 265. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/art or call (253) 964-6718.

Pierce College Theatre Presents: The Nerd by Larry Shue

November 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m.
November 15 and 16 at 10 a.m.
This comedy, about a young architect who is visited by an unknown man who saved his life in Vietnam, was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre before its Broadway production. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $2 for students. The performance is in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre. For more information, call: (253) 964-6572.

November 13 – 16: Pierce College International Programs Celebrates International Week

A variety of events featuring the diverse cultures that reflect the Pierce College student body and the local community will be showcased. Times will vary. Events will occur at both Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-7327.

November 30: Farwest Jazz Night

Pierce College’s Farwest Jazz vocal jazz ensemble will perform with special guests on Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge in the Cascade Building. The event is free and open to the public. Farwest Jazz consistently wins the highest awards at regional jazz festivals and regularly performs at the International Association of Jazz Educators convention. For more information, call: (253) 964-6652 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/music.

September 21, 2006

Korean Alphabet Day to be celebrated with Korean Consuls and Lakewood Mayor

Filed under: General,News releases — Pierce College at 1:27 pm

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will celebrate its 14th Annual Korean Alphabet Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, on the third and fourth floors of the Cascade Building. The event is free and open to the public. Korean Instructor Son Ok Kirst and her students organized the event.

Korean Alphabet Day commemorates the publication of the Korean national alphabet, which was created in 1443 and published in 1446 by King Sejong and a group of scholars that he entrusted with this task.

A calligraphy and cultural display will be featured from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cascade Building followed by a reception and closing remarks beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the third floor Board Room. The Consul General of Korea, Chanho Kwon, the Education Consul of Korea, P.K. Yuh, and Dr Claudia Thomas, Mayor of Lakewood, will be in attendance for the celebration.

A Korean movie, King’s Jester, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. in the Olympic Building, Room 202. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located at 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.

One of the unique features of the Korean alphabet is that it is directly iconic. The basic shapes of the consonants are based on the shapes of the speech organs when the sounds are being pronounced. Since the Korean alphabet is much easier to learn than the Chinese characters that had been the only writing system before, the Korean alphabet (Hangul) also had the effect of democratizing writing.

Another feature of the Korean alphabet is that it is the only alphabet in history that was deliberately designed. Other alphabets evolved gradually or were adapted from other cultures.

For information contact Son Kirst at (253) 964-6567 or skirst@pierce.ctc.edu; or Patrick Cavendish at (253) 964-7327 or pcavendish@pierce.ctc.edu.

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.

September 20, 2006

Pierce College Puyallup Presents Our Environmental Destiny with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Filed under: General,News releases — Pierce College at 11:26 am

This event is sold out!

Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs kicks off the 2006-2007 Artist and Lecture series with the author, attorney and defender of the environment Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Puyallup. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for Pierce students. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office in Room C210 at Pierce College Puyallup, by calling (253) 840-8416 or Ticketmaster. A book signing and reception follows.

In Our Environmental Destiny, Kennedy will discuss the important role that our natural surroundings play in our work, our health and our identity as Americans. Using examples gathered from relevant art, history, litigation, and literature, Kennedy will remind the audience of their responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

Kennedy is a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas, and is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River.

Kennedy’s literary accomplishments include publishing several books and articles including the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature.

Pierce College Puyallup Presents 2006 Artist and Lecture series is sponsored by The News Tribune, The Olympian, KPLU FM, KPTK AM 1090 and Pierce College Puyallup Student Programs. Tickets purchased at Pierce College will not include a service fee. No refunds or exchanges. Early purchase is suggested. 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. The Liberty Theatre is located at 116 W. Main St., Puyallup, Wash.

September 8, 2006

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