Pierce College News

May 8, 2007

Pierce College May Calendar of Events

Filed under: General,News releases — Pierce College at 11:32 am

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 2-30
: 33rd Annual Pierce College Student Art Exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery
Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery May exhibit celebrates our student’s work through May 30. 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. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located at 9401 Farwest Drive, S.W., Lakewood. The Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Olympic Building, Room 265. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 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. For more information, visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/art or call (253) 964-6718.

May 5: Lakewood International Festival at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Enjoy a day of entertainment, arts & crafts, food and hands-on activities for people of all ages on Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. The event is free and open to the public. The diverse day culminates with an evening performance of world music by Children of the Revolution at 7 p.m. Admission is $20. The Lakewood International Festival is presented by The Lakewood Sister Cities Association and is sponsored by the City of Lakewood, Pierce County Arts Commission, Port of Tacoma, Pierce College, Clover Park Technical College, the Korean Women’s Association and Saint Claire’s Hospital. For more information, call: (253) 964-7327. 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.

May 8:
One World Taiko at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Listen to the upbeat sounds of One World Taiko Japanese Drum Ensemble on Tuesday, May 8, noon, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom cafeteria, Cascade Building. The event is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student programs. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-6598. 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.

May 9:
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Employment and Education Fair
Meet 40+ employers who are hiring now while learning about the college’s professional technical training and careers, Wednesday, May 9, Cascade Building, 3rd Floor, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hear Keynote Speaker Jerry Bunce from Boeing Information Technology Education Relations Shared Services Group, talk about the future of the Information Technology workforce and learn about trends in IT careers and education. You may be eligible for special funding, if you are unemployed receiving unemployment benefits, a working parent with a small income or a WorkFirst participant. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: (253) 964-6265.

May 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19: Pierce College Theatre presents Talk Radio
Watch the funny, moving, and off beat production of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, a play about Cleveland’s controversial radio host known for insulting the callers who phone in the middle of the night. Evening performances are May 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Matinee performances are May 16 and 17 at 10 a.m. Both are in Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom Theatre, Cascade Building. Seating is reserved. Admission is $7. Students and seniors are $2. For reservations, call: (253) 964-6710. 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.

May 11:
Pierce Presents Runner’s Fair Dinner with Dave Scott
Join area-running enthusiasts for a spaghetti feed and educational workshop entitled Nutrition for Peak Performance – Fueling During Training by six-time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott on Friday, May 11 in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge. The cost of the kick-off event is $25. Register by May 4 and receive a $5 discount. To register, visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/RunnersFair. For more information contact (253) 964-6613.

Scott was the first inductee into the Ironman Hall of Fame and is recognized as the premier triathlon athlete and coach.

Pierce Presents is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student programs, The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM. The Runner’s Fair is additionally sponsored by Accelerade and RoadID.

May 12: Pierce Presents Runner’s Fair
The Pierce College Runners Fair 5k is an all day event on Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. The fair includes free educational workshops for runners of all levels, a free Tot Trot for youth aged 11 and under, and awards. Vendors from a variety of local business will also participate. Event registration is $20 by May 4 or $25 day of event. $40 for pre-event dinner and race if received by May 4. $50 for pre-event dinner and race if received after May 4. The race fee includes the race, t-shirt, and access to the afternoon educational workshops. Net proceeds will benefit the Pierce College Athletic Scholarship Fund. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m., the free Tot Trot at 9 a.m., and the 5k race at 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact (253) 964-6613 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/Runner’sFair.

Pierce Presents is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student programs, The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM. The Runner’s Fair is additionally sponsored by Accelerade and RoadID.

May 16:
Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Armed with only a video camera, a homemade press pass, and a local guide, Portland filmmaker Mike Shiley chronicles a two-month journey across Iraq to uncover the reality of life beyond what’s presented in the media in the film Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories screening on Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m., at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Performance Lounge, Cascade Building. The event is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student programs. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-6598. 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.

May 17:
Pierce Presents Imaculee Ilibagiza and Her Story: Escape from Genocide
Learn to forgive and heal through the first hand accounts of Rwandan genocide survivor Immacule’e Ilibagiza on Thur., May 17 at 7 p.m. in Room L244, Pierce College Puyallup. Author of the book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, Ilibagiza ic currently a member of the United Nations Development Program and founder of the Left to Tell Charitable Fund. Tickets are $10 for the general public. Students are Free. General seating only. Seating is limited. Early purchase is suggested. For tickest call (253) 840-8416, visit the ticket office in Room C210, Pierce College Puyallup, or purchase at any Ticketmaster location. Tickets purchased through Pierce College will not include a service fee.

May 18:
Pierce College Music Department presents the 33rd Annual JazzExpo with saxophonist Jon Gordon
Hear New York saxophonist Jon Gordon mix it up with Pierce College’s Farwest vocal jazz and both instrumental jazz ensembles on Friday, May 18, at Pierce College Puyallup, College Center Building. No host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $30. Festival seating is limited.

Gordon, also a composer, has worked and played with numerous musicians like T.S.Monk, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Tito Puente and the N.Y. Pops Orchestra; led his own groups at various European, Canadian and U.S. jazz festivals and clubs; and has won numerous competitions, among them the Julius Grossman, the Goldman Band, the Performing Arts Concerto, and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition.

The event is sponsored by The News Tribune and KPLU 88.5 FM. For ticket information, call: (253) 912-3635 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/music. 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.

May 18:
Armed Forces Day Celebration at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Join Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student programs and celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special showing of the movie Flags of Our Fathers Friday, May 18, 7 p.m. at Pierce College Performance Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-6598. 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.

May 25:
Dave Milne at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Enjoy the experimental jazz grooves of the Portland, OR based Dave Milne Jazz Group at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom cafeteria on Fri., May 25, 11:30 a.m. The student program sponsored event is free and open to the public. For more information, call: (253) 964-6598. 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.

May 25:
Family Movie Night at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Bring the entire family to see Happily Never After Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge. The student program sponsored event is free and open to the public. Free snacks and prizes will be available. 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.

May 29:
Fort Steilacoom Awards Ceremony
Honoring outstanding students, faculty and staff, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom invites you to attend the 2007 Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m. in the Performance Lounge. Join us as students from each academic department are recognized for exceptional academic performance, ands 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.

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May 1, 2007

Triathalon champion headlines Pierce College Runners Fair May 11-12

Filed under: General,News releases — Pierce College at 2:25 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sally Perkins, marketing manager
(253) 964-6587
sperkins@pierce.ctc.edu

Running events for adults and children, a spaghetti dinner featuring a presentation by Dave Scott, world champion triathalon athlete, and workshops and vendor displays focusing on fitness will be on the schedule for the Runners Fair May 11-12 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.

Proceeds from the fees associated with Runners Fair activities will go toward a Pierce College Foundation scholarship fund for student athletes according to Duncan Stevenson, director of athletics and recreation for the Pierce College District.

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The weekend will begin with a presentation by Scott, a coach and six-time Ironman World Champion, who will discuss “Nutrition for peak performance–fueling during training,” at 5-6:30 p.m. May 11 in the Cascade Building, Room 332. The program will be followed by a spaghetti dinner featuring a keynote motivational speech by Scott at 7 p.m. in the Cascade Performance Lounge.

Events on May 12 will include a 5k run for adults beginning below the college flagpole at 10 a.m. The run will follow a route on paved sidewalks and paths along Steilacoom Boulevard and through Fort Steilacoom Park adjacent to the college. A free Tot Trot Fun Run for youth aged 11 and under will begin at 9:40 a.m. and follow a short route along campus roadways. At 11:30 a.m., prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Vendors who specialize in services and products related to fitness will staff displays 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the Cascade Cafeteria.

The following presenters will conduct educational workshops at locations to be announced on race day May 12: Noon, general nutrition, Steve Crain; gait analysis, Boris Gladun and workouts and heart-rate training, Scott; one p.m., shoe selection, Gladun; fitness assessment, Crain; year-round training and marker sets, Scott; 2 p.m., injury prevention, strength, and stretching, Scott.

Cost of the May 11 presentation and dinner and race events and workshops is $40 if payment is received by May 4. (Fee includes t-shirt and post-race snacks).

Cost of the May 11 presentation and dinner is $25 a person or $20 a person for those attending the dinner and registering for the race and educational workshops. Deadline for payment is May 4.

Cost of the Runner’s Fair Race and Educational Workshops is $20 for individuals pre-registered by May 4. Cost is $25 for individuals registering after May 4 and on race day. The fun run is free; participants must register day of race. T-shirts are not included. A separate prize drawing will be held for Tot Trot participants.

To register for the races and workshops or purchase dinner tickets, contact Pierce College Athletics, (253) 964-6613 or visit the web site, www.pierce.ctc.edu/RunnersFair; for more race information, contact Steve Johnson, (208) 310-1729 or xrnng@hotmail.com

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