Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, coming to Pierce College Puyallup Feb. 27

Shakespeare

Since 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has entertained sold-out audiences in Chicago and beyond with its original, comedic, Shakespearean masterpieces. Each performance is based on audience suggestion, with nothing planned out in advance by the cast.

Apply to Pierce College honors program by March 1 for Fall Quarter 2015

022615_Honors_web

The American Honors program at Pierce College is currently accepting new students for Fall 2015. Apply by the March 1 deadline to be eligible for program scholarships up to $2,000.

Pierce College Puyallup hosts event on the fight for human rights in North Korea

Photo Scholte_Suzanne-on-white

Pierce College hosted an event featuring one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement on Feb. 25. Suzanne K. Scholte is an internationally recognized, award-winning human rights activist, and has worked for more than 18 years to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people.

Pierce College now accepting nominations for 2015 Honorary Degree

Honorary Degree

The Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for its first-ever Honorary Associate of Arts degree, which will be awarded to a worthy recipient during the 2015 commencement ceremony.

Community college students from around the state gather for rally in Olympia

DSC_1842[3]

 Students from Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges gathered for a legislative rally Feb. 5 in an effort to bring attention to certain issues of concern. Hundreds of students gathered in the Washington State Capitol Building’s rotunda and heard from a number of legislators, students, and advocates.

Pierce College Baseball program hosts biggest fundraiser of the year Feb. 21

BSB2014DivisionChamps.special

As the reigning Northwest Athletic Conference Western Division Champions, the Pierce College Baseball team is working hard to keep the momentum going as the 2015 season approaches. The Raider Baseball program’s biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Feb. 21 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, where the team will host its annual dinner auction. Coaches hope to raise at least $20,000 to support the team with scholarship funds, gear, equipment and more.

Tickets are $40 apiece for a buffet-style dinner featuring baron of beef and Grand Marnier chicken. A live and silent auction will also take place featuring a wide variety of items to bid on.

Players already work hard to raise money to support costs that aren’t covered by the college. This year, players worked the concession stands at every Seahawks home game of the season to raise money for the team. “These are hard-working players, and that is the absolute truth,” said Pierce College Director of Athletics Duncan Stevenson.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to support the team, you’re free to make a donation to the team through the Pierce College Foundation, which will ensure the money supports the Raider Baseball program.

“This fundraiser is really about supporting student success,” Stevenson said. “These programs cost money to support, and in order for our teams to be competitive and successful, we need funds to support scholarships, equipment and the coaches who spend many hours with these teams.”

The dinner auction takes place Feb. 21 from 6-10 p.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center. Tickets can be purchased through a member of the baseball team or through the Pierce College Athletics Office, by calling (253) 964-6613 or by emailing Laina Sobczak at msobczak@pierce.ctc.edu.

Toastmasters chapter coming soon to Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Toastmasters pic

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will soon host its own chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization aimed at helping members improve their communication and leadership skills. The club will meet once a week for an hour, and is open to students and employees.

Pierce College students attend legislative rally in Olympia

946200_122373664628909_1916480286_n

Pierce College students are joining thousands of community and technical college students from around the state in Olympia on Feb. 5 in an effort to raise awareness of a number of key issues on campus. The Washington Association of Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) developed four legislative priorities to emphasize during this legislative session.

Pierce College Puyallup announces new art exhibit featuring work produced by faculty

Flower Picture[1]

Pierce College Puyallup unveiled its latest Fine Arts Gallery exhibit Feb. 2, featuring a collection of work created by art faculty from both campuses. The work of art instructors Scott Aigner, Peter Temple-Thurston, Sharon Hartley Iverson, David Roholt, Danella Sydow, Mark Dungan and art gallery Curator Elizabeth Sorensen.

Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery presents Matt Wuscher’s “Water is Life”

Matt pic 2

When Matt Wuscher received his very first camera at seven years old, it was the beginning of a lifelong passion for photography. After winning his first photography contest in fifth grade, he knew he found his calling.