Pierce College choirs spread holiday cheer

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DSC_6537The sounds of the season will be echoing throughout Pierce College in early December when Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom choirs take the stage to perform a variety of holiday favorites. Pierce College Puyallup choirs will perform on Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., and Fort Steilacoom choirs will perform their own holiday favorites on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Pierce College instructor provides a sense of home for international student

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image[8] image[12]When Pierce College Journalism Instructor Teresa Josten made the decision to open her home to an international student, she was prepared for a few minor communication challenges. But with the support she received from the college, becoming a host family has become a priceless experience for the Jostens.

Tribal historian to speak on ‘fracking’ at Pierce College Puyallup

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Tim editedLongtime preservationist and tribal historian Tim Mentz Sr. is taking the stage Nov. 25 at Pierce College Puyallup to shed light on the environmental and cultural implications of a controversial form of accessing oil and natural gas, known as “fracking.”

Important registration deadlines for Winter Quarter 2015

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111714 REgistration photoWinter Quarter 2015 registration begins Nov. 17 for current students. Current students register first, then former students who are coming back, followed by new students. Former and new students will receive information by email.

Pierce College hosts NWAC Volleyball Championship Nov. 20-23

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091028_pcvb-094Pierce College is gearing up to host the 2014 Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Volleyball Championships coming up on Nov. 20-23. The tournament will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, in conjunction with the Western Region and Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission.

Welcome, Dr. Sachi Horback!

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Sachi picAfter only a month into her position as the new dean of business and social sciences, Dr. Sachi Horback already has big plans for her time at Pierce.  With a background in cross cultural studies, the licensed clinical psychologist always maintained an interest in teaching, and hopes her leadership role at Pierce will allow her to collaborate with all areas of the college to improve student learning. 

Celebrating Veterans at Pierce College

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DSC_0183The Pierce College community gathered on both campuses in honor of Veterans Day, sharing stories about the service members in their lives and listening to the experiences of several of our own who have served in the past.

Meet Allison Sieving, Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness at Pierce College

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imageAs the new Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness, Allison Sieving is looking forward to making a real impact on student learning and success at Pierce College. In this position, she will help make recommendations for critical improvements in the classroom to enhance student learning in all areas.

Honoring our veterans at Pierce College

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American-flag-640-phonePierce College Student Life on both campuses have a number of surprises in store for the community in honor of Veterans Day, coming up on Nov. 11. Here is a quick rundown of upcoming events:

Pierce College SLAM receives top honors at annual conference

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cover14-smPierce College Student Literary Arts Magazine (SLAM) received top honors from the Washington Community College Humanities Association during its annual conference earlier this month. For the second time in three years, SLAM has been named the best literary arts publication out of all of Washington’s community and technical colleges.