Monthly Archives: September 2012
At 10:18 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, there will be a whole lotta shakin’ going on at Pierce College thanks to the Great Washington ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill aimed at increasing awareness and preparedness.
The ShakeOut will unite hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians in the single purpose of preparing for earthquakes. With 6.8 million people living and working in Washington and the inevitable reality of an eventual earthquake, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.
At Pierce, staff will drop, cover and hold at 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18. If faculty members choose, they and their students can join in.
The drill will begin when campus-wide reminders are sent to text devices and networked computers. This will be an important first test of Pierce’s new emergency notification system. Thousands of students have already opted in to the system with their registration. To opt in, opt out, or modify your profile information, visit the Pierce College Emergency Notification page to access your account.
Those who participate in the ShakeOut can prepare by viewing a short video that demonstrates how to drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake, a proven technique to protect from injury. Pierce College Professor Tom Bush has also created an educational video that describes the probability and impact of a major earthquake in Washington.
The Great Washington ShakeOut will be held statewide annually on the third Thursday of October. It is organized by the Earthquake Country Alliance.
There will be a free choral music concert by Canto Del Cuore at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Arts and Allied Health Theater at Pierce Puyallup. The concert is open to all.
Have a great weekend!
The first week of fall quarter is winding down. Hang in there, Raiders!
At Pierce Puyallup today, there is a free fall carnival in the College Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food at noon and games, music, prizes, and a rock climbing wall throughout. Be sure to swing by!
Friday, there will be a free choral music concert by Canto Del Cuore at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Theater at Pierce Puyallup. The concert is open to all.
College catalogs. Brochures. Websites. Campus tours. Sometimes the problem isn’t lack of information, it’s sorting through it all to find the best choice for you.
We can help.
Find answers and get the information you need to choose the four-year college that’s right for you at the Fall Transfer Fairs at Pierce College.
• Monday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second floor of the College Center Building at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. SE.
• Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Cascade Building at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr. SW, Lakewood.
Representatives from both state and private universities will be on-hand to explain admission procedures and requirements, application deadlines, majors and prerequisites, transfer options, and more.
Most state colleges, including Central, Eastern, and Western Washington universities, University of Washington, and Washington State University, will be represented, as will a number of private universities, including Pacific Lutheran, Seattle Pacific, St. Martin’s, and University of Puget Sound.
For more information, call Mike Childers at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom at (253) 964-7344 or Vicki Howell-Williams at Pierce College Puyallup at (253) 840-8395.
At Pierce Puyallup, there will be free ice cream at noon and 4 p.m. in the College Center for the I Scream For Ice Cream Clubs/Orgs Fest. Learn about campus clubs and organizations, including how to start your own. Free!
Tomorrow, fall classes through Pierce College Online begin. Good luck, online Raiders!
A former chairman of the NAACP and lifetime champion of civil rights, Julian Bond has been on the forefront of social change since the 1960s.
On Oct. 18, Bond will bring his tremendous insight and experience to Pierce College Puyallup for a powerful lecture, Race to the White House: The Politics of Civil Rights. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Theatre, 1601 39th Ave. SE. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Pierce students with ID. Order tickets by phone at (253) 840-8416 or in person in the College Center, Room 210, at Pierce College Puyallup.
As an elected member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Bond was initially denied his seat by legislators, a situation that was resolved only with the intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court. He later served as the chairman of the insurgent delegation to the 1968 Democratic National Convention and became the first African-American nominated for U.S. vice president.
In the years since, Bond has continued to fight for civil rights. He appears frequently on America’s Black Forum, the oldest black-owned television syndication, has written a nationally distributed newspaper column, and has narrated the award-winning documentaries A Time for Justice and Eyes on the Prize. He also travels the country delivering his powerful message of equality, freedom, and justice.
Bond is the first speaker in Pierce College Puyallup’s 2012-13 Artists and Speakers Series, sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
For event information, call (253) 840-8416.
Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup
Welcome Days events continue today at both campuses. You’ll see volunteer greeters at most of the building entrances, and a few spots offering free snacks.
Tomorrow, Puyallup students are invited to ice cream socials at noon and 4 p.m. in the College Center. You’ll be able to enjoy free ice cream and learn about campus clubs and organizations.
Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup
Today is the first day of fall quarter classes. Welcome, Raiders!
Volunteers are stationed all over campus to answer questions or help in any way possible.
Good luck and have a great day!
Gaining exposure to a new culture is easy, affordable, and exciting when families host international students in their homes. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is now seeking host families for several international students this academic year.
Most Pierce College international students are college-age but may be older or younger. And, while students may come from all over the globe, most are from different parts of Asia. Students have basic to advanced English language skills and will be taking classes at Pierce College in Lakewood. They will be looking to their host families to help them learn American culture and language.
“Families really enjoy the cultural learning both they and the students get,” said Angela Parisotto, Pierce College’s international homestay coordinator. “It’s a great cultural exchange for all involved.”
Students pay a monthly stipend to host families to cover expenses. In exchange, host families provide the student with their own furnished bedroom and meals (several meal options are available), and live no farther than a short commute by bus to and from Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.
Pierce College housing staff will arrange for a home visit and the host must provide a list of references, attend an orientation session for new host families, and pass a background check.
To learn more about hosting an international student, call (253) 964-6593