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In a première on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., narrator Tim Allen takes audiences Back To The Moon For Good at the Pierce College Science Dome on the Fort Steilacoom campus. The film is being shown as part of Pierce’s Comet Day celebration.
Back To The Moon For Good is an exciting, educational, 25-minute full-dome digital film that highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
Comet ISON is “passing through” our earthly neighborhood, and you can learn how to spot it on Friday, Dec. 6, during Comet Day at Pierce College’s Science Dome.
The free event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Fort Steilacoom campus in the Rainier building, second floor. Pierce students will present family-friendly, hands-on science activities and science dome shows for people to learn more about comets — including tips on how to spot comet ISON in the morning sky.
A civic-minded senior clearing brush from a steep hillside in Ft. Steilacoom Park realizes he’s having a stroke but fears he won’t be found until it’s too late. A calculus student with some extra time takes a walk to clear his mind and enjoy the view before heading to class.
On Oct. 25, both discovered that even when things go very wrong, there’s still room for being in the right place at the right time to save the day — and save a life.
Need a home for all those gently used clothes, games, books, toys and art you no longer need? How about dropping them by the Office of Student Life in Puyallup so they can be sold at Pierce’s first “Thrift Shop, Gift Shop” on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 4 and 5?
Pierce College believes in music, and not just a little bit. At least five concerts are planned for early December to help usher in the holiday season — all free of charge:
Military Times named Pierce College the 14th “Best for Vets” two-year college in the nation, as part of its annual ranking of U.S. higher education. Schools were selected based on responses from about 600 schools to a 150-question survey of their complete offerings for veterans. Military Times made the announcement Nov. 11 to coincide with Veteran’s Day.
The Best for Vets project evaluates factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans, including service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill and availability of specific programs to help service members. The extensive evaluation process also factors in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor two Pierce College students on Thursday, Nov. 21, during its annual Military Academic Achievement Awards ceremony. SPC Michael J. Bunyon II and A1C Marissa E. Delgado will receive their commendations along with a handful of other active military students at JBLM’s Stone Education Center.
“Pierce College could not be more proud to call SPC Bunyon and A1C Delgado its own,” says Dr. Michele L. Johnson, chancellor of Pierce College. “Both are dedicated students and service members, representing Pierce’s vision of Possibilities realized: Innovative and engaged learners enriching our local and global communities.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Pierce College Puyallup will host the Fall University Transfer Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College Center balcony area. Representatives from most accredited Washington state colleges will be on hand to answer students’ transfer questions and discuss transfer goals.
Presented by the Washington Council for High School-College Relations, the event is free and open to the public. Attendees can obtain relevant and current transfer information on their intended schools’ college majors and programs, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and college life.
When you’re in the military, there’s no question what your job is each day. But what happens when you leave the service? How do you transition to a “regular” job, and what can you do to prepare yourself? The Army Career Alumni Program networking event can get you started.
Pierce College is co-hosting this event with ACAP on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in HEC 302 on the Fort Steilacoom campus. This is a free event that is open to all transitional soldiers and their families.
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Brett Willis to the Pierce College Board of Trustees. Mr. Willis replaces Marcus S. Gaspard, who has been on the board since 2006 and was instrumental in establish Pierce College Puyallup.
“We welcome Mr. Willis to the Board and are looking forward to the expertise and insights he brings to The Pierce College District. With many connections to the College, he is a well-known and respected leader in Puyallup. We are pleased that Governor Inslee has appointed someone of Mr. Willis’ stature”, said Board chair Angie Roarty.