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Story Telling in the Digital Age


On Oct. 2, the Pierce College Communication, Theatre and Film department will host a film workshop with guest speaker Diana Dotter, executive director of The Film School in Seattle. Dotter co-produced the feature film: “Zaytoun,” which was chosen for a Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at the London Film Festival

Rep. Denny Heck hosts panel on paycheck fairness at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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Representative Denny Heck, D-Wash., packed the house at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on Aug. 12 during a panel discussion focusing on the wage gap that exists between men and women.

Meet Kathy Bressler, Class of 2014 Graduation Speaker

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This year’s Class of 2014 Commencement will feature words of wisdom from Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. She has steadily climbed the ranks of the Franciscan Health System since starting in 1990 as a nurse manager at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

Duncan McClinton named Distinguished Faculty 2014

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Pierce College English professor Duncan McClinton admits that it was not exactly his original plan to become an educator. But as one of his former college professors once told him, “you don’t choose teaching; teaching chooses you.”

8th Grade Exploration Day at Pierce College

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 Hundreds of local eighth graders packed the Pierce College Health Education Center on March 24, all in a quest to catch a glimpse into the life of a college student. The Washington Council for High School-College Relations’ annual 8th Grade College Exploration Day provided students with a sneak peak into the clubs, activities, courses and

Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery presents drawings by Jo Anne Geron

From Unveiled, a show of drawings by Jo Anne Geron.

Unveiled, an exhibition of graphite drawings by Jo Anne Geron, will hang in the Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery at Fort Steilacoom through Nov. 29. Geron, a therapist and psychology professor at Pierce, will deliver a lecture at a gallery reception on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Earthquake drill coming Oct. 17


Pierce College, get ready! The “Great Washington Shake Out” earthquake drill is coming to Pierce on Thursday, Oct. 17, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. What will happen: 10 a.m.           Campuswide e-mail and/or text alert 10:17 a.m.      PC pop-up message 1: What to do 10:18 a.m.      PC pop-up message 2: Evacuation directions 10:19 a.m.      Evacuate on

Learn about sustainability on eight Mondays this fall


No doubt you’ve heard of “sustainability” — the environmental, social and economic choices we all can make that enable the earth to continue supporting life. Now each Monday through November at Pierce College, you’ll have a unique opportunity to take it beyond buzzword status and learn more about the concept. Curt Warmington, English professor, and

Special Olympics 5K ‘Run from the Cops’ is Sept. 28


Think you can outrun the cops? At night? You can try at the the Pierce College Puyallup campus on Sept. 28 — and help raise money for Special Olympics at the same time. The 5K fun run begins at 10 p.m.. Grab a “partner in crime” and support 10,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout Washington in

Pierce offers options at Boots2Work job fair

Danny Marshall, Pierce Job Connections manager, helps staff the college table.
Photo courtesy of Vickie Bell

Pierce College may have been one of more than 60 organizations that participated in the Boots2Work 2013 post-military career fair Aug. 28 at Cheney Stadium ­– but it surely stood out from the crowd by offering both potential jobs and college programs that could train people for work. “We were able to give attendees a