In tribute to the effervescent folk theme of the night, the students and staff of PCC’s Music department performed “Suites to Sambas” on Friday, April 15 in the Sexson Auditorium where music instructors took to performing for the surprised audience.The show opened up with the college and community concert band and their tune of a sea shanty composition that featured a variation of meters and a suite composed up various renditions of recognizable jingles.
Volunteer professors, staff members and students read short poems from their favorite authors or original compositions they wrote on their own as about 50 people attended the Lotus Club’s “National Poetry Month Celebration” at the Campus Center on April 14.
I was a democrat, but now I just consider myself a liberal – largely because of the actions of the current president. We wanted things to be different, and honestly I didn’t expect changes to be dramatic, but I had been hoping for something closer to the previous Clinton Administration.
One Colorado is again hosting the Art & Design Open Market on Sunday. Open Market is a chance for art students, faculty and alumni from PCC and Art Center College of Design to meet each other, see each other’s artwork and sell their artwork. The event is free and open to the public, which can choose from an array of prints, photography, sculpture and fine art created by local artists.
For the first time ever, the Pasadena Playhouse will be offering discounted prices for all students. Kim Mendez, Assistant Box Office Manager says that The Playhouse tickets normally range from 40-50 dollars but students will now have the opportunity to purchase “Rush Tickets”.
As PCC’s new interim Dean of Distance Learning, Leslie Tirapelle’s mission is to make the college a leader in distance learning programs.One of the many things Tirapelle is currently working on is coordinating PCC’s transition into using a new version of online instruction software Blackboard 9.
Richard P. McKee, a retired PCC chemistry professor and well-known advocate for open-government, died suddenly on Saturday. He was 62. The Los Angeles County Coroner is investigating the cause of his death, said Ed Winter, an assistant chief investigator.
Activists Julia Butterfly Hill and Darryl Hannah stopped by PCC on April 21 to discuss their eco-friendly lifestyle and answered questions from audience members inside the Sexson Auditorium. Their goal: to encourage and help continue to spread the message of sustainability.
Despite the objections of both the PCC Faculty Association and the Academic Senate, the Board of Trustees has approved a search for six senior administrative positions.The positions to be filled are vice presidents of Computer Technology, Administrative Services, Student Services, Educational Services, Human Resources and a General Counsel position.
Students, faculty, and residents of nearby cities assembled together in front of the Mirror Pools at PCC to form a human chain in an effort to raise funds for scholarships for California’s community college students on April 17. The event was one of several that were held throughout the state in support of Hands Across California, in an attempt to reach out to communities for the purpose of awareness and fundraising.