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Pima Community College takes on the fashion world 
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Pima Community College takes on the fashion world 

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post  Students at Pima Community College that are taking fashion courses will get the opportunity to showcase their creations.  This is open to any student that is in the beginning, to advance fashion courses, this will be an event that will allow students to express their creativity. This will be a partnership with Goodwill Industries International Inc. from the “upcycling clothing project” that is completed by textiles students. The free event will be in person with limited VIP seating for $50, and it also will be live-streamed on PCCTV’s YouTube page located here. You can enjoy this event from the comfort of your own home if you are not able to attend in person. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Black Box Theater at the PCC ...
Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 
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Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post  The fair finally has made its way back to Tucson. Many people are excited to see that it has made its comeback.  The fair started April 21, and it has brought back many memories post-pandemic along with joy and excitement. This year’s fair started off slowly, but as days have progressed, more crowds are arriving to enjoy funnel cakes and giant turkey legs. The Pima County Fair not only provides amazing and thrilling rides, but it also provides great concert entertainment. As the fair continues, it has different artists on different days. All of the performers will play on the Budweiser Stage. The lineup will be: Crowder: 7:30 p.m. April 27 T.I.: 8 p.m. April 28 Mammoth WVH and Ayron Jones: 7:30 p.m. April 29 Easton Corbin: Apr...
Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 
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Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 

By EMILY GASTELUM Pima Community College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office is welcoming author/journalist Robert W. Fieseler virtually on Thursday, April 7. The New Orleans resident wrote “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” a book about a tragedy that claimed the lives of 32 gay people on June 24, 1973. He will discuss that event in a talk titled “Reclaiming the Fire: The Lost History of New Orleans’ 1973 Upstairs Lounge Arson.” Fieseler won the 2020 Columbia University Journalism School First Decade award as well as the 2019 NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association) Journalist of the Year.  For anyone interested in joining the free virtual talk, it will start at 1 p.m. Thursday via Zoo...
Pima club to help homeless— and you can, too
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Pima club to help homeless— and you can, too

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post Volunteers are needed as Pima Honors Club is hosting RISE 2022 March 17 and 18 to help the homeless. The Honors Club is looking for volunteers to make care packages as well as to be a community resource and to provide food for the needy.  The club will host a meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. March 15 to discuss the planning of future meetings for RISE. Those who are interested can check out the Pima Engage link to join via Zoom. Volunteers can report at noon until 3 p.m. March 17 at the Amethyst Room in Downtown Campus for the set-up of the event, which will include making the care packages. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18, help is needed in distributing the packages. These care packages will include backpacks, masks, toothbrushes, menstrual products, non-...
Learn about Pima programs in free meetings
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Learn about Pima programs in free meetings

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post Get your popcorn ready. Pima Community College is bringing back its now sixth annual Popcorn With A Program. The free program helps first-year students learn more about majors they might be interested in pursuing. Students can find out details on various programs as well as ask questions to subject experts.  This semester, the program will feature Applied Technology; Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; and Health Science. Dates/Times:  2-4 p.m. Feb. 16, focusing on Applied Technology 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, focusing on Social Sciences, Humanities and Education 2-4 p.m. April 20 at 2-4 p.m., focusing on Health Science  The meetings for these functions will take place over Zoom with any students that are int...
‘Gem and Jam’ rocks Tucson for 14th year
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‘Gem and Jam’ rocks Tucson for 14th year

Tripp St. on the Onyx Stage Story and photos by JOSHUA BAILEYPima Post Pima Gem & Jam: Friday Roundup This weekend marked the 14th annual Pima Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson.  The fairgrounds held a whopping 5,000 guest capacity for the music fest and hosted a variety of artists and DJs playing an eclectic mix of jams ranging from EDM to folk-country.  Stars like Rising Appalachia, STS9 and Simon Posford were scheduled to appear over the weekend. The first year back from the pandemic made Pima Gem & Jam hit the ground running with a dazzling lineup of artists, entertainers and music-weavers. Tripp St., known for his unique style of electronic music reminiscent of action-packed sci-fi media, made an appearance at the Onyx Stage on Friday to an enthusiast...
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with origami
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with origami

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post The East Campus is hosting an origami folding event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 in the East Campus Makerspace, Room 116. Origami is the art of folding paper into sculptures. It’s one of the oldest art forms, and it has evolved into forms of modern art and is practiced globally. Join and participate in the fun paper-folding projects including money (actual money not provided), zodiac animals, lanterns and Chinese fans.  For questions, email ec-library@pima.edu.
Festival of Books volunteers needed
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Festival of Books volunteers needed

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Help celebrate literature this Spring at The Tucson Festival of Books on March 12-13 at The University of Arizona campus. Pima Community College is seeking volunteers to provide a Pima presence at its table. Volunteers can share and present information on their subject matter expertise, while partnering with Pima’s external relations staff during the festival. The event will run from  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day — if you are interested in volunteering, complete this form by Feb. 25. 
Pop into Popcorn with a Program
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Pop into Popcorn with a Program

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College is hosting the next Popcorn with a Program virtual event between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. PWAP is an event designed to connect students with advisors, faculty and even students from around the campus. Although the program is part of Pima’s First Year Experience, all students are invited to attend.  “Students can login anytime during the two-hour event and visit one, some or all of the breakout sessions, which will introduce them to the support network related to the featured program/major for that particular event,” said Renee Forsyth, Pima’s FYE program developer.  “Our next event on Nov. 17 will be featuring the Liberal Arts major, so we will have advisers, faculty and clubs related to the following conce...
Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9
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Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9

Photo courtesy Carl-Michael Krawczyk Author Carl-Michael Krawczyk will discuss "Mein Kampf" in the first Dangerous Books series Nov. 9 at West Campus. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Something dangerous will be at Pima Community College Nov. 9. A dangerous book, that is. Pima will be hosting the first Dangerous Books event from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the West Campus Library classroom.  Dangerous Books is an event meant to highlight popular banned books, books removed from public or school libraries. The first event will cover Adolf Hitler’s autobiography "Mein Kampf." “Each year, libraries across the country spotlight questions of intellectual freedom and censorship with events and displays for Banned Books Week,” stated the Dangerous Books announcement. “Many p...