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Neurodiversity gaining attention on college campuses
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Neurodiversity gaining attention on college campuses

By KEVIN HARTUNGPima Post Many of us know someone with autism, Tourette syndrome, ADHD or dyslexia.  These disorders belong to a group of disabilities known as neurodiverse conditions. Currently, these students are not being served as well as they could be at many colleges and universities nationwide, including Pima Community College. Getting accurate statistics on neurodiverse students presents a problem even at PCC. Ken Hosto, director of PCC’s Access and Disability Resources, in an email response, confirms that often students in need of ADR services fail to register with the ADR office. “Something unique to students who have neurodiversities, rather than those who have physical disabilities, is that their disability is often hidden, meaning it is not obvious to others th...
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 ...
Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?
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Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?

A street in Old Tucson in 1984. (Wikimedia Commons/Larry D. Moore) By JOSHUA BAILEYPima Post In life, every now and then something unique comes along in a time and place that’s just sustainable and right enough for it to prosper.  The economy is no different: Come up with a business idea, and it can grow into something massive. However, once these conditions become unsuitable, much like cellular life, a business may slowly burn up in troubling waters.  The desert lot that became Old Tucson Studios was purchased and constructed by Columbia Pictures in 1939 for the set of their film “Arizona.” Various portions of the park were used as sets for countless Western movies thereafter and continued to do so until its closing. The park had boasted live performances by artists...
Graduation is almost upon us
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Graduation is almost upon us

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post Graduation is coming, and Pima Community College is preparing to make this a memorable one. This graduation ceremony is going to be a big one here at Pima Community College because it is the first graduating class that is going to be held in person since the pandemic. In an email, spokeswoman Libby Howell said: “Chancellor Lambert and the College’s administration are very excited to be having PCC’s very first outdoor commencement ceremony at Kino Stadium.”  This year, Pimawill welcome Webster Rose, an online student from Pima, as commencement speaker. He will be flying out from Tampa Bay, Florida, to give his remarks live. At the ceremony, students will have the opportunity to have their picture professionally taken for free. This will take p...
Signing Day: not just for athletes
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Signing Day: not just for athletes

Students celebrate their enrollment in Pima Community College at PCC West Campus. (Ken Chavez) Pima Post Editorial Staff The college celebrated its students today during its annual National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Pima College's Office of the Provost sent out the following message to highlight today's event: The College participates in a wonderful event called National Letter of Intent Signing Day each year.  Just as we value and recognize athletes who commit to play a sport, the signing day ceremony is designed to honor students who are entering into, or are currently enrolled in a program at PCC. Earlier this week, email invitations were sent out to all students new to higher education in their first or second semester who are currently degree or cert...
Edging back to normal? Chancellor Lee Lambert holds first Pima-wide staff meeting in-person since start of pandemic
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Edging back to normal? Chancellor Lee Lambert holds first Pima-wide staff meeting in-person since start of pandemic

From left, seated at the table are Board Member Demion Clinco, Board Chairwoman Catherine Ripley and Chancellor Lee Lambert. Story and photo by JOSH BAILEYPima Post On March 31, two of Pima Community College’s governing board members held an employee meeting atthe Pima West track field, marking the first time such has been done since the COVID-19 pandemic.Pima staff and faculty were invited to partake in a public town hall to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to Pima and its strive to educate in a post-pandemic America.Alongside Chancellor Lee Lambert, Governing Board members from District 1, Catherine Ripley, andDistrict 2, Demion Clinco, attended.The administration’s speech discussed adjusting and making difficult decisions in a post-pandemic world.Other topics discussed incl...
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 College hosts NJCAA soccer tournament
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Pima College hosts NJCAA soccer tournament

By NATE MARTINEZPima Post Pima Community College Athletic Director Jim Monaco, Chancellor Lee Lambert and VisitTucson Sports Sales Manager Nick Pazzi recently announced that they have partnered with the NJCAA to bring the Division-II junior college soccer tournament to the Kino North complex. “We are so pleased to announce that we have become the host site for the NJCAA Division II men’s and women’s soccer championship, the week of Nov. 12-19 of this year,” Lambert said. “This is a tremendous achievement for Pima Community College and the city of Tucson.  “Additionally, I’d like to say this would not have happened without the tremendous soccer community here in Tucson and the success we’re having with athletics in general and soccer specifically.” The move to bring the to...
Track athletes given the runaround
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Track athletes given the runaround

Story and photos by LANISSA PATTERSON While the Pima Community College track team finished competing in the NJCAA Indoor National Championship March 4 and 5, it has been two years since the Pima Community College West Campus track was closed to the general public.  The track’s surface is blemished with cracks, some of which span over three lanes. There are mounds where the track does not lie flat. Walking on the track is comparable to walking on bricks. In addition, the West side of the track is torn and unusable. PCC West Athletic Director Jim Monaco is well aware of the condition of the track, calling it “very dangerous.” While the final cost of the installation is still being assessed, Monaco states the lowest estimates start at $200,000. Despite the obvious risks of...
Results: NJCAA indoor track finals— Gardner a champion
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Results: NJCAA indoor track finals— Gardner a champion

By LANISSA PATTERSONPima Post The Pima Track and Field competed March 4 and 5 in Pittsburgh, Kansas, for the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. "Coming home with a national champion and 80 percent of our teams being All-Americans was awesome."Chad Harrison, Pima Coach According to the Aztec Athletics website, the men's team placed 14th overall and earned 17 points at the indoor championships. Sophomore Reece Gardner took home the NJCAA National title in the Heptathlon and earned All-American status. Gardner also set a new Pima pole vaulting record with a mark of 15 feet 5 inches. Freshman Joel Gardner received NJCAA All American honors by placing eighth in the 5,000-meter race, with a time of 14 minutes, 43.36 seconds. In the female division, the women’s tr...