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Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October
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Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October

Director Milta Ortiz directs cast members during rehearsals of Ballet & Bagels (Photo courtesy Pima Theatre) Pima Theatre presents'Ballet & Bagels'Pima West Campus, Black Box Theatre,2202 W, Anklam Rd. 85709October 6 - 16Thursday - Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., General Admission: $10Students/Seniors/Military/Groups: $5Advanced reservations are recommended. Pima Community College students can receive one free ticket to each performing arts production as part of their tuition. Tickets can be purchased at pima.edu/arts. The box office is open Tuesday - Friday from 12-5 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance.520-206-6986 | centerforthearts@pima.edu Tucson, Arizona -- Pima Theatre starts off its season with family-friendly 'Ballet & Bagels', directed b...
PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor
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PCCEA president seeks transparency from Chancellor

By MAKYLA HAYSPresident of Pima Community College Education Association The Pima Post welcomes opinions from students, faculty and staff. If you'd like to submit an op-ed,email contact-pimapost@pima.edu. For quite some time, representatives from PCCEA, the full-time faculty association at Pima Community College, have called for more transparency from the Chancellor and upper administration.  This past year, several events have transpired that reveal an issue with transparency from the Chancellor. While each individual situation may not seem like a major issue on its own, the pattern that emerges when viewed together is what concerns PCCEA the most.  At the Governing Board meeting in September, I gave a public comment attempting to address this pattern. My...
The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona
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The Beauty of Astronomy in Arizona

The Rosette Nebula, or NCG 2237, from the photo gallery of Kitt Peak National Observatory website. By Quentin S. AgnelloPima Post When I was 10 years old, I would gaze up at the stars at night using a telescope with a wobbly stand, wondering all the while if I would see something special or magnificent.  I would take every opportunity I could to see the wonders of our universe, but I never questioned why my view was such a good one.  Not only is Southern Arizona considered one of the best places for stargazing in the United States by astronomers, Tucson is considered a large hub for astronomy in the Southwestern United States by The Astronomical League, a group website, which promotes astronomical clubs. To get a clue into what makes Southern Arizona so special fo...
How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic
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How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic

FILE - Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on May 10, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, announced in Aug. 2022, could lift crushing debt burdens from millions of borrowers. However, the tax man may demand a cut of the relief in some states, as some states tax forgiven debt as income. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) By ADRIANA MORGAAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice. Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness – but th...
It’s Showtime! Pima Arts Announces its 2022-23 Season 
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It’s Showtime! Pima Arts Announces its 2022-23 Season 

Pima Arts 2022-2023 SeasonCenter for the Arts, Pima Community College West Campus2202 W. Anklam Rd. 85709(event listing may list alternate location)September 2022 through May 2023 Tickets can be purchased online at pima.edu/arts.520-206-6986 / centerforthearts@pima.edu Tucson, Arizona - Pima Arts is excited to announce its 2022-23 season! The upcoming arts season focuses on connection and the role art plays in joining together the diverse facets of the Tucson community. Pima Arts, comprised of the departments of performing arts, visual arts, digital arts, and fashion design, offers performances, shows, and exhibitions that interlace culture, tradition, history, entertainment, and even mathematics into a season of delightful alliances.  Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery  Progr...
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 ...
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...