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Seattle’s The Film School partners with Pierce College

Several lucky Pierce College students will soon have an opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting and storytelling directly from Hollywood pros during The Film School’s Script Development Lab. This eight-week intensive program takes place at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom March 28 through May 16, with classes being held each Saturday from 11 a.m. to

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Rep. Denny Heck visits Lakewood Computer Clubhouse

United States Rep. Denny Heck made a special visit to the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on March 13 to help celebrate the program’s new location in Lochburn Middle School. This free after-school program is operated in partnership with Pierce College, and aims to pair caring mentors with local youth ages 10-18. During his visit, Rep. Heck

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Professor Duncan McClinton honored during Distinguished Faculty event

The Pierce College 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award winner Duncan McClinton was honored in late February during an annual celebration of teaching excellence. The professor of English was chosen by his colleagues to receive this award, and shared with the audience a piece of his own personal work during the festivities. “When I first considered what

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Pierce College choirs take the stage for upcoming winter concerts

Talented singers at Pierce College have been working hard on a variety of complex choral pieces in preparation for upcoming winter quarter performances. The Pierce College Puyallup Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Canto Children’s Choir will perform March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theater. The concert will also feature

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Pierce College winter concerts coming soon!

Pierce College musicians are gearing up for winter concerts, starting with the Jazz Ensemble’s performance on March 11. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at The Urban Onion, located at 116 Legion Way Southeast in Olympia. This auditioned band is comprised of students from Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom. The group performs at the end

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Pierce College Business Club presents organizational leadership seminar

In a special event open to the public, the Pierce College Business Club held a seminar with Dr. Arron Grow, who shared his insights into organizational leadership. Dr. Grow is the associate director of the School of Applied Leadership at City University of Seattle, and is also the author of “How to Not Suck as

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Two Pierce professors honored with national award for teaching excellence

Two Pierce College professors were recently awarded the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, in recognition of their innovative approach to teaching, learning and student success. The Pierce College Dean Team selected Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Hillary Stephens and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Physiology Joseph Cates-Carney as award recipients. This national award

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North Korean refugees take center stage at Pierce College Puyallup

Three North Korean refugees shared their stories with the college community on Feb. 25 as part of a special event sponsored by Pierce College International Education. To protect their identities – and to protect their families back home –cameras were strictly prohibited, but for many in the audience, the memory of hearing their stories could

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Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before!

Since 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has entertained sold-out audiences in Chicago and beyond with its original, comedic, Shakespearean masterpieces. Each performance is based on audience suggestion, with nothing planned out in advance by the cast. On Fri., Feb. 27, students had an opportunity to help the actors create an entirely new play during the

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Apply to Pierce College honors program by March 1 for Fall Quarter 2015

The American Honors program at Pierce College is currently accepting new students for Fall 2015. Apply by the March 1 deadline to be eligible for program scholarships up to $2,000. Scholarships are sponsored by the American Honors Foundation to help students with the additional cost of the honors program. The honors program at Pierce College

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