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#Piercewire, May 20

Campus closed Monday for Memorial Day

The Pierce College campus will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26. #PierceDayOff

Student awards to pay out $750 each

This semester’s President’s Award and Outstanding Student Award will net its winners $750 each.

The President’s Award is open to students with a 3.0 GPA who are currently enrolled in at least nine units and are graduating or transferring at the end of this semester.

The Outstanding Student Awards requires a 3.5 GPA and a declared major and earns the winner a trophy as well as the cash prize.

Faculty and staff can nominate students for the President’s Award, while only faculty can nominate for the Outstanding Student Award.

The deadline for nominations for both awards is Friday, May 22.

Who will you nominate? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter with


LGBTQ safety program offers CEU credits

Trainers will be taught to develop and maintain a safe environment for LGBTQ students, faculty and staff by the California Community College Student Health Program.

The eight-hour event is free without Continuing Education Units, but costs $25 with CEUs.

Its “Train-the-Trainer” event is Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the ASO on the first floor of the Library / Learning Center.


ASO to host study hall before finals week

A three-day event with tutors and food will begin the week before finals, courtesy of the Associated Students Organization.

There will be pizza, muffins and coffee, according to ASO Head Committee Chair of Student Outreach Noura Hervani.

The “Open Study Hall” will be open from Tuesday, May 26, through Thursday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center on the first floor of the Library / Learning Center.

Philosophy Dept. to host open mic, cabaret event

Philosophy of Art and Icebox Journal will hold “The Philosophers Cabaret” event in the Great Hall at Pierce College on May 28, at 5 p.m.

The event will have live bands, refreshments, student performances and an after-party DJ.

If you are interested in performing, contact Melanie McQuitty at mcquittym@gmail.com. #PierceCabaret



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