Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Professor of the year lives to teach

      All eyes are focused on a tall man with a teal shirt and a welcoming smile.   With only weeks left of school, all the chairs...

More than a teacher: Freelance painter Monika Del Bosque

Instructor of Arts Monika Del Bosque is an innovative active freelance artist, extremely passionate, and a highly talented painter.   Del Bosque, who received certificates in...

Pierce College welcomes new math teachers

    Mathematics isn't in any way a simple or palpable form of science that can be communicated to students as it is with a dissected...

Iconic storyteller transfers with three degrees

    His white shirt says "Peace is Possible" and his matching more-salt-than-pepper beard shows this former Pierce College student has been around the block more...

Not your typical office hours

Unlike typical office hours, anyone is welcome to join Professor Joe Perret, every Monday morning at 8 a.m. in front of Freudian Sip, for...

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Ageless Art

In a classroom seemingly stripped bare—there is nothing written on the whiteboard and nothing decorative hanging on the muted forest green walls—approximately 30 elderly...

Familiar Duo Perform Together

      Hardly a chair was left empty in the Music Building concert hall as cellist Ruslan Biryukov and pianist James Lent played together officially for...

Leading the way for criminal justice majors

It's Wednesday evening at Pierce College and a crowd shuffles in.  Students coming to take Kathy Oborn's criminal justice class Wednesday night fill the auditorium-style classroom with talk and laughter as a bubbling energetic teacher walks in. 

Kathy Oborn, the chair of the political science/economics/criminal justice/Latino studies department, is a legend at Pierce College. 

The professor who built the criminal justice program caters to all of her students.  

Oborn made it possible to easily transfer to a California State University and earn an AA degree.  She was instrumental in bringing in a judge, a deputy district attorney and a retired police lieutenant to teach criminal justice classes.

"We're not a police program," she said.  "We focus on the justice system as a whole.  We're an academic track."


Duo performs with electronic keyboards for free concert

Pianists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay played a classical piece by Charles Ives and two newly composed works that are tailor-suited to their dual-electronic...

Thursday concert series features a modern, folk music fusion

A combination of modern and folk music came from the music hall of Pierce College that filled the auditorium up to its last seat...