NEWS BRIEFS: Oct. 2, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The start of October means the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According the the National Breast Cancer Foundation website, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lives.

This month, many people on campus will wear pink in support of  those battling breast cancer.

Last October, the women’s soccer team wore pink jerseys in honor of the cause.

For a breast exam or instructions on performing an accurate self-exam, students can make an appointment at Student Health Services by calling (818) 710-4270, or visit the Center on the second floor of the Student Services Building.


[Every Thursday] Club helps members explore career options

The Career Exploration Club will meet Thursdays this October from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Career and Transfer Center, located on the first floor of the Student Services building.

Students can join to explore different majors and careers or to gain more knowledge for job-hunting skills.

To join, contact Nicole Goddard and/or Sarah Kihara at

Space is limited, according to the Pierce College Career/Transfer Center Facebook page.


[Every Tuesday] Auto club open to students

Pierce’s F.A.S.T. (Future Automotive Service Technicians) Automotive Club meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Industrial Technology Building, room 3640.

All students are welcome to join and discuss new technologies and automotive interests.


[10/1] UC Application process opens

The UC Application process for Fall 2014 began Tuesday, October 1.

Applications must be submitted between November 1-30.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please call (818) 719-641.


[10/1] Annual security report due

The annual Jeanne Clery report is due on Oct. 1 and is produced by Pierce’s safety team, which includes campus vice presidents, deans, directors, and the Sheriff’s department.

The report shows information regarding crimes that have taken place in and around campus.

If you have an emergency, there are a number of options for you to call for help:

Use the emergency blue phones on the campus; Use a campus phone to dial 4311 to reach the Sheriff’s Department; or Dial 818-710-4311.


[10/7 & 10/21] Scheduled meetings open to the public

Pierce College’s Academic Senate will meet Monday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 at 2:15 in the Campus Services Building Conference Room.

The LACCD Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at L.A. City College and on Oct. 23 at Educational Services Center.


[10/8] Annual fair opens

The 5th annual Meet Your Major Fair will be on Oct. 8 in the Great Hall from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Information regarding academic programs, majors and transfer information will be offered by faculty representing most of the departments on campus.


[10/10] Movie on human trafficking to be screened

The Associated Students Organization Club Council President Krishna Lou Ayungao will be hosting a screening of “Girl Rising,” a film about human trafficking on Oct. 10 in the Great Hall at Pierce College.


[10/22] Broadcasting journalist to speak in the Great Hall

Award-winning broadcaster Tracie Savage will be in the Great Hall discussing what it takes to make it in the cutthroat news reporting business at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 as part of the Media Arts Department Speaker Series.



[10/24] Day of Politics to include debate on Obamacare

Instructor of Political Science Denise Robb will be hosting the Day of Politics on Oct. 24 in the Great Hall.

Discussion topics will include Disability Rights and History by Nancy Becker Kennedy.

Representative Matt Dababneh from the Democratic Party and Susan Shelley with the Republican Party will also be debating on Obamacare initiatives and requirements.

The event begins at 2 p.m.