#Piercewire, May 6

#Piercewire, May 6

Theater department matriarch dies

Ellen Albertini Dow, who was a theater instructor at Pierce and donated $150,000 to the department, died Monday, May 4.

The Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania native and Cornell University graduate acted in movies and TV shows including “Seinfeld,”  “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Wedding Singer.”

A plaque in her name sits in front of the Performing Arts Building.

Dow was 101 years old.


Last W drop day nears

The last day to drop a class with a W instead of an F is Sunday, May 10.

This drop date applies to semester-length classes only. Short-term classes that meet for less than 16 weeks, such as PACE and off-campus courses, have different drop deadlines that are available from the class’ instructors.

All drops must be processed online, according to Pierce College’s website.


Cadets to step up  violation enforcement

The Pierce College Sheriff’s Department will increase its enforcement and ticketing of vehicle code violations, such as driving faster than the speed limit and failing to stop at stop signs, according to the Work Environment Committee.

The Avenue of Champions in front of the gyms has been a problem area, the committee said.



Annual student art show returns

The Pierce College ASO and Foundation-sponsored student art show opens Thursday, May 7, and runs through Tuesday, May 26 in the Art Garden.

The show’s award ceremony and reception is May 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

When will you go to the show? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter with #PierceArt.


Speaker to discuss fast food, immigration

Eudelio Martinez will talk about fast food and immigration in Orange County at the Anthropology Colloquium Series on Wednesday, May 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Should the minimum wage be increased for fast food workers? Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter with #PierceAnthropology.


‘Ben 10’ writer to speak at open mic night

Charlotte Fullerton, who was the head writer for the television show “Ben 10,” and local, award-winning artist Nilha Magruder will speak at the open mic night on Monday, May 11 in the Great Hall.

They will speak from 1 to 2:30 p.m., while the open mic and art activities will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

There will be free food and prizes. For more information, contact Christine Valada at (818) 710-3354.

Tell us your plans for the open mic on Facebook and Twitter with #PierceTalent.