Art speaker Kim Abeles will be speaking at Pierce College Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Art 3300 classroom. According to Abeles, social issues are the main focus and inspiration for her artwork. Her work includes sculptures, painting and photographs. “I like to do things the hard way.
New Leash on Life, a non-profit animal rescue organization, held its Nuts for Mutts 5K dog walk fundraiser at Shepard Stadium Sunday. Founded in 1997 by Bobby Dorafshar, the idea came while working as a volunteer for the City of Los Angeles Animal Services.
Latinos with a Purpose, an Associated Students Organization club at Pierce College, recently changed its name to Refuge. With a mission statement, “to promote our Latino culture and share our Christian faith,” they have decided to rename themselves to include everyone at Pierce.
The storm raging around the Pierce College Weather Station for two weeks has finally passed. The weather station was unable to provide forecasts after a firewall intended to keep hackers off the school’s network unintentionally also blocked weather updates.
Music, dancing and food were just some of the things that many people enjoyed at the Persian cultural Mehregan 2006 festival in Pierce College’s Swisher Park Sunday. “This is a day everyone can see each other and smile,” said festival organizer Roberto Soofiani, 55.
Pierce College hasn’t always been the thriving, successful and economically established school that it is today. Recently honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Los Angeles Community College District, Vice President of Economic Development Tom Oliver, former interim president from 2004 to 2006, helped raise the school’s decreasing student enrollment numbers and formulated an educated master plan to assist in the million-dollar deficit hole into which Pierce had fallen.
History Professor Richard McMillan was recently honored by former student Mario Corona, 29, at the San Fernando Valley Faith Committee’s annual community summit. McMillan and several other teachers who helped inspire Corona, received a certificate of appreciation.
A differnent take on US and Terrorism The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates but the great teacher inspires. And according to many of his students Professor Chuck O’Connell is the type to inspire. This is the fifth semester O’Connell, sociology professor at Pierce college, is teaching his US and Terrorism class.
“I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world,” sang Richard McMillan, history professor, remembering an incident when a student’s cell phone started ringing in the middle of the class. “I always try to make a laugh out of it,” said McMillan. “The moment passes and then we can go on.