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Sept. 5, 2013


  • College Updates
    • Evaluation of Chancellor’s Cabinet
    • “Meet the Chancellor” Events Scheduled at PCC Facilities
    • Pima Classes to be Held in Green Valley Again
    • Employees Receive 25 Percent Discount for Fall Break Youth Camps
    • Meet with HR to Review Your Résumé Before Applying In-House
    • Individual Financial Counseling
    • PCC on Facebook and YouTube
    • Ride for Pima in El Tour de Tucson
    • Athletics Schedules
  • Pima People
  • Upcoming Events
  • Ongoing Events 

College Updates

Evaluation of Chancellor’s Cabinet
Your evaluation of Chancellor’s Cabinet is requested. Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey to evaluate the collective leadership of the current Chancellor’s Cabinet. This is the first of several instruments the College will use this year to assess the College’s performance. All regular employees and adjunct faculty are asked to participate in this particular survey, which lays out Chancellor Lee Lambert’s expectations for successful leadership. All responses are confidential and will be reported only in an aggregated format. To begin the survey, click here.

Surveys should be completed no later than Sept. 6. If you have any questions, contact PIR at 206-4934.

“Meet the Chancellor” Events Scheduled at PCC Facilities
Stop by and say hello to Chancellor Lee Lambert at “Meet the Chancellor” events at District and M&S:

  • M&S, MS-105, Sept. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • District Office, Community/Board room, Sept. 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Pima Classes to be Held in Green Valley Again
Continuing Education again is offering classes at the Green Valley site, 1250 W. Continental Road, starting in late September. Spring classes will be scheduled as well.

Pima for Kids will hold 2014 camps during summer and school district breaks at the Green Valley location for families living in Sahuarita, Green Valley and the surrounding area. 

An open house will be scheduled for late October, inviting the community to sit in on short class demonstrations, meet instructors and provide the College with feedback on classes of interest.

Employees Receive 25 Percent Discount for Fall Break Youth Camps
Employees who enroll their children in Pima for Kids or Teen Scene activities during fall 2013 school district breaks will be given a 25 percent discount off the published price.  Half-day, full-day and Saturday camps are offered.  The coupon code, P4KTS13, is applied when registering online at Select Teen Scene or Pima for Kids. Call 206-6579 for more information.

Meet with HR to Review Your Résumé Before Applying In-House
Did you know you can meet with a Human Resources analyst to review your résumé and application materials before you apply for a position?  To make use of this valuable resource for employees, call 206-4624.

Individual Financial Counseling
Schedule a one-on-one meeting to meet with a VALIC, TIAA-CREF or Fidelity financial consultant to check on your progress toward saving for retirement and to learn more about effective saving practices.

Where: West Campus, Santa Catalina Building, Room CG-06

VALIC: Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule an appointment online or call Anthony Puccio at 520-449-4955.

TIAA-CREF: Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call TIAA-CREF at 866-548-3705 ext. 45-7706 to schedule an appointment.

Fidelity Investments: Sept. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule an appointment online or call Damond Petersen at 800-642-7131.

For questions, call the Employee Service Center at 206-4945.

PCC on Facebook and YouTube
Pima Community College is live on social media. The primary audiences for PCC’s new Facebook page and YouTube channel are current and prospective students who want to stay up to date about PCC.

Read about PCC’s social media strategy, as well as the College’s plans for employing other social media platforms, on the employee intranet under Public Info & Fed Gov Relations (on the right-hand side of the screen). Also, if you know about something that you believe our students should know about, fill out an Online Marketing Request Form, also available on the intranet under Public Information, so that we can spread the word.

Ride for Pima in El Tour de Tucson
Ride for Pima! Join Pima’s team in the 31st Annual El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 23.

Riders in America’s largest perimeter bicycling event can choose from 111-, 85-, 60- or 42-mile routes. The 85-mile route begins at East Campus. To enter, pay a $120 entry fee and raise at least $100 in contributions to benefit PCC. 

To participate, complete the El Tour de Tucson application and mail it with your $120 entry fee, payable to PCC Foundation, by Oct. 21, to 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ  85709-1320. Online registration is not available for this event.  Collect $100 or more in contributions for the PCC Foundation and receive additional benefits, including a water bottle, socks and a cycling jersey. For more information, call 206-4646 or email

Athletics Schedules
A summary of upcoming sporting events is here. To see schedules for all Aztecs teams, visit the Athletics Calendar or a team’s home page, through its link at

Pima People 

  • Pima Art Faculty Stephen Romaniello, Claire Park and Ann Simmons-Myers are noted in a Tucson Weekly Fall 2013 Fall Arts Preview article. 
  • Ricardo Castro-Salazar, Political Science and History faculty, recently became a member of the PPEP’s Rural Business Development Corporation.  He also won a British Educational Research Journal Paper of the Year 2012 Commendation for a paper he wrote, “Critical art-based research in education: Performing undocumented historias.” 

Upcoming Events*

  • Sept. 19: PCC Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the “Faculty Exhibit” gallery talk, Center for the Arts Bernal Gallery, West Campus, free, 2 p.m., 206-6942
  • Sept. 19: PCC Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the “Faculty Exhibit” reception, Center for the Arts Bernal Gallery, West Campus, free, 5-7 p.m., 206-6942
  • Sept. 28: PCC Theater Arts presents a community event, “Family Play Date,” featuring fun activities, treats and a preview scene from upcoming children's play, “The Trumpet of the Swan,” Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, West Campus, free (children must be accompanied by an adult), 9-11 a.m., 206-6986
  • Sept. 29: PCC Music presents a guest recital, “Good Vibrations: Symphony Low Brass,” Center for the Arts Recital Hall, West Campus, $8 with discounts available for PCC employees, 3 p.m., 206-6986 

Ongoing Events*

  • Through  Sept. 6: PCC West Campus presents “Return of the Corn Mothers,” West Campus Student Art Gallery (gallery hours - Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.), second floor of building A, Geneva Escobedo, 206-3110 or
  • Through Oct. 11: PCC Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents “Faculty Exhibit” featuring work by Mariana Carreras, Joseph Dal Pra, Matthias Düwel, Patti Gardiner, Greg Loumeau, Barbara Jo McLaughlin, Christina McNearney, Ann Simmons-Myers, Michael Nolan, Claire Park, Reinhard Pawlicki, Stephen Romaniello, Nancy Spaulding, Michael Stack and Hiro Tashima. Center for the Arts Bernal Gallery, West Campus, free, gallery hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 206-6942
  • Fall Semester: Title III workshops on incorporating technology in the classroom, Northwest Campus, Brian Miller

*For more information on CFA performances, visit the Center for the Arts website or email CFA.

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