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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.


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Oct. 20, 2022


  • College Updates
    • ‘Becoming a Racially Just HSI’ Reading Circles
    • Flu Shot Clinic Dates Available 
    • Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Sessions Announced
    • Teaching and Learning Center Open House
    • Register for Secret Service Event on Preventing Targeted School Violence
    • Share A Treat: Start or Increase Payroll Deduction for ARC
    • New Printer Connection Method
    • Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair at Downtown Campus Nov. 10
    • United Way Months of Caring
    • New Student Welcome Oct. 28 at Downtown Campus
    • Volunteer for Annual Pride Relay
    • Volunteers Needed for AZ STEM Adventure
    • Pima to Host National Soccer Tournaments
    • Pima and Community Engagement
    • Travel ID Reminder
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
  • Library and Makerspace Events
    • Newsletter
    • Halloween Spell Books
    • Sugar Skulls
    • Women/Transgender Femme Nights
  • Pima Arts News
    • Pima Music's ‘Fall Music Showcase,’ Oct. 23
    • Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders,' Oct. 24 - Dec. 9, Reception Nov. 2
    • Pima Music - Michael Lich, Guitar Recital, Oct. 27
    • The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus - 'Surreal,' Student Exhibit, Reception Nov. 4
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

 College Updates

‘Becoming a Racially Just HSI’ Reading Circles
In anticipation of the keynote address by Gina Garcia, Ph.D., during the PimaOnline Educators Conference (POEC) at 9 a.m. Nov. 2, the College’s Teaching and Learning Center and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office are co-hosting virtual reading circles Oct. 21-Nov. 1. All employees are welcome to participate and read Garcia’s co-authored article “Becoming a Racially Just HSI.” To access the article, reading circle schedule and the Zoom links go to the TLC’s Calendar of Events

Flu Shot Clinic Dates Available
Flu shots are still available! Sign up for a flu shot appointment today

  • Oct. 27, 8-9:30 a.m.
    M&S Campus, Room TBD
  • Oct. 27, 10:30-12 p.m.
    DV Campus, Room TBD
  • Local options within your community providing flu shots may include your local grocery store (Fry's, Albertsons and Safeway), pharmacy (CVS, Walgreens) or doctor's office. 

Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Sessions Announced
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is offering multiple Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Sessions through October and December. The training is for student employee supervisors who want a refresher course or aspiring student employee supervisors

 To register in MyCareerCenter for the FWS Supervisor Training. 

In you have questions, email Organizational Effectiveness & Development. To request reasonable accommodation to participate in training, contact the Employee Service Center by email or phone, ext. 4945.

Teaching and Learning Center Open House
Help celebrate the first Teaching and Learning Center certificate recipients 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Art Gallery@Downtown Campus. More than one hundred Pima faculty demonstrated ongoing development in the art of teaching and learning. RSVP to make sure there is enough food: Save the Date: Come Celebrate!

Register for Secret Service Event on Preventing Targeted School Violence
Pima employees are invited to attend the free information session “U.S. Secret Service Research and Recommendations on the Prevention of Targeted School Violence” Oct. 24.

You must register in advance to attend. Here are the details:

  • What: U.S. Secret Service Research and Recommendations on the Prevention of Targeted School Violence
  • When: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24, 2022 (doors open at 4 p.m.; must present a photo ID at the event to attend)
  • Where: Westside Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. (park in Westside Parking Lot B, accessible from Granada Avenue)
  • Details: Register by email using your government or official school email address and following this format:
    • Name (For convenience, a School or District may send one email including the names of its personnel who will be attending.)
    • Job Position
    • School Name.

For more information: Call the U.S. Secret Service – Tucson RO, 520-622-6822.

Share A Treat: Start or Increase Payroll Deduction for ARC
For October, the ARC Resource Center and Food Pantry asks Pima employees to enroll in or increase their payroll deduction plan to benefit the program through the Pima Foundation.

To establish a payroll deduction contribution, visit MyPima –> Employees –> Quick Links and select My Miscellaneous Deductions, then scroll down and click “Add a New Benefit or Deduction” and follow the instructions.

These payroll deduction donations are the only funding source for purchasing food and hygiene products for Pima students and are deposited into a Pima Foundation account benefitting ARC.

All employees who enroll in this payroll deduction or increase their current payroll deduction will be entered to win gift certificates from local businesses including Gadabout, Top Golf, Hotel McCoy and more.

Due to inflation and supply chain issues, ARC must raise an additional $1,400 per month to continue the current level of service to students. To do that, this fundraising campaign must enroll an additional 70 employees at $10 per pay period or 140 employees at $5 per pay period.

Learn about ARC on this Pima Foundation web page.

New Printer Connection Method
Starting Oct. 24, the IT Department will begin a phased installation of PrinterLogic software, allowing employees to add a printer to their college-owned computer without calling the Help Desk. Because IT is concurrently consolidating and removing some printers to reduce Pima’s environmental impact, your default printer may become unavailable. In some cases, you may need to use PrinterLogic to select a new default printer. Learn more about PrinterLogic from this KnowledgeBase article.

Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair at Downtown Campus Nov. 10
Downtown Campus will hold a Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair honoring veterans in our community. The event is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, and will be held just south of the Roosevelt Building. The event offers food, speakers, entertainment, activities, and recognition of local organizations that support veterans. It is open to the public.

United Way Months of Caring
The College’s 2022 United Way Months of Caring kicks off with various activities, including a kick-off celebration and a Wellness Drive. For Days of Caring, Pima employees can volunteer with one of two local groups helping our friends and neighbors.

  • Oct. 22, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Habitat for Humanity Project, 12671 N. Whitney Lane, Marana.
    Join Habitat Tucson and other local community members for a fun-filled day helping build a few homes! Activities may include painting, framing, door/window installation, site prep, landscaping. Habitat Tucson will teach you everything you need to know while you pick up some cool new skills along the way!
  • Nov. 22, 12-3 p.m.: Gospel Rescue Mission, 4550 S. Palo Verde Blvd. (Sign up by Nov. 14.)
    Have fun helping prepare Thanksgiving grab-and-go meals.

To request an accommodation to participate in one of these events, email the Employee Service Center. You will have received the volunteer form in an Oct. 13 email. If you have questions, email College Events.

New Student Welcome Oct. 28 at Downtown Campus
First Year Experience invites Pima employees to welcome Pima’s new students during this year’s in-person New Student Welcome 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Downtown Campus. The carnival-themed event will be outdoors and indoors, with carnival fare (cotton candy!), face painting, pumpkin decorating and a variety of games. The event concludes with the GlowUp Candlelight Commitment Ceremony. Special prizes, including a tuition award, also will be offered.

Volunteer for Annual Pride Relay
Student Life needs volunteers for the first Annual Pride Relay. The event will take place 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 at Desert Vista Campus. Pride Relay will be an afternoon filled with games and fun as teams compete to become the ultimate champion! Email Danielle Chaney by Oct. 21 to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following time slots:

  • 8:45 a.m.-noon
  • 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Volunteers will help with:

  • Setup 
  • Breakdown
  • Running game stations
  • Photo booth
  • Crafts
  • General event support

Volunteers Needed for AZ STEM Adventure
AZ STEM Adventure returns to the Northwest Campus 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18. To be successful, the event needs more than 250 volunteers to help guide students around campus, help exhibitors, help set up/clean up, and assist with parking. 

Sign up to volunteer online. If you experience any problems with the link or have any questions, email Julia Michalak or Susan Kramer.

Pima to Host National Soccer Tournaments
Pima will host the NJCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer National Tournaments Nov. 14-19. All matches will be at Kino North Stadium – Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Information for tickets will be posted soon. Follow your Pima Community College Aztecs online, on Twitter (@PimaAthletics), Facebook (@pccaztecs) and Instagram (@pima_athletics).

Pima and Community Engagement
Pima’s Community Engagement dashboard is accessible on MyPima. Learn more about Pima’s collegewide community engagement activities and available resources.

  • Report your community engagement activities for the collegewide calendar.
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities to share your subject-matter expertise.
  • Share your outreach photos.

Upcoming community events include:

  • New Student Welcome, Oct. 28
  • Cyclovia Hub at Downtown Campus, Oct. 30
  • TENWEST Street Fest, Nov. 5

Learn more about these volunteer opportunities online

Travel ID Reminder
The Arizona Governor’s office has asked Pima to remind our community of the need to convert their drivers licenses or other official photo I.D.s to travel I.D.s by May 3, 2023.  To comply with the federal REAL ID Act of 205, anyone wishing to fly must present either a Real I.D. or passport; a regular drivers license will no longer work. Some states automatically converted drivers licenses to Real I.D.s. However, Arizona decided to make the conversion voluntary and up to the license holder.

Submit a Pima Story Idea
Submit a story idea to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Pima students, faculty, staff and alumni. Stories submitted may be featured on Pima’s website, social media accounts and other promotional materials. If you have questions, contact Web Systems,

Library and Makerspace Events

Want to know what's new and happening at all the campus libraries? Check out the Newsletter to find out!⁠⁠ Go Pet A Pup at Northwest Campus Library, come to the East Campus Makerspace events, see new books, pumpkins and more!

Halloween Spell Books
Make upcycled Halloween Spell Books 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the East Campus library (L146). Free for students, staff and faculty. All materials and supplies provided. Email the EC library with any questions.

Sugar Skulls
Drop into East Campus Makerspace (L116) to decorate your own sugar skull. Decorating is Oct. 25-27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sugar skulls are non-edible and will be available while supplies last. Email the East Campus library with any questions.

Women/Transgender Femme Nights
Calling all people who identify as women, trans, femme or non-binary and their allies! A regular Women/Transgender/Femme Night will be held in the East Campus Makerspace 5-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month this semester (except December). Learn about 3D printing, using the laser cutter and vinyl cutter and more! Free for employees and students. Held in room L116.

Pima Arts News

Exhibits and galleries are always free to the public. Find the full list of events and exhibits by visiting the Pima Arts news page.

Pima Music's ‘Fall Music Showcase,’ Oct. 23
Spend an afternoon at the Center for the Arts sampling our music ensembles. Event is 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23. Chorale and College Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Mariachi Ensemble and Orchestra perform selections in the Recital Hall and Proscenium Theatre. Free admission.

Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders,' Oct. 24 - Dec. 9, Reception, Nov. 2
"Invisible Borders" at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery features31 female photographers from Mexico and Tucson. The women represent three groups of photographers from both sides of the U.S. and Mexican border: Fotográfas del Norte, from the northern border states of México; MAPA a group of photographers from México, and BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson female photographers. A collaboration by photographer, Alejandra Platt-Torres and director, David Andres brings this exciting group of female photographers to the Bernal Gallery. Art exhibitions, receptions and lectures are always free to the public. Reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m. Panel discussion: November 2, 6 p.m., Sonia Madrigal, Velia de la Cruz, Alejandra Platt-Torres and Vicky Westover.

Pima Music - Michael Lich, Guitar Recital, Oct. 27
Guitarist Michael Lich will perform suites by contemporary guitarist/composers Carlo Domeniconi (Italy) and Máximo Diego Pujol (Argentina). The program also includes arrangements of works by jazz pianist Chick Corea and guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees; free admission for Pima students.

The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus – ‘Surreal’ Student Exhibit, Reception, Nov. 4
This exhibit features artwork from Downtown Campus art students, focusing on drawing and painting. “SURREAL” celebrates the power of art to show the truths that lie beyond our eyes. Reception: Nov. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Employee Wellness

Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops and challenges:

  • Telecoaching: In a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment, get advice on nutrition, fitness, self-care, stress and disease management, and financial guidance.
  • Flu Shots
  • Cooking for Your Numbers
  • Sugar 101
  • Communicable Diseases

Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info
Visit the Employee Wellness Intranet page to access free resources and tools. Employees also are encouraged to visit the Employee Wellness website for additional resources, news and information on the Pima Healthy Rewards Program and wellness-related activities that qualify for Pima Wellness Activity points. You also can keep current on the latest wellness news

@PimaNews is an electronic newsletter for employee news of Pima Community College. The Marketing Office publishes this e-newsletter every Thursday, except when the College close for a holiday or break, during the semester and every other week during the summer. Please send announcements and news items – 75 words or fewer ─ to by noon on Monday. Check any links before sending. Back issues are available on the @PimaNews webpage. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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