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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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Nov. 3, 2022

  • College Updates
    • Pima Virtual Tour Now Online
    • First Generation Proud Celebration Nov. 8, Submit Videos Now
    • Call for Proposals: A Day of Play with PTK, the 2022 Playposium
    • Auditor Newsletter
    • Understanding the Role of Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team
    • Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Sessions Announced
    • New Printer Connection Method
    • Annual Pride Relay Nov. 4
    • Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair at Downtown Campus Nov. 10
    • Volunteers Needed for Nov. 18 AZ STEM Adventure
    • Pima to Host National Soccer Tournaments
    • Pima and Community Engagement
    • Pima College Shared Governance
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
  • Library and Makerspace Events
    • Newsletter
    • Women/Transgender Femme Nights
    • 3D Printing Skills Workshop
  • Pima Arts News
    • Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders Through Dec. 9
    • The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus – ‘Surreal’ Student Exhibit Reception Nov. 4
    • Pima Music Faculty Showcase Nov. 6
    • Pima Theater Presents ‘Cabaret’ Nov. 10-20
    • Yun Gee Park Gallery: ‘Dialogues' Through Nov. 12
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Pima Virtual Tour Now Online
Pima’s Marketing and Student Services departments combined efforts over the past year to create a powerful new marketing and informational tool - the College’s first Virtual Tour. The shortcut to share the tour with others is The interactive tour allows prospective students and others to explore Pima from their desktop or mobile device. It combines beautiful 360-degree images, videos, photos and brochures, to hit the highlights of Pima’s five campuses. The tour starts at Pima’s oldest campus – West Campus – and features various programs, facilities and student resources at all the campuses. The tour will be periodically updated. If you have any comments, questions or requests, email project lead Anne Denogean.

First Generation Proud Celebration Nov. 8, Submit Videos Now
Pima celebrates National First-Generation College Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 on all five campuses. The event honors students, staff, faculty and administrators who are or were the first in the family to pursue a college degree in the United States. Sign a First Generation Proud banner. Participate and tell your story during roundtable discussions 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Submit a video (three minutes or less) on what it means to be a first-generation college student. More information is available in PimaEngage.

Call for Proposals: A Day of Play with PTK, the 2022 Playposium
Phi Theta Kappa is hosting A Day of Play 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Downtown Campus. The event will feature student research on the financial, physical and psychological costs and benefits of play to college students. If you incorporate the science of play or game theory into your classroom, club or program, submit your proposal for sessions, games, and short presentations.

Auditor Newsletter
View the  Office of the Internal Auditor Fall 2022 Newsletter  on the Internal Audit site within Pima’s employee intranet.

Understanding the Role of Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team
Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team is offering training for all employees about the role and function of the BAT. Registration is not required.

1-2 p.m. Nov.15: BAT Overview and Related Resources  

3-4 p.m. Dec. 2: BAT Overview and Related Resources 

The sessions will cover:

  • The function and structure of the BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team 
  • How to utilize the BAT and submit an incident report
  • How to use other related resources to support students and employees

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

To register in MyCareerCenter for the FWS Supervisor Training. 

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

New Printer Connection Method
Through January, the IT Department is conducting 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 Knowledge Base article.

Annual Pride Relay Nov. 4
The Student Life Pride Relay, a day of game and funs, will take place 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 at Desert Vista Campus. Email Danielle Chaney for more information or to volunteer.

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.

Volunteers Needed for Nov. 18 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:

  • TENWEST Street Fest, Nov. 5

Learn more about these volunteer opportunities online

Pima College Shared Governance
Did you know that Pima has a council of employees, known as the All-Employee Representative Council (AERC)? AERC reviews and updates policy and finds solutions to matters affecting work conditions. Visit the AERC Intranet Page for more information. General meetings are open to all employees. Submit questions or concerns to any member, or to the online comment box.

Submit a Pima Story Idea
Submit a story idea to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Pima students, faculty, staff and alums. 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

What’s new 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!

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. Nov.16. Learn about 3D printing, using the laser cutter and vinyl cutter and more! Free for employees and students. Held in room L116.

3D Printing Skills Workshop
Want to expand your 3D printing skills? The East Campus Makerspace (Room L116) is offering an intermediate 3D workshop covering supports, slicing programs and more. Workshop is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8.

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.

Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders' Through Dec. 9
"Invisible Borders" at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery features 31 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 gallery.

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.

Pima Music Faculty Showcase Nov. 6
Music faculty Raymond Ryder (piano), Michael Lich (guitar) and Kassandra Weleck (piano) perform 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Recital Hall. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees; free admission for Pima students.

Pima Theater Presents ‘Cabaret’ Nov. 10-20
Pima Theater presents “Cabaret,” Nov. 10-20, directed by Mickey Nugent, with music direction by Martha Reed. Showings are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Understudy night is Nov. 17. American Sign Language night is Nov. 18. Tickets: $10 for Pima employees; free admission for Pima students.

Yun Gee Park Gallery: ‘Dialogues’ Through Nov 12
Dialogues” at Yun Gee Park gallery, 4226 E. Second St., features new works by four women artists: Anh-Thuy Nguyen (Pima photography lead), Eliane Paulino, Nasem Navab and Saskia Jorda. Nguyen’s project “A is for Alphabet” explores the struggles of mastering a language. Artist conversation with Nguyen is 6-7 p.m. Nov. 3.

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
  • Cooking Up Healthy Holidays
  • Love Your Heart, Love Your Health
  • Dinners for a Crowd
  • 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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