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Nov. 17, 2022

  • College Updates
    • Pima Night at ZooLights Returns Dec. 9
    • Desert Vista Campus Native American Heritage Month Events
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Printer Optimization Begins at Multiple College Locations
    • Administrative Procedures Updates
    • Call for Proposals: A Day of Play with PTK, the 2022 Playposium
    • Cababi Planning Meeting
    • Apprenticeship Hiring Event Today
    • Pima Reports Upgrade
    • Understanding the Role of Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team
    • Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Sessions Announced
    • Volunteers Still Needed for Nov. 18 AZ STEM Adventure
    • Pima Hosting National Soccer Tournaments
    • Shared Governance Through AERC
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
  • Pima People
    • Pima Librarian Authors Fashion History Book
  • Pima Arts News
    • Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders’ Through Dec. 9
    • The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus – ‘Surreal’ Student Exhibit
    • Pima Theater Presents ‘Cabaret’ Today Through Nov. 20
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Pima Night at ZooLights Returns Dec. 9
Pima invites employees, students, alumni and their families, as well as Pima Foundation members and their families to Pima Night at ZooLights Dec. 9.

Pima Night at ZooLights is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger. Buy your tickets online and present your confirmation email at the door for admission. All sales are final. Admission covers holiday entertainment, and hot cocoa and holiday treats (while supplies last).

This event coincides with Reid Park Zoo’s public ZooLights event, so Pima guests must enter at the zoo’s east side exit – follow the Pima directional signs. ZooLights features light displays and animal-themed light sculptures throughout the zoo. Zoo animals are off exhibit for the event.

To request an accommodation to participate in this event, contact the Employee Service Center, 520-206-4945. If you have questions email College Events.

Desert Vista Campus Native American Heritage Month Events
Desert Vista Campus Student Life is hosting events in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

  • Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Info Session
    10-11:30 a.m. today, Student Life Center (F119)
    ITEP is designed to address the pressing need to increase the number of Indigenous teachers serving Indigenous students, school and communities by supporting a cohort of Indigenous pre-service teachers in the Elementary Education Program, with a focus on Indigenous Education.
  • Pascua Yaqui Language and Cultural Exhibit
    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29, Community Room F123.
    Items on display, food provided. Presentation 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the U.S. and Mexico Yaqui communities.

Multi-Factor Authentication
Pima is adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA). You probably have used MFA with your bank or personal email account. Starting in early December, after using a browser to log into a College system by entering your username and password, you will be prompted to enter a code. The Duo Mobile smartphone app is the simplest and most secure way to enter the code. To prepare, download the app now. If you have questions, see the FAQ.

Printer Optimization Begins at Multiple College Locations
Northwest Campus IT has begun implementing printer optimization. And starting Nov. 21, IT teams will begin implementing printer optimization at Desert Vista Campus, the Maintenance and Security office, Aviation Technology Center, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, El Rio and El Pueblo Liberty centers. This involves removing redundant printers, replacing older printers and consolidating remaining printers. For staff at these locations, changes may make your default printer unavailable. In such cases, you can use PrinterLogic to find the nearest printer and select it as your new default printer. Learn more from the Knowledge Base about PrinterLogic on Windows or PrinterLogic on MacOS.

Administrative Procedures Updates
The following items have been posted as minor updates and will be posted for 21 days. Public comments are not accepted for minor updates (AP 1.01.02, Section 2.3).

AP 3.46.02:  Disability Documentation Requirements: Establishment of Eligibility for Services under ADA/Section 504

AP 8.01.02:  Facilities Security and Access Control

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 that play offers 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.

Cababi Planning Meeting
Cababi Art & Literary Magazine is planning its 2022/23 issue. If you are interested in working on the College employee literary magazine this year, attend the first meeting at noon Nov. 18.

Apprenticeship Hiring Event Today
In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, the Office of Employer Engagement, Career Services and Apprenticeship is sponsoring a registered apprenticeship hiring event 3-6 p.m. today at Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room.

Pima Reports Upgrade
IT is upgrading the College’s Pima Reports (Business Objects system) to version 4.3 with the help of ASR Consultants. This upgrade will bring noticeable design and functionality changes. It provides great new visualization options along with easy-to-use features.

To get you started, a pdf (Scheduling Crystal Reports V.4.3) is posted on the Intranet/MyPima site (Intranet/Strategy, Analytics and Research/Pima Reports). It gives step-by-step instructions on how to schedule reports. StAR also set up quick training sessions called Pima Reports Fundamentals (FY23) through Organizational Effectiveness and Development (OED) in MyCareerCenter. Check the dates and sign up for a session to learn more about how to schedule Pima Reports. These sessions will be recorded as well. 

Review the pdf or sign up for a quick training session before the expected upgrade tentatively takes place Nov. 18. If you have questions about the upgrade, Pima Reports or College data, email StAR.

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.

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

The session 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.

Volunteers Still Needed for Nov. 18 AZ STEM Adventure
AZ STEM Adventure returns to the Northwest Campus 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18 and still needs 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 Hosting National Soccer Tournaments
Pima is hosting the NJCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s National Championships through Nov. 19. Pima's men's and women's teams each made the championships as at large bids and finished pool play Nov. 16. Results were not available by the @PimaNews deadline. The winner in each of the four pools advances to the national semifinals on Nov. 18. The finals are Nov. 19. Buy tickets through the Pima Foundation. Follow your Pima Community College Aztecs online, on Twitter (@PimaAthletics), Facebook (@pccaztecs) and Instagram (@pima_athletics).

Shared Governance Through AERC
Pima has a council of employees, known as the All-Employee Representative Council (AERC), that 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,

Pima People

Pima Librarian Authors Fashion History Book
Bloomsbury Visual Arts is publishing a book this month by West Campus Librarian Lisa Hodgkins. “Everyday Fashion in Found Photographs: American Women of the Late 19th Century” is illustrated with vintage photographs that show iconic garments from Victorian-era America and uses sources from the period to provide commentary and establish social and historical ties to the evolution of late 19th century fashion. 

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 Bernal Gallery Director David Andres brings this exciting group of female photographers to gallery.

The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus – ‘Surreal’ Student Exhibit
The “Surreal” 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.

Pima Theater Presents ‘Cabaret’ Today Through Nov. 20
Pima Theater presents “Cabaret,” today through Nov. 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 tonight. American Sign Language night is Nov. 18. Tickets: $10 for Pima employees; free admission for Pima students.

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.
  • Seasons Eatings
  • The Carbohydrate Conspiracy
  • 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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