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Dec. 8, 2022

  • College Updates
    • Pima Night at ZooLights Returns Dec. 9
    • Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception Dec. 12 Features Sign Sneak Peek
    • East Campus Printer Optimization Project
    • Holiday Ornaments
    • Introducing Learning Communities at Pima
    • Multi-factor Authentication
    • Shared Governance Through AERC
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
    • @PimaNews Winter Schedule
  • Pima Library
    • Library Newsletter
    • Discourse with Darryl
  • Pima Arts News
    • Pima Music Concert Band Dec. 8
    • Pima Music Mariachi Azteca de Pima College Dec. 9
    • Pima Music Orchestra Dec. 10
    • Pima Music Guitar Ensemble Dec. 10
    • Pima Music Chorale and College Singers Dec. 11
    • Pima Music Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Dec. 13 and Dec. 15
    • Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders’ Ends Dec. 9
  • 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. The event 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.

Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception Dec. 12 Features Sign Sneak Peek
All Pima employees and residents of the neighborhood around Downtown Campus are invited to Pima’s

Neon Holiday Reception Dec. 12.

This event, hosted by the PCC Governing Board and Chancellor Lee Lambert, features a special sneak peek at the renovated historic Tucson Inn neon sign, which will be turned on briefly. The sign is scheduled to be fully connected to electricity early next year. Here are event details:

Weather conditions may lead the College to postpone this event. Watch your email for updates.

What: Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Location: Tenth Avenue, between Drachman and Mabel streets, northwest side of Downtown


Details: Free; includes music, holiday treats and hot chocolate while supplies last

Request accommodation to participate in this event by contacting the Employee Service Center, 520-

206-4945 or If you have any questions, email College Events.

East Campus Printer Optimization Project
Starting Dec. 12, the East Campus IT team will begin implementing the College’s printer optimization plan, which involves removing redundant printers, replacing older printers and consolidating remaining printers. For some staff, these changes may make your default printer unavailable. In those cases, 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.

Holiday Ornaments
Pima’s Advanced Manufacturing Club is laser-engraving customized seasonal ornaments and LED nightlights. Hanukkah designs are available. For more information, contact advanced manufacturing. Share the same email with any students who would like to volunteer to help.

Introducing Learning Communities at Pima
New collaborative teaching opportunities for faculty will be available in fall 2023. In a learning  community, students form a small cohort that takes two co-requisite classes in different disciplines. Faculty collaborate to develop complementary, innovative content. Team-teaching promotes rich pedagogies and flexible instructional practices and encourages students to make substantive connections between the curricula. Submit a Learning Community Interest Form by Dec. 23. Contact Faculty Fellow Dana Drake Rosenstein with any questions.

Multi-factor Authentication
Pima has adopted multi-factor authentication (MFA). After using a browser to log into a College system by entering your username and password, you will be prompted to enter a code. Download the Duo Mobile smartphone app, the simplest and most secure way to enter the code. If you have questions, see the FAQ.

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,

@PimaNews Winter Schedule
The Dec. 15 issue of @PimaNews is the final one of 2022. Publication will resume Jan. 19.

Pima Library

Library Newsletter
Check out the Library Newsletter to see what’s new this December - campus events, stress relief, tech tidbits and more.

Discourse with Darryl
East Campus Library’s new monthly event Discourse with Darryl starts 10 a.m. Dec. 9 in room L130. This month’s discussion is “Children of the Damned? American Social Reform: The Targeting of Youth. The Assimilation of American Citizens in Childhood.” RSVP.

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 Concert Band Dec. 8
Pima’s Concert Band, led by Victor Valenzuela, will present a program 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 covering a wide array of styles and genres. The program includes two marches by John Philip Sousa, a pasodoble from Spain, a new fanfare for band, music from “Star Wars,” original compositions for band and holiday music. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees, one free ticket for Pima students.

Pima Music Mariachi Azteca de Pima College Dec. 9
Pima’s Mariachi Ensemble, Mariachi Azteca de Pima College, led by Don Fuentes, will perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. The program will consist of mariachi standards and modern compositions. Composers featured include Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Silvestre Vargas, Rubén Fuentes and José José. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees, one free ticket for Pima students.

Pima Music Orchestra Dec. 10
Pima Orchestra, directed by Anne Grimes, presents an afternoon concert 3 p.m. Dec. 10, with music featuring an array of styles and genres. The performance includes “Jupiter Symphony” (Allegro Vivace), “Chaconne (Buxtehude),” “Brandenburg #2” (Allegro), “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” selections from “The Nutcracker” and other creative pieces composed or arranged by members of the Pima orchestra. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees, one free ticket for Pima students.

Pima Music, Guitar Ensemble Dec. 10
Pima’s Guitar Ensemble, directed by Michael Lich, will perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 contemporary guitar ensemble works by composers from the American Southwest. The program will feature works by Olga Amelkina-Vera, Philip Hemmo, Michael Lich, Diego Nava (a Pima student) and Joseph V. Williams II. The program includes classical guitar, electric guitar and banjo. Throughout the recital, various performers from the Pima guitar program and community will be showcased, including the Academy of Music and Dance Guitar Quartet and the Angulo/ Arenas Duo. Free admission.

Pima Music - Chorale and College Singers Dec. 11
Pima’s Chorale and College Singers, directed by Jonathan Ng, features a classic repertoire for the Christmas season concert 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Chorale will perform “Coventry Carol” and “The Water is Wide” by Hayes. The select mixed-voice a cappella choir College Singers will perform the English madrigal “My Bonny Lass She Smileth” by Morlley, 20th century masterpieces, the Japanese folk song “Aka-Tonba” by Chilcott and much more. Tickets: $5 for Pima employees, one free ticket for Pima students.

Pima Music - Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Dec. 13 and Dec. 15
Pima’s Musical Theater Workshop, directed by Darryl King, D.M.A., will have its end-of-semester showcases 3:45 p.m. Dec. 13 and 15. They will feature scenes from “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Wicked,” “Jane Eyre,” “Chicago,” “Anastasia,” “Evening Primrose,” “Be More Chill” and more. Free admission.

Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders,’ ends Dec. 9
“Invisible Borders” is an exhibition of works by 31 female photographers from Mexico and Tucson. The women represent three groups of photographers – Fotográfas del Norte from the northern border states of México, MAPA, a group of photographers from México, as well as BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson female photographers. Collaboration by Photographer Alejandra Platt-Torres and Bernal Gallery Director David Andres brings together these works. Art exhibitions, receptions and lectures are always free to the public. 

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
  • Dinners for a Crowd

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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