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Dec. 15, 2022

  • College Updates
    • Fire Academy Live Fire Demonstration
    • Fire Academy Graduation
    • Donation Challenge Results
    • 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 People
  • Pima Library
    • Library Newsletter
  • Pima Arts News
    • Pima Music Opera/Musical Theater Workshop Today
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Fire Academy Live Fire Demonstration
Fire Academy recruits will conduct their final live fire demonstration for their families, friends and the Pima community 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. The event will be held at the City of Tucson Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.

Fire Academy Graduation
Fire Academy class 2022-02 graduation ceremony is 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

Donation Challenge Results
A West Campus Student Service Enrollment team challenged A Downtown Campus Student Service Enrollment team to see which could donate the most pounds of food to the ARC Resource Center and Food Pantry during November. The Best of the West team donated more pounds than the Downtown Campus Darlings team, but the real winners are our students who will greatly benefit from the more than 200 combined pounds of donated food. A special thank you to all who donated either food or via payroll deduction! Remember that you can donate food to the pantry at any time.  

East Campus Printer Optimization Project
This week the East Campus IT team has begun 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 club. 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 policies 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
Today’s issue of @PimaNews is the final one of 2022. Publication will resume Jan. 19.

Pima People

David Doré, president of campuses and executive vice chancellor, recently was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA). The ATEA is committed to promoting high-quality technical education through sharing best practices, building relationships and identifying technology and trends impacting technical education. Doré will serve a two-year term alongside technical education leaders from across the country.

Pima Library

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

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 - Opera/Musical Theater Workshop Today
Pima’s Musical Theater Workshop, directed by Darryl King, D.M.A., will have its last end-of-semester showcase 3:45 p.m. today. It 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.

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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