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PCC Faculty Speakers' Series

February 8, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College will kick off the 2013 Speakers’ Series at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, with Dr. Bernard Ngovo’s presentation, “Historical Connections between the United States and Liberia.”

The Speakers’ Series, now in its third year, is designed to “showcase the expertise and accomplishments of College faculty with the College community and members of the community at large,” said Dr. Jerry Migler, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, who is sponsoring the series along with PCC’s Faculty Senate.

Dr. Ngovo, Reading faculty, has been with Pima for 16 years, and has published several articles on Reading and English.  He taught at Cuttington University in Liberia, University of Liberia and the Zorzor Rural Teacher Training Institute in Liberia. He holds a B.S. in English Education from Cuttington University, a M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s degree in American Literature and Reading Education and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill.  

The 2013 Speakers’ Series schedule and topics are:

  • February 12:  “Historical Connections between the United States and Liberia,” by Dr. Ngovo, Reading faculty
  • March 5:  “Ars Moriendi, Ars Vivendi: The Art of Death, the Art of Life,” by Dr. Dianna Repp, Anthropology faculty
  • April 2:  “Knowing is as Knowing Does,” by Dr. Jerry Gill, Humanities faculty
  • October 1:  “Chinese Grocery Store:  From Chorizo to Saladito,” by Barry Infuso, Culinary Arts faculty
  • November 5:  “Whales of Baja,” by Kathryn “Katie” Iverson, Biology faculty
  • December 3:  “Climate Change at Arctic’s Edge,” by Dr. Silvia Kolchens, Chemistry faculty 

All lectures are free and will be held at 6 p.m., in the Community Board Room (Building C) of the PCC District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.  Light refreshments will be available.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850