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News Archive for October, 2006

PCC Action Team gets into the act at local school
More than 30 PCC faculty, staff, administrators, students, and friends participated in the Hands On Portland Cares Day. Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006
Sudan film focuses on journey of refugees
Multnomah County Library and the World Affairs Council of Oregon will host two free screenings of "Lost Boys of Sudan." Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006
Eight isn’t enough for Roberts
Vernonia’s Tera Roberts is studying to be a nurse practitioner at Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Nursing. She is a former PCC student who earned a 3.8 grade-point average. As a result, she is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Scholarship and won an international award through Soar Optimist, a support organization for heads of households returning to education. Tera Roberts, 37, did all this after her husband abruptly left her and her eight children. "When their father left, I came to sign up for school because I wasn’t getting a lot of support being on food stamps," she said of how she came to PCC. "When the first day came, I got to campus and was scared […] Monday, Oct 30, 2006
Bryant hit the ground running
Transferring to Portland State University last year was not a problem for Danielle Bryant. She simply jumped into the mix and got involved with student government – much like she did at PCC several years ago. She never intended to become student body president but during interviews to serve in the Student Senate she was asked to consider the top spot. She was stunned but after thoughtful consideration and conversations with her family she accepted. "I loved every minute of it. I loved the fact that I had the power to implement decisions," said Bryant, 21, and a communication studies major. "People put so much faith in you and they expect you to do well and they made me want […] Monday, Oct 30, 2006
Speaker to discuss the development of civic skills
Brown Bag Lunch features Dr. Mary Kirlin on Nov. 15 Friday, Oct 27, 2006
Service learning and civic engagement speaker comes to Cascade
Dr. Robert Franco, service learning and civic engagement speaker, will lead a discussion about the role of the college in the community on November 2nd. Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006
Committee looks at ways to reduce textbook costs for students
Michael Sonnleitner and a cast of many led a committee that developed ten ideas to help PCC make buying textbooks more affordable to its students. Costs for college are rising everywhere, but at PCC efforts are underway to help make college affordable. Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006
Photographer to discuss Iraq at International Week
PORTLAND, Ore. - For a week in November local flavor takes a backseat. From Nov. 13-17, Portland Community College will celebrate its international flair with the Fourth Annual International Education Week. Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006
Sylvania hosts seasonal job fair
Over 20 employers will be at Sylvania November 2nd to recruit for the holiday season. Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006
Law Library Open House Set for Nov. 1
The PCC Paralegal Department has recently received a generous contribution of books from local law firms and libraries for a law library at Cascade Campus. Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006