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Celebrated Authors Educate on Innovative Learning Model at Free Workshop Oct. 11 at PCC Cascade Camp
Community members, local educators and parents have the opportunity to hear from two of the more noted researchers and writers on the topic of learning, when Dr. Arthur Whimbey and Dr. Myra Linden bring their cognitive thinking skills workshop to the PCC Cascade Campus on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 122 of Terrell Hall. The workshop is free of charge and a reception will follow from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 112 of Terrell Hall. Whimbey is the director of the Institute for TRAC (Text Reconstruction Across the Curriculum) Research, the Albuquerque, N.M.-based institute that encourages the use of text reconstruction to foster effective reasoning and language skills during the writing process. Whimbey’s methods have […] Wednesday, Sep 15, 1999
Thirty-eight years, 38,000 Students and $38 a Credit
Portland Community College in 38 short years has grown up from the humble beginnings of portable buildings on a back lot of Benson High School to become the largest higher education institution in the state of Oregon. Wednesday, Sep 8, 1999
PCC-Cascade Offers Special Program for Education Majors
A team of faculty, counselors and administrators at Portland Community College have been working hard over the last year to unveil a new program this fall for students hoping to become teachers — particularly math and science teachers. To that end, the Cascade Campus is offering a pre-teacher education program. Students in the new program will earn their Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree — which guarantees community college students junior status at Oregon universities — but with a focus on special learning experiences that will target their interests and needs in a teaching career. Students will receive specialized advising and counseling services and information about how their PCC transfer degree articulates with four-year colleges and universities. Also included in […] Monday, Aug 30, 1999
Undecided About Your Future? Decide at PCC Cascade Open House
If thoughts of your future are followed by a big question mark, come to Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus on Sept. 9 to have some of those questions answered. An open house for undecided potential students will kick off at 6 p.m. in Room 122 of Cascade’s Terrell Hall, 705 N. Killingsworth. Learn about the academic programs available at Cascade and just how easy it is to become a PCC student. Terri Greenfield, the dean of PCC’s Business and Government division, said that the event will acquaint aspiring students with an overview of the academic programs and courses available at Cascade. Workshops will be conducted by the individual division deans or course instructors, said Greenfield. In addition to those workshops, […] Wednesday, Aug 11, 1999
PCC's Williams Returns to Board Chair Position
On July 15, a longtime member of PCC’s Board of Directors, Harold Williams, returned to familiar territory. The Portland-area businessman, community activist and avid supporter of the college became the board’s newest chairman again. Williams served as the entity’s chair on one other occasion (1993-94) during his nearly 10 years of service as a board member. Williams, who most recently served as board vice chair, replaces Norma Jean Germond, who finished her one-year term as board chair in July. Germond will remain a member of the board in Zone 1, which includes Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Tigard and Sherwood. Joining Williams in a leadership role is board veteran Karen McKinney, who has served for more than 12 years in Zone 7, […] Friday, Jul 30, 1999
Summer Term Enrollment Jumps 9.6 Percent at PCC
Summer term enrollment figures for Portland Community College show a hefty increase of both full-time equivalent students and total headcount at the college’s campuses, training centers and community locations. The college Institutional Research office reports a 9.6 percent increase in headcount and a 7.7 percent increase in full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollments after the fourth week of summer term, when figures are submitted to the state. FTE enrollment is the total number of full-time and part-time students combined to make a full-time equivalent student count. These figures continue the steady increase in enrollments at Portland Community College with 19,604 students taking classes summer term, up from 17,892 the previous summer. The summer term FTE enrollment count is 2,103, up from […] Wednesday, Jul 21, 1999
A "College Girl's"Victory
The life journey of Sally Kemple always managed to find the bumpiest of roads. Wednesday, Jul 7, 1999
Sculpture Students Learn the Art of the Arc
Art students with designs on sculpting something that will live long into the next millennium are hard at work this summer in the for-credit Sculpture Welding II class at the PCC Rock Creek Campus. Slated for Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 2 in Rock Creek’s Building 2, from 5 p.m. to 9:50 p.m., Sculpture Welding II offers art students the opportunity to create welded sculpture and gain skills used by professional welders. Students are being schooled in oxyacetylene welding and cutting, SMAW (stick) welding, GMAW (wire) welding and TIG (gas tungsten) arc welding processes. The class itself covers metal sculpture design and construction, with several demonstrations, slides, lectures and films on the subject. Lectures are held in Room 132B and […] Wednesday, Jul 7, 1999
Graduation at PCC
June 5, 1999 is the big-payoff day for the hard work and dedication of nearly 1,800 Portland Community College students, when the college celebrates their accomplishments with its 37th commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Students from all walks of life will reach out their hands to accept a handshake and a degree, one- or two-year certificate, high school diploma or GED certificate from PCC President Dan Moriarty. What: Portland Community College’s 37th commencement ceremony When: Saturday, June 5, 11 a.m. Where: Memorial Coliseum Who: Commencement Speaker is Multnomah County Commissioner Serena Cruz, who represents District 2, which includes the areas of North and Northeast Portland. Cruz has been a long-time advocate for accessible higher education, having worked […] Wednesday, May 26, 1999
Art Beat '99 Will Make Your Life Worth Living
If this world has got you down the world with traffic jams, crying kids and VISA bills Portland Community College has a temporary escape into a land of beauty, artistic grandeur and soothing imagery waiting for you. What’s more, it’s free! Put away the aspirin and find your way to Art Beat ’99, set to take over PCC campuses May 10-14. This year’s multi-campus event represents the 13th time the college has brought local, regional and national visual and performing artists onto its main campuses to expose you and others like you to unique visions and versions of our world. Photography is the theme for Art Beat ’99, with the work and wisdom of Portland photographer Terry Toedtemeier taking center […] Wednesday, May 19, 1999