Monday, January 31, 2011

Phoenix College Bears Weekly Athletics Update 1.31.11

Men's basketball had a great week.  Wednesday night, the beat the previously undefeated South Mountain Community College Cougars 82-70! This broke a 20 game win streak giving the # 1 ranked Cougars their first loss this year.  The Bears went on to defeat Pima Community College, Saturday 100-70 GO BEARS!

Baseball also had a successful opening weekend.  After ironing out their kinks Friday night and falling to the Arizona State University Club Team, 5-4, they defeated the same team Saturday twice.  The Bears started the double header Saturday but causing a run rule call of the game 12-0.  The Bears went on to win the second game 2-1.

Women's basketball had a tough battle with the Cougars of SMCC Wednesday night.  They lost that battle 65-64.  The Bears also fell to the nationally ranked #3, Pima Aztecs, Saturday 96-64.

This week continues to rev up with softball starting their season at home Tuesday at 2:00pm with a double header versus Yavapai College. 

Other events are as follows:

Baseball at Glendale Community College, Tuesday, 3:00pm.

Women's Basketball at Glendale Community College, Wednesday, 5:30pm.
Men's Basketball at Glendale Community College, Wednesday, 7:30pm.

Baseball at home versus Central Arizona College, Wednesday, 5:00pm.

Softball at #9 Mesa Community College, Thursday, 2:00pm.

Baseball at home versus University of Arizona Club Team, Friday, 7;00pm.

Softball at Arizona Western College, Saturday (all day, tournament)
Women's basketball at home versus Arizona Western College, 2:00pm.
Men's basketball at home versus Arizona Western College, 4:00pm.


Monday, January 24, 2011

"What Your Stuff Says About You" - Dr. Sam Gosling to speak at Phoenix College

2010/11 Honors Forum Lecture Series
“Democratization of Information: Power, Promise, and Peril”

Dr. Sam Gosling
What Your Stuff Says About You

 Books will be available for purchase and/or signing in the lobby immediately following the lecture.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix

Dr. Sam Gosling is an author and associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a nationally regarded researcher and innovator in the field of personality and social psychology. His work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, and Good Morning America, and his research is featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink. Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution.

Gosling’s recently published book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You, is a provocative and witty look at how our private spaces­­—from boardroom to bedroom—reveal our personalities, whether we know it or not! Does what’s on your desk reveal what’s on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about you? For the last ten years, Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds, he explores not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected—and unplanned—ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it to others, and interpret the world around us.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Center of Historic PC Campus to Receive Upgrade

The center of the historic Phoenix College campus is about to receive a spectacular upgrade that will positively impact students’ college experience. Phoenix College has embarked on a project to renovate and expand Hannelly Center, built in 1966, and renovate the college’s LC Building, an art deco building constructed as part of the W.P.A. in 1938. In addition to the cosmetic benefits and the flexibility provided by new gathering spaces, the finished project will result in a new way to efficiently serve students without the need for them to visit various service areas all over campus. In tandem with these much needed improvements will be the holistic redesign of Sophomore Square into a center campus masterpiece of lush student space.

The 44-year-old Hannelly Center, a fine example of mid-century modern design, currently houses the cafeteria, student life and leadership, the bookstore, financial aid, and the counseling department. The renovation will provide room for an exciting development: a new One-Stop Enrollment Center where students will be served in four carefully-planned zones. Within one central area, students will be able to do everything from getting their student ID to completing their educational plan with an advisor’s guidance. Lines will be eliminated through the use of a high-tech queuing system, which will send a text message to students five minutes before their turn comes up, creating an enrollment process that is efficient, personal, and accommodating.

“All processes and space requirements are being approached with a ‘what is best for students?’ philosophy,” said Dan Herbst, Dean of Students. “In planning this, we are not looking at what has been done in education for the past 50 years, but what we expect to be doing for the next 25 years,” he said.

The Hannelly Center expansion and renovation also will provide a more visible and dramatic entrance to the campus, which is located at 15th Avenue and Thomas. The facility will house areas designed to promote social interaction, including multi-purpose space, study areas, and club and meeting spaces for students, staff, and community members.

Students will undoubtedly be enthusiastic about another facet of the project – the renovation of the 10,000 square foot LC Building into a new Student Union, complete with a spacious lounge area and a game room.

“We are thrilled about the progress being made on the actualization of our One Stop Enrollment Center in the remodeled and expanded Hannelly Center and the remodel of the LC Building into a Student Union,” said Phoenix College president Dr. Anna Solley. “These two world-class facilities will serve to further enhance the outstanding learning and gathering spaces that characterize the historic Phoenix College Campus, while providing a state-of-the-art customer service environment for our students.”

A re-design of Sophomore Square will be included as part of the project, with new shade structures, trees, and more flexible spaces for gatherings and events.

“We will be bringing in more of the green palette that everyone loves about PC – trees, flowers, plants – and making it even better,” said Doug McCarthy, Director of College Facilities Planning & Development.

Energy savings are a priority area and are being looked at throughout every step of the project. The resulting high performance buildings will include water-saving plumbing devices, solar panels, natural lighting, a day-lighting system, building automation controls, and more.

The entire project, which is made possible through General Obligation Bond Funds approved by the voters in 2004 for the Maricopa Community Colleges, is slated for completion by December 2012.The project is being designed by RNL Design and local firm D.L. Withers Construction will serve as the general contractor.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Phoenix College Spring Semester Student Massage Clinic Opens January 21st

Phoenix College massage students invite you to schedule an appointment for a massage at the Student Clinic. The cost is just $20 for a one-hour massage, and all proceeds benefit the development of the Therapeutic Massage Program.
Appointments may be requested via online scheduling at the Phoenix College Therapeutic Massage website, or by calling 602.285.7550. This is a message-only line. Please leave your name, contact phone number, and appointment request. Your call will be returned within two business days.

From January 21 - May 14th, appointments are available on the following days and times:

Fridays:   8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays:   8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.

Additional information:
  • Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Unscheduled walk-in appointments are not available.
  • Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete a health intake form. To save time, the form can be downloaded in advance via the appointment website.
  • Minors may schedule an appointment for massage; however, a parent must be present for the length of the appointment and cannot be scheduled for a massage at the same time.
  • Please note that due to state ordinances, massage students may not accept compensation of any kind.
  • The Student Massage Clinic at Phoenix College is located on Osborn Road between10th & 11th Avenues, in room OSW 108.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Phoenix College Public Safety Update January 3-9, 2011

Phoenix College Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/January 3-9, 2011

4 January; 1:35pm:  Safety staff responded to a report that a student had fallen unconscious in the Testing Center.  Paramedics responded to evaluate the student and she was taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital.

5 January; 8:15am:  A campus police officer responded to the south gym on a report that a student was feeling light-headed and dizzy.  Paramedics responded and the student was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital.

6 January; 4:30-6:35pm:  A campus employee reported that he had lost five keys that he uses to gain access to campus buildings.  A report was filed and forwarded to the facilities manager.

6 January; 5:00-6:00pm:  A campus police officer responded to the stadium parking lot on a vehicle burglary report.  A visitor to the campus reported that while running on the track, person(s) unknown had broken out the passenger door window and removed several items from the vehicle.  The value of the stolen property is estimated at $253.00.  The victim was advised to call the Phoenix Police to report the burglary.

End of update.   

Friday, January 7, 2011

Art on Campus: Grafitti Up 2

Join us for a unique event! On Friday, January 28, 2011, the second annual Graffiti Up event will provide a Fine Art context to the urban hip hop culture of Phoenix. Four selected graffiti artists will produce four, 8’ x 9’ murals on the mobile walls of the Eric Fischl Gallery. The artists will start at 1:00 p.m. and finish by 6:00 p.m. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be a bboy competition to live music by a local DJ. Everyone is welcome!

January 28 – February 25, 2011 (with special events from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28th)
Regular gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Phoenix College - Eric Fischl Gallery (2nd level of Fine Arts Building)

Free and open to the public

For more information:
Contact Gallery Director Tim Hernandez at 5-7283

Check out pictures from last years competition at

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please plan to join us at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011 for a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate some exciting progress on campus:  

the renovation and expansion of Hannelly Center and the renovation of the Learning Center. The upgrades will create a new One-Stop Enrollment Center and a 10,000-square-foot Student Union, along with the holistic re-design of Sophomore Square.
The entire project, which is made possible through General Obligation Bond Funds approved by the voters in 2004 for the Maricopa Community Colleges, is slated for completion by the spring of 2013. The project is being designed by RNL Design, with local firm D.L. Withers Construction serving as the general contractor.