Friday, March 30, 2012

Phoenix College Jazz Celebration Festival Concert on April 4 Benefits Rosie's House

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 30 2012) — Come and enjoy the sounds of saxophonist Chris Vadala at the Phoenix College Jazz Celebration Festival Concert on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The concert also features the Superstition Jazz Orchestra and the Doublers Collective.

The performance will be in PC’s Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix, starting at 8 p.m. The concert caps off a full day of musical instruction as part of the Music Department’s annual festival. Students from throughout the state travel to PC that day to get professional instruction at the school’s Sessions Recital Hall.

This year’s featured guest, Mr. Vadala, is the director of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland, where he is also a saxophone professor. He played in the Chuck Mangione Band for many years and has appeared on more than 100 recordings to date, including jingle sessions and film and TV scores. The educator and performer also plays the flute and clarinet.

He will be backed by the Superstition Jazz Orchestra, a dynamic big band made up of top professional musicians from Phoenix. Based in Phoenix College, the band performs under the direction of Milas Yoes, coordinator of Instrumental Music, Jazz Studies, and Humanities at PC. The Doublers Collective will also play with Mr. Vadala and specializes in woodwind instruments in a progressive jazz setting.

In keeping with the educational focus of the performance, students from PC’s Live Sound Reinforcement classes will handle the sound mixing and microphone duties for the live performance. And a group of young students from Rosie’s House, a Phoenix-based non-profit music academy for children, will be performing in the lobby prior to show time.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to Rosie’s House, which provides music lessons and loaned instruments to low-income children.

“It should be a gala event,” said PC’s Yoes. “It will be a night of saxophone madness. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rosie’s House for this performance.”

Following the concert, a reception at Hob Nobs Café and Spirits, 149 W. McDowell Road, from 10 p.m. – midnight will continue the celebration, with a jam session of PC students and others.

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
8 p.m.

: Phoenix College's Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 W. Thomas Road

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 Phoenix College Latino Film Festival Set for April 10-13

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 27, 2012) — The 2012 Phoenix College Latino Film Festival joins in the celebration of Arizona’s Centennial this year by showcasing Arizona filmmakers.

The 13th annual festival, which runs from April 10-13, will feature eight films with directors or producers with strong Arizona ties and connections. The first three days of the festival will feature documentaries covering themes ranging from the controversy of SB1070 (SB1070: The Faces) to Mexican-American civil rights (The Lemon Grove Incident) to a historical look at Arizona’s Mexican heritage (Arizona's Mexican Heritage: an American Story). The latter was directed by Phoenix College’s own Pete Dimas, who retired last year after a long and productive career as a history professor.

The filmfest concludes with five short films on the final evening, with only one of those films produced in documentary style. The short films range in length from 6 minutes to 28 minutes.

Screenings for each day of the festival begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Keeping with tradition, meaningful discussions with the director or producer of each film will take place after the screening. On the final day, two persons will be featured.

“We want people to interface with those who have worked on these films,” said Trino Sandoval, festival founder and director and a Phoenix College faculty member. “It is a community event but we also want it to be educational.”

On Tuesday, April 10, Renato Avalos, director of “SB1070: The Faces,” will be the featured guest. On Wednesday, April 11, Arizona State University Professor Paul Espinoza, producer of “The Lemon Grove Incident,” will be featured, and on Thursday, April 12, PC’s Dimas will discuss his film “Arizona’s Mexican Heritage: an American Story: Episode 1. The Origins.”

On the festival’s last day, Friday, April 13, Dr. Diane Hawkey, an anthropologist/filmmaker who is also a Phoenix College adjunct faculty member, will lead the post-film discussion and be joined by Yovani Flores, a screenwriter and actress in one of the featured short films.

All movies of this year’s featured films are in English and will be shown at Phoenix College’s Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix. For more information, call (602) 285-7660 or visit

The film festival would not be possible without the generous support of the Phoenix College Liberal Arts Department and Maricopa Community Colleges.

Schedule of films:

Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
SB1070: The Faces (2010)
Director: Renato Avalos
Followed by a discussion with the director

Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
The Lemon Grove Incident (1985)
Director: Frank Christopher
Followed by a discussion with the film’s producer/writer Paul Espinosa

Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Arizona’s Mexican Heritage: An American Story: Episode 1. The Origins (2011)
Director: Pete Dimas
Followed by a discussion with the director

Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Short film program to be followed by a discussion with Dr. Diane Hawkey (anthropologist/filmmaker) and Yovani Flores (screenwriter/actress).
Thresholds (2011)
Director: Linda Garcia Merchant

El Sueno (2011)
Director: Daniel Tantalean

Sacrificios (2010)
Director: Miguel Munguia

Watashi-wa Lowrider (2010)
Director: Luke Dorset

The Tale of El Gusano [the Worm] (2002)
Director: Duncan Pace

Monday, March 26, 2012

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/March 19-25, 2012

March 20; 7:25 pm: Safety Officers responded to the library reference a subject stalking and trespassing. A report was written and the subject was booked into jail by the Phoenix Police for trespassing.

Other Activities

There were six requests for medical assistance during this period. No patients were transported from the college by ambulance.

There were no reports of motor vehicle accidents during this time period.

Reminder: District Policy 2.10.8.A Traffic Regulations states:
A.     Except for college service vehicles, driving motor vehicles, motorized cycles, and bicycles on pedestrian paths and sidewalks is prohibited. Safety requests that everyone adhere to this safety concern.

Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Phoenix College Softball Coach Heinz Mueller to be Honored for 1,000th Win

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 20, 2012) ̶ Phoenix College will honor Head Softball Coach Heinz Mueller for his 1,000th win as a college coach prior to the March 24 home game against Scottsdale Community College at Phoenix College Softball Stadium. First pitch is slated for noon.

With a 7-5 extra inning win against Yavapai College on Saturday, March 17, Mueller’s players earned the historic victory for their coach, allowing him to become one of the few National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) coaches to reach that goal. He is the third-winningest coach in NJCAA softball history.

During his 22-year tenure at Phoenix College, Coach Mueller’s teams have amassed a 1,000-388 win-loss record and have captured seven NJCAA national championships. His teams also have produced 90 NJCAA/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All American players since 1990.

“Any success I attribute to my coaching staff,” said Mueller, who is in the PC Athletic Hall of Fame. “It’s the players and coaches that get you 1,000 wins. I’m just happy to be part of it.”

Since 2000, each of his teams has been named an NFCA/NJCAA Academic All-American team, which requires a team grade point average of 3.25 to 3.55. In all, 44 softball team members during Mueller’s tenure have become NJCAA/NFCA Academic All Americans.

“A lot of players have come here and had success on and off the field,” said Coach Mueller. “It’s most important to be focused off the field because if they are not it will be hard to be focused on the field.”

His coaching philosophies are based on being smart in the field, being mentally disciplined and having fun.

“Each player will have their ups and downs, just like in life,” he said. “But when you fight through adversity, you learn how to handle adversity.”

PC Athletics Director Samantha Ezell said it’s rare to see a coach with such outstanding accomplishments spend his or her career at the same institution.

“PC is extremely honored and proud to have a coach of Coach Mueller’s stature and accomplishments,” she said. “He embodies the mission of PC and PC Athletics, displaying success on the field and in the classroom.”

Saturday’s brief ceremony prior to the noon game start will include a presentation of a plaque to Coach Mueller.

Phoenix College Stages Musical "Cabaret" in mid-April at John Paul Theatre - Mainstage

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 20, 2012) ̶ The Phoenix College Fine and Performing Arts Department is staging the musical “Cabaret” April 19-21 and April 25-28, 2012 at the John Paul Theatre on the central Phoenix campus.

The student production is a joint project of the Theatre and Music programs. Cabaret is based on the book by Joe Masteroof and the play of John Van Druten. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, which serves as a constant metaphor for the tenuous and threatening rise of Hitler and the Nazis.

The musical is directed by Anne Dean Schindler.

It will feature student Allison Gerke in the lead role of Sally Bowles, Martin Van Dyke playing her American boyfriend and Quincy Holden in the role of Emcee.

When: April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30 p.m.; April 27 matinee @ 1 p.m.
Where: John Paul Theatre – Mainstage, Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Ariz.
Cost: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students, alumni, faculty & staff

To purchase tickets, click here or obtain from the Box Office beginning one hour before each performance.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/March 12-18, 2012

There were no incidents to report during this time over Spring Break.


NOTE: Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Arizona Latina Trailblazer Awards Set for March 28

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 12, 2012) — Four women who have dedicated their professional and personal lives to the betterment of their communities and achieved professional excellence resulting in paths for others to follow will be honored at the fourth Annual 2012 Arizona Latina Trailblazers Award event.

Presented by Latino Perspectives Magazine and the Phoenix College Raul H. Castro Institute with generous support from main sponsor Salt River Project, the March 28 event will pay tribute to Anna María Chávez, chief executive officer of the national organization Girls Scouts of the USA, who returns to Arizona for the first time since she accepted the Girl Scouts national leadership position, public health advocate and former state legislator Amanda Aguirre, Elizabeth Archuleta, a Coconino County Board of Supervisor, and Terri Cruz, community advocate and longtime social services provider at Chicanos Por La Causa. Their careers span from public health to public service to social services.

The women exemplify the spirit and tenacity of past trailblazers while adding their own unique stories to the growing tapestry of Latinas celebrated as Trailblazers.

“These honorees represent a mix of older and younger generations, and share a common characteristic of being relentless in their advocacy of providing opportunities and resources for all,” said Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley. “Their accomplishments and drive for excellence makes them outstanding role models.”

Cecilia Rosales, editor of Latino Perspectives Magazine, commented, “As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we are proud to document the life stories of these remarkable women, and add yet one more volume to the growing collection of educational resources created by our partnership with the RCI."

The tribute will be held at the Phoenix Art Museum from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The evening program will feature a digital collection of the women’s stories, Arizona Latina Trailblazers: Stories of Courage, Hope and Determination, Vol. iv, which will premiere at the upcoming reception. In addition, a booklet detailing their professional and life histories authored by historian Jean Reynolds also will be available on a limited basis. Both of these educational resources will be contributed to Arizona’s Centennial Celebration through the Arizona Latina Trailblazers collection of the Arizona Memory Project, a series of online Arizona history resources housed on the State Library’s website.

Musical entertainment and light appetizers will be part of the evening events.

“Over the last 100 years, there have been many Latina trailblazers who have worked to improve their communities and the lives of those around them,” said Tony Moya, SRP’s Manager of Latino Relations. “At SRP, we are proud to honor these four amazing women and their tireless work to enrich the lives of Arizonans.”

Other sponsors are BlueCross/BlueShield of Arizona, Wells Fargo Bank, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Victoria Foundation, Chicanos Por La Causa, American Family Insurance. Community partners are YWCA and Girls Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council.

About the honorees

Amanda Aguirre has dedicated most of her professional life to uplifting the health and welfare of families and people in the Yuma border region and beyond. As president and chief executive officer of the San Luis Walk-In Clinic and president/CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health, she has created a network of services for people who may otherwise go without health care. In 2003, she entered the political arena and became the first Hispanic and first female to represent District 24 in the State Legislature. She went on to be elected to the Arizona State Senate for that district, a seat she would hold until November 2010. Born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Aguirre credits her parents, who were educators, with instilling a love for learning, a duty to give back and a strong work ethic to accomplish her dreams.

Anna Maria Chávez became the first person of color to lead the Girl Scouts of the USA when she was appointed to be the group’s chief executive officer last year. A native of Eloy, Arizona, Chávez became the 19th person to lead the venerated organization. Her career started with undergraduate degree from Yale followed by earning a law degree from the University of Arizona. She’s held high level positions in federal government for the Department of Transportation and Small Business Administration. She returned to Arizona in 2000 to work in state government and went on to serve on the staff of former Gov. Janet Napolitano, where she rose to become Deputy Chief of Staff. After Gov. Napolitano resigned to become Chief of Homeland Security, Chávez sought out a new opportunity as the Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, which eventually led to her current role.

Elizabeth Archuleta’s career has been dedicated to helping others achieve their full potential and intellectual capacity. Her own career serves as role model for that work. At the age of 31, she became the youngest person to serve as a Coconino County Board of Supervisor in Flagstaff and the only Latina to ever hold a seat on the powerful board. It’s an accomplishment that reflects the contributions she and her family have made to Northern Arizona and a tribute to her ancestors who settled in the area decades ago as one of the area’s pioneering families. During her 19-year career at Northern Arizona University, she’s established groups such as Hispanics Organizing for Youth, which replicated the first Hispanic Mother-Daughter program originally begun at Arizona State University; and established the Minority Access and Achievement Council, which brings business, industry and education together to address needs of minority youth.

Terri Cruz’s life has been an incredible journey that has taken her from cleaning houses for close to two decades to a long career in social services, mostly with her employer of 31 years, Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). It’s fitting that she worked for CPLC since she was a founding member of the organization, serving as one of its original board of directors. Her dedication to help her community and provide social services, job placement and meet other needs is commemorated in the CPLC complex with a building bearing her name: the Terri Cruz Social Service Center. She has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Hispanic Senior Citizen Foundation Board, Maricopa County Community Service Commission and the Arizona Attorney General Senior Citizen Council.

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/March 5-11, 2012

March 5; 8:30 am-9:00 am: A student made a late report that she was assaulted while in the Student Union by a known subject. The following day the other party reported her side of the incident.

March 6; 11:15 am: An officer responded to a late report of a disorderly conduct involving a student being disruptive while leaving class in the A building.

March 7; 6:00 am-2:00 pm: An officer responded to a criminal damage report in the B building. A toilet flushing mechanism, valued at $200, was damaged in the men’s first floor restroom.

March 8; 10:00 am: A student worker reported another student stalking her while in the library.

March 8; 8:30 am-3:30 pm: An employee advised that her cell phone, valued at $500, had been stolen from a classroom in the B building. 

 Other Activities

Two requests for medical assistance were reported during this period. Neither patient was transported from the college by ambulance.

No reports of motor vehicle accidents were made during this time period.

NOTE: Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Phoenix College Presents Annual Eric Fischl Lecture April 4

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 12, 2012) ) ̶ For the fifth consecutive year, Phoenix College and the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum will collaborate to host the Eric Fischl Lecture. This year’s guest lecturer will be painter April Gornik, whose landscape paintings have been shown in prestigious museums around the country and abroad.

Gornik is the wife of Eric Fischl. Her artwork has been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and many other art museums.

Gornik will speak on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Whiteman Hall. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Climatec, the event is free and open to the public.

A world-renowned artist and alumnus of Phoenix College, Eric Fischl celebrates his connection to the College by returning each year to present the Eric Fischl Lecture Series. As is his custom, Fischl brings a guest to highlight the annual Phoenix Art Museum event.

As part of the lecture series, Fischl will present two Phoenix College art students with the prestigious Vanguard Award, which comes with a $2,500 cash prize for each student. The prizes go to students whose artwork receives “Best in Show” in the college’s 2012 Student Art Competition. The award-winning student artwork will be on display in the Phoenix Art Museum’s Great Hall before and after the lecture.

Fischl’s visit also highlights the Eric Fischl Scholars Program, which recruits students to study fine art at Phoenix College and is the first program of its kind among community colleges. Students selected as a Fischl Scholar benefit from a multi-tiered support system that includes tuition assistance and a comprehensive mentoring system.

“Phoenix College gave me my start, and I want to honor that opportunity,” said Fischl, who has generously provided scholarships to Phoenix College art students since 2005.

Since established in 2005, the lecture series has drawn hundreds of students, artists and educators every spring for an engaging discussion on various art themes.

“The Phoenix College Fine and Performing Arts Department is once again proud to be partnering with the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum for this prestigious event,” said Dale Doubleday, chair of school’s Fine and Performing Arts department. “We are very excited to have April Gornik as the featured speaker, and grateful to Eric Fischl for his continued support and his commitment to our students’ success.”

About the artists

April Gornik lives and works in New York City, where she has been a resident since 1978. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953, she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada in 1976. Her work has been shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Cincinnati Museum, the High Museum of Art, in Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Art of Fort Worth, the Orlando Museum of Art, and other major public and private collections. She has shown extensively, in one-person and group shows, in the United States and abroad.

Eric Fischl was born in New York City in 1948, and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. Against a backdrop of alcoholism and a country club culture obsessed with image over content, Fischl became focused on the rift between what was experienced and what could not be said. Fischl began his art education in Phoenix, Arizona where his parents had moved in 1967. He attended Phoenix College, then studied for a year at Arizona State University, and ultimately earned his BFA in 1972 at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. After graduation, he moved to Chicago, where he worked as a guard at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1974, he began teaching painting at the highly touted Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where he met his current, painter April Gornik. In 1978, the couple moved to New York City, where they continue to live and work.

Phoenix College Half Century Club Hosts Class of '62 Reunion

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 12, 2012) —Phoenix College’s Half-Century Club is hosting a 50-year Reunion for the Class of 1962. The event will take place on Friday, March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bob Howell Alumni Center and the Culinary Café, which are located on Phoenix College’s Osborn campus at 11th Avenue and Flower.

A lunch will be prepared and served by the students in the Culinary arts program. The master of ceremonies and guest speaker is alumnus Marty Manning, who is an on-air talent at 99.9 KEZ. Tickets are $20.

The Half-Century Club is seeking help in finding Class of 1962 members who either graduated or attended Phoenix College during this time period.

For more information, please contact the Phoenix College Office of Alumni and Development at 602.285.7652.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Phoenix College Athletics Department Unveils New Logo, Center for Athletes

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 9, 2012) ̶ A new Phoenix College athletics logo featuring a fierce-looking Bear was unveiled Friday, March 9, 2012 at the central Phoenix campus.

With coaches, players, college officials and students looking on, PC Athletics Director Samantha Ezell revealed the new logo, which was the result of several months of work by a PC committee.

“We wanted a Bear that looked more competitive and looked like it was protecting PC,” Ezell said.

At the same time, she publicly announced the opening of the Center for Athletic Victory and Education (CAVE), a new space for PC athletes and teams to study and participate in team activities.

Shachi Kale, a local graphic designer who developed the new look, was present at the unveiling ceremony, as was artist Kristine Kollasch, who hand painted the new logo on an outside wall of the CAVE.

In her opening remarks, Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley emphasized the school's scholar-athlete approach. “We focus not only on the skill set our athletes bring to the field or court but the skill set they get in the classroom as well.”

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Phoenix College Interior Design Team Wins "Best of Show"

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 8, 2012) ̶ A student team from PC’s Interior Design program was awarded “Best of Show” in the student category at the International Interior Design Association Southwest Chapter’s Couture 2012.

The runway fashion show at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix on March 1 featured couture designs from 18 professional interior design teams and eight student teams. The student teams competed in Best Styling and Best in Show categories.

The teams were randomly given a theme and a limited supply of materials and resources to develop couture. The PC team received their materials, which included samples of leather, fabric strips and nylon fibers on Dec. 1, 2011.

"I learned a lot about myself as far as being able to work with people I've never worked with before," said Elizabeth Callis, one of the PC team members. "It wasn't an overnight project. I didn't realize how much time we would spend on it."

Working under a military theme, PC team members competed against students teams from The Art Institute of Phoenix, Collins College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and other schools.

PC team members were Rachel Byrd, who also served as the group’s model, Carletta Martin, Liz Callis, Nancy Roach, Melanie Shroyer, and Lauren Mortensen.

Ken Roberts, director PC’s Interior Design program, said the benefit event gave students a chance to test their creativity for a good cause. Event proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House.

“It was a great opportunity for students to show their creativity,” Roberts said. “Even though couture isn’t interior design, they got great exposure to what interior design is all about -- coming up with clever solutions to overcome design problems and limitations.”

The Phoenix College Interior Design program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design as well as a certificate in Interior Merchandising.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PC Green's Logo Artwork Contest Winner to Get HP Pavilion Laptop

The winner of PC Green’s Logo Artwork contest will receive a new HP Pavilion Laptop.

The laptop features Windows 7, a 15.6 inch LED display, 320 GB hard drive, DVD Optical Drive and Bluetooth.

PC Green is the campus committee tasked with recommending ideas and projects to make the campus more environmentally sustainable and aware.

The winning entry will be judged by the committee on concept, composition, color and expression.

For more details on judging criteria and submission requirements and an entry form, go to the PC Green web page, which can be found on the Phoenix College web site ( In the search area, type in PC Green.

The deadline to submit your entry is March 23, 2012 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 during Earth Day events.

The contest is open to Phoenix College students, faculty and staff as well as others.

For more information, send queries to

Monday, March 5, 2012

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/February 27 through March 4, 2012
February 27; 9:00 am: Campus safety staff responded to a minor non-injury motor vehicle accident on the top level of the parking garage. Parties involved exchanged insurance information.

February 28; 11:00 am-6:40pm: A student reported the theft of her stereo faceplate (unknown value) from her unlocked vehicle.

February 28; 3:30 pm: Campus safety staff responded to a student having a seizure at the Fine Arts building. Paramedics responded. The student was not transported to a medical facility.

February 29; 6:50 am: A campus police officer responded to the Nursing building regarding criminal damage. An unknown suspect painted graffiti on the wall. 

February 29;12:30 pm: A late report was made to College safety staff regarding an exposure from a contaminated needle during dental clinicals. The incident occurred on February 28th. She will follow up with further medical attention at a later date.

February 29; 1:55 pm: A campus police officer responded to the PS building on a report of a student experiencing dizziness. Paramedics responded and transported the student to Saint Joseph's Hospital for further treatment.

February 29; 9:10 am: Campus safety staff responded to the A building on a report of a bomb threat left on voice mail. The call had been made on February 13 at 6:36 pm. Phoenix Police was called and are conducting a criminal investigation.

February 29; 10:00 am-10:00 pm: A campus police officer was contacted by a student on March 1 to take a criminal damage report on her motor vehicle.  The vehicle had the driver's electronic side mirror knocked off the mount on the prior day. The damage was valued at approximately $500.

February 1; 2:40 pm: A campus police officer responded to the south gym on a report that a judo student injured her right ankle and knee. She was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital for treatment.

March 2; 12:40 pm: A student reported that he tripped and fell while walking through Sophomore Square. The student received minor first aide at the Public Safety Office.

NOTE: Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents /February 20-26, 2012
February 20th at 5:54: A student forced his way into Library by forcing the glass doors off the track to gain entry and collect his laptop from the second floor. Maintenance staff was able to reposition the doors on the track the following day.

February 21; 8:50-9:50 am: A student reported a minor non-injury motor vehicle accident in the west parking lot. The other driver was found via license plate and exchanged insurance information.

February 22; 10:05 pm: A campus police officer responded to the Bulpitt Auditorium on a report of a student that had cut her foot. The injury was minor and the student applied a band-aid and declined further medical attention.

February 22; 4:05pm: A campus police officer responded to the Library a criminal damage. Person/s unknown stuffed rolls of toilet paper in the toilets and caused them to overflow. Maintenance staff was able to correct the problem.

NOTE: Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Women in STEM" Forum Set for March 6 in Fannin Library

As part of celebrating International Women's Day, a forum titled "Women in STEM" will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Campus Vista Conference Room in PC's Fannin Library. The event, which runs from 9 - 10 a.m., will feature inspiring female professionals discussing their chosen careers and how they reached their career goals in STEM fields.

Women represent 49 percent of the U.S. college-educated population yet they are still underrepresented in STEM fields and among STEM degree holders. The STEM workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Women who work in STEM fields make on average about 33 percent more in pay than women working in non-STEM fields.

Faculty members are urged to encourage students to attend this event. In addition to hearing great advice and inspiring stories, students will have an opportunity to network and win prizes.

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
9 - 10 a.m.
Where: PC Fannin Library, Campus Vista Conference Room, 2nd floor

For more information, contact Laura Torres, PC STEM - Title V, 5-7938.

PC Athletics Set to Unveil New Logo on Friday, March 9

(PHOENIX, Ariz., March 2, 2012) – After several months of hard work, the new Phoenix College athletics logo is ready to be revealed to the public.

The unveiling ceremony will take place Friday, March 9, 2012 at noon. The brief ceremony will be at the CAVE (Center for Athletic Victory and Education) on the Phoenix College campus, 1202 W. Thomas Road. The CAVE is located on the west side of the North Gym (parallel with the staff parking lot).

Five rounds of new designs were viewed and processed by a logo review committee made up of representatives from various campus offices and departments. Shachi Kale, a local graphic designer, developed the new look. Kale, who also created and designed athletic logos for Mesa Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, will be at the ceremony along with artist Kristine Kollach to meet and greet audience members. Kollach hand painted the designed logo.

A slide show presentation will be played at the unveiling ceremony describing the process and showing the design evolution.

The PC Athletics Department will be selling t-shirts with the new logo.

“This will be a proud and exciting day for Phoenix College and the Phoenix College Athletic Department,” said PC Athletic Director Samantha Ezell. “I urge everyone to come out to see all the hard work that was put into this project and how it has paid off in the final piece.”