Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang attracted an enormous crowd of PCC students at Harbeson Hall last week for the presentation of his new book “Boxers and Saints.”. “It was spectacular!”. Doosdeemalachanok Thongthiraj, Asian Pacific Islander Visiting Scholar (APIVS) committee member. She estimated that over 200 students attended.
The Lancers women’s basketball team defeated visiting Cerritos College, 59-42, Wednesday with a dominating performance on defense. “We’ve been focusing on defense so much in practice that we executed that well,” sophomore guard Tyler Crockom said. Crockom led the team with 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, and one steal.
PCC Instructor James Maloney posts a question to his Calculus class using the Su-Kam Intelligent Education System (SKIES) on his iPad. His students post their answers anonymously on electronic cards through the app. Maloney reviews his answer with the class, then reviews the cards submitted by the students as they follow along on classroom-provided iPads.
School organizations celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival and promoted Pasadena City College’s study abroad program to China in Galloway Plaza on Thursday. Cathy Wei, a Chinese language professor, said the Global Club, Chinese Language Program and the English Department organized the event to help the campus understand more about Chinese culture.
Scott Campbell played the bagpipes by the mirror pools on a recent Wednesday afternoon, filling the air with their unmistakable sound. “Bagpipes are by far the most barbaric of instruments, because they are so loud,” Campbell said. Campbell, mechanical engineering, is known as Scott the Bardbarian on Facebook.
When FIFA confirmed Brazil as the site of the 2014 World Cup in 2007, the BBC reported that celebrations broke out throughout the country. Now with the current protests in Brazil, some are questioning the wisdom of allowing certain countries to host the World Cup based on economic factors. Are these critics claiming that GDP should be a qualifying factor to host the World Cup?
The Academic Senate debated holding a vote of no confidence for the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. Many senators voiced their dissatisfaction with how the Board handled many issues this year. “I think some really bad decisions have been made, and I think that they should be held accountable,” said Academic Senate Treasurer Pat Rose.
On a recent Wednesday, Zankou’s Chicken was filled with students, professionals and a mother with three children enjoying a variety of Mediterranean foods. This is not a place for quiet contemplation, but a hive of activity as patrons come and go, laugh at jokes or talk business over meals of meat, garlic sauce and pita bread while world music plays in the background.
The Board of Trustees approved the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) after a contentious debate at its meeting on Wednesday. Trustee President Anthony Fellow, Vice President Berlinda Brown, Trustee John Martin, Trustee Jeannette Mann, and Clerk Linda Wah voted to approve the plan, while Trustees Ross Selvidge and William Thomson voted against it.
The Academic Senate presented the results of their Town Hall Survey to a room full of faculty, staff and students with representatives of the administration noticeably absent April 17. A total of 173 faculty and staff participated in the survey to measure the climate of the campus in the lead up to the town hall.
The Academic Senate approved a campus survey to guide the spring town hall meeting at its February 24 meeting despite objections from the administration. “This is one more opportunity to hear the faculty and staff’s voices stemming directly from some of our discussions that we’ve had and opening that up to the rest of the campus in terms of getting a consensus on positive solutions,” Melissa Michelson, chair of the Town Hall Committee, said.
The Academic Senate expressed concerns about the hiring process for the Faculty Job Fair at its regular meeting this week, arguing that new online faculty don’t have the proper expertise to teach useful courses. Eduardo A. Cairó, President of the Academic Senate, said the lack of online teaching experience and training for new online faculty recruited at the job fair on January 18 is unfair to students.