Pierce College District offers a variety of arts, entertainment, and educational events to enrich the lives of the community members. In addition, some departments like Pierce College Theatre and Music offer hands-on learning opportunities for students.
April: See the oil paintings of Caryn Friedlander, an art faculty member at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham. The paintings are on loan from the Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, at Pierce College’s Fine Arts Gallery, Fort Steilacoom during the month of April. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
April 5: 2006 Pierce College Distinguished Alumni Awards
Join the Pierce College Foundation in honoring this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge. Tickets are $20. For reservations or information, call: (253) 864-3261.
Celebrating the 10th annual award ceremony, Pierce College honors alumni who have extraordinary achievements in their personal, professional or scholastic lives. A permanent plaque honoring recipients hangs in the district office.
The 2006 recipients are: Patricia Bosmans, attorney, City of Sumner; Ryan Hauge, engineer, TORAY Composites; Brigadier General Oscar B. Hillman, deputy commanding general, I Corps, Fort Lewis; Karl Ickes, archaeologist, Tacoma; and Wayne Mangan, sales manager, BMC West Building Materials.
April 6: Pierce College Theatre invites play auditions
The Pierce College Theatre department invites students to audition for the 10 Minute Play Festival on April 6, from 3-5 p.m. in the Fort Steilacoom Theatre. There are parts for 8 men and 8 women.
The 10 Minute Play Festival will be performed May 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and May 17 and 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $2 for students. Pierce College faculty member Patrick Daugherty will direct the play. For more information, call: (253) 964-6683.
April 13: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Employment & Education Fair
Meet 40+ employers who are hiring now while learning about the college’s professional technical training and careers and attending a networking breakfast and workshops Thursday, April 13 in the Performance Lounge and 3rd Floor Cascade Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keynote speaker Craig Campbell, manager of strategic sourcing, Starbucks, will provide insider tips on how to get hired for the job you really want. Bring your resume and dress for success. You may be eligible for special funding, if you are unemployed receiving unemployment benefits, a working parent with a small income or a WorkFirst participant. This event is free and open to the public. To pre-register for the networking breakfast, call: (253) 964-6298.
April 19: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Presents One World Taiko-Japanese Drum Ensemble
Hear the lyrical melodies and rhythmic grooves of this music rooted in Japan’s ancient tradition mixed with modern sounds at noon, Wednesday, April 19 in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Performance Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
One World Taiko has toured the world with their percussion performance that includes descriptions of the instruments, historical information about taiko in Japan and the U.S., demonstrations and audience participation. The event is sponsored by The News Tribune, KPLU FM, and Fort Steilacoom Student Programs. For more information, call: (253) 964-6614.