Space Day this Friday

Join us Friday for Space Day activities! Students and employees are encouraged to take part in Space Day Cosplay by dressing as their favorite sci-fi character.

At 6:30 p.m. in the Hoag Theater, the PCC Robotics Team – in association with the Space Grant Consortium through CU-Boulder – will give a demonstration with Scrapbot and Caddy, two rovers the team built and programmed. Team members will discuss the research and design behind the rovers.

At 7 p.m., former astronaut Ron Sega, who will be PCC’s commencement speaker on May 13, will discuss the U.S. space program and his experiences as a member of two space shuttle missions.

Finally, we’ll conclude the day with a screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 8 p.m. outdoors in Hoag Plaza. Blankets and low-seated lawn chairs are welcome and free popcorn will be offered while supplies last. Feel free to bring your own drinks, but remember that alcohol is not allowed.

Nine faculty members achieve nonprovisional status

Nine PCC faculty members have moved from provisional to nonprovisional status. Faculty are considered provisional, e.g., probationary, for the first three years of their employment; they must meet multiple milestones during that time and receive a recommendation from their department chair, dean and the college president to achieve nonprovisional status. At the most recent faculty meeting, President Erjavec recognized Dustin Dunaway (Communications program); Maria Kelson, Kari Lee and Matthew Sterner-Neely (English); Ann Oreskovich (Arts and Humanities); Brad Paglione (Welding); Marilyn Tabor (Nursing); and Jeff Wingham (Biology). Congratulations to all!


To Respond to Your Needs – Check back to ensure problems are solved: If someone has a problem and has been referred to a resource, check back with him/her to see if he/she received the assistance needed. If not, offer again to help obtain the needed assistance.

Notes . . .

• Student Employee of the Month - Nominations are being accepted through May 13 for Student Employee of the Month. If you know a student who does an exceptional job and exemplifies The PCC Promise, please take a few moments to submit an online nomination.


Quote for the Day

"Do . . . or do not. There is no try." ~ Yoda, "The Empire Strikes Back"