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SPSCC will Show off Their Artistic Side with Spring Arts Walk Event

April 17, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Molly Walsh

At the Spring Arts Walk, numerous South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) creative divisions will coalesce into a unique installation and two-day event in the historical Olympia venue, Ben Moore’s. Percival Place at Ben Moore’s will include art pieces from SPSCC faculty, performances from SPSCC theater and music students, bites provided by the Culinary Arts Program and contribution from the school’s Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.

Labor conflict chronicled in documentary film at SPSCC

April 17, 2019

A century ago in 1919, Washington State roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights in cities like Centralia. That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary film “Labor Wars of the Northwest”, showing May 1, Labor Day, at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage.

SPSCC holds 14th annual Student Art Exhibition

April 15, 2019

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is pleased to announce the 14th Annual SPSCC Student Art Exhibition, sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore. The exhibit will be open to the public in The Gallery at SPSCC from May 13 to June 14, with an opening reception on Friday, May 17, from 6 – 8 p.m.

YMCA’s Y-Care Makes Yelm’s High School 21+ Program Possible for Parents

April 8, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Heidi Smith

For a lot of parents, high school graduation is a memory – perhaps a distant one, at that. But for 20.7 percent of Washington State adults, that memory doesn’t exist. They never walked with their class or earned their diploma. Now, years have passed and the possibility of returning to school may seem increasingly unlikely, especially with children to raise.

SPSCC gathers local employers for 31st annual Career Day

April 5, 2019

SPSCC will host its 31st annual Career Day on Wednesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building (Bldg. 27). More than 50 employers across a variety of fields and industries will be present to share career information with students, recruit new employees, conduct informational interviews, and more. The 31st annual Career Day will be supported by an event app to help attendees connect with employers before and after the event.

SPSCC to host workshop with Washington State Poet Laureate

April 4, 2019

SPSCC is happy to welcome Washington State’s Poet Laureate and former Seattle Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, for an open poetry workshop taking place at SPSCC’s Olympia Campus on Friday, April 12. Castro Luna is especially looking forward to working with SPSCC students: “I want to work with everyone, but my preference would be students. I know how much that early guidance meant to me. I’m a big believer in our Community Colleges.”

Poetry Workshop
Friday, April 12
1 – 3 p.m.
Bldg. 21, Room 130
SPSCC Olympia Campus

SPSCC students to create collaborative art installation with visiting artist

March 27, 2019

SPSCC is pleased to announce its students will create art in collaboration with visiting Native artist Joseph H. Seymour, Jr., ancestral name wahalatsu?, of the Squaxin Island and Pueblo of Acoma. Seymour will lead a multi-session workshop, culminating in an exhibition of the work in The Gallery, from April 29 to May 3. Students will gain experience in all aspects of the collaborative project, including planning, production, installation, and presentation.