College News

April 28, 2016
*May 12 event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Job seekers should come prepared with resumes and dressed professionally *Event is free and open to the public   South Puget Sound Community College is hosting its 28th Annual Career Day May 12. More than 60 employers across a variety of fields and industries will be on hand to share career information with students, recruit new employees, conduct informational interviews, and more. The college’s WSECU Center for Career Services hosts the event and will be on hand to provide information and resources to students. These resources include job... More...
April 20, 2016
*Production will run May 26-29 *Free to SPSCC students, staff, faculty                       The musical that coined the term “rock opera” is coming to South Puget Sound Community College this spring. The SPSCC Drama Program will put on the popular musical Godspell on the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Mainstage. The production will run from May 26-29. Godspell made it’s off-Broadway debut in 1971 and launched the professional career of award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz... More...
April 13, 2016
*Event combines demos, presentations and pottery sale through April and May *All sale proceeds benefit SPSCC Arts Department programming The South Puget Sound Community College Mini Clay Fest is coming soon thanks to the SPSCC Art Department. The festival will combine artists’ live clay demonstrations, presentations, and a pottery sale featuring the work of visiting artists. The festival will run from April 26-28, May 3-5, and May 11. All events will be in the college ceramics lab, located in room 140 of the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts’ instructional wing (building 21).... More...
April 1, 2016
*Spring classes begin April 4 Beginning a new quarter can be an exciting, and daunting, challenge. Start the new quarter with a “spring” in your step thanks to these tips from South Puget Sound Community College and its students. Spring quarter begins April 4. Avoid the parking crunch Parking on campus can be notoriously tough on the first day of a new quarter. So plan ahead! If you must drive, give yourself plenty of time. Also, consider a carpool friend. Your student ID is also a free Intercity Transit bus pass with updated quarterly validation, meaning you can leave the car... More...
March 29, 2016
*Final guest of the 2015-16 season *Multi-talented dancer and performer visits May 19 South Puget Sound Community College welcomes performance artist and dancer Sheetal Gandhi as the next performer in its Artist & Lecture Series. Gandhi will appear at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Gandhi, also a singer, choreographer, actor and director, has seen her career span genres and disciplines. She’ll bring her acclaimed solo dance-theater work, Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife), which wraps North Indian music traditions and family... More...
March 28, 2016
*featuring work by artist Amanda McCavour Embroidered Spaces is the newest exhibition at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, opening Monday, April 4. A special opening reception will also take place on April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in The Gallery. The exhibition runs through May 6. Amanda McCavour’s hanging design portrays a sharp uniqueness to her work. McCavour finds her success in a metaphorical thread of memory that translates to an extremely literal thread, showing us how and when we remember the locations, places, or even people we call home. Connections that may... More...
March 14, 2016
*Replaces outgoing Trustee Brian Vance *Mah’s first Trustees Meeting will be April 5 South Puget Sound Community College’s newest Board of Trustees appointee will be a familiar face to Olympia and Thurston County residents: former Olympia Mayor Doug Mah. Mah, appointed March 10 by Gov. Jay Inslee, replaces Trustee Brian Vance. Vance, CEO and President of Heritage Bank, served more than 10 years on the SPSCC Board of Trustees. Mah is excited to join the Board of Trustees at SPSCC, citing his ongoing commitment to positive change within the community. He looks forward to expanding community... More...
March 11, 2016
*Future is bright for young Clipper squads despite first-round exits *Four earn spots on NWAC Academic Excellence Teams Both the South Puget Sound Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end on Saturday, but that hasn’t kept more post-season honors from coming in. Maintaining a tradition of strong academics among student-athletes at SPSCC, both hoops squad had members qualify for the Northwest Athletic Conference Academic Excellence Teams. Sophomore Laura James made the squad for the SPSCC women, while the Clipper men were represented by sophomores... More...
March 11, 2016
*Students carry 4.0 and 3.93 GPA respectively *Both go on for chance to represent state on All-USA team South Puget Sound Community College students Augustine Maddox and Lara Semidei will be honored at the 2016 All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 24. Gov. Jay Inslee will be on hand to acknowledge recipients at the 21st annual ceremony, hosted by SPSCC. This year’s team consists of 66 students representing all the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. Augustine Maddox, 18, is a Running Start student at South Puget Sound, and couldn’t be happier with the fit of... More...
March 11, 2016
*Honors 66 students from Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges *Top student will represent state on All-USA Community College Academic Team Governor Jay Inslee will be on hand to help honor recipients at the 21st annual All-Washington Academic Team recognition ceremony on Thursday, March 24. South Puget Sound Community College again hosts the event, which begins at noon in the college’s Student Union Building. The 2016 All-Washington Academic Team consists of 66 students representing all the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. When the event began 21 years ago, 44... More...