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A local brewers' impact on our new craft brewing program

February 17, 2017

What is a college to do when an entire community has identified a need—and an opportunity—to build an educational program that will support the growth of one of the most exciting industries in existence? Do it. SPSCC has always been dedicated to building workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region. So when the Thurston Economic Development Council, City of Tumwater, and a collection of local craft beverage makers came together with us to identify that education was one of the gaps holding back this local industry from booming, we knew exactly how we could help.

No day classes 2/14 and 2/15

February 10, 2017

No day classes on Advising Day 2/14 and Faculty In-service Day 2/15.  Classes that begin before 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 are cancelled.  Classes that begin after 5:00 p.m. will be held as usual.  Students with specific questions and unique schedules should contact their Faculty directly.  Current students are encouraged to meet with an Advisor on Tuesday, Feb. 14, by scheduling an appointment or walking in to the Advising Center.

Seattle's Whim W'Him comes to SPSCC stage

January 30, 2017

SPSCC and Ballet Northwest are proud to present the next performance in the SPSCC Artist & Lecture series, Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him.  Whim W'Him has been wowing audiences with innovative choreography and dance since 2009. The group will perform one of their newest programs, SENSATION, featuring new contemporary dance works from the 2016 Princess Grace Award Choreography winner Penny Saunders, New York City-based Larry Keigwin, and Whim W'Him's artistic director, Olivier Wevers.

An Evening with Chopin: Piano Competition for Youth

January 27, 2017

The Lacey - Mińsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association is partnering with South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) for the South Sound’s first Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23.  Two competition winners will take home prize money and perform on stage at the SPSCC Artist & Lecture series show with Polish pianist Jacek Nazarczuk in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Students to participate in nationwide mural project: “In>digenous Land”

January 23, 2017

Acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur has partnered with SPSCC to lead a 4-day collaborative mural effort as part of her nationwide tour to encourage Native American college students and build stronger college-tribal relationships in communities: Project 562: In>digenous Land.

Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, is the creator of Project 562.  She will present a combined exhibition, lecture, and mural project that will be conducted at college campuses across the nation.  Wilbur will open the dynamic week with a keynote lecture, free to the public, on the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center’s main stage beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Wilbur’s own photographs will be on display in The Gallery Feb. 21 – 24.

Students honored with scholarships at annual MLK banquet

January 18, 2017

Three students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) were awarded scholarships on Saturday evening at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet.  Students Bryan Hooper and Alex Bledsoe were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their academic success, community service, and extra-curricular activities that align with the values of the Thurston Group.  Student Francisco Tamayo, Jr. was awarded by Gateway Rotary Club for his service in diversity and inclusivity.