Program News

Janis Ian joins choirs for songs of peace and social justice

April 11, 2017

SPSCC is proud to present a unique vocal concert experience featuring the SPSCC College Chorus and SPSCC Chamber Choir with special guest Janis Ian, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. “We’re Still Singing: Songs of Peace, Protest, and Social Justice” will be held on June 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The show will open with the SPSCC College Chorus and SPSCC Chamber Choir performing a varied array of powerful songs by Janis Ian, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and more. The second half will feature a solo set by Janis Ian and will conclude as the combined choirs accompany Ian for a shared performance.

Bat Boy musical auditions April 14

April 5, 2017

The drama department at South Puget Sound Community College is holding open auditions for the spring drama production of Bat Boy: The Musical.  Auditions will be held in room 253 of the Minnaert Center (building 21) on Friday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Callbacks will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Nursing program a candidate for national accreditation

March 16, 2017

The SPSCC Nursing Program is taking steps toward national program accreditation through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), a new national accrediting body for all types of nursing programs.  Earning national accreditation is an important next step for the program: national accreditation will affirm the quality of the program as well as meet the requirements that Washington State has set for the national accreditation of all nursing programs in the state by 2020.

Guest artist pottery workshop at SPSCC, free and open to the public

March 14, 2017

The Art Department at South Puget Sound Community College is thrilled to host Pittsburgh artist Kevin Snipes for a series of “unconventional pottery” demonstrations and lecture on March 21, free to the public.  The day-long workshop will demonstrate Snipes’ layered approach to construction and surface decoration of pottery, as well as discuss the ideas that instigate his narrative illustrations.

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.

SPSCC prepares to offer craft brewing and distilling degree

January 10, 2017

Article from The Olympian

A new degree program is brewing at South Puget Sound Community College.

The state recently endorsed the college’s request to offer a for-credit Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.

“That gives us the green light to move forward,” said Kelly Green, a spokeswoman for the Olympia-based college. “Our anticipation is that in fall 2017, we’ll be able to launch brewing and cider, and fall of 2018 would be distilling.”

Undergraduate research earns SPSCC a chemistry grant

September 19, 2016
Recent work between South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and community partners has won the college’s Natural and Applied Sciences division the Collaborative Opportunities Grant. The grant, awarded by the American Chemical Society, will support the ongoing development of undergraduate research opportunities for SPSCC students. This collaborative program enables SPSCC students interact with—and create a bridge to—faculty, four-year institutions, local businesses, and state agencies.

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