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Students Invited to Welcome Week 2021

September 17, 2021
Welcome to SPSCC from The Office of Student Life! We've got a great week for in-person and online activities to welcome (or welcome back) all SPSCC students.
 
Monday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Back Tables at Bldg. 22
1-3 p.m. Free Ice Cream in Parking Lot J
 
Tuesday, Sept. 21
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Back Tables at Bldg. 22
 
Wednesday, Sept. 22

SPSCC Welcomes Six Full-Time Faculty Members for 2021-22

September 13, 2021

SPSCC today kicked off its 2021-22 academic year, welcoming six new full-time tenure-track faculty members to the college.

Jason Barnett, Mathematics Professor

Barnett received his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from University of California Davis and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from California State University, Stanislaus.

Dental Assisting Graduates Celebrate at Aug. Pinning Ceremony

September 9, 2021

SPSCC celebrated 16 Dental Assisting program graduates at a pinning ceremony at Priest Point Park on Aug. 25.

“This cohort of students didn’t have an opportunity to be all together during their time in the program,” said Laura Moe-Genther, Director of Dental Assisting. “This ceremony was the first time, and we know they’ve created bonds that will last a long time.”

Finally, College Your Way Again (Get Amped!)

August 12, 2021

These past 16 months, our community has had a lot of practice being patient, following guidelines, and staying flexible. Some folks made the most out of it: learning new things, moving at a slower pace, and enjoying time alone at home. Some counted down the days to get together with friends and family, and missed having a full schedule with lots to do. And a lot of others fell somewhere in between.

The same is true of SPSCC students over the past year. Most students attended classes online from home, some joined in-person programs, and others took the hybrid class approach.

Face-to-Face Classes Fall 2021

August 10, 2021

As part of becoming a vaccinated institution, SPSCC is offering more in-person classes in a variety of programs this fall. Face-to-face options are available on our Olympia and Lacey campuses. All classroom settings will follow current COVID guidelines. 

Here are the classes offering in-person options:

BPA111+ - Baking and Pastry Arts

CCS101 - College and Career Success

DENT151+ - Dental Assisting

DRAMA160+ - Drama

ENGL&102 - English

Meet SPSCC’s 2021 Outstanding Student Award Recipients

June 24, 2021

SPSCC announced last Friday the two recipients of the college’s 2021 Outstanding Student Award, Jayde Grams and Gal Keren-Aviram.

Jayde and Gal were selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.

SPSCC Brings Live Theater Back to Campus for 'I am Nobody's Lunch'

June 10, 2021

By Molly Gilmore
via The Olympian

The South Puget Sound Community College Theatre Collective’s “I Am Nobody’s Lunch” is a play/cabaret whose premise — that finding truth is complicated when everyone seems to be lying — could have been pulled from recent news reports.

But in this time of pandemic, what’s most newsworthy is that the production will be performed live. In a theater. With a live audience.

Strings Attached Pops Up at Capitol Lake This June

May 26, 2021

"Strings Attached" student art exhibition is popping up at Heritage Park on Capitol Lake from June 1 - 7.

Sparked by conversations around the Netflix film "The Social Dilemma", students in two different art courses created pieces that represent the dangers and costs of social media, as well as re-imagining the app icons for popular platforms around the concept of authentic connection. The students collaborated with SPSCC Counseling, Library, and the Art Department. 

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