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Student-athletes find success & opportunity - Advance cover story

May 15, 2019

Life as a college student is a lot of hard work – especially if you’re a student-athlete. For most Clippers, it’s a full course load while balancing practices, games and scrimmages, and – for many – employment on top of that. But SPSCC students are constantly rising to the challenge, finding success and living a life that speaks to their high aspirations for the future.

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.

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.

Seats Open for High School 21+ Spring Session

March 14, 2019

Article via Nisqually Valley News
By Eric Rosane

Last November, graduates of Yelm Community School’s inaugural High School 21+ program were formally recognized by district officials. It was, for many, a moment to take in the extensive collaboration between the district, South Puget Sound Community College, Yelm Timberland Library and the South Sound YMCA. And for those that graduated, it was a moment to take pride in and celebrate.

Drawing class explores artists of color through vibrant murals

March 15, 2019

Every quarter she teaches Beginning Drawing, art professor Liza Brenner has her students participate in a collaborative project. Many of these projects are featured all over campus, adding a touch of style to their locales through a variety of subjects and themes. For the class of winter 2019, she began by suggesting a tribute to a famous artist, leaving the final subject up to the class. The names her students brought to her were the mainstream, Western artists known around the world, like the painter Van Gogh – but they gave her an idea.

Seven faculty awarded tenure at SPSCC

March 13, 2019
SPSCC awarded tenure to seven faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 12, 2019. In order to be awarded tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, and service work over three years.


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