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It's Now Easier than Ever to Tour South Puget Sound Community College

April 23, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Molly Walsh

When beginning classes at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), navigating the campus comprised of almost 6,000 students can feel a little daunting. The college is working to provide multiple opportunities to acquaint new and prospective students with the campus, as well as the college’s many pathways to success. To that end, they are hosting a variety of guided campus tours, college info sessions, and are debuting a new student-created college tour app to accommodate every preference and schedule.

Broadway musical Fun Home takes center stage at SPSCC

April 19, 2019

The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Theatre Program is proud to present a five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical: Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. One of the first off-Broadway performances, as well as the first production in the Olympia area, the musical will take place at 7 p.m. from May 16 to 18 and May 23 to 25 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage.

SPSCC will Show off Their Artistic Side with Spring Arts Walk Event

April 17, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Molly Walsh

At the Spring Arts Walk, numerous South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) creative divisions will coalesce into a unique installation and two-day event in the historical Olympia venue, Ben Moore’s. Percival Place at Ben Moore’s will include art pieces from SPSCC faculty, performances from SPSCC theater and music students, bites provided by the Culinary Arts Program and contribution from the school’s Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.

Labor conflict chronicled in documentary film at SPSCC

April 17, 2019

A century ago in 1919, Washington State roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights in cities like Centralia. That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary film “Labor Wars of the Northwest”, showing May 1, Labor Day, at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage.

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.

YMCA’s Y-Care Makes Yelm’s High School 21+ Program Possible for Parents

April 8, 2019

Article via ThurstonTalk
By Heidi Smith

For a lot of parents, high school graduation is a memory – perhaps a distant one, at that. But for 20.7 percent of Washington State adults, that memory doesn’t exist. They never walked with their class or earned their diploma. Now, years have passed and the possibility of returning to school may seem increasingly unlikely, especially with children to raise.

SPSCC gathers local employers for 31st annual Career Day

April 5, 2019

SPSCC will host its 31st annual Career Day on Wednesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building (Bldg. 27). More than 50 employers across a variety of fields and industries will be present to share career information with students, recruit new employees, conduct informational interviews, and more. The 31st annual Career Day will be supported by an event app to help attendees connect with employers before and after the event.