"The Bridge" links PCC to West African Nation of Mauritania

By Bridge Staff|March 1, 2014

Today’s story about snowboarding by Rock Creek editor Chelsea Standley marks the next step in The Bridge‘s  development to a strong news site.  Former PCC staffer Nicole Morales is currently teaching English to college students in Mauritania, a country in Western

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History Prof publishes Advice Book

By Bridge Staff|February 13, 2014

In the 90s, after recently finishing my MA in History at PSU, I decided to start writing some columns similar to “Dear Abby” – but answering with advice from the Romans or Greeks, which I had been studying.  I had

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Illumination Project Presents Guerilla Theater

By Bridge Staff|February 8, 2014

The Illumination Project is Portland Community College’s contemporary take on “Guerrilla Theater”:  using plays to convey a social message. The topics for Winter Term performances are Racism and Immigration. Although based at Sylvania, the Project will be presented at all campuses. Performances

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Sylvania Interim President Named

By Bridge Staff|January 30, 2014

As you know, Sylvania Campus President Dr. Linda Gerber has announced her plans to retire March 31, 2014. Linda has served the college in many roles during her career, including the last six years as Sylvania Campus President. While we

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Travels in Spain: Part 2

By Bridge Staff|January 7, 2014

This is a continuation of Spanish Instructor Jan Underwood’s participation in the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain last Summer. Part one appeared in December.  Day Two of the Camino Butterflies, dogs, family-scale grain silos of patterned brick, raised

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PCC Grad to Read His Work

By Bridge Staff|December 9, 2013

Justin Price, former Rock Creek campus editor of The Bridge will be reading some of his creative writing at “Milepost 5” on Mon Dec 19.  (He is shown here in his snappy “Bridge Editor” hat.) The program begins at 7 pm,

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Spanish Prof tells of her Travels in Spain

By Bridge Staff|December 5, 2013

Fellow Travelers In July, I traveled to Spain with other college faculty and staff to walk a piece of the 750-kilometer pilgrimage route the Camino de Santiago and to be introduced to Spanish history and art along the way. The

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PCC Earthquake Drill & Emergency Test Today

By Anthony Robotham|October 17, 2013

Today, Thursday October 17th at 10:17AM, all PCC campuses and centers will take part in a statewide drill for earthquake preparedness. The drill is expected to take three minutes and will also be testing emergency systems. All PCC students, staff,

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Study Recommends Removing Air-Dryers from PCC Bathrooms

By Bridge Staff|June 9, 2013

Editor’s Note: The report below was submitted to the safety committees during Winter term 2012 by the lead author, Kathleen Richardson, a member of the Biology faculty. Dr. Richardson was told that it was passed onto the PCC executive council.

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Video Introduces new Prez, Dr. Brown.

By Bridge Staff|April 30, 2013

PCC has released a YouTube video introducing Dr. Jeremy Brown, who will become PCC’s Fifth President beginning July 1. He also set up an easy-to-remember email address: president@pcc.edu The video is three minutes. Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2UvPPoFJSI

Fecal Bacteria in the Hand-Dryers?

By Bridge Staff|March 11, 2013

A recent issue of Sylvania’s “Potty Press” reported that “The microbiology department on campus has discovered a large infection within the PCC hand dryers of bacteria that originates within the human gut. This means that people are not washing their

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Pulliams says State Budget News is still bad.

By Bridge Staff|March 8, 2013

District President Preston Pulliams sent this email out on Friday, March 8.  Pulliams and many other PCC staff and faculty went to Salem on Monday Jan 7 to lobby for an increase in Community College funding. Pulliams believes more support

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