Month: November 2008

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Hope for the Starving (and Broke) Student

Two minutes till Chem. class and there I was… racing out of the food court parking lot. Half hazardly, I choked down veggie stir-fry while simultaneously avoiding both whiplash and chopstick puncture wounds. Ahh…college, a time when both schedules and budgets are tight; but what does this mean for your dining arrangements? There’s a reason...

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The Genius of Stupidity

There we stood…much like we had for the past hour and a half. The buzz of fluorescent lights and the suppressed smell of acetone hung thickly in the air. I’d fallen victim yet again to one of femininity’s many painfully lengthy beauty rituals- the cosmetic run. My own cosmetic habits are admittedly quite minimalistic; I’d...

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PJC BOARD APPROVES MOVE TO ADD BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

From Staff Reports November 14, 2008 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Junior College Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to pursue the offering of baccalaureate degrees. “This is an expansion of our mission that will allow us to serve our community better, especially in some areas of critical workforce shortage,” said Board of Trustee Chair...

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Michelle Obama encourages early voting in Pensacola

Kristin Martin Published: Monday, October 27, 2008 Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, spoke at an “Early Vote for Change” rally around noon on Oct. 11 at the Pensacola Civic Center, and encouraged a crowd of about 6,500 people to vote early and for Barack Obama. “We want you...

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Walking tour this Saturday

From Staff Reports Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The Jared Sparks Historical Society of PJC will have a walking tour of Downtown this Saturday October 18, 2008 from 10 AM to 12 noon. We will meet at Palafox and Wright Streets SE corner. All are welcome as the tour is free. See where Andrew Jackson...

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PJC students and employees attend the American Heart Association walk

Katie Coseo PJC employees and students from all three campuses attended the American Heart Association Heart Walk hosted in downtown Pensacola on Nov. 1. The team captains Butch Branch, from Milton, Dr. Marilyn Coseo, from Warrington, Sheran Noles and Sharon Richards, from Pensacola, gathered co-workers, friends and students to participate. Donations were accepted for the...

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Student activities coordinator departs from PJC

Wynonia Barrows Published: Sunday, October 5, 2008 Emily Mahood, coordinator of Student Activities, left PJC on Sept. 25, after she was offered a job as the coordinator of Student Development at the Art Institute of Atlanta. “In the last 5 years, I’ve felt like I’ve become a part of this big PJC family, and it...

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Downtown walking tour with Professor Broxton

Joshua Encinias Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 As smoky twilight gave way to dawn, captive Francis Scott Key penned “The Defense of Fort McHenry” offshore the port city of Baltimore in 1814. That September morning found the flag and fort tattered but standing.  Key’s poem about the “banner [that] yet wave” became the United States...

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Going green at PJC

Kimberly Sweetman Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 People across the world are crying for a greener society, but what does that mean to us? What does that mean to the PJC student? How can we help to make a greener world when some of us can’t even decide what major to select? The faculty at...

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Paramedic and EMS programs receive ambulance donation

Katie Coseo Santa Rosa County Lifeguard Ambulance Services donated an ambulance for the PJC Paramedic and EMS programs. The Lifeguard service is owned by Deborah and John Roche who service Santa Rosa County. “John called and asked, ‘What can we do for your program?’” explained Sandy Hartley, the department chairman of Dental and Emergency Services....