2014 Winter Quarter Schedule
Tyler Reid Presents "Climbing and Skiing in the Olympic Mountains"
Peninsula College will open its 2014 winter programming with a presentation on “Climbing and Skiing in the Olympic Mountains” by Tyler Reid of Pacific Alpine guides on January 4, 2014. His multimedia presentation will begin at 12:35 pm in the college’s Little Theater.
Reid is a native of the Olympic Peninsula and has an extensive background in the mountains. Born in New Zealand, he spent his first year living on a sailboat. He grew up in Port Townsend and started backcountry skiing in the Olympic Mountains when he was 13. He has guided in the Northwest, Colorado, Alaska and internationally.
Eric Davis Presents a Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program
Eric Davis, a Sociology faculty member at Bellevue College, will present a Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program. At Bellevue, Davis teaches Introductory Sociology in addition to Sociology of Blacks in America, Race & Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Sport, and Popular Culture.
From 2004 to 2009, Eric served as an academic adviser in the University of Washington athletic department. Prior to UW Athletics, Eric was the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University and Director of Campus Diversity at North Seattle Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and Master’s degree from Seattle University.
Ian Miller presents “Dams and Dirt: The Coastal Response to the Elwha Dam Removal"
Ian Miller of Washington Sea Grant will present "Dams and Dirt: The Coastal Response to the Elwha Dam Removal.” Two dams on the Elwha River disrupted the flow of sediment to the Strait of Juan de Fuca for nearly 100 years, contributing to erosion of the Elwha River delta, and altering coastal habitat. Miller will describe how researchers are tracking the response of coastal systems (both physical and biological) and describe their most up-to-date findings.
Elaine Grinnell and Ted Noel present “The Spiritual Aspects of Water.”
Tanya Nobles Presents “Be The Match”
Tanya Nobles of Puget Sound Blood Center will present “Be The Match,” a program on bone marrow donation. Her presentation corresponds to a blood drive on campus.
Heather Johnson-Jock and Family Present “Brick Johnson Totem Pole: The History and the Journey of Restoration.”
The Johnson family will talk about Harris “Brick” Johnson’s connection to Peninsula College and the totem pole raising in the early 1970s as well as the recent restoration of that pole by his family. The Brick Johnson Totem Pole Rededication Ceremony is scheduled for April 29, 2014, on the Peninsula College campus. Reception follows immediately in Peninsula College Longhouse.
PC Spanish professor Dr. Reina Barreto Presents “The Elusive Island: Cuba on the Verge of Change.”
Still inaccessible to many U.S. citizens, Cuba is a country with a rich and vibrant culture. Barreto had the opportunity to travel to Cuba in the spring of 2013 and explore its artistic and cultural capital, Havana. She will share the highlights from her trip with us.
Dr. Tom Grimes and Val Conroy Present “Study Abroad: The Learning Experience of a Lifetime.”
PC philosophy faculty Dr. Tom Grimes and PC International Student & Faculty Services staffer Val Conroy will present “Study Abroad: The Learning Experience of a Lifetime.” Grimes will talk about living in the UK while teaching British philosophy for the London Fall 2012 program, and Conroy will speak on her experience traveling to Latin America as study abroad coordinator for the Costa Rica Summer 2013 group. Upcoming study abroad and scholarship opportunities available through the college will also be presented.
PC English faculty Kate Reavey and Dr. Matt Teorey Present “Bridging Cultures with Poetry.”
They will discuss how famous poets, poets from local tribes, and poets within the class they taught together established understanding and respect across cultures, and how poetry made their students more aware of other perspectives and, most importantly, their own voice and identity.
Josie Gray, “An Irish Painter in Paint, Film, Story and Poetry”
All events are Thursdays from 12:35pm to 1:35pm in the Little Theater.