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Mónica Mayer, ‘El Tendedero’ (‘The Clothesline’), Los Angeles, 1979. Photo by Víctor Lerma
Mónica Mayer, ‘El Tendedero’ (‘The Clothesline’), Los Angeles, 1979. Photo by Víctor Lerma
Mexican feminist artist and activist to speak at Women in Art Lecture Series in Portland (Photo) - 10/18/18

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College and Portland State University are hosting Mónica Mayer, a Mexican feminist artist and activist, for the annual Portland Women in Art Lecture Series.

Mayer will give a public lecture and host an art exhibition as part of the seventh annual Portland Women in Art Lecture Series (PWALS). The goal of PWALS is to present important women in the visual arts to the students and faculty of PCC and PSU, as well as to Portland audiences. It focuses on pioneering feminist artists and younger women significant in the fields of art and art history.

Mayer will speak at Portland State University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Lincoln Recital Hall (LH75), 1620 S. Park Ave. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The lecture “Translocal Translations, Feminist Art in Contemporary Mexico (Traducciones translocales, Arte feminista en el México contemporáneo)” will be in English.

“I'm very excited to be in Portland for the first time, working with some of my favorite art audiences: college students and young kids,” Mayer said.

Her exhibition “Mónica Mayer: Translocal Translations, 1978 - 2018” features work from the past four decades, including video, photography, and archives of her performance art and social practices. Visitors will be able to engage in cultural critique through interactive activities in the gallery. Mayer will lead a walk-through of the exhibition at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Paragon Gallery, Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.).

The gallery will be open noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m., on Saturdays for viewing of her exhibit, which runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 15. Gallery materials will be in English and in Spanish, and a bilingual catalogue will be produced documenting the exhibition and artist events.

For decades, Mónica Mayer’s work in performance, drawing, photography, and social practice has been engaged with feminist issues. The internationally acclaimed feminist artist has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe. Mayer is known for pioneering feminist projects such as El Tendedero (The Clothesline), recreated repeatedly since its first iteration in Mexico City in 1978 and proving the continued relevance of the social issues she engages. Her work has been shown internationally for decades, notably in historic survey exhibitions such as “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” and “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985.”

PWALS receives funding from Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Community College and Portland State University.

Lincoln Recital Hall (LH75) at Portland State University is ADA accessible. For other accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center (drcterp@pdx.edu or 503-725-6504) by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

 

About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 73,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/

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An Education with a Kick (and a Punch) (Photo) - 10/16/18

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nurses are known for their strong sense of compassion and caring. But you wouldn’t want to mess with aspiring nurse Mare Cox.

The Portland Community College transfer student started this academic year as a first-year nursing student at Oregon Health & Science University and is known for dishing out kicks and punches in addition to excellent health care. Cox worked her way through lower division credits at PCC while honing her martial arts skills to prepare for her application to the OHSU’s School of Nursing. From anatomy and physiology to chemistry to, yes, martial arts, the college got her ready for her next stage of her academic journey.

“Ever since I was little girl I enjoyed science and connecting with people on a human level,” said Cox, a Hillsboro resident. “Nursing is the perfect career for me.”

But you might think, “Why martial arts?” It doesn’t exactly go with biology, chemistry or any of your normal science classes. Cox actually credits the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu course she took as part of her physical education option as the class that best prepared her for the high-pressure nursing career. Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The sport is based on the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique and leverage.

“That class was the most life changing thing for me,” Cox beamed. “It taught me to fight through challenges so I could reach my goals. It was amazing.”

Cox joined the team at Impact Jiu Jitsu in Hillsboro and took up Muay Thai and boxing, and is working her way up through the ranks. It all connects, she said, to her studies and career plans as nurses need to be strong and able to defend themselves in highly emotional emergency situations.

Cox excelled at PCC. Her last two years at the college included regular appearances on the President and Vice President’s academic lists. Cox, who is Cherokee Indian, even earned three PCC Foundation scholarships — one focused on minority students — to boost her success. In addition to her lower division requirements, she also earned an phlebotomy certification through the CLIMB Center, which allowed her to work part-time at Providence Health & Services.

After completing her lower division coursework this past spring at PCC with a sparkling 3.8 grade-point average, Cox applied for OHSU’s vaunted School of Nursing. The bachelor’s of science program is hard to get into with high entrance standards and expectations of its students. But soon after graduating from PCC, Cox got the acceptance letter in the mail that she was accepted into the 2021 nursing cohort and was able to start classes there this fall.

“Getting accepted to OHSU is one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced,” said Cox, who wants to become a nurse practitioner. “I had to re-read it to make sure I was reading it correctly. I just felt overwhelmed with excitement, joy and gratitude in that moment.”

For her complete story, visit: https://www.pcc.edu/news/2018/10/mare-cox/

 

About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 73,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/

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Media Advisory: Manufacturing industry leaders join forces with the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center to host 'Makers Gone Pro West' - 09/27/18

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. – Mark your calendar and plan to stop by “Makers Gone Pro West,” an engaging and educational event hosted by regional industry, education and workforce development partners and the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center!

WHO:

Participation and support for the event come from Autodesk, Blount, Daimler, Evraz, Letica, Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Northwest Oregon Works, Oregon Aero, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Rightline, Silver Eagle, Sport Copter, Sen. Betsy Johnson and the Portland Community College Foundation, in addition to area high school robotics teams, the Boeing Tech Prep Program, OMIC R&D partners and OMIC training center partners from PCC.

WHAT:

Attendees can experiment with 3D printers, laser cutters, robots and virtual welding, to better understand the world of making things! And on-site workshops will provide an opportunity to learn how these activities relate to the region’s robust manufacturing sector, offering high-demand, high-wage and high-skill employment!

WHEN:

Friday, Oct. 5

12:30-2:15 p.m. -- K-12 education partners.

3-6 p.m.-- Local community.

WHERE:

OMIC Research and Development Center

33701 Charles T. Parker Way

Scappoose, OR, 97056

Access to OMIC R&D has temporarily changed due to construction to replace the road. Access to our facility is now diverted through the Scappoose Sand & Gravel pit on NE Crown Zellerbach Road to the OMIC facility. Take Highway 30 to 33485 NE Crown Zellerbach Logging Road and there will be signs directing drivers through the gravel pit to the 33701 Charles T. Parker Way location. Access from West Lane Road is closed.

DETAILS:

In collaboration with regional industry, education and workforce development partners, OMIC has created a first-ever event for Columbia County -- “Makers Gone Pro West” -- offering fun, creative, hands-on activities for attendees to learn about the manufacturing industry, a vibrant field offering professional growth and opportunity.

“Makers Gone Pro West” got its start from an event in East Multnomah County that was launched in 2014 to expose youth to modern manufacturing career pathways and share the value that manufacturing adds to the U.S. economy. Both events support “National Manufacturing Day,” which takes place annually in early October and touts the advanced and expanding manufacturing sector across the country.

Additionally, “Makers Gone Pro West” will showcase the vision and programs at OMIC, while regional manufacturing partners will describe their companies’ work and career opportunities.

The event is free and open to the public from 3-6 p.m. Parking is available on site; follow directional signs.

About OMIC Research and Development:

OMIC R&D is a world-class collaborative environment bringing together industry, higher education and government in partnership to develop new tools, techniques and technologies to address near-term manufacturing challenges through applied research and advanced technical training. OMIC R&D is modeled after the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) in partnership with Boeing in Sheffield, England. The OMIC R&D collaborative partnership is located in Scappoose, Oregon in a facility owned and administered by the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech). For more information visit www.OMIC.us

About the OMIC Training Center:

Fall 2020 is the estimated launch date of Portland Community College’s training center in Columbia County, focused on advanced manufacturing and offering programs using an apprenticeship model. The center is part of the regional OMIC project in Scappoose, which seeks to combine applied research and development and workforce training to serve the region’s advanced manufacturers, and create economic mobility for area residents to access living wage careers in the metals manufacturing industry. Until the training center’s opening, courses will be taught in its temporary space at Scappoose High School.

Through its training center, the college will offer such programs as Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operation, Machining, Welding and Mechatronics. Its programs will be based on an apprenticeship standard, such that students can complete an associate degree or certificate leading to an advanced degree. Emphasis will be placed on craftsmanship, professionalism, and placing graduates into high-wage, high-demand advanced manufacturing jobs – a sector whose future looks very bright in Oregon.

 

About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 73,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/