September 19, 2013
Written by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
Throughout 2013, PCC students have been onsite capturing Southeast’s transition from a center to a comprehensive campus through photography as part of the Community Education class “Building Stories: Photographing PCC Construction.” Students, with full access to the construction sites at Southeast have captured the changes through acrobatic iron workers hanging off of girders to close ups of iron piping to big picture perspectives from the new library’s third floor.
This fall, students will have another opportunity to play a role in documenting the changes at Southeast. The next class begins October 3 and continues through December 12. Students will meet as a class on Thursdays, 10-11:50 am, and have access to the construction sites throughout the week. In the class students will develop and refine their photographic composition skills in the context of a dynamic construction site at Southeast – including the remodeling of the historic 1911 German American Society building along SE Division Street, which just started in earnest this September. The PCC Bond Program and Southeast Center will work with the students to publish their work (print and web) and display their works in our new Southeast buildings. To enter the construction site, all students will participate in a safety orientation tour and wear safety equipment, which Walsh Construction will provide.
This class is a year-long collaboration between PCC Community Education and the PCC Bond Program. Ellen Regal is the class instructor As the students will have access to the construction site throughout the term, there is only room for 10 students – so sign up if you are interested! Use CRN 49062.
PCC’s 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program is increasing opportunities for residents to access quality, affordable higher education close to where they live and work. Additional classrooms, updated equipment and technology, and advanced workforce training programs are helping to pave the way for future employment options. For more information, visit bond.pcc.edu/about.