Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2021 5:00pm
The SSJ Archive - Spring and Summer 2021
SSJ August 2021
Feature: Free Textbooks
SSJ July 2021
Feature: Q&A with PPCC President Dr. Lance Bolton
SSJ June 2021
Feature: Campus improvment updates and tuition news
SSJ 04/26 - 05/13
April 26, 2021
Feature: Commencement. We will be having two celebrations to honor our grads, the Drive-In Grad Walk and the Virtual Commencement Ceremony.
SSJ 04/12 - 04/25
April 12, 2021
Feature: Vote for your new student government representatives and on the Green Campus fee which would permanently support conservation efforts at the college.
SSJ 03/29 - 04/11
March 29, 2021
Feature: PPCC’s Art Gallery, Dance, and Theatre Departments come together to create this thoughtprovoking visual art exhibit, live dance performance, and one-act play.
SSJ 03/15 - 03/28
March 15, 2021
Feature: Check out the work of PPCC's talented photography students in a community exhibit.
SSJ 03/01 - 03/14
March 1, 2021
Feature: PPCC celebrates Womxn's History Month. Womxn around the region shared their stories and offer their diverse perspectives on various topics.
SSJ 02/15 - 02/28
February 15, 2021
Feature: We know how economically challenging life can be right now, and we're here to help. PPCC has partnered with local organizations and our students to provide you with these valuable services.
SSJ 02/01 - 02/14
February 1, 2021
Feature: February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
SSJ 01/20 - 01/31
January 20, 2021
Feature: Welcome back students. This semester's Welcome Week theme is Wonderland.
The SSJ Archive - Spring and Summer 2020
Digital Edition - 6
July 1, 2020
Feature: Get out to a free double feature for one night only at the Pikes Peak Drive-in. Enjoy a family movie followed by a horror comedy. There will be a food truck with runners to your car. Bathrooms available inside.
Digital Edition - 5
June 2, 2020
Feature: Our college had already been feeling a weight of great responsibility, training nurses and other healthcare workers during a global pandemic. Now, during a national uprising, perhaps a revolution, the weight of that responsibility has gotten monumentally heavier, as we teach tomorrow’s police officers, historians, citizens.
Digital Edition - 4
May 11, 2020
Feature: Join us for PPCC's first Virtual Commencement to support our PPCC graduates who made it through during this extraordinary time.
Digital Edition - 3
April 27, 2020
Feature: Remote Learning Will Continue Through Spring - In light of Gov. Polis' Safer at Home guidelines, PPCC will continue to provide the vast majority of our classes remotely through the rest of the semester.
Digital Edition - 2
April 13, 2020
Feature: Students, please send us a video about somebody who's helping you get through, about your struggles and successes, about your hopes and dreams.
Digital Edition - 1
Feature: Letter from Dr. Bolton concerning PPCC's response to COVID-19.
Vol. 12, Issue 4
March 2 - 15, 2020
Feature: Schedule an Appointment With Your Academic Advisor: Class registration opens March 16 for the summer and fall semesters. The Advising & Testing Office is now scheduling appointments to meet with your academic advisor. Log into navigate.ppcc.edu or stop by Advising & Testing to make an appointment today.
Volume 12, Issue 3
February 17 - March 1, 2020
Feature: Black Student Union Campus Forum: "De’von Bailey—Where Do We Go from Here?" How do we hold our police accountable? Are we safe? How do we prevent another loss of life? Join the discussion with our local police. Free food.
Volume 12, Issue 2
February 3 - 16, 2020
Feature: Black History Month - Each year we commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation and community made by people of African descent. PPCC's Black Student Union and Office of DEI partner up this year to kick off the month.
Volume 12, Issue 1
January 22 - February 2, 2020
Feature: Welcome Back Students! Take advantage of these fun and helpful activities to jumpstart your semester.
The SSJ Archive - Spring and Summer 2019
Volume 10, Issue 10
Feature: This month, the Downtown Studio Art Gallery will feature fantastic works from the previous scholastic year of PPCC Photography and Multimedia Graphic Design Student. The exhibit includes large format, digital and printed images.
Volume 10, Issue 9
Feature: There's a healthcare worker shortage in our community, and PPCC is working to change that. The new Center for Healthcare Education & Simulation is located just north of our Rampart Range Campus. It will house the nursing, surgical technology, pharmacy tech, EMS, dental assisting and medical assisting programs and an interdisciplinary simulation lab, the only one like it in the region.
Volume 10, Issue 8
April 22-May 8, 2019
Feature: PPCC is committed to creating a more sustainable world. You too can play a crucial role every day. Participate in these upcoming events and learn more at ppcc.edu/sustain.
Volume 10, Issue 7
April 8-21, 2019
Feature: The Theatre Department presents a classic William Shakespeare comedy filled with love triangles, disguises, mischief, pirates, music and yellow stockings. The more tangled the knot, the more delicious the unraveling.
Volume 10, Issue 6
March 25-April 7, 2019
Feature: This 10,000 square-foot building is located across Sierra Madre, west of the main Downtown Studio buildings. It will house a black box theatre, dance rehearsal and performance space and an expanded art gallery. Studio West will help PPCC become part of the thriving downtown arts scene.
Volume 10, Issue 5
Feature: What Is The American Dream? Student presentations, discussion and art. Share your perspective.
Volume 10, Issue 4
February 25-March 10, 2019
Feature: Arnie the Aardvark has been PPCC's unique mascot since the early 70s. Vote to keep Arnie the Aardvark as our mascot, or suggest a new one.
Volume 10, Issue 3
Feature: Journalist, humanitarian and activist Shaun King will speak about racism as one of the most pressing problems of our time while urging us all to be better at moving toward a just world.
Volume 10, Issue 2
January 28 - February 10, 2019
Feature: This month PPCC honors the history and contributions of African Americans in our community and the country. Join us for these very special events.
Volume 10, Issue 1
January 14-27, 2019
Feature: Welcome week. Grab survival bags and free T-shirts ($5 for employees) and enjoy the film "Guardians of the Galaxy." Visit the Club & Service Fair to check out all the clubs to join and support services available for your success.
The SSJ Archive - Spring 2018
Volume 8, Issue 8
April 23 - May 6, 2018
Feature: Congratulations to the 2017- 2018 Graduates! Attend the graduation on May 12th and get your name in the program.
Volume 8, Issue 7
April 9 - 22, 2018
Feature: "The Trojan Women" is a Greek Tragedy, preformed with a female-lead cast. It takes places at the Centennial Campus Theater on April 12 - 21.
Volume 8, Issue 6
March 26 - April 8, 2018
Feature: The Community Resource Fair teaches students ways they can help their community with many things including Housing and Childcare.
Volume 8, Issue 5
March 12 - 25, 2018
Feature: Get on Board is an initiative & vote for PPCC students to be granted unlimited access to Mountain Metro Transit for a $10 fee per student.
Volume 8, Issue 4
February 26 - March 11, 2018
Feature: Get Your Arts On! Acclaimed musicians and artists will be guests at PPCC in order to educate and entertain us with their respective crafts.
Volume 8, Issue 3
February 12 - 25, 2018
Feature: Celebrate Black History Month 2018 with several activities throughout the month that help explore the theme of "African Americans in Times of War".
Volume 8, Issue 2
January 29 - February 11, 2018
Feature: The Club & Resource Fair will assist you in getting to know all the ways you can make your time at PPCC fun and successful.
Volume 8, Issue 1
January 15 - 28, 2018
Feature: New PPCC Programs gives the students even more choices in what career path to choose. These programs will train you for high-demand fields.
The SSJ Archive - Fall 2020
SSJ 11/30 - 12/14
November 30, 2020
Feature: Still/Moving | Launching Friday, Dec. 4, this collaborative multi-discipline project combines dance, visual arts, music, and theatre.
SSJ 11/16 - 11/29
November 16, 2020
Feature: Native American Heritage Month - Join us for a virtual roundtable conversation to honor all native peoples and specifically, Native American communities in our area. Panelists, including students, will discuss heritage, families, values, joys, and concerns.
SSJ 11/2 - 11/15
November 2, 2020
Feature: Join PPCC's Department of Military and Veterans as we pay tribute to all American veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
SSJ 10/19 - 11/1
October 19, 2020
Feature: Join us for socially distanced Halloween programming for all ages. Hosted by Student Life's Student Activities Board.
SSJ 10/5 - 10/18
October 5, 2020
Feature: So much divides us as a nation, and those divisions certainly exist in our college. But there's also much that unites us, including the belief in education. As a college, we are fiercely dedicated to the idea that being better informed makes us better citizens.
SSJ 9/21 - 10/4
September 21, 2020
Feature: Explore the works of PPCC's dedicated educators who, in their own right, are unique and creative artists within our community. This is the first exhibit in the new Studio West building and part of the Downtown Partnership's First Friday Art Tour.
SSJ 9/8 - 9/20
September 8, 2020
Feature: Family Drive-In Movie Night Bring the whole family for dancing, food and movie fun. Food trucks available. Hosted by Student Life and the Child Development Center.
SSJ 8/24 - 9/6
August 24, 2020
Feature: Student Life presents an interactive virtual experience to inspire and motivate you!
The SSJ Archive - Fall 2019
Volume 11, Issue 8
Feature: Enjoy the Arts at PPCC - Take a study break and let PPCC Music, Dance and Art Students show off their talents.
Volume 11, Issue 7
Feature: PPCC Theatre Department presents "The Wolves" A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, Sarah DeLappe’s play explores the life and times of nine American girls on a competitive indoor soccer team. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big life questions and wages tiny personal battles with all the attitude and spark of a pack of adolescent warriors. "The Wolves" is a peek into the brains and hearts of these girls through their real-life unfiltered conversations.
Volume 11, Issue 6
Feature: PPCC honors all who served. Events sponsored by PPCC's Expressive Arts Project, Military & Veterans Programs and Art Gallery.
Volume 11, Issue 5
Feature: Spring Class Registration is Open - Do you have a degree plan yet?
Yes--- Register early at navigate.ppcc.edu to get the classes and schedule you really want.
No---Just log onto navigate.ppcc.edu and select "Appointments" to meet with your academic advisor.
For more info, visit Advising and Testing at ppcc.edu/advising
Volume 11, Issue 4
Feature: Bike ACROSS (or under) ACADEMY – SAFELY! From Oct. 7-25, PikeRide is offering PPCC students a free three-week trial of electric-assisted bikes to be used on the trail from the Centennial Campus, under Academy Boulevard, to the Highlands Shopping Center. Get discounts at restaurants for biking there. Details: ppcc.edu/sustainability/pike-ride
Volume 11, Issue 3
Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month. Real Talk Women's Forum: Latinas on Campus and in the Community, Film Screening: Latin History for Morons featuring John Leguizamo, Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Volume 11, Issue 2
Feature: Global Village Roundtables. Join in on these student-led weekly discussions on global, cultural and student topics. It's a great way to build a shared understanding with your fellow students while exploring our global community.
Volume 11, Issue 1
Feature: Last semester students voted to keep PPCC's humble and beloved mascot Arnie the Aardvark. Since Arnie is nearly fifty years old, he needed an update. The college worked with Student Life and a professional illustrator to give him a new look... and here he is! Download his image at ppcc.edu/logos
The SSJ Archive - Fall 2018
Volume 9, Issue 8
December 34 - 19, 2018
Feature: De-Stress Fest. Relax and revive during finals with fun activities including comedy coffee breaks, survival kits, Wii gameplay, a film screening of The Grinch, pancake day, and pictures with Santa.
Volume 9, Issue 7
November 19-December 3,2018
Feature: Spring enrollment is in full swing, and registering now will make it easier to get the classes you want. You don’t need to wait until your current classes are over before registering for spring.
Volume 9, Issue 6
Feature: PPCC honors all who have served. This year's celebration also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Volume 9, Issue 5
October 22 - November 4, 2018
Feature: Students can win a 1-year membership from PikeRide, Colorado Springs' new bike share program, by achieving the most miles and trips in one week.
Volume 9, Issue 4
October 8 - 21, 2018
Feature: The Shadows. Don't miss this visual exploration of the taboos surrounding mental health and artistic expression in various mediums by Colorado artist Matte Refic.
Volume 9, Issue 3
September 24 - October 7, 2018
Feature: PPCC Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary. We started as El Paso Community College in 1968 and have been turning dreams into careers ever since.
Volume 9, Issue 2
September 10 - 23, 2018
Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Volume 9, Issue 1
August 27 - September 9, 2018
Feature: College bus pass program. All PPCC students can ride any Metro Mountain Bus any time for any purpose with a swipe of their PPCC student ID.