Monday, April 11, 2011

New pedestrian signals installed around campus

If you've crossed at the corner of 11th and Yakima lately, then you may have noticed the new countdown pedestrian signal flashing as you cross the street. These new signals allow pedestrians to gauge how much time they have to cross the street safely.

In an effort to improve safety, the City of Tacoma has installed several countdown signals around the Downtown Campus. Since last week, new signals have cropped up at the intersections of Yakima Avenue and South 9th, 10th and 11th streets.

To learn more about how these new signals work, visit the City of Olympia's Pedestrian Countdown Signal webpage. A special thank you to Disability Support Services for suggesting that the city install updated signals to help people with disabilities safely cross streets surrounding the campus.

Occupational Therapy Assistant hosts Open House

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program will host an Open House on Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students and staff are invited to drop by to see the new program and learn more about occupational therapy. Watch demonstrations and participate in a variety of hands-on activities to learn about what an Occupational Therapy Assistant does.

The OTA program is located at the Downtown Campus in the east annex, Room E203 across from the Dental Assisting and Practical Nurse programs.

Summer Class Schedules are here!

Summer Class Schedules have been delivered on campus and mailed to the community. You can also check out the college's summer offerings here.