Registered Nursing Program Pinning CeremonyThe faculty and 2009 graduating class of the College of Marin Registered Nursing Program will hold their annual Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. The traditional Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony is held to observe the completion of the Nursing Education Program and dates back to Florence Nightingale. The pin itself identifies the particular school of nursing that the graduate nurse attended and symbolizes the philosophy, beliefs, and aspirations of the nursing program.
The ceremony is a community celebration of the completion of the nursing program and is evidence of the achievement, learning, and skill that the graduate nurse has attained. You are cordially invited to attend the ceremony with reception following.
Spring Job FairThe COM Job Placement Center and the Employment Development Department are co-hosting the annual Spring Job Fair. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Services Building, near Parking Lot 7. Bay Area employers will be on site to accept resumes and answer questions about employment. Free WI-FI is available.
The Job Placement Center establishes and maintains contacts with businesses in the community to provide students with job leads and internships in various fields. Job placement assistance is available to current students, as well as COM alumni of any age, and community members. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. If you would like additional information, please contact Carol Perez at (415) 485-9410 or stop by the Student Services Center, Room 206.
Innovations Conference at IVCCollege of Marin presents the Innovations Conference on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indian Valley Campus. The day’s events include workshops, demonstrations, and advising in: Automotive programs, Early Childhood Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Emergency Medical Tech, Medical and Dental programs, Multimedia, Court Reporting, Environmental Landscaping, and apprenticeship programs. Come see how College of Marin is leading the way with innovations in career and university transfer programs. For more information please contact by e-mail.
COM Transfer Recognition ReceptionCollege of Marin’s Transfer and Career Center will hold a Transfer Recognition Reception in honor of all those students transferring to a four-year university in fall 2009. The reception will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, at 6 p.m. in the Student Services Building Dining Hall. For more information, please contact the Transfer and Career Center located in the Student Services Center, Room 202 at (415) 485-9671 or by e-mail.
COM Counseling Department Provides Outreach to High SchoolsAs part of continuing outreach services this spring, the College of Marin Outreach Counselor is providing orientations at Marin County high schools to over three hundred seniors. Over the next couple of months, these students will be taking the placement exams at their school, which will be followed by an individual counseling appointment. The Outreach Department’s efforts ensure that students can meet their priority registration date of May 4 for summer and fall 2009 and aids them in starting a successful academic career here at COM.
College of Marin Enhances Emergency Communications with AlertUOn Thursday April 2, 2009, during the brief power outage, hundreds of faculty, staff, and students received a text message on their mobile phone apprising them of the situation through the AlertU system.
AlertU is a web-based emergency text alert notification platform that delivers secure communications to subscribers’ mobile devices designed for K-12 schools, college and university campus communities, and enterprise facility management. Friends and family are also able to receive alert updates. There are no fees to subscribers for enrolling in the service; however, standard text message rates apply.
From a computer:
From your cell phone:
RECOMMENDATION: To make it easier for you to recognize emergency messages, store the number 253788 in your cell phone’s phone book as “AlertU.”
It is expected that in the event of a crisis or emergency, AlertU will greatly help minimize both risk and damage for our students, faculty, and staff. While this service is only one of the many methods that may be needed in getting the word out in a crisis, it should be the most immediate.
College Night with the Oakland A’sYou are invited to the first annual College Night with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 7:05 p.m. The A's will play the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $20 and include a seat in the Plaza Outfield, a $5 food/drink coupon, and a free College Night t-shirt. Please contact Debbie Pratt at (510) 563-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or group ticket purchases. Visit the Oakland A's website to purchase online.
COM Drama Department Presents Charles L. Mee’s Big LoveThe College of Marin Drama Department will present Big Love by Charles L. Mee in the Studio Theatre on the Kentfield Campus April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. and May 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Molly Noble, who directed last season’s smash hit, Dancing at Lughnasa, and who, in addition to her teaching duties at the College of Marin, is also Artistic Director of Porchlight Theatre Company, will direct the show. Tickets for Big Love are $15 general; $10 for students, seniors, and College of Marin employees and alumni. Tickets may be ordered by calling the College of Marin Box Office at (415) 485-9385 or Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.
Rare Opera to be performed by Marin Oratorio ChorusUnder the direction of conductor Boyd Jarrell, and in celebration of his 350th birthday, the one-hundred-voice Marin Oratorio chorus will be performing several works by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, including his only true opera, Dido & Aeneas. Performances will be held Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theater at College of Marin’s Kentfield campus. Suggested donation $20 general; $15 students, staff, seniors, and alumni. All proceeds go to support the programs of Marin Oratorio. Visit Marin Oratorio, or call (415) 485-9687 for information and ticket reservations.
College of Marin to Host NASA ExhibitCollege of Marin will host the exhibit “From Earth to the Universe” in honor of the International Year of Astronomy. The exhibit will be on display from Monday, April 27, to Friday, May 1, 2009, in the first floor of the Learning Resources Center. In an attempt to bring the beauty of astronomy to the public, the exhibit features images taken from both ground- and space-based telescopes. Images were selected to represent the wide range of observations available in modern astronomy and will include planets, comets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and more.
Bookshelves to BroadwayThe College of Marin Dance Department presents "Bookshelves to Broadway" directed and choreographed by Sandi V. Weldon and Musical Director Judy Wiesen. The show transforms great literature – adapting it into Broadway musicals. There will also be songs and dances inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.
The performers come from COM’s hip-hop, tap dance, musical theatre, dancercise classes, and guest artists. Numbers come from classic musicals such as Guys and Dolls, The Wiz, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Women, Chicago, Annie, and more. There will also be a tap number based on a musical about Babe Ruth, a dancercise number from the movie Ten Things I Hate About You (a modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare) and two hip-hop dances. Favorite numbers from the College of Marin Dance Company’s spring concert will also be performed.
Don’t miss this one time only performance on Sunday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building, Kentfield Campus. $5 donation suggested. For more information, please contact Sandi Weldon at (415) 457-8811 ext. 7732. If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail indicating your interest.
COM Music Department Spring ConcertsMusic Department Recital Hour
Piano Repertoire Concerts
Chamber Ensemble Concert
College Chorus and Chamber Singers
COM Symphony Orchestra*
COM Jazz Ensemble
Music Department Recital Hour
Songs by Leonard Bernstein
Contemporary Opera Marin
* Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Note: Due to construction at the College of Marin Campus, parking availability has been reduced. Concertgoers may use Parking Lot 4 (main lot behind Fine Arts Building), Parking Lot 16 (on the corner of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Laurel Ave.), and Parking Lot 2 (Across Sir Francis Drake Blvd., accessed via traffic signaled crosswalk.) Additional parking across campus can be accessed via College Ave. On weekdays and evenings Monday through Thursday, please park in STUDENT parking only, and purchase a daily parking pass from the machine for $3 or risk getting a parking ticket. Parking for events on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays is free.
For additional information on the concerts, call the Music Department at (415) 485-9460 or by e-mail.
June Yokell’s Paintings on display throughout the CommunityCollege of Marin Matriculation Office Technician June Yokell’s paintings will be featured at a number of upcoming art events. Yokell’s work provides a quiet reflection on observations made in the natural world that surrounds us.
Where: The San Rafael Corporate Center
Where: Marin Open Studios
Where: Levy Art and Architecture
Athletics Away Schedule for the Week of April 20:
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Bay Valley Swim & Dive Championships at Solano College
Although Malasky was the lone COM swimmer to qualify for state, College of Marin swim and dive coach Warren Lager stated that Fertani and Dembski each have an outside shot at competing. The state meet begins on Thursday, April 23, in Long Beach.
Have a great week!
Frances L. White, Ph.D.
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