Public Forums to Discuss New Academic Center, Feb. 1 – Feb. 8The College of Marin modernization team is finalizing selection of an architect to begin the design of a new Academic Center to be located on the corner of Sir Frances Drake Boulevard and College Avenue.
Despite Bad Weather Steel Beams Are Going Up Quickly on New Fine Arts Building in KentfieldDuring the worst rainstorms seen in northern California in many years, contractor Jeff Luchetti Construction began installation of the three-story steel framing for the New Fine Arts Building on the Kentfield campus. This $13 million facility includes a new three-story, 25,000 square-foot Fine Arts Building adjacent to the current arts building. The facility will house the college’s Fine Arts programs – ceramics, sculpture, drawing/painting, jewelry, print-making, art history and related courses. The structure will take advantage of its narrow width to operate on natural ventilation during the temperate season, improving indoor air quality. Large windows will provide ample natural lighting. Native, drought-tolerant landscaping will be used, not only around the building and in the new Arts Plaza connecting the two arts buildings, but also on the green roof. The use of sustainable building practices is concomitant with submission for LEED Silver Certification. Scheduled completion is winter 2011.
Saturday Services Provide Valuable AssistanceSaturday Services is a new pilot initiative. Statistically, students who register late are characteristically at risk of failure. Thus it is important to provide services which position them for success. The Saturday Services pilot offers two Saturdays when Student Services is open for normal business so that students who, because of work or other obligations, have not been able to complete the enrollment process, may do so before classes start. Saturday Services took place this semester the two Saturdays immediately before and after the first day of classes.
The Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid is March 1Students applying for Cal Grants, Marin Education Fund, and College of Marin Foundation scholarships must submit a federal student aid application and supplemental forms prior to March 1 for the spring 2010 semester. Students can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Valentine’s Day ShowThe first Valentine’s Day Show opens today in the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery. Work will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
College of Marin Night in Marin CityOn Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Manzanita Recreation Center, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City, 94966, College of Marin will hold a free informative event on preparing for a successful college experience. Presenters include representatives of Marin City Community Services District; College of Marin Student Services, Academic, and Career Programs; a college student panel, College of Marin Foundation, Marin Education Fund, as well as community and school leaders from Marin City and Marin County.
Sunday SalonThe Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM) and The Lark Theater are pleased to present Sunday Salon, a new film series beginning Feb. 28, 2010. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the festivities include a light continental breakfast, the film followed by a film critic’s commentary, and a question and answer period. The Lark Theater is located in historic downtown Larkspur at 549 Magnolia Avenue, 94939. The series of three films will be held February 28, March 21, and April 18. General tickets are $15 per show or $39 for the entire series. Emeritus members pay $13 per show or $36 for the series. To purchase tickets call The Lark at (415) 924-5111.
New Watercolor Exhibit at Emeritus CenterAn art exhibit of Bay Area artist Julie Cohn's recent watercolors is on display in the Emeritus Center, Student Services Building, Room 146, through March 25. A reception for the artist will be held Feb. 11, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Emeritus Students College of Marin.
Have a great week,
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