At COM’s Diamond PE Center Going Green Means Earning LEED Gold
College of Marin officials learned last week that the newly modernized Irwin P. Diamond Physical Education Center has earned LEED Gold.
The Diamond Physical Education Center earned high points for optimizing energy performance in the new facility, which is now generating about 50 percent of its own electricity from a photo voltaic array, using solar thermal power to heat water, and includes other energy saving features in its new mechanical systems.
COM earned additional LEED credits for a number of environmentally friendly features, including:
Achieving a high LEED designation is no small feat. Much praise for achieving LEED gold for the new center goes to the design, construction, and management teams that completed the project, including Kwan Henmi Architecture, San Francisco, CA; Alten Construction, Richmond, CA; Swinerton Management & Consulting, San Francisco, CA; and COM’s own Director of Modernization V-Anne Chernock. The faculty, staff and students contributed their time and ideas during the design process and also deserve a share of the credit for their patience and good work. This is a tremendous accomplishment for all involved and a great testament to the leadership and vision of our Board of Trustees who made green building a high priority. Congratulations to all!
Board of Trustees Member Elected As New President of APAHE
The Registered Nursing Program is pleased to announce the continuing approval of their program by the Board of Registered Nursing at the Nursing Education and Licensing Committee on February 25, 2010. Every eight years the nursing education faculty and the program director complete a self study which is a rigorous review process to ensure that the program is in compliance with state or California Board rules and regulations. Two board consultants visited the school and clinical facilities and spoke with students, faculty, and college administrators to validate the self evaluation.
Educational Excellence Innovation Fund is now Accepting Proposals
Earth Day Marin at College of Marin
There will be a Know Your Local Food System Forum at 2 p.m. presented by Good Earth Natural Foods and UncleMindee.com. There will also be additional forums on green careers, green building and transportation. Local chefs will be on site, and there will be plenty of kid’s activities, animation, eco-aerobics, hands-on fun, and exhibition booths. Don’t miss the Iron Chef Competition featuring Whole Foods chefs. Food by Good Earth Natural Foods and Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods.
This event is presented by Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Next Generation, Hannah Doress Events, College of Marin Students for Social Responsibility, and MarinLink. Leading sponsors include Good Earth Natural Foods, Whole Foods Markets, Seventh Generation, Marin Community Foundation, County of Marin Board of Supervisors, Green Ideals Branding and Marketing, Revolutionary Green, Marin Magazine, Pacific Sun, Local Music Vibe, and IsBridge.com Access Database Development. For more information visit http://www.EarthDayMarin.org
Three of Our Own Will Present at Earth Day Marin
Director of Modernization V-Anne Chernock will be participating in a panel discussion on Building Green, highlighting Measure C. Panel will be moderated by Andres Edwards.
Green Transportation Talk on Earth Day
College of Marin to Host Annual Spring Job Fair
The COM Job Placement Center establishes and maintains contacts with businesses in the community to provide students with job leads and internships in various fields. Assistance is available to current students, as well as COM alumni of any age and community members. The Job Placement Center is located at the Kentfield Campus in the Student Services Center, Room 206. For more information about the Job Fair please contact Carol Perez at (415) 485-9410.
Transportation Technology Education ComplGrand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Transfer Recognition Reception
Come celebrate our students’ academic achievement. Please confirm your attendance by e-mailing Emy Bagtas at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, May 7. For more information call (415) 485-9671.
College and University Representatives on Campus in April
The following college and university representatives will be on campus during the month of April. Talking with them is a great way to learn more about the different colleges and universities as well as getting answers to your questions. Appointments are required. Students may schedule an appointment at the Transfer Center in Student Services, Room 202, or contact (415) 485-9671.
Fine Art Pin-Up Show
Marin Art and Music Alliance Presents Free Concert Series
House Party Boogie
Pool Boy Chuck Steed
The Bob Hill Band
Frederic Chopin & Robert Schumann
College of Marin faculty members Boyd Jarrell, baritone, and Paul Smith, piano, are joined by Marin County violinist and conductor George Thomson in a concert celebrating the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. Works include Schumann’s violin sonata opus 121, piano preludes and Scherzo No. 2 of Chopin and Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe.
Piano Repertoire Concert
The Piano Repertoire and Interpretation class will present movements from 25 piano concertos in two 90-minute concerts. Performances will include masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Saint-Saens, McDowell, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Poulenc, Gershwin, Prokofieff, Khachaturian, Shostakovich, Barber, and others.
Two Evenings of Chamber Music
College of Marin music students perform in small ensembles including Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 135, Brahms Two Songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, Dvo?ák Piano Quintet, and Schumann Fairy Tales. There will be a different program each evening. Call (415) 485-9460 for program details.
'59 Pink Thunderbird – Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star
April 30, May 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m.
It’s a hot afternoon in Maynard, Texas, where the “girls” are folding laundry, sipping bourbon, and sharing local gossip. That same evening, a trio of Texas good-ole-boys are drinking beer and trading tall tales behind a local bar. The comic intertwining of the two scenarios make for a very funny, delightful evening of theatre.
Director Jeffrey Bihr last directed Born Yesterday for COM. In addition to his teaching duties here at College of Marin, he also teaches and performs at Stanford University as well as with other local companies such as American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, and the Aurora Theatre.
Men’s Baseball vs. Yuba College
Women’s Softball vs. Los Medanos College (double header)
Swimming and Diving – Bay Valley Conference Championships
Track and Field – April Harlan Anderson Invitational
Results from Johnny Mathis Invitational Meet:
Have a great week,
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