Classified staff step up to fill Participatory Governance seats
Educational Planning Committee: Gaylene Urquhart and JRobert Dobbson
New Classified Senate officers elected
Congratulations to the newly elected Classified Senate Officers: Andrea Hunter, President; Xenia Zarrehparvar, Vice President; Kathy Joyner, Secretary; and Nicole Cruz, Treasurer.
Staff Parking Permits
Sign up for COM’s Emergency Notification System, Alert U
You can be notified immediately by text message of campus closures and emergencies by signing up for Alert U, the college’s emergency notification system. Marin Community College District Police Department, with sponsorship from alertu.org, has an emergency SMS messaging platform to enhance communication services during crisis situations. AlertU will allow campus police to broadcast critical information, in real time, to the mobile devices (cell phones, etc.) of all employees and the student body. This is particularly important for those who may be in, or near, a crisis zone. To sign up, go to www.alertu.org/mccd and follow the directions. There is no cost to sign up for this service; however, standard text message rates may apply.
College of Marin student David Abrams, who played Hamlet for us last year, spent the summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying theatre the Russian way with artists from the Moscow Art Theatre. He recently returned home to Marin County, auditioned for, and was cast in the role of Fedotik in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters. Congratulations to David!
College of Marin Veterans Club
Associated Students College of Marin (ASCOM) has a new club that is the first of its kind on campus. The COM Veterans Club was recently established to support student veterans by connecting them to resources, creating a community, and helping them transition into college. For information about meetings or general club questions please contact Brittany Bartges at (706) 831-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasonal Flu Shots
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. For most people the flu lasts only a few days and includes symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. By getting vaccinated you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. The College of Marin Health Center will be offering seasonal flu shots for $20. Clinic dates are as follows:
Kentfield Campus, Health Services Portable
Indian Valley Campus, AS 121
The Health Center is not a Medicare provider and is not able to bill insurance plans. Anyone wishing to receive a shot must be 18 years of age or older. For more information call (415) 485-9458.
Come join your fellow book lovers on the second Friday of the month at College of Marin’s Emeritus Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Book Banter. Often we get really excited—enamored—delighted—by something we are reading and are eager to talk about it and share it with friends. This is your chance. Reading a short passage from your selection will be encouraged. All sorts of book shares are welcome. The idea is to stimulate each other and enjoy a lively discussion. Bring your own lunch and spend part of the afternoon talking about one of your favorite books or authors. Future dates are Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. Book Banter will continue January through June 2011. Non-Emeritus members are welcome. Call Karen Hemmeter at (415) 883-9120 or Len Pullan at (415) 381-6952 with questions; otherwise just show up!
The Emeritus Students College of Marin and The Lark Theater are pleased to continue the film series, Sunday Salon, at the Lark Theater in historic downtown Larkspur. The festivities include a light continental breakfast, then a screening of the film followed by commentary with question and answer period. The film will not be announced in advance to add to the intrigue. Bernice Baeza, Executive Director of the Lark Theater and film marvel, will find the best and most interesting selection to offer that will open viewer’s eyes and minds to something that was missed the first time around.
On Monday, Sept. 20, College of Marin will welcome historian Dr. Patricia Sullivan as we celebrate Constitution Day. Dr. Sullivan will be speaking about civil rights lawyers, the Constitution, and the transformation of America. The presentation will be held at the Kentfield Campus in Olney Hall 96 at 11:30 a.m. All students and the campus community are welcomed. Instructors in related subjects are invited to encourage their students to attend.
College of Marin Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
College of Marin will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting several films as part of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Four films will be shown over a two day period from September 22 to September 23, in Olney Hall 96 at the Kentfield Campus. The San Francisco Latino Film Festival hosted by College of Marin is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public free of charge. For more information contact Director of Student Affairs Dr. Arnulfo Cedillo at (415) 485-9375.
The College of Marin will be holding its Annual Transfer Day on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Building dining area. This event is a great opportunity for students, parents, academic advisors and the community to meet representatives from
Music Department Faculty Recital
WRACK skirts the boundaries of an ever-evolving tradition hovering at the crossroads of other traditions. It is both a chamber ensemble with a highly unusual instrumentation and a book of compositions tailor-made for the personalities of its members. While the compositions’ melodic and contrapuntal content is reminiscent of European-American classical modernism, their modular structures and improvisational procedures are heavily indebted to the innovation of the African-American Creative Music continuum.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Fine Arts Gallery is featuring new work by Jason Dunn in the exhibition Sculptures and Vessels now through Sept. 23, 2010. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Andrea Antonaccio at (415) 485-9493 for more information.
The College of Marin Emeritus Center is sponsoring an exhibition titled Currents featuring paintings by Sharon Paster now through Sept. 20 in the Student Services Building, Room 148. The Emeritus Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (415) 485-9368 for more information.
Men’s Soccer vs. Hartnell College
Al J. Harrison II
President's Monday Briefing Web Page