Finally—the California Legislature Approves the 2010-11 State Budget
Following 100 days, during an all-night session that started at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 and concluded on Friday, Oct. 8, the State legislature approved the 2011-12 budget. According to California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott, the budget includes an amount of good news for our system providing funds for greater growth in 2010-11 and expanding workforce training programs. However, the budget defers $189 million of the money promised until the next fiscal year.
The budget plan for community colleges includes:
The specific effects of this budget on COM will not be known until the CCCCO completes its analysis in upcoming weeks. While COM is a basic aid district deriving much of its funding from local tax dollars, we also receive significant state funding for our categorical programs. To the extent that categorical payments are deferred, the college’s cash flow will be impacted. The result of deferring funding will place a burden on college districts to either borrow funds or use reserves until the State makes funding available next year.
The bad news for the State of California is that 2011-12 budget is expected to begin with at least a $10 billion deficit, which will likely result in more budget planning pain for the state legislature next year.
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College of Marin Child Development Program Sponsors Child Care Food Program
The founder of the College of Marin Italian studies program, Kathryn “Kathy” Freschi, was recognized last Friday by the Cristoforo Colombo Club of Marin for her lifelong service to the Italian community. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes Freschi’s pioneering work in the Italian community and her 30 years of commitment and passion for all things Italian, said long-time friend and colleague, Lido Cantarutti, a part-time Italian teacher at College of Marin, who presented Freschi with the club honor at a luncheon at the San Rafael Community Center. Freschi who has served as a dean of the non-credit Community Education and Services Program and chair of the Modern Languages Department, helped develop new disciplines of Japanese, Chinese and American Sign Language as well as launch the Study Abroad program on campus. Although not of Italian heritage she has devoted most of her life to studying the language and culture. Congratulations, Kathy!
Job Placement Center Hosts Information Session with Westamerica Bank
Modern Languages Department Hosts CCCFLC Conference
UC/CSU Application Workshops
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Disability History Summit and Webinar
In recognition of the first annual Disability History Week in California, College of Marin and the Marin Center for Independent Living will hold a Disability History Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kentfield Campus in the Student Services Building, Deedy Staff Lounge. The summit includes a screening of the award-winning documentary Disability Culture Rap. The documentary exposes participants to the culture and pride of people with disabilities. The discussion and documentary will be broadcast live via the Web so that attendees may participate. Following the screening and webinar there will be exciting speakers on disability rights, and local organizations will speak about recreation opportunities available to individuals with disabilities in the Bay Area. All participants will have an opportunity to view a nationally renowned Disability History Exhibit produced by Advocating Change Together. The exhibit is a 22-panel collage that traces 3,000 years of seldom-told history of people with disabilities. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P to Jessie Sandoval at (415) 459-6245 ext. 27 or email@example.com. For reasonable accommodations please contact Chris Schultz at least 7 days prior to the summit at (415) 485-9601.
COM Basketball Players will Recycle Electronic Goods
On Oct. 23, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the College of Marin Men’s Basketball Program will be holding a fundraiser event on the Kentfield Campus. Members of the community are welcome to bring their electronic goods and appliances to the recycling center that will be set up in Parking Lot 10, behind the Diamond P.E. Center. Electronic recycling involves anything that can be plugged into an electrical outlet. Items that cannot be accepted are batteries, and units containing Freon or liquid mercury. A small donation of your choice would be greatly appreciated when you drop off your recycled units. For more information please contact Bruce T. Furuya at (415) 485 9309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Sale and Open Farm Celebration
On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. COM will host a plant sale and open farm celebration at the IVC Organic Farm and Garden. In addition to sales and other fun activities, there will be live music with the trio Wagon. Families, friends, student and all are invited to attend the event featuring plant and produce sales, live music, fruit tastings, bouquet-making, and tours—fun for the whole family! For more information: email@example.com or (415) 720-2051. Plants and produce for sale include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, parsley, herbs, perennial flowers, sweet pie pumpkins, lettuce, kale, chard, winter squash, tomatoes, corn, and more.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Contemporary Opera Marin
Men’s Soccer vs. Contra Costa College
Women’s Soccer vs. Contra Costa College
Women’s Volleyball vs. Napa Valley College
Former COM Employee Passed Away Last Week
Former employee Geraldine Pawlowski passed away on Oct. 3, 2010. “Geri” worked in the office of Academic Affairs for 28 years. She retired on Nov. 11, 2005. Per Geri’s wishes there will not be a service.
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