Section 125 Benefit Plan – Open Enrollment
The college's Pre-Tax Section 125 program year ends on Dec. 31, 2010. You will be receiving the open enrollment memo for the Section 125 Benefit plan in your campus mail box shortly. Employees who wish to enroll or make changes in their current plan(s) will need to do so by Dec. 14, 2010. Participation in the pre-tax plans is voluntary and the enrollment period is limited to once annually.
January Flex Workshops—Call For Proposals
The Professional Development Committee is calling for proposals for January Flex workshops. In particular, the committee is interested in building the Flex program around the topics identified as top priorities by faculty and staff in last spring's Professional Development Needs Assessment: strategies for student success, SLOs, assessment, CPR, health and wellness and online learning courseware development including Moodle. If you are willing to present a workshop on one of these topics or another topic of interest or suggest a trainer, please e-mail Kathleen Kirkpatrick at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee is currently reviewing proposals but will accept submissions through Dec. 7, 2010.
Head Start on Campus This Week
The Health Science Dept. will be hosting the Head Start Program on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 16 and 17, in Harlan Center. The children arrive by bus and are here for the morning with plenty of adult supervisors. During that time the Registered Nursing students screen the children's health and motor skills and the Dental Assisting students, along with volunteer dentists do dental screening. There may be a little extra noise in the area those mornings—we appreciate everyone's understanding!
Indian Valley Campus Harvest Day Lunch
Mark your calendars for the Harvest Day Lunch on Nov. 18, 2010, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Indian Valley Campus, Building 12, Room 100. (Room 100 is the former Internet Café.) Please bring a donation of canned goods or feel free to make a cash donation. Canned goods and proceeds will be donated to the Marin Food Bank. This event is sponsored by Associated Students College of Marin (ASCOM) and Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM).
Safety on COM Campuses
The campus police department is here to ensure your safety. Throughout the year they come in contact with disruptive students and non-students on campus. If you encounter such a situation the quickest, safest, and most effective way of resolving these disruptions is to call the police dispatch at ext. 7696. A campus police officer will respond and investigate the problem. It is crucial to the success of the investigation, as well as to maintain the privacy of the individual involved, that the officer(s) be allowed to work without interference. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Curriculum and Articulation Technician Tom Hudgen's all-purpose cookbook, The Commonsense Kitchen, was recently reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle and described as the "cream of the Bay Area's new crop of cookbooks." Congratulations, Tom, and continued success to you!
Seasonal Flu Vaccines—Now Only $15
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 Health Center will continue to offer flu shots as long as the supply lasts for $15. Please call (415) 485-9458 for an appointment.
15th Annual Peer Summit
On Fri., Nov. 19, 450 Marin County middle school students will be on campus for the annual Peer Summit, now in its 15th year. Healthy Teens Marin organizes and funds this full-day experience for middle school students who attend interactive workshops on nutrition, relationships, healthy choices, and teen legal rights. Workshops are led by youth and community agencies, and College of Marin ASCOM leaders will facilitate a workshop on college planning. This is the fifth year that COM has hosted this countywide student event.
UC/CSU Application Workshops
The Piano Ensemble class presents a variety of works for one piano, four hands; and two hands. Performance will include works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Fauré, Mahler, Bizet, and many others.
COM Symphony Orchestra
The Community Symphonic Band performs challenging music, which is always well received by our audiences. On this program the band will perform Don Gillis’ Symphony 5 ½, the William Byrd Suite by Gordon Jacob, and Bernstein’s Overture to Candide.
Two Evenings of Chamber Music
College of Marin music students perform in a variety of small ensembles, including trios, quartets and quintets. There will be a different program each evening. Call (415) 485-9460 for program details.
Set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, this play is a quirky, romantic mid-winter dream—a roundelay of vignettes, all set at precisely 9 p.m. on the same night in the depths of winter. Guaranteed to eradicate the blues, this show will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, make you laugh, and make you cry as it explores the mysteries of the human heart.
Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom
This fall’s concert will again add vocal soloists and jazz dancers to the jazz band. Choreographer and COM Dance Instructor David Jones and his students will bring excitement with his interpretations of Jazz and Latin classics. Student vocal soloists from the COM Music Department will be featured on such classic jazz tunes as Chega de Saudade, Fever, and Lush Life.
The Concert Band will perform selections from Aladdin, Prokofiev’s Train Ride, and a suite from the opera Carmen for a noontime audience. Come join us during the lunch hour to hear a selection of musical favorites.
Watercolor Exhibit at Fine Arts Gallery—Final Week
A collection of watercolor landscapes by Caroline Archer, John Cooper, and Barbara Wheeler, are on display through Nov. 18, 2010, at the Fine Arts Gallery. The pieces focus on the magnolias, cypress and gazebo areas at the Marin Art and Garden Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (415) 485-9494.
Men's Basketball Mendocino Tournament
Watch the Board of Trustees Meetings Live
College of Marin Board meetings are now broadcast live at http://www.justin.tv/comtrustees.
A. J. Harrison II
President's Monday Briefing Web Page