Campuses Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The College of Marin Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 25 through 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The campus will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Donations Requested for COM’s Night of Giving
Associated Students College of Marin (ASCOM) is requesting donations for College of Marin's Annual Night of Giving on Dec. 3, 2010. All types of donations are welcome including: toys, children's books, non-perishable food, gift cards, and gift baskets. This will be a free, fun-filled evening with dinner, gifts, and lots of children's activities. ASCOM hosts this event for our College of Marin low-income students, single parent families, and students in need. Donations support our student leaders' work at the college and may be tax deductible. Thank you for helping our students and the community.
In need of a Christmas gift?
ASCOM is having a drawing valued at $175 for a cheese and wine tasting from A.G. Ferrari Foods. The wine and cheese tasting is for up to 10 people and the funds raised will be used toward the expense of ASCOM’s annual Night of Giving Program for our students and families in need of a positive Christmas with an evening of food for all families in attendance and games and gifts for the children. Tickets for this drawing are $5 each, with the drawing to be held at ASCOM’s meeting on December 9. Buy your tickets in the Student Services Building, Room 250. For more information contact Vickie Lamke at (415) 485-9376.
RN Students and Area Dentists Screen Local Children
There were 230 children screened at College of Marin from the Head Start Program this past Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Children were from the Novato, San Rafael, and Marin City Head Start Centers. The children were between 3 and 4 years old. Dental screening was done by seven volunteer dentists from the community: Dr. Eric Haney, Dr. Emad Elgelvdy, Dr. Eliza Hyatt, Dr. Alan Cascio, Dr. Jim Miller, Dr. Kathleen Bales, and Dr. Mark Hansen.
College of Marin Political Science and History Professor Robert Ovetz, Ph.D. was recently hired as the Outreach and Projects Coordinator with the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) based in Berkeley. ISEC is releasing its new documentary "The Economics of Happiness" in early 2011. Ovetz will be coordinating international media promotions, distribution, and broadcasts. Congratulations, Robert!
We are Thankful for This Year’s Additions to the COMmunity
College of Marin’s families got a little bit bigger this year with the birth of four babies! Math and Sciences Administrative Assistant Carson Riutta gave birth on June 10 to an 8 lb. 9 oz. boy named Eamon Bruce Riutta. And we have three proud fathers: Athletics and PE Director Matt Markovich now has a second daughter, Rubie Michelle Markovich, who was born on Oct. 15, weighing 6lbs. 6oz. and measuring 18.5 inches; Database Administrator Aaron Osheroff’s baby boy Noah Joseph Osheroff, born Nov.14, weighing 4 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 18 inches; and Modern Languages Instructor Michele Martinisi’s baby girl (no name just yet) was born on Nov. 18, weighing 7lbs. 10 ounces.
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.email@example.com. The committee is currently reviewing proposals but will accept submissions through Dec. 7, 2010.
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.
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.
From the rustic pleasures of the village peasants to the noble brilliance of the heavenly chorus, The Seasons represents the culmination of Haydn's long and illustrious career. In Haydn's last great work, the human condition and the passage of time are told through the story of a farmer, his daughter, and her suitor. The old composer's thoughts on mortality, grandeur, and power shine through in some of his most varied and fascinating writing. The 110 voice MARIN ORATORIO chorus and full orchestra will be joined by guest vocal soloists Christa Pfeiffer, Jonathan Smucker, and Jeffrey Fields.
The Sound of Courage
Men’s Basketball Butte Classic Tournament
A. J. Harrison II
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