Welcome to Our New Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon
It has been a great honor serving as your Superintendent/President over the past months. Our new Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon will begin his tenure this week on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Faculty and staff are invited to attend an informal reception welcoming Dr. Coon on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery at the Kentfield Campus. Faculty and staff also will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Coon on Dec. 14 during the grand opening celebration for the new building at the Indian Valley Campus with tours beginning at 3 p.m. and the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. in rooms MB 116 and MB 118. I will return to my previous role as Vice President of College Operations on Dec. 1. Thank you again for your support during this transitional period and for all that you do every day for our students and the community that we serve.
Iraq Veteran’s Film Shorts Portray Realities of Coming Home from War
Veterans returning home from the war will be the central theme of a benefit student film screening hosted by the College of Marin Drama Club Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in Olney Hall on the Kentfield Campus. A panel discussion will follow from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission will be $20, students will be $15, and veterans will be free. Proceeds will go to veterans’ groups and victims of the Haitian earthquake and cholera outbreak and Pakistani floods. For more information contact Robin Jackson at email@example.com or go to www.marin.edu.
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.
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.
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.
Retirement of Academic Personnel
Resignation of Management Personnel
Appointment of Classified Personnel
Measure C Bond Program Update—Community Forums
Please join us on Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 7 and 9, for community forums at the Indian Valley and Kentfield Campuses. The meetings are intended to bring the community up to date on the progress of the modernization program. There will be a question and answer period following each presentation. The forums are open to the public and are free of charge.
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 vs. Sacramento City College
A. J. Harrison II
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