Thanks for the Warm Welcome!
Since arriving on Wednesday, Dec. 1, I have had the great pleasure of meeting a number of faculty, staff, students, and community members and am inspired by the great talent and dedication to students that I have encountered so far. My first day on the job began with attending the regular monthly meeting of Management Council followed by several meetings with campus constituents and staff. Since I arrived, I have had the opportunity to meet Shirley Graves and College of Marin Alumni Association members, Classified Senate officers, had breakfast at our children’s center on Thursday morning and lunch with Russ Colombo, President of Bank of Marin and member of College of Marin’s President’s Circle. On Wednesday night I was invited to attend an event for 10,000 Degrees (formerly the Marin Education Fund) and met a variety of community members including Kim Mazzuca among others. The College of Marin Foundation Board President Ann Hill sent me a warm greeting and I am thankful to the College of Marin Board of Trustees for their part in introducing me to our community.
You Are Invited to the Grand Opening of New IVC Main Building
The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Tours start at 3 p.m. and the ribbon cutting will begin at 4 p.m. Guests will be treated to refreshments and live music. A special presentation will be held as part of the event recognizing the efforts of former COM Trustee Harry Moore who was an ardent supporter of IVC and sustainable building practices.
Harry Moore Memorial
A special presentation will be held as part of the IVC ribbon cutting event recognizing the efforts of former COM Trustee Harry Moore who was an ardent supporter of IVC and sustainable building practices. Harry was an early champion for sustainability and environmental stewardship in Marin County and served with distinction on the College of Marin Board of Trustees before he died in 2008. The College of Marin community will honor Harry’s memory with the installation of a memorial including an outdoor geothermal educational display and a commemorative bench. The memorial has been paid for with private funds thanks to the generosity of donors. The fundraising effort was led by COM Trustees Carolel Hayashino, Wanden Treanor, former Trustee Annan Paterson and community member Lauren Beal. In addition Di Giorgio Contracting Company donated the labor for the installation of the memorial. Harry’s widow Callita Moore will commemorate the installation of the memorial at the IVC Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Special thanks to Melinda Molloy and Heather Holliday for their behind the scenes efforts in coordinating the logistics for fundraising and installation.
Last Week to Buy Raffle Tickets for Cheese and Wine Tasting
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 Dec. 9. Buy your tickets in the Student Services Building, Room 250. For more information contact Vickie Lamke at (415) 485-9376.
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 offer flu shots for only $10 until the campuses close for the winter break on Dec. 23. Please call (415) 485-9458 for an appointment.
December Distance Education Newsletter Is Now Available Online
To view the December DE@COM Newsletter visit http://www.marin.edu/distance/PDFs/DE@COM-12012010.pdf.
Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign
College of Marin is participating in Alcohol Awareness month by hosting a Don't Drink and Drive campaign. Campus Police and the Health Center will have an information table set up in front of the Learning Resources Center at the Kentfield Campus Dec. 7 through 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A crashed car display will be near the information table pending availability from the Sheriff's Department. For more information please call June Lee at (415) 485-9462.
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.
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—Skyline Tournament
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.
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