Hold the Date for Our Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon
Mark your calendars for the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, May 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Awards will be presented honoring our outstanding faculty, staff and departments. The event is co-sponsored by College Council and the Academic and Classified Senates. Invitations and location information will be sent via campus email in early May.
Coffee and Conversation at IVC this Week
Join us for another “Coffee and Conversation” forum this Thursday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the Indian Valley Campus in Building 17, Room 100. Faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their ideas, questions and other subjects of interest.
Children’s Art Show
The IVC Children’s Center will present their annual Children’s Art Show on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, from 9:30 am to 3 pm, Bldg 12, Room 100. Please stop by to pick up a beautiful matted drawing or painting to decorate your office or some special gift wrap created by the children. Fresh, homemade treats will also be available. Donations are welcome and will support the children’s arts program.
The College of Marin Counseling Department in concert with the Outreach Office and Workforce Development hosted a very successful high school counselor luncheon on March 31, 2011 with thirty-five high school counselors attending the event. The high school counselors toured IVC and learned more about COM’s wonderful programs and services. Many thanks go to Alexandra Magallanes Rivera, Anna Pilloton, Kathy Takemoto, Bob Balestreri, Sue Scott, Greta Siegel, Laurie Loeffler, Letta Hlavachek, Nanda Schorske, James Gonzalez, Kristin Acredolo, Grace Hom, George Hritz, Paul Rilla, Roz Hartman, Brian Santa Cruz, Alana Barton, Kenchunn Horton, Sadie Agidew & Juliann Tumamait for making the event a success. A Tamalpais High School Counselor in a follow-up survey summed up their positive experiences saying that “the opportunity to see your new campus with the updated equipment and program offerings was helpful and relevant…. I appreciate the hospitality of your program directors and value networking with other counselors.”
Purchasing Office Announces Cutoff Date for Requisitions
May 6, 2011 is the last day for submitting requisitions for purchase orders and agreements for services for the 2010/2011 academic year and budget. Please not that this applies to all areas regardless of funding sources.
College of Marin 2011 Public Summer Swim Program
The 2011 public summer swim program at the Kentfield Campus will begin June 20 and run through Aug. 14. The pool will be open Monday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Public swim will be extended to the fall on Saturdays and Sundays only Aug. 20 to Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for children under 13, seniors (55+) and the disabled. Lifeguards will be on duty. For additional information call (415) 457-8811 ext. 7587.
Student Art Show
This year’s student show, Last Call, will be featured in the Fine Art Gallery through May 13, 2011. Stop by and take a look at a variety of artwork by our talented student artists.
COM's Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration
April is jazz appreciation month and to celebrate the Associated Students of College of Marin will show documentaries on the history of jazz in the lobby of the Learning Resources Center. Books on jazz will also be displayed in the library. For additional information on jazz appreciation month go to http://www.smithsonianjazz.org.
Black Comedy, by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Jeffrey Bihr
College of Marin Studio Theatre at the Corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Laurel Avenue in Kentfield
The laughs begin when the lights go out! Dark is light and light is dark in this hilarious comic ballet of a farce! In an attempt to impress his future father-in-law and score a job with a wealthy European art dealer, our hero and his fiancée “borrow” some very expensive antique furniture and objects d’arte from his fussy neighbor to spruce up his apartment. When the power fails, the neighbor returns unexpectedly and the not-so-old girl friend shows up; chaos ensues! Great fun for the entire family! Seating is limited in the Studio Theatre so reserve early. This show is sure to be a sellout.
Piano Repertoire and Interpretation Class Concerts
The class will perform solo compositions by Franz Liszt, Percy Grainger, Anton Arensky, J.S. Bach and others in two concerts. Different repertoire each day.
Music for small ensembles performed by COM chamber music students, including works by Beethoven, Milhaud, Mozart, Weber, Foote, and Gershwin.
COM Symphony Orchestra
Tara Flandreau, conductor
Donation suggested: $20 general, $10 students, seniors, staff, and alumni.
Transfer Recognition Reception
The Transfer/Career Center will be hosting its Fifth Annual Transfer Recognition Reception to honor and recognize our students who are transferring on to four-year universities. The event will be held Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Kentfield Campus, Student Services Building, first floor. The evening will begin with a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to formally acknowledge our students, followed by a reception. You are invited to celebrate and honor our students as they make their transition from the college to attain their educational and professional goals.
Paintings by MaryAnn Nardo
A new exhibit sponsored by the Emeritus Students of College of Marin is on display in the Student Services Building, room 146 through June 27. A reception for the artist will be held Monday, May 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring live music by Jon Mitguard.
COM Athletics News
Mariners’ baseball team is ranked 12th in Northern California and is in second place in the BVC. The team has two games this week and they will find out on Sunday if they make the state playoffs.
The Educational Excellence Innovation Fund provides seed money that encourages College of Marin’s faculty and staff to dream out loud.
The Educational Excellence Innovation Fund (EEIF) has four areas of concentration:
2. New programs reflecting business and workforce training
3. New pedagogies, learning styles, and learning communities
4. Program revitalization
For proposal instructions and applications please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week!
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
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