Spirit of Marin Awards Recap
Last Friday, Sept. 23, I was much honored to be one of the keynote speakers at the Spirit of Marin Awards. I shared the stage with my former colleague and friend Dr. Mary Marcy who was recently appointed to serve as president of Dominican University. I was truly impressed by the community spirit of giving that was expressed and supported by so many businesses and individuals in Marin County. The event was co-sponsored by Bank of Marin and 12 Marin County-based Chambers of Commerce. I commend Bank of Marin President Russ Colombo and other organizers for their good work in planning an event that truly captures the meaning of community and the true spirit of Marin.
Superintendent/President to Hold Open Forum
I will host an Open Forum next Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Deedy Staff Lounge, Kentfield Campus. (Please note that this forum was previously scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 5). Faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their ideas, questions, and other subjects of interest.
Monthly Data Nuggets—September and October 2011
September's Monthly Data Nugget is enrollment information. There are three links to various data perspectives about COM's enrollment statistics provided at http://www.marin.edu/com/ODP/DataNuggets.htm
New York Times Best Selling Author Neal Stephenson at COM
College of Marin and Book Passage will host acclaimed writer Neal Stephenson, who will read from and discuss his novel, Reamde, (a spoonerism pronounced as Read Me). This special event will take place in Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Olney Hall. A limited number of FREE tickets are available for students, faculty, and staff by contacting Nicole Cruz, Nicole.Cruz@marin.edu.
Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, is continually tripping the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he's reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or somehow doing both (Cryptonomicon). This visionary author's work has been compared to Pynchon, DeLillo, Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace.
Seasonal Flu Shots $20
Influenza ("flu") is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. The College of Marin Health Center will be offering seasonal flu shots for $20. Clinic dates are as follows:
October Issue of DE@COM Available Online
COM to host the Marin College Access Network Fall Conference at IVC
College of Marin, as one of 22 community partners in the Marin College Access Network ("MarinCAN"), will host the first Fall Conference on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Indian Valley Campus. MarinCAN is a coalition of school districts, youth advocacy and development agencies, higher education institutions, scholarship organizations, and funders who work collaboratively to provide information, tools, resources, and support services to help students and families make informed decisions about their post-secondary pursuits. The conference will feature keynote speakers, workshop sessions, a networking lunch, and the presentation of the first annual MarinCAN Champions Award. For more information contact Anna Pilloton, Anna.Pilloton@marin.edu or (415) 485-9663.
Circle of Champions
The College of Marin Department of Athletics and the Circle of Champions are honored to present a celebration of the career of Coach Cal Riemcke and the entry of his name into the College of Marin Athletic Hall of Fame. Tickets are $49 each. Please make checks payable to College of Marin Athletics. For more information contact Diane Kukahiko at (415) 485.9580.
Arabian Nights—Preview Tonight
The College of Marin Drama Department presents Arabian Nights. Sept. 29 is a pay-what-you-will preview. Performances are Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Tent on the central lawn of the Kentfield Campus. Ride a magic carpet into the minareted world of ancient Baghdad. The evening will unfold with the legendary tales of Sheherezade. COM Professor Molly Noble will direct Tony-Award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman's re-telling of the mystical 1001 tales. Tickets are $20 general; $12 seniors; $10 students, COM employees, and alumni. The box office opens Sept. 20. Please call 415-485-9385 for tickets.
Opening Night Gala Fundraiser for Performing Arts
On Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m., the College of Marin Foundation and the Performing Arts Department will hold an opening night gala of their current production of Arabian Nights. There will be a wine reception and sumptuous buffet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by the production starting at 8 p.m. In keeping with the exotic theme of the evening's festivities, the Arabian Nights extravaganza will take place in the Performing Arts Big Top Tent Theatre located on the central lawn adjacent to the new Fine Arts Building at the Kentfield Campus. The evening will unfold with the legendary tales of Sheherezade. Tickets are $60 per person or $40 per person for season ticket holders. Parking is available on Circle Drive, and at the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Laurel Dr. Contact the College of Marin Foundation for reservations at (415) 485-9657. Proceeds will benefit the COM Performing Arts Program.
Webinar: Your Retirement Application and Options
CalPERS is inviting all members to attend a free live webinar on Oct. 7, 2011, from 11 a.m. to noon. Step-by-step instructions on filling out the service retirement application and an explanation of the different retirement options available will be covered in the one hour session.
Men's Soccer vs. Merritt College
Men's Soccer vs. Napa College
Women's Soccer vs. Napa College
Volleyball vs. Solano College
Have a great week!
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
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