I received a very timely announcement from the Chancellor's Office. As Chancellor Scott states, "stress, anxiety and depression are among the top factors that affect student academic performance." We are moving into the time of year when these factors become heightened for students. Mental health issues, particularly suicide, are not easy topics to discuss, yet are very much a reality in our work with college and university students.
Get Ready for the Great Shake Out
On Thursday, Oct.20, at 10:20 a.m. millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California Shake Out! Are you prepared at home or work for an earth quake or any other disaster? Do you have an emergency kit, water, food, and other items in case there is an earthquake? There is much helpful information at http://www.shakeout.org. It's never too late to get ready!
The College of Marin Drama Department presents Arabian Nights. Performances are Oct. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in 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.
COM Students Will Host Debate for Trustee Candidates
Candidates for the College of Marin Board of Trustees have been invited by student government leaders to participate in a debate on Oct. 20, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Deedy Staff Lounge located in the Kentfield Campus Student Services Building, 835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
The following candidates have confirmed their participation: incumbent Philip J. Kranenburg, Joan Lisetor, incumbent Dr. Eva Long, Stephanie O'Brien, Peter Romanowsky, and Jack Wilkinson. Incumbent Dr. James Namnath is unable to attend the debate. Candidates will be asked a variety of questions by a three-person panel, which will include a member of College of Marin faculty senate, an Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM) member, and a community at large member. A moderator and timekeeper will be provided by the Marin League of Women Voters. For more information contact Student Trustee Raemond Bergstrom-Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Fall Job Fair
The Job Placement Center at College of Marin is hosting the Annual Fall Job Fair in the Student Services Building on the Kentfield Campus. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employers and resource agencies from the Bay Area will be present to provide employment opportunities and resources to College of Marin students, alumni, and community members. This event is open to the public and free of charge. A detailed list of the employers who will be in attendance is posted online or you may contact the Job Placement Center at (415) 485-9410.
Modernization Program to Hold Community Forums
Please join us on Oct. 12 and 27, 2011. These meetings are intended to bring the community up to date on the progress of the modernization program. There will be question and answer periods following the presentations. The forums are open to the public and are free of charge. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the meetings or to otherwise participate at this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Human Resources at 415.485.9342. Notification at least 48 to 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.
Men’s Soccer vs. Santa Rosa Jr. College
Men’s Soccer vs. Merritt College
Women’s Soccer vs. Solano College
Volleyball vs. Alameda College
Retired Dance Instructor Diagnosed with ALS
Catherine Sim, who taught ballet, dance history, and ballroom for twelve-and-a-half-years part time and twelve-and-a-half-years years full time here at COM was recently diagnosed with ALS. In addition to running the dance department for six years, Sim created over 50 dance pieces, reviewed for Dance Magazine for three years, published two autobiographical articles, and just completed a booklet on renaissance dance. Cathi now resides in the Sierra Foothills where she continues to volunteer for the Audubon Society as a part of the wildlife rehabilitation group. A fund has been established to help with medical expenses through the College of Marin Foundation. Checks can be made out to COMF/Cathi Sim Fund.
Call for Submissions KUDOS Section
Call for Submissions: Events and Community Calendars
The Office of Communications and Community Relations would like to help you promote your special event. Please submit information four weeks in advance by email to Nicole.Cruz@marin.edu and Cathy.Summawolfe@marin.edu. Include the title EVENTS in the subject area. Please indicate if the public is or is not invited to attend. If the public is invited, the information also will be distributed to local media outlets.
Have a great week!
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
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