Puente Project’s Spring Speaker
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Austin Science Center, room 101, Dr. Francisco Reveles will present Amor, Ánimo, y Apoyo: Learning from the Corazón. Dr. Reveles’ presentation highlights the value of our history and family as important sources of strength and direction in achieving our academic and career goals.
Dr. Reveles is a Professor and Department Chair at California State University, Sacramento, in Educational Administration and Policy Studies and has served as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Delinquency and Crime Policy Studies. He recently completed a motivational video titled Latino Youth: From Survival to Success and is the author of a life management textbook titled Encuentros: Hombre a Hombre (Encounters: Man to Man) specifically written for adolescent Latino males.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Puente/Basic Skills Counselor Luz Moreno or call (415) 485-9666.
March Data Nugget
Did you know that… the most popular disciplines in which our concurrent high school students have enrolled this spring 2012 are psychology and American Sign Language? For more information about the spring 2012 concurrent students, see Data Nugget web page.
College of Marin Foundation Scholarship Deadline Extension
The College of Marin Foundation scholarship deadline has been extended from Monday, March 5, 2012, to Wednesday, March 28, 2012, by 4 p.m. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office and online and should be turned in to the Financial Aid Office. For more information contact Victoria Saltariche or call (415) 485-9657.
The College of Marin Foundation is proud of its 48-year partnership with College of Marin. Last year, the Foundation awarded $431,340 in grants, scholarships (226), and program support.
The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) announced this week that COM Drama Instructor James Dunn is the recipient of the Jerry Friedman Award, named for the KGO Radio theatre critic who served as SFBATCC president for 22 years. This is a lifetime achievement award given to an individual who has furthered the creativity and growth of theater in the Bay Area throughout his/her career. The award will be presented on Monday, April 2, 2012, at SFBATCC’s 36th annual award ceremony.
Social Sciences Instructor Robert Ovetz, Ph.D. just published a book review of Laurence Shoup's recent book Rulers & Rebels: A People’s History of Early California, 1769-1901 in the March 2012 issue of Z Magazine.
Spring Plant Sale at the IVC Organic Farm and Garden
Come to the Indian Valley Campus Organic Farm and Garden Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and purchase spring plants, get gardening information, and enjoy live music.
For more information email Jenna Brager or call (415) 720-2051.
Power Failure/ Blackout
If a blackout or power outage occurs at night, classes may be excused after 15 minutes. When the lights go out, please remain calm, use whatever light sources you have, and wait in your room or area. Wait for 15 minutes. If the lights have not come back on, students and staff should make their way to their cars and leave the campus. Please remind people to:
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
March 1 (pay what you will preview), 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m.
The Drama Department’s first performance since moving back into the Studio Theatre is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. As You Like It is as bubbly as a glass of champagne, filled with gender-bending disguises, misplaced love, silly sequences, a nod to Robin Hood and his Merry Men, a wrestling match, and some slightly evil villains who really aren’t so bad after all. Indeed, “All the world IS a stage…” and all the players on it bring this visit to the Forest of Arden to life in a charming production that will please the entire family. Call the box office at (415) 485-9385 for reservations. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $12 for seniors; and $10 for students, COM employees, and alumni. Contact the box office at (415) 485-9385 for more information.
COM Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Paul Smith
March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
FREE admission and parking.
March 30 and 31 at 8 p.m.
In Search of my Father Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins—Performance Dates Extended
March 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
The 90-minute one-man show, initially commissioned in 1998 by the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, is an intimate portrayal of Taylor’s search for the father he never knew, the first black disc jockey in Cleveland. The coming-of-age tale also honors radio and the legacy of the entrepreneurial early black disc jockeys who bridged the races through music.
The two-act play features a cast of 23 characters dating back to the 50s. It spans the arc of forgiveness in a family bound by secrets extending beyond the grave. Taylor recounts, through family stories, being born to a single mother who had a brief affair with a married man but refused to tell him his father’s name. It wasn’t until he was 22, three months after the celebrated Hawkins died, that his mother revealed his identity. Taylor later understood that this was the same man who had interviewed him for his first job when he was 18. It was a ruse interview set up by his parents so Hawkins could meet his son without revealing his identity.
The production won the Best Solo Performance of 2006 Award from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and earned enthusiastic reviews when it has played across the country. The last time Taylor performed the show was in New York in 2008.
Data Dashboard Training
The Data Dashboard is a dynamic menu-driven system developed by the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE). This enables you to access live COM data to research and study various student success factors including student achievement, enrollment, student demographics, cohort tracking for sequential classes, student persistence, course success, and degrees/certificates awarded. It’s available to all COM faculty, staff, and administrators via the COM Intranet.
Data Dashboard Training Final Workshop
No registration is necessary. Just bring your curious mind and your questions! Open to all faculty and staff. Flex credit available. All workshops will be held in BC 101 on the Kentfield Campus.
Spring Moodle Training sessions are listed below. Each session will comprise 30 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of implementation. All trainings meet in the COM Library Computer Lab at the back of the Learning Resources Center.
If you are a faculty member, you have a Moodle shell associated with each of your spring 2012 courses, so you may wish to practice attaching documents and images during the training. You can also update your Moodle Profile and set up messaging. Please bring your MyCOM logon information and a flash drive with some of your materials; for example, you may wish to bring a headshot, a syllabus, and an assignment. RSVP to Alisa Klinger if you plan to attend.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Campus Police News and Views
On Monday, March 5, 2012, an early morning earthquake shook the East Bay with a magnitude of 4.0. This is just another reminder that we do live in “earthquake country” and should be prepared.
During an earthquake:
After the initial shaking stops:
Baseball vs. Napa Valley College
Softball vs. College of San Mateo—doubleheader
Swimming and Diving—Mariner Invitational
Track and Field—Jack Albiani Invitational at Modesto Junior College
President's Weekly Briefing Web Page