WASC Follow-Up Visit—Dates Announced
Please be advised that the dates for our follow-up visit by WASC have been confirmed for November 7 and 8. The visiting team will be led by Dr. Jose Ortiz, Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. He will be joined by Ms. Nancy Meddings, Interim Dean, Library Resources and Community Education for Allan Hancock College; and Mr. Mike Bowman, Dean, Research and Planning for Ohlone College.
Many thanks to everyone who has worked so hard over the past year(s) in addressing the WASC standards and recommendations. Here’s to exceeding their expectations!
College of Marin Opens New Student Veterans Center
College of Marin student veterans have a new office on campus to connect with college and community resources, study and get a reprieve from civilian life. Furnished with desks, computers, printers, a sofa, and a television, the new College of Marin Veterans Center will be a venue where veterans can receive support, link to services and relax in the familiar banter of a military life.
September Data Nugget
There are 7,256 students enrolled in credit classes at COM this 2012 fall semester. Of these students, do you know how many already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher? Test your knowledge and pick one of the choices below:
COM Releases Results of Community Engagement Survey
Last spring 2012 semester the college conducted a research study to examine the local community’s attitudes toward College of Marin. The survey was conducted by Interact Communications and touches the attitudes at play regarding the college’s strengths, value, and image. The college used a telephone survey to call 500 randomly selected Marin County voters who had participated in the last Presidential election. The results were not intended to be a complete representation of all attitudes and ages, but rather those critical opinion shapers who make their support known at the polls. The sample for the telephone survey was intentionally balanced for gender in order to gain perspective from both men and women.
Lucia Perrin, an outstanding and gifted court reporting student at College of Marin, has been awarded two scholarships totaling $2000. Lucia won a $1000 scholarship from the Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association (MDLPA). This yearly award is presented to a resident of California who is pursuing a career as a legal secretary, paralegal, court reporter or legal office administrator. MDLPA then entered Lucia in the competition for the Eula Mae Jett Scholarship, a statewide award administered by Legal Secretaries, Inc. Lucia was one of eight California residents to receive a $1000 Jett Scholarship. A representative of the MDLPA visited the court reporting program at the Indian Valley Campus on Monday, September 24, to congratulate Lucia on her achievement. Best wishes, Lucia, on your continued success!
New Bike Racks Installed at Kentfield Campus
Recently new bike racks were installed at the Kentfield Campus. There were 21 bike racks installed in front of the Learning Resources Center and 19 at the northwest corner of the Student Services Building. Each rack can accommodate two bikes. One of the nice features is that these racks will help deter bike theft. They are securely bolted to concrete and have a rectangular cross section that prevents thieves from cutting it with a pipe-rolling cutter. The $9,000 cost was reimbursed by a grant from the Marin County Bicycle Parking Program. Special thanks go to student Edward McAuley who got the project rolling.
The Great California Shake Out is a day of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill ever, organized to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. College of Marin is planning to participate in the Shake Out drill which will occur at 10:18 a.m. on October 18, 2012. More information on the event and how you can get prepared is online.
Hooked on Marin Speaker Series
With the collaboration of five local school districts and public agencies, a new speaker series called Hooked on Marin is being launched. College of Marin along with Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM); the Tamalpais Union High School District; and the towns of Larkspur, San Anselmo, and Corte Madera are working together to provide a series of moderated discussions centered around the Marin County experience and influence.
Seasonal Flu Shots
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that 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 College of Marin Health Center will be offering seasonal flu shots for $20. Clinic dates are as follows:
Bocce Tournament – Registration Due Tomorrow
The College of Marin Athletics and PE Department is holding a bocce tournament and lunch on Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marin Bocce Federation Courts. The courts are located at 550 B Street in San Rafael. No experience necessary—there will be tutorial at 9 a.m. with play following at 10 a.m. Registration is $45 per player or $225 per team of four to six players. The registration form is available online and needs to be completed by Friday, September 21. Proceeds benefit the College of Marin women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams. For more information contact Lindsay Bacigalupi@marin.edu.
Advanced Voice Class RecitalThe Advanced Voice class at College of Marin will present a recital of their favorite songs on Monday, October 1, at 11:10 a.m. in the Lefort Recital Hall (PA 72), Kentfield Campus. Song selection is based within the parameters of classic literature. They will entertain you with art songs by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Mozart, Schumann, Quilter, and more. There will also be arias by Offenbach, Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, and Bellini, and even a couple songs from musical theatre to round off the program. Admission is free, parking $3. For additional information on College of Marin Performing Arts events, call the Performing Arts Department at (415) 485-9460 or inquire by email.
College of Marin Drama Department Presents Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
October 4 pay-what-you-will preview at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students, COM employees, and alumni. For more information, call the box office at 415.485.9385.
September Data Nugget's Answer: d. 20.1 to 25% (21.3% or 1,545 students, to be exact.)
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