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President’s Weekly Briefing — November 1, 2012
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PRIE Publishes Governance Digest
The Governance Digest: Governance in Action, published by the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), provides an annual summary of the work performed by each of the college’s nine participatory governance committees. The 2011-2012 issue documents last year’s governance committee activities and recommendations, and the results of those recommendations through October 16, 2012. It also includes a governance committee organizational chart and a list of the 2011-2012 Participatory Governance System committee members. The 2011-2012 Governance Digest: Governance in Action, is posted on the Participatory Governance Web Page along with links to each governance committee’s Web page where you will find the committee charge and responsibilities, current membership list, meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.

College of Marin to Host Peer Summit

On Friday, November 9, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., College of Marin will once again host Peer Summit, where about 400 local middle school students along with counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, and Peer Summit Planning Committee members will convene on the Kentfield Campus. This is the 17th Annual Peer Summit (organized by Healthy Teens Marin Partners) featuring keynote speakers, wellness and life skills workshops led by young adults including ASCOM and student ambassadors, as well as local professionals. Adult allies will attend their own education workshop in the morning. Vice-President of Student Learning Rebecca Kenney will officially welcome the students and their adult allies to the campus as they begin their day. The opening and closing sessions will be held in Olney Hall with workshops taking place in Harlan Center and Business Center, followed by lunch in the cafeteria. The day will wrap up with an outdoor musical performance. Your cooperation and support of faculty and staff as we welcome these students to our campus community is greatly appreciated.

Personnel Items from the October 16 Board of Trustees Meeting

Appointment of Classified Personnel
Alice Dieli has accepted the position of Instructional Technologist in Distance Education effective October 1, 2012.

Permanent Increase in Classified Assignment
Joan Rinaldi’s current position of Administrative Assistant to the Health and Sciences Department will be permanently reassigned to Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences and Child Development.

Appointment of Educational Management Personnel
Rosalind Hartman has been appointed to the position of Interim Dean of Health Sciences and Child Development effective September 19, 2012, to January 31, 2013, or until the position is filled.

Cue Music…And Dance

The Dance Department presents their fall dance concert Cue Music…And Dance. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays, November 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theatre, Kentfield Campus. Choreography is by the dance faculty with production design by e. “Ernie” Ernstrom.

Sandra Tanner’s Cherish delves into the choices and emotions that present themselves in a society where duty and expectation often trump matters of the heart. David JonesShawty Get Loose promises to be stimulating, joyous, and playful. Just for Now, by Alan Scofield, depicts a man’s struggle to find direction where there is no clear choice as he follows his heart and keeps faith until the light appears. Deborah Graham’s iChAnGE, is a celebration of the centennial of the birth of John Cage, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. This piece features original music by Tara Flandreau inspired by Cage’s Radio Music from 1956. Unsquare Dance by David Jones is a tribute to Dave Brubeck’s famous original and captivating instrumental piece by the same title. Departure, by Alan Scofield, reveals the conflicted yet hopeful emotions of a group of people who are quietly waiting in a holding room, not knowing who will be allowed to travel on to a brand new life. Kristi Kuhn’s Encounters explores the similar interactions and reactions between humans and animals.

Guests from San Domenico School present 9/11, Dedicated to Those Lost on November 2 and 3, choreographed by Ellen Bauer. On November 9 and 10, guests from the Branson Dance Performance Ensemble, under the direction of Georgia Ortega, use sign language, text, and Zoe Keating’s haunting cello to present a work about racial injustice and discrimination in Three Little Words. They will also present Function, a fusion of hip-hop and contemporary movement expressed to the hits of summer 2012, as well as three solo works, developed, choreographed, and performed by the students.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students, seniors, employees and alumni. Call the box office at (415) 485-9385.

Advanced Voice Recital

Liederbuch – Art Songs of Hugo Wolf

Linda Noble Brown, Instructor
Monday, November 5, 11:10 a.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Lefort Recital Hall (PA 72)
Free Admission, Parking is $3
The Austrian/Slovenian composer Hugo Wolf used the form of the art song to showcase his beautiful late Romantic sensibilities. These songs are packed with lush harmonies and interesting melodies that turn on a dime, really highlighting the depth of emotion. Our singers have taken on this challenge and are offering their very best in this Lieder recital.

COM Office 2010 Migration

Upgrade Your Computer to Office 2010 and Attend a Workshop
In accordance with the Technology Plan, the college is in the process of migrating faculty and staff office computers to Microsoft Office 2010. A number of employees upgraded their computers and attended training during the initial migration phase in June. Although Office 2010 is similar to Office 2007, many people benefit from attending training as some features have changed or moved.

A second series of workshops is scheduled for October and November. Now’s your chance to get Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your office computer and attend training to familiarize yourself with Office 2010 features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. This workshop will also provide important information about saving and backing up your files on the network.

Workshops are open to all faculty and staff. This workshop meets Objective II.C.3 of the 2012-2017 Technology Plan.

To Upgrade Your Computer to Office 2010:
Submit a TechStream to IT to request that Office 2010 be installed on your office computer.

To Register for a “What’s New in Office 2010” Workshop:
Email Kathleen Kirkpatrick with your choice of workshop date from the list below. Please put "Office 2010 Training" in your subject line and be sure to indicate the date you would like to attend.

Office 2010 Workshop Schedule:
All workshops will be held in BC 101 on the Kentfield Campus unless otherwise indicated. An additional workshop is tentatively scheduled for the January 10, 2013, Professional Development/Flex day. Exact time is to be determined. (Note: This is one workshop repeated several times to provide scheduling options.)

Friday, November 9
10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, November 13
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 16
10 a.m. to noon
Indian Valley Campus
Wednesday, November 28
10 a.m. to noon Building 27, Room 125

Evening with Owls

College of Marin Biology Professor Joe Mueller will be the master of ceremonies and give a talk on bats at Evening With Owls, an event presented by The Hungry Owl Project in conjunction with WildCare. The event will be held Friday, November 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Meet many species of live owls, hawks, and even live bats while you enjoy highly entertaining speakers and the work of wildlife artists. Appetizers, desserts, and drinks will be served. Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds benefit The Hungry Owl Project. Come and enjoy an evening in the presence and magical spirit of owls. More information is online.

College of Marin Transfer Day

On November 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., College of Marin will hold its annual Transfer Day in the Student Services Building, Cafeteria. College of Marin students, their families, and members of the community are invited. This free event is open to the public.
More than 35 colleges and university representatives from the UCs, CSUs, independent, online, and out-of-state schools will be on campus to meet with students and provide information about transferring from a community college to a university. School representatives will be on hand to discuss relevant topics such as admission requirements, academic programs, fees, housing, scholarships, and financial aid. These institutions will also highlight majors they offer and provide an overview of campus life.
Students are encouraged to research scholarships and financial aid available, what majors each school offers, what the campus life is like, along with other relevant topics to help make the decision-making transition more successful and less stressful. There will be a wealth of good information at Transfer Day, including expert help from COM’s counseling staff.

Hooked on Marin Speaker Series

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 pleased to present the final lecture of this series of moderated discussions centered around the Marin County experience and influence. Marin’s own Terry McGovern will moderate this session.
Marin County Rock ‘n’ Roll Music History
Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Corte Madera Community Center Hall
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
Richie Unterberger leads a discussion featuring local individuals sharing their memories and experiences.

Admission is $15 per event. Purchase tickets and get more information at

Seasonal Flu Shots Offered at the Kentfield Campus

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.
Flu shots will be available at the Kentfield Campus, Health Services Portable. Call (415) 485-9458 for an appointment. Shots will be offered through November while supplies last.
The Health Center is not a Medicare provider and is not able to bill insurance plans. Anyone wishing to receive a shot must be 18 years of age or older. For more information call (415) 485-9458.

Have a great weekend,

David Wain Coon, Ed.D.


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