I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. In the spirit of the season, I want to thank each of you for the many contributions that you make to our students and community every semester. The college will be closed for the holiday from November 22 to November 25.
Meet the Final Candidates of VP for Student Services
Next week we will welcome two finalists for the position of Vice President of Student Services. There will be an opportunity for you to meet each candidate, ask questions, and provide your feedback. Due to tight scheduling, it won’t be possible to hold candidate forums at both campuses. I hope you will consider joining me here at Kentfield as we welcome these two candidates.
Open Forums with the Superintendent/President
Join me for an open forum at the Indian Valley Campus on Thursday, December 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Building 17, room 100. A second open forum will be held later that day at the Kentfield Campus from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Deedy Staff Lounge. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend and discuss their ideas, questions, and any other subjects of interest.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Harvest Day Lunch at the Indian Valley Campus held on Wednesday, November 14. Approximately 225 individuals were served a full turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Thank you to Fresh & Natural Café and Suzie, their manager—they outdid themselves; to our custodial staff for the setup and cleanup afterwards; to the IVC staff for their assistance, and to our emeritus folks at ESCOM for their continued support. I would especially like to thank the ASCOM leadership of Lance Reyes, ASCOM president, Alex Zavala, vice president, and Dawn McIntosh, IVC senator, for their assistance.
Finally, thank you to Vickie Lamke and the Student Affairs office for spearheading this event. More than two barrels of canned food were collected and $200 was raised for the Marin Food Bank on behalf of College of Marin.
Fall 2012 Season Music Calendar
Chamber Music Recital
Symphonic Band Concert
Advanced Voice Recital
Concert Band Concert
Beginning Voice Class
College Chorus and Chamber Singers—Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
College Holiday Party–Mark Your Calendars!
You are invited to the College of Marin Holiday Party. Enjoy the company of your colleagues, hors d’oeuvres, and a no-host bar on Wednesday, December 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodlands Café, 799 College Avenue. A celebratory toast will be held at 4 p.m. Be sure to come early as the restaurant reopens to the public at 5 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call ext. 7502 or 7508. I look forward to seeing you there.
COM Office 2010 Migration
Upgrade Your Computer to Office 2010 and Attend a Workshop
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:
To Register for a “What’s New in Office 2010” Workshop:
Indian Valley Campus
Inky Fingers Holiday Print Sale
The Inky Fingers Holiday Print Sale sponsored by the College of Marin printmakers association will be held on Wednesday, November 28, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, studio 312. Etchings, relief prints, monotypes, and monoprints make wonderful holiday gifts. Come see the work produced in our printmaking classes and take home an original print. All proceeds benefit the college's printmaking program. For more information, contact Tron Bykle at (415) 485-9487.
Hooked on Marin Speaker Series – Final Lecture
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.
Richie Unterberger is a rock historian, instructor, and award-winning author of nearly a dozen books about rock history, including a two-part history of 1960s folk-rock and volumes on the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and the Who. Dan Hicks is a longtime Marin County music legend and an American singer-songwriter who has been vital to the evolution of Bay Area sounds ranging from psychedelia to western swing.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Bay Area's rock scene exploded, capturing the imagination of the world with music that endures and influences popular culture to this day. From the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin to Dan Hicks and transplants like Van Morrison, many of the era's leading musicians lived and played in Marin County during this time, giving the region a lasting role in the sounds that revolutionized rock. Richie will present rare film clips and audiovisual material telling the story of the golden age of Marin County rock.
Admission is $15 per event. Purchase tickets and get more information at www.hookedonmarin.com.
The Mouse that Roared
By Christopher Sergel
November 29 Pay-What-You-Will Preview at 8 pm
The tiny Alpine Duchy of Grand Fenwick has a problem: Their world famous wine, only export and source of income, is being undersold by a winery in San Rafael, California. Never fear—the Grand Duchess has a solution—the army, a rag tag band of medieval archers, will attack the United States. (After all, everyone knows that any country defeated in war by the U.S. ends up becoming very wealthy.) Only the unthinkable happens—the archers attack the U.S. ...and they win! Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 seniors; $10 students, staff, and alumni.
Seasonal Flu Shots—Cost Reduced
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. Price is $5 for students, $10 for COM employees, and $20 for community members.
COM Citizens’ Oversight Committee Seeks Two Members
The College of Marin Measure C Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee is seeking applications for two new members, including an active member of a bona fide taxpayer’s association and a currently enrolled College of Marin student who is active in student government or other college organization. New members will be appointed by the College of Marin Board of Trustees at its January 2013 meeting.
Qualified candidates must submit an application in order to be considered. Applications are due December 20, 2012. Application information is available by calling the College of Marin Superintendent/President’s Office at (415) 485-9502.
In accordance with California Education Code 15278(b), the College of Marin Board of Trustees passed a resolution on December 14, 2004, establishing an independent citizens’ oversight committee. The committee is responsible for ensuring that College of Marin’s Measure C Bond revenues are expended appropriately. College of Marin’s Measure C Bond was passed by voters in 2004.
A number of major facilities projects have been completed or are underway nearing completion, including the Diamond Physical Education Center, Indian Valley Campus Transportation Technology Center, Indian Valley Campus Main Building, and the Kentfield Campus Fine Arts Building. The college recently broke ground on a new Child Study Center in Kentfield, and will soon break ground for a new Academic Center, also in Kentfield.
Please note that committee members cannot be employees, officials, vendors, consultants, or contractors of the College of Marin.
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