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President’s Weekly Briefing — November 29, 2012
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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.

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Congratulations to the fall sports award winners!

1st Team All-Conference
Molly Lyons, sophomore
2nd Team All-Conference
Kayla Shubin, sophomore
Honorable Mention
Katie Sebastian, sophomore

Women’s Soccer
Forward MVP
Tia Ferrando, sophomore
1st Team All-Conference
Christine Bazouzi, sophomore
2nd Team All-Conference
Michela Carlson, sophomore
2nd Team All-Conference
Maddie Smith, freshman
Men’s Soccer
1st Team All-Conference
William Correa, freshman
1st Team All-Conference
Dorian Pandey, freshman
2nd Team All-Conference
Darby Radley, sophomore

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Safety Forum by Campus Police

On December 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Campus Police in cooperation with the Health Services Department will host a Safety Forum for students and the campus community in the Student Services Building, Deedy Staff Lounge. A discussion and presentation on active shooters and the AlertU system will be highlighted. There will also be several booths with information regarding safety issues on- and off-campus. The Kentfield Fire Department will staff a booth on fire-related issues during the holiday season; Campus Police will have a booth on the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as education and prevention of sexual assaults. A light lunch will be served and prizes will be raffled. For more information, please contact Shannon Timpane at (415) 485-9458 or Chief Lemay at (415) 485-9455.

November Data Nugget

Question: Can you name three student support services offered at the Indian Valley Campus that have expanded their hours to provide better access for students?
Answer: See page 78, A.3.1 in College of Marin’s Follow-Up Report 2012

Job Placement and Housing Center News

The Job Placement and Housing Center hosted the annual Fall Job Fair on October 24, 2012. The turnout was fantastic with about 250 attendees. Students, alumni, and community members were present to gather employment information from more than 30 employers.

Currently the Job Placement and Housing Center has composed a three-page handout of employers who are hiring for the Christmas season. Students, alumni, and community members may obtain a free copy of this handout in the Student Services Building, room 206. Additionally, the Job Placement Center currently is streamlining the application process for the free online job search. Now the job seeker and employer will be able to view and place employment opportunities as they relate to College of Marin’s majors. For more information, call (415) 485-9410.

District Laptop Users: Extend the Life of your Laptop PC

Windows 7 runs faster on laptops than Windows XP. If you would like to extend the life of your district laptop, please arrange for I.T. to upgrade your laptop to run Windows 7. You will also receive Office 2010 and the latest anti-virus and malware detection software as part of the upgrade. If your laptop is running slow with Windows 7, please arrange for I.T. to load and run the latest anti-malware software and perform some basic cleanup tasks.

Submit your request via Tech Stream or try our new work order system at: http://is-trackit/TrackItWeb/SelfService/Application/Main

The Mouse that Roared

By Christopher Sergel
Directed by Lisa Morse
Based on the book by Leonard Wibberley

November 29 Pay-What-You-Will Preview at 8 pm
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 8 pm
Matinees on December 9 and 16 at 2 pm

Studio Theatre, Kentfield Campus

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.

Fall 2012 Season Music Calendar
Chamber Music Recital
Jessica Ivry
, director
Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Lefort Recital Hall (PA 72)
Suggested donation $5, free parking
Small ensembles of trios and quartets will be performed by our college chamber music students. Our musical selection includes favorites from Bach and Dvorak to clarinet trios by Clara Schumann and Robert Kahn.
COM Symphony Orchestra
Tara Flandreau, director
Joanna Pinckney, viola soloist

Saturday, December 1, 4 p.m.
Unity in Marin
600 Palm Drive, Novato

Saturday, December 7, 8 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Donation suggested, free parking
Our program features true Classic, faux Classic, and classic Modern music. We perform two firsts: the always fresh and surprising First Symphony of the brash young Beethoven, shocking in its time for its extreme dynamics, and the charming Suite No. 1 by Igor Stravinsky. Concertmaster Joanna Pinckney will perform the Casadesus Concerto for Viola in B minor—a work identified as being by Handel for many years, and orchestrated by Casadesus, when it was actually written by him in the style of the master. To feature our flute section and principal trumpet, we will perform the enigmatic Unanswered Question by Charles Ives.
Symphonic Band Concert
Douglas Delaney, director
Sunday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Donation suggested, parking $3
Two tributes to music from the movies are on this program. John Williams has been influenced by the music of Dimitri Shostakovich as will be recognized with the relationship of Parade of the Ewoks and March from the Love of Three Oranges. Music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is one of Williams’ best scores and the exciting Fiesta del Pacifico by Roger Nixon featuring our expanded percussion section will be performed. Tribute to Duke Ellington and a delightful work, Largo Al Factotum by Rossini, featuring euphonium player Adrian Quince complete an exciting evening.

Advanced Voice Recital
Snowfall—Classical Christmas Selections
Linda Noble Brown
, instructor
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
The Tamalpais Retirement Community
501 Via Casitas, Greenbrae
Free admission
Monday, December 17, 11:10 a.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Lefort Recital Hall (PA 72)
Free admission, parking $3

Jazz Ensemble
Douglas Delaney
, director
Sunday, December 9, 4 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Donation suggested, free parking
The Jazz Ensemble singers will perform a vocal group arrangement by Vicki Marinko of Joe Zawinul’s Birdland. The singers will also perform several great standards including Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails; The Very Thought of You; New York, New York; and Fascinting Rhythm as recorded by Ella Fitzgerald. Music by Bob Mintzer and Gordon Goodwin, with an amazing arrangement for Count Basie’s I Left My Heart in San Francisco, will end the program.

Concert Band Concert
Karla Avila, director
Wednesday, December 12, noon
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Donation suggested, parking $3
Enjoy a lunchtime concert of favorite American classics celebrating the heyday of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Leonard Bernstein; along with other delightful, fun, and entertaining pieces by some of the greatest classic and modern-day composers including works by Felix Mendelssohn, Frank Ticheli, and more.
Marin Oratorio
Boyd Jarrell, director
Vespers of 1610—Claudio Monteverdi
Saturday, December 15, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 16, 3 p.m.

College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Admission: $20 general, $15 students, staff, seniors, and alumni
College of Marin Box Office: (415) 485-9385
Marin Oratorio is pleased to be joined by the renowned Whole Noyse renaissance wind band to present Monteverdi’s monumental and daring Vespers of 1610. Monteverdi was part of the musical avant garde of the early 17th century, and in his Vespers he has created a cornerstone of the classical repertoire. Magnificent and sonorous, sensuous and rhythmically thrilling, Monteverdi weaves an elaborate tapestry of choral, solo, and instrumental pyrotechnics.
Maestro Boyd Jarrell will lead the chorus and cast of stellar vocal soloists accompanied by strings, organ, cornetti, sackbuts, recorders, curtal, and theorbo. This Vespers continues to radiate grandeur and opulence four centuries after its creation.

Beginning Voice Class
Emergence—First Open Recital
Linda Noble Brown, instructor
Monday, December 17, 2:10 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Lefort Recital Hall (PA 72)
Free admission, parking $3

College Chorus and Chamber Singers—Winter Concert
Boyd Jarrell
, director
Jeffrey Paul, accompanist
Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
Performing Arts Theatre
Donation suggested, parking $3

The College of Marin Chamber Singers and College Chorus will share the stage with music from renaissance to modern. Early American mountain ballads and hymns will be sung along with Spanish carols and winter holiday music. Chamber Singers will perform three settings of music for the Magi, featuring Healey Willan’s haunting setting of A.E. Houseman’s The Three Kings. Join us for a memorable winter evening.

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 Kathy Joyner or Kelley Litz, or call ext. 7502 or 7508. I look forward to seeing you there.

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.

In Remembrance

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our friend and colleague—Robert "Bob" Chamberlain—passed away Tuesday, November 27, while working and caring for the college campus as he has nearly every day since 1989. As one of our beloved gardeners and groundskeepers, Bob took great pride in ensuring the grounds of College of Marin were beautiful and well maintained. On a personal note, Bob was one of the first employees I connected with at the College. I found him to be engaging and fully committed to that which was best for the College, the environment, and our students.
Bob is survived by his wife Irenilda Maria Chamberlain. He will be missed.

Have a great weekend,

David Wain Coon, Ed.D.


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