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.
Congratulations to the fall sports award winners!
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?
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
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.
Fall 2012 Season Music Calendar
Concert Band Concert
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.
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.
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