Flu Season Procedures
Below is a message from Vice President of Student Services Jonathan Eldridge, Interim Dean of Instruction Cari Torres, Director of Student Affairs/Health Center Arnulfo Cedillo, and Health Center Nurse June Lee.
Perhaps most importantly, students who contract influenza have been instructed to stay home so as to minimize further infection on campus. We ask your assistance with this as follows:
Career Technical Education North Bay Update
At the conclusion of fall 2012 semester, Executive Dean Nanda Schorske hosted a regional meeting of the directors and deans of the four North Bay county community colleges and Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) of Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. This newly formed partner group met to begin planning to support a new initiative established by Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, called Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy. The expenditure plan requires that colleges embark on planning to braid the funds of SB1402 EWD, SB1070, and Perkins 1B to enable the targeting of investment against priority and emergent sectors of importance to regional economies. Braiding of funds is a resource allocation strategy whereby categoricals are applied toward a unified framework, rather than administered in isolation.
This spring the colleges and boards are embarking on collaborative planning for submission of joint applications for career and technical education and economic workforce development funds. College of Marin has a long and successful history as a partner in these funding partnerships. Over the next four months the colleges will be meeting with the WIBs and Marin Economic Forum, where the college will engage the county employers in market analysis and researching market trends to identify priority growth and emerging sectors needing additional support over the next year. The funding stream currently supporting career programs in place now, including auto tech, auto collision repair technology, court reporting, environmental landscaping, emergency medical technician, nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting, early childhood education, multimedia, and others at COM will continue to be funded under another Perkins funding stream.
Opening Night Gala Performance of Big River
Directed by James Dunn
Reserve your tickets today for a gala event celebrating the dedication of the James Dunn Theatre and 80th birthday party for James Dunn.
Opening Night Performance and Post-show Party–$40
The Marin County Premier of Big River is presented by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein, Inc. As American as apple pie, Big River recently played to sold out houses at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. Based on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, this show is everyone’s favorite bad boy adventure story. Tom Sawyer, The Duke, The King, and all the other wonderful characters from Twain’s masterpiece come to life as Huck Finn and Jim, the runaway slave, raft their way down the Big Muddy—the mighty Mississippi River. With a musical score reminiscent of the music of preslavery days in Missouri, this show will be a wonderful outing for the entire family.
Tickets are limited, RSVP recommended. All proceeds will benefit College of Marin Performing Arts Programs. Contact the box office at (415) 485-9385 for tickets and information.
Spring 2013 Welcome Week
College of Marin will host its spring 2013 Welcome Week February 19 through 21 at the Kentfield Campus and February 19 and 20 at the Indian Valley Campus. Vendors will be on site at both campuses with special offers for students, staff, and faculty. Featured vendors include: The Marin Independent Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Comcast, Verizon, Redwood Credit Union, Riley’s Art Supplies, Gideon Bible, Blue Cross, Allstate, KMEL, Live 105, Lobo’s Ice Cream, Marin Education Fund, Union Bank, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and many wonderful art and jewelry vendors. Make sure to take a break and join in the festivities. For further information, please call Vickie Lamke in the Student Affairs Office at (415) 485-9376.
Indian Valley Campus
Sign Up for COM's Emergency Notification System—AlertU
You can be notified immediately by text message of campus closures and emergencies by signing up for AlertU, the college’s emergency notification system. Marin Community College District Police Department, with sponsorship from alertu.org, has an emergency SMS messaging platform to enhance communication services during crisis situations.
Call for Submissions—Kudos Section
Please help recognize the exemplary work and outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, and students by submitting information for the kudos section of the President’s Weekly Briefing.
The Office of Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement would like to help you promote your special event. Please submit information four weeks in advance by e-mail to Nicole Cruz and Cathy Summa-Wolfe. Include the title events in the subject area. Please indicate if the public is or is not invited to attend. If the public is invited, the information also will be distributed to local media outlets.
Also, include a paragraph describing the event, biographies of performers, and other pertinent information.
Former COM Instructor Don Urquhart passed away peacefully on January 13 surrounded by family at his home in Fairfax. Don taught electronics, computers, and telecommunications at the college for 25 years and attended COM prior to becoming an instructor. He was an avid fly fisherman, jazz enthusiast, and is lovingly remembered for his marvelous sense of humor and his love of family. On behalf of the college I extend condolences to Don’s daughter Gaylene Urquhart and grandson Jesse Harbison who both work at the Kentfield Campus.
Men’s Basketball vs. Napa
President's Weekly Briefing Web Page