Fine Arts Gallery Opens This Weekend with Diebenkorn
The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949–1992
Exciting New Developments at the COM Library
Several new enhancements to the campus library online search system provides students with a simpler way to get access to a broader field of information thanks to database access by EBSCO Information Services, and a lot of great work by our librarians John Erdmann, Dave Patterson, and Sarah Frye who updated our library. The new search capabilities are accessible on the library webpage on MyCOM in the area below the LibGuides section. A list of our new EBSCO databases can be found online.
College of Marin dental assisting students have signed up to volunteer to help with community health fairs taking place in the next month as part of the Binational Health Week, a mobilization effort involving 40 states in the U.S., three Canadian provinces and Mexican agencies to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population in the Americas. During BHW, federal, state and local government agencies, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers come together in the month of October to promote health education activities including workshops, insurance referrals, vaccinations and medical screenings. The events are taking place throughout Marin County through Oct. 24. For more information, contact Cio Hernandez, (415) 473–2848.
Distance Education/Moodle Office Relocated
The Distance Education office has moved to LC 65, right next to Media Services. Help with Moodle is available for students and faculty on a drop-in basis. You can also contact MoodleHelp@marin.edu for answers to individual questions, visit the Moodle update page or to set up an appointment for face-to-face assistance.
Health Center Flu Shots
Flu shots will be available on both campuses to anyone over 18 years of age for $20. The Health Center does not bill insurance plans and is not a Medicare provider. Call (415) 485-9458, for more information.
Fridays, September 27, October 4 and 11
Monday, September 30
Fall Plant Sale: IVC Organic Farm & Garden
Come stock up on the freshest organic produce, herbs, flowers and plants – all while enjoying live music, tastings, face painting, bouquet-making and farm tours at the IVC Organic Farm & Garden Fall Plant Sale. There will also be a Native Feast Day Celebration, Sunday, Sept. 29, Noon – 3 p.m. The Native Feast Day is a collaboration with the Cultural Conservancy, Seventh Native American Generation and other native youth groups. It will include an afternoon of seed saving, native food tastings, storytelling and tours of the future ethno botanical garden at IVOF&G. Guest speakers include Coast Miwok and Jenner Pomo Jacquelyn Ross, a fisherwoman, native food gatherer, educator and writer; and Kiowa Lois Ellen Frank, a Sana Fe, NM-based chef, culinary anthropologist, photographer and author of Indian Foods of the Southwest Nations. All proceeds support the operation of the Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden. For more information, contact Jennie Pardi at (415) 720-2771 or, or visit the Conservation Corps website.
Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29
Advanced Voice Singers Choice Recital: Canzoni Preferiti
Under the direction of instructor Linda Noble Brown, the Advanced Voice class at College of Marin presents a fall concert recital of favorite art songs and arias. It will be a program of songs by the likes of Mozart, Schumann, Wolf, and Faure, as well as arias from the traditional canon by Bizet, Puccini, Verdi and Bellini, and perhaps even a couple songs from traditional musical theatre to round off the program.
Monday, September 30, 11:10 a.m.
Reset Your Future: A Four-Week Workshop Series for Student Veterans
Student veterans are invited to take advantage of a unique offering – a free series of coaching workshops specifically designed to help veterans get clear about the steps they need to take for successful re-entry into civilian society. Professional life coaches, Ann V. Moreno and Marilyn Spoja, will lead the program. Each participant will get to set a goal, create a plan and learn strategies to navigate life challenges as well as receive a coaching session and access to an online supportive community 24/7. Register at the Office of Student Affairs, in the Vet Center, or online. More information is available at Reset-Go.
COM Drama Department Presents A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
When it made its Broadway debut in 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire paved the way for a whole new genre of theatrical experience steeped in the technique of “method acting.” Emotionally fragile Blanche DuBois, struggling to hang on to her stability and the disappearing world of Southern gentility, arrives in the hot, steamy, squalid French Quarter of New Orleans where her pregnant sister Stella is living with her husband Stanley Kowalski. Stanley is a force of nature, primal, brutish, and sensual. When Blanche sets up court in his house, Stanley becomes infuriated and the collision between the two causes Blanche to draw deeper into the world of illusion and fantasy. One of Broadway’s most celebrated plays of all time, “Streetcar” won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for Best Play and has enjoyed many awards and nominations throughout several revivals since its premiere. On Oct. 13, the director and members of the production will be available to speak to the audience after the show. For more information about upcoming events, visit the Drama Department seasonal calendar.
Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m., First Dress Preview: $10
Box Office hours: Tuesday through Friday, 2 – 6 p.m. and one hour before Saturday and Sunday performances; (415) 485-9385. Online purchases can be made at brownpapertickets.com.
Jazz Ensemble Benefit Concert
The College of Marin Jazz Band will be sharing the stage with local saxophone master Mel Martin, who has been performing and recording with Bebop and Beyond, a group he founded and serves as artistic director. Martin has a rich history of collaboration with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, McCoy Tyner and Freddie Hubbard. He is equally at home playing rock and pop and has performed and recorded with James Brown, BB King and Santana. We hope you join us for this special event. Half of all ticket sales will benefit the College of Marin Music Department. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Fenix box office at (415) 813-5600.
Twice a year the COM Job Placement Center sponsors seasonal job fairs for students, alumni and community members to meet the employers directly and network with others. We invite and encourage potential employees to attend with resumes in hand, dressed for success.
Annual Fall Job Fair
Employers from various growing Bay Area companies will be on hand to meet prospective employees among the student population, alumni and community members. Come explore entry-level, technical and professional positions in full-time, part-time, temporary and volunteer situations. Bring your resumé for on-the-spot advice and immediate job applications. Don’t forget to check the free online job search provided by COM, powered by NACElink. It has local, national, and international positions available for students, alumni and community members. Participating employers include Macy’s, AT&T, Jamba Juice, Home Depot, Target, UPS, Subway, Cedars of Marin, Wells Fargo, After College, Urban Outfitters, Susie Cakes, Mountain Mikes Pizza, Nelson Staffing, Express Employment Professionals, Legal Shield, and the U.S. Army. For more information, contact the Job Placement Center, (415) 485-9410.
College of Marin Yard Sale of Surplus District Property
The best way to recycle is find new uses for old things. Come by and discover great deals on hundreds of items looking for new homes. On sale are file cabinets, desks, couches, chairs, thousands of books, and a variety of equipment such as hospital beds, stretchers, computer-related items and audio-visual equipment. Items will be sold for pennies on the dollar and prices are negotiable. Sales are final. All items have been approved as surplus by the district Board of Trustees. Proceeds will benefit the College general fund. For more information, contact Melinda Molloy(415) 884-3101.
Students, their families and members of the community are invited to meet with representatives from more than 30 colleges at the annual College of Marin Transfer Day. The free event is an opportunity to explore transfer options to a four-year college or university such as a University of California, California State University, or an independent, on-line or out-of-state institution. School representatives will be available to discuss admission requirements, academic programs, fees, housing, scholarships and financial aid. They will also highlight majors they offer and provide an overview of campus life. College of Marin counselors and staff will be on hand to make this a special event. For more information, visit the Transfer and Career Center to see scheduled workshops hosted by Counseling Services and call (415) 485-9671 to reserve a spot.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
The Board of Trustees of the Marin Community College District endorsed Hispanic Heritage Month this week joining a national month-long observance of the “expanding prominence of the Hispanic contributions to American history, values and culture.” The trustees noted the “millions of Hispanic men and women who have migrated to the U.S. from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and other Latin American countries in search of peace, freedom, educational opportunities and a better future.” National Hispanic Heritage Month is traditionally observed from September 15 to October 15 of each year with events throughout the country. The national observance month evolved from a “National Hispanic Heritage Week” resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives back in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, it was expanded to a month-long event by President Ronald Reagan and was enacted into law. For more information, visit a rich trove of information at the Hispanic Heritage Month website.
Parking Permit Renewals Due
Preparedness: Beyond Dialing 9-1-1
Evening Administration Information
Evening administrators are available on both campuses Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact an administrator at the number listed below:
Accreditation Progress Report Available for Your Review
You are invited to read our accreditation progress report and provide feedback through your respective senate presidents. The draft report, available online, responds to nine recommendations made earlier this year by a visiting accreditation team as well as 26 planning agenda items included in the Institutional Self Study Report 2010. I think you will be impressed with what the College has accomplished in recent years. The final draft is due in mid-October.
Midweek and Weekend Hours for IVC Farm and Garden
Buy fresh organic produce at the Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden. To learn more about what’s growing on the Farm, sign up for the Farm Bulletin.
Wednesdays and Saturdays
HR Helpful Hint: Conference Leave Requests
New editable online forms are available for faculty requesting conference leaves. Requests are handled by the Professional Affairs Committee, which makes recommendations about faculty requests for reimbursement expenses to the vice president of student learning. If you would like more information about the process, please visit the Faculty Handbook Section XI on Professional Opportunities. Applications must be time-stamped by HR at least 15 days prior to a requested leave to be eligible for approval and funding.
New Hours for Food Truck at IVC
Monday through Friday
Women’s Soccer v. Los Medanos
Submissions to the Weekly Briefing
Please submit information no later than Friday for the following week. Submissions received later than Friday will be included in the next week’s edition.
Have a great weekend,
President's Weekly Briefing Web Page