Soccer Kick About
All students are invited to play (or cheer) on the international, co-ed soccer team that meets weekly at the Indian Valley Campus. It’s a great way to get exercise and make friends with our growing global student population. Last semester, about 100 international students attended the Intensive English Program in Novato or credit classes in Kentfield. What an opportunity to meet friends from around the world! For more information, contact Brady Meyring who wrote an article about international students on campus in the Echo Times student newspaper.
September Data Nugget
Do you know these facts about COM’s enrollment data? What are the ages of the youngest and oldest students attending credit/noncredit classes at College of Marin this semester (fall 2013)?
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.
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.
A Streetcar Named Desire Opens Tonight
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.
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
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.
Board of Trustees Meeting
You can view the reports from the September 17 Board meeting online. They include the Fall Enrollment Report, the Midterm Report 2013 presentation and the Tech Plan Update/Action. The next meeting is:
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.
Diebenkorn Lecture Series
College of Marin will host a series of free lectures in conjunction with the Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949–1992 exhibit at the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery. The three-lecture series will focus on this extraordinary exhibit of internationally acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn whose work is on display through November 14. The Fine Arts Gallery is open weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Lecture Series No. 1: The Figuration of Abstraction
Anu Vikram, professor of Art History, College of Marin and San Jose State University
Lecture Series No. 2: Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years
Timothy Anglin Burgard, Ednah Root Curator of American Art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Burgard was co-curator of Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years and author of a major essay in the accompanying artist’s Catalogue published earlier this year.
Lecture Series No. 3: Diebenkorn and Drawing
John Rapko, professor of Art History and Ethics, College of Marin and UC Berkeley
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.
Advanced Voice Recital: Feminine Musique
Linda Noble Brown, instructor
The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949–1992
Come by the new Fine Arts Gallery and experience this extraordinary exhibit of internationally acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn. On display are 38 pieces that have never been publicly viewed. It is a unique and celebratory exhibit offering an intimate glimpse into the artist’s evolution spanning more than 40 years. The seven-week exhibit has been curated by Chester Arnold, chair of the Fine Arts Department, in collaboration with the Diebenkorn Foundation . After its debut at the new College gallery, it will travel to other educational and community venues throughout the country. The show is open to the public free of charge.
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:
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
IVC Food Truck Hours
Monday through Friday
Women’s Soccer vs. Solano
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