Board of Trustees Meeting
Board of Trustees meeting information from October 15, 2013 is available online.
Environmental Activist Marty Griffin to Meet Students
The College community is invited to join Instructor Joe Mueller and his Environmental Science students in welcoming celebrated environmental activist Dr. Marty Griffin who is visiting the class after a showing of the documentary Rebel With a Cause, a film about Marin conservation efforts in which he is featured. Griffin, 93, fought against numerous developments that would have brought hundreds of miles of freeways to the area. He defended against housing developments on Bolinas Lagoon and Tomales Bay that would have more than doubled the population and required damming the Russian and Eel rivers and the erection of a nuclear plant in Bodega Bay. He is the author of Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast: The Battles for Audubon Canyon Ranch, Point Reyes, & California's Russian River.
Thursday, October 17, 4:30 p.m.
Diebenkorn Lecture Series Begins Tonight
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.
Schedule a Low Cost Flu Shot
The flu season is upon us. You can get a flu shot on either campus through the College Health Center which will be available at various times throughout the week. Anyone wishing to receive a shot must be at least 18 years old. The Health Center is not a Medicare provider and is not able to bill insurance plans. The cost is $10 for students, faculty, and staff and $20 for others.
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.
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 8 p.m.
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.
Hooked on Marin Speaker Series
Hooked On Marin, a community-based partnership of Marin County public service agencies and educational districts, have come together for a second year to celebrate the region with a four-part winter lecture series on a broad range of interesting local topics. Each event focuses on one aspect of what makes Marin County a unique place to live. Terry McGovern, College of Marin instructor and one of the Bay area's most versatile performers, will be the moderator. Sign up early. There are a limited number of seats available for each event. Admission is $15 per event or $40 for the full series. To order tickets, visit Hooked on Marin, or call (415) 945-3730. The four events are:
Discovering California Native Peoples with The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM)
Speakers: Betty Goerke, author of Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel and Legend (2007) and Discovering Native People at Point Reyes (2012) and Ralph Shanks, author of Indian Baskets of Central California: Art, Culture and History (2006) and California Indian Baskets (2010).
Inside the Star Wars Model Shop
Speaker: Lorne Peterson, visual effects artist for the entire Star Wars saga and for many other films, including Indiana Jones, Men in Black, and ET, gives an inside look at the science and secrets behind the artful models and sculptures of Star Wars.
Trains in Marin: Past and Future
Speaker: Richard G. Torney, a Marin native and rail fan, will discuss the 40-year era of green electric trains connecting Fairfax, San Rafael, San Anselmo, and Mill Valley with a ferry terminal in Sausalito. Torney will share historic photos of Marin trains from the 1870s–1960s and compare them with recent photos of the same locations.
Marin County Rock ’n’ Roll Music History
Speakers: Richie Unterberger, rock historian and College of Marin instructor, will share rare archival video and audio footage from the 1960s and 1970s and Ben Fong-Torres of Rolling Stone magazine will join the panel to share stories from living legends of rock ’n’ roll.
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.
Meet the COM Board Candidates
You are invited to meet the candidates for the College of Marin Board of Trustees at a public forum sponsored by the Associated Students College of Marin (ASCOM) and the League of Women Voters of Marin County. Three of seven trustee seats are up for election on November 5. Incumbents Barbara Dolan, Diana Conti, and Wanden Treanor and challenger Brady Bevis will be at a the forum. You can also view the candidates during a League of Women Voters Debate, an event that was filmed September 17, at the Community Media Center of Marin and is now posted online at the League of Women Voters website. For more information, contact Dr. Arnulfo Cedillo, director, Student Affairs/Health Center, at (415) 485-9375; or Vickie Lamke at (415) 485-9376.
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.
Immigration Reform Forum: Film and Discussion
The Canal Alliance and the College are co-hosting a “No Dumb Questions” forum featuring young Arizona immigration activist, Erika Andiola, who appears in a heartwarming documentary, The Dream is Now. The forum includes a showing of the 30-minute film about people affected by the broken immigration system by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning director of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth. Following the film, Andiola and one of the youths also featured in the film, will discuss struggles that immigrants face and what she hopes for her future. Expect to be inspired! For information, call (415) 306-0443.
Friday, October 25
Thai Dance Troupe to Perform National Epic
The Moradokmai Dance Troupe will be on campus teaching a Thai dance workshop and performing the Ramakien, the national epic, which is an interactive contemporary Thai musical play addressing themes of mankind’s role in the universe. It is a unique opportunity to experience Thailand from performers who have studied theater, dance and western art under the leadership of Jana Prakal Chandruang (Khru Chang), a leading Thai actor. The performers live communally, growing their own crops to sustain a simple way of life and art. The Moradokmai Dance Troupe has performed all over the world.
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.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Soccer Kick About
All students are invited to play (or cheer) on the international, co-ed soccer team that meets weekly. 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 .
Evening Public Service Information Has Changed
Evening public service assistants are available on both campuses Monday through Thursday. On the Kentfield Campus, they are available 4 – 8 p.m. On the Indian Valley Campus, they are available 4 – 7:30 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact an administrator at a number listed below:
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
Women’s Soccer vs. Folsom
Submissions to the Weekly Briefing
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Have a great weekend,
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