COM to Commemorate Veterans Day with Special Film Screening
Don’t Forget: Clocks Go Back One Hour on Sunday
Final Two Weeks to Experience Diebenkorn Exhibit
Through November 14
Employee Discount For Cirque Du Soleil
Under the Big Top at AT&T Park
Corner of third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard
San Francisco, 94158
In the event of a disaster or major emergency, evacuations may be necessary and all staff and faculty in each building should agree in advance on an outdoor meeting place away from the building. A building evacuation will occur when a fire alarm sounds or upon notification by Campus Police or emergency personnel. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you prepare:
Reset Your Future: A 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.
Tuesdays, November 5, 26, and December 5
Drop-in Moodle Workshop
Faculty and staff are invited to bring any questions you might have about navigating Moodle, the College online learning management system. This drop-in open lab on Friday provides a time to learn to post files and videos, organize class pages, insert images, combine files in folders, use new Moodle tools, books and student-created glossaries, learn to drag ’n’ drop items, set up the grade book and any other ongoing issues you may have. For more information, visit the Moodle site or contact Kathleen Smyth, Distance Education Coordinator, ext. 7578 or Alice Dieli, Instructional Technologist, ext. 7540.
Friday, November 1, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Physical Graffiti: A Fall Dance Concert
Choreography: College of Marin Dance Faculty
Fridays and Saturdays, November 1, 2, 8 and 9, 8 p.m.
Advanced Voice Recital: Feminine Musique
Linda Noble Brown, instructor
Monday, November 4, 11:10 a.m.
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.
New Date and Time for Final Diebenkorn Lecture
Diebenkorn and the Philosophy of Drawing
John Rapko, who teaches Art History for College of Marin and Ethics for California College of the Arts, will be on campus to discuss the drawing of artist Richard Diebenkorn. It is the last in a series of lectures complementing The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949–1992, an extraordinary exhibit on display through November 14. The Fine Arts Gallery is open weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8 p.m.
(PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME)
Jazz Ensemble at the Seahorse
Come swing in Sausalito with the College of Marin Jazz Ensemble directed by Cayce Carnahan. Great music, great food and a great atmosphere. Bring your dancing shoes.
Monday, November 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
International Education Week
You are invited to participate in International Education Week to be held Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, November 14. This is the college’s first time participating in the nationwide event sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and will include three days of cultural events including speakers, music, dance, demonstrations, and panel discussions on the Kentfield Campus. For more information, contact the International Education Office at (415) 485-9316.
Tuesday, November 12
Wednesday, November 13
Thursday, November 14
Perennial Propagation in the Autumn Garden
Come enjoy the bounty of the autumn garden. November is the ideal time to divide plants and increase your perennial and fruit gardens. This hands-on workshop will cover basic principles and practices of vegetative propagation including bulb culture, perennial division and the art of taking strong cuttings and starting perennials from seed. Everyone will take home a wealth of free garden-ready plant material. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for rain. Register online by November 13. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Master Gardeners receive three continuing education hours. For more information, contact Liz Peer.
The class is taught by Wendy Johnson, Environmental Landscape instructor at the College of Marin and advisor to the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden program. She is one of the founders of the organic Farm and Garden Program at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and is the author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate (2008). Vic Stavig, an organic gardening student specializing in propagation, will be assisting the class. She heads the Farm Club and volunteers at the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden.
Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Board of Trustees meeting information from October 15, 2013, is available online. You can also see the meetings online at justin.tv. The next meeting regular Board meeting is:
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
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.
This is the second lecture of Hooked on Marin, an exciting four-part speaker series celebrating the region. Hooked on Marin is a community-based partnership of Marin County public service agencies and educational districts. Each event focuses on one aspect of what makes Marin County a unique place to live. Terry McGovern, College of Marin Drama instructor and one of the Bay area's most versatile performers, will be the moderator. Sign up early. A limited number of seats are 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. Next in the series:
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.
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.
Chamber Music Recitals
Jessica Ivry, director
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Free parking for weekend events; Monday – Thursday evenings, please park in student parking only. Weekday parking passes ($3) may be purchased from the machine in parking lot 2. For more information, go online or call (415) 485-9460.
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.
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
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:
Fresh Organic Produce at the 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, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Contra Costa
Men’s Soccer vs. Modesto
Women’s Volleyball vs. Alameda
Men’s Basketball vs. CCSF Tournament
Women’s Basketball vs. Las Positas
Yolanda Herda Petrus van Ecke, Ph.D, a licensed marriage and family therapist and adjunct Psychology professor at the College of Marin, passed away recently. Yolanda, a recipient of the Golden Bell Teachers Award, was recognized in 2008 for exemplary education. She worked at City College of San Francisco, CalWORKs, and had a private practice. After a private ceremony, she was placed at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. A Celebration of Life will be held this weekend. To RSVP or if you would like to speak at the celebration, please contact Wes Patton, (415) 335-5615. Correspondence may be sent to: 270 Judson Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Doctors Without Borders.
Sunday November 3, 2:30 p.m.
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