Final Week to Visit the Diebenkorn Exhibit
You have just two weeks to see The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949–1992, an extraordinary exhibit of internationally acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn. On display at our new Fine Arts Gallery are 38 pieces that have never been publicly viewed. The exhibit, curated by Chester Arnold, chair of the Fine Arts Department, in collaboration with the Diebenkorn Foundation, is traveling to other educational and community venues throughout the country. The show is open to the public free of charge. For additional information there is an article about the exhibit in this week’s SF Chronicle by Art Critic Kenneth Baker.
Final Lecture in Series This Week: 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 discuss the drawings 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.
The Last Weekend of Physical Graffiti: A Fall Dance Concert
Choreography: College of Marin Dance Faculty
Featuring guest performances by the San Domenico Dance Ensemble, directed by Erica Smith; and Primus Ballet Theatre, which is presenting the world premiere of Allegory of the Cave, choreographed by Cole Companion.
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
Veterans Center Screening Of Documentary On Battle of Khe Sanh
Filmmakers To Join Local Veterans For Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 14
Back By Popular Demand: Moodle Open Labs
Thursday, November 14, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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.
Hooked on Marin Speaker Series
Inside the Star Wars Model Shop
Speaker: Lorne Peterson, visual effects artist for the entire Star Wars saga and for many other films, including Men in Black, ET and Willow, gives an inside look at the science and secrets behind the artful models and sculptures of Star Wars. Peterson received an Academy Award and a British Academy Award for Visual Effects for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He is the author of Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop.
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
College Chamber Music students will perform in small ensembles of trios and quartets, under the direction of Jessica Ivry. A different repertoire will be performed each evening. To receive performance notices electronically, email the Music Department or join the mailing list online. For more information, go online or call (415) 485-9460.
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.
Reset Your Future: A Workshop Series for Student Veterans
Student veterans and their dependents are invited to participate in an ongoing series of free coaching workshops specifically designed to help them 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.
Preparing for a Campus Power Failure
Blackouts or power failures can happen at any time. If a power failure occurs during daylight, the college will remain open. Phone and emergency systems will continue to operate and most rooms on campus will have enough ambient light to continue activities. During a nighttime power failure, however, classes may be excused after 15 minutes. During a night outage, remain calm. Use whatever light sources you have and wait in your room or area. If lights have not come back on after 15 minutes, have your students or staff make their way to their cars and leave the campus. Updates about the power failure and affected areas will be sent out through AlertU, the campus texting service for emergencies. To sign up for AlertU, go to www.alertu.org/mccd, or text “MCCD” to 253788 and reply with “Y”. There is no charge to sign up; standard text message rates may apply.
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
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. Napa
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,
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