January 14, 2009
Inauguration of Barack Obama
You are invited to witness a live TV broadcast of this historic event.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20
8:30 a.m. -- Call to Order, Invocation and Musical Selections
Where: Campus Center Dining Room and Conference Rooms A&B
Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a discussion led by Dr. Steven Millner, Chair of African American Studies Department at SJSU. Sponsored by the African Ancestry Association and DASB.
When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The topic of discussion will be: "Post-Obama -- What are the challenges that face African Americans? Is the dream still necessary?" Faculty are encouraged to bring their students to this event. For more information, contact Phong Lam, ext. 5559.
Hollywood Literary Manager and Educator to Visit Campus
Highly respected screenwriting educator Leslie Kallen will host a workshop and podcast for all faculty, staff and students. Sponsored by the Creative Arts Division and DASB.
When: Friday, Jan. 16
"Hollywood North" will be a monthly interactive show about all things film, television and media, taped in front of a live audience and hosted by Department Chair Zaki Lisha and Barak Goldman, and produced by students led by Scott Pemberton. For more information, contact Barak Goldman, ext. 8879.
Instructor to Hold Film Screening, Book Signing
Glenn Lovell, Film/TV instructor, will present film clips followed by questions and answers and a book signing of his newly published work "Escape Artist: the Life and Films of John Sturges."
When: Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m.
Lovell examines Sturges's childhood in California during the Great Depression; his apprenticeship in the editing department of RKO Pictures, where he worked on such films as "Gunga Din" and "Of Human Bondage;" his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II; and his emergence as one of the first independent producer-directors in Hollywood.
Filipino American Students -- What Hinders Their Success?
A workshop for all faculty, staff and students will include a panel discussion on what hinders Filipino students' success at De Anza, handouts and resources, poetry performances and free Filipino food. Sponsored by the Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE), APALI, and the Filipino American Student Club. PAA/PGA credit available.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Please RSVP to ICCE at ext. 8439.
Following Jean's Lead: Strategizing for Change at De Anza
You are invited to a retreat for faculty and staff interested in forwarding the social justice agenda at De Anza. On the first day of this school year, we lost one Jean Miller, one of the strongest voices on our campus for that agenda. For many years, faculty and staff at De Anza have been working hard to make De Anza a better place for our students, our faculty, our staff, as well as for the communities we serve. That work has involved strategizing, leadership development, and much hard work. To develop your skills and become a stronger part of that work, please come to our retreat.
When: Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Facilitated by Cynthia Kaufman and Eugene Rodriguez. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity. Please RSVP to Cynthia Kaufman.
Mark Your Calendars
Grand Opening of New Campus Arts Facility
Please join us in "Celebrating Creativity" -- the grand opening of our Visual & Performing Arts Center.
When: Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
Friday: 10 a.m. -- Ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by tours, Euphrat Museum of Art opening exhibit "Looking Back, Looking Forward"
8-9 p.m. -- Piano concert by Howard Na, former De Anza student and Van Cliburn competition participant. Seating is limited.
Saturday: 7-9 p.m. -- John Russell and the De Anza Wind Ensemble
RSVP for both events by Feb. 9 to Tina Woo, ext. 8705.
A Call to Action on Climate Change
Join students, faculty and staff from more than 100 campuses across the nation for "Global Warming Solutions," and help make the world a cooler place. Tour the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies at 8:30 a.m. and then enjoy speakers, conversations with policymakers including staff for U.S. Representative Mike Honda as well as Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney, among others, and workshops on taking action.
When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Community and Civic Engagement, Department of Environmental Studies, WISE 37 and Students for Justice. For more information, contact Cynthia Kaufman, ext. 8887.
Sponsored by De Anza Health Services and Stanford Blood Center.
When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please allow one hour for the donation procedure. Drop-ins are welcome. To make a reservation, call the Stanford Blood Center at 888.723.7831.
"Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project" uses X-rays and CT scans to explore the effects of terrorism on civilian populations worldwide.
When: Feb. 9-27
See the Library Web site for hours of operation.
Silicon Valley Reads Presents Brian Copeland
Brian Copeland, KGO Radio host and author of "Not a Genuine Black Man," will speak at De Anza as one of Silicon Valley Reads (http://siliconvalleyreads.org/2008-09/) events. The Silicon Valley community will be reading and discussing Copeland's funny, poignant memoir, the foundation of his popular one-man show performed in New York City and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco, where it was the longest-running solo show in the city's history.
When: Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend this free event. Please consider bringing your classes. Copeland's book will be available at the event and at the De Anza Bookstore.
New Student & Parent Open House 2009
Join Director of Outreach and Relations with Schools Rob Mieso at this new event for high school students and their parents that replaces our two weeknight student and parent events. All divisions, departments, programs and services are invited to participate. We expect a large turnout and are planning a festive and welcoming event, with music, refreshments and activities including on-site application, Counseling 100 registration, info table visits, program area tours, and breakout sessions.
When: Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, contact Rob Mieso, ext. 8835.
News Briefs and Updates
|Sandra Sokabe, December 2008
"I really enjoy working with the students at De Anza College," says Sokabe. "I have found that I am able to utilize both my nursing as well as counseling skills in this position, which has been great. I am also very happy to have some of the best colleagues!""
Rachelle Burt, January 2009
"After graduating from Arizona State University in 2005, I was looking for a job that could really fit my personality," Burt says. "I really enjoyed going to a community college myself and I couldn't wait to work at one. Community college offers such a diverse group of students, and I love how De Anza is really a college of the community."