Campus Memo for September 26, 2008
Awards and Congratulations
Earlier this month, thanks to the efforts of International/Intercultural Studies Dean Duane Kubo and IIS instructor Mae Lee, De Anza was awarded a grant for $1.2 million from the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program of the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used for programs to meet the needs of AANAPI students, such as:
Other reasons to celebrate De Anza's success:
Voter Education Series
What: Faculty Panel on 2008 Presidential Elections
What: Andale Welcome Event for New Students & Parents
What: Voter Education on Immigration Legislation
What: Film Screening and Community Dialogue: Brett Morgen's CHICAGO 10
For more information on these events and other election activities on campus, contact ICCE staff at ext. 8349 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for weekly "Youth Vote 2008" e-mail bulletins on election events.
Election Night Event
Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition at the Euphrat
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 30
Call Jan Rindfleisch at ext. 8836 for more information.
Fujitsu Planetarium Free Shows
"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity"
When: Friday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. (30-40 minutes)
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m. (30-40 minutes)
Fall Job Fair
When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, contact Cindy Lister at ext. 5716 or email@example.com.
Enjoy "A Night of Magic"
When: Saturday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
News Briefs and Updates
Interim Appointments, Reorganization and Administrative Searches
Filling the position of interim associate vice president of Academic Services is language arts instructor Lydia Hearn, who last year served as interim dean of Language Arts.
Finance & College Services, led by Vice President Jeanine Hawk, has been renamed Educational Resources & College Operations. Donna Jones-Dulin's position as director of College Services has been reclassified as associate vice president of College Operations, reflecting the area's new name and the level of collegewide responsibility and breadth of duties her position encompasses.
Searches for permanent appointments to the positions of vice president of Instruction and vice president of Student Services have been renewed with the hope of filling those positions by the end of fall quarter.
Measures E and C
The Big Game is Back!
When: Saturday, Oct. 4
RSVP by Oct. 2 for free BBQ & game admission with OwlCard or Staff ID--$5 without. Only 200 available. For tickets/info: Student Activities Office, Room 2009, 650.949.7282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance Learning Fall Training
Faculty and Staff News
The Employee of the Month Committee Needs Your Help!
If you can't serve on the committee, it only takes a few minutes to express how a Classified Professional has made an impact or impression on you with his or her hard work and dedication to the job. Please pass along this very important message to keep the Employee of the Month committee alive! Contact: Patty Jobs at email@example.com or ext. 8711.
Congratulations to De Anza Employees
New Hires--Veronica Aparicio, Admissions and Records; Blue Barela, College Services; David Byars, Library Services; Emigdio Cervantes, College Services; Adam Contreras, College Services; Tammy Ehle, Technology Resources; Olga Evert, Academic Services; Ilan Glasman, Creative Arts instructor; Esther Halwani, Disability Support Services; Lucy Hirata, Child Development; Linda Koyama, Child Development; Gary Lewis, College Services; Ram Subramaniam, Chemistry instructor; Stephen Fletcher, Assessment Center supervisor; Mehrdad Khosravi, Math instructor; Iaroslav Kryliouk, Math instructor; Phong Lam, Diversity Office; Mark Larson, Applied Technologies instructor; William Madden, Counseling; Christine Magnin, HOPE; Tram Mai Nguyen, Counseling; Ellen Miller, Workforce Development; April Qian, Distance Learning; Susan Roberts, Special Education; Michelle Sampson, College Services; Maura Vidal, College Services; Rosilyne Wright, Special Education
Promotions-- Rich Schroeder, dean of Physical Education and Athletics; Rob Mieso, director of Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools; Joan Penna-Ferrick, Admissions & Records coordinator; Kim Te, Academic Services technician, senior; Nina Van, Financial Aid outreach coordinator
Professional Growth Awards--Eloise Alvarez, Silvia Bichler, Larry Bloom, Mary Browning, Pisamai Chamkasem, Mi Chang, Larry Ching, Mary Clark, Max Gilleland, Melissa Ingalls, Norma Johnstone, Bachmai Kha, Lisa Kirk, Keri Kirkpatrick, Cindy Lister, Krista MacCubbin, Rob Mieso, Blanche Monary, Jennifer Nguyen, Henry Nguyen, Thao Phuong Nguyen, Irene Niazov, Kelly Pettit, Janet Schmidt, Cynthia Smith, Binh Thai, May Thai, Judy Ting, Nina Van
Service Recognition Awards--Rudy Carranza, Miguel Ordaz, Jose Reyes
Longevity Awards--Ed Breault, Nancy Chao, Nancy Cole, Frances Frazer, Patty Jobs, Bachmai Kha, Lu Joy, Krista MacCubbin, Lesley McCortney, Joe Ngo, Henry Nguyen, Olivia Patlan, Ivan Roderiques, Amelia Sanchez, Lori Susi, Ryan Tao, May Thai
Administrative Achievement Award--Caron Blinick, for recognition of excellence in her work for three consecutive years.
Administrative Development Leave--John Swensson
Distinguished Educator Awards 2007-2008
Spring 2007--Richard Lopez
The inspiration to bestow the Distinguished Educator Award on Richard Lopez came with the thunderous applause that greeted him at the Math Performance Success celebration in 2007. The affection and respect expressed by his students and colleagues were compelling testimony to his brilliance as an instructor. Read more...
Winter 2008--Eugene Rodriguez and Julie Phillips
Eugene Rodriguez says that when he started teaching, he had a very different approach from his current teaching style. "When I first started here I was largely using what I learned from graduate school," he recalls, "lots of information but not really that in tune with where the students were coming from." But art and times change, and Rodriguez has adapted well. "I have met some amazing people who have helped me grow into my own regarding pedagogy and methodology," he says. Read more...
Winter 2008--Julie Phillips
Julie Phillips, environmental studies instructor and Morgan Family Chair in Environmental Studies, is passionate about teaching and stewardship of the earth. "We have to change the way we teach and motivate our students. We must work in teams -- both faculty and students -- to learn about environmental stewardship. The skills of leadership, team-building and stewardship must be taught to every student who enters De Anza College," says Phillips. Read more...
Spring 2008--Pauline Yeckley
Librarian Pauline Yeckley was hired in 1986 to convert the card catalog to computers. "Not an easy task," says Yeckley. But she knows her hard work paid off, and so does anyone else who has ever used the library computer database or website. Yeckley's nominators and staff say her approach to her job is a simple one: "Think of the students." Read more...
Summer 2008--Bill Nagel
Bill Nagel is one of those professors who could act very proud of his years of experience, but always approaches students with a simple and positive attitude. "My assumption is that students take graphic design classes because they have experienced some level of enjoyment or success with art, the computer, the creative process, problem solving or any type of visual communication," Nagel says. "I try to teach the fundamentals of graphic design in a context that respects this enjoyment and builds their confidence." Nagel believes that student mistakes and errors are not so much "wrong" as they are opportunities to learn how to be better designers. "I choose to enjoy myself in the classroom and I feel this helps create a non-threatening environment for the students." Read more...
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