Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Coming Up

Friday, February 21, 2014

• 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., African American Heritage Month – Young Gifted & Black SHEroes Performance, Skyline College, Building 1, Main Theater
• 5:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. San Mateo (DH), Skyline College
• 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball vs. Canada College (DH), Skyline College

Saturday, February 22, 2014

• 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., National TRiO Day, Skyline College
Monday, February 24, 2014
• 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Science in Action Lecture Series, Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7106

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

• 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m., African American Heritage Month – African Americans in Math & Sciences Panel Discussion, Skyline College, Building 1, Art Gallery
• 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B
• 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Cal Grant Workshop for Transfer Students, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117B

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

• 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Transfer Center- CSU East Bay Rep Visit, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
• 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Transfer Articulation Bridge Program, Skyline College, Transfer Center Building 2, Room 2227
• 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B

Thursday, February 27, 2014

• 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., African American Heritage Month – Closing Events: Information, Entertainment & Spoken Word Competition, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
• 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Foster Youth Sensitivity Training, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6204
• 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Lab, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B

Friday, February 28, 2014

• All Day Event, Men’s Basketball Regional Playoffs
• All Day Event, Women’s Basketball Regional Playoffs

For the latest information on events and activities happening at Skyline College, please view our calendar.

If you would like to include your college event or activity on the calendar, please submit the event, date, time and location to Cherie Colin via email at colinc@smccd.edu.

Join San Mateo Athletic Club

San Mateo Athletic Club LogoAs we continue to achieve new milestones at the San Mateo Athletic Club (SMAC), we are pleased to be able to announce a dues rollback for staff of the District which was approved by the Board of Trustees at it’s meeting on December 11, 2013. Since SMAC opened, Chancellor Ron Galatolo has insisted that as the club achieves financial success, he would recommend to the Board that rates for staff be lowered. Details of the new rates for the regular and non-prime time plans are as follows:

Faculty/Staff                       Monthly Dues                      Non Prime Time

Individual                            $35                                        $17.50

Couple                                 $60                                        $30.00

Family                                  $80                                        $40.00

The health and wellness of our team is very important to us. We are pleased to initiate this dues rollback effective February 1, 2014. As SMAC continues to grow, we will continue to offer staff incentives to membership.

If you have any questions about your membership or about becoming a member yourself, please call San Mateo Athletic Club and speak with a Membership Team representative at (650) 378-7373.

Article by Tom Bauer.

VITA is Back! Free Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation Assistance

SparkPoint at Skyline College and the Business Division, in partnership with Earn it! Keep it! Save it!, are excited to announce free income tax preparation assistance for students, faculty, staff and community members (households that earned less than $52,000 in 2013).

Taxes will be prepared every Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, March 29, 2014 (except February 15), from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building 8, Room 8209. Please call SparkPoint at Skyline College at (650) 738-7035 to make an appointment.

Last year, student volunteers from Instructor John Miller’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) class were able to complete over 280 tax returns, resulting in over $297,000 being returned to the community. We expect to complete even more returns this year, so book your appointment today!

For more information about VITA, please visit Sparkpoint.

For more information on SparkPoint at Skyline College, please visit the SparkPoint website or contact Dr. William Watson, Director at william.watson@smccd.edu.

Like us on FaceBook[2]Article and Photo by Adolfo Leiva.

Allensworth Exhibit Extended!

Allensworth Exhibit FlyerCome and visit the Skyline College Library to experience the inspiring Allensworth exhibit. The historic town of Allensworth tells a story of the all-black settlement in California’s Central Valley. The exhibit is a great representation of self-determination for all Californians in the areas of education and economic development. The exhibit at Skyline College is a collaborative effort between the Bay Area CITD, the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College and the African American Museum & Library of Oakland.

Allensworth Exhibit PhotosThe Allensworth Exhibit is open to the entire campus as well as the general public on the following days:

Monday through Thursday: 8am until 9pm

Friday: 8am until 2pm

Saturday: 10am until 2pm

If you would like to bring your class on a guided tour of the exhibit, or for more information on the African Diaspora Program please contact, Pcyeta Stroud at stroudp@smccd.edu.

Article written by Pcyeta Stroud. Flyers by Elizabeth Tablan.


Phi Theta Kappa Spring Scholarship

PTKThe Phi Theta Kappa Spring scholarship application, is now open for continuing students. The scholarships administered on this application are for students who plan to continue their education at a two-year college in the fall. More than $260,000 will be awarded through these scholarships:

• The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy students.

• The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

• The GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Scholarship for Business majors.

• The Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship for ADMJ and EMC majors.

Please encourage your students to apply. Skyline College student Gilbert Arellano won the 2013 Resureccion Public Safety Scholarship for Public Safety Leadership and Skyline College student Jamela Brown received the 2012 Leaders of Promise Scholarship. Applications are due April 30.  Download the application now at ptk.org

Article by Dr. Christine Case

WOW! Voices Now

Women on Writing
A Morning of Readings and Refreshments

 Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Student & Community Center
Building 6, Room 6202

Women on Writing FlyerYou are cordially invited to a festive morning of readings, conversation and conviviality. This year WOW! is scaling back from a day-long conference, and we’re delighted to host a lively morning event to celebrate the WOW! community and creative spirit. Acclaimed authors Caroline Goodwin and Kirstin Valdez Quade kick off the program by reading their work, and then we’ll enjoy an Open Reading. Please join us!

Featured Readings:

Kirstin Valdez Quade

Stanford University Creative Writing Program

Author of fiction in The New Yorker, Narrative, Guernica, The Best American Short Stories 2013, and elsewhere

Caroline Goodwin

Poet Laureate of San Mateo County California College of the Arts MFA Program Stanford University Writer’s Studio

Author of Trapline and Kodiak Herbal

For more information, contact Kathleen McClung at mcclungk@smccd.edu.

A Middle College is Coming To Skyline College


Keeping a 2012-2017 Strategic Plan promise to strengthen community connections, Skyline College will open its doors starting the 2015-2016 academic year to a Middle College for high school students from the Jefferson Union High School and the San Mateo Union High School districts.  The Middle College will allow concurrently enrolled high school students to explore their career technology education aspirations, earn a high school diploma and simultaneously earn college units toward a certificate and/or an associate degree and/or toward being able to transfer to four-year university.

Raymond Jones, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Interim Director to plan, develop and implement this innovative educational option for high school students who are capable and independent learners but whose needs are not being met in the traditional high school environment.  The Middle College is a bold, creative and innovative educational enterprise for keeping Skyline College’s commitment to empowering and transforming a global community of learners to achieve.  For more information call (650) 738-4103 or e-mail jonesr@smccd.edu.

Article by Dr. Raymond Jones

Business Career Speaker Series Panel Event at Skyline College

DeVry-PanelistsOn February 13, 2014, Enactus hosted the second Career Business Speaker Series event at Skyline College, sponsored by the President’s Innovation Fund Grant. Over 100 members of the Skyline College Community enjoyed and participated in a lively discussion from respected and well -known members of the local business community.

Enactus President, Steven Wong introduced William Minnich, Center Dean from DeVry University, who moderated the panel discussion. Members of the panel included: Dean Nelson, VP of eBay Inc., Yvone Hobbs from Kaiser Permanente, Hormoz Mogarei, President & CEO of Kaizened, Inc., and John Lord Sr., USG Accountability Office. The panel discussed how to succeed in your endeavors by taking the right career path. They also discussed possible career choices depending upon one’s interests. After the panelists’ presentation, attendees enjoyed a Q&A session and networked with the Speakers.

Enactus would like to thank DeVry University, KBD, and Skyline College for their participation in this event. Join us at our next Speaker Series Event!

Article by Christine Roumbanis