Daily Archives: August 22, 2014

Public Safety’s Newest Full Time Officer Leo Khersonskiy

Public Safety Officer Leo KhersonskiyLeo Khersonskiy comes to Public Safety as a full time employee after working both as a part-time Public Safety Officer and as an Office Assistant in the Counseling Office helping students with scheduling and appointments. He has worked on all three campuses and has an easy, welcoming demeanor, willing to help others at any time. Officer Khersonskiy is a graduate of University of San Francisco, majoring in Economics. Leo attended the San Francisco Police Academy and has worked previously for the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department. Officer Khersonskiy is fluent in Russian, should his services in that language be needed.

Article by Rob Dean

Computer Access for Students and Labs Available for Instruction

Recent changes in Building 2 to the space formerly occupied by the Center for Advanced Learning and Technology (CALT) have resulted in new options for computer access for students and for instruction at Skyline College.

Computers and Printing Available for Students
Networked PC-platform computers are available to any registered student doing specific course-related work on a drop-in basis at several areas on campus.

Library ComputersLibrary Computers
Computers with printing services are available in the Library located on the 2nd floor of building 5, during open library hours. Students can work on course-related work for up to 3 hours at a time. The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learning Center Computers
For students registered for LSKL courses, computers are available in the Learning Center located on the 1st floor of building 5 during open center hours. Students need to sign-in at the Learning Center Welcome Desk using the CRN for their LSKL course. LSKL 803 is a 0 unit course that provides students with access to peer tutoring and other Learning Center resources. The Learning Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Learning Center Computers

Computer Applications for Business Labs (CABL)
The CAB Labs serve students enrolled in Computer Applications for Business classes. These labs are located on the first floor in Building 8, Rooms 8119 and 8121. The labs are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the daytime hours and in the evenings from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The labs close at 4 p.m. on Fridays. During the summer semesters, the labs are not open on Fridays or Saturdays. Please call (650) 738-4291 for more information.

Computer Labs for Instruction
Computer labs are available for faculty to reserve for occasional instructional use.

Building 2 Room 2117B is available for instruction on an as needed basis:
• To schedule a class in the Room 2117B, please contact Alana Utsumi at utsumia@smccd.edu
• Please contact Public Safety Officer at 650.738.4199 to unlock/lock room 2117B
• If you encounter any computer problems in room 2117B, please place a work order using the following link: http://helpcenter.smccd.edu/requestform/
• Room 2117A is no longer available to be scheduled. This is a multimedia lab (Apple Computers) that is managed by the Social Science/Creative Arts department.
• Room 2122 no longer has computers

Building 8
Business Department computer labs in Building 8 are also available for limited use:
• To schedule a class in the business computer lab contact Teresita Del Castillo at delcastillobrown@smccd.edu

The Library classroom in Building 5 is primarily used to support Information Literacy workshops for students, however it is also available for research workshops with faculty librarians for any course. The research workshop request form is located at http://www.skylinecollege.edu/library/researchworkshoprequestform.php or you may contact Thomas Hewitt at hewitt@smccd.edu

Article & Photos by Jonathan Paver

MCPR (Marketing, Communications and Public Relations) Wins Two Awards

Skyline College CampusOn April 10, 2014 Skyline College MCPR attended the CCPRO (Community College Public Relations Organization) Annual Conference in Santa Cruz. Skyline College won First place for the College Annual Report award category for the second year in a row and won Second place for the TV PSA (Public Service Advertising) or Ad award category among the 32 PRO categories. The PRO (Public Relations Organization) awards recognize outstanding work by California’s community college marketing and public relations professionals.

The statewide Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) is a professional development and service organization that seeks to promote excellence in California’s community college public relations and related professions. The organization serves as a central resource of information and provides counsel and assistance relating to the advancement of community colleges statewide and the professional growth of its members.

Article by Claudia Paz | Photo by Raul Guerra

Try Our Library’s New SUPER SEARCH

Super SearchSkyline College Library has launched a brand new search system which does a single search for books in our library catalog and articles in most of our article databases, plus e-books and other academic documents all at the same time!  The system is a trial of a new type of comprehensive library search system called a “discovery service” which allows library users to enter searches in a single “Google-like” search box for all library materials.  You’ll find our new “SUPER SEARCH” in the middle of the library home page.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  Librarians are happy to show it off to individuals and classes any time.

Hermanos/as Students Celebrate Successful Academic Year

The end of the year is a time to celebrate and recognize the great accomplishments of the 2014 class of Los Hermanos/as students. On May 15, 2014, Los Hermanos had their End of the Year Celebration. Over 25 of students were in attendance, along with their families and friends. The evening began with dinner catered by La Tapatia, the carne asada and chicken tacos were very tasty!

Keynote speaker, Jorge Murillo.

Keynote speaker, Jorge Murillo.

As the evening continued, the celebration took off with numerous speeches. First was the keynote speaker, Jorge Murillo, a Hermanos and Skyline College Alum. The story he shared was very moving and inspirational and he was very happy to announce that he would be graduating from UC Davis in June! Next, were student speakers from the 2014 Hermanos class, Brian Miranda, Manuel Verdin, and Gabrial Pinacho. All three students shared their experience in the program and how it has motivated them enroll in college, Mr. Pinacho stated “We are hardworking and intelligent individuals. We are committed improving the Chicano statistics. By going to college, we will increase our knowledge to achieve our goals, dreams, and desires…We are Hermanos!”

As the event continued, on came the moment everybody was waiting for, the awarding of the certificates to the Hermanos/as class of 2014. Each student was awarded their certificate, a Skyline College T-shirt, and an Hermanos/as sash to wear at their high school and/or college graduation. One by one, each student came up with a smile knowing they have completed the Hermanos program and now are one step closer to graduating from high school.

As the event concluded, students stuck around for pictures and talked amongst each other about the program. They were all very happy and felt well prepared for college; the majority of the students will attend Skyline College in the Fall. So as the 2014 year class was a great success, we are excited for a new cohort for the 2014-2015 school year!

Article & Photo by Alberto Santellan

Classified Leadership Attend State Institute

Classified Leadership Institute Photo Collage

(Pictures, clockwise from left: 1) Alana Utsumi and Michele Haggar representing Skyline College, 2) The “Adventure” theme, 3) Nancy, Linda, Alana, Michele)

The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) held their annual Classified Leadership Institute conference June 19-21 in Ventura, California, and the theme for the conference was An Adventure towards Student Success. With over 150 classified staff in attendance for the three day event, Classified Senates from around the state gathered to engage in dialogue around challenges faced by classified staff, receive training on new and improved ways to be a more active part of the college community, and exchange ideas on leadership practices. This year Dr. Erika Endrijonas, Executive Vice President of Oxnard College, and President of the Chief Student Services Officers’ Organization, gave a presentation on “The Student Success Act and its Implementation (SB 1456).” This was the largest attended workshop of the institute. From this presentation, classified staff gained a better understanding of SB 1456 and its implications in California Community Colleges.

The 2013/14 Classified Senate President Linda Allen was joined by Nancy Lam, 2013/14 Classified Senate Secretary, Alana Utsumi, 2014/15 Classified Senate President, and Michele Haggar, 2014/15 Classified Senate Vice President, for this year’s conference. In addition to participating in the event, Skyline College Classified Staff participated as volunteers during down-time to assist in welcoming participants to the conference.

The conference also recognized Linda Allen as she was sworn in as the Bay Area 2 Representative. She will serve as a liaison between 4CS and the local classified senates of Cañada College, City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, Napa Valley College, Santa Rosa Jr. College, and Skyline College.

The Classified Leadership Institute provides access to tools that help further develop personal and professional leadership skills. All Classified Staff are encouraged to attend the Classified Leadership Institute.

For more information on the institute visit 4CS at www.ccccs.org.

Article by Michele Haggar & Alana Utsumi | Photos by Linda Allen, Nancy Lam, & Alana Utsumi


Coming Up….

Friday, August 22, 2014

• 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ice Cream Social, Skyline College, Quad

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Friday, September 5, 2014

• Double Vision: Photographic Portraits from Cuba & Ghana, Skyline College, Gallery, Building 1, Room 121

Thursday, September 11, 2014

• 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., An Evening with Dr. Cornel West, Skyline College, Theater

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.