Daily Archives: September 5, 2014

Psych Services Will Partner with Art With Impact to Host “Movies for Mental Health”

Movies-for-Mental-Health-BannerSkyline College Psychological Services, along with Art With Impact, will host “Movies for Mental Health” on Wednesday, September 17 from 11:15am-1:15pm in Building 6, Room 6202. The event will screen several short films, followed by a guided discussion with local mental health experts and an open conversation with the audience. Lunch will be provided and participation slips are available.

Art With Impact makes available some of the very best in short films inspired by the knowledge that film is a powerful tool for creating connections and getting conversations started. Their mission is to connect people to global issues through art and media and provide opportunities to share their voices, time and talent in meaningful ways. The ultimate goal is to translate the powerful sense of possibility a viewer experiences immediately after a moving film into clear opportunities to act and concrete ways to engage.

The Movies for Mental Health event at Skyline College is a unique opportunity to experience great art with a clearly defined purpose and to engage with professionals in the field of mental health. Students can expect to see groundbreaking short films, experience enriching discussion, and get connected with volunteer opportunities that may help to shape their perspectives on mental health issues.

Event Details:
Movies for Mental Health
Wednesday, September 17
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Building 6, Room 6202
Skyline College
Lunch Provided

Article by Connor Fitzpatrick

Introducing the Faculty/Staff Giving Advisory Committee

Faculty Staff Giving CommitteeOne of the goals as a college this academic year is to work with our Foundation more closely to really acknowledge, celebrate, and thereby further cultivate the culture of giving that is present here at Skyline College.  There is a strong culture of giving that exists here on campus and it attracts the generosity of the external community. Because we give, they give. Because our faculty and staff are quite generous when it comes to the President’s Innovation Fund and student scholarships, we’d like to both celebrate that and encourage others to get involved. The Foundation has recommended the formation of an advisory committee to do so.

A group of faculty and staff members were invited to be charter members of this newly formed Faculty/Staff Giving Advisory Committee. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 and the lively discussion brought much enthusiasm, ideas and insights on what motivates each of us to give. The conversation was invaluable and there is great potential for increased education on how to give and many great ideas on how to create additional avenues to make giving easier and even more rewarding. Twenty percent of faculty/staff on Skyline College campus currently give, so the foundation for giving is strong. The Foundation and college leadership look forward to continuing the conversation with this dynamic committee. Thank you for your enthusiasm!

Article by Cherie Colin