Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Skyline College Helps Celebrate City of San Bruno Centennial

San Bruno Centenial CelebrationOn Saturday morning, September 27, 2014, the City of San Bruno hosted a Community Day in the Park Centennial Celebration Carnival as part of its one hundredth anniversary year events. Skyline College student Kevin Valera, along with a barbershop quartet made up of Erick Serrano, Edwin Serrano, and David Abella, sang several musical selections as part of the Centennial Celebration Carnival’s opening ceremony.  With accompaniment from US Naval Sea Cadets Band of the West, Kevin sang the National Anthem to open the ceremony.

After a brief history of San Bruno’s first one hundred years by city council members and remarks by city officials, San Bruno police officers introduced Centurion, the newest canine member of that force.  After meeting Centurion, Kevin sang “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and the barbershop quartet energized the crowd with “Coney Island Baby.” The performances continued with several local performing arts groups, including those from local elementary and high schools.

Skyline College President Regina Stanback Stroud was among the dignitaries attending the event.  In addition to representing the College, President Stanback Stroud also represented the San Bruno Rotary Club, which donated the money for the San Bruno Police Department to purchase their new police dog.

Article by Jude Navari | Photo by Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

ISLO Icons Available for Download to Raise Student Awareness

Complete ISLO Pentagram colorHow can you convey to students the importance of your courses and services areas while simultaneously raising their awareness of the competencies they are expected to possess upon graduating? In your handouts—syllabi, major projects, writing assignments— and digital media, reference the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) with the easily downloadable icons available at http://skylinecollege.edu/sloac/isloicons.php .

Students will appreciate knowing which coursework and efforts outside the classroom help them to develop, practice, and ideally master competencies in citizenship, critical thinking, effective communication, information literacy, and lifelong wellness.

Article by Karen Wong | Logo Design by Livius Darmawan

ACCEL Invites Skyline College Faculty and Staff to Discuss Basic Skills

Accel FlyerAll faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a forum to discuss legislation known as AB 86.  The forum will be held at Skyline College on October 14, in Building 6, room 6202, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Interested individuals are asked to RSVP at this link. The forum is sponsored by the ACCEL AB 86 consortium of San Mateo County.

AB 86 has many facets, and the ACCEL consortium is addressing the portion that affects adult learners.  So what is AB 86?  In a nutshell, it is legislation that allows for planning grants given to consortia throughout the state to redesign adult education into pathways that truly work for students from the basic literacy and GED levels all the way up to college and beyond. SMCCCD’s consortium, called ACCEL for Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership, was formed in Spring 2014 and has emerged as a collaborative and innovative group whose work is being held up as a model for other consortia throughout the state. Visit the ACCEL web site at http://www.accelsmc.org/ .

The ACCEL consortium looks forward to educating our colleagues about the exciting work being done with AB 86 and collaborating on pathways that can help adults in our community achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.

 Article by Leigh Anne Shaw

Coming Up…

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Department of Labor Town Hall Meeting, Skyline College, Building 1, Theater
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Skyline College Women’s Soccer @ Ohlone (DH), Fremont
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Skyline College Men’s Soccer @ Gavilan, 4P, Gilroy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Skyline College Wrestling @ Modest College Tournament, 9A, Modesto

Monday, October 13, 2014

  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Science in Action Lecture Series – Traumatic Brain Injuries, Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7106

Monday, October 13, 2014 – Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Día de los Muertos Exhibition, Skyline College, Building 1, Art Gallery

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Free Instructional Workshop for Students – Writing a Unified Essay, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ACCEL San Mateo County – San Mateo AB86 Open Forum, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6202
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Skyline College Women’s Soccer v. Monterey Peninsula College, 2P, Skyline College
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Skyline College Men’s Soccer @ Foothill College, 4P, Los Altos

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Free Instructional Workshop for Students – Spanish Conversation, Skyline College, Building 5, Language Lab
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Internship & Social Impact Fair, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Free Instructional Workshop for Students – Developing Arguments & Using Evidence, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Skyline College Women’s Volleyball @ Gavilan, Gilroy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Free Instructional Workshop for Students – Parts of Speech & Their Uses, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Closing Event with Music by El Grupo Becalos, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Skyline College Concert Band Presents A Celebration of Friendship, Skyline College, Building 1, Theatre

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Skyline College Men’s Soccer v. Chabot, 2P, Skyline College
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Skyline College Women’s Soccer @ Hartnell (DH), 4P, Salinas
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Skyline College Women’s Volleyball v. Foothill, Skyline College

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