Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

Professor McClung Nominated for Pushcart Prize​

professor mcclungCongratulations to Kathleen McClung, adjunct professor of English, for receiving a 2014 Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry.  The editors of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology  selected her sonnet, “For the Man at Macy’s Lurking in Swimwear” for the prestigious national award program. Winners will be announced in March and published in 2016.  More information can be found at www.pushcartprize.com.

In addition to the Pushcart nomination, Prof. McClung won first prize in the 2014 Bay Area Poets Coalition contest for her villanelle, “Gilbert and Ed Washing the Wheelchairs, Telegraph Avenue Coin-Op,” and first prize in the 2014 Illinois State Poetry Society formal poetry category for her sonnet, “The Elder.” Her sestina, “Anticipators,” received an International Publication Prize in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Atlanta Review. She was invited to present at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville in October and served on a panel with writers Ed Madden and Don Johnson titled “Alluring Threats of the Everyday: Three Poets.” More information about her poetry is at www.kathleenmcclung.com

Prof. McClung has taught composition, literature, and creative writing classes at Skyline College for nineteen years. For the past five years she has also served as event coordinator for Skyline’s annual spring literary event celebrating women writers, “WOW! Voices Now.” This year’s gathering, scheduled for February 21 in Building 6, is free and open to the public and features novelist Natalie Baszile, author of the award-winning Queen Sugar, and poet Eileen Malone, author of two collections of poetry, Letters with Taloned Claws and I Should Have Given Them Water. RSVP by February 10 to mcclungk@smccd.edu.

SMCCD Strategy Session/Public Forum Scheduled for February 12

Please join us for the San Mateo Community College District’s next strategy session/ public forum at Skyline College:

Thursday, February 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Building 6, Rooms 6202-6206, Skyline College

This session, rescheduled from December, will focus on a discussion of the draft Goals of the District’s Strategic Plan and the process that was used in their development.

Given the innovative programs, services and big ideas we have at Skyline College, participants will be asked to help identify any gaps that exist between the District’s draft goals, what the College is currently doing, and what we dream of doing in the future. Your participation is welcome and encouraged!

In advance of the session, please feel free to review the  resource information and data that have been collected during this process over the last few months.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Aaron McVean, Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness at (650) 738-4454 or mcveana@smccd.edu.

Article by Jennifer Owen-Blackmon

New Skyline College Mobile App Launches

SkylineMobileAppPicWe are pleased to announce the launch of Skyline College’s new, free mobile application. This app will allow us to better serve our student community and make important information like grades, course schedules, news and event calendars more easily accessible to students on their mobile devices.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would download the app on your smartphone, spend some time with it, and let us know what you think. You can download the app by following the steps below:

·         Search for “Ellucian Go” in your App Store.

·         Download the free Ellucian Go app

·         Once downloaded, open the app

·         Search for “Skyline College”

·         Select Skyline College

Once you do this, you will have access to the Skyline College Mobile App.  In the future, simply select the “Ellucian Go” app on your phone, and it will automatically take you to the Skyline College App.

As with any new app launch, we expect to adapt and improve as we receive feedback from a larger pool of users. Your feedback is incredibly important, and it will help us to make this app as useful as possible for every user.

Please send your feedback, comments and suggestions to the MCPR department at skypio@smccd.edu. We will do our best to respond to any issues within 48-72 hours (business days).

We look forward to hearing what you think about the app and hope you find it useful.

Special thanks go to Jasmine Witham at the District for her help on this project.

Article by Connor Fitzpatrick

Coming Up…

Friday, January 16, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College

Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Declared Recess

Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Declared Recess

Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

  • Flex Day (No Classes)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Flex Day (No Classes)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Covered California Application Assistance, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1214, Floor 2
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Las Positas College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. Las Positas College, Skyline College

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • Spring Semester Classes Begin

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball v. San Jose City College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Foothill College, Skyline College

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 Jennifer Owen-Blackmon via email at owenblackmonj@smccd.edu.