Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

Classified Employee of the Year Award Nominations due by February 20, 2015

Classified SenateThe California Community Colleges Board of Governors created the Classified Employee of the Year Award to honor community college classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges. Every college district is invited to submit a nominee. Nominees must be classified employees with a minimum of 5 years of service as a permanent employee within the nominating Community College District (full-time or part-time).

All nominees will be evaluated on their commitment to the mission of community colleges; professional ethics and standards; serving the institution through participation in professional and/or community activities; and serving as a leader beyond the local institution. A $500 cash award and plaque will be presented to each statewide recipient at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Governors. Anyone may nominate an employee consistent with the criteria set by the CCC Board of Governors.

Each district is allowed to submit one nomination. SMCCCD is soliciting the names of four proposed nominees, one each from the three colleges and the District office. The College Council will meet to screen the nominations and select a Skyline College nominee on February 25 — in time for the agenda packet that will be assembled on March 4, 2015 for the March 11, 2015 SMCCCD Board of Trustees’ meeting. All four of the nominees will be recognized at this District Board meeting.

The criteria and nominating form are available online on the right side of the main page of the Chancellor’s office website at http://extranet.cccco.edu/SystemOperations/BoardofGovernors/RecognitionandAwards.aspx

Here you will find the Guidelines and Instructions and the Nomination Form.

Anyone can make a nomination. Simply submit the completed nomination form in electronic format to Theresa Tentes at tentes@smccd.edu by Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12 noon.

TRiO Director to be featured on Public Radio Interview: February 22, 2015

Arash interview photoArash Daneshzadeh, Interim Director of TRiO-SSS at Skyline College, will be interviewed by BBS radio (a reciprocal of the BBC), on February 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Topics to be addressed include Mr. Daneshzadeh’s concentration on:

•             Creating educational opportunities for historically marginalized students, the Hip Hop Chess Federation, as well as students within San Quentin Prison’s Prison University Project;

•             His work engendering Restorative Justice Programs throughout our nation’s schools;

•             Uprooting unjust Zero-Tolerance policies in the SF Unified School District;

•             And the School-to-Prison Pipeline’s disproportionately damaging effects on Black students.

Tune in and listen here: http://bbsradio.com/thewarreport

Article by Arash Daneshzadeh

New Art Exhibit Opening Next Week

fac-art-exhibit-2015The upcoming exhibit- Skyline College Art Faculty Show, will be opening at the Skyline College Art Gallery next week. The exhibition runs February 9 – March 13.

The exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, video, and mixed media artworks by Skyline College Art Faculty.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, February 11 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Check out our website and Facebook page for hours and more information.

Article by Paul Bridenbaugh

Meet BAEC Member and Entrepreneur Rob Lau!

BAECIf you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur, meet Rob Lau, organizer of Idea-to-IPO, one of the largest meet-up groups in existence with over 10,000 members.

Idea-to-IPO, with meetings throughout the Peninsula, has a packed calendar  of informative programs and practical activities designed to help entrepreneurs achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations.

Rob said, “We believe in working together–sharing resources, ideas, and actively engaging with each other — on a personal level as well as on a business level. Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.”

Many events on the BAEC’s calendar are held in collaboration with other like-minded Silicon Valley organizations and institutions, and many are held at the BAEC in downtown San Bruno. All events are free for students!

Article by Catherine Frasier

Skyline College Hosts Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) Board Retreat

babec 013115 meetingThis past weekend the Skyline Biotechnology Program hosted the annual BABEC  board retreat.    During this meeting, members of the BABEC board representing biotechnology educational outreach programs from around the Bay Area talked about how they can increase the biotechnology educational opportunities to both high schools and middle schools in the Bay Area.

Skyline College was introduced to BABEC through the College’s work with Gene Connection, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.  Gene Connection provides lesson plans, equipment, materials and faculty professional development to local high schools at a very reasonable price ($300 per section).  BABEC hopes to use the Gene Connection experience to support and provide a model for similar programs like the Program in Biotechnology Education (Probe) in Marin, the Ease Bay Biotechnology Educators Network EBBE net, and San Francisco Biotechnology Alliance for Science Education S-F Base .

BABEC and the Skyline College Biotechnology Manufacturing program are working together with other Bay Area community colleges to develop a biotechnology logistics program.  This program would support the educational outreach to our local schools as well as provide our students with relevant work experience.  We hope that a biotechnology logistics program will manufacture enzymes and DNA probes, maintain quality of reagents as well as equipment, and deliver a product on time as well as show chain of control.

Article and Photo by Nick Kapp

Women’s Basketball Update

Skyline Women’s Basketball defeats City College of San Francisco

Skyline College Women’s Basketball defeated City College of San Francisco on Wednesday night by a final score of 60-50.  Skyline College used a spread scoring attack, good post play, and great perimeter defense to lead the Rams 36-24 at halftime.  CCSF closed the lead in the second half, but good ball control from Jazel Talauta and timely shooting from Monique Garret helped the Trojans pull away.  Skyline College will host Ohlone College at 5pm on Friday.

Trojans Sweep Season Series with CSM

Skyline College Women’s Basketball defeated College of San Mateo last Friday 70-30 to sweep the season series against the Bulldogs.  The Trojans jumped out to a huge halftime lead through good ball movement, unselfish play, and great defense.  Stephanie Allen led the way with 22 points.  Tianna Mitchell added 12 rebounds, while Sahara Clay chipped in with four blocks.

Article by Christopher Watters

Coming Up…

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., TRiO Kick Off Event, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6202
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Baseball v. College of the Redwoods
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. Ohlone College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Ohlone College, Skyline College

Saturday, February 7, 2015

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Baseball v. College of the Redwoods
  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Free Tax Preparation, Skyline College, Building 8, Room 8209

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Learning Center Workshop – Math Study Skills, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., If These Halls Could Talk with Director Lee Mun Wah, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6202

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Covered California Application Assistance, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1214, 2nd Floor
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Learning Center Workshop – English Study Skills/Getting Started, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Chabot College, Skyline College and Live Webcast
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. Chabot College, Skyline College and Live Webcast

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Scholarship Application 2015-2016 due, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2234
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., District Strategic Planning Session, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6202-6206
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Baseball @ Shasta College, Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Lincoln’s Birthday (Observed) – Holiday (No Classes)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Learning Center Workshop – Introduction to Probabilities and Stats, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Baseball @ Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball @ Las Positas College, Las Positas College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Las Positas College, Las Positas 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.