Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

Middle College Student Takes Second Place in Alcatraz Swim

Andrea FloresOn Sunday morning, August 23, 2015 Middle College at Skyline College student Andrea Flores dove into the San Francisco Bay to compete in the Touch Alcatraz ‘n Go annual open water race. She started at the Aquatic Park beach and swam round-trip 2.5 miles to Alcatraz Island in the time of 1:06:50 taking second place in the all-ages coed competition!  An open water race has no lane lines, walls, or starting blocks to dictate what it takes to win.  It requires swimming strength along with the ability to navigate a winning course against complex currents. This was Andrea’s very first competitive race, to prepare she swam two miles a day, six days a week for a month and monitored her diet, eating proteins, fruits and vegetables.  When asked about future open water competition, the sixteen year old replied, “In the future want to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the English Channel between Britain and France, and the Strait of Magellan between the tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego.”

Middle College students take a combination of core high school courses and college courses to receive their high school diploma plus achieve one or more of the following three goals: earning a career technical education certificate; earning units toward an associate degree; and earning transferable units to a four-year institution of higher education.  The Middle College main office is located in Building 2, Room 2304.

Article by Raymond Jones

The Learning Center Welcomes Christina Trujillo!

Christina TrujilloChristina Trujillo is the newest addition to The Learning Center (TLC) staff, starting her position of full-time Instructional Aide II on August 31. Christina comes to us from Purchase College in the State University of New York system, where she supported a wide range of tutoring and academic support programs. Christina holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. Christina will provide support for tutoring in the Writing and Reading Lab; hiring, training, and supervision of peer tutors and student staff, and she will take the lead role in planning and scheduling academic success workshops each semester.

We are very excited to have Christina here and we can’t wait to get her plugged in to all of our TLC programs and services. If you are curious about academic success workshops, interested in leading a workshop, or just want to stop by and say hi you can find us on the first floor of Building 5, and Christina is usually in the Writing and Reading Lab area. Christina can be reached directly at trujilloc@smccd.edu.

To get more information about TLC programs and services, please visit us in Building 5, or visit us on the web at www.skylinecollege.edu/learningcenter

Article by David Reed

LEGIT 3D Art Exhibition Opening

legit 3d posterThe LEGIT 3D Exhibition opens at the Art Gallery next week. The show features sculptural installations made from unconventional, commercial, and recycled materials including a huge extension cord macramé wall hanging by Dana Hemenway, a disco-mirror bomb by Jeremiah Jenkins, faux-fur toilet paper by Michael Arcega, and miniature google bus dioramas by COLL.EO (Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti). Definitely come see this show!

The exhibition runs from Tuesday, September 8 through October 9.

Gallery hours are posted to our website and facebook page.

There will be a LEGIT 3D reception / party on Sept. 15th, 12-2p.m., at the Skyline College Art Gallery.

  • Art, music, food, fun, friends!
  • FREE ADMISSION, FREE FOOD!
  • Music provided by DJ [and Skyline College History Professor] Mustafa Popal! – Can’t be cooler than that!

Article by Paul Bridenbaugh

Child Development Lab Center to Host Book Fair

Join the Child Development Laboratory Center (CDLC) for a our Book Fair happening September 21 – September 25 from 9am-12pm & 3pm-5pm.

Books for all ages will be available and every dollar spent earns new books for the CDLC. Start your own pre-school/elementary school teacher collection at this event.

We’ll also have posters, supplies and lots of fun items for children and adults.