Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Skyline College to Convert all Single-User Restrooms to All-Gender Restrooms

All Gender Restroom SignSkyline College is committed to creating a welcoming, open and safe campus for every member of our community. Part of that commitment to open access includes the facilities we use every day on campus. That’s why Skyline College will be converting all single-user restrooms to all-gender restrooms beginning in March 2017.

The change is in accordance with a new state law (AB 1732), which requires single-user restrooms to be marked as all-gender in schools, business and public buildings. The law goes into effect March 1, 2017.

The all-gender restrooms, which can be used by everyone, will have signage that designates them as such. You will be able to find all gender restrooms on the Skyline College campus here:

  • Building 1
  • Building 2, 2nd Floor
  • Building 3, 1st Floor
  • Building 4
  • Building 5, 1st Floor
  • Building 6
  • Building 7
  • Building 8
  • Building 9, 1st Floor
  • Building 11
  • Building 19
  • Building 21

Thank you for your support in creating a diverse and inclusive community on campus.

Article by Connor Fitzpatrick

Black Student Union Co-Hosts Events to Begin African American Heritage Month

BSU EventOn February 1, 2017, the Black Student Union & Associated Students of Skyline College kicked off African American Heritage Month with a variety of games, trivia and a dessert reception. As students gathered near the Fireside Dining area, they were able to learn about the history and knowledge around the following games: Mancala, Dominoes and Spades. Along with the games, the students participated in a trivia competition based on fun facts around African American history. Programs such as the Skyline College Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy, Journalism/The Skyline View and Study Abroad shared valuable information to students around their program events and resources.

On February 2, 2017 the Black Student Union, Guardian Scholars Program, Women’s Mentoring & Leadership Academy and students from the Skyline College community watched the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures. Students who attended the movie described the experience as “awe-inspiring” and a “remarkable” story that has inspired them to continue towards the goals in their studies and beyond. After the movie, all three groups and students discussed the film over dinner.

Article by Brianna Clay & Tia Holiday | Photo by Danielle Powell

Skyline College Celebrates Chinese Lantern Festival!

chinese lantern festival posterThe Chinese Student & Scholar Association, International Student Club, International Student Program and Silicon Valley Intensive English Program are pleased to bring the Chinese Lantern Festival celebrations to Skyline College! The event will take place on Thursday, February 23 between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the Quad (outside building 6). Come and see the beautiful dance performances presented by the Eastern Art & Dance group and sample some traditional Chinese New Year food!

The Lantern Festival is also known as the Yuan Xiao (pronounced: won chow) festival or the Shang Yuan (pronounced: shang won) festival in China and signifies the last day of the Spring Festival.  It is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month and corresponds with the first full moon of the year.

We welcome everyone and look forward to celebrating with you! Please contact ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu or call (650) 738-7021 for more information.

Article by Chikako Walker

Accounting Professor Marv Steinberg’s Son Elected Mayor of Sacramento

Darrel SteinbergYears of service as an accounting professor at Skyline College is just one of the things Marv Steinberg has to be proud of this year – here’s the other: Marv’s son, Darrell Steinberg was elected as the Mayor of Sacramento.

The younger Steinberg was elected in a landslide back in June 2016 with 59 percent of the vote, allowing him to avoid a November runoff against his opponent, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby. After a wait of 189 days, Steinberg was sworn in as Mayor on December 13, 2016.

I’m proud of my son, not only because of what he’s done, but because he really cares,” said Marv.

Amongst a variety of pledges to the city, Mayor Steinberg has said that he would use Sacramento’s status as a sanctuary city to fight against federal deportations if the Trump administration moves forward on campaign promises to increase enforcement.

Read more about Steinberg’s election at the Sacramento Bee website.

Article by Connor Fitzpatrick

Panel Addresses Early Childhood Education Teacher Shortage

ece eventHow does the ECE/EDU Department address the teacher shortage in San Mateo County?

We host an annual   “Be a Teacher, Touch the Future” event and invite an inspiring group of panelists and recruiters from San Mateo County early childhood education programs. Our panelists consisted of San Mateo County Mentor pre-k teachers, teachers from elementary schools from transitional kindergarten through school-age, and entrepreneurs that serve children in a variety of settings, from family childcare and All Five to children’s dance.  This event was open to both students and the community.  Participants had an opportunity to listen to the three sets of panels and visit the career fair during breaks.  Over 80 future educators attended, and walked away with a certificate of attendance, words of wisdom from professionals in the field, and possibly a new job!

Article by Kristina Brower