Daily Archives: October 22, 2020

Skyline College 3rd Bi-Annual Equity Summit

Equity Summit FlyerSkyline College will host its 3rd Bi-Annual Equity Summit on November 6, 2020 virtually through Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for educators from throughout the nation to engage in a teaching and learning experience centered on equity, race, and student success.

Bree Newsome Bass, Community Organizer and Activist, who first garnered national attention for her courageous act of civil disobedience in June 2015, will deliver the keynote address. The purpose of the summit is to immerse the educational community into the conversation about equity, race and student success through the scholarship of experts.

Presenters representing diverse perspectives and approaches regarding equity in education will deliver seven TED Talk-style presentations along with a plenary session throughout the day. Full biographies for all speakers can be found on the Equity Summit webpage.

This program is free for all SMCCCD Employees. Those interested in attending can view the Equity Summit webpage and register by clicking on the “SMCCCD Registration Form.”


Article by Cherie Colin

BAEC Student Spotlight: Ane Basanez

Photo of Ane BananezAne Basanez is a Skyline College International Student from Spain, currently studying electrical engineering and computer science.  Ane is also a Student Intern as part of the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center’s Internship Job Shadow Program and is on the Study Abroad and Exchange Program Team at Skyline College.  As part of her role on the Study Aboard team, Ane assists with creating useful email templates, capturing relevant data and making sure the team stays current with news.  She uses her customer service skills and leadership ability that she learned in Spain to be a positive force on the team.

Ane has participated in the Latin American Student Organization club (LASO) and the Women in Science & Engineering Represent club (W!SER).  Ane loves math and has aspirations to work with fellow students in the tutoring center next semester as a math tutor.

Ane shows us how Skyline College truly shines!


Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Global Virtual Internships: Opportunities for ALL Meta-Majors

Costa Rica Internships FlyerSMCCCD Study Abroad is excited to announce virtual internship opportunities for all Meta-Majors! SMCCCD Study Abroad hosted an information session about Virtual Internship opportunities in Costa Rica, England, and Italy on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. You may now view the info session recording online here.

Some opportunities provided from the virtual internships for the arts, language and communications meta-major include fashion in Florence and work at a communications center in Costa Rica. For students in the business, entrepreneurship, and management meta-major, opportunities include business management in both Florence and London. For students in the science, technology, and health meta-major, there are opportunities such as nursing homes and environmental conservation in Costa Rica. Students pursuing a meta-major in society and education will find opportunities such as charities and political internships in London and NGO internships in Costa Rica.

You can access the application online here. The final application deadline is Thursday October 29th. To learn more, please visit the Spring 2021 Virtual Global Internship page.

Scholarships are available. Interested students may apply online or schedule a one-on-one advising session with the SMCCCD Study Abroad office at www.smccd.edu/goabroad to learn more.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College.  For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu or (650) 738-7088 or Stephanie Wells at wellss@smccd.edu. You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad


Article by Kimiko Petsche

BAEC Small Business Outreach

Small business outreach flyerIn an effort to further support small businesses in San Bruno, the Outreach Team at the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center has organized a socially-distant, in-person outreach initiative.  Armed with masks, information and devices, teams have been distributing informational packets about our Small Business Recovery and Assistance Program (SBRAP) to all of our small business districts.  Through this outreach effort, we’ve been sharing resources, listening to their Covid-19 related grievances, and capturing important information on the status of our businesses. The outreach team is able to make this work happen with the help of volunteers and through our partnerships with The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, the City of San Bruno, and the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce. The SBRAP has resources for our businesses, students and local entrepreneurs, including the upcoming Small Business Symposium.

Register for the Symposium here, or connect with us to learn more.

Article by Gisel Martín

Image by Olivia Vialau

Momtrepreneur Stories at the BAEC

Momtrepreneur Stories FlyerThe Bay Area Entrepreneur Center invites you to join us for Momtrepreneur Stories: insights on business, balance, keeping it together, and moving it forward.  Late last year, the BAEC created an in-person space for entrepreneurs to come together and share best practices for running a business, all while parenting.  Now the Momtrepreneur series is back and virtual.  Our special guest is Rosalidia Dubon, a content marketing professional, business consultant, mentor and momtrepreneur.  Join the discussion on Friday, October 23rd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., via Zoom.

We would love for all caregivers and parents to participate in Momtrepreneur Stories.

Click here to register and click here to connect with us and learn more.

The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center hosts virtual events and continues to offer no-cost resources to our students and business community online and in a remote capacity.


Article and Image by Ling Chien

LatinX Collection Highlights & Library Updates

Flyer for Book EventThis month while re-reading two favorite books — Love in Time of Cholera and the House on Mango Street — I realized how much I’ve missed creating Library book displays to draw people in and showcase our new titles. While Skyline College concluded LatinX Heritage celebrations last week, I wanted to present some new LatinX related e-books published in 2019-2020 that deserve attention, with appeal across disciplines: film, literature, photography, education, and food culture.

All members of the Skyline College community can read titles from the Library’s e-book collection from home. Library cards aren’t required; simply log on as you would to Canvas or email. If you download an entire book to read off-line, it will “return itself” in two weeks.

LatinX Heritage: Notable New E-Books Available Now

Animating Black and Brown Liberation: A Theory of American Literatures

“Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation…Introduces a vital new tool for reading American literatures.”

Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities

“Explores how institutions are serving Latinx students, both through traditional and innovative approaches. Drawing on empirical data collected… at three HSIs, Garcia adopts a counternarrative approach to highlight the ways that HSIs are reframing what it means to serve Latinx college students.”

Carmen Tafolla: New and Selected Poems

“ This collection displays her mastery of the art of bilingual code switching, mining the riches of two languages—Spanish and English—to produce works that celebrate the beauty and vigor of a Hispanic heritage that has enriched American culture for generations.”

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

“…an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver.”

Fantastic Short Stories by Women Authors from Spain and Latin America: A Critical Anthology

“The fantastic has been particularly prolific in Hispanic countries during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, largely due to the legacy of short-story writers as well as the Latin-American boom that presented alternatives to the model of literary realism.”

Food Across Borders

The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes “American” in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from “the line in the sand” that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between “our” food and “their” food.

Knitting the Fog

“Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Claudia D. Hernández’s lyrical debut follows her tumultuous adolescence as she crisscrosses the American continent: a book’both timely and aesthetically exciting in its hybridity’”

Picturing the Barrio: Ten Chicano Photographers

“Mexican-American life, like that of nearly every contemporary community, has been extensively photographed. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarship on Chicano photography. Picturing the Barrio presents the first book-length examination on the topic.”

The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the American City

“Icons of Mexican cultural identity and America’s melting pot ideal, taco trucks have transformed cityscapes from coast to coast.”

The Translational Turn: LatinX Literature into the Mainstream

“More than theorizing about translation, this book underscores long-standing contact, such as code-mixing and bi-multilingualism, between the two languages in U.S. language and culture.”

Librarians Available to Help

Do you have questions about reading, assigning or embedding e-books in your syllabus? Just jump onto the Library chat service for help. We’re available 65 hrs/week! Are there collections you’d like to know more about? Titles you’d like for the Library to own? Please send us your suggestions at <silversharpj@smccd.edu> or fill out a Purchase Recommendation Form.

Curbside Pickup Coming Soon!

Lastly, stay tuned for instructions coming soon: Skyline College Library is launching curbside pickup service by appointment for books you’d like to borrow from the circulating print collection, beginning this November.


Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp