Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out:
Former Men’s Basketball Player Named to Vanity Fair France 30 Under 30 List
Étienne Boutan, co-founder of Heex Technologies, was recently named to the 30 Under 30 List by Vanity Fair France. Boutan played for the men’s basketball team in 2013-14.
After Skyline, he attended UCLA and International University of Monaco. He currently serves as the CFO of Heex Technologies, one of the leaders in assisting AI companies gather data for the self-driving automobile industry.
Art History Professor, Dr. Kathy Zarur Selected for Panel Discussion
Associate Professor of Art History Kathy Zarur, known to her students as Dr. Z, has been selected to participate in different Bay Area art conversations in Fall 2021.
The Zamin Project|Bridging SWANA (South West Asia and North African)
Art Community in the Bay Area
Saturday, August 28th – Recording available at: https://youtu.be/sdwQeLgtBrc
Supported by the California Arts Council and presented by the Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, this panel discussion gathered SWANA Artists, Educators, Scholars, and Art Leaders in the Bay Area around the question – How Can We Create Our Own Resources? SWANA art leaders, including Dr. Z, gathered to advance solutions for enriching the Bay Area community and beyond.
San Francisco Lives / Live Talks
Denise Sullivan in conversation with Kathy Zarur, art historian
Sunday, September 12th, 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Z will join San Francisco Examiner columnist Denise Sullivan as part of her series of discussions with The City’s arts and cultural leaders . . . Events are live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books in Glen Park. You will find the stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
This event will expand on Denise Sullivan’s 2019 interview with Professor Zarur
In addition to her role as Associate Professor of Art History at Skyline College, Dr. Kathy Zarur is and a curator and conference organizer. In this role, Dr. Z has projects percolating, so look for more information on this later.
Professor Zarur’s exhibitions consider topics that relate to land and place, such as belonging, indigeneity, diaspora, migration, and alliance-building. Her recent exhibitions include:
- Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes
- (Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco and Holding House, Detroit, 2019-2020)
- side by side/in the world
- (San Francisco Arts Commission, 2019)
- (SOMArts for Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center/Kearny Street Workshop, 2018)
- Where Is Here
- (Museum of the African Diaspora, 2016-2017)
She also organizes conferences about pedagogy and holes in the art historical record such as:
- Chinese Painting Here, Then and Now
- (San Francisco State University/Asian Art Museum, 2020)
- Teaching Art of the Middle East and Islamic World
- (San Francisco State University/de Young, 2017)
- Zones of Representation
- (SF Camerawork, 2016)
Dr. Z has published articles in Art in America and Broadsheet. Her essay on Palestinian photographer Yazan Khalili appears in the edited volume Why Are They So Afraid of the Lotus, published by the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Sternberg Press in 2021. You can also see Professor Zarur on the panel of the Spring 2021 Skyline College Stories of Transformation Film Festival – Vital Voices: Transformative Stories of Middle Eastern Women – skylinecollege.edu/film/filmfestival
Professor Zarur holds a PhD in Art History and certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. When she is not participating in panels and interviews, you will find her online teaching ART 101 – Art History I, ART 105 – Art of Asia & the Near East, and ART 117 – Art of Africa and the African Diaspora.
BAEC Resources, Tools & Coaching
The BAEC continues to host weekly workshops and offer coaching on various online tools and systems to help small business owners during these challenging times.
Upcoming virtual workshops are as follows:
- 9/14 at 1pm: Tax Laws Tips
- 9/16 at 6pm: How To Get Over Your Social Media Fears
- 10/12 at 6pm: How To Use Zoom For Your Business
Did you miss one? Past workshops may be viewed here: BAEC YouTube
The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center is a hub of resources for anyone looking to start and grow their business idea. Skyline College students, faculty, and staff are welcome to book a business coaching session or attend a workshop!
Questions? Interest? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at skylinebaec.org.
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BAEC Awards $330,000 in Micro Grants to San Bruno Businesses
On August 5th, 2021, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College (BAEC) held its second Micro Grants Awards Ceremony for the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program (SBRAP). To date, the BAEC has supported forty-seven local businesses with direct funding in the form of Micro Grants and in addition, has created a program providing technical assistance, business tools and resources to see our small businesses through this challenging time. SBRAP launched in the summer of 2020 and was designed to aid small and local businesses in San Bruno, in their recovery during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BAEC has served hundreds of local businesses with this program and continues to support and enhance the local business community. Our awards event featured testimonials from local businesses, served by the SBRAP, and guest speakers, including the Mayor of San Bruno and the Executive Director of the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce.
This unique program is made possible by two rounds of grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation and supplemental funding from the City of San Bruno and Cañada College-thank you for the support! In addition, the BAEC wants to thank the San Bruno City Council, the Office of the City Manager, our College, District and vital community partners for their support in making this event possible.
For more information on the SBRAP, connect with us here: email@example.com
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Student Recognition: The BAEC Job Shadow Program
The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College concluded its Summer Virtual Internship Job Shadow Program with an end-of-semester recognition event showcasing our student interns, their ideas and all their hard work over the summer. The students presented their final projects, a reflection on what they learned from the various successes and failures of the last year and a half. It’s always amazing to see what the students have in mind and how they showcase their ideas. Congratulations to all of our summer student interns! The Internship Job Shadow Program is a way for our students to have access to other opportunities, such as paid internships, job opportunities, and professional and career development resources.
For more information, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LatinX Collection Highlights & Library Updates
This 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.”
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.
“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 <email@example.com> 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.
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Be a Part of the 3rd annual UndocuWeek of Action!
All members of our Skyline Community are invited to choose from a full week of rich programming in support of, and in engagement with, our undocumented students and colleagues. Beginning this Friday, October 16 at 11:30a.m., jump into a quick session that introduces our Dream Center Task Force members and services on campus with a short video followed by an opportunity for Q&A. Join here: https://smccd.zoom.us/j/83686502957
Then Register (tinyurl.com/skyundocuweek2020) to choose from a full week of UndocuWeek offerings beginning Monday, October 19. Knowledge is power! A series of morning seminars offered by the California Community Colleges provides up to date information as well as tools and resources available through both Skyline College and the state of California. In the afternoons, the Skyline College Dream Center and allies present get-togethers and sessions to inspire and empower us all to reduce obstacles faced by our undocumented community.
UndocuWeek offers a range of sessions — tailored to our roles as students, faculty instructors, faculty counselors, classified professionals and administrators — on topics including financial aid and Dream Act application help, immigration policies, student leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities, the student transfer process, equitable classroom practices and “equity beyond a status, undocumented students and how to serve them.” Included is a student interest mixer for our newly forming undocumented student club, “FIRE.” We’ll also screen the documentary Change the Subject about a group of undocumented student activists who went to Congress to effect change. Bring your class or offer extra credit for attendance.
UndocuWeek programs represent a call for action for us to step up and advocate for changes to policies and learning landscapes. Flyers for each day of the week are attached for sharing. If you have questions, please reach out to Pamela Ortiz Cerda firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Silver-Sharp email@example.com. We’ll see you soon!
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How may we assist you in landing your dream job? The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out
We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times. The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources during this time. If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist! Please stay safe.
Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out—
We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times. The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources while the shelter-in-place order is in effect. If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist! Please stay safe.