BAEC Micro Grants – Deadline is May 31st!

General MicograntsShare the Micro Grants program with businesses in need. The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program (SBRAP) is offering $7,000 in funding to support business recovery efforts for San Bruno-based businesses.  In addition to direct funding, the SBRAP provides local and small businesses with one-on-one coaching, valuable resources and business tools to help them navigate the changing economic climate, and we provide intentional support for their various stages of reopening.  Applications may be found here: http://bit.ly/SBRAPgrant7, or may be picked up in person, at City Hall building in San Bruno.  To learn how the BAEC may assist you, or a business you know of, contact baec@smccd.edu.

 

The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is made possible with grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation.

 

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Nicole Moreno-Deinzer

#RepresentationMatters: BAEC Honors Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Representation MattersOn Wednesday May 26, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College honored Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month with a panel discussion on the power and importance of representation and the value of community resources.  This panel discussion was the first at the BAEC to be led and facilitated entirely by students.  Our student leaders included, Ling Chien (BAEC Events and SBRAP Coordinator), Olivia Vialau (BAEC Student Assistant and Marketing Coach) and Jaseryll Obing (ASSC Commissioner of Publicity).  The event focused on the many resources available for students and the community, and the panelists represented various leadership roles and came from the many diverse backgrounds representing the AAPI community.  Our guest speakers included Vairea Tupana Samn, Director and Co-Founder of the Tanera’i i Ni’a Tahitian Cultural Center, Pamela Wu, Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of San Bruno, Chikako Walker, Interim Program Manager for the International Student Program at Skyline College and Ryan Samn, Traditional Orator & Khmer Cultural Practitioner.

Some of the major themes to come out of the discussion included the importance of embracing ones culture and traditions, using education as an opportunity to learn and experience different cultures, why the work of debunking the harmful “model minority” myth must continue and the need to celebrate and learn about AAPI culture and history all year round.  The panel also shared resources and ways to stay connected.  In case you missed it, the discussion may be viewed on our Youtube channel. The BAEC wants to thank the Student Life and Leadership Office, our guest speakers and our community partners for making this happen.  For more information on the BAEC, connect with us, here!

 

Article by Ling Chien

Image by Daniela Klemish and Olivia Vialau

Internship Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

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—

Job Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

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—

International Student Program (ISP) Hosts  End-of-Year Celebration

End of the Year Celebration The International Student Program (ISP) at Skyline College held their virtual End-of-Year Celebration on Thursday, May 13th. Dean of Social Sciences and Creative Arts Danni Redding Lapuz opened the event with her congratulations followed by a heartfelt speech from the College President Dr. Melissa Moreno and a video message from the Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services Dr. Russell Waldon. In attendance were the Vice President of Administrative Services Eloisa Briones, the Vice President of Student Services Dr. Newin Orante, Provost of International Education Dr. Jing Luan, and Director of International Education Diane Arguijo. Transferring and graduating international students, continuing international students, staff, and faculty members across the district joined in the celebration. Some of the students were zooming in from China, Japan and Indonesia.

The event featured a musical performance from Ayumi Asayama, current international student from Japan, singing and playing, “Isn’t she lovely” on her keyboard. We heard emotional and inspirational speeches from Professor Felicia Mazzi and Professor Danielle Powell speaking about turning passion into purpose and honoring all of our ISP students.

Entertainment included a Kahoot trivia of “Guess that Building.”  The International Student Club also hosted a photo competition where ISP students showcased their photos and participants voted for the best pictures. Students whose photos were picked won Skyline College gear.

ISP’s transfers are headed off to schools such as UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University and CSU Chico. Some students are transferring to out of state universities and private institutions with scholarships. A job well done!

Thank you to all faculty and staff members for working with international students and keeping them connected to the Skyline College community during the pandemic.

All are still welcome to share their congratulatory messages on our padlet, https://padlet.com/skylinecollegeisp/ISPENDOFYEAR21

Congratulations ISP students on your journey to success!

 

Article by Michelle Amaral

ASSC, Classified Senate, and Academic Senate Urge Donations to Support COVID Relief in India

SaveLivesSaveIndia_FlyerThe Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC), the Skyline College Classified Senate, and the Skyline College Academic Senate recognize our diverse family and wish to show support to our many students and colleagues with heritage or community and family ties to the nation of India. India is struggling amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 as well as the effects of a destructive hurricane. Please consider donating to Save Lives, Save India via the charity Vibha. Any amount will help us reach our $1000 goal, so please give as generously as you are able.  To donate, visit  bit.ly/skylinesaveindia or go to our donation page at https://campaigns.vibha.org/campaigns/vibha-a-ray-of-light/skylinecollege.

Article by Leigh Anne Shaw

Educational Access Center’s Tech Program Supports Student Learning Online

In its first year, the EAC Educational Technology Program provided free software and training to students at Skyline College and across the district. Even during the campus closures, approximately 80 students have participated in this program so far.

Here’s what one student has to say about technology that is supported by the EdTech Program:

“As classes went online I have found it hard to stay focused for long periods of time, so if I miss information I can go on Otter to not only listen to my notes but see them transcribed. … If I start to fall behind in the notes I can see them transcribed in real-time to catch up. Otter has overall made me better at studying and taking notes.”

In addition to providing access to premium software such as Otter.ai and Glean Audio Note Taker, the EAC EdTech Program President’s Innovation Grant has also supported the development of training materials for free dictation, text-to-speech, and mind mapping software and services. Over the summer, these trainings will be available via a free, public Canvas course.

Use tinyurl.com/SkylineEACtech to access the EAC Tech Workshop modules – and please share this link with your students.

To learn more about the program, please contact Kim Saccio-Kent, our AT Specialist.

Article by Kim Saccio-Kent

Skyline College Art Gallery Presents 21st Annual Student Art Exhibition An Online Exhibit

They MatteredStudent Artists Reflect Themselves in the 21st Annual Skyline College Juried Student Art Exhibition

Through the unbounded joy and unspeakable tragedies of the last year, Skyline College students continued to create art that was integral to who they are. On May 1st the Skyline College Art Gallery opened an online exhibition of students’ artwork in various media of visual arts; including ceramics and sculpture, digital art, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography. The exhibition honors those student artists who made the choice to continue to create in the midst of a global pandemic intensified by political divide and economic disparity; and bravely shared their personal work with the world.

You will find the 21st Annual Skyline College Juried Student Art Exhibition at:  http://www.skylinecollegegallery.art/

 

The Virtual Gallery

Student works are featured in an online salon style art gallery webpage arranged by Skyline College Art Gallery Coordinator Amir Esfahani and gallery student Banaz Sinjary.

Art can be viewed in a 3D virtual gallery or in web format grouped by media category.

 

Best in Show Awards

Every year the Skyline College Art Gallery gives awards to a select group of students who excel in a particular medium. The exhibition highlights these student’s excellent work.

Eighty-five total entries from student artists enrolled at Skyline College were submitted to the exhibition and from those entries, judges selected a Best in Show in each medium. Six exemplary art pieces were selected as Best in Show.

 

The Best in Show Artists:

 Ceramics and Sculpture:  Laura Ketley, Ritual

 Digital Arts:  Darius Kyu, Winter

Drawing:  Yu Huang, Virgo

 Mixed Media:  Jasmine Espinoza, They Mattered

 Painting:  Sweta Thapa Sen, Untitled

 Photography:  Emily McHugh, Untitled

 

2021 Student Exhibition Jurors

Thank you to our faculty jurors, who selected the artwork receiving special recognition. They considered the artists’ voice, as well as, aesthetics, technique, and student engagement to make their selections. We thank them for the engaged and thoughtful attention they brought to our students’ work.

 

Skyline College Art Gallery

Skyline College’s Art Gallery is an artistic venue with programming that reflects the cultural diversity of the Skyline College community.

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21st Annual Skyline College Juried Student Art Exhibition will be open until July 1st.

Article by Chris Burwell-Woo
Image by Jasmine Espinoza

BAEC Micro Grants Info Session

If you know of a small business in need of support, we have resources for them!  The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College (BAEC) has relaunched the Micro Grants initiative as part of the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program (SBRAP).  This program support businesses as they recover from the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Micro Grants of $7000, each are available and applications are now open and the deadline to apply is May 31st. In addition to direct funding, the SBRAP provides local and small businesses with one-on-one coaching, valuable resources and business tools to help them navigate the changing economic climate, and we provide intentional support for their various stages of reopening.  To learn how the BAEC may assist you or a business you know of, contact baec@smccd.edu.

 

The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is made possible with grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation.

 

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Nicole Moreno-Deinzer

Volunteers Needed for Skyline College Drive-Thru Community Market

Volunteers NeededThe Skyline College Drive-Thru Community Market has distributed over 1.2 million pounds of free groceries since we launched in September 2020, but we couldn’t do it without student volunteer support. Help us recruit volunteers by sharing these details with your students!

Why: Of course, volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, but it is also a great way to get exercise while also safely spending time with friends and family in the fresh air.

Who: We are recruiting students, but we encourage you to forward this information to anyone who might be interested. We welcome small groups, and volunteers can pick up free groceries as well!

When: Every Wednesday, 10:00am-1:00pm. We are currently recruiting volunteers for May, June, July, and August.

Where: Volunteers enter Skyline College through the Sharp Park Rd entrance and follow signs to Parking Lot J.

How: Volunteers must pre-register here. Sign up for one event or for the whole summer.

Duties: Distributing groceries, traffic flow, or registering families (Spanish speakers are definitely needed and appreciated).

Safety: Volunteers must wear gloves (provided by the District), masks (provided by the volunteer) and maintain safe social distancing. Participants will remain in their vehicles.

There are additional details on the sign up link, but If you have any questions contact skylinesparkpoint@smccd.edu. Thank you so much for your support!

Article by Chad Thompson