in DEC 08 JAN 09 STRUCTION fOCUS - news from the - OFFICE of INSTRUCTION MERCED COLLEGE We are proud to introduce inViTATiOn troductions the newest member of our Merced College Community! AdjuncT OrIenTATIOn date: january 14, 2008 Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Staff dining room inSiDE Adjunct professors are invited to attend the spring ’09 Adjunct Orientation. This is a good opportunity to meet your colleagues and administrators. INSIGHT: We will be offering three valuable work- a message from Dr. Tortorici shops for you to attend. Each workshop will be approximately 20 minutes long. If you - V.P. of Instruction have never attended an adjunct orienta- INSPIRE: tion before you will even get paid (one hour) for coming and enjoying yourself! Student Athlete Spotlight: Chase Tafoya Tiara Dunson Dinner will provided to the first 75 who RSVP Stage Technician I and attend the workshops. The dinner this INSTEP: with the Merced College Diagnostic M y love and passion since the age of three has been art. I am drawn to people’s faces and enjoy painting large semester will be provided by TAHER Cam- pus Dining and will feature Country Smoked Honey Glazed Ham. Radiology Technology Program scale portraits in acrylic. Many people have The agenda will be as follows: - 2nd place in a state wide 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM membership drive been influential regarding development of my style of artwork. Two particular indi- Key, Parking Permit, Contract Information, INFORM: viduals stand out - Jamey Brzezinski and and Informational Flyers 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Dr. Max Hallman Cheryl Barnett. I had the good fortune Dinner -presents paper at the to receive instruction from both while at- 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Central Valley Philosophy tending Merced College. Each has given Welcome by Dr. Marianne Tortorici Association conference me guidance, honest feedback, and incred- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ible support. Jamey Brzezinski 1st Workshop - acknowledged for achievements I consider myself very fortunate to have All Professors: SLO’s shown my artwork not only locally, but in 2nd Workshop INCLUDING... cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, All Professors: ITS Information Spring 09 Community Services and New York. I have also been featured in 3rd Workshop - Upcoming Trips & Events a couple of art magazines. Currently, I am - New Credit Professors: Faculty Handbook The Color Purple: working on a new series for a two person show next year in LA. - Non-Credit Professors: - A Wonderful Experience! Non-Credit Workshop Dates To Remember I’m excited to be a part of the Merced College family, and look forward to meet- We hope to see you there! ing everyone in the future. Thank you! inSiGHT inspire a message from Dr. Marianne Tortorici V.P. of Instruction Greetings from the Office of Instruction. I can’t believe we are completing the Fall 2008 semester. This has been an in- teresting semester. The implementation of the new reorga- nization, the addition of so many new faculty and managers, and the continued record growth we are experiencing have been our greatest challenges. I would like to express my appreciation to all the faculty and staff who have helped make this semester a success. As one of the new members of our team, I have enjoyed meeting and Student Athlete Spotlight: Tiara Dunson interacting with all the divisions and areas of the college. I have found the Merced College employees to be extremely T his edition’s Student Athlete Spotlight shines on Merced College’s Women’s Basketball Point Guard Tiara Dunson. Tiara comes to us dedicated to the College and community. Everyone has made from Tracey West High School in Tracey Califor- me feel welcomed and embraced me as part of their commu- nia. Though she was accepted into UCLA out nity. I know that if I am receiving such a warm welcome, that of High School but she had dreams of playing our students experience the same caring from the instructors college basketball so she decided to fulfill that dream and chose to attend Merced College and staff members they encounter. and play on Allen Huddleston’s team. Although we will be entering budget cuts in the coming year, Tiara is not only a gifted student and athlete; she our college is one of the more fortunate in that the conser- is also heavily involved in various community ser- vice activities as well. The most significant being vative spending and wise planning has resulted in us having a Gospel Play depicting the life of her mother a fiscal reserve that will help us through this year will little and her three year battle with cancer. The play sacrifice compared to many of our sister institutions. was entitled “Touch” which was created by Ti- ara and her father. The play not only provided As we enter the season of giving and caring, I hope all of you entertainment but educated the audience about the devastating effects of cancer and have safe and happy holidays. Let us remember those in our the disease’s disregard to age, sex or race. The community and country who are less fortunate then us and goal of the play was to raise an overall aware- are experiencing the loss of jobs or homes or both. One of ness and informing people that anyone can get the disease. She has also volunteered with the things that I think we can be proud of is that the Mer- the American Cancer Society making quilts for ced College is one of the few bright spots in these sad times cancer patients, survivors, and in remembrance as we have the key to help those in need by providing them of those lost in the struggle. Tiara states “Serv- ing the community and volunteering my servic- education and careers that will provide a means for our com- es has given me a different view of life. I have munity and country return to prosperity. learned that as an individual you should strive to influence others lives in a positive way because I hope you enjoy our second newsletter. As always we would building strong relationships and helping others like to invite you to submit news and comments for our next will bring true happiness. newsletter. Merced College Office of Instruction congratu- lates Tiara Dunson for her Leadership both on Respectfully, the court, in school, and as an outstanding Dr. Marianne Tortorici community volunteer. IN struction line www.mccd.edu instep - With the Merced college diagnostic radiology technology PrograM The Merced College Diagnostic Radiology Technology Pro- gram came in 2nd place in a state wide membership drive to sign up new members to the state professional organization, the California Society for Radiologic Technologists (CSRT). Twenty-one RT schools from all over the state participated in the drive. The drive was a great success, garnering 249 CSRT members (230 new and 19 renewals). The winning RT Programs were: First Place, Los Angeles City College; Second Place: Merced College; and Third Place, Pasadena City College. Merced College’s intern and sophomore RT classes are to be commended for their enthusiasm in getting area wide radiographers to join our professional organization. For their efforts, the Merced College RT Program will receive $500. The top most membership gatherer for our program goes to the tenacious MaryAnn Marchese. MaryAnn is to be commended for not only signing up the most memberships but for unselfishly giving the extra credits points that were given to participating students to a fellow classmate that had been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and was struggling to maintain his placement in the program. The winning schools will receive their awards at the Annual CSRT Conference to be held on November 15, in Los Angeles. All four of the RT instruc- tors, Judy Rose, Shelley Donnelly, Amrit Badhesha and Praneet Sharma will be attending this conference to accept this award, along with four RT students. Two of these students, Tonya Mundello and Brooke Paden will be submitting a scientific display while Jose Serna and Navin Prasad have volunteered to assist with the CSRT Conference. inFORM Dr. Max Hallman presents paper at the Central Valley Philosophy Association conference Dr. Max Hallman of the Philosophy Department presented a paper at the Central Valley Philosophy As- sociation conference held recently at UC, Merced. The title of the paper was “Overcoming Racism: Philo- sophical Reflections.” The conference also included papers by Dr. Mariana Anagnostopoulos of the CSU, Fresno Philosophy Department and Dr. Rolf Johannson of the UC, Merced Philosophy Department. The main goals of the Central Valley Philosophy Association are to encourage research and to facilitate dialogue among members of the Philosophy Departments in California’s Central Valley. Next year’s Central Valley Philosophy Association conference will be hosted by Merced College. Merced college office of instruction acknoWledges tHe acHieveMents of Professor JaMey Brzezinski, art dePartMent Merced College Office of Instruction is proud to acknowledge Professor Jamey Brzezinski, Art Department, and all of his achievements. Fall 2009 has been a busy semester for Jamey Brzezinski. Jamey was awarded the Merced County Arts Council “Arts Angel Award” for his volunteer work over the past two years as curator of the Merced Multicultural Art Center galleries. He also received an Award of Merit in the 11th annual Arts on Fire exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA. Jamey was asked to write an article about making art in space which is titled “There Be Humans There”, a short story about making art glass on the moon. This story will be published in an anthology which will be called Life in Space. This project grew out of a think tank project at the Ames Research Laboratory in which environmentalists, physicists, psychologists, and others speculate about human adaption to life “off-planet”. The working group was initially formed under the auspices of the National Science Foundation. Last but never least the Art Departments Drawing I class, is being used by several Bay Area community colleges as a model for a transferable, IGETC studio art course. Congratulations Jamey on your awards, story, and your contributions on the design and coordination of the Drawing I class that has made it a model to the colleges of California. “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”- John F. Kennedy Spring 2009 Community Services Upcoming Trips & Events cluding... Yosemite Snowshoe Hike Saturday, January 31, 2009, 7:00AM – 7:00PM $90, includes transportation, tour, lunch DATES TO REMEMBER and refreshments. 1/14/09 Pebble Beach Adjunct Orientation Friday, February 13, 2009, 1/15 & 16/09 6:00AM – 9:00PM Flex days $90, includes transportation, admission, 1/19/09 and refreshments Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/20/09 dodge ridge Ski Trip Instruction Begins Saturday, February 28, 2009, 7:00AM – 7:30PM $90, includes transportation, lift ticket, equipment and lessons (if needed) T Fiddler on the roof Musical Saturday, March 28, 2009, 9:00AM – 6:00PM he color Purple: A Wonderful experience! $65, includes transportation, admission, by: Charlene Reed and refreshments On Saturday, November 15th, Merced in the show. The performers were inde- Grease Musical in San Francisco College Community Service offered a bus scribable in their portrayals of the charac- Saturday, April 18, 2009, trip to Old Town Sacramento and to see ters. Their songs reverberated throughout 7:00AM – 7:00PM the Broadway show “The Color Purple”. It the theater and at some points made my $95, includes transportation, ticket, and refreshments has been many years since I have seen a heart stop with the emotions that were musical or a play, so I was looking forward brought out. Hairspray @ the new Gallo Arts center to this trip. Sunday, May 10, 2009, 10:00AM – 7:00PM Laughter rang throughout the theater $70, includes transportation, ticket, Since this was my first experience on a bus when Sofie made a statement about and refreshments trip I was not sure what to expect. It turned staying with her husband when he tried out to be a wonderful experience. to hit her, then she would exclaim “Hell union Street Festival No”. Tears came to my eyes when Mis- Saturday, June 6, 2009, 7:00AM – 7:00PM We started by meeting next to the MC ter refused to let Celie see or correspond $55, includes transportation, admission and refreshments Theater and getting on the bus at 8:00am. with her sister Nettie. However, a great Community Services staff were there to joy was felt for Celie when she made it big The Lion King Broadway meet and greet us. We stopped in Turlock with her designer pants. An overwhelm- Saturday, June 27, 2009, to pick up an additional passenger, and ing happiness at the end of the show was 7:00AM – 10:00 PM we were then on our way. We were given felt when she is reunited with her sister, her $99, includes transportation, admission, and refreshments coffee and donuts to start off our day. son Adam, and her daughter Olivia. We left the theater around 5:00pm and ar- San Francisco Giants Baseball Trips We arrived in Old Town Sacramento, we rived home about 7:30pm. Saturdays, 7:00AM – 7:00PM had a few free hours to do as we wished. Giants vs. Phillies, August 1 My husband and I found a leather shop For my first bus trip with MC Community Giants vs. Dodgers, Sept 12 that had all sorts of leather products for Services I have to say it was a wonderful $80, includes transportation and ticket $20.00 and under. We then found a little trip. Would I do it again? YES! I hope pizza place that had a buffet lunch. We there will be many more trips to come in Tour to new england enjoyed fresh salad, rigatoni, spaghetti, the future. I encourage all to experience Oct 10 – 17, 2009 macaroni and cheese, and a variety of a trip sponsored by Community Services. $2,249 per person, double occupancy or $2,899 single occupancy pizzas. After that we walked around and *Includes round-trip airfare from Fresno, air found the old general store where they taxes & fees. With a group of 10 passen- gers traveling, round-trip airport transpor- sold old metal dishes, pots and pans. REP EGE RO LL tation is included too! CO G RA After lunch we headed to the Sacramen- D INk CE PH For more information on the above trips MER to Community Center Theater to see “The ICS or to reserve a seat, Color Purple”. The show was spectacu- please call 384-6224. lar. We (the audience) laughed and ex- Or visit us online at si de by claimed with “oh’s” during certain parts gn d e d & p rinte www.mccd.edu/community.
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