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                                                                                                   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)




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      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
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           or to reserve a seat,                Color Purple”. The show was spectacu-
         please call 384-6224.                  lar. We (the audience) laughed and ex-
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