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CITY CURRENTS A NEWSLETTER FOR THE CITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY VOLUME XXI • ISSUE 36 MAY 21–27, 2007 San Francisco Consular Corps attends reception for international students Photo by Joyce Benna DR. NATALIE BERG Photo by Tanisha Higgins Natalie Berg on Susana Sacoto Norheim (right), President of the Ladies of the San Francisco Consular Corps, presented a $3,000 check for international student scholarships to Joanne Low (second from ‘Most Inﬂuential right), Dean, International Education and ESL, while Dr. Philip R. Day (left), Chancellor, and Dr. Anita Grier, President of the CCSF Board of Trustees, look on. Not pictured are Board of Trustees Vice President Julio Ramos and CCSF Trustees Dr. Natalie Berg, Milton Marks and Women’ list for Lawrence Wong. The presentation was made at a special reception May 15 in the Educated Palate at the Downtown Campus. The organization raised the money at an event last third year in row December at CCSF’s Ocean Campus. Norheim is the wife of Are-Jostein Norheim, Consul General of Norway. Other countries represented included Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, For the third consecutive year, Dr. India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Peru, The Philippines, Portugal, Switzerland, Venezuela, Vietnam and The United Kingdom. Natalie Berg has been named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Most Inﬂuential Women in Business. She is Regional Vice President of Forest City Development, a national owner and developer of real estate. Dr. Berg has served on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees since 1996 and was a CCSF faculty member and administrator for 30 years prior to joining the Board. Dr. Berg’s selection was published April 13, 2007 in a special supplement to the Business Times. She also serves on the policy advisory board Photo by Tanisha Higgins of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at UC Also attending the special reception May 15 at the Educated Palate were many international Berkeley and the board of Jewish students in addition to Jill Heffron of Study Abroad; Louise Louie and Michelle Zimmerman Vocation Services. of the Intensive English Program; Natasha Maresca of International Student Services; and Joanne Low, Dean, School of International Education and ESL. ANNOUNCEMENTS CITY CURRENTS Academic Senate elects ofﬁcers City Currents is published weekly during the The newly elected Ofﬁcers of the Academic Senate are: Fall and Spring semesters by the Marketing and Public Information Ofﬁce of City College • Lisa Romano, President; of San Francisco. It is distributed free to all • David Yee, 1st Vice President; faculty, classiﬁed and administrators through the regular campus mail system. It is also • Hal Huntsman, 2nd Vice President; available on the College’s website at www.ccsf.edu • Melinda Weil, Secretary. Communication Committee Advisory Board to City Currents Beth Cataldo • Arthur Curtis • Attila Gabor Classiﬁed Senate elects ofﬁcers Mamie How • Joe Jah • Donald Lind The newly elected Ofﬁcers and Senators for the Classiﬁed Senate are: Martha Lucey • Andrea Niosi Francine Podenski • Athena Steff • Attila Gabor, President; External Advisory Committee • Jo Anne Bilodeau, 1st Vice President; to Ofﬁce of Marketing and Public Information • Doug Re, 2nd Vice President; Joyce Aldana • Lorene Berlin • Sonny Chong • Dana Galloway, Secretary; Belva Davis • David Gin • Greg Giusso Glenn Gullmes • Paul Kozakiewicz • Evelyn Tavisora, Treasurer; Lorraine Mallare • Cherie M. Querol Moreno • Susan Baker, Parliamentarian. Mary Ratcliff • Sandra Thomas • Rose Vela, Athena Steff, Francisco (Chico) Gonzalez, Rita Grove, Rose Casserly, MARKETING AND PUBLIC Juanita Gray, Regena Lemon, Marie Finnegan, Donna Soon-Chan, Carlita Martinez, INFORMATION OFFICE Pablo Hernandez, Jill Kersey, Senators. Since Attila Gabor was elected President, Martha Lucey Eriberto (Kim) Nacion will be appointed to serve out the remaining one year of Gabor’s Dean of Marketing & Public Information term as Senator. Executive Editor of City Currents Stephen Kech, Editor of City Currents, Public Relations Ofﬁcer; Maria Hyman, Senior Clerk Typist; Martin Kazinski, Graphic Artist; Classiﬁed retirees for 2006–2007 Monica Davey, Photographer; Elizabeth Skow, The following members of the Classiﬁed Staff of City College of San Francisco have Student Intern. announced that they intend to retire. The listing includes the department where they City Currents welcomes submissions work and their dates of service. from all members of the City College of San Francisco Community. • Artis Christian, ITS, 1/4/78–1/5/07; • Barbara Hendry, Admissions and Records, 6/16/97–6/30/07; Please note that the deadline is 10 AM Monday one week prior to the issue date. • Eileen MacEvilly, John Adams Campus, 4/4/84–6/30/07; To contact City Currents • Michael Smela, Public Safety, 8/19/85–10/04/06; Voice: (415) 239-3817 • Marian Sullivan, District Business Ofﬁce, 9/4/79–1/2/07. Fax: (415) 452-5150 Ocean Campus Mail: Box S194 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CCSF 2007 Graduation Saturday, May 26, 11 A.M. Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California Street, San Francisco, California BOARD OF TRUSTEES TABLE OF CONTENTS Dr. Anita Grier, PRESIDENT Julio J. Ramos, Esq., VICE PRESIDENT Dr. Natalie Berg • Milton Marks Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 6 Vice Chancellor John Rizzo • Rodel E. Rodis Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Institutional Advancement . . . . 7–8 Lawrence Wong, Esq. Want Ad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Derick Brown, STUDENT TRUSTEE Recognition of Achievement . . . . 3–6 Dr. Philip R. Day, Jr., CHANCELLOR CITY CURRENTS 2 May 21–27, 2007 RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT Two Music Faculty to leave CCSF Dr. William Grothkopp, Jr. and Richard Fenner both conducted farewell concerts recently involving large, enthusiastic groups of students, colleagues, friends, family and general audience members. In addition to 43 years at CCSF, Bill Grothkopp’s career also included 12 years at Modesto Jr. College, adding up to 55 years instructing and inspiring commu- nity college students! His conducting of the CCSF Community Choir with Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Horticulture scholarships totalled over $11,000 this year, not including scholarships won by “Requiem” on May 6th at Trinity ﬂoristry students, valued at over $12,000. The individuals pictured are: (front row) instructor Gus Broucaret, students Daddy Grogg, Jon Silverman, John Phillip, Zen Baltero-Escobar, Episcopal Church was yet another exam- Steven Kerns and Kori Dean; (back row) instructor Malcolm Hillan, students Shain Herbert, ple of why students gave him a plaque Seth Gold, Jennifer Walton and Jennifer Billik. pronouncing him “The Best Choir Director in the World.” The baton will now be passed to faculty member Joshua Law, who has announced that next semester’s works for the evening choir will be Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Bach’s cantata “Wachet Auf.” Richard Fenner’s Orchestra concert on May 11 was also an occasion for standing ovations. Despite having to perform in a room so small that some players had to be in the back hallway, the music was presented with great elegance and sophis- tication. A real crowd-pleaser was a little known work by composer Percy Grainger Zenaida Baltero-Escobar, center, is surrounded by members of the Forest Hill Garden Club for piano and strings with Music which funded the Forest Hill Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship for $465. Department head, Madeline Mueller, as soloist. But it was a special presentation of a Bach Cantata movement featuring Mr. Fenner and next semester’s orchestra conductor, faculty member Anthony Blea, playing cello and violin, respective- ly, that will be always remembered for beauty unparalleled — and again the baton was passed. Appreciation proclamations and gifts from the College were presented at both concerts. We hope that Bill and Richard will be able to return for guest perfor- mances in facilities worthy of them: the Instructor Malcolm Hillan (left) is pictured with the recipients of the Garden Study Club of new CCSF performing halls to open in the Peninsula Scholarships, $1,000 each. Left to right are Shain Herbert, Jennifer Walton and 2010. Danny Grogg. CITY CURRENTS 3 May 21–27, 2007 RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT World Music Showcase Concert V It took 30 student volunteers to convert the Cafeteria to a concert hall for the World Music Showcase Concert V. The stage was supplied by Theatre Arts Department, the lights and sound equipment and support from Joshua Law and Ben Lim. Cajun music, Latin American music, Chinese music as well as Pilipino music and dance were per- formed to a full house on April 28th The special arrangement of the stage at the corner of the hall had allowed the sound support to work ideally in a hall that challenges many experts in sound enforce- The Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble performed several native dances from the Philippines. ment. Thanks to Joshua Law's excel- lent sound equipment as well as sound management skills. With the international ﬂags on dis- play hanging from the ceiling, the beautiful environment speaks loud- ly of CCSF and especially of World Music Club and the Music Department from which four ethnic music professors participated in introducing the various genres of music performed that evening. Cajun and Creole music was supplied by Sauce Piquante Band. All photos by Kevin Zhu Rafael Manríquez and Ingrid Rubin perform the Latin Thomas Lee (left) plays the gaohu (Chinese violin) and music Duo Amaranta. Ganqin Zhao plays the guzheng (Chinese zither). CITY CURRENTS 4 May 21–27, 2007 RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT Two fashion classes unite to help CCSF-SFSU health students with service learning partnership gets Kelly Armstrong’s newly offered Advanced Image $600,000 grant Consulting class, Fashion 45B A partnership between City College of and Diane Green’s Fashion San Francisco and San Francisco State Writing & Publicity class, University has been awarded a presti- Fashion 56 joined forces with gious U.S. Department of Education the Goodwill Industries to grant to create a national model for com- provide students with a ser- munity health education. The $600,000 vice learning experience. grant from the Fund for Improvement of Service learning is a teaching Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) will and learning strategy that support curriculum development for the integrates meaningful com- Fashion students are pictured during a ﬁeld trip to Goodwill. Metropolitan Health Academy, a model munity service with instruc- program designed to encourage and tion and reﬂection to enrich the learning them really be successful with their new assist ethnically diverse students to pur- experience, teach civic responsibility, and jobs.” The makeover clients are presented sue careers in community health. strengthen communities. Service learning with a professional portfolio of their “The Academy will help foster a new gen- promotes learning through active partici- makeover. The Fashion Writing and eration of students to be effective leaders pation in service experiences, provides Publicity students will interview the and advocates for eliminating inequalities structured time for students to reﬂect by Goodwill clients, create a press release in health,” said Vicki Legion, CCSF fac- thinking, discussing and/or writing about and seek media attention for their efforts. ulty member and co-investigator on the their service experience, provides an Through their efforts the Makeover project with Mary Beth Love of SFSU. opportunity for students to use skills and Presentation got media attention in knowledge in real-life situations and fos- CCSF’s The Guardsman, May 2, 2007, Linda Squires Grohe, Dean, CCSF ters a sense of caring for others (adapted titled Fashion students show “Goodwill” School of Health and PE, noted, “This from the National and Community by staff writer Britte Marsh. unique partnership of the CCSF and Service Act of 1990). SFSU Health Education Departments Goodwill’s Transitional Employment makes it possible for students from both The Advanced Image Consulting students Program is a seven-month on the job- institutions to enroll in the core courses offered “ Image Update Makeovers” on training program that assists people with offered by the Metropolitan Health clients participating in the Goodwill’s multiple employment barriers in building Academy.” Transitional Employment Program. The career skills and gaining employment. month long project consisted of before The seven-month program combines SFSU is the ﬁscal agent for the grant. and after photos, an image assessment paid work experience at Goodwill’s retail, interview, body analysis, color analysis and creating a basic wardrobe plan for operations or administrative divisions with classroom training and support ser- Alemany Campus business, casual and evening wear. Goodwill’s Steven Currie, Director of vices. The goal is to provide the training, resources and support individuals need to says good-bye to Transitional Jobs Programs and Laura Burton, Program Coordinator, made it build marketable skills and move forward on their career paths. retirees at dinner possible for each client participating in Faculty, classiﬁed, administrators and Fashion 45, Image Consulting prepares the makeover to receive a $100 gift certiﬁ- students of City College of San students to become image consultants, cate to purchase clothing from Goodwill Francisco’s Alemany Campus held a fes- either working independently or for a stores. The makeover culminates with the tive dinner Saturday, May 19 in the retailer. Fashion 56 Fashion Writing & students presenting their makeover pre- Pierre Coste Dining Room at Ocean Publicity class teaches students how to sentation at the Goodwill Industries Campus to honor Alemany retirees write fashion reports, press releases, located at 1500 Mission St. Goodwill staff photo captions, fashion show and web • Susan Lawson (25 years), and the student’s clients were present. “I scripts, commercials for radio and televi- • John Oliver (30 years) and think this is a great gift to give them,” said sion as well as create press kits. For more • Judy Winn-Bell (35 years). Sasha Peltz, a fashion student in the class. information call (415) 239-3834. All are members of the ESL Department. “It’s an extra boost of conﬁdence to help CITY CURRENTS 5 May 21–27, 2007 RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank You, Karen Cox, Lisa Purchase CCSF art guide for $2 To encourage classroom use of the CCSF Stephen Rico Harrison earn Art Guide, published last spring, the Works of Art Committee is offering the By Kathleen White Chair, Child Development & Family teaching awards guide to any faculty member as a teach- ing text for $2 each, a discount from the CCSF online instructors have again $3 cost to the public. To order class sets, Studies obtained the top two CVC awards for email Patricia Arack email@example.com or After 13 years, Stephen Santos Rico is their statewide Online Teaching Award call her at (415) 239-3648. stepping down as Chair of the Child competition: Development and Family Studies • 1st place: Karen Cox for her Advanced Opera Tickets for Sale Department to teach, travel and continue Composition course (ENGL 40); Treat yourself to $130 Orchestra seats for working on speciﬁc projects at CCSF. The • 2nd place: Lisa Harrison for her $30 for the San Francisco Opera presen- 100 classiﬁed and 40 faculty that make up Lifespan Development course (PSYCH tations of: the Department wish him heartfelt appreciation as he moves on to this next 21). • Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Thursday, stage of his career. He began his tenure as Karen and Lisa will present their courses June 14th at 7:30 P.M. Chair in 1993. At that time, the college at the Online Teaching Conference in • Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Tuesday, had recently combined the the credit, June at Ohlone College. June 19th at 7:30 P.M. Instructional Assisting Department, the For more information about the award, • Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Thursday, June Child Observation non-credit classes and please go to: http://pdc.cvc.edu/cvcaward 28th at 7:30 P.M. the Child Care Centers Programs to For information about past awards Telephone Madeline Mueller at (415) become the merged Child Development received for online instructors, go to: 239-3641 ASAP for tickets. & Family Studies Department. Fifteen http://www.ccsf.edu/tmi/awards.htm years ago, the Department hosted 16 sec- Thanks again to Dr. Marvin Tartak tions of credit coursework each semester (CCSF Faculty Member and world- and the primary goal of the Instructional Assisting Dept. was to train assistants for Start scholarship renowned Rossini scholar) for making these wonderful tickets available to us at classroom instruction. Today, over 100 sections of coursework are provided to in memory of such a great price. over 2300 students each semester with a broader mission of providing child devel- Barbara Stewart WA N T A D opment and family studies coursework, In January, Barbara Stewart, a beloved programs and support services and colleague, friend and mentor who taught HOUSE FOR SALE — Charming 2 bed- resources to the broader community. ESL for almost 30 years, passed away room, 1 bath house for sale in Maxwell Under Stephen’s leadership, the leaving a deep imprint on the lives of Park, Oakland. $529K. (Has separate 1 Department grew to support 7 child many people who had worked with her, bedroom/1 bath cottage). Call (510) 534- development centers, 23 sections on non- learned from her and admired her. 3434. credit child observation courses at a Barbara was an unusually multifaceted number of community locations and person who viewed the world through a secured over 40 grants to support a range very different lens than most of us. Her of student and community services, love of photography dominated her later including the Teacher Prep Center, the life, so it is ﬁtting that a new photography ECE Professional Development Project scholarship has been established in her MENUS and a host of others. memory. Please visit www.ccsf.edu/Depar We will miss his energy and support as he tments/ESL/scholarship/barbara.html for MAY 21–25, 2007 embarks on this new phase of his career more information about the fund. A limited selection of items will be available and know that he will continue to pro- Checks may be sent to the Scholarship for breakfast and lunch. vide both leadership and vision to the Ofﬁce, the Photography Department or the ESL Department. BREAKFAST Department for years to come. Thank you Stephen! TASTE BUDS - 7–9:50 A.M. LUNCH CAFETERIA - 11 A.M.–1:15 P.M. CITY CURRENTS 6 May 21–27, 2007 V I C E C H A N C E L L O R I N S T I T U T I O N A L A D VA N C E M E N T Faculty symposium addresses integrative learning On Thursday, April 26, faculty from • apply course work to a voca- connections between basic skills, course across the College met to learn about and tional ﬁeld placement content and contemporary world issues. discuss creative and effective ways to help • develop critical thinking and Kathleen White (Child Development students learn in a multidisciplinary self-reﬂection skills and Family Studies) gave an account of environment. Thirteen faculty presenters her students’ ﬁeld placements in local shared information on their course pro- Faculty presenters SFUSD classrooms and enumerated the jects and student learning activities (see Leslie Simon (Interdisciplinary Studies) beneﬁts of long-term internships with below). After each presentation, the sym- described her involvement with the hands on, in situ learning. posium participants discussed related Cloud Hall Reading Garden, a multi-dis- teaching and learning issues that cut Ronnie Owens (Counseling) shared her ciplinary project (IDST, Landscape experiences in helping students to con- across all disciplines and learning con- Horticulture, Metal Arts, Poetry for the texts. Throughout the symposium, par- nect their course work to their long-term People) that will design and create a pub- life plans. Through student portfolios, ticipants learned about a diverse array of lic reading space between Cloud Hall and teaching approaches and learning activi- college success courses and educational the Science Building. plans, students reﬂect on their learning ties that help students: Katarina Mijatovic (ESL) and Crima styles, college preparedness, and personal • develop collaborative, task- Pogge (Biology) gave an overview of and academic interests. based projects their linked courses, ESL 160 and Biology Peter Woods (Computer Networking and • connect in-class work to out- 20. In this learning community, students Information Technology) has incorporat- side-of-class projects apply their reading and writing course ed information on the social and political • synthesize information from a work to the content area of ecology. effects of computer networks into the diverse range of subjects in order Follow up discussion focused on the ways content of his courses. In addition, he has to make interdisciplinary con- that teachers can help students to make nections Continued on Page 8 Photo by Monica Davey Participants are shown at the Faculty Symposium on Integrative Campus. Sessions were held on the hour at 2, 3 , and 4 P.M., with a Learning held April 26 in the Creative Arts Building on the Ocean closing session at 5 o’clock. CITY CURRENTS 7 May 21–27, 2007 V I C E C H A N C E L L O R I N S T I T U T I O N A L A D VA N C E M E N T Faculty symposium addresses integrative learning Continued from Page 7 developed—in collaboration with Cisco short story. Students learn reading, writ- The symposium provided an engaging Corporation—a project-oriented and ing, technological and negotiation skills interdisciplinary forum for faculty to dis- accelerated course that more effectively as they study a wide range of subjects cuss student learning from diverse van- prepares his students for professional cer- (history, economics, business…) that are tage points and learn about the innova- tiﬁcation and future work in the ﬁeld. related to the short story text. Through tive projects that are happening across Jorge Sanchez (Interdisciplinary Studies) this project, Craig illustrated how teach- the College. While each faculty presenta- teaches Racial and Ethnic Groups in the ers can tie together multiple skills and tion described a unique learning experi- U.S. As part of the course, groups of his content areas through the medium of one ence, they were all united in their goal of students work together to research a short story. helping students to develop meaningful community issue and to create a multi- Mitra Ganley (English) described a pro- and integrative learning. Faculty mem- media presentation based on their ﬁnd- ject in her English 96 course in which bers report coming away from the event ings. In the future, his ‘ideal’ version of students integrate reading and writing with new perspectives on their students this course would be almost entirely skills with a service learning project that and new ideas for enhancing their course comprised of such projects. addresses food, health and hunger. activities. Participants also expressed an Students read about food related issues: interest in creating future opportunities Lou Schubert (Political Science) to share teaching experiences and to con- described his work in developing and hunger, homelessness, obesity, the fast food industry, body image and the tinue to learn from each other. teaching a political science course (AMS 5) using comics and graphic novels as the media, while volunteering for local food Next semester, the symposium organizers source text. Lou showed how students organizations to enliven their under- (Loren Edwardson, Christine Francisco, engage in the many social sciences standing of these issues. Robert Gabriner, Hal Huntsman, and (anthropology, history, sociology…) that Beth Freedman (Health Education and Curt Sanford) from the CCSF/Carnegie are manifest in these texts. Follow up Community Health Studies) shared her Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching conversation include the importance of experiences working on the Gender and Learning will develop other projects student motivation and ways to creatively Diversity Project: Resources for and activities that address the needs and situate course content. Educators. One of the components of this interests of College faculty. If you are project has been the creation of web- interested in contributing ideas or meet- Laura Walsh (ESL) shared some of the ing with this organizing group, please e- teaching materials that she developed for based media to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues at the College. mail Curt Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org. her advanced level ESL composition courses. Her materials address the acade- mic skills that ESL students will need for success in content area courses. Much of the participant discussion about Laura’s Flex Day to feature screening work centered around the challenges that our non-native speakers have throughout the college. of new documentary ﬁlm Kyle Thornton (Radiologic Science) gave an overview of the Medical Diagnostic about community colleges The new documentary entitled Discounted Dreams, High Hopes and Harsh Realities Imaging Program and the students’ pro- of America’s Community Colleges, will be screened at the City College of San gression from course work to ﬁeld place- Francisco Flex Day on Tuesday, August 14 in the Diego Rivera Theatre from 2:30 ment to performance evaluation. Kyle PM to 4:30 PM. The one-hour PBS documentary will feature a panel of faculty, staff showed how the program goal of foster- and administrators providing their response to the documentary prior to a discus- ing ‘holistic’ thinking has resulted in a sion with the audience. ‘problem-based’ approach to course design. The PBS documentary focuses on student stories to explain the role and impor- tance of community colleges. Craig Kleinman (English) gave an account of his online English 1B where For more information about the ﬂex event, telephone Dr. Robert Gabriner, Vice his students create a collaborative Chancellor, Institutional Advancement, at (415) 239-3014. ‘webzine’ based on a Herman Melville CITY CURRENTS 8 May 21–27, 2007