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                                                                                                                                                                           December 2008

 Holiday Concerts Planned for
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 the holiday season with joyous sounds on Sunday, December 7. Tickets for both
 concerts are sold online at

 Students get Opportunity
 to Enter Insurance Field
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               All tickets $8
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 The Moorpark College Business Department is now offering a Personal Insurance course in conjunction
 with the California Insurance Careers Program (CA-ICP), a statewide initiative that promotes training students for
 insurance careers.
                                                                                                                  Offered for the first time in spring 2009, BUS M45 Personal Insurance

                                    this Spring                                                                   is a 3-unit class, offered completely online, and with no pre-requisites.

                             Moorpark College is now offering a Personal Insurance course in conjunction
                             with the California Insurance Careers Program.
                                                                                                                  Based on enrollments, the college may soon offer all five CA-ICP
           LIFE              BUS M45 Personal Insurance is a 3-unit class, offered completely online, and
           insurance         with no pre-requisites.
                             It’s a great first step for working professionals interested in obtaining an
                                                                                                                  classes: Introduction to Insurance; Code and Ethics; Property/Liability
                             Insurance Certificate to advance on the job.

                             COURSE DESCRIPTION

                             BUS M45 - CRN30372 – Introduces the basic concepts related to Property
                                                                                                                  Insurance Principles; Commercial Insurance as well as arrange for
                             and Liability Insurance.
                             Covers the fundamentals of insurance including types of insurers; the
                             insurance industry and how it is regulated; insurance company operations
                             such as marketing, underwriting and claims; insurance contracts; personal
                                                                                                                  students to get college credit for paid internships. Professor Jim Allyn
                             loss exposures; risk management; and insurance products. Applies to

                                                                                                                  is the contact for the program. More information is
                             Associate Degree.
                             Transfer credit: CSU
                             For more information contact Professor Jim Allyn 805 378-1400, ext 1782

                                                                                                                  available at

                     Class runs from January 12 through May 13.
             Apply and register online at
History Booklet Now Available
                                                                                                            MOORPARK COLLEGE

                                                                                                           40 th

Moorpark College’s 40th Anniversary Retrospective has just been printed. The 40-page
booklet features a brief history and selected photographs from the first 20 years and
focuses more heavily on the last two decades during which time Moorpark experienced
exponential growth and progress especially through the passage of Measure S. Copies are
being distributed to staff and alumni who donated to the Moorpark College Foundation
last year. Additional copies are available through the President’s Office.

Moorpark College Hosts
INTELECOM Meeting                                                  College Takes Part in
                            Moorpark College hosted the            Emergency Training
                            annual meeting of INTELECOM            Moorpark College Emergency Preparedness Team
                            on November 7. INTELECOM               members participated in a “tabletop” simulation exercise
                            is the production arm of a non-        on Thursday, November 13. The exercise required the
profit consortium of California Community Colleges.                activation of the Emergency Preparedness Incident
INTELECOM produces curriculum-based media for                      Command Center and each of the sub-command
online, distance and classroom learning. Their newest              functions. The exercise tested the readiness of the team
product line, a digital media archive that can be accessed         for mobilization and ensures that the team members
through the web by instructors, was introduced at this             understand the resources available in the event of a
annual gathering. VCCCD is one of the founding members             disaster.
of the INTELECOM consortium.                                       The exercise also coincided with the Great Southern
                                                                   California Shakeout emergency preparedness campaign.

Back-to-School Night for Adults
                                                                   The college used the opportunity to test several of its

Planned for December 2
                                                                   emergency notification systems, including the website
                                                                   alert, the “AllUsers email” alert, the alert message on the
A Back-to-School Night for Adults is planned for December          college marquee at the corner of Campus and Collins,
2 at 6 pm in the Campus Center. The event is publicized to         and alert messages on the main incoming phone line
households in east Ventura County via a post card mailing          of the college. The test message stated: “This is a test
announcing Spring 2009 registration. Jointly hosted by the         of Moorpark College’s emergency notification system.
Office of Outreach and Admissions and the Career/Transfer          During an emergency, advisories will be posted here.”
Center, the event will feature PACE, along with offerings in
several new areas including:
Exercise Science; Health
Information Management;
Insurance; and Nutrition.
Energy Efficiency on the Horizon
In order to provide an optimum learning environment, we are replacing the chillers, a portion of the air
conditioning systems, in the Technology, Administration and Campus Center buildings. The chillers are part of a
half-million dollar program called the Energy Efficiency Projects paid for with a grant from the Investor Owned
Utilities Rebate Program and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Due to an industry rebate and
the efficiency of these chillers, we expect to offset the cost with energy savings in about 3 years.

                                                   Lady Raiders Rule
                                                   For the fifth time in eight years, the Raiders Women’s Volleyball
                                                   team captured the conference championship. Prior conference
                                                   wins include 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. The Lady Raiders
                                                   Coach is Steve Burkhart. Going into post-season play, the team is
ranked fifth in the state. The 11 team members are primarily freshmen, with two sophomores who are graduating
in the Spring.

PACE Publishes a Resource Guide for Faculty
In an effort to better prepare faculty for the special concerns of working adult students, PACE staff has compiled
a guide for faculty teaching in the Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE). Among the issues covered
are the reality of hectic work and family schedules for adult students; the need to empathize with re-entry
adults whose confidence may be marginalized; and the importance of setting clear attendance and assignment
expectations. More information at

Student Voice Wins at Conference
The Student Voice took home 10 awards at the Journalism
Association of Community Colleges’ regional conference last
weekend at Cal State Fullerton. Among the categories captured
by the Student Voice was the prestigious General Excellence for a
Student Newspaper award. Nine students took part in on-the-spot
competitions and workshops. Among the awards won were: 1st                 Brennan Whitmore, Jeremy Zeller, Sean Greene, Ryan Krebs,
                                                                               Michelle Fields, Michael Fields, Brittany Silverstein
place (Jeremy Zeller) and 4th place (Sean Greene) in on-the-spot
Critical Review, and 3rd place (Brittany Silverstein) for on-the-spot feature writing.
                                            Abstract Paintings and Drawings
 Upcoming Events

                                            on Exhibit
 December 2
 The Outreach and Career offices are
 hosting a Back to School Night for
                                            The Art Gallery at Moorpark College is currently showing
 adults interested in returning to school
 at 6 pm in the Campus Center.              EXTEMPORE, a three-person exhibition showcasing the work of
                                            Tim Forcum and Moorpark faculty members, Amy Green and Bruce
 December 3
 The Original Student One Acts written,     McAllister. The show features paintings and drawings, and will close at
 produced and directed by MC students       the end of the Fall semester.

                                            Moorpark Review Celebrates 11
 runs in the Studio Theatre at 7:30 pm
 through December 6.

                                            Years of Creative Writing
 December 3-4
 Annual Ceramics sale, Technology Bldg.
                                            Moorpark College’s award-winning creative arts magazine, the Moorpark
 December 11
 Staff Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 am           Review, is now celebrating its 11th year. Students as well as faculty and
 Campus Center                              staff are invited to submit short fiction, poetry,

 December 11                                art, photography, and music now through
 Club M hosts Improvasutra at 7:30 pm       February 2009.
 in the TV Studio, Communicatins Bldg.      Moorpark Review is a premier venue for
 December 12- 13                            students and members of the Moorpark College
 The Improv Comedy class performs at        community to publish their creative works.
 7:30 pm in the Studio Theatre
                                            The editorial team of the magazine comprises
 December 12                                students enrolled in English M47 and M47L
 Jazz A Ensemble and Studio Jazz Band       classes in the spring semester. Previous issues and directions for work
 perform big band selections and pieces
 for small ensembles at 8:00 pm on the      submission are posted online at

                                            Foundation’s Bat Boy Event
 Main Stage

                                            Raises Friends and Funds
 December 13
 The Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles
 will perform an exciting array of works
 8:00 pm on the Main Stage                  More than 50 friends of Moorpark College attended the Foundation’s
                                            fundraiser on October 25 held at the Performing Arts Center. Guests
 December 15
 A Benefit Dance Concert for the            were invited to a private Halloween party before the performance of Bat
 Jessica Rawles Memorial Dance              Boy, a quirky off-Broadway comedy, and enjoyed a meet and greet with
 Scholarship, 7:00 pm on the Main
 Stage.                                     the cast after the show. Nearly $9,000 was raised. The college received
                                            many compliments from guests about the theatre,
 December 15, 16, 17
                                            the set design, and the great student actors.
 Students perform their final dances at
 7:00 pm on the Main Stage                  Professor Kathy Lewis produced the show.
                                            “It is important for our community and
 December 31
 Men’s Basketball versus Miramar            supporters to know that the college is an
 College 2:00 pm                            educational resource for our area and our
                                            region…. and to be in support of our students.


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