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									                    The Messenger
 Volume 1, No. 11                   a publication of Berkeley City College                                 March 19, 2007

PAAAA launches 2007                 The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) has launched its 2007
scholarship program; application    scholarship program to recognize African-American students who attend the Peralta
deadline—Mon., Apr. 16              colleges. One student at each Peralta college is selected for the $500 award. Can-
                                    didates must demonstrate academic achievements, leadership skills, and community
                                    service in the African American community. BCC students who wish to apply must
                                    submit a completed application packet by Mon., Apr. 16, to Ponnie Rasmussen, Rm.
                                    263. For details, contact Ponnie Rasmussen at prasmussen@peralta.edu.

Next BCC ‘Solutions Summit’         Mark your calendars for 9 a.m., Fri., Apr. 13, BCC’s next Solutions Summit, to
set for Fri., Apr. 13               discuss concerns and updates regarding BCC’s new building. Bring your ideas and
                                    observations to Rm. 451B.

Staff development funds available   Joan Berezin announces that staff development funds are available for faculty to at-
for faculty conferences, training   tend spring conferences and training. If you wish to do so, contact Joan Berezin at

Tina Vasconcellos named             Tina Vasconcellos is BCC’s new Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Coordi-
Student Learning Outcomes/          nator. She will work with the college to develop annual reports which gage the degree
Assessment Coordinator              of college progress toward implementing ACCJC student learning outcome standards.
                                    Congratulations, Tina!

Restroom ‘Blue Phones’              Blue Phone communication boxes in BCC restrooms are all working. Note that the
now working                         phones’ red buttons are connected to “911” dispatch and the black “Info” buttons go to
                                    the college’s security console phone number, which is (510) 981-2975.

Summer book orders due              Faculty who plan to teach summer classes should have their book order information to
by Mon., Mar. 26                    Follett Bookstore (5th Fl.) by Mon., Mar. 26. Let your department chairs know what
                                    books you will use in the summer, or, if your chair is not responsible for book order
                                    forms, fill them out yourself and submit them to the store. For details, contact Lisette
                                    Garcia, bookstore manager, at (510) 981-1012.

Classified Employee of Year         Nominations for the Constance L. Ormond Classified Employee of the Year Award,
nomonations due Thur., Apr. 5       which recognizes an exemplary classified staff member at each Peralta college, are
                                    due by Thur., Apr. 5. Applications should be submitted to Marilyn Clausen, Nancy
                                    Cayton, or Jasmine Martinez. Recent award recipients include Nancy Cayton (2006),
                                    Marilyn Clausen (2005), and John Pang (2004).

Honor students awards ceremony      Berkeley City College honor students will be recognized on Fri., Mar. 23 in a ceremo-
set for 6 p.m., Fri., Mar. 23       ny which takes place at 6 p.m. in the college’s auditorium. Be there to congratulate
                                    our scholars.
The Messenger                                                                                                        March 19, 2007

Chancellor’s Trophy                      Let your students know that the Chancellor’s Trophy deadline is Fri., Mar. 23. The
deadline is Fri., Mar. 23                scholarship recognizes academic performance, community service activities, and lead-
                                         ership. One student is selected from among the four Peralta colleges. Three-runner-
                                         ups, one from each college, also receive a trophy and a cash prize. Applications are
                                         available on the college’s scholarship board on the 1st floor, next to the Admissions
                                         Office. Submit all application materials directly to Nha Le in Rm. 143. For details,
                                         contact her at nhale@peralta.edu.

BCC student wins $500                    Michael Birnberg is 2007 winner of Berkeley City College’s Tobacco Prevention
tobacco prevention art award             Art Contest, cosponsored by Health Through Art, Since 1989, Health Through Art,
                                         a Bay Area nonprofit organization which works to create positive social change by
                                         combining the power of creative expression and imagery with media. HTA works
                                         to counteract substance abuse, racism, violence, and stereotyping, while promoting
                                         wellness, recovery, and healthy decision-making for individuals and communities.
                                         Birnberg won a $500 award for his work. Find our more and see Birnberg’s work at

                                                                                     Transfer and Career Information
                                                                                     Center announces March visits
  4th Floor Conference Rm./ Ground Fl. Auditorium Calendar                           BCC’s Transfer and Career Information
                                                                                     Center will host representatives from
  • Tue., Mar. 20—    5-8 p.m., Atrium Art Show
                                                                                     public and private universities. Late
  • Wed., Mar. 21—    9:30 a.m., Leadership, Rm. 451A
                                                                                     month visitors are:
                      Noon-1 p.m., ASBCC, Rm. 451B
                      1-3 p.m., Counselors Meeting, Rm. 451B                         • 10 a.m., Thur., Mar. 29—
                                                                                       Careers in Business, Transfer Ctr.
                      3:30-5 p.m., Budget Advisory Committee, Rm. 451B
                                                                                     • 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., Apr. 11—
                      3-5 p.m., Contractors, Rm. 451A
                                                                                       U.C. Santa Cruz, 1st Fl. Lobby
  • Thur., Mar. 22—   10 a.m.-Noon, Curriculum, Rm. 451B                             • Noon-4 p.m., Thur., Apr. 12—
                      Noon-1 p.m., Academic Senate, Rm. 451B                           CSU, East Bay, 1st Floor Lobby
                      Noon-1 p.m., B. Shapiro, Auditorium                            • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon., Apr. 16—
                      12-1 p.m., Ambassador Training, Rm. 451A                         UC Berkeley Transfer Advising
                      6 p.m., Tobacco Art Presentation, Atrium                         Transfer Ctr.
  • Fri.,Mar. 23—     8 a.m.-5 p.m., Construction, Auditorium                        For details, contact Nancy Delaney at
                      6 p.m., Honor Students’ Ceremony, Auditorium                   ndelaney@peralta.edu.
  • Mon., Mar. 26—    10 a.m.-Noon, Counselors’ Meeting
  • Tue., Mar. 27—    11 a.m.-Noon, Student Services Meeting
                      6:30-10 p.m., Movie Night, Auditorium
                                                                                       The Messenger
  • Wed., Mar. 28—    Noon-1 p.m., ASBCC, Rm. 451B                                     . . . is published biweekly by Berkeley City
                                                                                       College’s Marketing, Public Relations, and
                      1-2:30 p.m., T. Lewis Event, Auditorium                          Communications Office. Send your news to:
                      2:30-4 p.m., T. Lewis Event, Atrium
                                                                                       Shirley Fogarino, Editor
                      7-9 p.m., Cop Watch, Rm. 451A                                    Berkeley City College Messenger
  • Thur., Mar. 29—   Noon-1 p.m., Ambassador Training, Rm. 451A                       2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704
                                                                                       call (510) 981-2852
                      Noon-1 p.m., Cop Watch, Rm. 451B                                 or e-mail: sfogarino@peralta.edu
  • Sat., Mar. 21—    10 a.m.-Noon, G. Pisano, Rm. 451A
                                                                                       Dr. Judy E. Walters, President
  • Wed., Apr. 4—     9:30 a.m.-Noon, Leadership, Rm. 451A
                      Noon-1 p.m., ASBCC, Rm. 451B                                     Berkeley City College is part of the Peralta
                      3-5 p.m., Contractors’ Meeting, Rm. 451A                         Community College District which also
                                                                                       includes College of Alameda, Laney
                                                                                       College and Merritt College.

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