February 14, 2017


U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
SUBJECT OF FREE LECTURE

“American Presidential Elections: Is the System Working?" will be presented at Glendale Community College on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 12:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall as part of the Humanities/Social Science Lecture Series.
The speaker is Mona Field, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and author of California Government and Politics Today, 15th Edition (Pearson.)
Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

February 13, 2017

GCC MAKER FAIRE SHOWCASE
FOR AREA STUDENT PROJECTS

The Glendale Community College Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will hold the second annual Maker Faire on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with check-in, breakfast and exhibitions held in the Student Center and speakers in the Auditorium.
Area high school and college students will showcase their original projects. The event also features workshops, career information and speakers. Industry representatives from Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA and others will be participating.
The event is free and open to the public and includes a free continental breakfast and lunch. For additional information go to www.glendale.edu/SHPE or contact SHPE president Fernando Santana at fsantan629@student.glendale.edu.

February 8, 2017

GCC NAMED AS A TOP COLLEGE
FOR STUDENT UPWARD MOBILITY


     A recent report by The Equality of Opportunity Project named Glendale Community College as one of the top colleges for student upward income mobility. The study was based on findings defining a college’s mobility rate as the fraction of its students who come from a family in the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth of the income distribution.
    “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” was published by the Equality of Opportunity Project in partnership with The New York Times.
    Glendale College is ranked seven out of ten on the mobility report card, based on colleges with 300 or more students per cohort. The study focused on statistics of students’ earnings and their parents’ incomes for each college in the United States.
     The report can be found at http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/college/?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=41004406

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2016


HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE
TO BE HELD ON CAMPUS

     The Holiday Ceramics Sale, a semi-annual fundraising event for the Glendale Community College Ceramics Department, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center.
     A large selection of handmade functional and decorative items made by students in porcelain, stoneware, raku, earthenware and majolica will be available for purchase at reasonable prices.
     Proceeds from the sale go toward equipment and supplies for the department and to fund guest lecturers and workshops for the GCC Ceramics Studio.
     Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext. 3059. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

December 2, 2016

ANNUAL FACULTY/ALUMNI
DANCE SHOW HELD AT GCC

     The annual Glendale Community College Faculty/Alumni Dance Production will be held over three days with four performances on the Auditorium Mainstage beginning Friday, Dec. 9.
     Performances are on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and
8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Admission is free. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Early arrival is advised. Children under five years old are not admitted.
     Dancers in the show include students enrolled in the GCC Jazz Performance Skills, Commercial Dance and Dance Production - Repertoire classes. The choreography is by faculty, alumni and guests.
     Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext. 5739 or go
to www.glendale.edu/dance.

November 29, 2016

GCC CONCERT SINGERS
PERFORM IN CONCERT

     The Glendale Community College Concert Singers will give their annual holiday performance on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s
Episcopal Church, located at 1020 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
     Music professor Dr. Peter Green is director of the Concert Singers, an advanced choral group at the college. The program will include works by Los
Angeles composers William Malpede, David Layne and a special appearance from Filipino folk dance group Kayamanan Ng Lahi.
     General admission is $15 and $10 for students and seniors. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, 5622 or go to
www.glendale.edu/music.

November 28, 2016

ORCHESTRA GIVES
SUNDAY CONCERT

     The Glendale College Community Orchestra will give a concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium.
     Bethany Pflueger is the conductor. The program will feature works by De Falla, Respighi and Dvorak.
     Admission is $10 and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext. 5829 or go to www.glendale.edu/music. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale.

November 22, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS TOPIC
OF COLLEGE BUSINESS LECTURE

     “Blazing Your Own Trail in the Entertainment Business” will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 12:20 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Auditorium as part of the Business Lecture Series.
     Jeremy Nocon, VP of Business Development at the Jim Henson Company, is the speaker. He will discuss how he reinvented himself and became a top player in the business of entertainment.
     The Business Lecture Series is designed to enhance the educational experience of GCC students and connect the college with the community. The lecture is free and open to students, the college community, business professionals and the public.
     The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

November 21, 2016

GCC DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
AWARD RECIPIENT TO SPEAK

     Glendale Community College geography professor and study abroad program director Darren Leaver will present “Field-Based Experiential Learning” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 12:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall as the recipient of the 30th annual Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award. A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Admission is free.
     Leaver was hired as a full-time geography professor at GCC in 1996, which allowed him to travel more and also create travel opportunities for GCC students. He has designed, coordinated and/or run travel study programs to such places as Indonesia, Greece, Italy, England, Nepal, Peru, Ireland, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Argentina.
     In 2007, Leaver and his family funded and built Villa Agung Khalia, a community villa development in Ubud, Bali. This project helps fund abcBali.org, a non-profit educational foundation created by four GCC professors. The mission of the foundation is to provide free English language instruction for Balinese children in three rural villages.
     Leaver’s presentation on the value of experiential learning is based on almost 40 years of observations in immersive learning environments through independent travel, geography field trips, and study abroad programs. He will share his insights, highlights and pitfalls of a lifetime of travel, both near and far.
     The Distinguished Faculty Award is sponsored by the GCC Academic Senate. The recipient is chosen following on-campus nominations and a committee selection process.

Nov. 18, 2016

OPEN HOUSE HELD FOR GCC
UNIQUELY ABLED ACADEMY

     An open house for the Glendale Community College Uniquely Abled Academy will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Center.
     The Uniquely Abled Academy is a 16-week program that teaches those with high functioning autism how to be CNC (computer numerical controlled) manufacturing machinists. The program includes CNC training, job readiness skills training, job search support and post-hire support.
     The open house gives access to information about the program, career possibilities, expected salaries and a chance to meet representatives from supporting agencies. There will be panel presentations, UAA Cohort 1 student demonstrations of CNC machine operations, a tour of the manufacturing shop, labs and classrooms as well of the engineering design manufacturing hub where classes will be held.
     For information go to www.UniquelyAbledProject.org or contact info@uniquelyabledproject.org

November 16, 2016

ROBOT EXPLORERS
TOPIC OF GCC LECTURE
   
     "Robot Explorers: Technology for a New Age of Ocean Conservation" will be presented at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, November 22 at 12:20 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177 as part of the Science Lecture Series.
     The speaker is Antonella Wilby, doctoral student of computer science at UC San Diego. Wilby is an exploration roboticist who is also a former GCC student. Her work has taken her from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico to the waters of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. She will discuss robotic applications she is developing for oceanic exploration and conservation.
     Admission is free and open to the public. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000 or going to www.glendale.edu/sls.

November 16, 2016


JAZZ BAND AND COMBO
PERFORMS AT COLLEGE

     Glendale Community College’s Jazz Band and Thursday Jazz Combo will perform in concert on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium. Byron Delto and Chris Rios are the directors. The groups will perform arrangements of jazz and popular tunes.
     Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the box office before show time. Go to www.glendale.edu/music for information. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Nov. 15, 2016


GCC JAZZ ENSEMBLES
AND SOLOISTS IN CONCERT

     Glendale Community College jazz groups will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
     The Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and soloists from the Vocal Jazz/Piano Solo Workshop will perform. The music directors are Byron and Clare Delto.
     Tickets for the performance are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information about GCC music performances can be found at www.glendale.edu/music.

November 1, 2016


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR
TO SPEAK AT COLLEGE

     Renee Firestone, Holocaust survivor, will speak at Glendale Community College on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the GCC Auditorium.
     Firestone was imprisoned for 13 months in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the final years of World War II.
     After the war, she came to the United States and built a successful career in fashion design that spanned three decades. She is also the founding lecturer for the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Educational Outreach Program.
     Firestone was one of five Holocaust survivors to appear in Steven Spielberg’s 1998 documentary, “The Last Days,” which received the Academy Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. She was also featured in the 2006 documentary film, “Swimming in Auschwitz,” and made a cameo appearance in “Freedom Writers.”
     The presentation is funded by GCC Student Services, Faculty Development and Title V. Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Oct. 28, 2016

OPEN HOUSE HELD FOR GCC
UNIQUELY ABLED ACADEMY

     An open house will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 for the Glendale Community College Uniquely Abled Academy from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center.
     The Uniquely Abled Academy is a 16-week program that teaches those with high functioning autism how to be CNC (computer numerical controlled) manufacturing machinists. The program includes CNC training, job readiness skills training, job search support and post-hire support.
     The open house gives access to information about the program, career possibilities, expected salaries and a chance to meet representatives from supporting agencies.
For information go to www.UniquelyAbledProject.org

October 19, 2016

L.A. WATER MANAGEMENT
TOPIC OF GCC LECTURE


     “Insights on Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge and Local Water” will be presented at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, October 25 as part of the GCC Science Lecture Series.
     The speaker is Dr. Mark Gold, UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability. He is spearheading UCLA’s first ever Grand Challenge, Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles by 2050: A Path to 100% Renewable Energy, 100% Local Water and Enhance Ecosystem and Human Health. Prior to working at UCLA, Gold was president of Heal the Bay for 18 years.
     The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000 or visit www.glendale.edu/sls.

October 17, 2016


EMPLOYERS ON CAMPUS
FOR SEASONAL HIRING

     Several local employers will be at Glendale Community College for the Seasonal Hiring Spree on Oct. 27 to fill seasonal jobs.
     The event, sponsored by GCC’s Student Employment Services, will be held on Plaza Vaquero from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Macy’s hiring personnel will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to hire hundreds of seasonal workers for stores in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Eagle Rock and Santa Anita. Applications for Macy’s must be completed online before the on-campus event at https://bit.ly/macys1027 Information on the Seasonal Hiring Spree can be found at www.glendale.edu/ses.

October 12, 2016

LOCAL AUTHOR GIVES
READING AT COLLEGE

     The Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale Community College presents a reading by local author and CalArts creative writing instructor Bruce Bauman on Oct. 28 at 12:20 p.m. in the Student Center.
   Bauman is author of the novels, “The Word Was” (Other Press 2006) and “Broken Sleep” (Other Press 2015.) His reviews have appeared in Bookforum, BOMB, Salon and The Los Angeles Times. His short fiction has appeared in Another City: Writing from Los Angeles, Alice Redux, Opium, Confrontation and numerous literary magazines. Bauman served as the senior editor for the nationally acclaimed publication, Black Clock.
     The ongoing Los Angeles Writers Reading Series is coordinated by GCC English instructor Claire Phillips to celebrate local writers and to give students access to literary events where they can meet and talk with authors who wrote some of the material used in their English classes. Previous speakers include Janet Fitch, Aimee Bender, Bernard Cooper, David L. Ulin and James Ellroy. The event is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. For additional information call 818-240-1000, ext. 5606.

October 11, 2016


GCC THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS
ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD

     “Elephant’s Graveyard” by George Brandt will be staged by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department for a two-weekend run in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre beginning Oct. 27.
     It is directed by Jeanette D. Farr with live music by Matthew Braaten.
     Performances are Oct. 27, 28, 29, Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The play contains strong language and mild adult themes. There is no intermission. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.glendalearts.org. They can also be purchased directly at the GCC box office before the show. For information on performances, tickets, parking and more call the box office at 818-240-1000, ext. 5612 or visit the website at www.glendale.edu/theatre. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

October 10, 2016

COLLEGE FOOD PANTRY
DEDICATION TO BE HELD


     A dedication ceremony for the new Glendale Community College Food for Thought Pantry will be held on October 18 at 4:15 p.m. at the San Rafael Plaza.
     The pantry will supply food and hygiene items for students in need. Donations and volunteers will be a vital part of the services provided.
     The GCC Food Pantry Task Force was created in July 2016 to understand food insecurity among GCC students, to increase awareness of hunger and poverty issues among the GCC community, and to provide food, hygiene supplies and poverty alleviation-related information to students in need.
More information about the Food for Thought Pantry and links to studies about college students and hunger can be found at www.glendale.edu/foodpantry.

Sept. 26, 2016

DUTERTE TOPIC OF GCC
FILIPINO MONTH LECTURE 

     “Why Filipinos Love President Duterte: A Historical Perspective” is a lecture to be given at Glendale Community College on Monday, Oct. 3 as part of the observance of Filipino-American History Month.
     The lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara Building, room 243. It is free and open to the public.
     The speaker is history instructor Hazel Ramos. She will explore the dynamics of Philippine culture and history and examine why many Filipinos look to Duterte as their only hope for change.
     Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000 or visit www.glendale.edu. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

September 20, 2016


LATINA POWER IN STEM
CONFERENCE HELD AT GCC

     Glendale Community College is hosting a Latina Power in STEM conference on Saturday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     More than 350 middle school and high school Latina attendees are expected at the event which will include presentations and activities from TECHNOLOchicas, Microsoft, Apple, LA Makerspace, and SnapChat.
     The keynote speaker is Lolita Taub, TEDx Women in Tech and business speaker. The conference program includes hands-on activities for students in coding, robotics and more; parent STEM and college prep info tracks; educator STEM prep tools track; STEM professionals Q&A session (facilitated by TECHNOLOchicas); raffle prizes, continental breakfast and lunch. For information go to www.glendale.edu/AIMSTEM.

Sept. 19, 2016

ENGINEERING CAREER PATH
TOPIC OF SCIENCE LECTURE



     “What is Engineering?" is a lecture to be given at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, Sept. 27 as part of the Science Lecture Series.
     The lecture will be held at 12:20 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177. It is free and open to the public.
     The speaker is Christopher Herwerth, GCC engineering instructor and licensed mechanical engineer. Herwerth has experience in both the aerospace and energy industries. In addition to teaching, he is serving as department chair for transfer career pathways in engineering. He will discuss what engineering is and what engineers do, as well as engineering as a career pathway.
     Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000 or visit www.glendale.edu/sls. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Sept. 14, 2016

LOCAL MEMOIR AUTHOR
GIVES READING AT GCC 

     The Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale Community College presents a reading by local author and Antioch University creative writing professor Bernadette Murphy on Sept. 26 at 12:20 p.m. in the Student Center.
     A former weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times, Bernadette Murphy will be reading from her recent acclaimed memoir, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life. Murphy writes about literature, women, risk taking and life from motorcycles to knitting. Her essays have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, San Jose Mercury News, Newsday, BOOK magazine and more.
     The ongoing Los Angeles Writers Reading Series is coordinated by GCC English instructor Claire Phillips to celebrate local writers and to give students access to literary events where they can meet and talk with authors who wrote some of the material used in their English classes. Previous speakers include Janet Fitch, Aimee Bender, Bernard Cooper, David L. Ulin and James Ellroy. The event is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. For additional information call 818-240-1000, ext. 5606.

 

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