December 10, 2013
GCC CONCERT SINGERS
PERFORM IN CONCERT
The Glendale Community College Concert Singers will give their
annual holiday performance on Sunday, Dec. 15 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 music by Ola
Gjeilo, Philip Stopford, Kevin Memley, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Barnum, Mendelssohn
and holiday favorites.
General admission is $10 and $7 for students and seniors. Additional
information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, 5622 or go to
December 9, 2013
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.13.
Performances are on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2
p.m. and 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. 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 class.
The choreography is by faculty, students, alumni and guests.
Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext. 5739 or go to
December 3, 2013
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. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Student Center room 212.
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. Parking is available in the Lot C parking structure, entered from Mountain St.
December 2, 2013
The Glendale College Community Orchestra will give a concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Beth Pflueger is the conductor. The program will feature Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Carmen Suite No. 2 by Bizet and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.
Admission is $10 and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.glendalearts.org. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext. 5829 or at www.glendale.edu/music. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale.
\November 25, 2013
GCC CHORAL GROUPS
HOLD FALL CONCERT
The Glendale Community College Fall Choral Concert will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Groups performing are the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes. The program will include choral works and opera excerpts. Dr. Jayne Campbell is musical director.
General admission is $7 and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000, ext.
November 21, 2013
TOPIC OF GCC LECTURE
"Observing Infrared Light from the Ground, Space, and in the Air: How Infrared Astronomy has Opened Our Eyes" will be presented at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, November 26 at 12:20 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177 as part of the Science Lecture Series.
The speaker is Dr. William Latter, Project Manager for operations of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Latter has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona and also attended Santa Monica Community College. Prior to his career in astronomy, he was an auto mechanic.
Admission is free and open to the public. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000.
Nov. 20, 2013
GCC JAZZ BAND
A Glendale Community College Jazz Big Band Concert will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Craig Kupka is the director of the group, known as the “Big Bad Jazz Band.” The concert will feature the group’s four vocalists and arrangements by jazz legend Dave Wells.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. For information about the college music department go to www.glendale.edu/music.
Nov. 20, 2013
GCC JAZZ GROUPS
The Glendale Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Guitar Ensemble will perform a concert on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform a full set of vocal and pop tunes
that includes a selection from The Who. The 16 vocalists and full band recently performed at the Cuesta College Jazz Festival. The Jazz Guitar Ensemble performance will include a wide variety of jazz selections and features five guitars and a rhythm section working together as an ensemble.
. The music directors are Clare Delto and Byron Delto.
Tickets for the performance are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. For information on the music department go to www.glendale.edu/music.
November 19, 2013
GCC STUDENTS GIVE
FREE MUSIC RECITAL
A recital by students of the Glendale Community College Applied Music Program will be held Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
There will be performances by the premiere vocalists and instrumentalists in the program who were selected through auditions and on the recommendation of their private instructors.
Admission to the recital is free and open to the public.
Applied Music students receive individual instruction from professional musicians. They also participate in a weekly coaching session and have regular solo and ensemble performing opportunities.
The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. For information call 818-240-1000, ext. 5829.
November 18, 2013
CHAMBER JAZZ CONCERT
HELD IN GCC AUDITORIUM
The Glendale Community College Music Department will present the GCC Chamber Jazz Concert on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Chris Coulter and Cathlene Pineda are the music directors of the chamber group.
Admission is $10 general and $7 for students and seniors. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
November 13, 2013
LOOK BACK AT JFK COVERAGE
TOPIC OF GCC PRESENTATION
“JFK + 50: Revisiting a Televised Nightmare” will be presented at Glendale Community College on Friday, Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall.
Dr. Mike Eberts, Professor of Mass Communication will be the speaker.
On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 America watched a real-life nightmare unfold on television. Millions remember where they were, what they were doing and who they were with when they heard the shocking news: President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas. The intensity continued with the news coverage at Parkland Hospital, the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald, the swearing in of Lyndon Johnson as President and Oswald’s murder by Jack Ruby. The events were covered live by television networks that had only recently expanded their network newscasts to a half hour.
Eberts will play clips of the broadcast coverage and put them into historical context. Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
November 12, 2013
GCC INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
HOST MUSIC/DANCE FESTIVAL
The Glendale Community College International Students Association is holding an International Music and Dance Festival on Thursday, Nov. 14 on Plaza Vaquero from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The event is in observance of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as part of an effort to promote programs that prepare American students for a global environment and attract students from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
For more information on GCC’s International Students Association go to http://www.glendale.edu/index.aspx?page=2182
November 5, 2013
AUDITIONS HELD FOR
GCC’S SPRING MUSICAL
Auditions for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department production of the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be held Nov. 12 and 20 in the Auditorium from 7 to 10 p.m. Call-backs will be on Friday, Nov. 26 if necessary.
Those planning to audition should read the material and prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary song and a one-minute contemporary monologue. Bring sheet music as an accompanist is provided. Wear proper clothing and shoes for movement for a dance audition. Go to the lobby of the Auditorium Building to sign in. Auditions are by appointment. Call 818-240-1000, ext. 5618 to schedule the audition.
Cast members must enroll in the winter session and spring semester courses Theatre Arts 160 – Musical Theatre Workshop (spring), Music 170 – Music for Musical Theatre (winter) and Theatre Arts 129 – Backstage Lab for Performers (spring). Stage managers and technical operators are also needed for the production. The musical will run for two weekends opening April 3, 2014.
The “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” book was written by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Jeanette D. Farr will be the director.
For additional information about the auditions or theatre arts department go to www.glendale.edu/theatre. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
November 4, 2013
GIVES TALK AT COLLEGE
Cole Kazdin, an Emmy-winning TV news producer, will speak at Glendale
Community College on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall.
Currently an ABC News producer, Kazdin earned three Emmy Awards for her work
on “Good Morning America” and also worked on news and features segments for the
programs “20/20,” “Nightline” and “World News with Diane Sawyer.” She has also
worked for HBO and A&E.
Kazdin wrote and starred in the one-woman comedy, “My Year of Porn,” based on
her experiences working on a pornography documentary for HBO. She has won
awards from The Moth, a storytelling organization, including three Moth GrandSLAM
Kazdin’s presentation is sponsored by the student newspaper, El Vaquero, and the
GCC Journalism Club.
October 30, 2013
COLLEGE ALUMNI HOST
WELCOME BACK MIXER
The Glendale Community College Alumni Council and GCC Superintendent/President Dr. David Viar are hosting the Alumni Welcome Back Mixer on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the J. Walter Smith Student Center.
GCC alumni, friends and community members of all ages are invited back to the college campus for an evening of networking and re-connecting with classmates, faculty and departments.
Admission is free. There will be a cash bar.
The event is coordinated by the newly-formed Alumni Council and will include drinks, appetizers and entertainment.
For information call 818-551-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 25, 2013
A FLEA IN HER EAR STAGED
AT GLENDALE COLLEGE
A new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce “A Flea in her Ear” by David Ives will be staged by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department for a two-weekend run in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre beginning Nov. 7.
Directed by Matt Foyer, the play is updated to Paris in the 1960s. Complete with chase scenes, mistaken identity, naughty humor and general mayhem, David Ives’ version of Feydeau’s “A Flea in her Ear” is farce at its very best. Due to adult language and subject matter, the play is not recommended for children.
Performances are Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors and $10 each for groups of 10 or more (prices include a $2 per ticket convenience fee). Tickets can be purchased online at www.glendalearts.org and printed out or held at the box office will-call for pick up before the performance. For information on GCC theatre productions call the box office at 818-240-1000, ext. 5612 or visit the website at www.glendale.edu/theatre.
October 22, 2013
TOPIC OF GCC LECTURE
“Collective Action and Stationary Bandits: Mathematical Models in Honor of Mancur Olson” will be presented at Glendale Community College on Thursday, October 31 as part of the GCC Science Lecture Series.
The speaker is Mike Allen, GCC Professor of Mathematics and Science Lecture Series Coordinator. The lecture will be held at 12:20 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177.
Mancur Olson was an influential social scientist who died in 1998, but whose striking ideas are still much-discussed to this day. Although he was conversant with mathematics, his book-length works are famous in part because they featured very few math-based models, unlike other books analyzing similar questions. For the presentation, Allen will summarize some of his famous arguments with mathematical models appropriate for a general audience.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000.
October 18, 2013
GCC DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
AWARD RECIPIENT TO SPEAK
Glendale Community College sociology professor and department chair Richard Kamei will present “Social Class, Education and Liberation” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 12:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall as the recipient of the 27th annual Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award. A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kamei’s presentation will explore the systemic nature of inequality that ensures that many people will be poor and how an education that truly provides students with the tools to empower them to critically think is the first step to liberation.
It was not until attending a community college that Kamei discovered a love for academic learning. His new interest was combined with a desire to work towards social justice. He transferred to California State University, Long Beach where he earned a BA in Sociology. He then earned his teaching credentials at California State University, Los Angeles. After earning his MA in sociology at CSULA, Kamei began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Pasadena City College and Long Beach City College. In 2001 he began his tenure-track faculty position at Glendale Community College. At GCC, he has been a faculty advisor to several student organizations focused on social justice and currently serves as the faculty union (Guild) president. He was named Teacher of the Year by the GCC Scholars Program and the Associated Students twice each and once by the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
The Distinguished Faculty Award is sponsored by the GCC Academic Senate. The recipient is chosen following on-campus nominations and a committee selection process. The winner is announced each year during commencement ceremonies and is asked to give a presentation followed by a reception during the next academic year.
October 15, 2013
TOPIC OF COLLEGE TALK
“Consumer Culture: We Need to be Educated Consumers” is the topic of a lecture to be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at 12:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall as part of the Cultural Diversity Lecture Series.
The speaker will be Hollie Martin, English instructor at GCC.
Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
October 10, 2013
EMERITUS PROFESSOR GIVES
ARCHIVES TO GCC LIBRARY
Carlos Ugalde, Glendale Community College emeritus professor of Latin American Studies and former advisor to the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), will present “Volume I of the Archives of Latin American Studies and ALAS 1980-2013” to the GCC Library on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Student Center conference room at 12:20 p.m.
Ugalde will be accompanied by some of his former students who were also members of ALAS. A reception will follow the presentation.
The college library will add the volume to the GCC reference section. Ugalde is planning two more archival volumes that will focus on media coverage and photos from the many events sponsored by ALAS and the Latin American Studies program over the years that included fundraisers, awareness campaigns, film festivals and cultural celebrations. Ugalde taught Latin American Studies and was faculty advisor to ALAS from 1980 -2008.
October 9, 2013
GROUNDBREAKING TO BE HELD
FOR NEW COLLEGE BUILDING
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the new Lab/College Services Building at Glendale Community College on Monday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at the construction site on Parking Lot A.
A reception will follow the ceremony at the construction site.
The new, three-story building will be approximately 90,000 square feet and is slated to contain classrooms, computer labs, speech and writing labs, an anthropology lab, the culinary arts program, faculty offices and one-stop student services.
Construction will be completed in late August, 2015. The building is LEED Silver rating designed. Sustainable design features include E.I.F.S. finish over concrete walls, cool roofs and under floor displacement air system. The landscape design will be lower maintenance with low water usage. There will be a new student plaza and reconfigured parking lot.
Funding for the project is from state construction and local Measure G bonds.
Digital copies of the building renderings are available on request. Reserved guest parking is available in the college parking structure (Lot C) entered from Mountain St., with elevator access to the construction site.
October 1, 2013
GIVES READING AT GCC
The next presentation in the Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale Community College will feature author Craig Clevenger reading from his second novel “Dermaphoria” on October 24 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center conference room. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and early arrival is advised.
Clevenger is known for his hard-edged, neo-noir writing. His 2005 novel “Dermaphoria” centers on a brilliant chemist who wakes up in jail after a drug lab explosion, suffering from amnesia. Clevenger is a longtime instructor and contributor to LitReactor, the online writers workshop and magazine. “Dermaphoria” has been adapted for a feature film for upcoming release.
The biannual 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 some of the authors of the books they have been reading in their English classes. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. Directions to the college and a campus map can be found at www.glendale.edu/maps.
September 18, 2013
WORLD AND U.S. POPULATION
DEMOGRAPHICS TOPIC OF TALK
“Demographic Shifts in World Population and the U.S.” is the topic of a lecture to be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall as part of the Cultural Diversity Lecture Series.
The speaker will be Marla Conti, an instructor of geography at GCC.
Admission is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
September 17, 2013
GCC UNDERGRAD BIOLOGY RESEARCHERS
GIVE FIRST SCIENCE LECTURE OF THE FALL
“Discovering Genes Involved in the Motility and Attachment of Burkholderia unamae Bacteria” is a free lecture at Glendale Community College to be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as part of the monthly Science Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 12:20 p.m. in Cimmarusti Science Center room 177.
The presenters are GCC biology undergraduate researchers Dro Amirian, Jeanine Asprer, Allison Garcia, Zorik Hakoupian, Chris Henderson, Marina Sargsyan, Danny Segura and Anna Tabutsadze.
Admission is free and open to the public. Additional information may be obtained by calling 818-240-1000. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
September 16, 2013
SHARK EXPERT TO
LECTURE AT GCC
Shark expert Ralph Collier will speak at Glendale Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
Collier will give a lecture on shark attacks and shark behavior followed by a Q&A session. The presentation is sponsored by the 365 Sharks Project and the GCC English Department.
Author of “Shark Attacks of the 20th Century from the Pacific Coast of North America,” Collier is known as a conservationist and pioneering researcher. He is president and founder of the Shark Research Committee. His innovative work on shark behavior and biology has appeared in numerous professional journals and other publications. Collier also lends his expertise to programs for The Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
The event is free and open to the public. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
September 10, 2013
GROUP SHOW OPENS FALL
EXHIBITIONS AT GALLERY
“Lazy Susan 3: Go Figure,” the third in an ongoing series of art exhibitions opens in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery on Sept. 19 and continues through Oct. 17.
The group exhibition includes the work of Judie Bamber, F. Scott Hess, Gegam Kacherian, Jim Morphesis, curator Mahara T. Sinclaire and Eloy Torrez. The series of exhibitions highlights figurative artists and their relationship to the art historical fabric of Los Angeles.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 from 12 to 1p.m. The artists’ reception will be Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The gallery is located in the Library Building. Call for hours at 818-240-1000, ext. 5663 or send a message to email@example.com. Admission is free. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.