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Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Coming Up

Friday, February 21, 2014

• 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., African American Heritage Month – Young Gifted & Black SHEroes Performance, Skyline College, Building 1, Main Theater
• 5:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. San Mateo (DH), Skyline College
• 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball vs. Canada College (DH), Skyline College

Saturday, February 22, 2014

• 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., National TRiO Day, Skyline College
Monday, February 24, 2014
• 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Science in Action Lecture Series, Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7106

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

• 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m., African American Heritage Month – African Americans in Math & Sciences Panel Discussion, Skyline College, Building 1, Art Gallery
• 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B
• 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Cal Grant Workshop for Transfer Students, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117B

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

• 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Transfer Center- CSU East Bay Rep Visit, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
• 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Transfer Articulation Bridge Program, Skyline College, Transfer Center Building 2, Room 2227
• 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B

Thursday, February 27, 2014

• 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., African American Heritage Month – Closing Events: Information, Entertainment & Spoken Word Competition, Skyline College, Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
• 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Foster Youth Sensitivity Training, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6204
• 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Lab, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117-B

Friday, February 28, 2014

• All Day Event, Men’s Basketball Regional Playoffs
• All Day Event, Women’s Basketball Regional Playoffs

For the latest information on events and activities happening at Skyline College, please view our calendar.

If you would like to include your college event or activity on the calendar, please submit the event, date, time and location to Cherie Colin via email at

Join San Mateo Athletic Club

San Mateo Athletic Club LogoAs we continue to achieve new milestones at the San Mateo Athletic Club (SMAC), we are pleased to be able to announce a dues rollback for staff of the District which was approved by the Board of Trustees at it’s meeting on December 11, 2013. Since SMAC opened, Chancellor Ron Galatolo has insisted that as the club achieves financial success, he would recommend to the Board that rates for staff be lowered. Details of the new rates for the regular and non-prime time plans are as follows:

Faculty/Staff                       Monthly Dues                      Non Prime Time

Individual                            $35                                        $17.50

Couple                                 $60                                        $30.00

Family                                  $80                                        $40.00

The health and wellness of our team is very important to us. We are pleased to initiate this dues rollback effective February 1, 2014. As SMAC continues to grow, we will continue to offer staff incentives to membership.

If you have any questions about your membership or about becoming a member yourself, please call San Mateo Athletic Club and speak with a Membership Team representative at (650) 378-7373.

Article by Tom Bauer.

VITA is Back! Free Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation Assistance

SparkPoint at Skyline College and the Business Division, in partnership with Earn it! Keep it! Save it!, are excited to announce free income tax preparation assistance for students, faculty, staff and community members (households that earned less than $52,000 in 2013).

Taxes will be prepared every Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, March 29, 2014 (except February 15), from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building 8, Room 8209. Please call SparkPoint at Skyline College at (650) 738-7035 to make an appointment.

Last year, student volunteers from Instructor John Miller’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) class were able to complete over 280 tax returns, resulting in over $297,000 being returned to the community. We expect to complete even more returns this year, so book your appointment today!

For more information about VITA, please visit Sparkpoint.

For more information on SparkPoint at Skyline College, please visit the SparkPoint website or contact Dr. William Watson, Director at

Like us on FaceBook[2]Article and Photo by Adolfo Leiva.

Allensworth Exhibit Extended!

Allensworth Exhibit FlyerCome and visit the Skyline College Library to experience the inspiring Allensworth exhibit. The historic town of Allensworth tells a story of the all-black settlement in California’s Central Valley. The exhibit is a great representation of self-determination for all Californians in the areas of education and economic development. The exhibit at Skyline College is a collaborative effort between the Bay Area CITD, the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College and the African American Museum & Library of Oakland.

Allensworth Exhibit PhotosThe Allensworth Exhibit is open to the entire campus as well as the general public on the following days:

Monday through Thursday: 8am until 9pm

Friday: 8am until 2pm

Saturday: 10am until 2pm

If you would like to bring your class on a guided tour of the exhibit, or for more information on the African Diaspora Program please contact, Pcyeta Stroud at

Article written by Pcyeta Stroud. Flyers by Elizabeth Tablan.


Phi Theta Kappa Spring Scholarship

PTKThe Phi Theta Kappa Spring scholarship application, is now open for continuing students. The scholarships administered on this application are for students who plan to continue their education at a two-year college in the fall. More than $260,000 will be awarded through these scholarships:

• The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy students.

• The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

• The GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Scholarship for Business majors.

• The Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship for ADMJ and EMC majors.

Please encourage your students to apply. Skyline College student Gilbert Arellano won the 2013 Resureccion Public Safety Scholarship for Public Safety Leadership and Skyline College student Jamela Brown received the 2012 Leaders of Promise Scholarship. Applications are due April 30.  Download the application now at

Article by Dr. Christine Case

WOW! Voices Now

Women on Writing
A Morning of Readings and Refreshments

 Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Student & Community Center
Building 6, Room 6202

Women on Writing FlyerYou are cordially invited to a festive morning of readings, conversation and conviviality. This year WOW! is scaling back from a day-long conference, and we’re delighted to host a lively morning event to celebrate the WOW! community and creative spirit. Acclaimed authors Caroline Goodwin and Kirstin Valdez Quade kick off the program by reading their work, and then we’ll enjoy an Open Reading. Please join us!

Featured Readings:

Kirstin Valdez Quade

Stanford University Creative Writing Program

Author of fiction in The New Yorker, Narrative, Guernica, The Best American Short Stories 2013, and elsewhere

Caroline Goodwin

Poet Laureate of San Mateo County California College of the Arts MFA Program Stanford University Writer’s Studio

Author of Trapline and Kodiak Herbal

For more information, contact Kathleen McClung at

A Middle College is Coming To Skyline College


Keeping a 2012-2017 Strategic Plan promise to strengthen community connections, Skyline College will open its doors starting the 2015-2016 academic year to a Middle College for high school students from the Jefferson Union High School and the San Mateo Union High School districts.  The Middle College will allow concurrently enrolled high school students to explore their career technology education aspirations, earn a high school diploma and simultaneously earn college units toward a certificate and/or an associate degree and/or toward being able to transfer to four-year university.

Raymond Jones, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Interim Director to plan, develop and implement this innovative educational option for high school students who are capable and independent learners but whose needs are not being met in the traditional high school environment.  The Middle College is a bold, creative and innovative educational enterprise for keeping Skyline College’s commitment to empowering and transforming a global community of learners to achieve.  For more information call (650) 738-4103 or e-mail

Article by Dr. Raymond Jones

Business Career Speaker Series Panel Event at Skyline College

DeVry-PanelistsOn February 13, 2014, Enactus hosted the second Career Business Speaker Series event at Skyline College, sponsored by the President’s Innovation Fund Grant. Over 100 members of the Skyline College Community enjoyed and participated in a lively discussion from respected and well -known members of the local business community.

Enactus President, Steven Wong introduced William Minnich, Center Dean from DeVry University, who moderated the panel discussion. Members of the panel included: Dean Nelson, VP of eBay Inc., Yvone Hobbs from Kaiser Permanente, Hormoz Mogarei, President & CEO of Kaizened, Inc., and John Lord Sr., USG Accountability Office. The panel discussed how to succeed in your endeavors by taking the right career path. They also discussed possible career choices depending upon one’s interests. After the panelists’ presentation, attendees enjoyed a Q&A session and networked with the Speakers.

Enactus would like to thank DeVry University, KBD, and Skyline College for their participation in this event. Join us at our next Speaker Series Event!

Article by Christine Roumbanis

TRiO Kicks Off with Recognizing 35 Years of Service

trio1On Friday, January 31, 2014, the TRiO program kicked off the semester with a fond farewell to our Math Coordinator, John E. Chavez. John had been with us for 35 years and all of those years as the Learning Center and TRiO Math Coordinator. It’s rare for any professional to have one single job for their full professional career, but John enjoyed every minute of it working with, empowering, and teaching students math principles pursuing graduation and transfer.trio2

Managers, faculty, staff, and students all shared their experiences throughout the years working with John. It was clear that John helped build an academically strong TRiO program, positively impacted students, and added to the “Students First” philosophy at Skyline College.

We would like to thank John for all the wonderful years of service and the positive change he has made in our students’ lives and in the TRiO program. John Chavez has enabled our TRiO students to be the change they want to see in the world.

Article by Nohel Corral

You are invited to the Foster Youth Sensitivity Training

Foster Youth Sensitivity Training
Thursday, 2/27/14
1:15pm – 3:00pm
Building 6, Room 6204

Sponsored by the Youth Empowerment Scholars
(Y.E.S.) program of Skyline College. Training and discussion provided by Beyond Emancipation.





Training Topics:

·      Issues pertaining to foster youth at a community college
·      Myths and assumptions about foster youth
·      Best engagement strategies


About Beyond Emancipation:
Beyond Emancipation (B:E) is Alameda County’s primary provider of services for former foster youth. B:E provides a range of supportive programs designed to help former foster youth overcome their challenges, mitigate risks, and make healthy, successful transitions to adulthood and independent living. Visit


To RSVP or for any questions: 
Please contact Guillermo Alonzo at 738-4139 or email


S.F. Munich Trio returns to Skyline College Feb. 27, 2014

musicalDr. Jude Navari and Barbara Daley are delighted to welcome back the S.F. Munich Trio who will perform a chamber music concert on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:10 a.m. in the Main Theatre. Featuring music from the Italian Baroque era to the uniquely American “Ragtime”, Rebecca Rust (cello), Friedrich Edelmann (bassoon), and Dmitriy Cogan (piano) will perform works by Lotti, Beethoven, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Fauré and Frackenpohl.

The performance is free and open to the public, and student participation certificates will be available at the door. For information, please contact Barbara Daley at or call 650-738-4306.

Article by Barbara Daley

Deepening the National Conversation on Race with Dr. Shakti Butler at Skyline College


Deepening the National Conversation on Race with Dr. Shakti Butler : Cracking the Codes We need to talk:  Devastating racial inequity persists in the U.S.

Race, more than any other demographic factor, determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth in the U.S.

The conversation on race is shallow  and remains focused on individuals.  It stops us from talking. It freezes our capacity to connect and act across crucial racial divides. If not interrupted, it is a system that is endlessly self-perpetuating.

What if we deepen the conversation?
A Cracking the Codes film/dialogue event sets the stage for transformation in classrooms, conference rooms and communities by unpacking the system of racial inequity and enabling people to—finally—talk about it.

Talking about race opens the way for institutional change. Authentic dialogue is a critical component of any equity effort.

Thousands are talking with Cracking the Codes. This year over 10,000 people in communities and on campuses nationwide have participated in a live Cracking the Codes event with World Trust facilitators.

Shakti Butler, PhD., is Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services.  She is also the producer/director of World Trust films. Dr. Butler shares her holistic framework for conveying the interconnection between internal and external/structural components of racial inequity, and revealing how self-perpetuating systems reinforce disparities in institutions. This framing, along with the use of Butler’s films, set the context for constructive conversation.

Special All-Campus Event
Date: Flex Day, Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
Location: Building 6, Fireside Dining Room
Contact: Nina L. Floro, 650-738-4414 /

Article by Nina Floro.

14th Annual President’s Breakfast

* Please note “Skyline College’s President’s Breakfast” in the Comments Box,
on the donation page, to ensure your donation goes to the correct fund.

President's Breakfast BannerDr. Regina Stanback Stroud

President, Skyline College

Cordially invites you to join the

Skyline College President’s Council for the

14th Annual President’s Breakfast

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:00 a.m. Networking Opportunity

7:30-8:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast

South San Francisco Conference Center

255 South Airport Boulevard • South San Francisco, California 94080

Please RSVP to (650) 738-4325 by March 10, 2014