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Coming Up…

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball v. San Jose City College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Foothill College, Skyline College

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Scholarship Writing Workshop presented by The Learning Center, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Covered California Application Assistance, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1214, 2nd Floor

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Workshop on Introduction to Google Drive presented by The Learning Center, Skyline College, Building 5, Room 5115
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Baseball v. Laney College, Skyline College

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Sustainability Grant Proposal due today
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. College of San Mateo, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Canada College, Skyline College

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 Jennifer Owen-Blackmon via email at owenblackmonj@smccd.edu.

Professor McClung Nominated for Pushcart Prize​

professor mcclungCongratulations to Kathleen McClung, adjunct professor of English, for receiving a 2014 Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry.  The editors of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology  selected her sonnet, “For the Man at Macy’s Lurking in Swimwear” for the prestigious national award program. Winners will be announced in March and published in 2016.  More information can be found at www.pushcartprize.com.

In addition to the Pushcart nomination, Prof. McClung won first prize in the 2014 Bay Area Poets Coalition contest for her villanelle, “Gilbert and Ed Washing the Wheelchairs, Telegraph Avenue Coin-Op,” and first prize in the 2014 Illinois State Poetry Society formal poetry category for her sonnet, “The Elder.” Her sestina, “Anticipators,” received an International Publication Prize in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Atlanta Review. She was invited to present at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville in October and served on a panel with writers Ed Madden and Don Johnson titled “Alluring Threats of the Everyday: Three Poets.” More information about her poetry is at www.kathleenmcclung.com

Prof. McClung has taught composition, literature, and creative writing classes at Skyline College for nineteen years. For the past five years she has also served as event coordinator for Skyline’s annual spring literary event celebrating women writers, “WOW! Voices Now.” This year’s gathering, scheduled for February 21 in Building 6, is free and open to the public and features novelist Natalie Baszile, author of the award-winning Queen Sugar, and poet Eileen Malone, author of two collections of poetry, Letters with Taloned Claws and I Should Have Given Them Water. RSVP by February 10 to mcclungk@smccd.edu.

SMCCD Strategy Session/Public Forum Scheduled for February 12

Please join us for the San Mateo Community College District’s next strategy session/ public forum at Skyline College:

Thursday, February 12, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Building 6, Rooms 6202-6206, Skyline College

This session, rescheduled from December, will focus on a discussion of the draft Goals of the District’s Strategic Plan and the process that was used in their development.

Given the innovative programs, services and big ideas we have at Skyline College, participants will be asked to help identify any gaps that exist between the District’s draft goals, what the College is currently doing, and what we dream of doing in the future. Your participation is welcome and encouraged!

In advance of the session, please feel free to review the  resource information and data that have been collected during this process over the last few months.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Aaron McVean, Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness at (650) 738-4454 or mcveana@smccd.edu.

Article by Jennifer Owen-Blackmon

New Skyline College Mobile App Launches

SkylineMobileAppPicWe are pleased to announce the launch of Skyline College’s new, free mobile application. This app will allow us to better serve our student community and make important information like grades, course schedules, news and event calendars more easily accessible to students on their mobile devices.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would download the app on your smartphone, spend some time with it, and let us know what you think. You can download the app by following the steps below:

·         Search for “Ellucian Go” in your App Store.

·         Download the free Ellucian Go app

·         Once downloaded, open the app

·         Search for “Skyline College”

·         Select Skyline College

Once you do this, you will have access to the Skyline College Mobile App.  In the future, simply select the “Ellucian Go” app on your phone, and it will automatically take you to the Skyline College App.

As with any new app launch, we expect to adapt and improve as we receive feedback from a larger pool of users. Your feedback is incredibly important, and it will help us to make this app as useful as possible for every user.

Please send your feedback, comments and suggestions to the MCPR department at skypio@smccd.edu. We will do our best to respond to any issues within 48-72 hours (business days).

We look forward to hearing what you think about the app and hope you find it useful.

Special thanks go to Jasmine Witham at the District for her help on this project.

Article by Connor Fitzpatrick

Coming Up…

Friday, January 16, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College

Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Declared Recess

Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • Declared Recess

Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

  • Flex Day (No Classes)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Flex Day (No Classes)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Covered California Application Assistance, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1214, Floor 2
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Las Positas College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. Las Positas College, Skyline College

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • Spring Semester Classes Begin

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball v. San Jose City College, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. Foothill College, Skyline College

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 Jennifer Owen-Blackmon via email at owenblackmonj@smccd.edu.

What, Why and How: Mastering 15 Concepts to Become a Better Writer

RhetoricThis is a reminder for your spring class planning that Skyline College’s English Department created a FREE 442-page textbook with the goal of providing comprehensive, clear, and consistent reading and writing instruction campus wide.

If you assign reading and writing, take advantage of the free electronic version complete with PowerPoints and podcasts (a $35 print version is also available in the bookstore—the cost is for duplication only).  This project was volunteer and not for profit, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing resource.

For further questions, please contact Rachel Bell bellr@smccd.edu or at ext. 4349

Covered California Comes to Skyline College!

Covered California Image for Skyline Shines ArticleOn Wednesday, December 3, 2014 SparkPoint at Skyline College welcomed Regina Cruz, Covered California Certified Enrollment Counselor, to campus! Regina will come to Skyline College every Wednesday through February 11, 2015 to provide Covered California enrollment assistance to students, staff, faculty and community members during open enrollment.

Individuals have until February 15, 2015 to obtain health insurance through Covered California for the year 2015. Most individuals are required to have health insurance to avoid paying a tax penalty of 2% of the household’s income or $325 per adult and $162.50 per child, whichever is the greater amount.

Regina will be available to answer questions and assist with Covered California health insurance applications from 10:00am – 4:30pm on Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please contact SparkPoint at Skyline College:

Phone: (650) 738-7035

Email: skybacc@smccd.edu

Location: Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1214

Individuals and families whose income falls below 400% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for federal financial assistance to pay for health insurance premiums. Individuals and families whose income falls above this threshold have the option of purchasing an affordable health plan through Covered California without premium assistance.

Please help us spread awareness on campus about this wonderful opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community members to meet one-on-one with Regina to discuss their health plan options. We want to ensure that everyone in our community has access to quality, affordable healthcare and that they are not subject to unnecessary tax penalties in 2015. Thank you!

Article written by Heather D. Smith

Welcome Carsbia Anderson as Interim Vice President of Student Services

Carsbia AndersonPlease join me in welcoming Mr. Carsbia Anderson to Skyline College as the Interim Vice President of Student Services.

Mr. Anderson comes to us with 39 years of experience at Monterey Peninsula College.  He has served as a Counseling faculty member and Director of EOPS/CARE.  As the Dean of Student Services he was responsible for EOPS/CARE, DSPS, Child Development Center, Health Services, TRiO, Athletics, Financial Aid, Tutorial Services, Student Activities and Student Discipline.  He went on to serve as the Vice President of Student Services.

Mr. Anderson has served as the lead for the Student Success Initiative, Student Equity, Student Services Program Review and a successful Self-Study Accreditation.  Mr. Anderson has also served on the statewide CSSO Executive Board and as the CSSO representative on the CCC/CSU SB1440 Implementation Oversight Committee, as well as other statewide task forces/groups.

Finally, Mr. Anderson is a founding editorial board chair of the iJournal, an electronic newsletter that publishes articles on student services issues in the California Community Colleges.

Please do extend a warm Skyline College welcome to him.  His office is on the third floor of Building 4 in the President’s suite of offices.  Do feel free to come by to welcome him to Skyline College.

Many thanks to the faculty and staff who provided input and advice to me during the appointment process – Nate Nevado, Michelle Haggar, Angelica Garcia, John Mosby, Sarah Perkins, Golda Margate, Aaron McVean and Eloisa Briones.

Article by Regina Stanback Stroud

Welcome Will Minnich as Interim Dean of Enrollment

Will MinnichJoin me in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Will Minnich who will serve as the Interim Dean of Enrollment services during the spring semester while we undergo a full search process.

Mr. Minnich comes with great recommendations from Dr. John Mosby.  He has dedicated years of service to Skyline College serving on the Skyline College Accounting Advisory Committee and on the President’s  Council where he voluntarily worked to raise money to support the faculty and staff’s ability to “dream out loud” with the President’s Innovation Fund.

Will Minnich joined DeVry University in May 2008. As Center Dean, he was responsible for opening and managing the Daly City campus.  Prior to joining DeVry University, Will worked with several institutions of higher education –including managing retention and admission coaching services at eight locations for the University of Redlands.  Mr. Minnich shares our passion for serving students. He and Dr. Mosby, along with the Admissions and Records staff, have worked together to ensure a smooth transition.

Please extend a very warm welcome to Will. You can email Will at minnichw@smccd.edu.

Article by Regina Stanback Stroud

Juan Lopez Detailing as Skyline College’s Chief Engineer

Juan LopezWith Anthony Gulli’s retirement last week, Juan Lopez will be detailing as our Chief Engineer for Skyline College.  Juan comes to us from the College of San Mateo where he has worked as the Senior Engineer.  He brings 9 years of experience in the Facilities Engineering Department with SMCCCD.  Juan has served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.  Please welcome Juan to Skyline College.

He can be reached at 650-738-4116 (Office), 6506427780 (Cell), or at lopezj@smccd.edu.

Article by John Doctor

 

What Do You Need to Know Before You Start a Business?

BAEC_LOGO_horizontalTo kick off 2015 the BAEC is hosting a series of workshops targeting the budding entrepreneur. Join us on Wednesday, January 28 from noon -1 p.m. as we share information about what you need to think about to start your own business. Our own Catherine Fraser, a serial entrepreneur and educator, will be the presenter. Bring your questions and learn from her experience as a business owner!

The BAEC is located at 458 San Mateo Ave., in downtown San Bruno. For more information or to sign up for space, call 650-845-6840, or visit skylinebaec.org.

You too can be part of the buzz as we help business start-ups grow! The BAEC offers meeting and office space, workshops and one-on-one counseling for small business owners.

Article by Catherine Fraser

SparkPoint at Skyline College Food Pantry Holiday Giveaway

food bank adSparkPoint at Skyline College, in partnership with Pacific Dining and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, distributed over seventy turkeys, thirty five chickens, and 140 gift cards in November and December.  These items were distributed to students and members of the community for the holiday season.  A very special thank you to Rick McMahon and Hugo Ramos for providing the space to store the items.  SparkPoint at Skyline College hopes everyone had wonderful holiday!

Article by Julie Lamson

Veterans Resource Center Welcomes New Program Services Coordinator

Gina CiardellaPlease join us in welcoming Gina Ciardella to the position of Program Services Coordinator for the Veterans Resource Center.

Gina comes to Skyline College from San Jose State University where she served as an Academic Advisor, providing educational, personal and career counseling to students in the College of Science including Veteran, International and Transfer students.

Prior to her role at SJSU, Gina served as a Program Services Coordinator in Workforce Development at Skyline College.  In addition, she has worked for the San Mateo County Human Services Agency in the Workforce Development division.  She received her A.A. Degree in General Education from the College of San Mateo, B.A. Degree in Psychology from UC Davis and M.A. degree in Education/Counseling and Student Personnel from San Jose State University.

Gina is excited to join the Skyline College Enrollment Services team and looks forward to serving the Veteran student population.

Article by John Mosby | Photo by Claudia Paz

Coming Up…

Friday, January 9, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball v. City College of San Francisco, Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball v. City College of San Francisco, Skyline College

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Covered California Application Assistance, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1214, 2nd Floor
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s Basketball @ Ohlone College, Ohlone College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Ohlone College, Ohlone College

Friday, January 16, 2015

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s  Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Chabot College, Chabot College

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 Jennifer Owen-Blackmon via email at owenblackmonj@smccd.edu.

Closings and Gratitude – Bécalos Program

Becalos Closing CeremonyThe Bécalos Program Closing Reception and Ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 16.  Each Bécalos student was individually recognized for their efforts this semester and the event featured an address by Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, and a heartfelt thank you from Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins.  The event also featured student musical performances, a video of memorable events and student addresses. Several students were personally recognized for their endeavors in business as well as other notable achievements, including perfect attendance. The event was a success, and we are proud to have shared the gathering with many key members of our Skyline College community.

Becalos at GoogleAs the Bécalos Program came to a close, our visiting students from Mexico also had the exciting privilege to take part in guided tours of the Google campus in Mountain View on Monday, December 8 and Monday, December 15, 2014.  The students personally witnessed typical working days at the dynamic campus.  They had the opportunity to view and interact with Google technology and ask questions regarding Google employment, benefits, and the history of the world-renowned company.

The Global Learning Programs and Services Division would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of the Skyline College community who assisted in any and all capacities with the Bécalos Program.  For the past five months, members of our college and the surrounding community have worked tirelessly and diligently to ensure the program’s success during its inaugural year.  As the program has come to a close, we are indebted to Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins and Vice President of Administrative Services, Eloisa Briones, for their unwavering support. We would also like to thank the Classified Senate, Auxiliary Services, faculty and staff members who hosted and assisted with the student job shadow program, and all faculty, staff, and student volunteers who have so eagerly given their time and expertise to assist both the GLPS Division and our Bécalos students. We believe this has been a tremendous opportunity for the GLPS Division and the College.  Felicidades a todos!

For more information on the Bécalos Program, please contact Pcyeta Stroud at stroudp@smccd.edu.

Article by Alessandra Zanassi | Photos by Salvador Martinez and Pcyeta Stroud