January 2013

Around Campus

Winter Quarter Exhibit at the California History Center

View the San Jose Peace and Justice Center's collection of 26 original silk-screened protest posters created at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz during the 1960s and '70s.
When: Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 15-Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m.; Fridays by appointment
Where: California History Center

Contact Tom Izu, 408.864.8986, or see www.deanza.edu/califhistory/exhibit-201301-artprotest.html.

Bookstore Clothing Sale and Donation Request

Check out the great bargains at the Bookstore's clothing sale beginning Jan. 22. Back this year is the "Operation Prom Dress" donation drive, which allows high school girls to choose a free dress to wear to their prom. Last year 1,000 girls benefited. A donation box is set up in the Bookstore for the dress drive. See http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/04/15/operation-prom-dress/8906.

Massage Therapy Clinics

Sign up for 45-minute massage at a winter clinic.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan. 22-March 21, 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Where: Clinic Office, PE 12L

Call 408.864.5645 to make an appointment and see the Massage Clinic website for more information and rates.

Free Flu Shots for Students

Encourage students to stop by the Health Services Office with their student ID for a free flu vaccination. Health Services is located on the lower level of the Campus Center. The office is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See www.deanza.edu/healthservices/ for information on other services offered to students at low or no cost.

Give Blood, Save a Life

Health Services is holding a blood drive with the Stanford Blood Center on Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B. See www.deanza.edu/healthservices/blooddrive.html for more information.

Healthful Workshops

Health Services and Psychological Services are offering a series of educational (not diagnostic) workshops for students during winter quarter.

Managing Stress, Tuesday, Jan. 29
Managing Relationships, Tuesday, Feb. 12
Learn About Therapy, Tuesday, Feb. 26
Learn About Anxiety, Tuesday, March 12
Learn About Depression, Tuesday, March 19
All workshops are held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the El Clemente Room in the Campus Center. For more information about Psychological Services at De Anza, visit www.deanza.edu/psychologicalservices/ or contact Mary Sullivan.

Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In commemoration of the birthday of the civil rights leader, join the activities in Conference Rooms A&B on Jan. 31.

Introductory remarks – 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble performance – 12-1 p.m.
Panel discussion – Martin Luther King, Jr.: From Past to Present
Reception – 1:30-2 p.m. in the El Clemente Room
This event is funded by DASB and the African Ancestry Staff Association (AASA), and sponsored by the MLK and Black History Events Committee, AASA, Office of Equity, African American Studies Department, Sankofa and the Black Student Union. Contact Veronica Neal at 408.864.5338. De Anza will recognize African American History with a series of events every Tuesday and Thursday in February. Check http://www.deanza.edu/news/2013bhm.html for more information.

Silicon Valley Reads 2013: Invisible Wounds of War

Silicon Valley Reads is a community project that includes the reading of selected books and participation in associated programming. De Anza College is participating in three parts of the project.

In the Euphrat: War & Healing

This exhibition invites viewers to examine their perspectives about war and reaffirm their sense of humanity. A reception for the artists will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a printmaking demonstration by Diego Marcial Rios.

When: Monday-Thursday, Feb. 4-March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, VPAC 101

Contact Diana Argabrite at 408.864.5464. Group tours by appointment only.

“The Long Walk”

Brian Castner, author of “The Long Walk,” will talk about being in combat and the difficulties he experienced when he returned home. President Brian Murphy will moderate a panel discussion with Castner and student veterans.

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Fireside Room

See www.deanza.edu/news/2013svr.html or contact Marisa Spatafore at 408.864.8672. Sponsored by De Anza's Veteran Services, the Library, Student Veterans Association and Silicon Valley Reads. Books are available at the Library and Bookstore.

Closing Event of Silicon Valley Reads 2013

The two featured authors, Brian Castner and Sue Diaz, come back together for a conversation about their books and the Silicon Valley Reads experience, moderated by De Anza College President Brian Murphy.

When: Saturday, April 13, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cupertino Community Hall

For more information call 408.446.1677.

1st Thursdays Open Mic Series

Join De Anza students, faculty and staff for The Open Mic Series. If you are a poet, singer, rapper, spoken word artist or someone who wants to join the show, come out for good vibes, good beats and good talent.

When: First Thursday of the month, Feb. 7-June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, VPAC 101

Contact the De Anza Black Student Union.

"Be Well" on Valentine's Day

Health Services is hosting a "Be Well" event on Valentine's Day with games and information, including HIV testing in the Main Quad. Contact Lisa Sanford at 408.864.8732.

11th Annual Day of Remembrance

Hear three generations of Japanese Americans discuss the impact of the World War II internment on their lives and communities, featuring Amy Imai, Susan Hayase, Robert Ehara and Alice Yang.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B

Contact Tom Izu at 408.864.8986 or visit www.deanza.edu/califhistory/2013remembrance.html.

8th Annual Partners in Learning Conference

This year’s focus is “Building Success Through an Ethic of Care.” The conference provides students, staff, faculty and administrators an opportunity to participate in a day of interactive sessions to explore questions – together. Presenters and attendees will receive PGA/PAA credit.

When: Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B

Contact Cynthia Kaufman at 408.864.8739 and see www.deanza.edu/academic-services/pil for detailed information.

Creative Arts Events in March

These events are free and open to the public:

Photography guest speaker, Friday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., A-11
De Anza Dancer's Winter Concert Day 1, Friday, March 15, 8:15-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Dancer's Winter Concert Day 2, Saturday, March 16, 8:15-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Chamber Orchestra, Friday, March 22, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Symphonic Winds, Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Classical Guitar Concert, Sunday, March 24, 7-10 p.m., A-11
De Anza Jazz Ensemble with the Daddios, Sunday, March 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m., VPAC
Infinite Possibilities -- Student Literary Competition 2012-2013
This year De Anza College is hosting the League for Innovation’s annual student literary competition. The competition enables community college students to compete with their peers across North America and showcases a selection of the best works being created by today’s community college students. For complete details, entry form, contest rules and judges’ bios, visit www.deanza.edu/litcompetition/ or contact English instructor Ken Weisner, campus coordinator for the competition.

Student News

My Vote Our Future Honored with Two Awards

The grassroots voting campaign was recognized with proclamations from California State Assemblyman Paul Fong and the Santa Clara County Department of Education for registering more than 3,000 new voters in two months for the November general election. A team of 28 De Anza student organizers, high school interns and more than 100 De Anza volunteers worked to engage underrepresented youth, immigrants, parents and low-income residents in the voting process. (www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_22352210/local-grassroots-voter-campaign-recognized-proclamations)

Study Abroad in Viet Nam Summer 2013

Students are invited to an informational meeting about this summer’s Study Abroad in Viet Nam program on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Library, Room 235.
The program dates are July1-25, and includes credit for EWRT 1A, 1B, 1C, EWRT 2, ELIT 10 and SOC 5 classes. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Contact John Swensson or English instructor Karen Chow at 408.864.5763. Also see www.deanza.edu/news/2013vietnamsummer.html.

Scholarships at De Anza

The Financial Aid Office offers more than 50 scholarships and most applications are due Feb. 14. There is also a $20,000 Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program scholarship to UC Santa Cruz with an application deadline of Feb. 1. (See www.deanza.edu/financialaid/scholarship.html) Students are encouraged to attend a free workshop to search and apply. No signup is required. Contact Sarah Corrao.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Baldwin Winery Conference Room (lower level)

Faculty and Staff News

Nine De Anza Faculty and Staff Honored

President Brian Murphy named nine colleagues as De Anza’s winners of the League for Innovation John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards for their outstanding contributions in teaching and leadership as well as their individual work. Winners are:

  • Alicia Cortez and Paula Silva, for their work with Puente
  • Jim Haynes, Anu Khanna, Coleen Lee-Wheat, Mary Pape and Toño Ramirez for their work with learning outcomes
  • Kent McGee for DegreeWorks
  • Kevin Metcalf for a captioning project

NCORE Presenter

Pauline Wethington has been invited to be a guest presenter at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) in May, which focuses on issues of diversity. She will speak about counseling strategies to improve the academic success of African American students.

Board Awards

The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since December 2012.

Longevity Awards: Michelle Doan, PSME; Patrick Dowling, Learning Resources; Michael Hegglund, Community Education; Yuan Kuo, Learning Resources

Professional Achievement Awards: Victoria Moreno, counselor; Eduardo Luna, physics instructor; Craig Norman, ESL instructor

Professional Growth Awards: Karen Villalba, Child Development Center

Employee of the Month Award - January 2013

Dennis Shannakian began working at De Anza College as a student employee in April 1997 and became a full-time classified professional in September 1999 in the Office of College Life. He has served as a Classified Senate senator and president, as a chief steward in SEIU (the previous classified union) and a member of the board of ACE (Association of Classified Employees, the current union).

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