Does your criminal record stop you from getting or keeping a job? Has your application for student loans or housing been denied? Did you know you may be entitled to vote; to have a felony reduced to a misdemeanor? Don’t miss this informative workshop.
Milvia Street, Berkeley City College’s art and literary journal, has been publish for over 20 years.
Milvia Street in the Community takes literary contributors and journal out into community books store in the city of Berkeley. This year, as in past years, we’re being hosted by U Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, on Tuesday April 17 from 7:30-9pm. Each reading presents a different set of readers. Journals are available for purchase at the reading as well at BCC’s Cashier’s Office all year. Come early as parking near the UC campus is sometimes a bit challenging.
Readers at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, on Tuesday April 17 from 7:30-9pm include:
The Asian/Asian American Studies (AAAS) Student Leadership and Community Action Faire engages the Laney College campus community in an open dialogue about current issues relevant to the Asian American experience today, and it celebrates the contributions of Asian Americans to the diversity and history of the United States. Organized by students enrolled in AAAS courses and sponsored by ASLC and the Student Life Fund, our multi-cultural event will be produced in the Spring semester on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. AAAS students work in small groups to design and develop educational, political, and cultural displays showcasing their team’s many talents and generous gifts. Through active participation, leadership skills and coalition building, our students are creating and validating their voices at Laney College and in the surrounding Oakland community. More details forthcoming!
ESL Faculty from all four of our colleges make up the Peralta ESL Advisory Committee. They have standardized curriculum and assessment throughout the District to better serve the diverse needs of our ESL community. PEAC recently developed an accelerated model to help students cope with recent financial aid eligibility changes. Thank you for your ongoing work to provide the best to our students.
From the starting block to the training room PTVSports is there. Reporting from Merritt College, with Track & Field/Cross Country Head Coach Brock Drazen. Lex Gopnik visits the coach to discuss his path to Merritt College and the impact his coaching has on the student athlete. Merritt College Track and Field information, schedule and or video can be found at here.
Additional footage provided by Brock Drazen & CBS 5 Bay Area.
OAKLAND, Calif., March 22, 12 – During its regular Board Meeting session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the Trustees for the Peralta Community College District unanimously accepted the recommendations of the Chancellor Search Selection Committee to forward five candidates for finalist interviews for the next Chancellor of the four-college district.
The District will host two public/community forums on Monday, April 9, 2012. The first is scheduled for 12 noon to 3:10 p.m., and will be held at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley; the second will take place during the evening from 5 – 8:10 p.m. at the Peralta District main office, located at 333 East 8th Street in Oakland. Members of the public are eagerly encouraged to attend these community forums to meet the potential Chancellor finalists and hear their plans about the future of the District and the colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.
From Dr. Trudy Largent, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Employee Relations
The Board of Trustees meeting during regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, unanimously accepted the Chancellor Search Selection Committee’s recommendations to forward five candidates for finalist interviews for the next Chancellor. The Board of Trustees and the District greatly appreciates the dedication and fine work by the Committee regarding the selection process.
The District will host two public/community forums scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, April 9, 2012 at Berkeley City College and during the evening at the Peralta District office. More details will be announced.
Candidates are scheduled to interview with the Board on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. There will be no regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 10, 2012. The five candidates are:
1. Jack Daniels, Ph.D.
President, Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Community College District
2. Scott Lay, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Community College League of California
3. Jamillah Moore, Ed.D.
President, Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Community College District
4. Jose Ortiz, Ed.D.
Allan Hancock College
5. Andreea Serban, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services
Coast Community College District
Merritt Kids College is in its 3rd year of offering an affordable Summer Camp experience. We are located on the Merritt College campus in the month of June for students entering grades 6th – 9th grade. Our mission is to nurture a habit of learning by providing opportunities for career exploration, physical activity and personal growth in a college setting. This summer we will be offering new activities in career exploration such as, Fire Science, Nursing, Administration of Justice and Emergency Medical Technician. Returning activities include Microscopy, Chemistry, Ceramics and much more. Merritt College faculty teaches all classes and presentations are by Merritt College counselors.
Our summer session begins June 18th through the 28th for an amazing low price of $150.00. Each day we start at 9am to 4pm with aftercare available from 4pm to 6pm at an additional charge of $15.00 per day. For more information, click here!
The March 13 meeting of the Peralta Board of Trustees featured the announcement of the five finalists in our search for a new Chancellor. Twenty four faculty members received tenure, making them permanent members of the Peralta family. And PFT president Matt Goldstein informed the Board of successful contract negotiations.
At the Laney College Campus on April 12th there will be a health fair. From 11am to 1pm there will be health organizations offering all types of free advice and services! Also there will be live musical performances and skits all event long.
And from 6pm to 9pm there will be an informative HIV Showcase plus you can get screened for HIV free! Peralta Wellness Center Director Indra Thadani stresses it is a responsibility to one’s self and others to practice safe sex and get screened on a regular basis in order to conquer this deadly disease. While early treatment can prolong life, not many people know that the daily medicine for an HIV positive patient is very cost prohibitive at $3300 a month!
Peralta Matters is our monthly public affairs talk show, offering unique perspectives on the Peralta Colleges experience. This month, host Jay Calhoun sat down with the the Offices of General Services; Dr. Sadiq Ikharo, Alexis Alexander and Atheria Smith.
Check out this brief re-cap, and watch the full episode on PeraltaTV Tuesdays at 6:30 or Fridays at 12:30 pm. (Comcast Channel 27/28 – Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99)