This month, we are talking to the Presidents of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Laney College President Dr Elñora Webb describes the power of saying yes. Merritt College President Dr Norma Ambriz-Galaviz highlights some new projects at Merritt, including the upcoming opening of the Barbara Lee Allied Health Building and a new certificate program in Cyber-Security. Our newest President, Dr Joi Lin Blake at College of Alameda, presents her vision and leadership style. And Dr Deborah Budd helps us understand the buzz at Berkeley City College.
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27 February 2015
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee Allied Health Building, Cyber-Security, Dr. Deborah Budd, Dr. Elñora T. Webb, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz
26 January 2015
Laney College welcomes the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu and Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council to celebrate the Chinese Music Program led by Sherlyn Chew.
Sherlyn is an extraordinary music teacher whose mission in life is to teach music to children from lower income circumstances using Chinese instruments. She is also founder of Purple Silk Music Education Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports music education for inner-city youth. The program includes the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College and the Purple Bamboo Orchestra & Chorus of Lincoln Elementary School. The mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music from all cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese instruments. The Purple Silk Music Foundation promotes opportunities for children and youth of low-income families to receive music education from professional musicians, perform in public venues and become proficient musicians themselves.
Filed under: Announcements, Arts & Culture, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: California Arts Council, Chinese Music Program, Craig Watson, Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College, Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts, Purple Silk Music Education Foundation, Sherlyn Chew
15 January 2015
Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Spring Enrollment, 2015 Spring Semester, college enrollment, Enrollment, Spring Semester
6 January 2015
If you are a faculty member, you won’t want to miss District Flex Day, January 14, 2015, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Laney College Theater.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Powell, “Equality in America: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King.”
An interactive discussion on the educational, life opportunities and possibilities for all students.
Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., will also give his annual Flex Day address.
See the flier for more details: District Flex Day January 14, 2015 final
22 December 2014
The Eco Art Matters class at Laney College covers the history of the environmental/social justice arts movement. Students take field trips, volunteer, watch documentaries and put together an eco art exhibit.
The students do extensive research on an important “matter” of their choosing, develop a proposal, and then create artworks, installations, visual presentations or performances which are installed by the artists and exhibited at a local gallery. You can check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtMatters
10 December 2014
We’re talking about Career Pathways this month on Peralta Matters. The Peralta Community College District is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant linking local school districts with community colleges to train our youth for jobs in the 21st century. Karen Engels, from the Department of Educational Services, describes our work in this exciting partnership. And we highlight the Machine Technology program at Laney College, with Department Chair Louis Quindlen and father/daughter students Mike and Jackie Feeney, who both got good jobs after participating in the program.
Filed under: Laney College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: career pathways, Department of Educational Services, Jackie Feeney, Karen Engels, Louis Quindlen, machine technology, Mike Jackie Feeney
AND STILL WE DANCE… “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” at Laney College, Dec. 12-13
1 December 2014
Witness the artistry of Laney’s ILO ~ Communication, through the lens of dance! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8:00PM in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. General Admission $15.00. Students, Seniors & Children $10.00.
26 November 2014
20 November 2014
20 November 2014
Please bring your contributions to the Laney College Library, Thursday, November 20 thru Monday, December 15 by 4:00 p.m. Library Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00AM – 8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM
13 November 2014
13 November 2014
The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week! This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.
Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel. Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeraltaInternational
International Students Website: http://web.peralta.edu/international/
Study Abroad Information: http://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad/
13 November 2014
Tuesday, November 18 at the Laney College Bistro. Lunch will be provided.
13 November 2014
Food packing event on Friday, November 21 at the Laney College Student Center located on the 1st floor.
6 November 2014
Upcoming Afro-Cuban Master Dance Workshops at Laney College will be taught by the renown Dolores Perez of Afro-Cuba de Matanzas and Ana Perez of Los Munequitos de Matanzas! Dance for a vibrant life!
ALL LEVELS WELCOME. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Ana Herrera Perez:
Ana Perez Herrera has been the lead vocalist and dancer for Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, since 1980. Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is one of the highest regarded masters of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance, especially known for Rumba.
Ana grew up with a rich family culture, a descendent of the Villamil Family, who developed artistically the seat of Afro-Cuban Folklore. She is not only an accomplished rumba dancer, highly sought after for classes and workshops worldwide, but her distinctive voice, has added an essential dimension to the Muñequitos sound, with her ease of singing in a very high range.
Dolores Perez Herrera:
Dolores Perez is one of Cuba’s greatest singers and dancers from the province of Matanzas. She was one of the founding member of Afro Cuba de Matanzas and can be heard on all of their recordings. She is best known for her performances on Caridad
An Omo Ochun and a Madrina to many, Dolores was featured in Afrocuba’s 1987 trip to the Smithsonian Folkway Festival.
Dolores is an ahijada of her aunt Tomasa Villamil, the Matriarch of the Villamil family. Tomasa’s grandparents were two musicians from Oyo, Nigeria, the old imperial Yoruba capital. They were kidnapped and brought over to Cuba in the 1880’s. The family has given Matanzas many of its best musicians, singers, and dancers.
Prior to joining Afrocuba, Dolores sang and danced with Los Portuarios, La Imaliana, and in the Carnival Comparsas in Matanzas. In addition to her overwhelming talents as a singer, Dolores is also a well-respected teacher of dance.
She has lead and participated in Afro-Cuban folkloric workshops world wide; both by invitation and while touring with Afro Cuba de Matanzas.