This month on Peralta Matters, we’re investigating some of the ways we address the Achievement Gap here at the Peralta Colleges. First up, Interim Dean of Student Success and Equity Lasana Hotep talks about some of the projects he is developing District-wide. Laney College student Kevin Sosa describes the TRiO program, one of the many Learning Communities throughout the District available to support students. And Dr. Herbert Kitchen relates the 40 years of scholarships provided by the Peralta Association of African American Affairs.
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2 April 2015
27 March 2015
Supporters of the Great Wall Youth Orchestra at Laney College packed the March 24 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees. Concerns were raised about the diversity of the Chancellor Search Committee. And Trustee Bill Withrow reported on his testimony before the Congressional Committee for Veterans Affairs. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/
Filed under: Announcements, Board of Trustees, Laney College, Peralta News, Student Spotlight. Tagged: Bill Withrow, Chancellor Search Committee, Congressional Committee for Veterans Affairs, Great Wall Youth Orchestra
20 March 2015
Come one, come all to Peralta Colleges EcoFest Sustainability Festival, April 23, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Laney College.
27 February 2015
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.
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/