Big show is a free to the public multimedia event that will present some of the best local performers including dancers, rappers, singers, poets and more. We will also be screening short video clips throughout BIG SHOW produced by Laney’s Media Communications department! There will be interactive participatory games to add a Big Show vibrant atmosphere and several community based organizations will set up tables in our SMILE Village. The village, located in the lobby of the theater, is where the community can connect with services that are offered by the nonprofit organizations in attendance at Big Show.
Big Show is produced by Noemi Zeigler’s Announcing and Performance course in the Media Communications department at Laney College.
Big Show’s mission is to:
Bring together Students in collaboration from various departments at Laney College and the community to produce a meaningful multimedia arts production.
Encourage performing artists and the the general community to explore how their work and passion can be infused with making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Encourage all people to do S.M.I.L.E. (Something Meaningful In Life Everyday)
To encourage community based organizations in the good work that they do in making our communities better.
Encourage Bay Area businesses to support community college activities, events and create a flourishing partnership for internships, training and performing arts licensing opportunities.
Entertain and produce this meaningful show that will surely touch hearts and inspire hope and purpose in the lives of all who attend the show with an open heart and a desire for something fresh, new and big in their life.
Smile Henry, an advanced Media student and an event producer said Big Show concept was formed when, “Noemi Zeigler and I, along with a few other students talked about putting on a big show. That’s when the title of the event came alive.”
To learn more about Big Show please contact: Smile Henry 415-496-6709 www.bigshow.us email@example.com
With the passage of Proposition 30, the Peralta Colleges will be able to add additional classes for the spring semester to accommodate up to 700 FTES. This is good news for our students and faculty. With this good news, however, comes much work to be done in a short period of time.
As you know, we took the prudent approach of budgeting for a scenario that assumed Proposition 30 would not be successful. Fortunately, Proposition 30 passed and as a result we will be able to restore approximately $5.5 million to the unrestricted general fund.
While this restoration allows us to build back many of the class sections and services that had been provided in the past, the $5.5 million is only a start to the restoration process. For the last three fiscal years we have had to cut approximately $20 million in response to state-imposed budget reductions.
More immediately, we will be adding up to 200 strategically selected sections to our existing spring schedule of classes. We are also looking to further promote our Spring 2013 schedule to attract additional students. Each of the Peralta Colleges will be adding sections and your deans, vice presidents and president will be working closely with faculty to determine which classes and sections will be added to our schedule. Of course, this work has to be completed before the spring semester begins on January 22.
All of us appreciate the additional offerings and know that through our efforts more students will benefit from the quality teaching that we provide at the Peralta Colleges. Thank you for your service to our community.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Cy Gulassa, Board of Trustees President, Peralta Community College District, José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Laney College President Elnora Webb, Ph.D., and students, faculty and staff on a tour of the Laney College Machine Technology Lab (Room G-100) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Laney College is located at 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA.
Following the tour, Congresswoman Lee will hold media availability where she will discuss the latest figures released by the Department of Labor showing the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent and the addition of 114,000 jobs and how Laney College’s recent Department of Labor grant helps move the Bay Area economy forward by creating a regional workforce equipped to meet the demands of emerging fields like advanced manufacturing, logistics and engineering fields.
The Laney College’s Machine Technology Lab will be partially used to retrain displaced workers in emerging manufacturing and technology fields for the Design it-Build it-Ship it program. The Peralta Community College District including Laney College is part of a consortium that was recently awarded $14.9 million grant for a this regional workforce initiative through the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.
Peralta Colleges students, faculty and staff and the community are encouraged to attend.
The Peralta Community Colleges have been fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with and being under the leadership of Dr. Wise E. Allen. He has been everything from faculty to administrator to baby-sitter. Many thanks and much appreciation to former Chancellor Wise Allen for his hard work and dedication.
Berkeley celebrates “Elected Women: Past, Present & Future,” from 12:15 to 6 p.m., Wed., Apr. 18 at Berkeley City College as part of the League of Women Voters’ year-long “Berkeley Women Vote” project. The community is invited to join an afternoon of panel discussions, a film and informal closing reception in the college’s atrium and auditorium. The event is free and open to all. It is wheelchair accessible. BCC students will participate, ask questions and meet past and present elected women for informal conversations. The schedule of events includes:
• 12:15-1:15 p.m.: “California Women Win the Vote,” a new film by Martha Wheelock
• 1:30 p.m.: Welcome by Berkeley Community College President Betty Inclan
• 1:45-3:30 p.m.: “Occupy the Voting Booth,” a panel discussion on how to increase voter registration among young people and under-represented groups. Speakers include Jennifer Waggoner, President of California’s League of Women Voters on effective outreach through electronic media; Gloria Taylor, President of California‘s American Association of University Women, on the organization’s training and outreach program for women 18 to 25; and Cynthia Cornejo, Alameda County Deputy Registrar of Voters on voting patterns in Alameda County. Members of BCC’s Civic Engagement Club will speak on how they plan to persuade students to register and vote using the “hook” of an election parcel tax proposal that would increase funding for community colleges.• 3:45-5:15 p.m.: Berkeley Assembly Member Nancy Skinner and Berkeley City Council Member Linda Maio will speak as part of the panel, “Elected Women: Getting Elected/Doing the Job: Advice to Future Candidates.” Other past and present members of Berkeley’s school board and city council, including current Berkeley Unified School District director Karen Hemphill, and past City Council Member Andrea Washburn also will participate.
• 5:15-6 p.m.: A reception to honor Berkeley Elected Women past and present with light refreshments.
Summer and fall class schedules are now available to view or download from our Websites. Printed classes schedules will be available beginning the week of April 18. To view or download summer or fall class schedules please follow these links:
Ron Leiber offers “Six Keys to Saving by Starting at Community College” in this New York Times article. Excerpt: When Rich Johnston started college in the 1970s, four years at a standard university was out of the question financially. So he worked, knocked off two years of community college credits in 19 months and then worked some more. He ended up graduating in 1981 from the University of Puget Sound, a private college in Tacoma, Wash. “Nobody ever asked where I went the first two years, and I don’t think anybody cares,” he said. “And I bet I saved myself $30,000.”Read the whole article at the New York Times.