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  • The Peralta Colleges 4:09 pm on July 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Laney Campus Garden   

    Throw Down at the “Grow Down” at the Laney College Garden! 

    Laney’s greening up this summer with new ways to turn your lunchtime food scraps to living soil — right here on campus! Throw down with your friends at the Laney Grow Down, this coming July 14th at the campus community garden.

    •    Learn how to grow food and turn food scraps into soil!
    •    Throw down in the garden or help build worm compost bins!
    •    Hear inspiring speakers and local hip-hop artists!
    •    Bring your fresh ideas for designing a campus Eco-Structure!
    •    Enter the art & multimedia design contest for a chance to win $250!

    WHERE: Laney Campus Garden (by the Bistro, above the reservoir)

    WHEN: Thursday, July 14 from Noon to 5 pm

    For more info, CLICK HERE!

  • The Peralta Colleges 7:54 pm on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alameda County Public Health Services, Car Seat Safety Check, Public Health   

    Alameda County Public Health Car Seat Safety Check at the Peralta Community College District Parking Lot 

    On Wednesday, June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the annual car seat safety check event sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Services will be held in the parking lot by the chancellor’s office at the Peralta Community College District.

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 4:27 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alayo Dance Company, anger, bargaining, CubaCaribe, depression and acceptance, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Joti Singh, La Madre, LA ORILLA, Laney College Theater, LOSS & ACCEPTANCE, Naganuma Dance, Nelson Reyes, Parkinson's disease, Ramon Ramos Alayo, The Five Stages of Grief: denial   

    CubaCaribe at the Laney College Theatre, May 26 

    CubaCaribe is the second to the last show in the theatre until Fall.  Next Fri-Sun Naganuma Dance presents a dance of healing working with performers who have Parkinson’s disease.  Please come out and fill the theatre for these wonderful local dance companies, before your summer break kicks in.

    Week 3 of CubaCaribe Festival: LA ORILLA :  LOSS & ACCEPTANCE

    Alayo Dance Company, Cuba Caribe’s resident dance company, unveils a new work, Grief (2011) exploring the physical, spiritual and material losses in the 21st Century in relation to war, immigration, natural disaster, and economic downturn. The award-winning Cuban-born dancer/choreographer and Company Director Ramon Ramos Alayo

    considers what psychologist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross refers to as The Five Stages of Grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.Grief premiers with guest choreographers Joti Singh and Nelson Reyes.

    The company will also re-visit La Madre, which they premiered in 2005 as a tribute to Ramos’ mother.

    Thursday, May 26, 8pm

    Friday, May 27, 8pm

    Saturday, May 28, 8pm

    Laney College Theater
    900 Fallon St.
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Tickets $20 advance $24 door

    Student Discount $15 at door

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 9:47 pm on May 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Measure A, Measure A Projects Tour   

    Measure A Projects Tour at the Peralta Colleges 

    Oakland, CA – In June, 2006, voters in Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont – the six cities that make up the Peralta Community College District passed Peralta Colleges’ $390 million Measure A bond by an overwhelming 74.7 percent, one of the highest support rates for a community college bond measure in the state.

    “The 30,000 students of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Oakland’s Laney and Merritt Colleges are the big winners,” replied Dr. Wise Allen, Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District.

    The sale of bonds went towards renovating aging classrooms, building new science and technology labs and modernizing facilities that are decades old, all so that the Peralta Colleges can continue to provide a first-rate educational environment for the community’s students.

    A Measure A Projects tour of three campuses – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney College in Oakland took place April 14, 2011 from 9am – 1pm.

    “We are pleased to able to escort the community and stakeholders on a tour of all the needed work, renovations, and repairs to our colleges.  It was an opportunity to present how Measure A bond monies were productively spent for infrastructure that benefits education in our community and the constituents we server,” said Dr. Sadiq Bello Ikharo, Vice Chancellor of General Services.

    Several organizations, including Assembly member Nancy Skinner’s office, Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce Public Policy office, the Oakland Latino’s Merchant Association, members of the Measure A Citizen’s Oversight Committee, Peralta Trustee Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, Student Trustee Jurena Storm and Peralta staff were represented on the tour.

    Drs. Allen and Ikharo greeted participants and the group viewed a PowerPoint presentation of Merritt College’s upgrades, including its photovoltaic (solar panels), lighting, allied health facility and its new library swing space, before boarding vans to the other colleges. Each college then toured the group of their newly renovated spaces: Berkeley City College showcased its classrooms, multi-media studio, auditorium and shared faculty offices; College of Alameda presented its new tennis courts, dance studio, dental lab, and student one-stop center; Laney College highlighted its athletic field, parking lots, and the newly renovated Laney Bistro, part of its culinary kitchen, where the group enjoyed a sampling of  lunch items,  prepared by culinary students.

    During the tour, one faculty member stated, “ We are pleased to express our enthusiasm about Measure A funds, because our educational facility needs have finally been addressed.”

    Measure A Citizen’s Oversight Committee member, Polly Amerin remarked, “It was an excellent tour… there was enough to impress us all.”

    A visual chronology of the tour is available on line at: http://www.peralta.edu/apps/docs.asp?Q=1839 and comments on the tour can he heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzOnRhXO5wQ (or search for Peralta Measure A Bus Tour on You Tube.)

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 6:39 pm on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Redistricting Forums   

    Peralta Community College District Redistricting Forums, This Week! 

    Peralta Community College District Redistricting Forums

    Federal and state laws require the Peralta Community College District to adjust its board of trustee district boundaries every ten years to balance populations based on current US Census Bureau Population Data. The redistricting process will change the boundaries of the districts and may change the trustee districts in which individual residents reside. The District welcomes community input on potential redistricting options, and hopes to hear from community stakeholders and their opinions on the alternative proposals at four public meetings to be held at the District’s college campuses.

    At these public forums, four scenarios for potential new boundary configurations will be presented for review and comment. For each of these four scenarios, written descriptions and demographic information will also be provided.

    Public Comment Meetings for the Peralta Community College Redistricting Process are as follows:

    Berkeley City College,  Room 415 AB, Wednesday, May 11 2011 6:00PM
    Merritt College, Student Lounge, Monday, May 16, 2011 6:00PM
    Laney College, Campus Theater, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:00PM
    College of Alameda, F Building, Student Lounge, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:00PM

    These forums are free and open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 6:24 pm on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Claire Ortalda, , Floyd Salas, International PEN, Ishmael Reed, Josephine Miles, PEN Oakland Awards, Reginald Lockett   

    Peralta Community College District Board will honor 2 faculty winners of PEN Oakland Awards 

    You are invited —
    Oakland PEN prize-winning poets Andrena Zawinski (Laney) and Clifton Ross (Berkeley City College) will be honored by the Peralta Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday, May 24 at 7 pm.  The Board meeting will be at the District Office, 333 East Eighth St., down the street from Laney College.

    Andrena Zawinski won for her collection of poetry, SOMETHING ABOUT from Blue Light Press in San Francisco. Clifton Ross won for his book of poetry, Translations from Silence: New and Selected Poems, Freedom Press. Andrena Zawinski and Clifton Ross are part-time English instructors.

    The PEN Oakland award was named for the late poet and faculty member of U.C. Berkeley’s English Department. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEN_Oakland/Josephine_Miles_Literary_Award   
    PEN Oakland, dubbed “the blue collar PEN” by the New York Times, was founded in 1989 by Ishmael Reed, who came up with the idea, and co-founders Floyd Salas, Reginald Lockett and Claire Ortalda, in order to “promote works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and to educate both the public and the media as to the nature of multi-cultural work.” PEN Oakland affiliated with International PEN in 1990 and soon launched the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Awards for multicultural U.S. literature.  
    Posted by Chris Gat
  • The Peralta Colleges 6:06 pm on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Jobs and Career Expo, Laney Community College Gymnasium   

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee, in Collaboration with the Peralta Community College District, invites you to A Jobs and Career Expo at Laney College 

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 5:11 pm on May 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: College of Alameda Big Band, USS Hornet Museum   

    The College of Alameda Big Band performs on the USS Hornet Museum 

    The College of Alameda Big Band has been invited to perform aboard the USS Hornet Museum. On Saturday, May 21st, there will a ceremony commemorating Naval aviators of WWII. As part of a presentation by several retired WWII naval pilots, the big band will be helping to re-create the atmosphere of the 1940’s through the performance of classic swing music….This should prove to be the start of an ongoing relationship between the USS Hornet Museum and COA’s music department.

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 7:33 pm on April 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dan Berger, , Readings Underground, , The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism   

    Authors James Tracy and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz at Berkeley City College, 7 p.m., Wed. May 4 

    James Tracy and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, contributors to The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (Dan Berger, Editor, Rutgers, 2010) will present their work at 7 p.m., Wed., May 4, in Berkeley City College’s auditorium on the ground floor as part of “Readings Underground,” a spring lecture series by noted Bay Area authors at Berkeley City College.  All are invited.  The readings are free and open to the public.

    Posted by Chris Gat

  • The Peralta Colleges 6:52 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Healing Rhythms for Japan   

    Healing Rhythms for Japan presented by the College of Alameda, May 13 at 8pm 

    Posted by Chris Gat

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