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Redwood Symphony Presents "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

The Redwood Symphony presents "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" with a full cast and chorus in two special performances Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 in the Cañada College Main Theater. Saturday's performance begins at 8 p.m. and Sunday's begins at 2 p.m.

Redwood Symphony Maestro Eric Kujawsky said Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the music and lyrics for the original 1979 musical thriller, could be one of the greatest composers of our time.

"I’ve long come to the conclusion that Mr. Sondheim could well be our greatest composer, up there with Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, et al.," Kujawsky said. "The only reason that he is not, I’m convinced, is the snobbery that many serious musicians feel towards musical theatre."

Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned he…

Carlmont High School Graduate Earns Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

Elizabeth Carranza aspires to be a chemist

Elizabeth Carranza, a 2009 graduate of Carlmont High School and a current Cañada College student, has been awarded the Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

The scholarship is worth $5,000 annually and can be renewed up to four years. It supports students enrolled in community college, including adults who are pursuing a college education later in life, are seeking new job skills and training, or are juggling work and family responsibilities.

Up to 15 scholarships are given annually to female students from San Mateo or San Mateo County pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate and attending a college in the San Mateo County Community College District.

Carranza will continue to study at Cañada this fall and plans to transfer to UC Berkeley to study chemical engineering.

“I want to become a chemist,” she said. “My goal is to reduce the water pollution in other countries and create awarene…

Adriana Fernandez Receives Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

The $5,000 annual scholarship can be renewed up to four years
Adriana Fernandez, a 2011 graduate of San Mateo High School, has been awarded the Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The scholarship is worth $5,000 annually and can be renewed up to four years. It is designed to support students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a community college, including adults who are pursuing a college education later in life, are seeking new jobs skills and training or are juggling work and family responsibilities. Up to 15 scholarships are given annually to female students from San Mateo or San Mateo County who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate and are planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District.

Fernandez will continue to study at Cañada next year and then plans to transfer to UC Davis where she will study environmental science. One of her favorite classes at Cañada this past year was an in…

Judge Cruz Reynoso to Speak at Saturday's Commencement Ceremony

More than 200 graduates will participate in the school's 43rd Commencement Ceremony
Cruz Reynoso, one of California’s preeminent civil rights lawyers and a former Associate Justice on the state’s Supreme Court, will be the featured speaker at the 43rd Commencement Ceremony for Cañada College. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in the upper quad. The campus is located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City. More than 200 graduates are expected to participate. Elizabeth Elaina Mattingly is this year's valedictorian. She is one of three students in this class to earn a perfect 4.00 GPA. She is graduating with degrees in economics and business administration and will be transferring to a four-year school in the fall. San Francisco's Doris Vargas will receive this year's President's Student Leadership Award. Vargas is a former member of the Lady Colts soccer team and has been active in Phi Theta Kappa, Cañada's award-winning honors club. She w…

Cañada College Arts & Olive Festival Poster Contest is Underway!

Help us Determine Which Poster Should be Used to Promote This Year's Festival The poster contest for the annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College has begun. Each year the college holds a contest for its design students to choose a promotional poster for the upcoming festival. This year, 21 students from Cañada’s multimedia classes have submitted designs. Now it’s up to the Redwood City Community to pick a winner! All posters are on display through June 14 on the first floor of Building 9 next to the Public Safety Office on campus. Cañada is located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City. You can also view the posters online at http://youkai.us/Olivefest2013/. From there, you can email your vote for up to four options. The competition will run through Friday, June 24. This year’s Arts & Olive Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. The festival features live music, dancing, and more than 80 vendors featuring some of the region’s top olive and olive…

Cañada Alum Esther Chan is Researching Sustainable Energy at UC San Diego

The Former Woodside High School Graduate is Researching Material for a Stretchable Solar Cell
Cañada College alum Esther Chan has received a grant from the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Summer Undergraduate Research Program and will be conducting research on sustainable energy this summer at UC San Diego. Chan is researching the fabrication of copper electrodes on a rigid substrate that can be transferred to a stretchable substrate. “The goal of the project is to make a stretchable transparent conducting electrode that can be used in a stretchable solar cell,” she said.

The research is being conducted at the UC San Diego Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion. The goal of the lab is to design and develop new functional nanomaterials and nanostructures for advanced energy storage and conversion applications. Discoveries in the lab could lead to smaller, more powerful batteries and provide ways to harness more sustainable energy sou…

Cañada is Adding Online Courses This Summer

New online courses in Anthropology, Astronomy, Computer Information Science, English, History, Philosophy, and Math will be introduced this summer at Cañada College. Summer classes begin June 17 and online courses are extremely popular with students returning home from four-year universities who need core requirements.

"There is a growing demand for online courses, especially in the summer," said Janet Stringer, Dean of Science and Technology at the college and coordinator for distance learning. "We expect these classes to fill quickly."

A new online course in US History that transfers to both UC and CSU schools has proven so popular that it has already filled.

The college will be offering Introduction to Computer Science online this summer. This is an introduction to computer hardware and the programming commands to control them. The course will provide students basic computer science concepts and skills and transfers to both UC and CSU schools.

Students can als…

Andrea Ramirez Receives $10,000 Pister Scholarship to UC Santa Cruz

Ramirez arrived at Cañada College unable to speak English and looking for a supportive environment to raise her young daughter and found a place where she could excel academically.
Andrea Ramirez, a member of the Cañada College Student Senate and the school’s honor society, has been named a recipient of the Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship at UC Santa Cruz. The Pister scholarship was established to help the most promising students from regional community colleges transfer to UCSC. All recipients receive a $10,000 scholarship for each of two years, as well as the support of a strong academic mentoring program and assistance finding paid summer work experience in a field that complements their studies. Former UCSC Chancellor Karl S. Pister designed the program.

It’s been a long road to academic success for Ramirez, who arrived at Cañada College from Acapulco, Mexico with no ability to speak English but determined to make a better future for her baby daughter.
When Ramire…

Four Finalists Named for Vice President of Instruction Position

Two Open Forums Will be Held to Introduce the Candidates Four veteran California community college administrators have been named finalists for the position of Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College. Two open forums will be held to introduce the candidates to the campus community. The first is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 from 2:20 to 4:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 142. The second will be held on Monday, May 6 at the same time and place. The public is invited to attend both forums. Each will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. so attendees are asked to arrive no later than 2:20 p.m. Following a short introduction, finalists will ask for questions. Please bring any questions you wish to ask. Following is the schedule for both forums along with brief information about each finalist. Dr. Barbara Illowsky - Open Forum on Thursday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Barbara Illowsky is a professor of mathematics at De Anza College in Cupertino. She is currently on reassignment and working in the Cali…