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STEM Center Represented at 123rd ASEE National Conference in New Orleans

Cañada College was represented by STEM Center faculty, staff, and students at the 123rd ASEE National Conference in New Orleans on June 26-29. The STEM Center team consisted, of Amelito Enriquez, Denise Hum, Nick Langhoff, Anna Camacho, Courtney Hadsell and Tracy Huang, presented a total of seven separate papers that highlight STEM Center programs. 
Below is a list of the papers that were presented at the conference and will be published as part of the conference proceedings:
Student Characteristics and Academic Variables Associated with STEM Transfer Students from Community CollegesMeasuring the Effectiveness of an Intensive Math Preparation Program to Enhance the Success of Underrepresented Students in EngineeringPhysics Jam, a Physics Preparation Program to Increase Student Performance and Success in Introductory Physics CoursesDeveloping a Comprehensive Online Transfer Engineering Curriculum: Assessing the Effectiveness of an Online Engineering Graphics CourseDeveloping Resources to…

Campus Safety Open Forums

Dear Campus Community,
On behalf of the Public Safety Services Study Committee, I am writing to request your participation in the upcoming Campus Safety Open Forums being held September 13-16, 2016. These public forums are a significant opportunity for you to reflect upon critical needs of our campus and offer valuable input before recommendations are made to the Board of Trustees.
We expect these discussions to be honest, informative and insightful as we examine best practices and our current and future capabilities to protect our campus community and ensure public safety.  
These forums will be most successful if we hear from a broad cross-section of our campus community and surrounding neighbors. Therefore, we have scheduled many sessions in the hopes that you will attend and actively participate. The schedule for Cañada College is as follows,
Tuesday, Sept. 13 - All forums held in Building 6-102:
8:30 a.m. - Staff Forum
10:30 a.m. - Faculty Forum
12:30 p.m. - All Employees: Faculty, St…

What's Happening at Cañada: Week of August 29, 2016

Week of August 29, 2016
August 30:
DREAM Center Grand Opening

Building 9, Room 154

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the DREAM Center! Enjoy refreshments, networking and prizes. The DREAM Center will be a resource and safe place for undocumented students and allies.

Cañada Men’s Soccer vs Lake Tahoe Community College

Cañada College Soccer Field

1 p.m.

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Lake Tahoe Community College!


Cañada Women’s Soccer vs American River College
Cañada College
4 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on American River College!

UC Applications
Building 16, Room 110
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
These workshops will guide you to complete UC Admission application, including UC Admission policies, and how to report your coursework.

August 31:
University Visit: Grand Canyon University

Cañada College campus wide power outage

Tonight at 7:41 pm there was a power outage affecting our entire campus, parking lots and Cañada Vista. PG&E anticipates power restoration by 10:30 pm tonight. 

For safety reasons, we are closing the campus immediately and will reopen in the morning. Public Safety officers are on campus to assist anyone that may need help getting to their vehicles.

What's Happening at Cañada: Week of August 22, 2016

Week of August 22, 2016
August 23
Business & Accounting Information Session
Building 9, Room 154
1-2 p.m.
Attend a free one-hour information session about the benefits of an Accounting/Business degree. Current students, as well as community members, are encouraged to attend.  Register to attend here.
Cañada Women’s Soccer vs Cabrillo College
Cañada College
4 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on Cabrillo College!
August 24:
Recruitment Wednesday’s at the Career Center
The Grove
Every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Throughout each semester, many businesses come on campus to recruit for open positions. Check the Career Center’s website underRecruitment Wednesdaysfor the calendar of who is coming. The calendar is updated throughout the semester as employers sign up so check often!  
Cañada Men’s Soccer vs Force Academy
Cañada College Soccer Field
5 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on Force Academy in a scrimmage match!
August 25:
Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG) Workshop
Building 9, Room …

What's Happening at Cañada: Week of August 22, 2016

Week of August 22, 2016
August 23

Business & Accounting Information Session

Building 9, Room 154

1-2 p.m.

Attend a free one-hour information session about the benefits of an Accounting/Business degree. Current students, as well as community members, are encouraged to attend.  Register to attend here.

Cañada Women’s Soccer vs Cabrillo College
Cañada College
4 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on Cabrillo College!
August 24:
Recruitment Wednesday’s at the Career Center
The Grove
Every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Throughout each semester, many businesses come on campus to recruit for open positions. Check the Career Center’s website underRecruitment Wednesdaysfor the calendar of who is coming. The calendar is updated throughout the semester as employers sign up so check often!  
Cañada Men’s Soccer vs Force Academy
Cañada College Soccer Field
5 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on Force Academy in a scrimmage match!
August 25:
Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG) Workshop

ACCEL Transition Coordinator Hired

On June 27, 2016, Canada College welcomed Caroline Ouyang as ACCEL Transition Coordinator.  A newly created position, the coordinator promotes collaboration with various stakeholders on and off campus to better support students as they transition to campus programs from adult schools along the peninsula, including Sequoia Adult School in Menlo Park and La Costa Adult School in Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. 
Prior to joining Canada College, Caroline worked at San Jose State University as an ESL faculty and most recently oversaw the conditional admissions process, recruited internationally, and advised undergraduate and graduate degree-bound students.  Asked to comment on her new position, Caroline expressed, “It’s very exciting to be able to help students find a path that improves their long-term goals!  I taught for many years and always enjoyed watching students grow in the classroom, so being in a capacity that impacts them beyond acquiring English skills is going to be very gratif…

ACCEL Student Support Update

While the summer is traditionally a slow period at Canada, ACCEL has been busy collaborating with faculty and staff to identify new ways to support students on and off campus.  Current projects in development include preparing a welcoming space on Floor 2 of Building 9 to house the Dream Center, slated to open in Fall 2016, that will provide immigrant students with college and community resources.  Due to the success of the Math Jam, Physics Jam and Word Jam, a new jam program dedicated to Career Skills is currently being drafted by the Business, Design and Workforce Division with the support of ACCEL.  Tentatively, a pilot version will be offered on-campus in October 2016 with the goal of bringing it to Menlo Park in the future to strengthen community outreach.  Speaking of which, ACCEL will be meeting with several partners at Puente de la Costa Sur in Pescadero later this month to explore how Canada can promote our programs and services to the local populations along the coast.