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Campus Will be Closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1

Cañada College will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the holiday season. Campus will reopen Jan. 2. Some departments will work under reduced hours or will remain closed until the first day of spring semester, Monday, Jan. 14. A complete list of hours for each department is noted in the chart below.

Cañada College Well Represented at Veterans Summit

The Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges hosted a two-day Veterans Summit Dec. 6-7 to raise awareness of veteran concerns and to share best practices and a group of Cañada faculty, staff, and students was in attendance. 

Educators, student veterans, service providers, and State representatives discussed strategies and resources to ensure the academic and personal success of those who served our country.  Nicolas Martin and Edith Flores, Cañada's VA designated counselor and certifying official, attended the Veterans Summit along with Director of Student Support & TRiO, Romeo O. Garcia.  The Veteran Resource and Opportunity Center (V-ROC) also welcomed a new Retention Specialist this Fall 2012, Steven Bradley, also a veteran, who actively participated in the Summit as well.

“It was great to see the commitment from the community colleges and the efforts to provide the environment necessary for veterans and other students to achieve success in their educationa…

Wells Fargo Donates $15,000 to Help San Mateo County Entrepreneurs

The funding will establish a speaker series and financial education services at the Cañada College Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Wells Fargo has donated $15,000 to the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities at Cañada College to establish a speaker and workshop series and other activities designed to help budding entrepreneurs in San Mateo County.
“Small business is the lifeblood of our economy,” said Kay O’Neill, Director of Workforce Development at Cañada. “This generous donation will help us expand our existing CEO services and help us meet the increasing demand from small businesses in the county.”

In addition to the speaker and workshop series, the college will use a portion of the donation to develop a lab space where entrepreneurs can incubate start-up enterprises and meet with business advisers. The money will also be used to pay for consulting services that help business owners in a number of areas including legal, financial, accounting, marketing, and developing a…

Dr. Lawrence Buckley To Be Recommended as Cañada College President

Buckley will become the 10th president at the college

Chancellor Ron Galatolo will recommend to the College Trustees that Dr. Lawrence Buckley, Interim President of San Bernardino Valley College since January, 2012, be the 10th president of Cañada College. If confirmed at the Board meeting of December 6, he will begin January 1.
“Dr. Buckley brings a wealth of leadership experience that will undoubtedly benefit Cañada College and the District as a whole,” said Ron Galatolo, Chancellor of the San Mateo County Community College District.
Prior to serving as Interim President at San Bernardino Valley College, Buckley was Vice President of Instruction for two years at the school. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Instruction at Fullerton College. He also served as the Dean of Visual, Performing & Communication Arts at Chaffey College and Dean of Instruction at Lake Tahoe Community College.
"I am delighted to join the Cañada College family and to have the opportuni…

Dominic Lopez-Toney Earn Prestigious Presentation Award

Dominic Lopez-Toney, a 2010 Sequoia High School graduate and current Cañada student, has received the prestigious 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Presentation Award for his poster presentation at this year's conference, held earlier this month in San Jose.

"It was a learning experience having judges ask different questions about the application of my work and forcing me to make connections between what I've learned through this project and my previous knowledge about how general biological processes work," he said. "I felt like a true biologist."

Dominic's presentation was titled "Fluorescence Analysis of α-Catenin Chimeras and an Overview of the Adherens Junctions."

This past summer, Dominic worked as a research intern in the Structural Biology Department at Stanford University under Professor William Weis. It was there that he began researching how epithelial cells react to the introduction of tension.

College for Working Adults Provides Educational Lifeline to Busy Students

An Information Night Will Be Held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 pm Siosiua Vea enrolled in Cañada’s College for Working Adults as a last chance to get back into school. Now he doesn’t know where he would be without the program. The College for Working Adults costs about $400 a semester, or $46 a unit, and takes three years to complete but offers students the chance to earn associate’s degrees in social behavioral science or arts and humanities while attending school on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Students follow a prearranged schedule of courses but they are guaranteed entry into those classes and they don’t have to worry about switching majors or evaluating whether they can transfer their credits to a UC or CSU school.

A new cohort of 35 students will begin classes in January. A special information night will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in Building 9, Room 106 on the Cañada College campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. To RSVP for the event, email canadacwa@smccd.ed…

Fall Theater Production - EmergenciPhone! - Opens Nov. 20

EmergenciPhone! won a sold-out award in the 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival, and was a hit with the Fringe audiences. Now the production moves to Cañada College in Redwood City. It was written and directed by Anna Budd, professor of Theater Arts at Cañada College.

Tickets are available at https://­app.­ticke­tturtle.­com/­index.­php?­ticketing=­ccta

Emma has just been attacked on the street, so she does what people in the year 2030 do – she calls for help using the EmergenciPhone, run by AmeriSecuriCorp Incorporated, America’s “favorite” private, for-profit police company.

She is transferred, put on hold, forced to take surveys, cajoled into upgrading her contract, she explains and re-explains her situation to a ridiculous range of characters, all while being stalked by her mysterious attacker.

George Orwell meets Comcast’s Customer Service meets Samuel Beckett in this hilarious and disturbing exploration of law enforcement in this futuristic “free” market!


Sarah Haba Exhibit on Display in the Art Gallery

The Cañada College Art Department is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Sarah Haba in the Cañada College Art Gallery. This art show opens today and runs through December 13. The gallery is located in Building 9, 1st floor.

Sarah Haba is a distinguished Bay Area artist whose work is widely exhibited. This current exhibit consists of 15 paintings, all of them acrylic on wood panel.  The images are painterly and sensual, yet also very spare and contemplative. The artist has a masterful sense of color and is able to use the wood surface and the physicality of the paint to create a seductive beauty. At the same time, you know this is not about surface, but about conveying deeper emotions.

The following is a statement by the artist.

“My paintings are beautiful frustrations in the domestic realm. Working from life, I paint books emptied of their content, twisted and bound laundry, and plastic bags of pulpy fruit until I can see the struggle for control, for order amid the chaos of…

Do You Have Questions About Paying Your Fees? We Have Answers

You Will Be Dropped From Your Spring Classes If You Have Not Paid Your Fees By Jan. 7.
San Mateo County Community College District
Fee Payment
Questions and Answers

Q: Why must I pay my fees at the time of registration?
San Mateo County Community College District policy requires students to pay all fees at the time of enrollment. The policy states that students will be dropped from classes for non-payment of fees. If students are unable to pay their fees, they should apply for federal financial aid, apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, or enroll in an inexpensive payment plan offered by Sallie Mae in order to prevent being dropped from classes.
When must I pay my fees?
All fees are due at the time of registration. You may either pay by credit card, check or cash. Students are assessed enrollment, health, student body, student representation, student union (Skyline) and in some cases, instructional materials fees. You are responsible for paying all your fees in order to prevent being…

Earn your Bachelor's Degree at Cañada College

Did you know you can earn a Bachelor’s Degree from NDNU at the Cañada College campus and begin your program in January?
Notre Dame de Namur University and the University Center bring three Evening NDNU Bachelor’s Degrees to the Cañada College campus: Business Administration, Human Services, and Psychology.
Apply to the Evening Degree Completion Program and have the opportunity to take your upper division NDNU courses for your major in the evening at Cañada College.  With personal attention, hands-on advising, highly qualified instructors and the ability to take NDNU and Cañada College classes at the same time, NDNU can help working adults finish their bachelor’s in half the time.
To find out more:
·        Visit NDNU staff when on campus including Tuesday, December 4th Building 9- 2nd Floor Learning Center Lobby from 4:30-6:30pm
·        Contact NDNU staff directly for appointments at Cañada College
o   Business Administration- Dr. Lillian Barden, (650) 508-3683,
o   Human …

Saturday morning, Tuesday night orientation and assessment testing sessions added

New students registering for spring semester can now take their assessment test and attend their orientation session on select Saturday mornings or Tuesday nights.

Saturday morning sessions have been added on Nov. 17, Dec. 8, and Jan. 5. The assessment test will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a new student orientation at noon. Tuesday evenings sessions have been added for Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. They begin at 6 p.m.
A complete list of orientation and assessment sessions can be found here.

The orientation and assessment session provides students with information they need to be successful in college, and after the session, they can set up an appointment to meet with an academic counselor. New students must attend the orientation and assessment session to become eligible to register for classes.

You can register for the “Orientation and Assessment Session" by calling the Welcome Center, (650) 306-3452. Please note, space in each session is limited. The Saturday and Tuesday evening…

Hell's Angels & Charivari by the Redwood Symphony

The Redwood Symphony presents "Hell's Angels & Charivari" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Main Theater. Maestro Eric Kujawsky will offer a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.

The cost is $25 for adults at the door and $10 for students. Adult tickets can be ordered online at for $20. The concert begins with Charivari, from the demented mind of H. K. Gruber. Spoiler alert! The first surprise comes at the onset: the work begins with a complete performance of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Perpetuum Mobile, but then morphs into a somewhat sinister, nightmarish version of that piece.
Next comes Hell's Angels, a concerto for four bassoonists who are ready to rumble. Conceived as part theatrical experience, the work will delight you with its catchy tunes and make you laugh as well! Of special note is the percussion section, augmented by siren, thunder sheet and Hammerblow of Death!  
Rounding off the concert, a perennial favorite with a new twist: Beetho…

Women's Golf Wins Nor-Cal Championship

Sparked by a balanced attack that featured four golfers shooting under 157 each over 36 holes, the Cañada College women's golf team overwhelmed the competition to win the Nor-Cal Regional Championships Nov. 5-6. The tournament was held at the Bing Maloney Golf Complex in Sacramento.

The Colts jumped to a 14-stroke lead after the first day of the tournament as Annika Nousiainen shot a 73, Sarah Rotter a Mehreen Raheel a 77. Layney Silva of San Joaquin Delta College led all golfers with a Nor-Cal Championship record 67 on the first day. Silva went on to shoot a tournament low 140.
On Tuesday, the Colts had four golfers shoot 78 or under, led by Nousiainen's 72. The team finished with a total of 301, the lowest score by any team on either day of the tournament.

The final team scores were Cañada 608, San Joaquin Delta 650, Modesto 660, Sacramento City 664, Fresno City 665, and Napa Valley 700.

Nousiainen, Rotter, Raheel and Shannon Wong all qualified for the State Championships, wh…

Cañada Announces Three Finalists for Presidency

Open Forums Will be Held Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Introduce the Finalists to the Community
Three finalists for the position of President at Cañada College will be introduced to the community at an open forum on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The forum will be held on campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, in Building 6, Rooms 101-102 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The Open Forums will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and there will be short 15-minute breaks between each candidate. Following a short introduction, finalists will ask for questions. The community is encouraged to attend the forums and bring questions.

The finalists include:
Dr. Lisa Curtin – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Dr. Curtin is the Director of Government and Military Education at San Diego Community College District where she has served for nine years.Previously she was a Commander in the United States Navy working as the Deputy Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Executive Director of Programs at the Naval Postgraduate School (University) in Monterey, CA.…

MLB Network Analyst Harold Reynolds Heads Second Hall of Fame Class

Harold Reynolds, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and currently the lead analyst for the MLB Network, headlines a list of eight former Cañada College athletes that will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

The formal ceremony is scheduled for June, 2013 but a special reception is planned for Friday, Dec. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cañada Vista. All faculty, staff and administration, along with last year’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class are welcome. The Cañada Men’s Basketball team will be playing the same night in the Stable Center. For more information, call (650) 306-3212.

"This second group of former athletes and coaches is an exceptional class," said Cañada College Athletic Director Mike Garcia. In addition to Reynolds, it includes:

Jerry Drever, former men's basketball and golf coach who guided the Colts to the 1988 state championship in golf. Gordon Gray (posthumously), women's softball coach and an assistant coach for the baseball te…

Free Tax and Accounting Workshop for Small Business Owners and the Self-Employed

The Cañada College Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities is teaming up with Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) and the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to offer a free tax and accounting workshop for small business owners and the self-employed.
The workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Renaissance Mid-Peninsula, 1848 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Registration is available online or by calling (650) 321-1102 Ext. 1102 or by emailing

The featured speaker at the workshop will be Arnold Pinck, retired enrolled agent and counselor for SCORE, an organization dedicated to helping small businesses grow. Participants will learn:

Accounting PrinciplesTax Record KeepingBusiness DeductionsEmployee/Independent Contractor FilesAnd more... The Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) helps small business owners and budding entrepreneurs develop their ideas. The CEO offers courses and workshops to fit the unique needs of small busi…