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Former Cañada Student Wins Literary Prize

Former Cañada College student Gerardo Pacheco has been named the 2012 Joseph Henry Jackson Award winner, a literary award offered annually to promising young California writers. The award is sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation and administered by Intersection for the Arts. Recipients receive $2,000.

Pacheco will be honored on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, City Lights Bookstore, 57 Post Street, in San Francisco. As part of the event, he will be reading his poetry. The reading is free and open to the public but space is limited.

Pacheco, who has been an active poet in the group "Poets Responding to SB 1070," is a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts - Poetry at San Francisco State University, where he is an apprentice of the craft of creative writing. He has published poems at Cipactli Magazine and Transfer Magazine, El Tecolote Newspaper, LA BLOGA Online Magazine, the Amistad Howard University Journal and Spillwa…

The Deadline to Submit a Petition for Degrees and Certificates Has Been Extended

The deadline to petition for degrees and certificates has been extended to October 31, 2012.  We encourage you to petition for the Associate Degree and/or Certificate!  Please contact the Counseling Center at 650-306-3452 if you have any questions and to schedule a counseling appointment.  Students MUST meet with a counselor prior to submitting their petition. Select the appropriate form at this site, print it out and submit it to Admissions and Records.

Redwood Symphony Opens Its 28th Season Saturday

The Redwood Symphony will open its 28th season on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Main Theater. A pre-concert lecture by Eric Kujawsky beings at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for students. Everyone 17 and under are admitted free. Staff, faculty, and students at Cañada College are also admitted free.

The season begins with a little-known delight: Troka, a piece by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, created to accompany a children's puppet show. Listeners may well think of another composer: Carl Stallings, who wrote most of the music for the classic Looney Tunes.
Like Stallings, Revueltas wrote a zany score that borrows heavily from well-known works, replete with startling transitions and “wrong” notes. You’ll laugh when you hear it!

* The Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion…

TRiO Students Meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

A group of TRiO students was front-and-center as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked off the U.S. Department of Education's annual Back-to-School bus tour at Sequoia High School last week.

The theme of this year's bus tour, "Education Drives America," highlighted the urgency, opportunity, and challenge of improving the country's education system and strengthening the workforce.

"The event was well attended by Sequoia High School students faculty and staff, various educators from the local community, including students and staff from Cañada College," said Romeo Garcia, Director of Student Support and TRiO Programs. "We had an opportunity to hear from the panelist about innovative approaches to online learning and how technology can enhance education."

As an internationally recognized hub of technological innovation Silicon Valley provided the ideal backdrop for the event, which explored the way that technology can support and enable powerful…

Novelist Victoria Zackheim to Lecture on Oct. 11

Freelance writer, editor, and novelist Victoria Zackheim will speak in the Main Theater on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Zackheim is author of the Bone Weaver, a novel, and the editor of five anthologies including The Other Woman, which was on the national bestseller list in Canada for several weeks. 
Her presentation at Cañada is based on her latest novel,  Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death. This is more than a collection of 24 personal stories, written by some of our country’s finest authors, on the subject of death and humor. It’s a reminder that all of us approach “the end” in very different ways.
Faculty are encouraged to bring their students to this event. Sample essays are available from the book on Google Books.

Robert Reich to Speak at Cañada on Oct. 17

Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, will speak at Cañada College on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The title of Reich's talk is "The 2012 Election, the Lousy Economy, Jobs and Everything Else You want to Know About the Future." All proceeds from the event will benefit the new social sciences student scholarship fund at Cañada.

Reich's talk will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Main Theater on the Cañada campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. General admission tickets are $20 or $10 for students. Parking is free.

Tickets can be purchased online at A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event beginning at 6:30 pm.

Time Magazine named Reich one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written 13 books, including the best sellers, "Aftersh…

Register Early for Spring Semester! Update Your Student Education Plan

How would you like to register early for spring semester? It's possible if you complete your Student Education Plan (SEP) by Oct. 26. A Student Education Plan serves as a road map of required courses and recommendations based on your individual educational goal. Counselors are available now on a drop-in or appointment basis to help you with your SEP.
To schedule an appointment go to the Counseling Department, Bldg. 9 –first floor, or call 650-306-3452and let the Welcome Center staff know you want an SEP appointment.New students must complete a College Orientation and Assessment to be eligible to schedule a counseling appointment.
Counselors can help you identify and plan courses related to your personal, academic and career goals. You need to complete your SEP so you are prepared for registration during the first week of November. You will receive an earlier registration date if you complete your SEP by Oct. 26.

Don't wait, complete your Student Educational Plan by Oct. 26 an…

Art Club Exhibition Opens in the Library

The Cañada College Art Club will host an exhibition in the library featuring original drawings, photography, illustrations, and multimedia. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 13 but staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to submit new works of art throughout the semester.

"At this point, we have a small group of artists who will display their work," said Reni Horvath, a member of the Art Club and one of the organizers of the exhibition. "We are leaving the application open until the end of the semester and we hope to attract additional works."

Horvath said a reception for the exhibition could be held later in the semester. To display a work of art in the exhibition contact Horvath at or submit a work of art in the library.

Sequoia/SFSU Nursing Program Open House March 18

The Sequoia Hospital/San Francisco State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Cañada College will hold a general information session for students interested in earning a nursing degree without leaving the Cañada campus.

The session will be held Monday, March 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Building 18, Room 205.

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for entry-level positions in professional nursing practice. Graduates are prepared to take a national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses and for positions in maternity, pediatrics, medical-surgical nursing, gerontology, psychiatric/mental health, community health, long-term care and home-care. In addition, they are eligible for public health nursing certification in California upon licensure as a registered nurse. For RNs, the Bachelor of Science degree builds upon previous nursing education and experience for professional role development.
All classes are taught by SFSU faculty on the Cañada College campu…

Power Outage Forces Classes to Move

Due to the power outage in Buildings 17 and 18, the following classes have been moved for today, Friday, Sept. 7.
81348 MATH 110 AA moved to Bldg. 3, Room 148 81349 MATH 110 AB moved to Bldg. 3, Room 148
92126 MATH 120 AA moved to Bldg. 13, Room 15 92992 MATH 120 AE moved to Bldg. 13, Room 15 90680 MATH 120 AB moved to Bldg. 13, Room 15
SFSU NURSING CLASS moved to Bldg. 13, Room 17
81373 MATH 200 APA moved to Bldg. 13, Room 111
90789 BIOL 250 AE moved to Bldg. 13, Room 116
81524-RADT 410 AAX moved to Bldg. 13, Room 117 89351-RADT 410 ABX moved to Bldg. 13, Room 117

Assemblyman Rich Gordon to Speak on Community College Issues

Assemblyman Rich Gordon will discuss the state budget impacts on California's community colleges and what it means for students at a special lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Building 3, Room 142.
Gordon's update on the status of California Community Colleges is part of a special lecture and question-and-answer session for Professor Lezlee Ware's political science class. All students are welcome to attend and ask questions.

Assemblyman Gordon was elected in November 2010 and represents the 21st Assembly District which includes the communities of San Carlos, Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and the Almaden Valley of San Jose.

He chairs the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections, and is a member of the following Assembly Committees: Budget, Health, Local Government, Revenue & Taxation, and Joint Sunset Review.


Artistry in Fashion set for Sept. 29

The Cañada College Fashion Department hosts its annual “Artistry in Fashion” event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This shopping extravaganza features 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry, and other fashions. Visitors can tour the Fashion Department’s Open House to view student projects from noon to 3:00 p.m. Pattern designer and author, Marsha McClintock, will present a fashion show in the auditorium at 1:30 p.m.

A $10 donation benefits student scholarships. On-site food vendors and free parking available. More information: or call 650-306-3370. The college is located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City.

Amelito Enriquez to Attend "Lunch & Learn" Event in Washington, D.C.

Cañada College Engineering & Mathematics Professor Amelito Enriquez will travel to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 26 to meet will Congressional staffers at a special "Lunch & Learn" event hosted by the NASA Office of Eduction.

Enriquez will take a new video produced by the college that highlights the educational opportunities afforded Cañada students through the NASA Curriculum Improvements Partnership Award for the Integration of Research (CIPAIR) grant. CIPAIR assists two- and four-year minority institutions with strengthening their science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic fields and technical programs. Funding is used to increase the quantity and quality of STEM curricula, the number of underrepresented and underserved students who attain degrees in STEM, and the number of underrepresented and underserved students who choose careers in NASA-related fields.
"This is an excellent opportunity to illustrate to NASA and to decision makers in the fe…