Thursday, May 30, 2013
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 herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, the whole world. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
Tickets for both performances are $20 for adults and $10 for students. They can be purchased by visiting www.redwoodsymphony.org.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Elizabeth Carranza aspires to be a chemist
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 awareness on this issue.”
Carranza said receiving the Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship would not have been possible without the support of her professors at Cañada.
“All of my professors have been wonderful,” she said. “My English teacher, Salumeh Eslamieh, and my trigonometry teacher, Michael Hoffman, provided me with resources not only as teachers, but as role models.”
Carranza said the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center also played a big role in helping her obtain the scholarship. “Without the STEM Center, I would have never known about any scholarship opportunities or programs that were available.”
The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship program was established in 2007 through a generous gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation from Marie A. Calderilla, who believed deeply in the importance of education. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. Recipients are eligible for up to three years of funding; however, students must meet renewal requirements to continue to receive the award. Students enrolled in a four-year degree program at a San Mateo County Community College District college are eligible for up to four years of funding.
Students may be graduating high school seniors or current residents of San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties. The selection committee looks for academic promise, women who have demonstrated that they are committed to obtaining an education, and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment and perseverance.
The $5,000 annual scholarship can be renewed up to four years
Monday, May 20, 2013
More than 200 graduates will participate in the school's 43rd Commencement Ceremony
|Judge Cruz Reynoso|
Judge Reynoso was appointed an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeals in 1976, and was elevated to the position of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California in 1981.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Help us Determine Which Poster Should be Used to Promote This Year's Festival
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Former Woodside High School Graduate is Researching Material for a Stretchable Solar Cell
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"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 also take English 100 and 110 and Math 200 online for the first time this summer.
For a complete list of summer classes, go to WebSCHEDULE. To register for summer classes, please visit our Admissions & Records Department on the first floor of Building 9.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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.
|Ramirez reviews the award letter with President Buckley.|
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Two Open Forums Will be Held to Introduce the Candidates
Linda Hayes is the Interim Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College where she has served since July 2012. Prior to this, and since 1998, she served at the Dean of Business, Workforce & Athletics at Cañada College. Beginning in 1988, she served as faculty/coordinator for the Business Office/Technology Department at Cañada College. In addition, since 1978, worked as Adjunct Faculty at Skyline College. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from University of San Francisco, and a Master’s Degree in Business Education from San Francisco State University.
Dr. Gregory Anderson – Open Forum on Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
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