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Baseball Team Expected to Compete for Conference Title

There’s an old axiom in baseball, pitching and defense win championships. As the Colts enter the 2014 season, the team is strong defensively, has a powerful offense, but is still searching for the arms on the mound to propel them to the postseason.
“We’re solid on the mound, but we’re not overpowering,” said Head Coach Tony Lucca. “I believe this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve had at Cañada.”

The team began the season with a three-game sweep of Contra Costa College. Outfielder Kody Barden had four hits and scored five runs in the series while outfielder Maurice Fuller went 7-for-11. The Colts face Chabot College on Friday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm.

The Colts finished the 2013 season with a 16-19 overall record and 12-12 in the Coast Conference-Pacific Division. Lucca expects this year’s division to be extremely competitive. “Our league is tough and anyone can beat anyone on any given day. By the end of the season, I suspect you will see Cabrillo, Cañada, Ohlone and possibly Skyline in the…

STEM Speaker Series: How to Land a Tech Internship

The Spring STEM Speaker Series kicks off with a discussion on how to land a meaningful tech internship. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Building 6, Room 102.

Held in both the fall and spring semesters, the STEM Speaker Series features professionals from various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields talking about their careers, research and educational paths, as well as providing advice for current and future college students. The event is free and open to the public.

In the opening lecture of the 2014 Spring STEM Speaker Series, Iris Gardner, manager of events and outreach at CODE2040, and Shola Oyedele, a student at Stanford, will discuss,"Landing a Tech Internship: How to Stand Out in a Crowd."
Gardner joined CODE2040 from the Student Outreach team at Google where she managed the Freshmen Engineering Practicum internship program for underrepresented students in Computer Science. She also worked in the Admissions Office of her alma mater, Pomona Coll…

Paul Roscelli Named PTK Faculty Scholar for Eighth Time

Cañada College Professor Paul Roscelli has been named a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar for the eighth time in his career. He is one of 26 community college instructors selected from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors to serve as Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 Faculty Scholars.

The group will participate in the annual Faculty Scholar Conference in the British Virgin Islands, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. During the Conference, the Scholars will prepare to serve as facilitators during Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Institute, to be held June 16-21, at Washington University in St. Louis.
While attending the Honors Institute, these Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholars will lead groups of 15-20 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented by experts on the topic throughout the week. The Scholars will attend Part II of the Faculty Scholar Conference prior to the Honors Institute, June 14-16, at Washington University.
“The Faculty Scholar Conference is recognized internationally as one of the fi…

Confidence Grows for Cañada Basketball Team

As the men’s basketball team prepares for its final seven games of the season, first year Head Coach Mike Reynoso has reason for optimism, despite the team’s 5-15 record. A roster that features nine freshmen is beginning to grow in confidence.

“We are making some strides, just trying to work hard every day and get better,” Reynoso said. “The two things we can control are our attitude and our effort. If we stay consistent with those two things we can win and compete against any team.”

The Colts have shown they can score. They average 81.6 points per game, second in the rugged Coast-North Conference. Freshman guard Israel Hakim leads the league in scoring, averaging 20.9 points-per-game. Hakim played high school basketball at Palo Alto High School where the team won the De Anza League title three straight years and Hakim was named first-team all-league in his senior season.

“I chose to play at Cañada because I felt that Coach Reynoso had a lot of knowledge and skill to be a great coach,” H…

New Exhibition, "64/72", Opens Feb. 4 in the College Art Gallery

The Cañada College Art Gallery presents “64/72”, a large scale vinyl mural installation by the artistic duo t.w.five, Brazilian artist, Paula Pereira, and Swedish artist, Pernilla Andersson. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, Feb. 4 throughThursday, March 6.There will be an artist’s reception open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Exhibition and gallery events are free and open to the public.

While exploring their cultural sensibilities, t.w.five creates new ideas, thoughts and dialogues resulting in massively sized vinyl installations challenging the viewer to question his perception of reality. Each vinyl art piece of a recognizable subject matter such as transportation, gadgets or text, is painstakingly cut and pieces layered onto vinyl boards or directly onto windows, walls, ceilings and floors. As expressed by the artist duo, “Our work most often investigates the experience of culture shock and the impact of technology on relationships by using images that app…

Do You Need Money for College? The Cañada College Scholarship Application is Now Open

The 2014-15 Cañada College Scholarship Application is now open. In order to apply for scholarships, students must have a college-issued "" email address and be enrolled within the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College). Each year, Cañada College awards institutional scholarships to new, continuing, and transferring students. The scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need and/or specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

To apply, please see If you are a new applicant, click the Sign Up button to create your account. If a returning applicant, click Sign In to complete or update your scholarship application. The Application Deadline is February 13, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

If you need assistance, please attend a Scholarship Application Workshop at Cañada College in the Financial Literacy Lab, Building 9-123.

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Cañada College Student Sets Skateboard World Record

The Bay Area has its share of world-class skateboarders but few have etched their name in the Guinness Book of World Records like Brendon Davis of Redwood City.

Davis, who is studying digital/electronic music at Cañada College, set the world record for longest stationary manual on a skateboard. In layman’s terms, Davis held a “wheelie” on the back two wheels of his skateboard for more than 19 minutes and 39 seconds. He smashed the previous record by a skateboarder from Iceland who held his wheelie for seven minutes and 59 seconds. Davis set the record at Society Skate Shop in San Carlos last May but just recently received his certificate from Guinness.
“I worked hard to train for a year to achieve my goal,” said Davis, who attended Carlmont High School for two years before graduating from Aurora Charter High School. “I never once doubted that I could do it.”
The manual skateboard trick is similar to a bicycle wheelie where the rider balances with the front or back wheels off the ground n…

ASCC Welcome Week Activities

The Associated Students of Cañada College will host a series of events in January designed to welcome both new and returning students to campus.

Below, you'll find a list of activities. We encourage students to take advantage of these great opportunities to learn more about Cañada and meet fellow students. To learn more, please visit the ASCC website. Welcome!

Cañada Debuts New Television Commercial, Ad Campaign

Cañada College has debuted a new 30-second television commercial that can be seen on Comcast networks throughout San Mateo County.

The video features Cañada College President Larry Buckley. It is currently running on Bravo, Comedy, FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Spike, SYFY, TBS, TNT, the Cartoon Network, and USA.

It is part of a larger campaign that includes advertising on Pandora Internet Radio and 50,000 emails sent to southern San Mateo County residents.

"It was time to launch a comprehensive ad campaign to remind San Mateo County residents that Cañada is a special place," said Robert Hood, Director of Marketing. "President Buckley has been on campus for a year and brings a unique perspective. He was the perfect fit for the commercial."

The current ad campaign will run through Jan. 12.

Spring Semester: A Guide for New Students

So, you are preparing for your first day of the new semester and you want it to go as smooth as possible. We're here to help. If you take a few simple steps and do a little planning you'll have no problem. Let's get started.
Arrive Early - If you pull onto campus 10 minutes before class starts you're off to a bad start. Parking on a college campus is never easy. Give yourself at least 20 minutes. Remember, you're not going to have Rock Star parking next to your class. Be sure to review the parking map and have a contingency plan. Student Lots are Lot 1, Lot 7, Lot 8, Lot 10 and Lot 6. You'll eventually need to buy a parking permit but campus security will not issue tickets the first week of school. If you are using public transportation, SamTrans Route 274 can bring you straight to Cañada from the Redwood City CalTrain station.Know Where You Are Going - Because you plan ahead, you have a great parking spot. But how do you get to your classes? Luckily, the Cañada…

Math Jam to Receive Exemplary Program Award

The highly successful Math Jam program at Cañada College will receive the Exemplary Program Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

The award will be presented at the Jan. 14 Board of Governors meeting for California Community Colleges in Sacramento. Cañada will receive a $4,000 cash award.
Sponsored annually by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors established the Exemplary Program Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs.
The Academic Senate selects annual themes related to the award’s traditions and statewide trends. Recognizing the importance of assessment in placement, the theme for 2013-14 is “Assessment for Placement: Effective Practices, Alternatives, and Improving Outcomes.”

Programs were judged based on their innovative strategies for implementing assessment, placing students, preparing students for placement exams, and scalability. Math Jam was designed as an intenstive math placement program…

Three Faculty Members Honored by International Organization

Three Cañada College faculty members have received the prestigious John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Professors Ronda Chaney, Sarah Harmon, and Doug Hirzel will be honored at the organization’s annual conference to be held March 2-5 in Anaheim.

President Dr. Larry Buckley said the school's faculty has a passion and dedication to teaching and learning. "Professors Hirzel, Chaney, and Harmon have brought innovations to their work this past year that have served our students and the college in ways in which the entire community has benefited."

In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards in 2012. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

Chaney has been a professor of Fashion at Cañada College for many years and has been the coord…