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November 18, 2008

Budget Town Hall

All faculty and staff are invited to a Town Hall meeting on the budget, where we will be joined by Chancellor Kanter and Vice Chancellor of Business Services Andy Dunn, as well as our own leadership team, to better detail the budget numbers, discuss the ways the state might act and when, and invite conversation about how to approach our budget choices.

When: Monday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B

Awards and Congratulations

Instructor Honored at State Conference

Congratulations to Jim Haynes, department head and instructor in Adapted Physical Education, who received the R. J. Scuderi Award in October in recognition of exemplary service "over the long haul" to the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) and the people with disabilities the organization serves.

De Anza Honored by Hewlett Leaders in Student Success 2008

De Anza was one of four California Community Colleges (out of 109) recognized by the Hewlett Leaders in Student Success Program for demonstrating promising and innovative approaches to student success in basic skills education. Santa Barbara City College, Southwestern College and Columbia College were also honored. Visit http://www.hewlettleadersinstudentsuccess.org/pages/2008/da.html to read the article about De Anza's successful programs and services.

Marketing/Communications Wins Six National Awards

The De Anza College Marketing/Communications team of Lori Susi, Bonnett Saussol and Lois Jenkins captured a gold and five bronze awards at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Annual Conference in September.

  • Gold -- Printed Academic Catalog 2008-2009
  • Bronze -- Printed Viewbook ("Your Guide")
  • Bronze -- Poster (Graduation Open House)
  • Bronze -- Folder Cover (die-cut, triple pocket De Anza folder)
  • Bronze -- Logo design (De Anza's 40th Anniversary)
  • Bronze -- College Web site

 Kudos for the college Web site also go to Webmaster Bradley Creamer and Web Content Developer Julie Ceballos of the Technology Resources Group.

Respected Hollywood Writer/Producer to Visit De Anza

The DASB and the Film/TV Department invite you to a special classroom visit with Felicia D. Henderson, where she will answer students' questions about the industry. Henderson is one of the most successful and busiest writer/producers in Hollywood. She is the co-executive producer of "Fringe," "Gossip Girl" and "Soul Food: the Series," which she also directed. She also wrote "Cheetah Girls 2" and was a consulting producer and writer for "Everybody Hates Chris." Henderson is the Zakin-Hunter Chairholder of Screenwriting in the UCLA film school, where she also teaches television drama writing; a member of the Women in Film Foundation board of trustees; and a doctoral student in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Forum Building, Room 1

For more information: Film/TV instructor Barak Goldman at ext. 8879.

District Invites Foothill-De Anza Employees to Town Hall Meeting

Please participate in providing feedback about the Sungard EIS system's new Web portal, called Luminis, in one of two Town Hall meetings. All district employees are invited to attend either meeting. The meetings will begin with a demonstration of the portal, followed by discussion and feedback regarding portal functionality. The meetings will last approximately an hour and a half. Feel free to leave when you need to and drop in when you can.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.
Where: Foothill Hearthside Room

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.
Where: De Anza Fireside Room

Korean Cinema at De Anza

You're invited to a film screening of "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring," sponsored by Asian Pacific American Expressions (APAX), DASB, IIS Division, Office of Diversity and the Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA). This free event is open to the public and includes interactive games and prizes.

When: Thursday, Nov. 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B

For more information: Clara.Y.Jung@gmail.com or 408.410.8963.

Celebrate Powerful Latinas

¡LEAD! invites you to view Dia de los Muertos altar displays celebrating 500 years of powerful Latinas.

When: Through Nov. 20
Where: Administration Building Lobby

For more information: English instructor Marc Coronado at ext. 8409.

Recycled Computers Available for Your Students

There is a way for every De Anza (and Foothill) student to own a recycled computer and get a lot more accomplished. Students who meet the following requirements can apply for a computer by downloading the Recycled Computer Scholarship application.

  • Show financial need and complete a FAFSA application for financial aid
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or better
  • Be enrolled in at least 6.0 units in the current quarter
  • Show intent to use the computer to advance academic goals
  • Complete a one-page scholarship application

Students who do not yet meet the scholarship requirements (1st quarter, less than 2.0 GPA, etc.) can receive a less powerful computer to get them started on the right track by contacting Susan Malmgren at 408.864.5713 or malmgrensusan@fhda.edu. These systems have everything a student needs to write papers, research on the Internet and create presentations. Malmgren is available to speak to classes about these options. Please note: Laptops and Macs are unavailable.

A Night of Magic!

De Anza's 15th Annual "A Night of Magic!" brought together 350 friends of De Anza College on Oct. 25 for an evening of revelry in support of the Automotive Technology and the Manufacturing & Computer Numerical Control (MCNC) departments. The college, the Foundation and the De Anza Commission thank everyone who helped us cross the finish line as we raised more than $60,000 for these very important programs. The live and silent auctions were a hit, as were the generous samplings from local premium wineries. The Auto Tech department and local supporters put together a car display, while MCNC demonstrated the process for manufacturing wine stoppers, which were given out as gifts to guests. Visit http://fhdafoundation.shutterfly.com to see the great time had by all.

Brian Copeland, KGO Radio host and author of Not a Genuine Black Man, will speak at De Anza March 12, 2009, as one of Silicon Valley Reads (http://siliconvalleyreads.org/2008-09/) events. The Silicon Valley community will be reading and discussing Copeland's funny, poignant memoir, the foundation of his popular one-man show performed in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where it was the longest-running solo show in the city's history.

Grand opening events for the Visual and Performing Arts Center will be held beginning Friday, March 6, 2009, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the community and continuing with performances over the weekend. Details will be forthcoming.

Cross County Teams Qualify for State Championships

The Women's Cross Country team finished first in the Coast Conference Championship on Oct. 29 in San Francisco. Vanessa James was honored as the 2008 Coast Conference Meet Individual Champion, and was named First Team All-Conference along with team members Kirsti Whitmyre, Kim Chew and Jessica Paranthaman. Lauren Rosiles and Kim Kilgroe were named Second Team All-Conference. The Men's Cross Country team placed fourth in the Coast Conference Championship, with Abiy Gebrekristos named First Team All-Conference and Jonothan Doron-Peters named Second Team All-Conference.

At the Northern California Regional Coast Conference Championship held Nov. 8, the De Anza Women's Cross Country team placed third. Vanessa James and Kirsti Whitmyre made First Team All-NorCal and Second Team All-NorCal, respectively. The Men's Cross Country team placed seventh out of 17 teams, the highest finish in more than 10 years for them. Abiy Gebrekristos finished 14th out of 115 runners and earned Second Team All-NorCal honors.

Congratulations to coaches Nick Mattis and Jerry Noble for leading the players that made De Anza the only Coast Conference school to qualify both Men's and Women's Cross Country teams for the California State Championships to be held in Fresno on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Football Team Has Outstanding Season

Congratulations to the De Anza Football team and Coach Dan Atencio for finishing second in the Conference for the season with a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. This was the most wins for a De Anza Football team in 20 years.

Women's Soccer Team is Coast Conference Champion

For the fifth straight year the Women's Soccer Team finished first in the Northern Division of the Coast Conference, making them champions for eight of the past nine years. Sophomore Jenny Kute was named Conference Player of the Year, and freshman Jen Herrera was named Conference Midfielder of the Year. Congratulations to coach Cheryl Owiesny and the team.

The Employee of the Month Committee Needs Your Help!

The Classified Employee of the Month Committee is still seeking new members. Candidates should be flexible, creative team players with energy and enthusiasm for fun celebrations, interested in receiving PGA credit. The committee meets a minimum of once a month to plan for upcoming EOM celebrations and to select EOMs.

If you can't serve on the committee, it only takes a few minutes to express how a Classified Professional has made an impact or impression on you with his or her hard work and dedication to the job. Please pass along this very important message to keep the Employee of the Month committee alive! Contact: Patty Jobs at ext. 8711.

Congratulations to De Anza Employees

The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since September 2008.

New Hires:

Sandra Cardoza, Library Services
Esther Halwani, Disability Support Services
Agnes Hamilton; College Operations (transfer from Central Services)
William Lewis, Fujitsu Planetarium
Jeffrey Schinske, PSME instructor
Christine Magnin, HOPE program

Promotions/Reclassifications/Interim Appointments:

Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Interim Vice President, Instruction
Lydia Hearn,
Acting Associate Vice President, Instruction
Donna Jones-Dulin, Associate Vice President, Educational Resources and College Operations
Rowena Tomaneng, Acting Dean, Language Arts

Awards:

Professional Achievement Awards: David Capitolo, Robert Clem, Sherri Cozzens, Judy Cuff-Alvarado, David Denny, Michele Fritz, Maurice Geraghty, Phillip Green, Janice Hector, David Howard-Pitney, Judith Hubbard, Ky-Duyen Huynh, Charles Klein, Clara Lam, Warren Lucas, Marcia Maiero, Lisa Markus, Martin McNamara, Ira Oldham, Charles Ramskov, Sukhjit Singh, Johnathon Walton, Letty Wong, Nicholas Gonzalez-Yuen

Professional Growth Awards: Mary Campbell, Jeff Dickard, Jesus Garcia, Susan Ho, Yuk Bing Kong, Maria Leal, Jose Marte

Service Recognition Awards: John Kong

Longevity Awards: Mary Campbell, Casey Dick, Mary-Jo Lomax, Jan Rindfleisch, Deborah Sack, Angelica Strongone

Employee of the Month
Photo of Jorge Morales Jorge Morales, October 2008

"Working for Outreach allows me to help students by encouraging them to continue on with higher education. It is truly an amazing feeling meeting students who think they are not 'college material' only to see them motivated and inspired after one of my classroom presentations."

Charles Norona, November 2008

 

Norona's colleagues can't say enough about his commitment to serving the Physics Department and the college in general. "He has helped teachers and other staff members all throughout the division with the technical aspect of various activities," says David Newton, nominator and physics instructor.

Photo of Roger Letson
 Please send items for the next issue by Nov. 9 to Marketing/Communications Program Coordinator Lois Jenkins at jenkinslois@deanza.edu.
Respected Hollywood Writer/Producer to Visit De Anza
The DASB and the Film/TV Department invite you to a special classroom visit with Felicia D. Henderson, where she will answer students' questions about the industry. Henderson is one of the most successful and busiest writer/producers in Hollywood. She is the co-executive producer of "Fringe," "Gossip Girl" and "Soul Food: the Series," which she also directed. She also wrote "Cheetah Girls 2" and was a consulting producer and writer for "Everybody Hates Chris."  Henderson is the Zakin-Hunter Chairholder of Screenwriting in the UCLA film school, where she also teaches television drama writing; a member of the Women in Film Foundation board of trustees; and a doctoral student in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA.
        When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m.
        Where: Forum Building, Room 1
For more information: Film/TV instructor Barak Goldman at ext. 8879.

District Invites Foothill-De Anza Employees to Town Hall Meeting
Please participate in providing feedback about the Sungard EIS system's new Web portal, called Luminis, in one of two Town Hall meetings. All district employees are invited to attend either meeting. The meetings will begin with a demonstration of the portal, followed by discussion and feedback regarding portal functionality. The meetings will last approximately an hour and a half. Feel free to leave when you need to and drop in when you can.
        When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.
        Where: Foothill Hearthside Room
        When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.
        Where: De Anza Fireside Room

Korean Cinema at De Anza
You're invited to a film screening of "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring," sponsored by Asian Pacific American Expressions (APAX), DASB, IIS Division, Office of Diversity and the Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA). This free event is open to the public and includes interactive games and prizes.
        When: Thursday, Nov. 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
        Where: Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B
For more information: Clara.Y.Jung@gmail.com or 408.410.8963.

Celebrate Powerful Latinas
¡LEAD! invites you to view Dia de los Muertos altar displays celebrating 500 years of powerful Latinas.
        When: Through Nov. 20
        Where: Administration Building Lobby
For more information: English instructor Marc Coronado at ext. 8409.


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