October 24, 2007
***Kirsch Center wins prestigious first-place award***
The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies on Oct. 18 won a first-place award for exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction, resource efficiency and overall design from UC Berkeley-based Center for the Built Environment (CBE). View the press release, read about CBE and the criteria, learn more about the Kirsch Center, and check out its web site.
The Kirsch Center, conceived, operated and maintained by dedicated De Anza staff and faculty and named for donors Steve and Michele Kirsch, is a key component of the college's comprehensive sustainability efforts, which include the creation of one of the first Sustainability Management Plans in higher education. The development and implementation of the plan are the latest projects of the College Environmental Advisory Group (CEAG). Other major sustainability successes include the LEED® certification of the Science Center and the Student and Community Services Building; the Kirsch Center's LEED® platinum application and at least LEED® silver certification of the planned Visual and Performing Arts and Mediated Learning centers.
The construction of the Kirsch Center and the recent Campus Center, Administration and Planetarium building renovations incorporated extensive use of recycled and recyclable materials and the consistent use of low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, carpets and tile content. Food Services, located in the Campus Center, features organic produce choices from local agricultural sources and biodegradable paper products and utensils. All paper supplies provided by Custodial Services contain post-consumer recycled content, and custodians use toxic-free cleaning agents.
In addition, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been made more efficient and tie into the district's lauded energy management system. Landscaping projects at De Anza feature native and drought-tolerant plants; no pesticides are used. The college has a long history of recycling efforts, and plans are under way for a campuswide recycling education project.
"A Night of Magic" Online Auction
There's still time to support the Physical Education and Athletics Division through the online auction. Don't miss out on the chance to bid for some really great items and support De Anza at the same time!
De Anza Fall Job Fair
This fall's Job Fair is at capacity with 45 employers eager to talk to De Anza students. If you can help during the 1-3 p.m. shift with indoor and/or outdoor cleanup, please call Cindy Lister at ext. 5716.
When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Each One, Teach One
All administrators, faculty and staff are invited to attend the African Ancestry Welcome Reception in support of our African American students.
When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 12:30-3 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos
Visit the California History Center and view the exhibit of student altars throughout the month of November and participate in Dia de los Muertos festivities.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m.
Urban Arts and Hip Hop Festival
The Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE) will host De Anza's first annual festival featuring performances by local hip hop artists and dance teams, an art exhibition, local vendors and community organizations.
When: Thursday, Nov. 1, 12-3 p.m.
Moving Cultures (All Over the Map)
This exhibit features art related to moving cultures, whether from one location to another or changing over time. Enjoy artworks in multiple media.
When: Now through Nov. 21
Check the Web site for hours of operation.
Burden & Bonus
A new exhibit showcases historic preservation and demolition at De Anza College.
When: Now through April 2008
La Voz Wins JACC Awards
On Oct. 13, De Anza students took home 15 awards from the NorCal regional conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC). The awards were primarily for stories, graphics and photos published in last year's (2006-07) La Voz Weekly. Students from approximately 25 northern California community college newspapers entered the competition, which was judged by professionals who work in the journalism field.
New Tool to Improve Ease of Web Content Updates
The pilot program for OmniUpdate -- our new Web content management system for www.deanza.edu -- is under way this fall quarter. We are using this pilot period to work out any issues in Web page conversion, training and usage prior to introducing it to the broader community. Full implementation and training is planned for winter 2008. If your department has been selected as a pilot user, the Web Team will contact you soon to schedule a training session on this new easy-to-use, Web-based tool for updating your site content. Look for more updates from the Web Team in upcoming Campus Memos.
Campus Abroad Program
All full- and part-time faculty please note: Applications for the Campus Abroad Program are due no later than Friday, Oct. 26, to the Campus Abroad Office at Foothill College. The proposed programs for 2008-09 are London (fall 2008), Paris (spring 2009) and Bejing (summer 2009). For specific information, contact Art Turmelle at 415.949.7614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus the Nation
A group is forming to plan an event to be held at De Anza (and many college campuses across America) on Jan. 31, 2008, called Focus the Nation. The event is designed to raise awareness and stimulate action around climate change. More planning committee members are needed and also faculty willing to devote a portion of their winter curriculum to climate change. Please contact Cynthia Kaufman at ext. 8887 or email@example.com or Tom Izu at ext. 8986 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join the group.
Our two signs are located near the Flint Center on Stevens Creek and at the corner of Stelling and Stevens Creek. If you have a message for our external community, please e-mail your request to Lois Jenkins at email@example.com, who operates the signs and maintains a schedule for posting messages from the Marketing Office. If you have a Marketing work request, please see our online form.
Faculty and Staff News
Welcome New Faculty and Staff:
Rachelle Burt, Admissions & Records administrative assistant
Mai Dam, OTI program coordinator
Jeanette Fedasz, Counseling & Matriculation nurse practitioner
Adriana Garcia, Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator
Teri Gerard, campus budget and enrollment analyst
Tom Grimm, head coach Men's & Women's Water Polo
Meredith Jung, Special Education testing assistant
Vicki Krakower, Counseling & Matriculation secretary
Jacqueline Kritzer, Language Arts instructional associate
Nick Mattis, head coach Cross Country, Track and Field
Larry McCartt, Admissions & Records assistant
Jorge Morales, Outreach & Relations with Schools assistant
Rachel Pacheco, head coach Softball
Bill Pickthorn, head coach Women's Badminton
Andrea Santa Cruz, Counseling & Matriculation senior secretary.
Paula Ahrens, Longevity Award
Carlita Alamban, Professional Growth Award
Victor Baliguat, promotion to Workstation & Systems Support Technician Senior
Greg Bartschenfeld, Retention Incentive
Annette Corpuz, Longevity Award
Priscilla Davis, Longevity Award
Primitivo Deiparine, Retention Incentive
Enrique Garcia, Longevity Award
Phyllis Garrison, Professional Growth Award
Dale Kan, Retention Incentive
Ann Leever, Professional Growth Award
Rob Mieso, Longevity Award
Francisca Ramirez Moya, promotion to Counseling & Matriculation administrative assistant
Leslie Nguyen, promotion to Humanities/Social Sciences Division administrative assistant
Berta Pace, Professional Growth Award
Adam Parker, promotion to Video Systems Technician
Carmen Pereida, Professional Growth Award
Sarah Ratner, Professional Growth Award
Cynthia Romatz, Longevity Award
Bonnett Saussol, Longevity Award
Dennis Shannakian, Longevity Award
Binh Thai, Longevity Award
Quang Thanh, Longevity Award
Judy Ting, Longevity Award
Karl Von Ahnen, reclassification to Planetarium coordinator.
October Employee of the Month
MACLA Student Art Exhibit
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) invites you to FotoFolio: Youth Amplified, featuring work by students in MACLA's digital photography program under the mentorship of artists Nora Raggio and Alejandro Oliva.
When: Now through Nov. 10
See www.maclaarte.org for more information.
You're invited to run for charity in the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2007 on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation and the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County. For race information and to register online visit www.svlg.net.
NEXT CAMPUS MEMO
The next Campus Memo is scheduled for mid-November. Please send items for the next issue by Nov. 9 to Marketing/Communications Program Coordinator Lois Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send any comments and questions regarding Campus Memo to Marketing/Communications Director Marisa Spatafore at email@example.com or ext. 8672.