Campus Memo December 2012

Around Campus
TODAY: Memorial Service for De Anza Colleague
A memorial service for Donna Bradshaw, supervisor and sign language interpreter for Disabled Student Services, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Campus Center. Family, friends and co-workers are welcome to attend.

New Classes Added for Winter!
Encourage your students to check the open courses list at

You’re Invited to the Holiday Reception
Join your colleagues for holiday refreshments and at the same time make a difference in someone’s life!

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
What: Bring canned food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank
What: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Bookstore for Toys for Tots

Collection barrels will be available at the reception. Check donations can be made to the President’s Office or donate online at You can also give to Toys for Tots at

World AIDS Day Film Series
Enjoy a mini film series and dialogue forum hosted by the Equity Office, African American Studies Department, the Rainbow Club, ICCE, BSU and LEAD.

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 1:30-8 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Center

The films being shown are “And the Band Played On” at 1:30 p.m., “AIDS, Inc.” at 4 p.m., and “Endgame: AIDS in Black America.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Veronica Neal at 408.864.5338.

Transfer Advising Rep on Campus
A representative from Holy Family University (Pennsylvania) will be on campus for one-on-one advising with prospective transfer students interested in any of HFU’s undergraduate programs. Students will be seen on an appointment or drop-in basis. For more information, call 408.864.8841.

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Transfer Center, Registration & Student Services Building

1st Thursday Open Mic
Join De Anza students, faculty and staff for the Open Mic Series in the Euphrat Museum of Art and participate in the fusion of spoken word poetry and hip hop.

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art in the VPAC

For more information e-mail

3rd Thursday Film Festival
Enjoy an evening of film and dialogue hosted by the African American Studies Department with its offering of “Michelle Alexander Presents the New Jim Crow.”

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Center

For more information e-mail

Child Development Center Offers Tour, Discount to Employees
The De Anza Child Development Center will be giving a tour of its facilities on Friday, Dec. 7, 10:30-11 a.m. and is offering a 5% discount to employees who enroll their children. Call Linda Koyama at 408.864.8891 for more information or to reserve a spot for Friday’s tour.

Infinite Possibilities -- Student Literary Competition 2012-2013
This year De Anza College is hosting the League for Innovation’s annual student literary competition. The competition enables community college students to compete with their peers across North America and showcases a selection of the best works being created by today’s community college students. For complete details, entry form, contest rules and judges’ bios, visit or contact English instructor Ken Weisner, campus coordinator for the competition.
Creative Arts Events
  • Piano Recital: Friday, Dec. 7, 10-11 a.m. in Choral Hall, A-11. Contact: Anna Poklewski
  • Guitar Recital: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. in Choral Hall, A-11. Contact: Ron Dunn
  • Fall Quarter Choral Concert: Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. in the VPAC. $5 for students and seniors, $10 general admission. Contact: Ilan Glasman
  • Piano Recital: Friday, Dec. 14, 10-11 a.m. in the VPAC. Contact: Anna Poklewski

Physical Education Giving Tree Project
You’re invited to help the Physical Education Division decorate its Giving Tree with donations for book vouchers for their student athletes in need. Drop by the division office during the week of Dec. 10-14, 1-3 p.m., and fill out an ornament donation card and hang it on the tree. Light snacks will be served. For more information, contact Coleen Lee-Wheat.

Winter Solstice Open House
The California History Center invites you to drop by, enjoy a cup of not mulled cider and cookies, and celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Izu, 408.864.8986.

Women’s Cross Country Team Makes History
Congratulations to coach Nick Mattis and his team for winning the Coast Conference Championship in October. Teammates Oddessy Tapia, Alexa Torres and Dominique Guinnane all made the First Team All-Conference list, while Kiera Fincannon, Kendra Higgins, Yaritza Barajas and Ainslee Hampel were all named to the Second Team All-Conference List, the most All-Conference runners ever from De Anza in one year.

The team finished in fourth place at the state championships in November, the highest finish since the 1977 state championship team. Kudos go to sophomore Katie Castro who won the individual state title race by 29 seconds over the second place finisher. Castro is the first Cross Country State Champion in De Anza’s history, and was also named Female Athlete of the Month (October) by the California Community College Athletic Association and the California Community College Sports Information Association.

The Men’s Cross Country Team finished third in the team standings with Andrew Kuo awarded First Team All-Conference Honors and Ryan Miranda awarded Second Team All-Conference Honors.

Football Coach Named Coach of the Year
Coach Dan Atencio was voted Coach of the Year in the NorCal Conference in November. Quarterback Josh McCain was voted Offensive Player of the Year. The team shared a three-way co-championship with Butte and San Francisco, a remarkable feat for a team that was “C” league just four years ago. While the football team lost to Delta in the last few seconds of the Silicon Valley Bowl, they can be proud of an 8-2 record in regular season play.

Printing Services Winter Recess Hours
Printing Services will be open during the recess from Dec. 17-21, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The shop will be closed from Dec. 24-Jan. 1 for the holidays. Please submit your winter quarter printing requests before Friday, Dec. 21.

Textbook Rentals and Orders
Please remind students that the last day to return fall 2012 textbook rentals is Saturday, Dec. 15. If you haven’t yet placed your textbook order for winter quarter, don’t forget to turn your orders in to the Bookstore soon! Contact Steve Mallett at 408.864.8949 or Reza Kazempour at 408.864.8907 and they can assist you with your orders.

De Anza Basketball Alumnus Coaching in NBA
Vance Walberg, former De Anza player from 1974-76 and coach at Fresno City College from 2002-06, has been hired onto the Denver Nuggets coaching staff.

Graphic Design Instructor is Grand Prize Winner
Michael Cole was named the Grand Prize winner in the Higher Education category of the 2012 Educators’ Choice Awards in November. The project’s title is “TYPE FACES: Beginning Graphic Design/Topography Project,” which is a series of caricature faces using only letterforms and bits and pieces of individual typefaces. To learn more about the awards and to see examples of Cole’s project, visit

Art Instructor’s Sculpture Installed in Playground
Moto Ohtake recently installed a 22-foot, wind-driven kinetic sculpture commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission at the city’s Fulton Playgound. The piece, titled “Aero #8” is comprised of several interlocking loops of different sizes that move in continuous gyroscopic circular motions.

Congratulations to De Anza Employees
The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since October 2012.

New Hires: Catherine Chafey, job developer in OTI; Juan Hernandez, grounds; Josh Parees, testing assistant in Special Education; Casie Wheat, administrative assistant in Academic Services

Longevity Awards: Blanch Monary and Stephanie Pham, both from OTI

Professional Growth Awards: Margaret Bdzil, Finance & Educational Resources; David Garrido, Learning Resources; Susan Ho, Physical Education; Melissa Ingalls, BHES; Cindy Lister, Counseling; Melissa Sheldon, Special Education; Angelica Strongone, International Student Program

Employee of the Month Award

November 2012


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December 2012

Shari Pasquali

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