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November 2006

Design Tech exhibit student art work

Design Technologies Annual Student Work Exhibition Reception:
Mint Rotunda, November 9, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Design Tech exhibit student art work

Today is the last day of the Annual Student Pottery Sale! Buy beautiful handmade ceramics in the lobby of Bonnell until 5 p.m. today and contribute to the scholarship fund to send Community College of Philadelphia students to the 41st National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.

With the Gift of Education
May all your holidays be bright
And bring the Path to Possibilities to light

For the upcoming holidays, give a Community College of Philadelphia Gift of Education gift certificate to those you care about to put them on the path to a better future. The certificates, which may be purchased at the Cashier's office (BG-2) or by phone, can be redeemed for College tuition and fees. Call Cecilia McDonald, Cashier supervisor, at 215.751.8104 for more details. The Gift of Education opens a path to possibilities that last a lifetime.


Claudia Curry, director of the Women's Center, presented on "Building Effective Teams: A Prerequisite for College Student Leaders" at the 20th Annual Robert D. Lynch Student Leadership Development Institute hosted by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education in Altoona, Pennsylvania on October 28, 2006.

Each month, the Classified/Confidential Employee Awards Committee names an Employee of the Month, who receives a certificate and a $10 lunch voucher as a small appreciation for the employee's diligence and dedication. The Employees of the Month for the past seven months are acknowledged below.

    May: Brandee Allen, Academic Affairs
    June: Jacqueline Williams, Student Life
    July: Jackie Harvey, Liberal Studies
    August: Evelyn Thomas, Facilities Management
    September: Staci Harris, Liberal Studies
    October: Christine Craig, Controller
    November: Yvonne Foster, Math, Science and Health Careers

Rick Frei, assistant professor of Psychology, recently contributed a chapter to the book A Closer Examination of Applicant Faking Behavior, which focuses on the use of personality tests for job selection. The chapter Rick authored is entitled "Let's Go Faking! Culture and Response Distortion in International Employment Testing." In the chapter, Rick looks at the use of selection-based personality tests in other countries, concentrating specifically on Japan. See the book by clicking on this link.

Barry George, adjunct instructor in English and the Learning Lab, has been invited to be a guest poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida. He will present a workshop entitled "Haiku and Human Nature." The conference is held on the grounds of the Robert Frost Cottage, where Frost spent sixteen winters.

Cross Country team

Rogers Glispy, assistant director of Athletics and coach of the men's and women's cross country and track teams, and Ephner Green, assistant coach, received the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC) Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row, after the men's team won the EPCC Championship in September. Rogers and Ephner also recently received the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) Coach of the Year award after the men's team won their first PCAA State Championship and the women's team won their third this year.

Mei-Ling working on sculpture

Mei-ling Hom, former associate professor in the Art department, has recently received a Fulbright Scholar grant. Sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of State and organized by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the grant and exchange program will support Mei-ling's research in Korea from March 2007 until January 2008. She will be working at the Hong Ik University in Seoul, studying contemporary Korean ceramics.

Eve Markman, executive director of Communications, spoke at the NCMPR District 1 conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, held from November 5 to 7, 2006. The conference is the northeast regional event of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and is a meeting place for public relations and marketing professionals at community, technical and junior colleges. The theme of the conference was "Harvest the Bounty," referring to the sharing of knowledge and expertise among valued colleagues and experts in the fields of public relations, marketing, publications, Web design, enrollment management and more.

Eve's presentation was titled "Creative Ideas for Celebrating Your Institution's Anniversary." As the College has recently completed 40 events for its 40th anniversary, Eve shared with attendees the planning process and implementation for those exciting events and some unique ways to get the word out and create a buzz. Eve also shared the publications that the Offices of Marketing and Communications created for the anniversary and the media coverage the College received as well as discussing the budget for doing these events.


Dr. Howard Wachtel, visiting lecturer of Mathematics, is looking to be in a car pool. He currently lives in Delaware, and would like to commute to the main campus with another College employee who travels from Delaware. Please call extension 8723 to contact him.

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Rotunda Schedule

Last month in the Rotunda, the Photographic Imaging department hosted an exhibit of faculty photography. From October 3 to 27, photographs ranging from color images of Polish farmers, kaleidoscopic manipulations of natural objects and black and white images of light and shadow were tastefully displayed in the Rotunda showcases. The photographs represented the talent and array of interests of Photography instructors at the College.

Student photo of Bucks county canel

Through November, student work from the Design Technologies Programs, Architecture, Interior Design, Computer Assisted Design and Construction will be on display in the Mint Building Rotunda. This annual event brings together the College community, friends and family to see examples of students’ work from the past year. The opening reception took place on November 9 in the afternoon, when viewers met the faculty and students from the department and enjoyed refreshments as they observed the work. Models, drawings and renderings are on display in the Mint Rotunda from November 2 to November 30, 2006.

In December, look forward to an exhibit focusing on the art of collection. Members within the College community will have the opportunity to display their personal collections of objects, including collections of carousel horses, banana stickers, and hand-held mirrors. The exhibit, supervised by faculty in the Art department, provides a window into the particular interests of our colleagues.

October 3-27
Faculty Photography
Photographic Imaging

November 2-30
Design Technologies Annual Show of Student Work

December 1-22
Community College of Philadelphia: Collections from the College Community
Sponsored by the Art department

January 16-31
Golds, Gods and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power
Phi Theta Kappa

February 5-27
African Heritage Month
Points of Departure-Final Destination: Personal Stories of Migration in the African Diaspora

March 1-25
Photographic Imaging Student Photography

April 2-20
April is Art: Art department Student Exhibit

May 1-31
Celebrating the College Family
Sponsored by Marketing

Teaching Center Art Exhibit

Teaching Center's Art Exhibits

November 6-November 17
Paintings - Gary Grissom

November 20-December 1
Designs and Things - Rebekah Higgins and Terry Peterson

Film Series 2006-2007

African Diaspora Film Series

November 9, 2006
O Heroi (The Hero) - Angola - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

February 8, 2007
The Color Purple (USA) - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

March 15, 2007
Beloved (USA) - 11:00 a.m./BG-11

April 12, 2007
Yesterday (South Africa) - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

Asian Film Series

November 15, 2006
Joint Security Area (Korea) - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

February 21, 2007
Dil Chahta Hai (The Heart Wants) - India - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

March 21, 2007
The Chinese Feast (China) - 11:00 a.m./BG-11

April 18, 2007
Memoirs of a Geisha (USA) - 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m./BG-11

International Film Festival 2007

April 3, 2007
Argentina: Hope in the Hard Times (Argentina) - 11:00 a.m./BG-11

April 4, 2007
Oil on Ice (USA) - 11:00 a.m./BG-11

April 5, 2007
Silent Killer (International) - 11:00 a.m./BG-11

Women's Center Domestic Violence Movie Series

November 13
Enough, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./Room S2-3

November 20
What's Love Got to Do with It?, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./Room S2-3

November 27
The Color Purple, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./Room S2-3