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December 2010

Eta Sigma, the newly formed chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, had their first initiation ceremony on November 11, 2010. The following students were initiated: Romina Aguilar, Robert Berry, Vu Do, Leslie Gardner, Vebi Guniawan, Beverley Hinds, Thuc Hoang, Brandon Johnson, Sharon Keen, Jerome Lemar, Yu Lin, Kalee Marshall, Ronald Martin, Connie Nestico, James Osborne, Adeline Ouattara, Malika Rajapakse, Sergey Shum, Shafaqe Tariq, Sereda Thompson, Asia Velasquez, Donald Wilson and Jielin Zhang. Additionally, the following faculty and staff were initiated as honorary members: Dr. Stephen Curtis, Dr. Judith Gay, Marian McGorry and Wayne Williams. The Eta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma was established at the Community College of Philadelphia in 2010 and Cory Ng, C.P.A., in the Business Administration Department serves as the faculty advisor. Please click here for more information.

Alpha Beta Gamma® is an International Business Honor Society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula by providing leadership opportunities, forums for the exchange of ideas and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Alpha Beta Gamma® is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Kirsten Quinn, assistant professor of English (along with Betty Handy, Division of Adult Community Education, and Jaylyn Warren, Library & Learning Resources), presented a professionally produced college etiquette video on November 19 for the Leadership Institute here at the College. The video, recorded by Allan Kobernick and Multimedia Services staff, and written and cast by Quinn, has been used during Professional Development and in orientation sessions, and is receiving a great deal of positive feedback from administrators and faculty. There is a possibility that further projects will be filmed over the course of the Spring and Summer I sessions in 2011. This exciting series addresses the issues of inappropriate behaviors in the classroom and ways to deal with them. Quinn cast 16 students from the Communication Arts program at the College to be in the video, and she intends to do another workshop in January or February featuring a student panel and another screening of the video.

Elaine Terranova, the author of five collections of poetry, has a new poetry chapbook, Elegiac: Footnotes to Rilke's Duino Elegies, available from Cervena Barva Press, W. Somerville, MA. Her awards include a Pew Fellowship, an NEA and the Walt Whitman Award. She teaches in the Learning Lab and the English department.

Maria Daniel, J.D., assistant professor of Justice, is being featured in a career profile for the book Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, by Frank Schmalleger, and is due out in January 2011. She has been previously published in Contemporary Exercises in Criminal Law 2010 and Contemporary Exercises in Criminal Law 2nd Edition 2010.

Additionally, she conducted a mock trial and mini-play at C.B. Elementary School (New Jersey) on the subject of “Crimes in the Nursery Rhymes.” Her students at the College are arguing Mock Motions to Suppress in front of Philadelphia district attorneys, public defenders and the Philadelphia Police Department. These practitioners are participating as guest judges for Mock Motions to Suppress, which is the culminating trial event in the Criminal Procedure course.

Barry George, visiting lecturer in the English department, has been nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Prize, the annual "Best of the Small Presses" award for poetry, short stories and essays for his book, Wrecking Ball and Other Urban Haiku.

Jeffrey Ethan Lee, adjunct professor of English, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a poem published in North American Review, “to tear them away,” a finalist in the James Hearst Poetry Prize Competition sponsored by North American Review.

Other recent publications include six poems in The Poetry Show Anthology, “Contractually Obligatory Marriage Poem No. 4” and “Contractually Obligatory Marriage Poems, Nos. 1, 2, 2.1,” “Contractually Obligatory Marriage Poem No. 3” and “Plausibly Deniable Family Poem No. 1.”

He also recently collaborated with Alyssa Carpenter in Poemeleon, Volume IV Issue 2 — Winter/Spring 2010, The Collaborative Issue, and has published mp3s of several poems for two voices: “air and variations/heretic psalm,” “iris’ painter hears the rain music return” and “peace valley elementary school during the Vietnam war.”

Schedules of Events around the College

Rotunda Schedule
December: Student Voices Series
January: Architecture, Design and Construction exhibit
February: Student Life exhibit

Alumni Events: Coming in Spring 2011
Alumni Theatre Outing: Les Miserables
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Alumni Dance Performance Outing: Alvin Ailey
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Upcoming Men’s Basketball Games
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 17–19, Baltimore City Mixer, TBA
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, December 28–30, Burlington County Mixer, TBA
Saturday, January 8, Harrisburg at 3 p.m.
Monday, January 10, DeVry at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 11, Central Penn at 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, Stevens at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, at Bucks at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, January 19, at Luzerne at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 22, at Johnson at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25, Delaware at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 29, Phelps School at 3 p.m.
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Upcoming Women’s Basketball Games
Saturday, January 8, Harrisburg at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 11, Central Penn at 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, at Bucks at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 19, at Luzerne at 6 p.m.
Friday, January 21, ASA Institute at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25, Delaware at 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 29, Harford at 1 p.m.
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Upcoming Indoor Track Meets
Saturday, December 18: Colgate Games – New York, NY
Saturday, December 31: Colgate Games – New York, NY
Friday, January 7: Delaware Invitational – Newark, DE
Saturday, January 8: Colgate Games – New York, NY
Saturday, January 8: UD Open – University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14: Golden Bear Invitational – Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Saturday, January 15: Colgate Games – New York, NY
Friday, January 21: Great Dane Classic
Saturday, January 22: Colgate Semi-Finals – New York, NY
Saturday, January 29: Colgate Finals – New York, NY
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