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March 2011

Community College of Philadelphia partnered with ITVS/Community Cinema on Wednesday, March 16 for a free screening of Pushing the Elephant. The film follows the story of Rose Mapendo, a Congolese refugee who left Congo as a result of ethnic violence in an ongoing war. She returns to work on reconciliation efforts focused particularly on women. The 175-person audience from both the College and the larger community were privileged to have a distinguished panel discuss the film following the screening. The panel included one of the films directors, Beth Davenport; Dennis Mulligan of the Nationalities Service Center; and Dr. Dulivanette Onema, a Congolese-born faculty member in the English Department. Lisa Handler, a Sociology faculty member, arranged the event with the support of the Office of Student Life. Pushing the Elephant will be aired on PBS Independent Lens on March 29.

Lisa Handler
Lisa Handler

Frank Gaydos, an instructional aide in Ceramics, was invited to donate one of his platters to the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem, Oregon for a fundraiser to benefit CERF, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, called “Plate it Up.” Please visit the gallery’s website for more information. Additionally, Frank was notified that one of his platters from the book 500 Plates, Platters and Chargers was selected to appear in a “best of” publication from Lark Crafts’ “500 Series.” Book publisher Lark Crafts does a series of books on crafts detailing the best 500 submissions and has completed a total of ten books highlighting ceramics.

Gilberto Gonzalez, senior graphic designer in the Division of Marketing and Government Relations, has written a short story entitled “Damaris.” His work was recently published by LatinoLit Magazine and is featured online.

Cory Ng, an instructor in the Business Administration Department, contributed an article entitled “Emerging Trends in Online Accounting Education,” that was published in the Spring 2011 Pennsylvania CPA Journal. He was assisted by Alan Davis, CPA and associate professor in the Business Administration Department, who provided Cory with an interview.

Yun Yoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mathematics, recently presented and defended with success his Ph.D. thesis entitled, “Semigroup Approach to Representation Theory of Infinite Wreath Products,” at Drexel University. His advisor was Dr. Robert Boyer. While working on his degree, he was awarded a teaching excellence award from the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University.

Schedules of Events around the College

Rotunda Schedule
March: Photographic Imaging Student Show
April: Student Art Show
May: College Family Exhibit

Alumni Events: Coming in Spring 2011

March 31 – Alumni Reception for AMP and Bridges to Baccalaureate graduates
   (by invite only)
April 12 – Alumni-Employee Recognition Tea
   (by invite only)
April 20 – Paralegal Alumni Club Meeting
April 21 – Alumni Council Meeting
May 7 – Commencement at the Liacouras Center
May 19 – Alumni Council Meeting

Please visit the Alumni Association webpage for more details.

Upcoming Outdoor Track Meets

Fri.-Sat., Apr. 1-2 — Danny Curran Invitational — Widner University, Chester, PA
Sat., Apr. 9 — Mason Spring Invitational — George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Fri.-Sat., Apr. 15-16 — Greyhound Invitational
Fri.-Sat., Apr. 22-23 — New York Relays — Icahn Stadium, New York, NY
Thur.-Sat., Apr. 28-30 — Penn Relays — University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Please visit the track schedule website for the full schedule.