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12/19/06

Chabot College Automotive Student Awarded Scholarship by Local Chapter of Automotive Service Councils of California

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Automotive Program in Hayward is pleased to announce that one of its students, Ryan Rodriguez, has been chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA), Chapter 16 in San Leandro. The scholarship will be presented to Rodriguez at the Chapter 16 meeting on Monday, January 9, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Englander Restaurant, located at 101 Parrot Street in San Leandro.
Rodriguez graduated from Newark Memorial High School and began taking classes at Chabot College in the fall of 2005, working toward an Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology. He currently has a 3.7 grade point average and is enrolled in three automotive classes. Rodriguez expects to complete his automotive training program in spring semester of 2008 and looks forward to a career in the automotive trade, particularly driving and working on racecars.
The U.S Department of Labor Statistics estimates the auto industry will need 35,000 new technicians every year through 2010. Auto service technicians are in demand in multiple settings, from service station garages to car dealerships, to transportation and government agencies.
The comprehensive Automotive Program at Chabot College includes engine repair, transmissions and drive trains, steering and suspension, heating and air conditioning, electrics and electronic systems, fuel and emissions control systems, and engine and vehicle performance. Students can earn certificates of completion in one of five areas, or all five areas, or earn an Associate of Science degree in one of the five areas depending upon their course of study. Chabot College also offers a smog technician training course.
Students who successfully complete the auto programs offered at Chabot can gain employment as parts sales technicians, service technicians, service advisors, and work up to service managers.


12/4/06

Chabot College Foundation Funds Joint Venture
Chabot College-San Leandro Unified School District Announce Partnership

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Foundation is proud to announce that it recently secured much-needed funds to pave the way for a long-term partnership between Chabot College and the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD). The award marks the largest private gift given to the College or the Foundation in the past 45 years.
The Chabot College Foundation was awarded the $800,000 grant which directs $500,000 to the final costs for the construction of the facility, located next to John Muir School at 1444 Williams Street in San Leandro. Additionally, the grant earmarks $300,000 over three-years (fiscal 2006-2008) to support the curriculum development for this educational partnership. “We are pleased to provide this level of support to the College”, said Chabot College Foundation Chair, John Gutierrez.
The newly developed partnership will be housed in the SLUSD Adult Education Center which will serve both adult and traditional student populations. Chabot College will provide management and instruction within the Center expanding its educational services with adult training, seminars, summer school programs for children, and in-service training programs for the K-12 faculty of the San Leandro School District. Programs will be designed to improve instruction and increase the number of high school seniors transitioning into institutions of higher education.
“This grant will allow us to establish a much-needed education center that will make a historical impact over the years for students of all ages in the Mt. Eden region,” says Dr. Robert Carlson, Chabot College President. “It also demonstrates an important link between the K-12 education process and the opportunities presented through our local community college.”
The grant was awarded to the Chabot College Foundation by the Oakland based Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation. The Valley Foundation is a prominent philanthropic organization established by San Leandro community members Mr. & Mrs. Valley 30 years ago to provide financial assistance to various endeavors in the East Bay. Education was targeted as one of the primary areas designated for grants, and the Chabot-San Leandro Education Center exemplifies the type of project they traditionally support.


12/4/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Presents Seventh In Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, December 14

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program at Chabot on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will explore the birth and death of the battery operated electric vehicle in the United States with a showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
The 2006 documentary film covers the roles of the automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology. The film is narrated by celebrity environmentalist Martin Sheen and also features Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Chelsea Sexton and Ralph Nader.
For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be show. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


12/4/06

Chabot College Mass Communications Department Presents “Exploring the Paranormal” With Host Edward Carrion
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, December 7

(Hayward, CA) - The Mass Communications Department at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 124 on campus. The public is invited to be part of a live studio audience for the show “Exploring the Paranormal, with host Edward Carrion”.
Carrion is a natural born psychic medium with the ability of clairvoyancy, clairaudiency, and empathic channeling. He has actively practiced his special abilities for more than 28 years and has worked at Boston’s Treamont Tearoom , the oldest known psychic salon in the United States.
To secure free tickets for this limited seating event, please email chabotreservedseats@psychicedward.com. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu
For more infomation please contact, Chad Mark Glen at (510) 723-6609.

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12/1/06

Chabot College Awarded $880,000 Federal Trio Grant
Grant Will Be Administered Over Four Years to Assist Low-Income and First Generation Students

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College reports that its Outreach Program has been awarded one of the coveted TRIO Talent Search grants by the federal government. The grant targets students in grades 6-12 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.
Effective July 1, 2007, Chabot College will use $220,000 per year to provide projects such as tutorial services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops and information on postsecondary institutions such as field trips to college campuses. This can also include workshops for the families of participants.
The grant will target 600 students in the service area of Mt. Eden High School, Hayward High School, Tennyson High School and San Lorenzo High School, as well as seventh and eighth graders in their respective feeder middle schools.
“We are very excited about being able to dedicate additional time and staff to work with the youth in our community, and especially those in the middle schools,” says Melinda Matsuda, Vice President of Student Services at Chabot College. “We know that this is the critical age when kids might already make a decision about whether college is "their thing" or not. In addition to workshops about college and motivational presence, the TRIO funds will also afford us the opportunity to assist the schools with academic preparation such as tutoring.”
Roberto Mendez, Outreach Coordinator at Chabot College, has strengthened the contacts at the middle and high schools and contributed his expertise for outlining the specifics of the grant proposal. He worked under the direction of the Student Services administration and in tandem with grant writers to secure the grant.


11/28/06

Chabot College Interior Design Program to Receive Accreditation Thanks to Gift from College Foundation

(Hayward, CA) - When the Chabot College Foundation was planning its annual spring fundraiser, “A Blooming Affaire,” a tabletop and flower design event held at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda last June, the college’s interior design students generously provided their decorating expertise to help make the program a huge success. In turn, the Foundation wanted to find a way to pay back the students and the interior design program.
Last month, the Chabot College Foundation gave the college’s Interior Design Program the much-needed funds for membership in the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). The $10,000 Foundation commitment will provide the program 10 years of membership. With NKBA’s stamp of approval and accreditation, students will have greater career access as they graduate.
“My students and I were thrilled to learn that the Foundation is willing to support the accreditation of our program because we haven’t been able to find the funds up to this point,” says Barbara Daher, who has taught in the interior design program for many years. “When this happens, we will be the only college in the East Bay with this accreditation. It should significantly increase the number of students in the program.”
Tammy Papazian, the Foundation board member who chaired the spring event and recruited the students to help, recently made the announcement in front of a very grateful and enthusiastic class of interior design students.
“Without the help of Chabot’s wonderful interior design students, we would not have had such success with “A Blooming Affaire,” she says. “We are happy to be able to provide the funds to have this wonderful program assessed in order to increase the value of the degrees and certificates for these talented students. If the design work they did at our event is any indication, they will go very far in their careers, and the Foundation will be proud to have been part of it.”
The Chabot College Foundation provides funds to improve and increase the number and quality of college programs and services. The Foundation also provides donors with an opportunity to contribute to the college with tax-deductible gifts that can be used for student support, including scholarships, staff development and technology upgrades. The Foundation can be reached at (510) 723-6802.


11/27/06

Chabot College Drama Department Holds Auditions for “Ragtime” on December 4-7
All Ages Sought as Singers and Actors for Local Production

Chabot College in Hayward will hold auditions for the upcoming production of “Ragtime” on December 4, 5, 6 and 7 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Little Theater on campus. “Ragtime” transforms E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel into a collage of song, dance and drama.
Actors and singers of all ages and ethnicities are invited to audition, and they should be prepared to sing. The auditions are in a drop-in format and no appointments are necessary.
“Ragtime” will be performed in April 2007, under the direction of award-winning director Margo Hall, a founding member of the ensemble Campo Santo. Stephen Flaherty wrote the excellent score of the musical, with lyrics by Lynn Aherns.
For more information about the upcoming audition, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.


11/20/06

Chabot College Presents Fifth Annual Mexican Holiday Tradition with La Posada Show
Colorful Latin American Classic Blends Comedy, Music and Romance

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward presents the return of its exclusive East Bay performance of La Posada (The Inn) A Christmas Play. This treat for the entire family runs for two weeks in December at the Chabot College Little Theater. Written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the cast features veteran actors Sam Chaires and Janelle Aguirre, under the direction of Linda Amayo, who was in the original cast of the world premiere of La Posada five years ago.
The one-hour show is scheduled to run on December 7, 8, 9 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets to La Posada are $5 each at the door, with a $20 family ticket good for four or more people. For more information, please contact Rachel at LePell (510) 723-6830.
La Posada is a much-loved holiday tradition in Mexico, where the Nativity is highly celebrated beginning the nine days prior to Christmas Eve (Noche Buena). December16 marks a time for each family in a neighborhood to schedule a night to host the Posada at their home, which is identified by a nativity scene outside. The hosts are the innkeepers and the rest of the neighbors are pilgrims carrying lit candles and singing to reenact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem. Once the pilgrims reach the host home and lodging is found, a piñata is brought out for the children and a festive party is held.
The play features a charming and comic story, filled with familiar characters and live music throughout, weaving north and south of the border in a tangled love story that everyone will enjoy. Prior to the show, the cast will sing holiday songs and seasonal refreshments will be available. Treats for children under ten will be given out during intermission.

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11/8/06

Chabot College Foundation Receives $10,400 Donation from Fremont Bank In Support of Music Program

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Foundation in Hayward was awarded a generous $10,400 grant from the Fremont Bank Foundation to enhance the college’s internationally recognized music program.
The funds have been earmarked for the purchase of professional level musical instruments. The donation will support eight musical ensembles, including the Chabot College Day Jazz Band, which recently returned from a five-day performing tour of Funabashi, Japan, the sister-city of Hayward, California.
"With the state budget cuts it has been difficult to provide our students with the tools required to meet the high level of music education that Chabot offers,” says Richard Talmo, CEO of the Chabot College Foundation, which provides donors with the opportunity to contribute to the college for student support and program development. “This gift from Fremont Bank Foundation represents the results of effective outreach and a wonderful community partnership.”
Fremont Bank, which is committed to giving back to the communities it serves, supports many local non-profit organizations and their efforts throughout the year.
“We are very pleased to be in a position to support Chabot College’s music department,” says Hattie Hyman-Hughes of Fremont Bank Foundation. “We hope that by providing valuable instruments, we are helping to ensure the quality of the program for the students as well as for the community who will benefit from the many wonderful concerts given throughout the year by Chabot’s talented music students."


11/3/06

Chabot College Art Gallery to Exhibit and Sell Zimbabwean Sculptures to Benefit AIDS Orphans in Africa

(Hayward, CA) - The stone statues shimmer like polished river rock, from delicate birds to hearty elephants to abstract figures. But the artwork in this new exhibit, which opens at the Chabot College Art Gallery with a reception on Thursday, November 9, from 6-8 p.m., are much more than simple statues-they are breathtaking examples of how art can truly save lives.
The show, “House of Stone - Artists of Tengenenge: Modern Zimbabwean Stone Sculptors, displays nearly 50 statues carved by some of the 900 artists of the Zimbabwean sculptors’ colony, Tengenenge. Presented in collaboration with the House of Stone Charitable Organization based in Oakland, the show is designed to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe. All proceeds from sales go directly to projects which help the more than one million Zimbabwean children orphaned by AIDS.
The House of Stone Charitable Organization was co-founded in 2001 by Dr. Arnd Herz, Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, and his wife, Dr. Susanne Martin Herz, also a pediatrician, who discovered the sculptors while on a visit to Africa. They have since returned to Zimbabwe several times, working with the children, buying sculpture, and sponsoring schools, orphanages, and similar programs with House of Stone funds.
A sampling of the works have been shown around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Rodin Museum in Paris, and now Diane Zuliani, Chabot art instructor and gallery director, is thrilled to have them displayed at the college.
“If anyone wants to know what real contemporary art in Africa looks like, this is it,” says Zuliani, whose Museum Studies students curated the exhibit. “It is made outdoors by barefoot carvers in torn t-shirts, but it shows all the features of sophisticated modernism. Picasso’s legacy is alive and thriving in these remarkable pieces.”
“By working collectively,” Zuliani adds, “these artists have been able to heighten the world’s awareness of this traditional form of Zimbabwean self-expression and Zimbabwe itself, which suffers from staggeringly high rates of HIV-AIDS among the adult population as well as debilitating rates of poverty”. “Nevertheless”, she says, “Zimbabweans place a high value on culture and education and have the highest literacy rates in Africa”.
“The most inspiring aspect of the artwork to me,” says Zuliani, “is that in the face of terrible adversity, these artists are committed to expressing what is beautiful and joyful. In the face of death, they are resolutely celebrating life.”
The exhibit will be shown through December 14 during the following gallery hours: Mondays, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7 p.m. For more information, call Diane Zuliani at (510) 723- 6838 or Rebecca Verity at House of Stone Charitable Organization at (510) 530-1669 or go to www.houseofstone.org


11/3/06

Chabot College Jazz Studies Program Presents Ledisi on November 17
Up and Coming Jazz Vocalist is a Chabot College Alumnus

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Jazz Studies Program is pleased to present the highly acclaimed jazz vocalist Ledisi as its Fall Guest Artist on Friday, November 17. She will be accompanied by the award-winning Chabot College Jazz Orchestra at the Chabot Performing Arts Center at 8:00 p.m.
Ledisi was born in New Orleans and was raised in Oakland, California in a musical family. She is the daughter of “Prophet of Soul” Larry Sanders and the granddaughter of the late, great blues singer Johnny Ace. Her mother, Nyra Dynese, co-wrote the 70’s hit “Pillow Talk” with Larry Sanders.
Ledisi composed her first song at the age of four on a Casio keyboard, and went on to study jazz, classical and R&B, piano, drums and violin. This extraordinary talent recently signed with high profile talent agency Monterey International, which also represents artists Bonnie Raitt, Bob James, Tuck and Patti, and many more.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and may be purchased by calling (510) 723-7233. For more information, please contact Jon Palacio Jr. at (510) 723-6831.

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10/30/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Presents Sixth In Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, November 2

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will continue the theme of resistance and explore Indian culture with a showing of “Water”.
The film examines the plight of Indian widows who are labeled as worthless without a husband by which to measure themselves. The making of the film was controversial because it challenges the heart of the caste system, which is male dominance.
For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be show. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


10/26/06

Chabot College Theater Arts Department Presents New Student Plays
New Student Works Include One by Finalist for Prestigious Goldwyn Award

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward continues its fall drama program with a selection of productions written by theater arts department students. The efforts of the Playwriting class will be highlighted in Emerging Work, a week of performances featuring student actors, directors and designers under the supervision of Joel Mullennix.
Don Cabreana, the student playwright who wrote “Caucapino”, transferred to UC Berkeley upon completing his studies at Chabot College in 2003. This year, he is a finalist for the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award (winners will be announced in November). Legendary Hollywood producer Goldwyn established the award more than 50 years ago to recognize the writing talents of students at the University of California from all majors. Former winners judge the scripts and plays and prize money is given to each of the finalists - with a first prize award of $25,000. The award also opens new doors for film students by attracting industry attention from agents and film studios seeking new talent. Notable past winners include Francis Ford Coppola and Eric Roth, who wrote the Oscar-winning adaptation for the film “Forrest Gump”.
Five new works will be staged each night at the Chabot College Little Theater on November 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door for general seating. For more information, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.

These brand new student original plays include:

For the Love of Rock - by Parker Sannebeck and Sam Chaires
Caucapino - by Don Cabreana
No Job, No Experience, No Experience, No Job - by Mary Gonzalez
That Saying About Nice Guys - by Marvin Capistrano
Life in Disguise - by Alithea Detro

Emerging Work is dedicated to the development of new plays at Chabot. Now in its tenth year, Emerging Work features short plays written and directed by theater students. Many of these new works go on to become larger and more extensive productions. Under the direction of award-winning playwright Rachel LePell, the Chabot College Theater program joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious theater programs in the country, where the development of new plays, emerging voices in the American Theater is a top priority.


10/24/06

Chabot College Foundation Presents “An Evening at the Starlight Club”
Renowned jazz singer Ledisi, Big Band Music, and Dancing Showcased at ‘30s -’40s Gala on November 18

(Hayward, CA) - Take a step back in time and enjoy a spectacular evening of music, dancing, food, and memories from the 1930s and 1940s as the Chabot College Foundation presents “An Evening at the Starlight Club” on Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m.
This special fundraising event, presented by the Chabot College Foundation to benefit the college’s music department, will be held on the college campus under a big white tent that will be transformed into a virtual nightclub reminiscent of New York’s Copacabana, Cotton Club, and the legendary Stork Club.
Featured entertainment at The Starlight Club will be provided by one of the music industry’s fastest rising stars and a Chabot alumna herself, Ledisi, who will return to her alma mater in this spectacular benefit for the Chabot College music department where she got her start. Horatio’s of San Leandro will offer delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres and champagne and The Stuart Rental Company will help create the mood with the setting and décor.
Guests will swing and sway to music of the Chabot College Jazz Band as they perform favorite music of the era. Guests are invited to dress in attire from the era (black tie optional) and put on their dancing shoes. For those who are rusty on their swing and samba steps, members of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Hayward will give complimentary dance lessons and will also demonstrate in their own performance.
Also, in recognition of Chabot College’s 45th anniversary, the event will pay special tribute to two very important community leaders who have had a deep involvement with Chabot College - Dr. Reed Buffington, the founding president of Chabot College from 1961 to 1981, and Tony Batarse, a former Chabot student, East Bay businessman, Chabot College Foundation board member, and community philanthropist will be recognized for their contributions to the college and the East Bay community at large.
“This unique, fun event is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season,” says George Famous, event chair and Foundation Board member. “Our own Starlight Club will offer all the nostalgic elements of a glamorous nightclub of the ‘30s and ‘40s - and you’ll be supporting the college at the same time.”
Tickets are $125 per person in advance and may be purchased by calling (510) 723-6802. The event will take place at 25555 Hesperian Blvd., at the corner of Depot Road and Hesperian.
The event is sponsored by Comcast Cable, The Stuart Rental Company, Horatio’s of San Leandro, the Northern California Carpenters Union, California Bank & Trust, Galvan and Associates, Lloyd A. Wise, Inc., Folger Graphics, Talmo & Company, and Danville Realty.
The Chabot College Foundation provides donors with an opportunity to contribute to the college with tax-deductible gifts that can be used for student support, including scholarships, staff development and technology upgrades. Foundation funds are also used to improve and increase the school’s performing arts and other college programs and services.

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10/23/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Presents Fifth in Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, October 26

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will explore the timely topic of political corruption with a showing of “The Big Buy: How Tom Delay Stole Congress”.
The film examines the workings of congressional apportionment, re-apportionment, gerrymandering, lobbying and a host of other toxic antics. A discussion will follow the film.
For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be show. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


10/20/06

Chabot College Student Scores in Top Five of Regional Math Competition
Yui Lun Wu Also Ranked 20th among Thousands of National Competitors

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Math Department is pleased to announce that one of its students scored among the top five contestants in the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) regional competition held last spring at Chabot. Yui Lun Wu also ranked very high in the national competition, placing 20th among thousands of students hailing from 153 colleges across the nation. Wu is a Chemistry major who has lived in the United States since April 2005.
Wu was one of 150 students from Chabot who participated in the contests last school year. The team score is made up of the five highest scores in each round. Participating students are typically enrolled in classes such as Precalculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, or Discrete Math. The math competition is held in spring and fall semester each year, and is limited to problems in pre-calculus. Only students enrolled in two-year colleges are eligible to participate.
“This is quite an accomplishment for Yui Lun Wu, and we at Chabot are honored to have him as one of our students,” said Charlene Wieser, a member of the math department faculty.
The AMATYC is an organization dedicated to the improvement of education in the first two years of college mathematics in the United States and Canada. It runs an annual conference, summer institutes, workshops and mentoring for teachers in and outside math, and a biannual math competition. It publishes one refereed journal, The AMATYC Review, and issues position statements on matters of mathematics education.


10/20/06

Chabot College Celebrates International Night on November 17

(Hayward, CA) - In recognition of International Education Week, November 13-17, the International Club of Chabot College and the Associated Students of Chabot College will host International Night on Friday, November 17.
The event will take place in the Chabot College Cafeteria (Building 2300) beginning with an international dinner buffet at 6:00 p.m., followed by entertainment from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 general and $5 for students. Tickets can also be purchased in advance through the Student Online Services Office in the lobby of Building 100 on the Chabot College campus, or phone (510) 723-6715.
Singers and dancers from within the Chabot campus community will represent many cultures from around the world including Brazilian Capoeira performers, Polynesian hula dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Middle Eastern belly dancing, a Latin Zumba demonstration and much more.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education designed to recognize the global exchange environment between the U.S. and other countries. The event promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. In 2004-2005 alone, more than 565,000 international students studied in the U.S.

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10/20/06

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Program Hosts Information Day on Saturday, November 4
Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant are #1 and #2 Fastest Growing Jobs in California

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Department of Dental Hygiene is hosting a public Information Day to introduce its popular Dental Hygiene program on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chabot College Little Theater, Room 1250. This free event will feature a presentation by Chabot faculty and students that includes program information, enrollment requirements, and information about the dental hygiene profession. In addition, a panel comprised of students currently enrolled in the program will address issues such as coping with the workload, family life, financial aid, and housing. The program will conclude with a Q&A session and a tour of the Chabot College dental hygiene clinic.
The California Employment Development Department reports that dental hygienist and dental assistant are the #1 and #2 occupations with the fastest growth in the state. The demand for new professionals in these positions is expected to grow by 57% over the next six years.
The two-year dental hygiene program at Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Through this special admission program, students are exposed to primary health care, clinical practice, research, educational theory, adult learning concepts and communication.
A comparable program at proprietary schools and universities offering a four-year degree can cost $20,000 to $30,000 per year. The program at Chabot College is available for only $26 per unit, plus the cost of books and instruments. Students enjoy the benefit of a 6:1 student to faculty ratio and lots of individual support from instructors.
Students work in a fully operative dental clinic where they treat patients. The program regularly invites members of the surrounding community to visit the clinic for cleanings and other procedures offered for a nominal fee. For more information, please call (510) 723-6900.


10/16/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Presents Fourth In Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, October 19

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will continue the topic of resistance with a showing of “The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends”.
The film takes an unflinching look at the training of U.S soldiers, how they prepare to kill, and how they struggle to come to terms with it when they return home. Viewers will see the human cost of the war on our troops in illness, amputation and injury, and depression and post-traumatic stress.
For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be show. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


10/10/06

Chabot College Jazz Studies Concert Slated For Wednesday, October 11
Mt. Eden High Jazz Ensemble Opens the Show

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Jazz Studies Program will present a community concert on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the campus Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature Chabot’s multi-award winning jazz orchestra, sharing the stage with Mt. Eden High School’s jazz ensemble, directed by Kevin Cato. General admission tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, please contact Jon Palacio at (510) 723-6831.


10/4/06

Chabot College Hosts International Speaker Salim Lamrani on Topic of the Cuban Five
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Tuesday, October 10

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College will present international author Salim Lamrani in a discussion about the Cuban Five on Tuesday, October 10. Lamrani will appear in Room 600 on campus at 12:00 noon.
The fate of the Cuban Five, who traveled to the United States to investigate terrorist groups in Florida and then received life sentences for doing so, will be the topic of discussion of the October 10 event. Chabot College Professor Emeritus Dr. Delvis Fernandez will join Lamrani for his talk on the Five.
Lamrani is a researcher at the Sorbonne University of Paris. He has specialized in U.S.-Cuban relations since 1959 and has written articles on the topic that have been published all around the world. He is now concluding a nationwide speaking tour on his recent book, entitled “Super Power Principles”. The book is a compilation of essays by Nadine Gordimer, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, and Wayne Smith, who served as President John F. Kennedy’s advisor on Latin American Affairs. The book covers the U.S. aggressions against Cuba since 1898.
For more information, please contact Rick Moniz at (510) 723-6958. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lots. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu

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10/3/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Presents Third in Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, October 5

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will continue the topic of resistance with a showing of “9-11 Timeline” followed by “9-11 Press for Truth”.
“9-11 Timeline” is Paul Thompson’s definitive collection of the 9-11 reports that were scrubbed from the mainstream media. It will be followed by “ 9-11 Press for Truth”, which depicts five of the most prominent members of the Family Steering Committee telling their story for the first time, providing the most powerful argument yet for why 9-11 still needs to be investigated.
For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be show. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


9/29/06

Chabot College Theater Arts Department Presents Dark Satire “Search and Destroy” In November

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Theater Arts Department brings “Search and Destroy” to the stage in seven performances this fall. The play will run October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, and 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chabot College Little Theater. A matinee performance is slated for Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m., also in the Little Theater. The play is directed by Theater Arts Department faculty member Dov Hassan.
Written by highly acclaimed playwright Howard Korder, “Search and Destroy” delves into an exploration of life during the 1980’s, where even the best intentions are squeezed into greed and corruption in a riveting indictment of American values.
“Search and Destroy” received the Los Angeles Theater Critics’ Award for Best New Play as well as the Joseph Kesselring Prize from the National Arts Club. A film version was produced by Martin Scorcese in 1995. Korder was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his play “Boy’s Life” which was directed by William H. Macy and produced by Lincoln Center.
Tickets are $10 at the door for general seating and $5 each with group purchases of 10 tickets or more. For more information about the upcoming auditions or open house, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.
The Chabot College Theater Arts Department is unique in the Bay Area in its development of new plays, encouraging emerging voices in the American Theater. It has produced dozens of new plays, some with large-scale productions, and some in workshop formats, but always dedicated to the development of new work. The development of new plays as educational tools is often stressed in theater classes across the curriculum.


9/27/06

Chabot College Foundation Announces 2006-2007 Executive Board Officers

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Foundation is pleased to announce the recent appointment of seven officers to its executive Board of Directors for 2006-2007. They include Immediate Past Chair Richard Hong, the Vice-President of California Bank & Trust in Hayward. Hong has been a member of the Chabot College Foundation board since 2003, and assumed the role of Chair in 2004-2005. Under his leadership, revenue grew by nearly 100% and he personally raised nearly $70,000 for the foundation.
Also joining the panel is incoming Chair John Gutierrez, the Director of Government Affairs for Comcast Cable and a foundation board member since 2004. Gutierrez has been instrumental in assisting with public relations and marketing since joining the board and plans to assume the duties of Chair with equal enthusiasm.
Vice-Chair Gordon Galvan, Principal of Galvan Associates has served on the board since its inception in 2003 and currently heads up the Major Gifts program for the foundation. Vice-Chair Ed Bullok, Principal of Danville Realty Corporation, is also an inaugural member of the foundation and is active in the Foundation Corporate Partners program. Vice-Chair George Famous, Principal of Famous Designs joined the foundation last year and is the committee chair of the “Welcome to the Starlight Club” benefit fundraiser slated for November 18.
Brian Johnson, Principal with CFO of Ledger Plus Tax brings his expertise in financial management to the role of Treasurer of the Chabot College Foundation. Stepping into the position of Secretary of the Board is Tammy Papazian who is retired from the retail industry and was the event chair of last spring’s successful Blooming Affair fundraiser.
The seven join 12 other directors under the guidance of Richard Talmo, CEO of the Chabot College Foundation. The foundation was established to serve as a funding support resource for the college and its students, as well as to educate surrounding communities about the many learning opportunities and cultural contributions available through the college. The foundation provides donors with an opportunity to contribute to the college with tax-deductible gifts that can be used for student support including scholarships, staff and program development and technology upgrades.

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9/27/06

Chabot College Day Jazz Band Heads To Japan on September 28

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Day Jazz Band, under the direction of music instructor Jon Palacio, heads to Japan on Thursday, September 28 for a five-day cultural exchange that includes concert performances. The band’s appearance is part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Hayward, California and Funabashi, Japan. Joining the Chabot ensemble on the trip is the Tennyson High School Combo group.


9/26/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Present Thursday Night Progressive Video Series
Public is Invited to Attend Free Program on Thursday, September 28

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will feature “Trudell”, a new documentary based upon the case of John Trudell, who, in 1979, protested the U.S. government’s policy on American Indian affairs by burning an American flag on the steps of FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Within a matter of hours his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in a suspicious fire on a Nevada reservation.
A discussion will follow Heather Rae’s provocative and poignant film and the public is invited to attend the free event. For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. Parking Lot G is the closest lot to the 900 Building where the film will be shown. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


9/21/06

Chabot College Names New Vice-President of Business Services

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward has appointed Farhad Javeripour to the post of Vice President for Business Services. Javeripour brings more than 23 years of experience in administration, budget and fiscal management, facilities construction, procurement, human resources, student services, financial aid, operations and security to the position. He joins Chabot from Santa Fe Community College where he served as the Vice President for Administrative Services. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years in administration at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
“Farhad Javeripour’s broad range of experience in higher education is an excellent fit for the very important job of Vice President of Business Services,” notes Chabot College President Dr. Robert Carlson. “We look forward to tapping into his wealth of experience to better serve our students and community,” he adds.
Javeripour will oversee Chabot’s budget services and reporting responsibilities, as well as all funding management and requests. The Business Services division also oversees the budget for Measure B activities that were passed by voters in 2004 to repair and replace aging buildings and facilities on the campus, which opened 45 years ago. His expertise in system engineering will guide Chabot toward a more efficient, and paperless, process of financial transactions.
Javeripour holds a Masters in Business Administration-Finance and is nearing completion of his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.

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9/21/06

New Assistant Director of the Chabot College Foundation Named
Former CEO of San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Takes New Post

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward has named Heidi Finberg as the new Assistant Director of the Chabot College Foundation. Finberg has established roots in the East Bay and joins Chabot most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that she held several managerial positions in advertising sales with the Alameda Newspaper Group and the Hills Newspapers.
“We look forward to working with Heidi in her new capacity at Chabot College. Her business connections in the East Bay combined with her strong development skills are expected to bolster foundation goals,” says Rich Talmo, Director of the Chabot College Foundation.
The Chabot College Foundation provides donors with an opportunity to contribute to the college with tax-deductible gifts that can be used for student support, including scholarships, staff development and technology upgrades. Foundation funds are also used to improve and increase the school performing arts and other college programs and services. The Foundation sponsors a number of large benefit events each year including Onstage with the Moscow Ballet, A Blooming Affair, and the upcoming “Evening at the Starlight Club” featuring big band music from the thirties and forties on Saturday, November 18.


9/19/06

Chabot College Students for Social Justice Present Free Thursday Night Progressive Videos
Public is Invited to View, “A Seasoned Soldier, Journey of a Winter Soldier”

(Hayward, CA) - Students for Social Justice at Chabot College will present a free program on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 916 on campus. The Thursday Night Progressive Videos series this week will feature a collage of films dealing with U.S. military veterans and the resistance movements they have spawned.
The program kicks off with the short documentary “A Seasoned Soldier, Journey of a Winter Soldier”, the story of Scott Camil, a decorated Vietnam Marine who evolved into a pivotal activist in the Veterans Peace Movements. Also on the program is a set of clips from the organizing meetings of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, which showcases current day resistance efforts on behalf of veterans.
A discussion will follow the film collage and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Kip Waldo, club advisor, at (510) 723-6980. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $2, available at the light poles in the Chabot parking lot. A map and directions to the campus can be found at www.chabotcollege.edu


9/8/06

Chabot College Hosts Constitution Day Event on Tuesday, September 12
Fourth Amendment is Focus of Local Event

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College History and Political Science faculty have assembled a Constitution Day event slated for Tuesday, September 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The program will focus on Fourth Amendment rights and will feature a viewing of the video Beyond the Patriot Act from the ACLU Freedom Files, followed by a discussion. All students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to attend this free event in Room 600 on the Chabot College campus. Attendees will need to pay a $2.00 parking fee.
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution is a part of the Bill of Rights, designed to guard against unreasonable searches and seizures. Many citizens and legal experts contend that the USA Patriot Act is in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which will be the focus of the discussion following the film.
Annual Constitution and Citizenship Day was established to celebrate America’s commitment to freedom. It commemorates the September day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention adjourned from the long months of writing the Constitution in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.


9/7/06

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Department Students Pass State Board Exams
Students Prepare to Enter the Fastest Growing Occupation in California

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Dental Hygiene Department reports that 94% of its second-year students in the dental hygiene program have passed the Clinical Dental Hygiene State Board Exam. Those students who have passed this final hurdle are now licensed Registered Dental Hygienists. The entire class of second-year students passed the National Board Exam held last May, ranking Chabot students 18th out of the 256 colleges, universities and technical schools taking the exam.
"The faculty of the Dental Hygiene Department is extremely proud of its second-year students, the majority of whom will be entering the job market as a next step," says Program Director JoAnn Galliano.
The California Employment Development Department reports that dental hygienist and dental assistant are the #1 and #2 occupations with the fastest growth in the state. The demand for new professionals in these positions is expected to grow by 57% over the next six years.
The two-year dental hygiene program at Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Through this special admission program, students are exposed to primary health care, clinical practice, research, educational theory, adult learning concepts and communication. A comparable program at proprietary schools and universities offering a four-year degree can cost $30,000 to $60,000 per year. The program at Chabot College is available for only $26 per unit, plus the cost of books and instruments. Students enjoy the benefit of a 6:1 student to faculty ratio and lots of individual support from instructors. Students work in a fully operative dental clinic where they treat patients. The program regularly invites members of the surrounding community to visit the clinic for cleanings and other procedures offered for a nominal fee. For more information, please call (510) 723-6900.


8/29/06

Chabot College’s Fall Productions of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “An Evening with Vincent Price” Have Been Postponed

( Hayward, CA) - The performances of Glengarry Glen Ross set to run on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, have been postponed.
The play entitled, An Evening with Vincent Price, which was scheduled to run on Saturday, September 9, has also been postponed.
For more information about the upcoming performances, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.

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8/28/06

Legendary San Francisco Mime Troupe Comes To Chabot College Performing Arts Center on September 12
Free Performance of Godfellas Unveils Troupe’s Signature Brand of Political Comedy on East Bay Audiences

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward is pleased to present the San Francisco Mime Troupe on Tuesday, September 12 at the Chabot Performing Arts Center. The performance, which is FREE to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. with music by the Troupe band, followed by the show “Godfellas” at 7:00 p.m. The play runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Donations are encouraged to support the San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Rather than the pantomime that might be expected of a ‘mime’ troupe, the San Francisco Mime Troupe delivers mime in the ancient sense: to mimic! This group of satirists strives to get a laugh from the audience over the absurdities of contemporary life and the burning issues of our time.
The troupe’s 2006 musical comedy “Godfellas” recreates a nation where religious fervor runs hot and faith rhetoric runs hotter. The main character shy civics teacher Angela Franklin, takes the audience through her struggle to stop the coming Theocracy in this rollicking tale directed by Ed Holmes. Music and lyrics are by Bruce Barthol, Amos Glick and Pat Moran.


8/25/06

Chabot College Swimmers and Divers Take Medals at International Meet Held at Stanford
College Coaches and Students Make a Splash in Global Pool of Swimmers

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward was well represented at the recent FINA World Swimming and Diving Championships held at Stanford University’s Avery Aquatic Center. More than 7,300 participants from 75 countries participated in the 17-day meet in August. The events included swimming, water polo, diving, synchronized and open water swimming. A total of 161 Master’s World Records were set during the competition, by swimmers ranging in age from 25 to 92 years old.
Former Chabot diving coach Gordon Peak placed fourth in the Three-Meter, third in the Platform, and second in the One-Meter diving events. Peak competed in a field of 200 divers of all age groups. He was coached by Phil Tonne, who was awarded All-American honors in 1976 and 1977 while competing for the Chabot College Gladiators, under the direction of Peak.
Chabot swim coach Ross Shoemaker took a tenth-place medal in the Men’s 200 Free Relay, and also competed in the 50 Breaststroke, 50-100 Free, and 50-100 Back. Meanwhile, Chabot coach Nancy Hawtrey competed in the 50-100 Free, 50, 100 and 200 Breaststroke, and was a member of the Women’s 200 Free Relay team.
Chabot student Roger Campbell earned a tenth-place medal in the Men’s 200 Free Relay and a sixth-place medal in the 400 Free event. He also competed in the 50 and 200 Free, and the 50 Breaststroke. His teammate Mike Laramie competed with more than 920 other swimmers to take a seventh-place medal in the 3K Open Water Swim held at Crown Beach in Alameda. Laramie also ranked twelfth in the 400 Freestyle event. Chabot student Eva Harren competed in the Women’s 200 Free Relay and snagged a personal best time in the 50 Freestyle.
The host federation, United States Aquatic Sports, joined United States Masters Swimming and a local organizing committee to bring athletes from around the world to Northern California for the World Championships. The next Master’s World Championship is slated for Summer 2008 in Perth, Australia.


8/22/06

Chabot College Drama Department Features Fall Productions of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “An Evening with Vincent Price”

( Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward launches its fall drama program with a Broadway favorite and a new work by a student playwright. The Chabot College Alumni Theater group performance of Glengarry Glen Ross runs on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 at the Chabot College Little Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Glengarry Glen Ross is the Pulitzer Prize morality play by veteran playwright and screenwriter David Mamet about four real estate agents who stage a sales contest. Mamet’s dialogue offers a scathing attack on American business and culture that involves lies, cheating and stealing to survive.
Next up, on Saturday, September 9, is An Evening with Vincent Price, an original play written and performed by Chabot College Theater Arts student Robert Strom. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Little Theater, and tickets are $10 at the door.
The play uncovers the fascinating life of Vincent Price, best known for more than forty years in the horror film genre. Among the tidbits you’ll learn is that Price originally intended on becoming an art historian and obtained degrees in Art and History from Yale.


8/1/06

Chabot College Kicks Off Gladiator Welcome Day on Monday, August 14 from 10am-1pm
First-Time Event Geared At Welcoming New Students to Campus: KMEL Radio to Broadcast Live at Event

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward is putting out the welcome mat during “Gladiator Welcome Day” on Monday, August 14 for the more than 1,000 new students who have registered for the upcoming fall semester. Faculty, staff and student service programs will be on hand to greet new students with an event full of fun and information.
All of the Student Service programs at Chabot College will staff information booths, which will provide students with the opportunity to meet and chat with the faculty. This includes representatives from the dental hygiene program, the Puente Project, the Daraja Program, the Quest Program for older adults, the Business Department, and Springboard to Transfer, among many others.
Incoming Gladiators can also take guided tours of the Chabot campus, get a jump-start on obtaining student ID cards, and purchase books and parking passes. A free barbecue lunch will be provided and students can vie for free door prizes that include Chabot Book scholarships, Oakland A’s tickets, and other Chabot products. In addition KMEL radio station will broadcast live from the campus during the event and will also feature on-air giveaways.
The event will take place at the Chabot College Student Center, Building 2300 and in the Cesar Chavez Mini-Courtyard. For more information, please call (510) 723-6743 or email studentlife@chabotcollege.edu


7/19/06

Chabot College Names New Dean of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward has appointed Dale Wagoner to the post of Dean of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. Wagoner, who has served as interim dean in the position for the past several months, brings a strong record of campus leadership to the role, having served as Chabot’s Academic Senate President, Curriculum Chair, and Budget Committee Chair among others.
“Dale Wagoner made a strong impression based upon his management of the division over the last several months and his extensive background in community college education. He is well qualified for the position and has much to offer this vibrant division,” says Ron Taylor, Chabot’s Vice President of Academic Services.
Wagoner will oversee Chabot’s highly recognized athletics program which includes men’s basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, golf, baseball, tennis, swimming, track and field, and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, water polo, softball, swimming, tennis, and track and field. In the 2005-2006 year, Chabot College athletes were the Golden Gate Conference Champions in football, Coast Conference Champions in men’s basketball, conference champions in track & field, baseball, volleyball and golf, qualified at the state level in golf, swimming and track and field, and had one All-American in wrestling.
His purview also includes the Health programs at Chabot College, which includes several popular certificate programs including Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Health Information Technology (HIT), Medical Assisting, and Nursing. Wagoner will also guide the Chabot College Physical Education program, which offers dozens of classes in archery, badminton, bowling, golf, racquetball, tennis, table tennis, wrestling, aquatics, dance, martial arts, fitness, and sports and health theory.
Wagoner is a graduate of Chabot College, where he received his AA degree. He went on to earn a BS from California State University, Chico, and a Masters degree from UC Berkeley.

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6/15/06

Chabot College Foundation Receives $25,000 Donation From California Bank & Trust to Fund Summer Youth Sports Camp

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Foundation in Hayward was awarded a $25,000 grant from California Bank & Trust to fund the Chabot College Summer Youth Sports Camp (SYSC). The program serves approximately 130 local low-income youth between the ages of 10 and 16, at least 80% of which must be residents of Hayward.
“We are very pleased that such a sizeable grant was committed to this very worthy local program by the California Bank & Trust Community Development Grant Program,” said Hayward branch manager Richard Hong. “With many parents working, it’s very important that children in our community have a fun, yet educational program to occupy their summer.” Richard serves on the Chabot College Foundation Board and was instrumental in facilitating the grant for the program.
"Richard Hong has served on the Chabot Foundation Board for over three years and has served as Chair for the past two years. He has provided outstanding leadership through hard work and financial support. This gift of $25,000 brings Richard’s level of support to more than $60,000 over the past three years. We are very grateful for his leadership and the ongoing support of California Bank & Trust," noted Rich Talmo, CEO of the Chabot College Foundation.
The Summer Youth Sports Camp provides positive experiences for youth and boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. The 2006 program will provide sports instruction integrated with a vibrant curriculum concerning health issues, nutrition, disease prevention, alcohol and substance awareness, and higher education and career planning.
Community Development is a top priority for California Bank & Trust when awarding grants. Donations are given primarily to non-profit organizations that focus on providing vital community services to revitalize or stabilize low and moderate-income communities, including those that promote affordable housing, small business/micro-enterprise development, and community economic development.
The Hayward branch of California Bank & Trust is located at 785 Southland Drive and can be reached at (510) 785-6100. California Bank & Trust offers 16 branches in the San Francisco Bay Area.


6/7/06

Chabot College Presents 7th Annual Summer Youth Sports Camp
Program Offers Systemic Approach to Youth Health and Self-Esteem

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward is pleased to present its 7th Annual Summer Youth Sports Camp (SYSC) beginning Monday, June 26, through Thursday, July 20, 2006. The program is currently recruiting at least 130 low-income youth (as defined by federal income guidelines) between the ages of 10 and 16 years old. At least 80% of the participants must be residents of the City of Hayward.
The SYSC program was designed to provide positive experiences for youth that boost self-esteem and self-confidence, while also providing every participant with a safe place to grow and learn. The 2006 program will provide sports instruction integrated with a vibrant curriculum concerning health issues, nutrition, disease prevention, alcohol and substance awareness, and higher education and career planning.
Included in the program is transportation to and from the Chabot campus, breakfast, and a snack through the duration of the program, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. each Monday through Thursday, except during the week of July 3 when there is a special schedule. The City of Hayward donated an $8,000 transportation grant toward the rental of a bus used for camp transportation.
“We are extremely grateful to the City of Hayward for its continued support of this important program for youngsters in the region,” says Gerald Shimada, Dean of Special Programs.” A generous grant from the California Bank and Trust was also instrumental in advancing the program this summer,” he adds.
Applications for SYSC are currently available in Room 221 of Building 200 on the Chabot College campus. For more information, please call Victoria Beltran at (510) 723-6917.


6/1/06

Exciting Summer Camp for Kids, Classes for Adults, Offered in Chabot College Community Education Program

(Hayward, CA) - Now kids can learn to cook, audition for “Karaoke Idol,” build a robot, or be an artist or a cheerleader - they are all among the exciting line-up of activities during Kids on Campus - Summer Camp 2006 offered by Chabot College’s Community Education Program on Mondays through Thursdays during the weeks of July 10, July 17, and July 24. Chabot is also offering many adult classes as well, including business and finance, dance and music, computers, and other enrichment classes. Among new adult classes this summer are Flamenco Dancing, Sushi Making, and Shooting and Editing Great Videos.
For the second year, the college is offering 8 to 13-year olds a unique experience of going to a week-long, all-day camp right on a college campus. Other activities include hip-hop dance, art, computers, Spanish, sign language, planetarium camp, and drama, along with math and language arts. The cost is $185 if you register by June 9, $199 after that date. A new after-camp Kids’ Club offers arts and crafts and sports activities. The Community Education Program also offers Sports Camps and Saturday Camps during the summer.
“We had such a successful first-time camp last year that we made it bigger and better this time around,” says Susan May, director of the program. “We’re offering more of the most popular classes like cooking and robotics and have come up with some exciting new camps as well.”
For the first time, the program is offering three camps for teens only - two writing workshops and an algebra review the week of July 31-August 3.
To see the camp catalog, go to www.chabotcollege.edu/comed or call (510) 723-6665 or 723-7531 to register, to get more information, or to get a free printed catalog.


5/22/06

Chabot College to Close on Fridays During Summer

(Hayward, CA) - In an effort to continue energy conservation, Chabot College will be closed on Fridays beginning, June 5 through August 4, 2006. The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Offices in Pleasanton will also be closed on Fridays and follow the same schedule.
Students will still be able to apply for admission and register via the college web site at www.chabotcollege.edu
The children’s center and radio station will be open as usual. The National Youth Sports Program, (NYSP) and Kids on Campus will continue their normal operating hours. Security will be on duty even though the campus is closed.
Chabot College will resume its regular schedule on Monday, August 7.


5/19/06

100% of Chabot College Dental Hygiene Students Pass National Board Exams
Students Prepare to Enter the Fastest Growing Occupation in California

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Dental Hygiene Department reports that all of its second-year students in the two-year dental hygiene program have passed the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam. The California Employment Development Department reports that dental hygienist and dental assistant are the #1 and #2 occupations with the fastest growth in the state. The demand for new professionals in these positions is expected to grow by 57% over the next six years.
"The faculty of the Dental Hygiene Department is extremely proud of its second-year students, who now face the final hurdle of the State Clinical Board exams this summer," says Program Director JoAnn Galliano.
Passage of the test is mandatory for all U.S. dental hygiene students prior to graduating from an accredited dental hygiene program. In California alone there are 23 dental hygiene schools and more than 600 second-year students. The rigorous test takes a full day and includes more than 350 questions covering all the material taught in the dental hygiene curriculum. In addition, the exam tests students on 10-15 patient cases to ensure that they can provide the appropriate care for a wide range of symptoms.
The two-year dental hygiene program at Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Through this special admission program, students are exposed to primary health care, clinical practice, research, educational theory, adult learning concepts and communication. A comparable program at proprietary schools and universities offering a four-year degree can cost $30,000 to $60,000 per year. The program at Chabot College is available for only $26 per unit, plus the cost of books and instruments. Students enjoy the benefit of a 6:1 student to faculty ratio and lots of individual support from instructors. Students work in a fully operative dental clinic where they treat patients. The program regularly invites members of the surrounding community to visit the clinic for cleanings and other procedures offered for a nominal fee. For more information, please call JoAnn Galliano at (510) 723-6900.


5/19/06

Chabot College Nursing Students Awarded Scholarships

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College nursing program in Hayward is pleased to report that three of its students have been awarded scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements in the field of nursing.
Julie Haslam, a first-year student in Chabot’s two-year nursing program is the recipient of a scholarship by the Directors of the Associate Degree Nursing Programs in Community Colleges in Northern California. Haslam, a resident of Castro Valley, was recognized for the hard work and motivation she displayed in her first year of nursing studies.
In addition, two other first-year Chabot College nursing students, Christina Prola and Rebecca White, have been selected to receive the 2006 Lori Montoya Scholarship. Lori Montoya was an outstanding Chabot nursing student who went on to become an outstanding nurse and sadly met an untimely death from cancer in 2004. Her parents and friends established an annual scholarship to recognize two students who exemplify Lori’s academic excellence, good clinical skills, and passion for nursing.
Christina Prola hails from a family of nurses, with a grandmother who served as a Navy nurse in WWII, and a mother who was also a Navy nurse. Christina, a San Jose resident, is dedicated to helping others to improve their heath and looks forward to a career in labor and delivery or neonatal intensive care nursing, with plans to ultimately become a nurse practitioner.
Rebecca White was always interested in a health profession and also loves to help people. Upon visiting a friend who was in an accident and assigned to the intensive care unit for an extended period, Rebecca observed the difference a nurse could make and decided it was the profession for her. The Castro Valley resident plans on working in neonatal intensive care or hospice.

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5/12/06

Chabot College Foundation Presents “A Blooming Affaire: Tour of Tables and Explosion of Design” on June 2 and 3
Exquisite Table-Setting Designs and Floral Demonstrations Highlight Unique Spring Event

(Hayward, CA) - Unique table-setting designs by both professional designers and community members, floral demonstrations by a world-renowned designer, and a special tribute to community leaders Dr. Harry and Isobel Dvorsky will highlight “A Blooming Affaire: Tour of Tables and Explosion of Design,” to be held on Friday, June 2and Saturday, June 3. The event will take place in the beautiful Hayward City Hall Rotunda, elegantly decorated with a Tuscan theme.
Presented by the Chabot College Foundation, the event kicks off on Friday evening, June 2 at 6 p.m. with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, light jazz, and a tour of 18 unique and beautiful table designs which will be judged. During the evening a silent auction will take place offering such hard-to-resist items as a yacht excursion, vacation home stays in Lake Tahoe and Stinson Beach, tickets to the upcoming fall Moscow Ballet performance, and an abundant selection of designer baskets. The hosts will also serve “Diamond Martinis” which will result in a winner of a real diamond.
The evening will be highlighted by a tribute to longtime San Leandro residents Dr. Harry and Isobel Dvorsky and their distinguished service to the community. Dr. Dvorsky chairs the Eden Medical Center District Board, and Isobel is a long-time member of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board of Trustees and has been active in the community college system at the statewide level as well.
The event will continue the next day, Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m., with refreshing mimosas, the announcement of the table design awards, and an elegant “High Tea” luncheon for guests who will be serenaded by a classical harpist. After lunch, internationally renowned floral designer Ron Morgan, who wrote “In the Company of Flowers,” will present live floral demonstrations, dazzling guests by transforming ordinary materials into exquisite, artfully arranged masterpieces. In addition, award-winning Katharina Stuart, known as the “Iron Chef” of Bay Area floral designers, will show how she can make beautiful arrangements against the clock. During the afternoon there will be more demonstrations and design exhibits, from the latest in fabrics to amazing faux art designs, and awards will be announced for the winning table designs.
Among the themed tables will be two especially designed by students of the Chabot College Interior Design program. One, entitled “Dripping in Diamonds” creates the ambience of old Hollywood glamour-with a modern twist. The second student table harkens to the Mediterranean with “Portofino Paradiso” in a burst of colors such as turquoise, cinnamon and mustard. Guests can follow their nose to the “Victorian Garden” table prepared by Tammy Metzler and Sandra Davini of Transitions in Hayward. True to its name, the table is brimming with antique English floral designs and fragrant, fresh cut flowers. Meanwhile, Nathan Lane, a top designer for the Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch, will also present a specially designed tabletop that offers a modern twist on a Tuscan dinner party, mixing countryside florals with bold art objects. Lane is also the owner of Nathan and Company home furnishings and gifts in Oakland.
“I am so honored to chair this event,” says Tammy Papazian, event chairperson. “It celebrates both the talents of internationally recognized designers and the emerging talent of the future from Chabot College design students.”
Tickets to the two-day event are $50; the cocktail reception alone is $25. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Nursing and Interior Design programs at Chabot College. For more information about “A Blooming Affaire,” or to purchase tickets, please call (510) 723-6854.


5/1/06

Chabot College Quest Student Publishes First Book
Author Celebrates First Publishing Success in Tandem with Her 80th Birthday

(Hayward, CA) - This April marks the 80th birthday of author Li Keng Wong, who coincidentally also rolled out her first book on Peachtree Press this month, a children’s book about the early twentieth century Chinese immigration experience entitled Good Fortune, My Journey to Gold Mountain.
Ms. Wong, an East Bay resident who served as an elementary school teacher for 35 years prior to her retirement, launched her writing journey twenty-one years ago when she joined other retirees in the class Writing for Fun and Profit, taught by instructor Nancy O’Connell through the Chabot College Quest Program.
“I immediately felt comfortable with Nancy’s supportive and easygoing teaching style, and the Quest class provided me with a great support system in which to write my story,” notes Ms. Wong.
The Quest program targets mature learners ages 55+ and offers free classes in writing, languages, dance, computers, fitness and other areas in satellite locations throughout the East Bay. Ms. Wong is at the forefront of a current trend in which professionals older than 55 comprise the fastest growing segment of the workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics reports that by 2012, these workers will represent 19 percent of the labor force.
Although she was enrolled in the class for years, it wasn’t until 1999 when Ms. Wong seriously set to the task of beginning the autobiography that ultimately became Good Fortune. The book, written for students ages 8 to 12, offers a dramatic glimpse into Li Keng’s life as a seven-year-old in 1933, when she immigrated halfway across the world from a small village in southern China to the San Francisco Bay Area. Her family’s detention and interrogation at the Angel Island Immigration Station profiles this difficult experience as seen through the eyes of a young child.


4/24/06

Chabot College English Department Hosts, “Coming Attractions for fall 2006”
There’s More than the Traditional “English 101” in Today’s Course Offerings

(Hayward, CA) - College campus quads are typically host to a smattering of activity ranging from financial aid fairs to international food booths. At Chabot College in Hayward, the latest vendor to join these ranks is the English Department, in an effort to lure new students to a wide range of classes that meet basic undergraduate requirements.
On Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, faculty from the English Department will promote their classes at information booths located outside Building 800 and in the lobby of Building 2300 with “Coming Attractions from the English Department for fall 2006.”
“It’s a way to build some excitement for the upcoming fall semester and let students know that this is not a linear department. We have a very talented faculty with interests in many areas, and they have carefully folded their knowledge into the curriculum to create some amazing course opportunities,” says English instructor Ceinwen Carney.
For example, “Literature of the Holocaust”, taught by Benjamin Hollander, historically and culturally contextualizes the literature and examines the implications of writing which attempts to represent the Nazi genocide against the Jews. In addition, students apply lessons learned from the Holocaust to more recent genocides in Bosnia and Darfur.
Meanwhile, “Storytelling in Modern American Novels and Films”, a new course taught by T.J. Puckett, will focus on how storytelling works in both fiction and film and how the two genres have influenced each other. Novels will include The Awakening, Invisible Man, and Requiem for a Dream. Films include The Virgin Suicides, Crash, and Requiem for a Dream.
U.S. Women's Lit, taught by Stephanie Zappa, includes readings from women authors in appreciation of the diversity of women's voices in poetry, fiction, drama and memoir. Students will explore some of their own backgrounds through an oral history project. In Mexican-American/Latino Lit, taught by Angie Magallon, the focus is on Mexican-American/Latino issues as expressed in poetry and fiction. Students will have the opportunity to perform in one of the various dramas covered in class.

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4/21/06

Chabot College Students Delve Into The Da Vinci Code As Part Of Innovative Program Funded By The Carnegie Foundation
Springboard to Transfer Students Unravel the Mysteries Within the Best-Selling Novel

(Hayward, CA) - It’s not a typical spring semester at Chabot College in Hayward for students enrolled in the Springboard to Transfer program. Participating students -- many of whom have faced significant obstacles toward pursuit of a college education and arrived at Chabot without college-level skills in English -- are immersed in Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel “The Da Vinci Code”.
Students are reading and critically dissecting The Da Vinci Code in their linked English and Humanities classes. An observer sitting in on one of the English classes would see students debating the historical and scholarly evidence about the novel’s claims about Mary Magdalene. That might be followed up by a lecture introducing students to archaeological finds from goddess-worshipping cultures in pre-history.
The program, funded by a three-year grant from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation at eleven select California community colleges (including Chabot), is focused on improving pre-collegiate education in state community colleges. Chabot College is part of a growing national movement toward learning communities in higher education, heralded as a promising strategy to promote student success and satisfaction in college. Learning communities give students the chance to deepen and diversify their education, connect with others who share their interests, and actively participate in the educational process.
Participating students enroll in a three-semester learning community that starts at the pre-college level of English and goes through the second semester of freshman composition. Instead of taking a random assortment of classes, Springboard to Transfer students take one English class and one general education class each semester, and these classes are linked together by a shared book. The same core group of students stays together throughout the program, and the same English teacher stays with them all three semesters.
Among the students participating in this groundbreaking program is Jamecia Harris, a single mother of two with a chronic illness. Despite her health challenges, Jamecia comes to class with her brain on and ready to engage.
“Jamecia asks great questions,” says English instructor Dr. Katie Hern, who was instrumental in obtaining the grant for the program and writing the curriculum. “She’s always a strong contributor to class discussions, and has become very skilled at dissecting complex readings.”
One of the things Jamecia appreciates most about the program is the strong sense of community that develops among the students: "It is a joy to go to class," she says. "They are all so friendly and caring. If you missed a class and ran into one of your classmates, they would be concerned about why you didn't make it to class."
Chris Yost, another student in the program, is basking in his newfound confidence in writing and expressing himself in words. “In high school I felt so constricted to always base my paper on the point of view of my teacher or the author of whatever book I was writing my essay on. Now I have the opportunity to finally write what I think,” he says. Student Joshua Saide had a home schooling background that didn’t include a lot of critical thinking. He applied the self-direction and motivation he gained from his education background to the Springboard to Transfer program to gain his own critical voice in his work. For more information, please call Dr. Katie Hern at (510) 723-7424.


4/13/06

Chabot College Theater Arts Department Presents New Student Plays With Emerging Work
Fresh New Student Works Debut in April

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward continues its spring drama program with a selection of productions written by theater arts department students. The efforts of the Playwriting class will culminate with Emerging Works, a week of performances featuring student actors, directors and designers. Three new works each night will be staged at the Chabot College Little Theater on May 8, 9, 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and all shows will be featured at a May 13 performance at 7:00 p.m.
Emerging Work is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Theater Arts Department at Chabot College. It features brand new student original plays including:

The Expediencies of War, by Frank Chavez
A fascinating look at the history of John C. Fremont and his controversial life.

Hidden Agenda, by Cherise Beyelia
A wild comedy of mistaken identity, wild and wondrous sexuality, and a friendship that gets tested again and again.

A Gift Before Dying, by Josh Kelton
An exploration of the complexities of the “truth” being revealed to a dying father.

Blockhead, by Marvin Capistrano
A tender exploration of the creative process and the relationship struggles it can engender.

Written in Water, by Kevin Ligutom
A father and son have a long-delayed meeting of the hearts.

For the Love of Rock, by Parker Sannebeck and Sam Chaires
A comedy based on an “air rock” band, sure to bring the house down.

Tickets are $5 at the door for general seating. For more information, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.
Emerging Work is dedicated to the development of new plays at Chabot. Now in its tenth year, Emerging Work features short plays written and directed by theater students. Many of these new works go on to become larger and more extensive productions.
Under the direction of award-winning playwright Rachel LePell, the Chabot College Theater program joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious theater programs in the country, where the development of new plays, emerging voices in the American Theater is a top priority.


4/13/06

Chabot College Children’s Theater Presents ‘Treasure Island’ On Saturday, May 20

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of adventure “Treasure Island” to the stage on Saturday, May 20 in two performances, at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. The story is adapted by Dov Hassan, directed by Linda Amayo, and will be performed by theater students at the Chabot College Little Theater on campus.
Stevenson’s most famous novel was published in 1883 and originated as an imaginary map that Stevenson and his stepson conjured up while on holiday. This special children’s production brings to life familiar characters such as Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. For more information, please call (510) 723-6829.

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4/11/06

Chabot College Third Annual Jazz Band Benefit Concert Slated For April 24 At Yoshi’s in Oakland

(Hayward, CA) - The third annual benefit concert for the Chabot College Jazz Band is scheduled to take place at Yoshi’s Restaurant and World Class Jazz House in Oakland on Monday, April 24, 2006. Proceeds from the event will support music scholarships and projects for music students at the college.
The benefit will feature two performances, at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling (510) 723-6831. Tickets may also be purchased at Yoshi’s on the day of event.
The Chabot College Day and Evening Jazz Bands will both perform at the shows. The Day Jazz Band was one of six ensembles selected to compete against other universities and junior colleges at the Next Generation Festival, an adjunct of the Monterey Jazz Festival. The winner of the event will be invited to perform at the prestigious Monterey event in September.
Yoshi’s Restaurant and World Class Jazz House is located in Jack London Square, at 510 Embarcadero West in Oakland. For more information about the concerts, please contact Jon Palacio at (510) 723-6831.


3/31/06

Chabot Wind Symphony Performs Bach and Gershwin on Wednesday, April 26

(Hayward, CA) - The highly acclaimed Chabot Wind Symphony will perform in concert at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center.
The first half of this special event will feature the works of Bach with Fugue a la Gugue, Fantasia in G, and J.S. Dances. The major work on the program will be George Gershwin’s masterwork Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Dr. Victoria Lington on piano. Dr. Lington is on the faculty of California State University San Jose, and is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Dr. Lington has participated in many state, national, and international music competitions, and is the recipient of numerous awards.
Rhapsody in Blue is considered one of a handful of musical works that created new worlds in music, along with Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, and Wagner’s Ring.* Gershwin’s blend of jazz and classical music in Rhapsody in Blue reportedly inspired Brian Wilson on his recent CD, Smile.**
Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $7 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. For information, please call Timothy Harris at (510) 723-6833.

*www.classical.net
**www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_in_Blue


3/20/06

Chabot College Theater Arts Department Presents “The Merchant of Venice”
Directed by Award-Winning Bay Area Theater Artist Joel Mullennix

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward launches its spring drama program with a local production of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” on April 13 at 8:00 p.m. The play will be presented at the Chabot College Little Theater with subsequent performances on April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 p.m. and on April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
The play is directed by award-winning Bay Area theater artist Joel Mullennix of San Francisco’s Word for Word Performing Arts Company, and was designed by Chabot College faculty member Dov Hassan, along with Rene Walker, and Dave Robertson. The cast includes East Bay actors Dorian Lockett as Shylock, Kevin Ligutom as Antonio, and Andrew McReynolds.
“The Merchant of Venice” is a timeless story set in 16th century Venice, woven with themes of money and status, revenge, justice and mercy, prejudice and tolerance, loyalty, and love. Shakespeare’s colorful characters Antonio, Bassanio, Portia, Shylock, and Jessica present the tale of a merchant who must default on a large loan from an abused moneylender, on behalf of a friend with romantic ambitions.
Tickets are $10 at the door and may be purchased in advance by calling the box office at (510) 723-6830. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. For more information, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.


3/17/06

Art Exhibition Opening at Chabot College Art Gallery

Who: Opening of “Gifts of Expression" an Art exhibition at Chabot College Art Gallery featuring student artwork of more than 100 paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, and drawings. Also includes live music and refreshments.

What: “Gifts of Expression,” is an exhibit of more than 100 paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, and drawings by talented Chabot College students. The show was curated by students in the Museum Studies class, which provides students with practical, hands-on instruction in the basic skills of museum and gallery workers, using the new gallery as an on-site learning tool.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2006 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Following the opening reception, the free exhibit will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4 through May 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and the public is invited.

Where: Chabot College Art Gallery, Room 1002, Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward

Contact Information:
For more information, please call museum studies instructor and museum director, Diane Zuliani at 510-723-6838.

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3/16/06

Chabot College Hosts Free Lecture on ‘Afghanistan Today’ on Thursday, March 23

(Hayward, CA) - The Social Science Forum of Chabot College will host a discussion entitled “Afghanistan Today: A Perspective on the Current Situation in Afghanistan” on Thursday, March 23. Central to the discussion is Ms. Zakia Arsala, who served as a candidate (from the province of Nangrahar) to the Afghan Parliament in the recent elections.
Ms. Arsala will discuss how this besieged nation struggles to emerge from the effects of civil war, the Taliban regime, and a ten-year war with the former Soviet Union that began in 1979.
This free event is open to the public and is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Rooms 107 A and B in the Chabot Library.


3/10/06

Chabot College Foundation Presents World Premiere of ‘Forbidden Voices’
Recently Discovered Songs by Jewish Composers Banned by Nazis

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Foundation and Temple Sinai of Oakland are pleased to present the world premiere of ‘Forbidden Voices’, a concert that showcases rarely performed songs written by Jewish composers whose works were banned by the Nazis. This monumental event is slated for Sunday, April 23, 2006, between Passover and Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 3:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center.
From classical to cabaret, this musical event performed by internationally renowned soprano Judith Sheridan and pianist Craig Combs will be intertwined with spoken historical notes about the composers and their plight in an emotional presentation the audience may not forget.
“We are honored to bring this special program to the San Francisco Bay Area in its world premiere performance. Participants will gain an insightful overview of the powerful spirit of the Jewish artistic community during this dark period,” notes Marshall Mitzman, the event chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chabot College Foundation.
Tickets are $15, $35 and $50 and may be purchased at cityboxoffice.com or by calling 415.392.4400. The event is a benefit for the Chabot College Foundation and donors who give $250 or more will receive complimentary tickets and the opportunity to meet the performers at a back stage event following the program.
In April 1933, shortly after coming to power, the Nazi government began to remove all non-Aryans from the civil service. In effect, all Jewish employees were to be removed from public life. Although it appeared relatively simple to remove practicing Jewish musicians from German orchestras and opera houses, it was harder to remove their influence. So what happened to those composers banned under Nazi policies? Some immigrated to other countries, where they were able to continue writing and achieved recognition for their work. Others were no longer able to pursue their composing careers and were silenced in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Much of their music has been forgotten.
“In order to rewrite musical history, we must bring the songs of composers banned by the Nazis to a wider audience, so that the voices of these remarkable forbidden composers may once again be heard,” soprano Judith Sheridan says of the project.
Woven throughout the program will be spoken information on the historical background to the banning of music in the Third Reich. The exhibitions of “Entartete Kunst” will also be discussed. In 1937, Nazi’s purged German museums of works the Party considered to be degenerate.
From the thousands of works removed, 650 were selected for a special exhibit, “Entartete Kunst”, which drew three million visitors to 12 cities in Germany. Many of the artists included in the exhibit are now considered masters of twentieth century art, including Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee.
The Kulturbund, or Jewish Culture Association, is another topic of discussion during this special event. In early 1933 Jews were evicted from German artistic ensembles, opera companies, orchestras, and theater companies. These artists formed their own organization, the Jewish Culture Association, which had Nazi sanction. For eight years, the Kulturbund put on plays, operas, orchestra concerts, chamber concerts, lectures, and eventually published a newspaper, providing a cultural communication vehicle for other Jews.
The musical life of Theresienstadt is another topic that will be discussed. In 1941, the small garrison town of Terezin, Czechoslovakia was transformed into the Theresienstadt camp, where some of Europe’s most gifted artists, musicians, composers, and writers sustained an active cultural community. Among them was Gideon Klien, one of the Jewish composers whose work will be profiled in Forbidden Voices.
The Berlin Cabaret is another topic that will be explored during the performance. Cabaret became one of the first victims of Nazi terror. Some writers and performers were arrested and taken to concentration camps; some committed suicide; and others left Germany for America or other parts of Europe.
The program will fall into four categories with music illustrating Post-Romantic compositions which provide the link between late high-romanticism and modernism; expressionist compositions which explore progressive and radical means of expression; the works of the composers living in the Theresienstadt concentration camp; and songs of the Berlin Cabaret, and will feature music by Franz Schreker, Viktor Ullmann, Berthold Goldschmidt, Erwin Schulhoff, Pavel Haas and Frederich Hollaender.


3/8/06

Chabot College Presents Jazz Concert Featuring Sax Wizard Ernie Watts on March 17

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Music Department presents an evening with two-time Grammy winner Ernie Watts on Friday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the College’s Performing Arts Center. Watts is considered one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players on the music scene and is backed by a diverse career that has spanned more than thirty years. He has been featured on more than 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting an unforgettable trademark sound. Watts' eclectic mix of career activities includes Jazz at the Kennedy Center for Billy Taylor, as well as touring with Gene Harris and appearing on his last recording. In 2004 he took part in a musical reunion with old friend Lee Ritenour.
The event also features the Chabot College Day and Evening Jazz Band, under Director Jon Palacio, Jr. The Chabot College Day Band has been invited to play at the Next Generation Festival hosted by the Monterey Jazz Festival, April 21-23 in Monterey. This second annual event honors young musicians and features performances by world-class musicians and rising stars, clinics and competitions.
Tickets are still available and are $20 for general admission and $15 for Chabot students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (510) 723-6831.


2/3/06

Chabot College Presents Under the Rim
Author Presentation and Book Signing by Damon A. Burris on February 7

(Hayward, CA) - The Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union at Chabot College are pleased to host a presentation and book signing by Damon A. Burris, the highly acclaimed Bay Area author of Under the Rim, on Tuesday, February 7. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the college’s Little Theater.
According to Amazon.com, Under the Rim is a coming-of-age story about independent and competitive young women. Alternately funny and insightful, sad and circumspect, it teaches about love, teamwork, and self-sufficiency. The team's conversations about what women want in a man will make you laugh, while the reports on the plight of women around the world will make you weep. Insightful and intelligent, this story about young women who must balance their femininity with their fierce competitiveness will ultimately make you think.
Under the Rim exposes the pitfalls that can trap young women athletes in particular and young women in general who find themselves on their own, often for the first time.
The event is free to students and the public. For more information, please contact Terrance Thompson at (510) 723-7458.

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1/24/06

Chabot College Theater Arts Production Garners National Recognition
Student Production of “It Falls...” Selected as Regional Finalist in 2006 Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward is pleased to announce that the Theater Arts Department’s production of Rachel LePell’s It Falls… has been named a regional finalist in the prestigious Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KCACTF ).
The American College Theater Festival national competition is sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills and receive national recognition for excellence. More than 16 million theatergoers have attended approximately 10,000 festival productions nationwide.
The competition includes colleges and universities from all over Region 8, the largest in the nation, encompassing California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Hawaii. It Falls… was judged last fall by two adjudicators from the Executive Board of Region 8 and was selected from approximately 300 shows that were entered.
The entire cast of It Falls… will travel to the University of Southern Utah in Cedar City for a special performance of the show on Thursday, February 16, 2006, at the Heritage Theater. There, the play will compete for a guest showcase in Washington D.C. in April.
The public can see It Falls… locally before it departs, at a send-off performance slated for Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater at Chabot College. Tickets are $20, cash only, and are available at the door on the night of the performance.
It Falls... was written by playwright Rachel LePell, chair of the Chabot College Theater Arts Department, who co-directed it with award-winning director Margo Hall, a founding member of the ensemble Campo Santo.
“We’re honored to get this far in the competition; we have top-notch theater artists here at Chabot and we’re eager to share our talent, our energy, and our vision. We plan to show them how it’s done!” said LePell.
The play, which was in development for two years, premiered in October 2005 at the Chabot Little Theater. It Falls… is a daring new piece of theater tackling the taboo subjects of love and sex between students and teachers, and Ebonics and the political nature of the evolution of English. With its use of a classic “chorus” and its timeless themes of language and love, in some ways, it resembles the classical theater of Greece with its invocation of dialogue, and yet, it looks and sounds like a piece of the contemporary American landscape.
The Chabot College Theater Arts Department is unique in the Bay Area in its development of new plays, encouraging emerging voices in the American Theater. It has produced dozens of new plays, some with large-scale productions, and some in workshop formats, but is always dedicated to the development of new work. The development of new plays as educational tools is often stressed in theater classes across the curriculum.


1/17/06

Chabot College Hosts Third Annual Financial Aid Festival On Saturday, February 25 for Students and Parents
Series of Individual Workshops on Financial Aid Also Scheduled

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College will help to demystify the financial aid process for interested students and parents during a Financial Aid Festival featuring “Cash for College” workshops slated for Saturday, February 25, 2006. This informative event is co-sponsored by the East Bay California Cash for College Coalition and the Willie McGee Foundation, serving children and youth in the Greater Bay Area. The Financial Aid Festival will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, Building 1300 on the Chabot College campus at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.
Staff and volunteers from the Chabot College Financial Aid Office, other student services offices and funding agencies will be on hand to answer questions and assist families in completing the 2006-2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, the base application for all federal and state financial aid). Multi-lingual assistance will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, with written materials in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian or Armenian. Services will also be available for the hearing impaired.
The event will also feature refreshments, door prizes, and two $1,000 scholarships for one lucky high school senior and one current college student. Students must fill out the FAFSA form to qualify for an entry to the scholarship drawing and be enrolled at a college in Fall 2006.
The goal is to ensure that students meet the March 2, 2006 Cal Grant deadline, and to make certain that each student is considered for the maximum amount of free federal and state grant money for college. Students and parents are advised to create a dedicated email account just for college and financial aid; memorize your social security number; sign up for a PIN number so you can complete and sign your FAFSA on the web at www.pin.ed.gov and get your 2005 federal income taxes completed early, before February. To locate a FREE Tax Preparation Center in your neighborhood, call 1 (800) 358-8832 or visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org
Financial aid can assist students to pay for college, and may be available for part-time or full-time enrollment. Scholarships, grants, work-study and student loans help cover school expenses such as tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

To complete the FAFSA form, students should bring the following information:

-2005 W-2 and Federal Income Tax forms (IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as well as your parents' (or spouse's if married)
-2005 untaxed income (such as social security, unemployment, or welfare benefits) received by you and/or your parents (or spouse if married)
-Your Driver's License or state ID
-Your Social Security card
-Your parents' Social Security numbers and dates of birth, if dependent
-Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

The Chabot College Financial Aid Office can help students and their families better understand the complicated world of financial aid, and provide them with hands-on assistance to complete financial aid applications for the upcoming 2006-2007 academic year. The office will also host a series of financial aid workshops to assist students and their families in learning more about financial aid, and completing their applications NOW for the upcoming Fall 2006 semester.

The one-hour workshops are scheduled to be held at Chabot College for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, January 31 12:00 p.m. -Room 2340 6:00 p.m. -Room 316
Wednesday, February 1 2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340  
Tuesday, February 7 12:00 p.m. -Room 2340 6:00 p.m. -Room 316
Wednesday, February 8 2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340  
Tuesday, February 14 12:00 p.m. -Room 2340 6:00 p.m. -Room 316
Wednesday, February 15 2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340  
Tuesday, February 21 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340   
Wednesday, February 22 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340   
Tuesday, February 28 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340   
Wednesday, March 1 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. -Room 2340   

For additional information and to pre-register please contact Vicky Tran in the Chabot College Financial Aid Office at (510) 723-7110 or visit www.chabotcollege.edu/finaid


1/17/06

Chabot College Hosts Summer Session in Kingston-Upon-Thames
Intensive Four-Week Program that Includes Residence With a British Family Explores History, Culture and Politics of UK

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College presents a Summer Session in Kingston-Upon-Thames slated for May 31 through June 30, 2006. The program is open to students seeking to earn six units of transferable credit through academic courses provided through the trip, as well as to the general community seeking the adventure of an intensive and well planned travel experience.
Led by Chabot College faculty member and author Don Skiles, the trip features exploration and study of London, Canterbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Avebury. Participants will attend plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford-on-Avon and visit other Shakespeare sites, see the original Magna Carta in Salisbury, and explore the great Norman Canterbury Cathedral and the nearby Roman wall.
"The student’s opportunity to reside with a British family in the greater London area from the day of arrival is invaluable in terms of really getting to know the British culture," notes Skiles, who participated in the study tours of 1992, 1998, and 2004.
An informational meeting about the summer session in England is scheduled on Thursday, February 9 at 12:00 p.m. in Building 600. A travel representative that is packaging the trip will be available to answer questions for those interested in participating.
For more information and a complete itinerary, please contact Don Skiles at (510) 723-6811 or by email at dskiles@chabotcollege.edu

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