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photo collage, Spring 2014 cover

The 2014 Spring Schedule Catalog front cover was designed by Ryan Legaspi and Ryan Ormsby, Emerge Studio, a practicum experience in the CCSF Visual Media Design Department.


CCSF Performance Piece in the Diego Rivera Theater

Pat Wynne, Labor Studies

Director, Pat Wynne, is proud to present the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus, that will perform its Great Migration-MoTown and Michael Moore performance piece on December 19 at 7:00pm, in the Diego Rivera Theater at CCSF. 

The chorus is joined by wonderful actor and singers, such as: Charles Alston, Johnella Brooks, and Vukani Mawetho, Marilyn Reynolds, and Alex and Harriet Bagwell.

This is a wonderful piece of African American history mixed with MoTown music, spirituals, and folk genre. It will include personal stories about the Migration, as well as a selection from Michael Moore's memoir that pulls it all together.

We start at 6:30pm with a pot-luck dinner. Food and performance are free to the public. 

We invite everyone to come and enjoy this wonderful moment.

City College of San Francisco Cinema Department

& Concert and Lecture Series Presents...

Stephanie Lyons, Music Department

Experimental Film, a retrospective screening of films by Nathaniel Dorsky


Nathaniel Dorsky has resided in San Francisco since 1971, but he began making films in 1963. He has said of film, “There are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.”

Mr. Dorsky has been recognized and has been the recipient of many awards for his films. He is the author of the 2003 book, Devotional Cinema, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University. His films are available from Canyon Cinema.

Please refer to the flyer for more details!



New Exhibition at the City College Art Gallery

Nancy Eliot, Art Department

Alternative Process: Curated by Claire Brees

Exhibition Dates: November 12-December 11, 2013

Exhibiting Artists: Sohyung Choi, David D’Andrade, Amy Wilson Faville, Liz Hickok, Alex Jackson, Laura Plageman, Frances Valesco, and Jon Wessel

Exhibition Location: City College Art Gallery, City College of San Francisco, Visual Arts Building, v119, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco

Gallery Hours:

Monday 10:30am-1:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday 12:45pm-3:45pm; 4:00pm-7pm;

Wednesday 11:30am-3:00pm; 5:30pm-7:30pm


Phone: (415) 239-3156


Free and wheelchair accessible

Press only: More info, jpegs, or access to the artists, please contact Gallery Director, Nancy Mizuno Elliott at

 Curator’s Statement:

Alternative Process brings together a diverse group of artists whose work addresses personal histories, reconfigured landscapes, as well as a range of socio-political and cultural issues. Their work is linked through the use or inclusion of various photographic processes, generally in concert with other media and methods.

Drop for Non-Payment and Payment Plans Coming in Spring Semester


Now that you’ve had time to settle into the Fall semester, it’s time to talk about Spring 2014.
We want to bring your attention to a change regarding fees for the Spring semester. City College of San Francisco will be enforcing the procedure of dropping students for non-payment of fees. Enrollment fees and applicable nonresident tuition fees are due and payable at the time of registration. We will have a drop schedule available prior to registration to help students plan.
In order to help our students pay their fees, we will have a low cost payment plan available through Nelnet. Students will be able to participate in the payment plan so as not to be dropped from classes.
We are hoping that early notification will provide students the opportunity to plan for a smooth, successful Spring semester.

Real Estate Scholarships Available

Carol Jensen,
Director, California Community College Real Estate Education Center


For more information, contact, Carol Jensen at (415) 267-6550 or visit


This is an in-school presentation arranged with the cooperation of the internationally known period-instrument orchestra, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

This presentation will feature a wind ensemble including two clarinets, two horns,and bassoon, performing "Harmoniemusik"— secular music of the Classical period that won popularity first in Europe and later in colonial America. The audience will have the opportunity to learn how this type of music won favor internationally in a pre-electronic era.

Performers will share their personal histories and experiences learning to maintain and perform on historic wind instruments. They will encourage young musicians and scholars, and provide insight into what it’s like to make a living in the music business.

Both events are free