Feature Stories


Parliamentary Debaters Win GOLD!

Contributed by: Kristina Whalen, Ph.D.
Chair, Speech Communication Dept. Director of Forensics

Karen Saginor

CCSF Rams return from the State Championships in Woodland Hills, CA heavy with medals. The Parliamentary Debate team of Mike Epley and Evan Haynes were Gold Medal winners in Parliamentary Debate. Mike Epley also scored a Silver medal is Lincoln-Douglas style Parliamentary Debate. Also medaling:
Jordan Brown and Jesse Smith  Bronze (Parliamentary Team Debate)
Kurt Wagner Bronze (Lincoln-Douglas Parliamentary Debate)
Jeff Tram Bronze (Impromptu Speaking)

Library Program Graduates to Receive Professional Designation upon Graduation

Contributed by: Chris Kox, Chair, Library Tech

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed an agreement with the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) that will allow its graduates, who meet the established criteria from their Library Information Technology Program, to receive the LSSC designation.

ALA-APA and CCSF believe that the graduates’ degrees or certificates coupled with the LSSC will benefit graduates, the library in which they work, and library users. Lorelle Swader, Director of ALA-APA, said,
“CCSF’s graduates in the Library Science Program will be recognized for their acquired skills and knowledge with this national certification, which is quickly becoming a standard for the profession. The LSSC will show employers of these graduates that they have made a commitment to furthering their own continuing professional development and future.”

Contact:  Ian Lashbrook (ianlashbrook@ala.org)


Wok on the Wildside Fundraiser

Contributed by: Tannis C. Reinhertz, Department Chair
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Department

Please join the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Department for our annual Wok on the Wildside fundraiser, April 18th at the new Chinatown / North Beach Campus. Students and faculty will guide guests on a head-spinning tasting tour of Chinese and Italian treats in our beautiful, light-filled new facility. This year’s fundraiser also includes live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting scholarships and student programs. Auction lots will include a whole hog cooking class for 10, a getaway to Bodega Bay, loads of wine and winery visits, restaurant certificates galore & more.

Wok on the Wild Side
Tickets $75
For more information: www.ccsf.edu/cahs/wok; 415 239-3152
Tickets also available from Brown Paper tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/332836
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
City College of San Francisco-Culinary Annex
Chinatown/North Beach Campus 628 Washington at Kearny St, San Francisco

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Southeast Center Celebration

Contributed by: Katie Gelardi (photos and article)

Event Sponsored by the Southeast Associated Student Council
Held on: Tuesday February 26, 2013; In: Alex Pitcher Community Room

Bayview community members and students gathered to celebrate Black History Month hosted by Rashon Sturdivant, Vice President of the Associated Student Council. Torrance Bynum, Interim Dean gave an inspiring speech “Education is power”. Buffet lunch was served following poetry readings, dance performances and a powerful rendition of "Amazing Grace" by Ernest Taylor.

Southeast is truly a community center. The collaboration of community outreach sponsoring inspiring programs, enrichment and cultural events, expanding awareness of educational opportunities resulting in continuous increase in enrollment.

Performers included:

Ashly Ballard, Poetry Reading
Nyasha Vincent, Prais Dance
Pearl Brigham, Poetry Reading
Ernest Taylor, Solo “Amazing Grace”
Fely Tchaco accompanied by her uncle
Elise Mims and Antonio Mims Poetry Reading
Iesha Osias, Poetry Reading

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Educated Palate featured on Channel 7

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Office 365 Update

· Over 200 of your colleagues have switched to the new email system.  Why don’t you?

· Some of the benefits of Office365 email include;

Greatly increased mailbox size (up to 100 times more space then GroupWise)

           Easy integrations with mobile devices

           Improved reliability

· Starting  March 11 we will be selecting about 300 per week for conversion to Office365 mail.  Keep an eye on your email to see if you are one of the lucky ones.

· An orientation to Office365 workshop is held each Tuesday from 10am until 11:30am and on Wednesday from 2pm until 3:30 pm.  Both Workshops are held in Batmale Hall room 108 (Note: Change of location)

· On the weekend of April 26, 2013, all remaining employees will be switched. All mail will only be delivered to your Office 365 account.



APALU is Accepting Applications

Contributed by: Jen Giang Icasiano, Instructor, Asian American Studies

APALU flyer


CCSF to Hold Career Fair in April

Contributed by: Josephine M. Ubungen, Career Counselor
Career Development, Continuing Student Counseling Dept.

The Career Development Center will be hosting the annual Career Information Fair on Wednesday, April 24, from 9:00 am- 12:00 noon, in Smith Hall, student cafeteria at the Ocean Campus.

We will host corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that will provide CCSF students with career information and advice for obaining employment, volunteer, or internships in diverse fields.  This is a great way for our CCSF students tocollect career and occupational information relative to choice of majors and careers.  Most representatives prefer resumes for actual job and internship ooportunities.

The Career Development Center offers workshops on job search techniques.  Students can also pick up free resumes and interviewing handbooks in MUB 39, Ocean camus or download these resources from our website; www.ccsf.edu/CareerCenters.  For help with resume writing and career fair preparation, students can come by or call the Career Center for career counseling services, (415) 239-3117.



Writing Success Project Exceed Goals

Contributed by: Daryan Chan, Writing Success Project Director/Coordinator
Learning Assistance Department

In March, the Writing Success Project submitted its Annual Performance Report for continued funding through the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services grant. The program exceeded its goals in several areas, including number of students served, persistence, academic standing, and completion of certificates and degrees. In total, the program served over 300 students and maintained an 86% persistence rate, assisted 97% of students served in keeping academic good standing, and helped 31% of students obtain an associate degree or certificate. Serving underrepresented first-generation college, low-income, and disabled students, these data are above the average of the general CCSF population.  The program has been a part of the CCSF community for over 25 years.