Press - 10/15/2018

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Undocumented Student Week of Action 👱‍♀️

During the week of October 15-19, 2018, California Community Colleges will engage in a week of activities to support and build awareness about undocumented students throughout the state.

Undocumented Student Week of Action is a student-led campaign to advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that includes a pathway to citizenship, and to also provide support and resources to ALL undocumented students.

An education involves more than classes and grades; it also means having better tools to thrive and succeed in all life’s endeavors, therefore MiraCosta College has collaborated with students to hold a week of action on our campus. This week will include community building, education, advocacy and empowerment.

If you have any questions about this event, contact Student Equity at (760)757-2121 extension 6900 or email

Wellness Week begins Monday, October 15 👨‍⚕️

The Wellness Committee has developed a variety of wellness events for you. Throughout the week of October 15, workshops and activities will be offered that focus on nutrition, mental health, financial wellness, safety, physical fitness, and workplace ergonomics.

Come enjoy superfood snacks and be sure to enter a chance to win some awesome prizes. Don’t miss out on the grand prize drawing—a dedicated MCC parking space for the spring 2019 semester! To enter the drawing, all you have to do is participate in the BINGO challenge—see details attached. BINGO players who turn in a completed BINGO card by October 26 will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

No need to sign up, just drop in and participate in as many events as you like (with supervisor approval). 
Check out the attached calendar of events and summary of event topics.

MiraCostans Invited to Join Walking Team 👟 

The 2018 North County San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk will be happening on Saturday, October 20, at the Oceanside SoCal Sports Complex, starting at 7 a.m. The walk is an effort to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Registering for the team is easy! Join Team MiraCosta by registering online.

Select “Register to Walk”

Select “Join a Team” 

Enter Team Name: “MiraCostans” then “Join”

"This year the walking route will be very close by, so we’re hoping that LOTS of MiraCostans can get out and support the walk," said Superintendent/President Dr. Sunny Cooke.

This American Heart Association event is locally sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center. Supporters who are unable to walk on October 20 may still support the cause by making a tax deductible donation to the team.

A Connection Between Legendary Tenor Placido Domingo and MiraCosta College? 🎭 

Former MiraCosta College music student Andy Konopak is currently performing in the chorus of the Los Angeles Opera production of "Verdi: Don Carlo" featuring Placido Domingo in the role of "Rodrigo."

While in MiraCosta's Music Program, Konopak studied voice with Dr. Arlie Langager and sang in the choirs and Frequency Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He transferred into the competitive music program at CSU Long Beach and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Opera Studies.

Konopak got his start in opera at MiraCosta College. During his first semester as a music major, Dr. Langager took Konopack and several other music students to see San Diego Opera’s production of Moby Dick. This was his first exposure to opera and he fell in love with the art.

Next, Konopak is preparing to sing with San Diego Opera in their Christmas production of the choral opera "All is Calm." He is working as a freelance singer in southern California and works in the music department with Dr. Langager helping with the chamber choir.

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