Press - 03/19/2018

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Classified Professional Development Days 👩‍💼

Classified Professional Development Days 2018 is here! Join us for 2½ days of professional growth and development during spring break, March 19–21. 

The fun kicks off with the annual Classified Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Administrative Council, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Oceanside Student Center Dining Room.

And then the workshops begin!! All workshops will be held on the Oceanside Campus this year. The Classified Professional Development Committee is proud to offer workshops such as:

Library Resources

Negotiations Demystified

Pathways 101

Classified Trivia

Career Incentive 

Plus many more. To see a complete listing of all the workshops, please visit the Classified Professional Development Calendar.

Please register through the Classified Professional Development portal page and click on Internal Workshop Registration.

All attendees will receive certificates of participation, as well as a few other surprises. We look forward to seeing you!

Robert Marcial appointed to ICBOC 👨‍🎓

Congratulations to Robert Marcial, the newest member appointed to the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC).

Replacing the seat previously held by Juana Reyes, who graduated in spring 2017, Robert will represent the student population and ensure the bond money is spent according to the comprehensive master plan.

“I chose to apply because I want to be the voice for my colleagues and be a part of making MiraCosta College the greatest resource it can be for my colleagues and I, along with future Spartans," explains Marcial.

MiraCosta Students Take the Stage 🎭

Once again, MiraCosta College Theatre students participated in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, together with professors Eric Bishop, Tracy Williams, Andrew Layton, and associate faculty member Gerilyn Brault. 

The festival was held this year at Mesa Community College in Phoenix. Historically, MiraCosta College students have often done well competing against peers from undergraduate and graduate programs from throughout the Western region, including Utah, Arizona, California, Montana, and Hawai’i.

MiraCosta students continued the tradition of doing remarkably well, with four making it into the acting semi-finals, which includes the top forty out of the 350 nominated entrants. Three of the four made it into the top sixteen finals. These 16 students performed their pieces for the festival attendees, and one student won the annual award for diction.

MiraCosta students also competed in assorted technical theatre competitions, including set design and stage management, with one student competing as a finalist in the latter category. Congratulations to the four finalists: Sawyer Henderson, Colton Apodaca, Alex Tanner, and Alexa Emmeneger. 

Theatre faculty member Eric Bishop noted that “on the first day of the festival, students Emily Neifert, who was a semifinalist in the acting competition, and Sawyer Henderson led off the Evening of Invitational Scenes with a performance in front of the entire festival that truly set the bar high for the other eight invited scenes. They combined talent, skill, and ease in the Almost Maine scene, They Fell. The students were a huge hit and it was a great way to start the festival on a positive note.” 

Bishop is also the vice chair for the region and helped organize the festival ad, facilitate some of its events and, given his role, also participated in the Southeastern regional festival the preceding week.

Announcing the 3rd Annual MiraCosta Student Film Festival! 🎬

The deadline to submit films for consideration is Friday, April 13, at 11:59 p.m. Please encourage students to apply!

Accepted films will be screened on Friday, April 20, in the Little Theatre (OC3601) at 6:00 p.m.

Eligibility: Any enrolled full-time or part-time MiraCosta College student may submit a film. The film must have been created while actively enrolled and not submitted to a prior MiraCosta Film Festival.

Catagories include: narrative, documentary, music videos, MiraCosta College promo commercials, and experimental films may be entered.

Guidelines: Films should be no more than 10 minutes in length. Complete submissions must include an Online Application, including a link to the film. Online Application Form is required for each film entry. See the 2018 Film Festival Information Sheet for complete details.

Padres MiraCosta College Appreciation Day ⚾️

Tickets are still available for the upcoming MiraCosta College Appreciation Day at the Padres event. All faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, foundation board members, retirees, administrators, and friends and family are invited. To purchase tickets and for full details, visit the Classified Senate portal page. Questions? Contact Lori Schneider at 760.795.6637.

W​hat: SD Padres vs. SF Giants at PETCO PARK

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time: 1:10 p.m.

Cost: $105 includes game ticket and all-you-can-eat food and beverage menu (Ages 2+; no discounts are available.)

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