February 2013

Around Campus

Meet Author Reyna Grande

You/re invited to a book reading and signing with Reyna Grande, author of "The Distance Between Us." Grande is the first in her family to graduate from college and holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing. Read more about Grande at www.reynagrande.com.

When: Monday, Feb. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
The event is sponsored by The Puente Project, IMASS and DASB.

Winter Quarter Exhibit at the California History Center

View the San Jose Peace and Justice Center’s collection of 26 original silkscreened protest posters created at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz during the 1960s and 70s.
When: Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 15-Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m.; Fridays by appointment
Where: California History Center
Contact Tom Izu (izutom@deanza.edu) 408.864.8986.

Massage Therapy Clinics

Sign up for 45-minute massage at a winter clinic.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan. 22-March 21, 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Where: Clinic Office, PE 12L
Call 408.864.5645 to make an appointment and see the Massage Clinic website (www.deanza.edu/pe/massage/clinic.html) for more information and rates.

Free 2012 Tax Filing Assistance for Students!

Let your students know about this free service: Students qualify to file their 2012 Federal and State Income tax return free if they made $51,000 or less last year. This includes total household income for filers who are single or married filing jointly.

When: Feb. 11-April 5, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Upper floor of Campus Center in the lobby across from Dining Services
IMPORTANT: Students must bring these items to the VITA site to have their tax returns prepared:

Proof of identification
Social Security Cards for themselves, their spouse and dependents, and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
Birth dates for themselves, their spouse and dependents on the tax return
Current year’s tax package (if they received one)
Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit
Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number)
To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Other Santa Clara County VITA sites: www.211scc.org/vita.htm

Black History Month Events

Black History Month Honors Japanese Day of Remembrance: Making Connections
Tuesday, Feb. 26 • 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Room B • "Children of the Camp" and "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome" videos and discussion
African Ancestry Issues Summit: Sustaining a Thriving Black Community at De Anza
Thursday, Feb. 28 • 3-6 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B • Keynote speaker Crystallee Crain, sociology and political science adjunct professor at De Anza, College of Alameda and CSU East Bay.
5th Annual African Ancestry Staff Association BHM Scholarship Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 6 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B • Tickets $20 • Contact Michele Le Blue Burns at leblueburnsmichele@deanza.edu or Cynthia Smith at smithcynthia@deanza.edu or Veronica Neal at nealveronica@deanza.edu
These events are funded by DASB and AASA, and sponsored by the MLK and Black History Events Committee; African Ancestry Staff Association (AASA); Equity Office; African American Studies Department; Sankofa; and the Black Student Union.

Helpful Workshops

Health Services and Psychological Services are offering a series of educational (not diagnostic) workshops for students during winter quarter.

Learn About Therapy, Tuesday, Feb. 26
Learn About Anxiety, Tuesday, March 12
Learn About Depression, Tuesday, March 19
All workshops are held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the El Clemente Room in the Campus Center. For more information about Psychological Services at De Anza, visit www.deanza.edu/psychologicalsevices/ or contact Mary Sullivan at sullivanmary@deanza.edu.

1st Thursdays Open Mic Series

Join De Anza students, faculty and staff for The Open Mic Series. If you are a poet, singer, rapper, spoken word artist or someone who wants to join the show, come out for good vibes, good beats and good talent.

When: First Thursday of the month, Feb. 7-June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, VPAC 101
Contact the De Anza Black Student Union at deanzabsu@gmail.com.

11th Annual Day of Remembrance

Hear three generations of Japanese Americans discuss the impact of the World War II internment on their lives and communities, featuring Amy Imai, Susan Hayase, Robert Ehara and Alice Yang.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
Contact Tom Izu at 408.864.8986 or izutom@deanza.edu.

Silicon Valley Reads: Author Reading & Panel Discussion

Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk, will talk about his book and answer questions. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with student veterans and moderated by De Anza College President Brian Murphy.

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Fireside Room, Hinson Campus Center
Co-sponsored by De Anza College and its Veteran Services Program, the De Anza Student Veterans Association, and the Library. For more Information, call 408.864.8672.

In the Euphrat: War & Healing

This exhibition invites viewers to examine their perspectives about war and reaffirm their sense of humanity. A reception for the artists will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. with printmaking demonstrations by Diego Marcial Rios. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Silicon Valley Reads 2013.

When: Monday-Thursday, Feb. 4-March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, VPAC 101
Contact Diana Argabrite at 408.864.5464 or argabritediana@deanza.edu. Group tours by appointment only.

18th Annual Lunar New Year Scholarship Luncheon

Join the Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA) in recognizing APASA scholarship recipients with Asian cuisine, entertainment and prize drawings.

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
Cost: $20 staff/student; $25 at the door (limited number available)
All proceeds from the luncheon benefit the APASA Scholarship Fund for De Anza College students. Payment due by Wednesday, Feb. 20. Contact Duc Nguyen at 408.864.8920 or nguyenduc@deanza.edu for a reservation form.

Work of Art Faculty and Staff to Appear in Exhibition

“Cross Pollination,” an art exhibition at the Art Ark Gallery in San Jose, will feature the work of art faculty and staff from six community colleges in Silicon Valley, including two faculty members from De Anza: Dan Mitchell (music instructor) and Diane Pierce (photography instructor).

When: Opening Art Reception on Friday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Art Ark Gallery, 1035 S. 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
See www.artarkgallery.net/ for more information.

5th Annual March-in-March

This year students from UCs, CSUs and community colleges will march together in Sacramento to demand the rebuilding of the higher education system in California. Faculty and staff are invited to join De Anza students in support of their efforts. DASB will be providing 4 free buses to transport 200 students to Sacramento.

When: Monday, March 4, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Sacramento
Bus pick up/drop off: Parking Lot A
Sign up for a spot on the bus: http://bit.ly/WYN618

International Transfer Fair (Open to all Students)

More than 60 universities will be represented by experts in international student admission, who will be available to assist all De Anza College students.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
See www.deanza.edu/international/ispactivities.html or contact Angelica Strongone at strongoneanelica@deanza.edu.

LEAD Global Issues Conference: Whose World is it Anyway?

This student-planned event will feature workshops, information tables and guest speakers. More than 10 classes will present this year. Keynote speaker is Aviva Chomsky, author of “They Take Our Jobs, and 20 Other Myths about Immigration.” ICCE director Cynthia Kaufman will talk about her new book, “Getting Past Capitalism.”

When: Thursday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
Instructors are welcome to bring their classes for all or part of this free event. Contact Marc Coronado at coronadomarc@deanza.edu.

8th Annual Partners in Learning Conference

This year’s focus is “Building Success Through an Ethic of Care.” The conference provides students, staff, faculty and administrators an opportunity to participate in a day of interactive sessions to explore questions – together. Presenters and attendees will receive PGA/PAA credit.

When: Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
Contact Cynthia Kaufman at 408.864.8739 or kaufmancynthia@deanza.edu and see www.deanza.edu/academic-services/pil for detailed information.

Classified Senate Communication Committee Workshop

De Anza's Classified Senate is sponsoring a workshop on working with disabled students. Debbie Centanni and Kevin Glapion of DSPS will present information and lead a discussion on ways to support these students.

When: Friday, March 22, 9-11 a.m.
Where: MLC 260
Contact Virginia Marquez at marquezvirginia@deanza.edu or Mary Kay Englen at englenmarykay@deanza.edu.

Creative Arts Events in March

These events are free and open to the public:

Photography guest speaker: Beth Yarnelle Edwards will talk about her work “Suburban Dreams,” now on exhibit at the Oakland Museum, Friday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., A-11
De Anza Dancer’s Winter Concert Day 1, Friday, March 15, 8:15-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Dancer’s Winter Concert Day 2, Saturday, March 16, 8:15-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Chamber Orchestra, Friday, March 22, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Symphonic Winds presents "Winter Dances" with special guest Portland State University Wind Symphony, Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., VPAC
De Anza Classical Guitar Concert, Sunday, March 24, 7-10 p.m., A-11
De Anza Jazz Ensemble with the Daddios, Sunday, March 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m., VPAC
Infinite Possibilities -- Student Literary Competition 2012-2013
This year De Anza College is hosting the League for Innovation’s annual student literary competition. The competition enables community college students to compete with their peers across North America and showcases a selection of the best works being created by today’s community college students. For complete details, entry form, contest rules and judges’ bios, visit www.deanza.edu/litcompetition/ or contact English instructor Ken Weisner at weisnerken@deanza.edu, campus coordinator for the competition.

Stressed Out?

Health Services will present its “Stress Town” wellness event on Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Sunken Garden. Watch for more info at www.deanza.edu/healthservices.

Save the Date!

FA’s biannual retirement workshop for district employees is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B. Details so far:

Registration 11:30 a.m.-noon
STRS/PERS noon-12:45 p.m.
Wellness with Karl Knopf 1-1:30 p.m.
Social Security/Medicare 1:30-2:30
Retiree Health Benefits for pre-97 and post-97 hires with Chris Vo 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Retirement Options for Faculty with Anne Paye 3:45-4:30 p.m.
More information to follow.


Two De Anza Women’s Athletic Teams Honored

Congratulations to Coach Danielle Von Matt (Women’s Water Polo) and Coach Rachel Pacheco (Softball) for their teams’ selection as California Scholar-Teams by the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA). The awards recognize the academic achievements of teams for 2011-2012. The teams will be acknowledged at the CCCAA Convention in San Mateo, March 26-26. These are De Anza’s 11th and 12th scholar-teams. The Women’s Water Polo team had a 3.19 GPA, and the Softball team had a 3.15 GPA.

De Anza Announces Signees for Football Recruiting Class

Nine De Anza Football Players have been offered positions or are already playing for universities across America this year:

Justin Arcune, LB, now at Florida Tech
Mark Boreland, LB, offers being considered
Robertson Daniels, DB, UNLV, in August
Nova Hardy, WR, offers being considered
Ahron Jackson, DE, Florida Tech, in June
Joshua McCain, QB, University of Idaho, in June
Kris Merrill, OL, Minot State (Montana), in June
Daniel Musika, OL, now at Pointe University (Georgia)
Trevor Pardula, P/K, now at University of Kansas
Two Former De Anza Football Players Go to 2013 Senior Bowl
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Will Davis (Utah State) and Ty Powell (Harding) played in Mobile, Alabama’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium in the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, according to its website (www.seniorbowl.com/events.asp). The bowl annually features the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects, coached by the entire coaching staffs from two NFL teams.


De Anza Student’s Short Selected for Cinequest

“Rock,” a film produced in the De Anza College Film/TV Department by student Herb Wolff, has been selected for Cinequest Film Festival 2013. The work will compete among 11 films in Cinequest's Student Shorts Competition, scheduled for screenings on Wednesday, March 6, and Friday, March 8, at 9:30 p.m. at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. The Student Shorts Competition includes selections from prestigious film programs such as Columbia University, Stanford University, Sapir College in Israel and Shih Hsin University in Taiwan. De Anza is the only U.S. community college represented in the competition. Wolff’s film is about a young boy who, alone and bored with his indoor life, ventures outside to his favorite swimming hole, only to find it already occupied. A showdown ensues.


ACCJC Response to Follow-Up Report

The college received a letter from ACCJC on Feb. 12, asking for another Follow-Up Report on Oct. 15 on the mission statement question only ("clearly identify[ing] the intended student population"). No additional information was requested or required on SLOs or the planning process. The annual report is coming up next month. Congratulations to all on this achievement, and many thanks for your significant contributions to the report. The letter and evaluaiton report will be posted at www.deanza.edu/accreditation.

English Instructor Honored by Arts Council

Dave Denny, instructor at De Anza and poet laureate of Cupertino, has been granted an Artist Laureate award from the Silicon Valley Arts Council. The awards recognize the region’s finest creative artists. See www.artscouncil.org/page/grants_artist_laureate for more information on the awards.

Environmental Studies Department Publication Featured in Exhibit

“Safe Passages for Coyote Valley – A Wildlife Linkage for the Highway 101 Corridor” will be highlighted in an upcoming exhibit at the Museums of Los Gatos in March.

Nine De Anza Faculty and Classified Professionals Honored

President Brian Murphy named nine colleagues as De Anza’s winners of the League for Innovation John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards for their outstanding contributions in teaching and leadership as well as their individual work. Winners are:

Alicia Cortez and Paula Silva, for their work with Puente project
Jim Haynes, Anu Khanna, Coleen Lee-Wheat, Mary Pape and Toño Ramirez for their work with Student Learning Outcomes, critical for accreditation
Kent McGee for DegreeWorks, an online tool that helps students create education plans
Kevin Metcalf for a searchable captioned video project
The League for Innovation in the Community College established the excellence awards in 2012. The awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate exemplary contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Each award recipient will receive an honorary certificate that will include his or her name and award year. They will also receive specially cast, pewter medallions. For more information see www.league.org/exawards/.

Legal Aid Services Available for Staff

Attorney and business instructor Ron Goularte provides free legal counseling to staff and students through the Office of College Life. Call 408.864.8756 for more information.

Congratulations to De Anza Employees

The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since January 2013.

New Hires: Samera Hadi and Claudia Ruelas, both in Financial Aid; Aye Khine, Erika Owens and Jessica Weiner, all in the Child Development Center

Longevity Awards: Maria Perezalonso, Counseling; Janet Schmidt, Financial Aid

Professional Growth Award: Larry Ching, TRG

Reclassification: Robert Tomalinas, A&R

Employee of the Month Award - February 2013

Julie Ceballos is one of those colleagues you know you can depend on. “Over the seven-plus years I've known and worked with Julie, she has consistently demonstrated her willingness to help anyone across campus who needs her Web expertise,” says her nominator, Lois Jenkins, Marketing/Communications program coordinator. “Learning how to use OmniUpdate for campus websites has been much less difficult with her cheerful coaching and guidance than I nervously anticipated.”

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