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Young Readers Thrive in SMC Program.

News, Smc, Kids, Reading

Young Readers Thrive in SMC Program

Posted Apr. 8, 2016, 3:34 pm

The simple act of reading aloud serves as the beginning of an education for some and as a continuation for others. The Reading Mentors program at the Pico Branch Library has been developed to accommodate the full spectrum of learning stages.

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Henry Oster shows students his identification number tattoo he received in Auschwitz

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Holocaust Survivor Dr. Henry Oster speaks at SMC

Posted Apr. 6, 2016, 12:10 pm

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Henry Oster gave a talk titled, “Even in Hell, There is Hope” at Santa Monica College on Tuesday, April 5.

SMC Quad

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SMC Employees to Picket SMC Board of Trustees Meeting Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 4, 2016, 9:23 am

California Schools Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 36 has announced that its members will be picketing prior to the monthly meeting of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in support of a 3% wage increase for the bargaining unit.

Traffic flow at SMC’s airport campus.

News, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Airport Campus Gets Access Ways Improved

Posted Jan. 15, 2016, 1:03 pm

A five-year Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Access Agreement between the City and Santa Monica Community College District (SMC) will allow for greater pedestrian access and maintained vehicular traffic.

Elle Martin’s “Mountain Sunrise” (2014) tissue paper collage (14 x 10 inches).

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Emeritus College Launches New Art Exhibition Series “Inside/Out 1”

Posted Jan. 8, 2016, 7:16 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus Art Gallery will present "Inside/Out 1,” the first in a new series of recurring exhibitions featuring art from inside the Emeritus College community presented alongside art from established outside professionals.

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Winter Constellations & Mysteries Of Comets Featured At SMC

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 8:58 am

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium will present its schedule of Winter 2016 feature shows and special telescope-viewing sessions, which begin on Friday, Jan. 8.

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees will hold a special public meeting on SMC’s proposed Malibu campus and LA County Sheriff’s substation project located at 23555 Civic Center Drive. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Council Chambers of Malibu City Hall.

News, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Board Of Trustees To Hold Special Meeting On Malibu Campus, Sheriff Substation Project

Posted Jan. 6, 2016, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in the Council Chambers of Malibu City Hall located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu, California.

Louise Jaffe, EdD, has been elected chair and Andrew Walzer, PhD vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2016.

News, Santa Monica College, Smc

Louise Jaffe, Andrew Walzer Elected Chair, Vice Chair Of SMC Board Of Trustees

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 8:50 am

Louise Jaffe, EdD, has been elected chair and Andrew Walzer, PhD vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2016.

SMC Technical Theatre student Akua Parker translates artwork on to her face in a stage makeup class.

News, Santa Monica, Smc

Technical Theatre Program Sets The Stage At Santa Monica College

Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 7:10 am

When people think ‘theatre,’ ‘performance’ is the first thing that comes to mind. The technical elements – lighting, sound, sets, scenics, costumes, make-up, and the managing of it all – are also present in the mind’s eye, but often noticed only peripherally.

The popular Santa Monica College Holiday Student Art Sale will be held Dec. 11-13 in the Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Presents Annual Holiday Art Sale This Friday Through Sunday, Dec. 11 - 13

Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 12:23 pm

Santa Monica College's 38th Annual Holiday Student Art Sale, featuring a wide range of works in various media, will be a three-day event again this year.

Santa Monica College (SMC) maintained its hold as California’s No. 1 community college in transfers to the University of California for the 25th straight year. SMC also topped in transfers to USC, Loyola Marymount University, and in combined transfers to the UC and California State University system. Cinthia Magaña (pictured) transferred to UCLA – the most popular UC destination for SMC students – this fall.

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Santa Monica College Does It Again, Ranked No.1 Transfer College To UC System For 25th Year

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:07 am

Santa Monica College maintains its hold as California’s No. 1 community college in transferring students to the prestigious University of California (UC) system, for the 25th consecutive year.

Costumes and sets being prepared for the production of 'M. Courage' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage Dec. 4-13.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College To Stage "M. Courage"

Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 9:58 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “M. Courage” Dec. 4-13 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Santa Monica College’s student newspaper The Corsair won 18 awards including newspaper General Excellence and four first place awards at the 2015 Southern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC). Corsair contributor Amanda Looma won first place in the online photo story category for her riveting audio slideshow of a 21-year-old homeless student.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Student Newspaper 'The Corsair' Wins 15 Awards In SoCal Comp

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:27 am

The Santa Monica College (SMC) student newspaper The Corsair won 15 awards – including newspaper General Excellence and four first place awards – at the 2015 Southern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) held at Fullerton College on Nov. 14.

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees appointed Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, as the new President of Santa Monica College. Jeffery is currently president at Sacramento City College and has over three decades of higher education experience.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Meet Santa Monica College's Newly Appointed President Kathryn Jeffery

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 17 to appoint Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, as the new Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College (SMC).

Austin Beutner, recent publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will speak at the keynote event of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Forum on Monday, Nov 16 at 7 p.m. in The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center (1310 11th St., Santa Monica).

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Austin Beutner, Joanne Heyler Announced As Keynote Speakers At SMC Public Policy Institute Fall Forum

Posted Nov. 12, 2015, 11:12 am

The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute (PPI) will present its Annual Fall Forum Nov 16-Dec 6. The theme for this year’s community forum is “The Ways Public Policy Sustains Creative Arts.”

Dr. Pedro Noguera – Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA and one of the nation’s foremost experts on urban education – interacts with Santa Monica College professors at a workshop organized by the college’s Center for Teaching Excellence. The Center is funded by a federal grant for colleges like SMC that serve a large number of Hispanic/Latino students and works with faculty who teach basic skills, transfer and career technical education courses.

News, Santa Monica College, Smc

Teaching Is Also Learning At SMC Center For Teaching Excellence

Posted Nov. 11, 2015, 9:22 am

Lynn Dickinson respected and loved diversity, but she did not know how to “teach to it.” The Communication Studies professor joined Santa Monica College (SMC) in 2013, fresh from a media industry background that included working as editorial director for Hollywood.com and a stint as a tour publicist for Weird Al Yankovic.

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SMC To Hold Public Forum For Four Finalists In Presidential Search

Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 10:20 am

Santa Monica College (SMC) will host a public forum for the four finalists in the search process for SMC’s next Superintendent/President. SMC employees, students and interested community members are invited to interact with the finalists, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13. Public Forum Thursday/Frida

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Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Scoops Four National Awards

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 12:08 pm

Santa Monica College has announced that its student newspaper – The Corsair – has won four national awards, from two different organizations at the 2015 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held In Austin, Texas, on Oct. 28-Nov 1.

One of the new classes this Winter at SMC Community Ed is Afrovibe, taught by Ashley Chatman.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Register Now Open For Santa Monica College Community Ed Winter Session

Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 8:08 am

Get a jumpstart on New Year’s resolutions by registering now for Winter Session classes, workshops, tours, lectures and more at SMC Community Education.

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Santa Monica College To Host Second Samuel Fuller Film Series

Posted Oct. 29, 2015, 8:21 am

Santa Monica College has announced it will host its second Samuel Fuller Film Series Nov. 13-15. The series will be co-hosted and discussions moderated by SMC Political Science professor Alan Buckley and SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin.

A free Family Picnic Tailgate will be held at Santa Monica College on Saturday, Oct. 31.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Tag Your Calendar! SMC To Host Family Picnic Tailgate On Halloween For Homecoming

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 7:24 am

Tag your calendar! Santa Monica College will host a Family Picnic Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 31. The free community event leading up to the SMC Corsairs 2015 Homecoming Game offers activities for all ages and features a DJ, carnival games with Halloween-themed prizes, balloon artists, free glitter and henna ‘tattoos,’ face painting, and more! Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating at the booths of a vibrant selection of SMC student clubs.

Abstract works by 14 Southern California artists will be on exhibit at SMC's Pete

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art, Smc

SMC To Host Reception For 'Southern California Abstraction Now'

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:54 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "Southern California Abstraction Now," a visually rich and thought-provoking group exhibition of works by 14 artists selected by curators/artists Sheldon Figoten and Jack Chipman.

From left: Sophie Jones Kellett and Eilina Verger de Dios in “The Great God Pan” at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage Oct 16-25.

Life And Arts, Theater, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC To Stage 'The Great God Pan' Oct. 16-25

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:44 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “The Great God Pan” Oct. 16-25 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Herbert Ross.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Tribute To Director/Producer/Dancer Herbert Ross At Santa Monica College Saturday, Oct. 10

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:23 am

Santa Monica College will host a tribute to renowned director, producer, and dancer Herbert Ross at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10. The tribute includes a free screening of the classic film “The Turning Point.”

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Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Presents Symphony, Jazz, Winds Concerts in October

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica College Music Department presents three fall concerts in October in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

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