May 24, 2007

Around Campus

Student Art Show

The exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed-media works, photography, graphic design, sculpture and ceramics created by De Anza students. The DASB, the Euphrat and the Creative Arts Division sponsor the show.

When: May 21-June 14, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, Building A-9
Reception: Tuesday, June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at the reception.

Art on Campus Committee Announces New Installation

A new sculpture titled "Trinom" by Magma Latin, a former De Anza sculpture student, will be installed at the Mary Avenue entrance to campus beginning June 11. The installation will be completed in two weeks.

Relay For Life of Cupertino at De Anza College

Relay For LifeĀ® is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in our community. The event celebrates survivorship and raises money to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

When: Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m.
Where: De Anza College Outdoor Events Area

If you are interested in participating as a team captain or a team member, contact Lois Jenkins in the Marketing/Communications office at ext. 8948 or Visit if you would like to participate or donate to the event.

Mark Your Calendars

* The State of the College Annual Report presentation to the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the Kirsch Center, Room 115.

* The Visual and Performing Arts Center kickoff is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at the building site in Parking Lot A. More information will follow.

Program NewsOutreach

Outreach Coordinator Rob Mieso wishes to thank to all the divisions, departments and programs Outreachthat participated in De Anza's New Student and Parent Nights this spring and made them the most successful ever. At the last two events, more than 1,800 students and parents attended, and more than 700 high school students applied to the college and registered for Counseling 100. Special appreciation goes to Admissions and Records for providing paper applications for on-the-spot sign ups.

Massage Therapy Program Grad Honored by Mountain View Voice

De Anza graduate Bryan Reisinger's Dragon Touch Massage was named the "Best Massage" and the "Best New Business" in the April 27 edition of the Voice of Mountain View's Best of 2007. Reisinger merges traditional and modern therapeutic practice in a winning combination, and according to the Voice "has surfaced as the most popular new business in Mountain View." Call 408.569.9154 to make an appointment.

Comp TechS/Computer Donation Program Receives NSA Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $749,995 to the college district in support of the Comp TechS/Computer Donation project titled "Internships and Underrepresented Student Persistence in Technical Education." Program Coordinator Susan Malmgren also announced that there are plenty of free, refurbished computers available for De Anza students who qualify. Contact Malmgren at ext. 5713 for eligibility rules.

TV/Film Students Continue to Earn Kudos

De Anza graduate Mohammad "Mo" Gorjestani recently graduated from the Vancouver Film School, and his 11-minute short film, "The Shade," has been selected to play at the Tribeca Film Festival. You can view the film on YouTube at

Bobby Shelby has been accepted for the American Pavilion Student Program at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He is the second De Anza Film/TV student to attend. Shelby's film "Rebecca" was curated as part of the Pacific Film Archive's Alternative Requirement 2006: Experimental Works from Bay Area Schools. Information about the program is available at

Current De Anza student Bill Stahl is featured on an Internet blog and video for the film "Shrek the Third." He has been a De Anza student for three quarters and is enrolled Film/TV 50: Introduction to Film/Television Directing. Go to and click on "Production Blog," then on "Filmmakers Production Blog," then on "Bill Stahl" to find him.

Four De Anza Students Place in 2007 Media Arts Competition
  • John Tupper, winner 3D Digital Imagery-Cinematic Still category (Martin McNamara, instructor
  • Piyush Agarwal, merit award 3D Digital Imagery-Cinematic Still category (Will Pacius, instructor)
  • Howard Kim, winner Traditional Animation category (Martin McNamara, instructor)
  • Keenan Manely, merit award Film/Video category (Zaki Lisha, instructor)
Office of Community and Civic Engagement

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception to meet and greet members of the dialogue and deliberation community doing civic engagement work at local, national and international levels.

When: Tuesday, May 29, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art, Building A-9

Faculty are invited to free training focused on engaging campus faculty and departments in community service learning: "Learning Together: How to Design a Community Service Learning Project."

When: Friday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: California History Center

Reserve your spot by Tuesday, June 5, through Mary Kay Englen in Staff Development: or ext. 8349.

A screening of "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes" is being offered by KQED Education Network and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement. The film by Byron Hurt takes an in-depth look at manhood in rap music and hip-hop culture. The event is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, June 14, 3:30 p.m. reception and music; 4:30-6:30 p.m. film screening and panel discussion
Where: Building A-11, Room 11

For more information on these OCCE events, contact Rowena Tomaneng at ext. 8349 or

Program Offers B.S. in Psychology and Social Action at De Anza

The Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP) offers a two-year B.S. degree completion program in conjunction with De Anza for students with an A.A. or its equivalent from an accredited college. In the P3 program (Psychology, Passion and Promise) classes are held at De Anza and students have access to all student services from both schools. Because of the partnership between De Anza and PGSP, students matriculating from De Anza are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship to attend the program. For more information, see and

Offices Move to Mod Quad C

Due to renovation of the Campus Center, the following offices have relocated to Mod Quad C, in Parking Lot C next to the tennis courts:

  • DASB Photo ID
  • Dean of Student Development
  • EOPS
  • Financial Aid
  • Flea Market Office
  • Student Activities/Student Accounts

Sports Report

Student Scholar Athletes Honored

The campus community celebrated the achievements of 36 student scholar athletes from 16 sports at a reception on May 23 in the Administration Lobby. A scholar athlete is a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Congratulations to Kelly Simons for being named Co-Coach of the Year for Men's Tennis in the Coast Conference.

Congratulations also to student athlete Karen Benitez who was named to the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Team for 2007. Benitez is a 2nd year swimmer for De Anza and maintains a 3.42 GPA. More information about the award, see and click on "Women's Swimming."

 Books Needed for Annual Library Book Sale

Here's your chance to do two good things at the same time: clean your shelves and give to a good cause. Bring your book donations to the Reference Desk and receive a form/letter for tax purposes noting the number of paperback and hard cover books you're donating. Fiction, nonfiction and DVDs are welcome during the last week of spring quarter and throughout the summer.

De Anza's Electronic Billboards

Our two new signs are located near the Flint Center on Stevens Creek Boulevard and at the corner of Stelling and Stevens Creek. If you have a message for our external community, please e-mail your request to Lois Jenkins at, who operates the signs and maintains a schedule for posting messages from the Marketing Office. If you have a Marketing work request, please see our online form at

Classified Senate Election

Election for Classified Senate officers and senators is scheduled for May 31. General membership will also be voting on a recommended update to the Bylaws. See Olivia Patlan's e-mail dated May 17 with attached Bylaws. More information on time and location of the election will be forthcoming.

Classified Employee of the Month Celebration

Break out your cool '50s outfits and help us celebrate six of our fellow classified employees for their hard work and contributions to De Anza.

When: Wednesday, June 6, 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Administration Lobby

Retirement and Benefits Workshop for FHDA Faculty and Staff

All district employees and spouses/partners are invited to attend this workshop sponsored by the Faculty Association. There are sessions planned for all administrators, faculty and classified staff that include district benefits and retirement, Social Security and Medicare, STRS, FA and PERS. Call Susanne Elwell at ext. 7544 for more information.

When: Friday, June 8, 12:15-5 p.m.
Where: Foothill College, Appreciation Hall

Caracci Classic Golf Tournament to Benefit Auto Tech Students

Help support the Paul Caracci Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting our Auto Tech students. A $125 donation fee per player includes lunch, green fees, golf cart, tee gifts, $20,000 hole-in-one contests, additional prizes and dinner.

When: Friday, June 8
Where: Sunol Valley Golf Club (Palm Course)

For more information, contact Dave Capitolo at ext. 8312 or Randy Bryant at ext. 8840 or see

Congratulations to: Current Dean of Language Arts John Swensson on his appointment as interim vice president of Instruction.

Part-time Creative Arts Instructor Featured in "Handmade Here"

Linda Hansen Mau of Saratoga has been teaching ceramic sculpture and design at De Anza since 1990 and was featured in the May 5 edition of the San Jose Mercury News. Mau is an award-winning sculptor who works with clay, steel and paper. Her work can be seen at the Artisan Shop at the Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park; the Main Gallery in Redwood City; the gift shops at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. See a gallery of her work at

Part-time Language Arts Instructor Publishes Poetry Book

C.J. Sage's "Odyssea" is a gender-reversed retelling of Homer's epic poem. Sage teaches English, creative writing and literature at De Anza and edits "The National Poetry Review." Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines. Her new book is available at

Welcome New Administrators, Faculty and Staff:

Nicholas Baiamonte, philosophy instructor
Naoko Harada, Director of the Child Development Center
Michele LeBleu-Burns, Dean of Student Development and EOPS
Hua-Fu Liu, Chinese Mandarin language instructor
Antonio Ramirez, philosophy instructor.

Employee of the Month
Kevin Harral, May 2007

"Kevin helped establish a cohesive working group that augments the college outreach activities and, in particular, provides individual service to our lowest income students."
Photo of Kevin Harral
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