November 30, 2007

Around Campus

Writing and Reading Center Events (ATC 309)
  • Author/screenwriter Javed Mohammed will read from his latest novel "Walk to Freedom" and share experiences on writing, publishing and movie making.
        When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Poet/activist Eddy Zheng will talk about "Other: An API Prisoner's Anthology," featuring work by Asian and Pacific Islander prisoners in the United States.
        When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30-6 p.m.
Classified Employee of the Month Celebration

Join us to Celebrate these employees of the month:

  • Ken DiMare - October
  • Michelle Nga Doan - November
  • Rob Mieso - December

Our theme is Winter Olympic Sports. Enjoy special treats, winter games and prizes, and entertainment by the De Anza cheerleaders and Eloise Alvarez.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Administration Building Lobby

Peter and the Wolf, A Musical Tale by Serge Prokofiev

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Choral Hall A-11
Cost: $5 Students/Seniors, $8 General

See this classic musical story performed by the De Anza Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Lauren Tayerle.

Fashion Show and Luncheon

Featuring garments from Guatemala Exclusives, this event will benefit the A.D.E.L.A. Scholarship Fund and the 2008 Latino Student Recognition Ceremony.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B
Cost:   $20 per person, due by Dec. 6.

Call ext. 8365 for more information.

De Anza College Holiday Reception

Please join us for an informal, drop-in celebration!

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B

Burden & Bonus

A new exhibit showcases historic preservation and demolition at De Anza College.

When: Now through April 2008
Where: California History Center

Project Gratitude

Johnny McCartt, Veterans Program Coordinator in the Admissions and Records Office, is requesting donations on behalf of a Marine company serving in Iraq. Donations of non-perishable foods are welcome, but they are short on thermals (gloves, underwear, caps, etc.). The deadline for donations is Tuesday, Dec. 4, for Christmas delivery. Contact McCartt at or ext. 8230.


Take the 10,000 Step Challenge!

During winter quarter, you're invited to participate in the "Every Step Counts: De Anza's 10,000 Step Challenge" to increase your daily physical activity. Find out why 10,000 steps are so important and receive a free pedometer and online support by taking a short survey (links to Survey Monkey). Contact Mary Jo Lomax for more information.

Call for Participation

On January 31, more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country will be participating in an event called "Focus the Nation" to raise awareness and stimulate action around climate change. Here at De Anza a group has formed to plan our activities, and we're looking for members to join the committee. We're also looking for faculty willing to devote a piece of their winter curriculum to climate change. Interested faculty can open their class to the campus community for the day they present their climate change curriculum, they can open their class to visitors from a high school, or they can plan special curriculum just for their own class. In addition, we're looking for faculty willing to have students engage in service learning as a part of their winter classes on climate change. For more information, please contact Cynthia Kaufman at or ext.8887.

Electronic Billboards

Our two signs are located near the Flint Center on Stevens Creek 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

Congratulations to De Anza student Mike Bailey for being named Special Olympian of the Year at the 13th Annual San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Bailey, 26, has competed in the Special Olympics since the age of 7.

Congratulations to:

  • The Women's Volleyball team, co-champions of the North Division of the Coast Conference; Coach Dawnis Guevara, Coast Conference Coach of the Year; and players Ali Hanshaw, Margaret McCloskey and Alisa Vinokur, named to the All Coast Conference Team. Hanshaw was also named to the All NorCal Team.
  • The Men's Soccer team, co-champions of the South Division of the Coast Conference; and players Luis Nieves, Adan Penuelas, Humberto Pineda and Chad Thompson, named to the All Coast Conference Team.
  • The Women's Soccer team, winners of the North Division of the Coast Conference (10 wins, 0 losses); and Coach Cheryl Owiesny, Coast Conference Coach of the Year for the North Division.
  • Football players Lateef Duncan, Arvelle Thompson, Tyler Miller and Chantz Staden, named to the All Coast Conference Team. Staden was also named Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Cross Country runner Cynthia Chaidez, named to All State Team.

Caron Blinick, Karl Von Ahnen, Margarita Hawthorn and Paula Ahrens were recognized by the City Council of Cupertino for outstanding contributions to the renovation of the Planetarium.

"Managing Physical Stress with Therapeutic Massage," published in August 2006 by Jeff Forman, instructor and coordinator of the Massage Therapy Program, was favorably reviewed in the winter 2007 edition of Massage Therapy Journal.

Welcome New Faculty and Staff: Ellen Miller, Professional & Workforce Development program developer.

Congratulations to the following for earning Professional Achievement Awards: Michael Brandt, Randy Bryant, Wilfredo Castano, Lena Chang, Alicia Cortez, Michele DuBarry, Gary Fisher, Kathy Flores, Suzanne Helfman, Natasha Joplin, Christopher Kwak, Colleen Lee-Wheat, Ann Lee-Yen, Byron Lilly, Patricia O'Neill, Marilyn Patton, Kimberly Pearce, William Pritchard, Karl Schaffer, Mark Sherby, Donna Stasio, Deborah Stern, Margaret Stevens, Laurel Torres, Pete Vernazza, Kenneth Weisner, Marion Winters and Cheryl Woodward.

Congratulations to: Lois Jenkins, Professional Growth Award; Leslye Noone, Professional Growth Award; Angelita Pabros, Retention Incentive; Stephanie Pham, Longevity Award; Alicia Sustaita-Parsons, Professional Growth Award.

November Employee of the Month

Michelle Nga Doan

Michelle Nga Doan, November 2007

Doan said managing the chemistry lab requires her to wear many hats, but the variety of tasks is exciting and challenging. "There's never a dull moment," she said.



December Employee of the Month

Rob Mieso

Rob Mieso, December 2007

"Rob has done a phenomenal job of rebuilding relationships with our partner high schools and developing new relationships with high schools in the east Side Union High School District."


The next Campus Memo is scheduled for early January. Please send items for the next issue by Dec. 15 to Marketing/Communications Program Coordinator Lois Jenkins. Send any comments and questions regarding Campus Memo to Marisa Spatafore or ext. 8672.

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