Campus Memo for December 7, 2009

IMPORTANT: Campus Closure & Power Shutdown During Holiday Break
During the winter holiday break, campus will be closed from 5 p.m. Dec. 23 through 5 p.m. Jan. 2, 2010, due to the power shutdown scheduled for the entire campus to accommodate work on the underground power lines. Faculty and staff cannot be on campus during this time. All entrances to campus will be blocked except for the Peppertree entrance, which will be open for emergency and construction access only. Before leaving for the winter break, turn off the following equipment to minimize the possibility of damage resulting from the power outage:

  1. Computers
  2. Monitors
  3. Fax machines
  4. Printers
  5. Power strips (unplug if possible)
  6. Refrigerators (clean them out)
  7. Any other electrical devices

In addition: Put phones on "Do Not Disturb" so that your extension will still be able to accept voice mail messages. Remember: There will be no lights, phones, heating, etc. during this time, so please do not come on campus to use offices. The Flea Market will be open as scheduled. Faculty and staff should take care of all copying needs prior to the campus closure on Dec. 23.

Construction Fences to be Relocated
Pedestrian pathways in the S-Quad and near the E Buildings will be altered again beginning the second week in December. Please look for signage that will guide you through and around the fencing when you return for the first day of winter quarter classes, and share this information with your students. For more information see or contact Donna Jones-Dulin, ext. 8209 or

Bookstore Open Weekend of Jan. 2 and 3
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, the Bookstore will close at 3 p.m. to accommodate the campus power shutdown. The Bookstore will reopen on

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, 9 a.m-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please share this information with your students.

Admissions & Records and Cashier Hours
A&R and the Cashier's Office will be open on the following in December:

  • Dec. 14-18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Dec. 21-22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Closed Jan. 2-3, 2010

Both offices will reopen on Jan. 4, 2010.

Child Development Center Has Openings
The center is taking applications for the 2009-10 school year for children between the ages of 18 months to 5 years. Full-time, low-income students may be eligible for low- or no-cost child care. Faculty please share this information with your students. Interested students should contact Linda Koyama, ext. 8891 or

Campus Landscaping Update
The planning and design portion of the Master Landscape Phase 2 plan for De Anza College is under way, with construction and planting to take place later in 2010. Most planting at De Anza took place more than 40 years ago. At that time the concept of sustainable landscaping did not exist as it does today.

Arborist consultants have labeled each of the more than 2,000 trees on campus and determined the health of each one. Two-thirds of the trees are healthy; one-third are diseased or dying. As trees deteriorate and become less structurally sound, they present a safety hazard to students, faculty and staff. For instance, the trees removed from the L and S Quads were in the final stages of their life cycles and were declining in health.

The replacement trees across campus are native and/or drought-tolerant species with limited water needs. The water still required will be provided through a state-of-the-art irrigation system, resulting in far less waste. This is in alignment with the college's commitment to comprehensive environmental sustainability and minimizing the use of resources. Contact Campus Landscape Committee member Larry Bloom at ext. 8978 or for more information.

Puente Students Honored for Leadership
Two Puente students were honored for their leadership and service to the community in October. Jacqueline Escobar received a $1,500 scholarship from the Chicana/Latina Foundation (, and Gloria Pascual received a $1,000 scholarship from the Silicon Valley Latina Scholarship Fund (

Help Promote Campus Events on De Anza's Website
Do you plan or advise department or program events open to students and the general community, whether a poetry reading, film screening, athletic event or a student club activity in the Main Quad? Help us promote these efforts on the De Anza website front page ( and Events Calendar, which is linked from every page that uses the De Anza website template.

Sign up for an Events Calendar account today. It's easy to post information on the searchable De Anza Events Calendar. Learn more at Then e-mail the Web Team at to get started.

Note: DASB and ICC student organization requests should be placed with Dennis Shannakian ( in the Office of College Life.

Faculty Member Publishes Cultural History Book
Nannette Regua, part-time history instructor, co-authored "Mexicans in San Jose," a cultural history of the community's experiences and contributions to the United States. The book includes more than 250 photographs from local archives, personal collections and the California History Center. Visit for more information.

The Employee of the Month Committee Needs Your Help
The Classified Employee of the Month Committee is still seeking new members. Candidates should be flexible, creative team players with energy and enthusiasm for fun celebrations, interested in receiving PGA credit. The committee meets a minimum of once a month to plan for upcoming EOM celebrations and to select EOMs. If you can't serve on the committee, it only takes a few minutes to express how a Classified Professional has made an impact or impression on you with his or her hard work and dedication to the job. Nomination forms are online at Contact Patty Jobs, ext. 8711 or

Congratulations to De Anza Employees
The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since September 2009.

New Hires--Randy Claros, counselor; Edmundo Norte, coordinator of Diversity, Community and Civic Engagement; Jackie Reza, Director of Professional and Organizational Development

Longevity Awards--Eloise Alvarez, College Services; Bradley Creamer, Finance & Educational Resources; Pippa Gibson, Finance & Educational Resources; Melissa Ingalls, Bio/Health; Kevin Metcalf, Finance & Educational Resources; Patricia Weinberg, Counseling

Professional Achievement Awards--Marcy Betlach, ESL; Susan Bruch, nursing; Catie Cadge-Moore, art history; Michael Chang, intercultural studies; Judy Coleman, Counseling; Juanita Cordero, child development; Mayra Cruz, child development; Lenore Desilets, mathematics; Reginald Hamer, mathematics; Richard Hansen, mathematics; Melinda Hughes, counseling; Millia Ison, mathematics; Cynthia Kessler, child development; Ben Kline, history; Arden Kragalott, physical education and coaching; George Krestas, engineering; Vladimir Logvinenko, mathematics; Diane Mathios, mathematics; Scott Osborne, accounting; Eugene Rodriguez, art; Kulwant Singh, physical education; Doris Spanggord, biology; Ameeta Tiwana, anthropology; and Deborah Wagner, medical laboratory technician instructor

Professional Growth Awards--Kimphung Bui, Child Development; Karen Hunter, Financial Aid; Ann Leever, Academic Services; Tram Nguyen, Counseling

Employee of the Month Awards


Barry Johnson  

Barry Johnson, Admissions and Records supervisor, has worked in that office for more than 13 years. Previously, Johnson worked at San Jose City College and graduated from San Jose State University in 1991 with a B.S. in design and illustration. He credits the multiple opportunities for training he received at De Anza, such as the Supervisors Academy, for the job skills he uses every day. Read more...



 Alerie Flandez

Alerie Flandez has been an instructional associate in the Student Success Center programs for the past three years, working primarily at the Writing and Reading Center (WRC). Flandez, who served as an intern for the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) while earning English and psychology degrees at San José State University, began work at De Anza in 2006 as a Readiness teaching assistant. Read more...

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