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March 13, 2023
Quick Notes for the Week of March 13
Village Space Activities This Week
De Anza's new Village Spaces will see plenty of activity this week. Everyone is welcome to attend these events:
- World Languages Mixer – Language and Communication Village Space – Stop by Room L 47 on Tuesday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. to celebrate National World Language week with snacks, songs and fun activities hosted by the World Languages faculty of the Intercultural and International Studies Division.
- Business Model Canvas Competition – hosted by the Business and Finance Village in the Physical Sciences and Technology Village Space – Students can map out a business plan, gain feedback and network on Wednesday, March 15, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room S 55. Entrants should sign up by the end of today, March 13, at http://tinyurl.com/BMCCompRSVP.
- A Taste of Humanities – Social Sciences and Humanities Village Space – Visit Room L 73 on Thursday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to learn about cutting edge Humanities research and the Humanities Mellon Scholars program.
- Third Annual Sandra Diaz Nursing Professions Career Panel – Health and Life Sciences Village Space – Come to Room SEM 2 on Thursday, March 16, from 6-7:15 p.m. to hear a panel of registered nurses share their academic and career experiences.
Community Healing Altar
Members of the campus community are invited to bring items for a collective healing altar – located inside the Library across from the main circulation desk – on Tuesday, March 14, from 12:30-2 p.m. The altar will be dedicated to those lost to mass shootings or other violence this year, including Tyre Nichols and those killed in Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay and Oakland.
Anyone may bring photos, news clippings, flowers or other items signifying victims of violence that you don't mind sharing in a public display. Organizers say they hope to unify around healing the trauma inflicted on Black, Latinx and Asian communities in America. The project is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA), Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Network (BFSA), De Anza Latinx Association (DALA) and the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education.
New Date: Author Event with Tommy Orange
Pulitzer finalist Tommy Orange will visit a Puente Learning Community class via Zoom on Wednesday, March 22, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to speak about his award-winning novel, "There There."
Orange is a featured author in this year's Silicon Valley Reads campaign. Everyone at the college is welcome to join this online session, which was rescheduled from an earlier date in February. Learn more at deanza.edu/puente/events.
Measure G Study Session Postponed
The Measure G board of trustees study session that was scheduled for April 11 has been postponed to a future date, which will be announced soon. Questions for possible discussion can still be submitted by email to email@example.com.
La Voz Students Win Journalism Contests
Student members of the La Voz newspaper staff won numerous awards during the Spring National College Media Conference held in San Francisco this past weekend. La Voz staffers won first, second and third-place awards in 10 contests sponsored by the California College Media Association, and another 12 awards in contests sponsored by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. These included first-place awards won by Autumn Alvarez, Trevis Dampier and Jocelyn Phanmaha.
In addition, La Voz Managing Editor Andrea Saldana was elected for a one-year term as the Northern California representative to the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. Three former La Voz students – who are currently attending San José State – also won awards for their work at the San José State student publication.
Mark Your Calendar
Check the Events Calendar for additional details and more events.
- Transfer Counseling: drop-in hours at the Artistic Expression Village Space – Monday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- University Representative Visit: Fresno Pacific University – Monday, March 13, 11 a.m.-noon
- Student Athlete Support Group: Psychological Services group session – Monday, March 13, 1-1:50 p.m.
- Transfer Support Group: Psychological Services group session – Monday, March 13, 2-3 p.m.
- Drop-In Support Group: Psychological Services group session open to all students – Monday, March 13, 4-5 p.m.
- Transfer Counseling: drop-in hours at the Health and Life Sciences Village Space – Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- University Representative Visit: Ohio University – Tuesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- World Languages Mixer: open to campus community at Language and Communications Village Space – Tuesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m.
- Community Healing Altar: collective healing activity for mass shootings and other violence – Tuesday, March 14, 12:30-2 p.m.
- University Representative Visit: Pepperdine University Bachelor of Science in Management – Tuesday, March 14, 1-2 p.m.
- Transfer Workshop: UC Transfer Admission Guarantee – Tuesday, March 14, 1:30-3 p.m.
- LGBTQ+ Support Group: Psychological Services group session – Tuesday, March 14, 2-3 p.m.
- Yoga and Mindfulness Group: Psychological Services activity – Tuesday, March 14, 2-3 p.m.
- Free Tax-Filing Assistance: individual online help – Wednesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- University Representative Visit: San José State University – Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Zentangle Wellness Workshop: Psychological Services activity – Wednesday, March 15, 2-3 p.m.
- Courage, Heart and Legacy: Momentum Series event with Vice President Christina Espinosa-Pieb – Wednesday, March 15, noon-2:30 p.m.
- Transfer Workshop: UC Transfer Admission Planner – Wednesday, March 15, noon-1 p.m.
- University Representative Visit: University of California, Santa Cruz – Wednesday, March 15, noon-3 p.m.
- Diwali Planning: orientation and potluck – Wednesday, March 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Transfer Workshop: UC Transfer Admission Guarantee – Wednesday, March 15, 5-6:30 p.m.
- A Taste of Humanities: open to campus community at Social Sciences and Humanities Village Space – Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- All-Gender Bathroom Advocacy: student event at Pride Center – Thursday, March 16, 4-5 p.m.
- Registered Nurses on the Front Line: Sandra Diaz Career Panel at the Health and Life Sciences Village Space – Thursday, March 16, 6-7:15 p.m.
- Transfer Support Group: Psychological Services group session – Friday, March 17, 2-3 p.m.
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Dates and Deadlines
- Final exam week – March 27-31
- Drop for nonpayment – students with unpaid fee balances of $250 or more will be dropped from classes – Wednesday, March 29
Visit the Academic Calendar page to see more important dates and deadlines by quarter.
- Academic Senate: Monday, March 13, 2:30-4:20 p.m.
- Resource Allocation and Program Planning: Tuesday, March 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
- De Anza Student Government (DASG): Wednesday, March 15, 4 p.m.
- College Council: Thursday, March 16, 10-11 a.m.
New Committee Name
There’s a new name for the shared governance committee that was established by College Council under recommendation from the recent collegewide governance review. Initially known as the Program Allocation Committee, the group has adopted a new name – Resource Allocation and Program Planning – in keeping with its mission to make recommendations concerning programs and resource allocation in relation to the college’s mission, equity plan and institutional core competencies.
The new committee combines functions previously carried out by three planning and budget teams. More information and meeting notes can be found at deanza.edu/gov/rapp. Learn more about college governance at deanza.edu/gov.
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