Santa Rosa Junior College
April 29, 2013
BearFacts TOC
Burger Survey
Join the Conversation!
MA Ceremony
Food Pantry
Transfer Center
ASP Benefits Poll
Faculty & Staff Art
Interested in Diversity?
Club News
Upcoming Events for Week of April 29, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Priority Web Registration for Continuing Students begins for Summer 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Petaluma Film Fest
2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.
Mystic Theatre, Petaluma

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Day Under the Oaks
SRJC Open House
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Santa Rosa Campus
Community Conversations

Santa Rosa Junior College invites students, alumni, residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations, government leaders and all community members to attend a Community Conversations event to share their vision for the college's future.


The intent of the Community Conversation is to offer an opportunity for stakeholders to speak about future possibilities for the college and a chance to hear from new voices. As a Santa Rosa Junior College student, your voice as a stakeholder is exceptionally important! Students are encouraged to attend any of the Community Conversations listed below and share their ideas, hopes and vision for the future of SRJC as part of the Strategic Planning process currently underway at the college.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013SP Logo

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

Bertolini Student Center

1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa


Thursday, May 9, 2013

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Elsie Allen High School

599 Bellevue Avenue

Santa Rosa


Thursday, May 16, 2013

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SRJC Public Safety Training Center

5743 Skylane Boulevard



Please arrive 30 minutes in advance to check-in and enjoy some refreshments. Parking is free. Please RSVP to attend a Community Conversation by calling (707) 521-6950.


Stakeholders who are unable to attend one of these Community Conversations are encouraged to respond to a survey intended for community stakeholders about their vision for SRJC: 


English version of the student survey:


Spanish version of the student survey:


More information about SRJC's Strategic Planning process may be found at
Santa Rosa Medical Assistant Students will Receive  
their Certificates in a Special Ceremony on May 21, 2013

The Santa Rosa Junior College Health Sciences Department will be graduating almost 50 Medical Assistants who will be receiving their Administrative, Clinical, or Coding certificates this spring.  The ceremony will be held in Bertolini Student Center on May 21, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m.. Speakers will include:

Nancy Thomas, RN, PHN, MSN, Program Coordinator
Amanda Arquello, Clinical Medical Student Graduate
Dr. Ezbon Jen, Dean, Health Sciences

There will also be a musical component celebrating the accomplishments and aspirations of the graduates. Gloria Strasburg, Adjunct Faculty, Health Sciences will sing "Reach", and "Change the World" accompanied by: Mike Perkins (guitar and vocal)  Betty Perkins (guitar and vocal) and Nancy Talley (drum and vocal).
Food Pantry   

Transfer Center Upcoming Events

Transfer 101:  Last two sessions for the Spring 2013 semester!   

Wednesday, May 8th      3 - 4:30 p.m. 

Learn about requirements for transfer from a community college to a university.

Sign up in the Counseling Office or call 527-4874.


Transferring Students: If you Go, Let us Know

The Transfer Center would like to recognize students who have been accepted to a four-year university for Fall 2013. Please stop by the Transfer Center or email and let us know your major and the school you will be attending. 



SRJC Scholarship Programs 

Apply for scholarships to help you in 2013-14! For more information about scholarships and their deadlines, drop by the Scholarship Office in Plover Hall, Santa Rosa Campus or

visit our web site.  

You may also call (707) 527-4740 (Santa Rosa)

or (707) 778-2461 (Petaluma).

Petaluma Cinema Series

Films are shown Wednesdays in the Carole L. Auditorium on the Petaluma Campus.
Box Office Opens: 5:30-7:15 pm
Pre-Film Lecture: 6 pm
Post-Screening Discussion until 10 pm
ASP Members are FREE.
For more information go to

May 1.....................Dancer in the Dark

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Directed by Leslie McCauley

Legally Blonde 

Choreography by Lara Branen  
Music Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson


"OMIGOD, you guys!" When bubbly and stylish sorority president Elle Woods suddenly decides to apply to law school in order to win back her former boyfriend, Harvard Law and the legal system will never be the same. Based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, this wacky, heartwarming musical comedy is bursting with memorable characters who will charm your socks off and high-energy musical numbers that will have you tapping your toes... manicured or not!


Recommended for age 12 and up.

LEGALLY BLONDE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI):

Burbank Auditorium
May 2, 3, 4, at 8:00 PM   

May 4 at 2:00 PM
and May 5 at 3:00 PM *
* This performance coincides with SRJC's open house, Day under the Oaks.

For tickets call (707) 527-4343
or purchase at our Online Box Office.




Santa Rosa, Calif. - Santa Rosa Junior College's Doyle Library will be celebrating 50 years of art created by SRJC faculty and staff with a reception on April 26 from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. The permanent collection, entitled "The Doyle Collection," will be on display on the 3rd and 4th floors of Doyle Library. Admission to the reception is free and open to the public.


Over the past few years, the library has assembled 80 pieces to include in its permanent collection. The collection represents 52 artists who have worked at SRJC from the 1950s to the present. The reception will showcase the various talents of those who teach, create and have contributed to SRJC in various ways.


The works include paintings, sketches, photography, and sculptures that range in size from 12 feet by 8 feet (Lisa Beerntsen's "Headgames" in the stairwell) to a 6 inch by 8 inch sketch by Jim Rosen.


The collection is meant to engage students and to beautify the building, which was designed with an abundance of natural light and large expanses of wall space. The works are spread over 1.5 acres of floor space to provide a visually rich setting in which students can study and socialize.  


To view the collection, just Google: "Art in Doyle Library".


Santa Rosa Junior College's Doyle Library is located on the Santa Rosa campus at 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. A $4 parking fee is required to park on campus. For more information please contact curator Scott Lipanovich at

Cultural Responsiveness
Enhancing Awareness & Respect for Diversity in Professional & Academic Settings
Thursday, May 2nd, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Bertolini Student Activities Center
Santa Rosa Campus
Keynote speaker, Ebony Williams, PsyD, is an energetic and highly sought after trainer with clinical experience that spans multiple populations and cultures. With a background in clinical psychology, she trains on the cultural competency necessary when providing mental health services. Dr. Williams will speak on the importance of cultural awareness and responsiveness, the impact of stereotypes in mental health agencies and academic settings, and respect for all people.
The forum will also include a diverse panel of students to speak on their experiences in society and school.
Join us for this important discussion, a buffet dinner, and professional networking!

Please register by Friday, April 26th by filling out this form (there is no charge for this event).
Mythbusters-Challenging & Exploring Stereotypes

The May PEERS Coalition meeting is a presentation and discussion of the impact of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in an academic setting. The meeting will consist of a distinguished speaker and a diverse panel of students talking about their experiences in society and school.
Thursday, May 9th, 5-7 p.m.
Plover Hall Room 558

Santa Rosa Campus
Dinner provided!

SRJC Student Club News

The ASL Club would like to invite students & faculty to our weekly ASL Social Event, every Tuesday, 5 - 7 p.m., at Panera Bread, near SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 150 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa.

Bear Facts: Polar Bears

  • To the Inuit, the polar bear is Nanuk, an animal worthy of great respect and the ever-wandering one.
  • The Russian term for polar bear is beliy medved, the white bear.
  • In Norway and Denmark, the polar bear is isbjorn, the ice bear.
  • In eastern Greenland, the polar bear is known as Tornassuk, the master of helping spirits.
  • Sami (or Lapp) people refuse to speak the polar bear's real name for fear of offending him. Instead they call him God's dog or old man in the fur cloak.
  • Nineteenth-century whalers referred to the polar bear as the farmer because of his slow, pigeon-toed gait.
  • The Ket, a Siberian tribe, revere all bears. They call them gyp, grandfather, or qoi, stepfather.

Polar Bear

BearFacts is a publication of the SRJC Student Affairs Office
The purpose of the BearFacts Bulletin is to provide students with information
about SRJC events, activities, engagement opportunities and important deadlines.

All submissions can be emailed to the Student Graphic Artist/BearFacts Editor Submissions may be edited for length & clarity.