Community Connections
October 2012                                                                                           Volume 3, Issue 2
October events at Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District

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Dear  ,
Cindy Miles

This is a time of great uncertainty at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Our Governing Board has approved the District's budget, but we won't know until the November election whether we'll be able to hold steady or face severe budget cuts. Proposition V, the district's bond measure will help us better prepare for the future. 


One thing that remains certain is our commitment to providing the best education and training possible for our students. We're also proud to be such an essential part of the East County community, offering an array of cultural, educational and athletic events at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.


I invite you to come to our campuses and enjoy some of our activities. It's a great opportunity to see some very talented performers at a reasonable price. Hope to see you there!


Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District


Choral and band concerts at Cuyamaca College
 Music lovers will delight in the two concerts being held this month at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts choir

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Cuyamaca College Choir, directed by Merryl Nelson, will perform a program of choral music. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Cuyamaca College Concert Band, directed by Warren Torns, will perform.
Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Free parking is available in student lots.

For more information, click here.

Hear about the stories, poems and people of East County at Grossmont College reading event

Editor Mindy Solis, an alumna of the Grossmont College Creative Writing program, will present a first-of-its-kind journal dedicated to the stories, poems and people of East County. The first installment, The Far East: Everything Just As It Is, anthologizes works by writers across the generations, ranging from poet Steve Kowitt, a Pushcart Prize winner, to Enrique Cervantes, 2012 recipient of the Grossmont College James Rodey Young Creative Writers scholarship. 


The Lester Bangs Memorial Reading event, part of Grossmont College's fall reading series, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Griffin Gate at Grossmont College's student center. Admission is free.


Click here for more information.   

Aggie Open golf tournament to benefit Cuyamaca's Ornamental Horticulture program

Aggie Open    The 16th annual Aggie Open golf tournament will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Bonita Golf Course, 5540 Sweetwater Road, Bonita.


Corporate sponsorships for the tournament, beginning at $175, will benefit the Cuyamaca College Botanical Society scholarship program and the college's Ornamental Horticulture Department.


Player registration is $90 per person before Oct. 15, and $125 after Oct. 15. Click here for more information.


From hip hop to ballroom: Grossmont College dancers perform in "Breaking Boundaries" concert 
Breaking Boundaries
 Come see talented dancers perform a variety of genres -- from jazz and modern to hip hop or ballroom -- at "Breaking Boundaries," an annual student-choreographed dance concert put on by the Grossmont College Dance Department.
Shows are being held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., San Diego. Tickets are $10 presale and $13 at the door.
For more information, call (619) 644-7766 or click here.
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