Community Connections
April 2013                                                                                           Volume 4, Issue 4
Another busy month ahead at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges
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Cindy Miles     
Time and time again, I'm amazed by the incredible talent and skills demonstrated by the students, faculty and staff at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. We have a wide array of gifted actors, musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, artists, chefs and orators at our campuses.
 I hope you will take the opportunity to experience some of the wonderful performances and events offered at the two colleges. They're just one of the many ways that Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges enrich our East County community and make it an even better place to live and work.
Thanks to everyone who has shown their support for our college district, and we look forward to seeing you on our campuses!
Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District


A full range of classes offered this summer at Grossmont and Cuyamaca
Summer will be sizzling at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges!

The colleges will be offering three times as many courses this summer compared to last year, thanks to voters who passed a statewide tax measure last fall that increased education funding.


The summer classes offer a great way for students to enroll in prerequisite classes that can fill up quickly during the school year. Some of the classes both colleges are offering include history, biology, chemisty, sociology, math, music and psychology.


Registration begins April 29, and the first round of classes begin June 10. Class schedules are available on the Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College websites.

Coyote Music Festival rocks Cuyamaca 
The Coyote Music Festival, featuring nine bands playing an eclectic mix of music on two stages, will be rocking Cuyamaca College on Saturday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m.

 Coyote Music Festival

Admission and parking are free.

In addition to the bands performing on the grand lawn, food and craft vendors and street performers will keep the audience entertained. A farmer's market set up at Cuyamaca College campus each Saturday will also be extending its hours for the festival.

The music festival is a project of Cuyamaca College's music industry class, which teaches students what's involved in putting on a large-scale production, from auditioning performers to marketing and setting up the event.  


A full listing of the bands is available on the festival website.



Literary Arts Festival at Grossmont


T he 17th annual Literary Arts Festival, sponsored by Grossmont College's Creative Writing Program and English Department, will be held April 29 through May 2. All festival events are free and open to the public. 


Each year, a diverse range of established and respected authors help showcase a celebration of literature, readings, and the creative writing process. Festival events include readings and performances, lectures, and book signings.


This year's guests include renowned Chaldean poet Dunya Mikhail and literary luminary Tobias Wolff, considered one of the most important living U.S. short fiction writers of our time.


The schedule lists all festival events. 

"An Ordinary Day" at Grossmont College

"A n Ordinary Day," a play by Italian Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, will be performed May 9 through May 18 at Grossmont College. The tragi-comedy is a story aboutordinary day zealous consumerism, the stress of relationships, the notion of betrayal, the madess of solitude, and the exhiliration of the contributing to other's lives.


The play, directed by Martin Katz, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. on May 11 and May 18.


Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for military and seniors, and $10 for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (619) 644-7267, or visit the Theatre Arts website 

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