October 2013                                                                                          Volume 5, Issue 2
Thousands of success stories at
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Cindy Miles     
 Dear  ,
 I'm very pleased to present to you Success Stories, the 2012-2013 annual report for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. The core mission of our district is student success, and this report highlights our many efforts to achieve this goal.
In this report, you'll read some compelling stories: the Ukrainian immigrant who became Cuyamaca College's valedictorian; the Marine veteran who was motivated to get his degree to honor the memory of his son; the pro football player who first competed at Grossmont College; and the Cuyamaca College alumna who now has her own television show on landscaping.
We're very proud of everything that our students, faculty, staff and alumni have achieved, and we couldn't have done it without the backing of our community. I want to thank you for your steadfast support of the college district.
If you'd like a printed copy of the annual report, please reply to this email and include the address where you would like the report to be sent.
Cindy L. Miles, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District


A season of music at Cuyamaca College
 A variety of performers and musical styles will be showcased during Cuyamaca College's fall concert series. All shows are held at the Performing Arts Theatre, Building B, on the college campus. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., except Winter Wonder Jam, which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for students or seniors.

Oct. 3: Windsor Hills Consort -- music from 18th century France and Germany
Oct. 10: Cuyamaca College Choir -- a celebration of African choral music
Oct. 16: Cuyamaca College Wind Ensemble
Oct. 22: Alison Crum - a lecture-recital featuring Renaissance and Baroque music
Nov. 4: Mike Wofford/Ben Schachter Duo -- contemporary jazz
Nov. 7: Visionary Dance Theatre -- modern dance performance
Nov. 14: Quaymaca Quartet -- string quartets by Beethoven, Grubbs, and Zhurbin
Nov. 19: The Swamp Critters -- Zydeco and Cajun music
Nov. 22: Cuyamaca College Rock, Pop, and Soul Ensemble performing Beck's Odelay
Dec. 4: Cuyamaca College Wind Ensemble & Grossmont College Concert Band
Dec. 5: Cuyamaca College Choir -- Songs of the Season
Dec. 6: Winter Wonder Jam -- original popular music
To reserve tickets, call (619) 660-4627. More information is available at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Department.
George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
to be performed at Grossmont College
 George Bernard Shaw's classic play
Pygmalion will be performed Oct. 3 through Oct. 12 at Grossmont College's Stagehouse Theatre. The play tells about a chance meeting between flower girl Eliza Doolittle and language professor Henry Higgins that changes both of their lives forever.
Shaw, a Novel Prize winner, reinvents the Greek mythof Pygmalion and Galatea into a modern-day Cinderella story.
A witty, often cynical look at English society and mankind's tendency to judge a book by its cover, the story of Eliza and Higgins' relationship was adapted into the classic musical, My Fair Lady. At times sharp and amusing, and often poignant and provocative, Pygmalion is Shaw's thought-provoking masterpiece.
Performances will be held Oct. 3,4,5,10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and the military, and $10 for Grossmont and Cuyamaca students.
To order tickets, call the Stagehouse box office at (619) 644-7234. The fall theater season is available at Grossmont College Theatre Arts.
Fall 2013 Reading Series at Grossmont College


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Grossmont College's Fall Reading Series continues this month with award-winning authors as well as showcasing talen from the college and the community. All events take place at 7 p.m. and are free.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Lester Bangs Memorial Reading featuring the world premiere of the documentary, A Box Full of Rocks: The El Cajon Years of Lester Bangs. Building 26, Room 220.  
This annual fall reading pays tribute to the life, career and writing of Lester Bangs, a Grossmont College graduate who became a world-renowned writer and music critic sensation who was depicted in the Academy Award-winning film
Almost Famous.
The feature-length documentary about Bangs was produced and directed by Grossmont College instructor Raul Sandelin, and chronicles the childhood years of Bangs as he grew up in El Cajon.



Thursday, November 14: Poet Joseph Voth, whose work has been called "musical, intelligent and immensely moving," will hold a reading at Griffin Gate in Grossmont College's student center.


Monday, December 2: New Voices: A Student Reading will feature readings and performances of original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama and other forms of literary and spoken word art. The event will be held at Griffin Gate in Grossmont College's student center.


Grossmont College's Creative Writing Department has more information about these and other literary events on campus. 


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