December 2013                                                                                          Volume 5, Issue 4


Festive holiday events at
Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges



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 The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the many events happening at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges. Get in a festive spirit by attending one of our holiday music shows, or enjoy some rock, jazz and hip hop at Cuyamaca College's Winter Wonder Jam. "Follow Me" at Grossmont College's Stagehouse Theatre is another fine performance  by the college's Theatre Arts Department.
Whatever event you attend, you'll see some incredibly talented students who are sure to fill you with joy.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District


Holiday events at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges


Need a little help getting into the holiday spirit? There are plenty of music performances at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges to bring that holly, jolly spirit into your life. Here's a sampling:  

  • December 4:The Cuyamaca and Grossmont College Wind Ensemble/Concert bands will present a concert featuring both bands individually and in tandem. The bands' repertoire will include some arrangements of holiday music. Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, 7:30 p.m. $8 general admission, $5 students and seniors
  •  December 5: Cuyamaca College choir with special guests, the Granite Hills High School Chamber Chorale, presents a concert featuring choral arrangements of holiday music. Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, 7:30 p.m., $8 general admission, $5 students and seniors
  • Dec. 7: Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale presents a performance of "Holiday Pops" with a traditional carol sing-along featuring actress Bobbie Helland reading Hoffmann's original story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," accompanied by the music of Tchaikovsky. Paradise Valley 7th-day Adventist Church, 2701 E. 8th Street in National City, 8 p.m. Free-will offering accepted.


Winter Wonder Jam at Cuyamaca College

The Winter Wonder Jam is coming to town. Come to the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater at 7 p.m.  Friday, Dec.  6 for an exciting lineup that includes some of the best local bands performing their own original music featuring rock, pop, jazz, acoustic and hip hop.


This year, the Winter Wonder Jam  presents The Lyrical Groove, recently awarded the 2013 San Diego Music Award for Best Hip Hop artist. 


Admission is free with a donation to the San Diego Food Bank or $5.   

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Contact: Taylor Smith 619-660-4627 or Annie Zuckerman 619-450-3127.

"Follow Me" at Grossmont College

 December 6 and 7

   "Follow Me," a play by Dominic Pangborn and directed by Jerry Hager, comes to the Stagehouse Theater at Grossmont College 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 & 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Join the adventure into a world of wonder and magic!
The troupe of actors will embark on a fun-filled escapade that takes the audience around the world visiting museums and exciting points of interest. "Follow Me" incorporates the spirit and imagination of ensemble theatre, along with creative storytelling, in a fast-paced excursion into the world of art, nature and architecture.
Tickets are $10 for Grossmont College students with I.D., $12 for faculty, staff, seniors and military; $15 for general admission. Call (619) 644-7267 for tickets and further information.  

Register now for winter classes 

Registration is now open for the first winter session - or intersession -- classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges since 2009.

Registration is also now open for spring 2014 classes, which start Jan 27. 
Thanks to last year's passage of Proposition 30, the tax plan that fortified education after four devastating years of state budget cuts, the colleges are offering more than 50 intersession classes between Jan. 3-24. Before the passage of Prop. 30, debilitating funding losses totaling $16 million to Grossmont-Cuyamaca forced the district to slash 1,600 classes and to turn thousands of students away at a time of record demand. 
Intersession classes, while intensive, are a quick way to earn college credits - up to three in just 12 days. Most classes meet nearly four hours a day, five days a week for just over two weeks. They also provide a great way to get ahead by satisfying prerequisites, and the longer class hours offer students more interaction time with faculty.

 Apply online for Cuyamaca, or Grossmont ,then allow one or two business days for the application to be processed. Then go to WebAdvisor to activate your student WebAdvisor account and register online for classes. 

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