September 2016
In This Issue
By his own account, Grossmont College Student Trustee Sebastian Caparelli's foray into district government was more accidental than planned.

An English major, Caparelli wrote an article in The Summit, Grossmont's student newspaper, which led to improvements in online instruction. That prompted a group of students he worked with on the story to create a campaign poster for his candidacy as student trustee.

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classesEight-Week Classes
Begin October 17
Eight-week courses from Oct. 17-Dec. 10  are a great way to pick up general education or subject-specialty classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges in less time, but at the same affordable cost of regular semester-length classes.

The classes offer from one to five credits at a cost of $46 per unit. They consist of traditional, online and hybrid classes, which require both in-classroom and online attendance.

Lists of class offerings at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and enrollment links are posted at The deadline for registering is Oct. 21.

Film About 1978 
crashPSA Crash to be Shown

 A film about the San Diego crash of PSA Flight 182,  "Return to Dwight and Nile," is being presented by the Grossmont College History Department at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Griffin Gate in the student center, Building 60.
The free screening of the documentary by Dave Fresina tells about the Sept. 25, 1978 midair collision that killed 144 people and scattered wreckage across North Park. The PSA tragedy is still the deadliest air crash in the history of California and was the deadliest in the country at the time. 

Musical treats at Cuyamaca musicCollege's fall concert series
The Cuyamaca College Fall Concert Series kicks off
in September with two performances, one featuring classic music and the other showcasing a jazz combo.
Violinist Alexandra Keegan and pianist Justin Gray will be on stage
Wednesday, September 28, performing violin/keyboard sonatas by Handel and Franck. On Thursday, September 29, the Yuko Maruyama Jazz Trio will play traditional and contemporary jazz.
Both concerts are being held at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater and begin at 7:30 p.m.
Keegan is a Cuyamaca College instructor who also serves as conductor of the East County Youth Symphony. Gray is the music director of the Welk Resorts Theatre San Diego, as well as the chairman and founder of the San Diego Interfaith Choir and Orchestra.

Maruyama, who has also taught at Cuyamaca College, is a Kawai Pianos recording and performing artist who toured the U.S. with her acclaimed CD, "In Tone Nation."
General admission tickets for the September performances are $8; tickets for students and seniors are $5 each. For more information, call (619) 660-4288.

artFaculty Artworks Featured in Grossmont College Exhibit 
The Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery is presenting "Workers Working," the first-ever joint Grossmont and Cuyamaca College art faculty exhibition that continues till Tuesday, Sept. 13.

 The exhibition features diverse works, representing the various disciplines within both colleges' art departments. Admission is free.

The artists exhibiting will be Stephanie Bedwell, Jennifer Bennett, Patricio Chavez, Amanda Dahlgren, Alex DeCosta, Daphne Hill, Jeff Irwin, Jeff Kahn, Lisa Karmel, Lisa Medlen, Judith Preston, Jacqueline Ramirez, Susan Richardson, Anna Stump, Paul Turounet, Erin Whitman, and Jim Wilsterman.

The gallery in Building 25 is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and on Fridays by appointment only. The gallery is closed on weekends and legal holidays. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 one-day parking permit at a vending machine located in any parking lot. 

diversity'Diversity Dialogues'
Workshop Series Returns to
Cuyamaca College

Cuyamaca College's "Diversity Dialogues" workshop series kicks off 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 20, with "Bringing Our Whole Selves to the Table," presented by psychologist and San Diego State University lecturer Jan Estrellado. Participants will benefit by attending this workshop with an openness to others, a willingness to engage emotionally, and a motivation for positive social change.
Grace Bagunu, who teaches Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, presents "What You Say Matters" from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, focusing on the words people choose to use and how some of the most common phrases might be considered a micro-aggression to others. Learn how to communicate effectively in diverse settings using inclusive language.
Diversity Dialogue workshops focus on diversity awareness and social justice topics and are free and open to the public. They are in Room I-207 in the Cuyamaca College Student Center.
orchestraGrossmont Symphony Orchestra Opens Fall Season

The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Grossmont Master Chorale, under the direction of Randall Tweed, opens its fall season with a 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, performance at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church at 8175 Lemon Grove Way in Lemon Grove, and a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Sept. 18 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Ave. in San Diego.
The performance features Ondrej Lewit, violin; Irina Bendetsky, pianist; Audra Nagby, soprano; and Michael Sokol, baritone. They will perform music by Beethoven, Wolf, Spohr, Fauré, Bach, Tchaikovsky and others.
Tickets are $10 general admission or $5 for students.
theatreGrossmont Theatre Arts Starts Season with Fundraiser

The Grossmont College Theatre Arts program presents "Take Note!," a musical theater cabaret directed by Brian Rickel 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, in Building 21, Room 220. Theatre Arts students, alumni and special guests will be performing. The special event is a fundraiser for the Summer Conservatory program, an outreach effort that partners high school students with Grossmont College students in theatrical productions.
Tickets to this special event performance are sold separately and not included as part of the season package pricing. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students and can be purchased at the Stagehouse box office (Building 21A/Room A1) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday or by phone 619-644-7234.

Season ticket packages for all other plays for 2016/2017 are now on sale for a 33 percent savings over individual ticket purchases. See all six shows for just $50 ($25 for students). Order online or call the Stagehouse box office for reservations.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door, each night of both performances.
The 2016 fall season opens Oct. 6 with the English and Spanish production, "Blood Wedding," by Garcia Lorca and directed by Rob Lutfy.

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