October 2014                                       
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Student Success
Grossmont College Theater Arts
Diversity Dialogues workshop
'Drawing Backwards' exhibit
Rhythm & Blues Night

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'Kimberly Akimbo' takes Grossmont College stage 

The Grossmont College Theater Arts program under the direction of Martin Katz presents "Kimberly Akimbo," a play about a sweet 16 going on 60 -something year -old "girl" afflicted with a rare disease that sends her accelerated life racing through some poignant /hilarious challenges. 

With characters like her pregnant hypochondriac mother, her lost beer drinking father, her scam artist aunt and maybe most daunting of all, her first love, "Kimberly Akimbo" is at once a shrewd satire, a black comedy and a heartbreaking study of how time wounds everyone.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2,3,4,9, 10 and 11 in the Stagehouse Theater at Grossmont College. Matinee performances are 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11.

For tickets, call (619) 644-7234 or pay at the box office, Building 22A/Room 200 A-1, at Grossmont College, near parking lot #1, next to Aztec mural. Box Office opens weeks prior to every production. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and one hour prior to all performances. $10, students with ID; $12, faculty/staff, seniors and military; $15 general admission.


Tickets can also be purchased online . 

Cuyamaca College
 Diversity Dialogues 

The Diversity Dialogues workshop series continues at Cuyamaca College from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with professional development consultant and training instructor Victoria Hankins leading "Generational Diversity," focusing on the multigenerational workplace.  

For the first time in American history, four generations are working side by side, creating challenges including communication issues, differing workplace values, and misconceptions about workplace motivators.  

The workshop will define the differences between the four generations and will provide tips on how to effectively work with cross-generational teams.  

The workshop series, now in its third year, focuses on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice issues. The hour-long workshops have become well established venues for discussions and exercises opening people's eyes to the unique qualities of wide-ranging communities. The workshops, held in Room 207 in the student center, are free and open to the public.

 Cuyamaca College's Fine Arts program presents the exhibit, "Drawing Backwards," which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and continues through Oct. 31, with an opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the east wing of the third floor of the Communication Arts Center, Bldg. B.


Along with an installation of artwork, artists with West Coast Drawing, includiing  two Cuyamaca College art instructors, Clayton Llewellyn and Joshua Eggleton, and a half-dozen alumni of the college's fine arts program, will show how the art came to be, from final artwork back to inception.  


The installations representing the drawings of 25 artists will offer insight that direct the viewer down the path from the art through the working medium, to problem solving, to idea exploring and finally, back to the original inspiration. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, call (619) 660-4027.

Rhythm & Blues Night fundraiser for Grossmont College music scholarship 


A Rhythm and Blues Night featuring Steve Baker, a Grossmont College dean, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, as a fundraiser for the  music department scholarship fund. Tickets for the event in Room 220 in Bldg. 26 are $10 and  are available at the music office and will also be sold at the door. The music of Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and others will be featured.


With an additional $5 donation, you will receive two opportunity-drawing tickets to win an original Ray Charles painting by Chicago artist Ken Reif. The painting is a 20-by-24-inch oil on canvas.


Payment can be made in advance by cash, credit card or a check at  the music department office, or by cash or check at the door.


For more information, call the Grossmont College Music Department office at (619) 644-7254. 

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