April 2015                                      
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Student profile: Cuyamaca College student Barbara Gonzalez 



Cuyamaca College art student Barbara Gonzalez found herself through her art, and hopes to help others through a career in art therapy. Read more...     


 In the News...

Four with district lauded with national honor


Allied health dean nets leadership award 


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Cuyamaca College staging Middle Eastern extravaganza 
Cuyamaca College Arabic instructor Aklas Sheai makes a return engagement with her latest Middle Eastern stage extravaganza, "Beyond the Impossible," set for 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the performing arts theater in Building B.


Some 50 of her students, along with staff from the counseling department, will don Sheai's elaborate costumes to perform her original production, a fairy tale set in 700 AD about a brave hero rescuing a princess and a kingdom cursed by an evil witch.  


Theatergoers can also sample food from a local Middle Eastern eatery during the first half hour of the event. Admission is free and open to the public.

Orchestra performing Beethoven
The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky"  and Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60, with special guests, the string orchestra from the San Diego  School of Creative and Performing Arts 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Greenfield Middle School Concert Hall in El Cajon.
A donation is suggested. Greenfield Middle School is at 1495 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021.
Under the musical direction of Randall Tweed, the seventy-five member Grossmont Symphony Orchestra is  comprised of music and non-music majors, music teachers, and talented musicians from the community.

College Band Night draws area colleges, universities  


Some of the top college musicians in San Diego County will be on stage April 23 for the 5th annual College Band Night.


The concert features ensembles from Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges, San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University. The show is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Cuyamaca College Theatre, B-117.


The Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Department sponsors a series of concerts each semester, with musical, dance, and theatrical performances from a wide variety of styles. General admission tickets are $8; student tickets are $5. Parking is free in the student lots.


Grossmont College dancers staging 'Entrances & Exits' 



"Entrances & Exits," the Grossmont College Dance Department's annual faculty choreographed showcase will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., San Diego, 92115.


This concert will feature a diverse mix of dance pieces covering a full range of genres:  modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap and social ballroom.


The concert will consist of 10 pieces choreographed by members of the Grossmont College Dance faculty and performed by Grossmont College dance students.


Presale tickets are $12 or $15 at the door.  For ticket information, call 619-644-7766.

Spring Garden Festival
at Cuyamaca College

The 22nd annual Spring Garden Festival being held Saturday, April 25, at Cuyamaca College is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 7,000 visitors annually

The festival, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.  

Vendors galore, along with exhibitions at the Water Conservation Garden and the Heritage of the Americas Museum, are part of the day's fun.

See the Spring Garden Festival website for more information.
International Mobil Film Festival comes to Grossmont  College

The International Mobil Film Festival, a two-day event co-sponsored by Grossmont College that showcases films shot only with cell phones, returns for its fourth year to Grossmont College from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Digital Arts Building.


The event is open to the public. Free tickets are available  at the festival website.


The event includes 36 films on big screens, networking, workshops, exhibits, entertainment and an awards ceremony with a commemorative red carpet walk by stars and filmmakers. A new element this year is a mobile fashion show to take place during the red carpet event.


Among the works to be showcased are those by digital film production students in Grossmont College's Media Communications program.  


For more information, call 619-732-6624 or email .


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