Santa Monica, a Lifelong Learning Community
Lifelong Learning Community News - AUGUST 2007...
I think I’ll take advantage of the summer lull to fill you in on some of what’s been happening at Santa Monica College this past year....
For the 16th consecutive year, Santa Monica College remains the #1 community college in California for transfers to the UC system. SMC was also the leader in transfers to the UC-California State University systems combined, as well as the #1 transfer school for Latinos to the UC system. This year (and this work will continue into the foreseeable future), SMC is building upon this record of achievement in multiple (but here are a few) ways:
Students as Global Citizens and Environmental Stewards
SMC is working to expand and/or enhance career tech opportunities for students who wish to join the workforce and/or to upgrade the skills of students already in the workforce. These programs also include a focus on meeting the needs of our local businesses and industries. SMC recently received two state grants. A $427,500 logistics grant will provide training in the logistics industry which is the second largest employment sector in the U.S. and growing. An “advanced transportation” grant for $437,500 was awarded to train technicians and managers at the Big Blue Bus and Culver City Transit in hybrid technology, and alternative fuels as our bus companies shift to using more alternative-fuel buses. For more information on these recently awarded grants, please go to http://www.smc.edu/news/Archive/2007/July11.htm
Partnership with SMMUSD
Music Department moving to Madison for fall semester
Main Theater and Studio Space now open on the Main Campus
Tickets can be purchased online at www.smc.edu/theatre/productions.htm with a $2.00 per ticket service charge. For more information, please contact the Theatre Arts Department at (310) 434-4319 or go to www.smc.edu/theatre.
The SMC Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 27th.
To view the schedule of open classes or register online, please go to http://www.smc.edu/
A few reminders and events:
Help a Child. Become a Tutor.
Thursday, August 2, 7:30pm
2007 Twilight Dance Series: Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band
w/ Hacienda Brothers
Santa Monica Pier
You can now subscribe online to receive updates on the Twilight Dance Series held every Thursday night during the summer on the Santa Monica Pier by going to http://www.twilightdance.org/
Tuesday, August 7, from 6-8 pm
Santa Monica Police National Night Out against Crime
in front of the Public Safety Facility, 333 Olympic Drive.
National Night Out is back with a twist. The Santa Monica Police Department and Chief Timothy Jackman are hosting a 1950s style party. Celebrating the lowest crime rate since 1956, the National Night Out Block Party will include entertainment by The Wonderelles, an all female group, who will perform a 50s revue, contests & games for the kids and lots of free food & prizes.
For more information, please call the S.M.P.D. Community Relations Unit at (310) 458-8474 or visit our website at www.santamonicapd.org
Websites to Bookmark:
The Santa Monica Art Palette
Every week the City of Santa Monica Community and Cultural Affairs Department posts a listing of art openings, exhibitions, and special events in Santa Monica. If you would like to receive this weekly update, please send a blank e-mail with the word "Subscribe" in the subject line to: email@example.com or look online at http://www.smgov.net/ccs/palette/
Santa Monica Public Library
Our public libraries (and especially our beautiful new Main Library) have a wonderful and wide array of great programming. In fact, there is so much that I’ve given up trying to list it all on the Lifelong Learning Community Calendar. So, please bookmark these pages and visit them regularly!!
Library Book Groups: http://www.smpl.org/reading/bookgroups.htm
Please check out the lifelong learning community calendar at http://smllc.org/calendar.html for August events.
That’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Thanks, Cheers, and Onward,
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