Archive for November 9th, 2010

Campus diversity on display at Fall Festival

Japan Club (from left) President Melissa Angland, Chair of Culinary Nicole Steinshauer, and member Emily Raab


Photos and Story by Russell Lindquist

Dyari Qadir, vice president, and Juweria Jeilani of Muslim Student Association

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- The diversity of this college’s student population was on display when the annual Fall Festival was celebrated in the Main Quad, Nov. 2-3.

Circle K Club, Grossmont College Art and Design, Muslim Student Association, Challenge Club, Japan Club, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and the College of St. Isidore were among the clubs and groups which participated in the festival.

Circle K Club, sponsored by Kiwanis international, is a collective that encourages college students to contribute to the community by helping with local schools and hospitals, and with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Also, the Circle K Club helps with many other events, such as the Diabetes Walk and the Rock n’ Roll Marathon.

Challenge Club is a Christian study group that meets every Tuesday in Room 525 of Building 55 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Presently “Crazy Love” is the lesson as students eat lunch.

Circle K members John Robinson, Tim Horning and Chuck Fleming check out The Summit

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Debaters from three states heading for Grossmont

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release) — The 18th Annual Speech and Debate Tournament will be hosted on this campus, Nov.20-21.

Over 25  2-year and 4-year Colleges are expected to attend the event.  Schools from Arizona, Texas, and California will be competing in 11 Individual Events and Parliamentary Debate. 

Students from the Communication Department will be helping to run the tournament, and faculty from several disciplines will be judges.

Students from the Intercollegiate Forensics Department will be competing and helping to run the tournament.


For more information, contact Roxanne Tuscany, Director of the Tournament at (619) 644-7276

GCCCD honors its construction teams, scholarship donors

CUYAMACA COLLEGE (Press Release) – With construction finishing on 14 projects at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College, leaders of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District recently took time to honor the architects, engineers and contractors who led the work to transform the two East County campuses.

More than 20 companies honored at the Nov. 4 event at Cuyamaca College all worked on projects funded by a combination of state money and Proposition R, the $207 million bond measure approved by East County voters in 2002.

Cindy Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, compared the new buildings on the two campuses to the famous line recited in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams – “If you build it, he will come.” The facilities were built, and thousands of students keep coming to the colleges, she said.

“There was a dream and we built it together,” Miles told about 65 people in the Cuyamaca College’s Digital Theater. “We have fulfilled these dreams because of the vision and the support of our East County voters.”

Miles noted that the construction work provided more than 2,700 jobs over eight years. One-third of the work on the projects – about $64 million — went to East County companies, she said.

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