Archive for December 2nd, 2010

Griffin Radio staff members mingle with San Diego Chargers and their cheerleaders

By Kymberrly Scott

SAN DIEGO — A team of 13 students from Griffin Radio, Grossmont’s  internet broadcast radio station, had the opportunity to participate in the San Diego Chargers annual blood drive On Tuesday, Nov. 30.

 They mingled with many of generous blood donors, representatives from other local media stations, and of course, many of the San Diego Chargers.

Sports Director, Andrew Vasquez, along with his co-host, Chris Norris, of Trash Talk Wednesdays, were able to meet about nine different players and two of the San Diego Charger Cheerleaders. Among the players were Eric Weddle, Jacques Cesiare, Larry English, Luis Castillo, Marcus McNeill, Kris Dielman, Nick Hardwick, Brandon Siler and Steven Gregory.

Arianna Nevins, of the Beautiful People Show and fellow DJ, Stacy Haynes, also had the chance to interview Nick Hardwick and shed a little light on his relationship status for all of the female fans.

It was a great opportunity for Griffin Radio students to share a little information with the public about Grossmont College and the student-run radio station. It also provided students an example of the kind of events they can expect to participate in should they decide to pursue a career in the media industry.

Scott is program director of Griffin Radio

Grossmont students enjoy the Gaslamp nightlife

SAN DIEGO — The Gaslamp Quarter attracts a lot of Grossmont College students in the evenings.   They come here to blow off some steam and to keep up with the latest music and entertainment fads.

Lan Nguyen took his video camera to the nightclubs, to check out the action.   He interviewed former Grossmont student Anthony Howard, who is known today as “DJ Ant Farm,” about visiting artists in San Diego and  how word spreads about the very hottest events.

His story is below:

Fun-raiser for Grossmont Athletics Department at Souplantation

LA MESA, California (Press Release) — The Souplantation at 9158 Fletcher Parkway will be the scene from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, of an event in which participants are asked to eat healthy foods and thereby support the Grossmont Athletic Department.

On that evening, Souplantation will donate to Grossmont College Ahtletics 20 percent of the proceeds generated by Grossmont College participants.  

To participate, follow this link, FunRaiserFlyer, and print out the coupon.

Preceding provided by Grossmont College Athletics Department

Memorial services set Dec. 11 for Diane Mayne-Stafford

SAN DIEGO — A memorial service for Diane Mayne-Stafford, a Grossmont College computer science and information systems  professor who died Sept. 14, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Palisades Presbyterian Church at 6301 Birchwood Street in the Allied Gardens neighborhood.

Her husband, Bob Stafford, invites people who would like to share thoughts about her to email him at

Preceding provided by Grossmont President Sunita V. Cooke’s office

Iowa GOP’s budget-saving idea: Cancel faculty sabbaticals

DES MOINES, Iowa (USANN4) — Republican lawmakers in Iowa are taking on faculty sabbaticals.   They could be on the budget-cutting block as the state’s GOP leaders plan their legislative agenda.   Iowa state Representative Kraig Paulsen says taxpayers can’t afford to give professors a paid semester or year off while other employees are facing pay cuts.  

The state’s Board of Regents has received requests from Iowa’s three public universities for faculty sabbaticals next year.   Paulsen says the regents should allow time for public debate on the issue before acting on those requests.

Preceding provided by USA News Network4

DREAM to grant citizenship to college graduates, military volunteers wins endorsement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders supports the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (“DREAM Act”). The DREAM Act is good for our economy, our security, and our nation.

“Research has shown the potential of undocumented students to contribute to the economy and the U.S. workforce,” said Gary Locke, secretary of commerce and co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

“The DREAM Act would offer a rigorous and lengthy pathway towards earned legalization that would be a powerful incentive for young people to stay in school, graduate, stay out of trouble, and contribute to the economic stability of our country.”

Continue reading