Archive for March 18th, 2011

Napolitano urges vigilance at NCAA tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press  Release)–Fans celebrating March Madness are being asked to remain vigilant.   People attending games in this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior they see.   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and NCAA President Mark Emmert unveil a series of posters and a public-service announcement.

The announcement will be played at all tournament games.   It reminds spectators, quote, “If you see something, say something.”   Napolitano used unattended bags and luggage as examples of “suspicious behavior.”   She said there have not been any specific threats to NCAA events.

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Library addition completes Cuyamaca College’s portion of Prop. R building program

EL CAJON (Press Release) —  The nine-year era of building and renovation under Proposition R has come to a close at Cuyamaca  College with the completion of  its $4.1 million library expansion.

The 3,950-square-foot addition to the learning resource center is the last of the campus’ new facilities and building expansions funded through Prop. R, the $207 million facilities bond measure approved by East County voters in 2002 to address severe shortages of classroom and lab space at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges.

An official notice of project completion was filed at Tuesday night’s governing board meeting.

“The LRC expansion is a feather in the cap, a wonderful way to close a phenomenal chapter in the history of Cuyamaca College,” said Cindy L. Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.  “Like the other new and upgraded facilities that have changed the face of this campus so dramatically, the library’s added space means being able to serve the college’s growing enrollment and providing high-tech features to improve the quality of education.”

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Grossmont’s Dr. Gonda and Prof. Benedetti to participate in factory fire commemoration

By Alexis Jacquett  

Alexis Jacquett

SAN DIEGO –San Diego State University will host a cantata to commemorate the women who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100 years ago. The concert on Wednesday, March 23, in Rhapsody Hall of the Music Building  is the only public event in San Diego that is being held to recognize this significant tragedy that helped shape some of the safety and labor laws today.

Yale Strom, the composer of this music piece, is in residence in the Jewish Studies program at SDSU. He “decided to write a composition to commemorate the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire’s 100th Anniversary.”

Dr. Sue Gonda is President of Grossmont’s Academic Senate, as well as a Women’s History Professor at Grossmont and SDSU. She also created the U.S. Women’s History courses at Grossmont. She will introduce this cantata.

The cantata will incorporate music and poetry in the English, Italian, and Yiddish languages.  There will be poetry recited in both English and Italian, and poetry sung in Yiddish. The two Yiddish songs that will be sung are “Fire Sacrifices” which was written after the fire and “The Calm Place.” Strom wrote a poem that will be sung in English called “Stench.”  The Performers for this concert are Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Mark Dresser, Lou Fanucchi, and  Fred Benedetti.  The latter is a Guitarist and Music Professor at Grossmont.

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