Archive for April 7th, 2011

Live music will surpass CD for ‘Entrance and Exits’ dance showcase April 14-16

Alexis Jacquett

By Alexis Jacquett

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — When the Dance Department presents “Entrances and Exits” on April 14, 15, and 16, guest musicians will include the Grossmont College Gospel Choir, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Amir Etemadzadeh, and Kristopher Apple with faculty choreographers Melisa Adao, Nancy Boskin-Mullen, Kathy Meyer, Sylvia Morales, David Mullen, Coleen Shipkowski, and Debi Toith-Ward. This event will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre.

The idea came from last spring’s concert when Berkley Heart, a local folk group, was asked by Boskin-Mullen to perform one of the pieces. Kathy Meyer got the idea that the Dance Department should collaborate with the Music Department to add live music to the concert. There is just a difference between live music and a c.d.; it’s much more moving, Meyer noted.

Joan B. Kroc Theatre at 6611 University Avenue, San Diego 92115, seats about 650 people. There will be 55 dance students and about 62 musicians performing this event. There will be Middle Eastern calligraphy in the background of the stage and a small amount of set design.

This concert has something to offer everyone from all different backgrounds. There is ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, contemporary, salsa, and hip-hop. This is the first time that live music will be played throughout the whole concert. Also there is a matinee concert on Saturday to accommodate the high school students that may want to attend the event.

The dates and times are as follows; are Thursday April 14th at 7:30p, Friday the15th at 7:30p, and Saturday the16th at both 2:00p and 7:30p. There is a pre-sale option for all faculty and staff, $8 until Wednesday April 13th at 12:00 noon. Students may also purchase pre-sale tickets for $10, up until  12:00 noon Wednesday. Regular tickets at the box office are $12. Tickets may be purchased at the ASGC office, the dance office, any dance instructor, the box office, or at the door.

Jacquett is a Media Communications 199 student

Wetzel to perform in ‘Guitar Through the Ages’ series April 10 at Junipero Serra Museum


SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –Solo guitarist Robert Wetzel, a member of the Grossmont College faculty, will perform in the San Diego History Center’s “Guitar Through the Ages” concert series at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10,  at the Junipero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive, Presidio Park.  Tickets are $10 for students, and $12 for others.

Wetzel and fellow Grossmont faculty member Fred Benedetti, comprise the Odeum Guitar Duo, whose debut CD “Concert Hall Classics” was selected as one of the best independently produced CDs of the year 2000.

Preceding provided by San Diego History Center

Photo essay: After the rain reigned on campus

Story and Photos by Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –A day after a storm in March, cement walkways throughout the campus were slick with cold, still puddles and covered with gritty dirt and leaves abruptly separated by the wind from trees. You could even feel the brisk chill breeze shifting through hallways.

With the skies clearing, and the sun peeking its warmth through the dark, diffuse clouds, Grossmont College had fresh, crisp lighting glimmering off its railings, illuminating the leftover droplets.


Sanchez is Photo Editor of the GC Summit; email him at

Islam Awareness Day will bring speaker, literature from Muslim Student Association to campus

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–The Muslim Student Association plans to staff a booth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the main quad.   Dr. Mohamed Tarabishi will offer a lecture, and literature, pamphlets, Qurans and audio CDs about Islam will be available.  More information may be obtained at

Preceding based on material provided by the Muslim Student Association

Souplantation to help Osher Scholarship drive

LA MESA — The Souplantation at 9158  Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa has agreed to donate 10 percent of its receipts for Thursday, April 21, to the May 6 Brad Dalusio Golf Tournament which the Grossmont College Foundation is sponsoring as a fundraiser for Bernard Osher Scholarships.

To participate in the April 21 benefit, please follow this link to a Souplantation flier, print it out, and present it to the cashier.

Ernie Ewin, executive director of the Grossmont College Foundation, meanwhile reports that the drive to increase from 13 to 55 the number of perpetual $1,000 scholarships available on campus is on track.

The foundation has set as a goal raising $584,530  which, in combination with an Osher Foundation matching fund, would create a scholarship fund of $1.1 million, enough for 55 scholarships. 

“Everyone — Chanceloor Cindy Miles, President Sunny Cooke, the Grossmont College Foundation Board members –are beating the bushes to exceed our initial goal,” Ewin stated in a news release.

Preceding provided by Grossmont College Foundation

‘Entrances and Exits’ dance April 14-16

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–The Grossmont College Dance Department will present  its annual faculty-choreographed student dance concert “Entrances and Exits.”   Concert dates and times are Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 and 7:30pm at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego 92115. 

This year, concert directors Kathy Meyer and David Mullen, along with other faculty choreographers have produced an exciting special event—a collaboration with local musicians performing live on stage as accompaniment to each dance.  Along with a stunning collection of dances in various genres including modern dance, salsa, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop, this concert will feature musical pieces by the Grossmont College Gospel Choir, directed by Ken Anderson; the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Derek Cannon; classical composer and performer Kristopher Apple and professional percussionist Amir Etemadzadeh.

A special pre-sale ticket price of $8 is available for Grossmont College faculty and staff at the ASGC ticket window.  This special pre-sale rate is good for one ticket per faculty or staff member with college ID. General admission ticket price is $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door.
Ticket pre-sale ends at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 13. For more information, call 619-644-7766.

Preceding provided by the Grossmont College public information department

Maryland legislature adopts strict regulations of for-profit colleges

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (USANN4)– Legislators in Maryland have adopted a measure that toughens oversight of the for-profit-college industry.   Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to sign the bill.   Senate Bill 695 gives the Maryland Higher Education Commission the authority to regulate for-profit-colleges.

It also prohibits incentive pay for student recruiters.   For-profit-colleges would be forced to report enrollment numbers as well, while their students would be prevented from receiving state aid.

Preceding provided by USA News Netork 4