Archive for April 25th, 2011

5K campus walk for OPT set for April 30

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–The Office Professional Training (OPT) program is hosting its Annual 5K Walk-for-OPT on Saturday, April 30, at 9 a.m. on the Grossmont College Track. Pre-registration costs $20 per adult (13+) and $3 per child (12 and under). Race-day registration will be $25.  Spaces are limited. E

ach participant will receive a 5K Walk-for-OPT T-shirt or water bottle and will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes. Additional tickets for the drawing will be on sale. Please come and support the OPT program, which provides free job training to our local community. For more information or to register, please contact Mary Leslie at (619) 644-7533 or or Re-al Lewis at (619) 644-7247 or 

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Orr reflects on more than four decades at GCC

Alba Orr, the ranking GCCCD employee, reflects on her more than four decades of service at Grossmont College.

By Russell Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–From the advent and disappearance of Friday-night dances to dogs on campus, from high heels and miniskirts to student protests against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam Conflict: Alba Orr has been a constant at Grossmont College.

Orr arrived at Grossmont on September 1st, 1966, as both a student and a part-time employee for the guidance department (under Dr. Charlie Collins). She currently is supervisor of Business Communications Services.

To say that she has seen many changes–some subtle, others immense–would be a start.

“There have been a lot of changes.  What I see now, in many ways, is totally, totally different! Some changes [seem] for the better, some–not so much,” said the Tijuana-born Orr.

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Grossmont budget woes: a tale of three numbers

William Dudley

By William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–$22.8 million;  15  percent;  $36.

These numbers represent three benchmarks of  Grossmont College’s current financial situation – a crisis that Tim Flood, vice president for administrative services,  said is not simply the worst in his own years with Grossmont, but “the worst budget  that anyone in the education field can remember.”

The $22.8 million is the difference between Grossmont’s current 2010-2011 budget and the projected amount Grossmont will be getting for the 2011-2012 fiscal year due to California’s own budget crisis.

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‘Blithe Spirit’ coming to Stagehouse Theatre

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–The Theatre Arts Department will present Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Directed by Henry J. Jordan, May 12-14 and 18-21, at 7:30 pm and May 14 and 21 at 2 pm in the Stagehouse Theatre.

The 2010-2011 season wraps up with this“improbable farce” by Coward.  A smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this classic offers some of Coward’s funniest characters. Charles Condomine, a cantankerous novelist, is haunted by his first wife Elvira, after the “happy medium” Madam Arcate arrives. All bets are off for Charles as his first and then second wife, “the Blithe Spirits” haunt him from the other side.

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Private universities to recruit on campus Tuesday

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–As transfer to public universities becomes more difficult and uncertain, the local private universities are reaching out to local students who want to live in San Diego and earn a bachelor’s degree as soon as possible. 

On Tuesday, April 26th, there will be a Spring 2011 Transfer Options Fair at Grossmont College, from 3:00pm—6:00pm in the Main Quad.  If students have an unofficial copy of their transcripts, the university representatives will do on the spot evaluation for admission. 

A partial list of university participants with local campuses includes the following:

  • Alliant University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • DeVry University
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • National University
  • Oklahoma University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • San Diego Christian College
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • Webster University
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U-Conn Spring Weekend arrests drop

STORRS, Connecticut (USANN4)–An effort to curb partying during the University of  Connecticut’s Spring Weekend was successful.  School officials said they made only 17 arrests over the entire weekend from Thursday to Easter Sunday.  That’s down from the 84 made last year .  U-Conn officials have tried to reign in the unsanctioned event for years.

Efforts intensified following the death of a student last year.  Officials called for a moratorium on the event and asked students to go home over the weekend.  The university banned guests awt dorms and dining halls this year and set up road blocks around the campus.

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