To kick off Women’s History Month, Women of Integrity (WOI) sponsored a Women in STEM luncheon at the South Campus on March 2. South Campus WOI mentors consisting of faculty and staff, along with other female faculty and staff attended the luncheon and mingled with students who had questions on majoring in STEM areas and STEM field careers. The next South Campus Women’s History Month event, sponsored by the Council for Diversity and Inclusivity, takes place on March 25 with a reception in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts atrium celebrating Women in Fine Arts.
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The San Jacinto College South Campus office of student life and professor Zhiqun Song’s Mandarin level one and two classes recently hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration. Along with different activities including traditional Chinese paper cutting, martial arts demonstrations, singing, folk dancing, and traditional Chinese calligraphy artwork, students also presented facts about the benefits of learning and being fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Carnegie Mellon doctoral candidate and social roboticist, Heather Knight, will bring her robotic comedy show to the San Jacinto College South Campus on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm. in the Proscenium Theatre in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center.
Knight’s Marilyn Monrobot Labs consists of a robot comedian, robot film festival, and Cyborg Cabaret. Data, the robot comedian, has a large database of jokes programmed internally, each labeled with certain attributes so that Data knows something about the subject, length, and flow of the joke. Based on the audience’s response, Data then caters the rest of the comedy routine based on audience interaction and participation.
The event is free and open to the public. This is event is sponsored by the San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee.
San Jacinto College hosted more than 30 STEM events last Fall! Let’s keep it going! Do you have a STEM event planned for Spring 2015 and would like to include it on the STEM Council page? Just visit the STEM Council page and click EVENT FORM to submit your event.
In the meantime, check out photos from past STEM events in the San Jacinto College STEM photo album.
Noted writer Alexander Parsons, author of the novels “Leaving Disneyland” and “In the Shadows of the Sun” will visit the North Campus on Wednesday, March 4 in the Monument Room, located in the student center.
Mr. Parsons will be reading from his works at 10:15 a.m., and there will be a book signing at 11 a.m. He will conduct a workshop at 11:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be available.
Parsons’ visit is a North Campus English Department “Storytellers in the Marketplace” event.
Our deepest sympathies go to Linda Harrison on the recent passing of her mother-in-law, Amy Harrison.
Ms. Harrison was born on June 27, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
She is survived by her brother and sister, Wayne Roark and Norita Bodie, her son, Bill Harrison and wife Linda, her daughters, Lynn Conner and Barbara Buckner, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ms. Harrison loved spending time with her family, playing games with her grandchildren and friends at Madison Jobe Senior Center. She had an open heart for everyone and will be missed by so many.
A celebration of life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Amy’s home in Deer Park, Texas.
Deer Park, Texas 77536
Linda is the Web Content Manager in the Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs department.
The Central Campus theatre and film department will present the award-winning musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show will be performed in Slocomb Auditorium, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. Show dates are Feb. 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on March 1. General admission is $15 per person at the door, with a discount price of $13 per person for all who purchase and pick up tickets two days in advance of any performance. For ticket reservations, please call 281-476-1828.
Mark your calendar for San Jacinto College’s first-ever GradFest, a one-stop-shop for all of the students’ graduation essentials.
GradFest is free, and the event is for all San Jacinto College students – those who graduate in May 2015, and those who will graduate later.
Faculty are urged to drop by and congratulate students and encourage them to participate in graduation.
The event will be held at all three San Jacinto College campuses:
• North Campus – March 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Monument Room
• Central Campus – March 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom
• South Campus – March 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center
Planned GradFest activities include –
• Info about how to apply for graduation
• Photo booth
• Financial aid info
• Graduation checklist
• Resumé workshops
• Job interview workshops
• Caps & gowns available for purchase
Our deepest sympathies go to Brian Piana on the recent passing of his father, James Piana.
Mr. Piana was born on Friday, July 16, 1948 and passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Houston, Texas. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today, February 23, 2015, at Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.
Grand View Funeral Home
8501 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505
Brian is an Art Professor at South Campus.
On Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., a jazz concert will feature the student jazz combo and the larger jazz ensemble, which will perform various styles of jazz, including swing, blues, Latin, and funk selections. A highlight of the concert will be a performance by guest artist Dan Haerle, renowned pianist, composer, and educator. Haerle teaches jazz piano and improvisation online and at the Dallas School of Music. He conducts jazz clinics around the world, and has authored numerous jazz instructional materials. He has recorded several albums with his trio and quartet, featuring original compositions as well as jazz standards. Haerle will be accompanied by San Jacinto College music professors Eric Late, Michael Mizma, James Metcalfe, and Jeffrey Adams.