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  • amanda.fenwick 10:46 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome aboard 

    Erin Lewis recently joined the San Jacinto College family as Student Life Coordinator at the North Campus.

    Originally from Arkansas, she attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in higher education.

    She served as the UA Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Retention, where she advised student organizations, coordinated campus cultural events, assisted with student discipline cases, and coordinated a “Connections” mentoring program.

    In 2009, Erin moved to Idaho to become a Student Involvement Program Coordinator at Boise State University, where she developed leadership workshops for students, coordinated campus events, and advised branches of their student government.

    “I am an avid reader and foodie and am enjoying learning my way around Houston and spending time with my nephew, Joshua and niece, Jadeyn,” Erin commented. “Everyone has been very friendly and supportive, and I look forward to meeting the rest of my San Jacinto College family.”

  • amanda.fenwick 10:18 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    UBMS recognized 

    The Board of Trustees recently recognized Jacqueline Howard, director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program, for her leadership and dedication.

    Based on a successful track record, a federal grant was recently renewed that will fund UBMS at the North Campus for another five-year cycle.

    UBMS is a collaboration between the College and high schools in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park independent school districts. Selected students from the schools are piloted through their high school years, beginning in the ninth grade, and are encouraged to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science.

    With Howard (holding the recognition certificate) are Dr. Sarah Janes, and Serita Dickey (who helped Howard apply for the initial UBMS grant), and Dr. Allatia Harris, president of the North Campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:29 pm on October 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Karyn Jones stands by the display she created, while holding a copy of William Styron's "Sophie's Choice," a book that has been banned.

    North Campus librarian Karyn Jones created a clever display in recognition of “Banned Books Week,” which is held this year from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 and highlights the value of free and open access to information.

    The table is prominently displayed near the entrance of the library, and is easily recognizable because of the bright yellow crime scene tape. Several well-known books that have been banned at some point in time are on display at the table, along with decorative signs and a sign that provides info about the history and meaning of banned books.

    “Some may be surprised to know which books have been banned at different times,” says Jan Crenshaw, North Campus library director. “Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was at one time banned, and the Holy Bible has also been banned in certain places through the years.”

    For more info about “Banned Books Week” including books banned by year and decade, and most frequently challenged books and authors, please visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek

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