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Speech lab to expand, add classes

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The speech department is planning big events and collaborations with other departments in the coming year. Speech department Chairperson Sherry Diestler said things like expanding the speech lab and hosting more speech and debate competitions are on her schedule. “We are expanding our speech lab. C...

Setup hinders culinary arts’ efficiency

By Michael Santone, News Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The culinary arts departments has a new and updated home in the Student and Administration Building, but the state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen design has been outfitted with basic installation mistakes that inhibit efficiency, but education still perseveres. The classroom which is also used for labs ho...

Active fault transforms terrain, water table raises concerns of liquefaction

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Spotlight

The Hayward Fault pins Contra Costa College between two branches of its system, with the nearer fault line running parallel to Rheem Creek, a few meters out into the drop-off area. Splitting off from the larger San Andreas Fault system, the Hayward Fault is a strike-slip fault, where the ground on either...

Storm causes power outage throughout East Bay, campus closed

Storm causes power outage throughout East Bay, campus closed

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

 Classes and events at Contra Costa College were canceled due to a campus wide power outage  on Friday caused by a broken power line pole amid a storm in Richmond. Because of the campus closure, the “Empty Bowls” event that was scheduled for that day has been rescheduled to Friday at 11:30 a.m. a...

Board Trustee dies; district loses longest tenured member

Board Trustee dies; district loses longest tenured member

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

District Board Trustee John T. Nejedly, 52, died in his hotel room while attending a community college leadership conference in New Orleans over the weekend, district officials said on Monday. The cause of death is unknown. Contra Costa Community College District President Vicki Gordon said Nejedly, ...

Transfer Day provides options, opportunities to promote student success

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff
October 10, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Multimedia, News, Video

Transfer representatives from schools across California visited the campus to provide information and answer questions about UCs, CSUs and private colleges during Transfer Day held Oct. 4 in the Campus Center Plaza. Students interested in transferring had the chance to ask representatives questions...

Biologist stresses support

Biologist stresses support

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Molecular and cell biologist Malik Francis said the path to educational success is social support and confidence in the face of obstacles, on Sept. 28 at the second of the Adelante STEM Academy’s STEM Cafés this semester. The Cafés bring professionals in STEM fields in to talk with students at Co...

Measures taken to prevent loitering, potential crime

Measures taken to prevent loitering, potential crime

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Police Services has increased student aide patrols at the partially closed Liberal Arts Building since finding more students loitering inside the empty hallways and classrooms. Contra Costa College Police Services Lt. Tom Holt said he reset the lock system to the interior doors inside the LA Buildi...

Professor Analyzes Political movement

Professor Analyzes Political movement

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

To honor its 50th anniversary, a former Black Panther Party member returned to explain his dissertation research about the organization’s decline and local origins. Former Virginia State University history professor Paul Alkebulan led his second discussion at Contra Costa College in a year with a group...

Garden yields fresh herbs

Garden yields fresh herbs

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The culinary arts department at Contra Costa College has one aspect that is overlooked by a lot of students but that contributes heavily to the day-to-day functioning of the kitchen: the garden behind the old Three Season’s restaurant. The culinary garden is not only doing well, but thriving even better...

Annual function recognizes disabilities

By Michael Santone, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

October is national Disability Employment Awareness Month, and in honor of it the Library and Learning Resource Center, along with faculty and staff, will be screening its annual disability awareness film series which highlights and details six different disabilities in an open forum of question and ...

National program promotes education, success

National program promotes education, success

By Jose Chavez, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Puente Club aims to support students with their educational goals while providing a family support system for its members. The club branched out of the Puente Project, a nationally recognized program focused on increasing transfer rates for underrepresented students. “Honestly, if it weren...

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