January 2011

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011

Mt. SAC’s KSAK Wins Three Golden Mikes

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College’s radio station, 90.1 KSAK, won three Golden Mike awards at the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California’s annual awards ceremony held Jan. 22 at the Universal Hilton in Hollywood.

Student Claudia Amezcua (Pomona) and KSAK operations coordinator Cason Smith (Rowland Heights) shared two Golden Mikes for Best Entertainment Reporting and Best Use of Sound in division B for radio stations with fewer than six full-time staff. The duo won for their piece on the opening of the 2010 Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Smith also won the division B Best Individual Writing award for the Pleasure Faire segment.

KSAK newscast students Chris Jones (Glendora), Nelson Aguilar (Covina), Jenelle Vasquez (Chino Hills), Laura Romo (West Covina), Jeff Bowe (San Dimas) Leilani Mabrie (Chino), Karlo Sy Su (Walnut), and Amezcua were also nominated for a Golden Mike in the Best Newscast Under 15 Minutes category in competition against radio stations KABC Los Angeles and KVTA Ventura.

“Going head-to-head against major market stations, it’s very impressive that Mt. SAC’s radio station can consistently win Golden Mike awards year after year,” said Smith, who has been the operations coordinator at KSAK for nine years and teaches broadcasting at Mt. SAC.

The Mt. SAC radio station has won 19 Golden Mikes in the past six years.

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California annually honors the best in radio and television, ranging from the major networks to college stations.




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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011

Mt. SAC Flying Team Advances to National Competition

WALNUT, Calif.–––With a second-place finish at the recent regional airmeet, the Mt. San Antonio College Flying Team advances to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s national competition and claimed its 20th consecutive regional community college award.

“After a tough regional contest, we now bump up the competition and ready ourselves for the national airmeet,” said Mt. SAC Flying Team Advisor and Aeronautics Professor Robert Rogus.

With 192 points, Mt. SAC placed second behind first-place Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University from Arizona and ahead of third-place San Diego Christian College. Ninety-five students from six colleges competed at the 2011 Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), a competition for university and community college flying teams.

In additional to the Top Two-Year School Award, the Mt. SAC team won the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award. Mt. SAC students also won a total 29 individual awards, including Kate Darwin’s (San Dimas) Top Female Pilot Award, David Calleros’s (Montclair) first place in the aircraft preflight inspection, Rick Palkovic’s (Glendora) first place in the flight simulator competition, and Darwin and Ian Doolittle’s (Moreno Valley) first-place win in the crew resource management event.

Other squads competing at the regional airmeet were the U. S. Air Force Academy, San Jose State University, and Cypress College.

The national SAFECON airmeet will be hosted by Ohio State University on May 16-21.

Over the years, the Mt. SAC Flying Team has consistently earned top honors as one of the best collegiate flying teams in the country. The team has won the Top Community College trophy at the regional competition every year since 1991. Mt. SAC also won the Top U. S. Community College award at the national airmeet in 1984, 1985, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.



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FRIDAY, JANUARY 07, 2011

Mt. SAC Flying Team to Host Regional Airmeet Jan. 13-16

WALNUT, Calif.–––The Mt. San Antonio College Flying Team will host the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s 2011 regional airmeet at Brackett Field in La Verne on Jan. 13-16.

“The regional airmeet is the beginning of flight competition that eventually leads to the national airmeet, and the competition at this stage is always tough,” said Mt. SAC Flying Team Advisor and Aeronautics Professor Robert Rogus.

The 2011 Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), a competition for university and community college flying teams, will pit seven teams in competitive events such as navigation, power off landings, and message drop. The squads competing at the regional airmeet are the U. S. Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, San Jose State University, Cypress College, Orange Coast College, San Diego Christian College, and Mt. SAC.

The top two teams from the competition will advance to the national SAFECON airmeet at Ohio State University on May 16-21.

Over the years, the Mt. SAC Flying Team has consistently earned top honors as one of the best collegiate flying teams in the country. The team has won the Top Community College trophy at the regional competition for 19 consecutive years. Mt. SAC also won the Top U. S. Community College award at the national airmeet in 1984, 1985, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.

For more information on the 2011 SAFECON regional airmeet, call Mt. SAC Aeronautics at (909) 594-5611, ext. 5006.



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 06, 2011

Registration for Mt. SAC’s Spring Semester Begins Jan. 19

WALNUT, Calif.––– Online registration for Mt. San Antonio College's spring semester credit classes begins Jan. 19. Classes begin on Monday, Feb. 28.

New and continuing credit students must register for classes online at my.mtsac.edu. New students must also submit an admission application online. For students who do not have computer access, computers and assistance are available in the Student Services Center during business hours. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Before registering, new students are required to activate their personal Mt. SAC portal account at the same website, which provides set-up instructions. Students will be able to view a registration date and time in their portal account and will not be allowed to register before their assigned time. New students must also contact the Counseling Department to sign up for the required orientation session before registering for classes. For more information about required orientation sessions, call the Mt. SAC Counseling Department at (909) 274-4380.

The enrollment fee is still set at $26 per unit for California residents, and all fees are due upon registration.

For more registration information, call the Mt. SAC Admissions & Records Office at (909) 274-4415, or visit www.mtsac.edu.



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