October 2007


Mt. SAC to Host Community Volunteer Fair

WALNUT, Calif.— Mt. San Antonio College is seeking local organizations that would like to recruit volunteers at its fall Community Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Student Life Center.

The fair also provides an opportunity for students to engage in public service, obtain hands-on learning experiences and make a difference in the community. Some of the organizations already scheduled to participate include the U. S. Peace Corps, the Visiting Nurses Association, Project Sister in Pomona, WINGS in West Covina, the Office of California Sen. Bob Margett, the Inland Valley Humane Society, the Del Haven Community Center in La Puente, the National Council of Negro Women Inc., House of Ruth in Los Angeles, Spanish Trails Girl Scouts Council of Montclair, Interlink Hospice of Covina, and the David and Margaret Home in La Verne.

Community organizations that would like to participate should call the Mt. SAC Student Life Office at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4525.


Mt. SAC Theater to Stage The Mousetrap

WALNUT, Calif.—The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage its fall production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 12-13 and 19-20, 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

Known for having the longest initial run of any play in the world with a nearly 55-year run in London’s West End, The Mousetrap is the classic “who done it” set in an English countryside manor with snowed-in guests, a murder mystery and a twist ending. Often referred to as the “Queen of Crime,” Christie has been recognized as one of the world’s most important and innovative crime fiction writers. The Mousetrap first opened in the West End in November 1952 and after more than 22,800 performances is still going strong.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors and students.

For tickets and information, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050.

First Lady of the Press, Helen Thomas, to Speak at Mt. SAC

WALNUT, Calif.—Helen Thomas, the “First Lady of the American Press,” will speak at Mt. San Antonio College about her experiences as a member of the White House Press Corps and launch the college’s new lecture series, Lyceum Revisited, on Monday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m., in the Sophia B. Clarke Theater. Tickets are $25, and seating is limited.

Known for her direct, hard-hitting questions as a White House correspondent, Helen Thomas has served 57 years as the White House Bureau Chief and correspondent for United Press International, covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She has traveled around the world with Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and she has covered very economic summit. In 1972, she was the only female journalist to travel to China with President Nixon. But to many Thomas is known as the correspondent who is heard closing White House press conferences with the tagline “Thank you, Mr. President.”

In 1976, Thomas was honored as one of the “25 Most Influential Women in America” by the World Almanac. She is also the author of four books, including Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House and Watchdogs of Democracy.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Center box office at (909)468-4050. Tickets are also available online www.4tix.org.