October 2013

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

Mt. SAC Art Gallery to Feature “Sense & Sensibility II” Exhibit

WALNUT, Calif.–––The Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery will present the second of a two-part exhibit, featuring the works of noted art professionals, “Sense & Sensibility II.” This month-long exhibit will run Nov. 7 through Dec. 12 at the campus Art Gallery and is free and open to the public.

A long time in the making, “Sense & Sensibility II” will showcase the work of curators, critics, dealers, consultants, exhibition designers, teachers, and others employed in the local art industry. Participating artists are Michael Arata, Leslie Brown, Jonathan Burke, Delia Cabral, Andi Campognone, Dino Dinco, Mat Gleason, Doug Harvey, Tulsa Kinney, Juri Koll, Jared Linge, Perin Mahler, Andrea Harris McGee, John David O'Brien, Eric Stoner, Richard Turner, Fonje DeVre, and Suzanne Walsh.

A special opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 to 6 p.m., in the Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday nights, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Art Gallery at (909) 274-4328 or visit the gallery’s website at www.mtsac.edu/artgallery.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013

Mt. SAC Repertory Dance Co. Stages Fall Performance on Nov. 1-3

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Repertory Dance Company will perform a variety of dance styles at its Annual Fall Repertory Dance Concert on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 1 - 3, at the college’s Sophia Clarke Theater. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The dance company is Mt. SAC’s elite group of student performers who showcase the talent of this award-winning dance department. The troupe performs thought-provoking modern works and entertaining musical theater pieces along with ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. Faculty and guest choreographers are highly acclaimed professionals with credits that include major dance companies, film, and television.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, and $10 for seniors, students, and children age 12 and under.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs for November

WALNUT, Calif.–––The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium continues its full season of programs on the stars and planets with evening and matinee showings for adults and children throughout November.

"Secret of the Cardboard Rocket," a special program for children, will be presented on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. In this program, two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard and go on an exciting journey through the solar system using nothing but an astronomy book, their own imaginations, and the magic of the cardboard rocket.

"Star Tales," a show on the stars, constellations, and planets, will run Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Learn the stories behind the heavenly bodies and find out how to view them from your own backyard.

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure," a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m. In this program, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon.

"Tales of the Maya Skies," a program on Maya science and astronomy, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey back in time to the jungles of Mexico and hear the stories of the ancient Maya civilization, and how the planets and astronomical events influenced the Maya people.

"Stars of The Pharaohs," a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Travel to ancient Egypt and explore the stars and various astronomical phenomena during the time of the pharaohs. This program looks at how the ancient Egyptians used science to tell time, to formulate a workable calendar, and to align huge buildings.

"Cosmic Comets," a program all about comets, will be shown Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. This program explores where comets come from, ancient concepts about comets, and how comets dies in a full-dome planetarium experience that investigates the phenomena seen for centuries.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students, seniors, and children 6-13, and $1 for children 5 and under.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at https://tickets.mtsac.edu and at the door before each program.


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

Mt. SAC Journalism Students Have the Write Stuff

WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College journalism students proved they had the “write” stuff, walking away as the big winners at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) fall regional conference on Oct. 11 and 12 at Cal State Fullerton.

With more than 600 students competing, Mt. SAC captured top honors for its publications. The web version of the student Mountaineer newspaper, mountiewire.com, won the General Excellence Award as did the student magazine, Substance. Mt. SAC students garnered six first-place wins, 11 second-place honors, seven third-place awards, and six honorable mentions.

Mt. SAC’s Rich Yap (Rowland Heights) won first place in the student designed advertisement and bring in student designed advertisement categories; second place in profile feature writing and magazine cover; third place in non profile feature writing; magazine essay, and online feature story; and honorable mention in opinion writing and student designed advertisement.

Albert Serna (Covina) won first place in student-designed advertisement and bring in student designed advertisement, and Adolfo Tigerino (Loma Linda) won first place for sports photo and second place for news writing. Harmon Huynh (West Covina) won first place for student designed advertisement.

Other winners for Mt. SAC were Beatrice Alcala (Walnut), second place for magazine design and magazine cover, and third place for magazine photo essay; Vanessa Solis (Alhambra), second place for copy editing; Sterling Knight (Rowland Heights), second place for feature photo and honorable mention for student designed advertisement; Eugene Arellanes (Fontana) and Jose de Castro (Covina), second place for magazine photo; Aldo Padilla (Los Angeles) and Brigette Villesenor (Covina), second place for magazine cover; Monica Garcia (Pomona), third place for broadcast news writing; Kristina Gonzalez (Ontario), third place for magazine essay; Karla Mejia (Hacienda Heights), honorable mention for editorial cartoon; and Emily Castellanos (Adelanto), honorable mention for magazine photo.


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

Mt. SAC Hosts Volunteer Fair

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Student Life Office will host a Community Volunteer Fair for local organizations that would like to recruit student volunteers on Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Student Life Center on campus, located at 1100 N. Grand Ave. in Walnut.

The fair 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 that will participate in this year’s event include the American Red Cross, the Be a Hero Become a Donor Foundation, City of Pomona Community Services, Inland Empire United Way, Homestead Museum, House of Ruth, Inland Valley Hope Partners, Los Angeles County Public Social Services, Neighborhood Legal Services, Parent’s Place, Peace Corps, Qual Care Hospice, Samaritan’s Purse, Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, West Covina Senior Center, the YMCA, and more.

Community organizations that would like to participate should call the Mt. SAC Student Life Office at (909) 274-5953.


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Mt. SAC to Host Family Science Festival Oct. 26

WALNUT, Calif.––– In conjunction with National Chemistry Week, Mt. San Antonio College will hold a Family Science Festival with science-related activities, crafts, and displays for the whole family on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the college’s Natural Sciences complex (buildings 7, 60, and 61). This event is free and open to the public.

Hands-on experiments, chemistry demonstrations, fossil and mineral exhibits, and the Meek Wild Animal Museum are all part of the fun at the family festival. There will also be food, door prizes, and a battery recycling center set up for the event.

This event is sponsored by the Mt. SAC Chemistry Department, the Mt. SAC Chemistry Club, and the San Gorgonio chapter of the American Chemical Society.

For more information, contact Eileen DiMauro at (909) 594-5611, ext 4533.


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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Mt. SAC Theater Presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013––– The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage its production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, at 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Sophia B. Clarke Theater. A special Saturday matinee performance will be given on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.

Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy serves up some serious observations on the loss of intimacy in our ever-more connected world. Anyone who has indulged in nostalgia for the pre-digital age or dreamt of going “off-line” and escaping into the woods will enjoy the issues that emerge in this modern odyssey that indulges off-beat situations, whimsical observations, and hilariously loopy dialogue.

Theater Professor Alan Brooks directs this Mt. SAC production.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $10 for seniors, students, and children 13 and under.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.


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