FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006
Mt. SAC Theater Program to Stage “Harvey”
WALNUT, Calif.—The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will bring its production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Harvey” to Mt. SAC’s Clarke Theater on Fridays and Saturdays, March 3-4 and 10-11, at 8 p.m.
Made popular by Jimmy Stewart in the film version, “Harvey” is the funny story of Elwood P. Dowd and his “special friend,” a 6’-6” white rabbit that only he can see or hear. This comedy of misunderstanding is a reminder of the serenity that comes from faith in basic human kindness.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $9 for seniors and students.
For tickets and information, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050.
###Mt. SAC’s Short-Term Classes Offer Full Credit in Half the Time
WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College still has 110 short-term spring classes that have not yet started, including many short-term classes that begin March 20.
Short-term classes enable students to get the classes they need and earn full credit in less time than they would in semester-long classes. Courses offered range in discipline from aeronautics to theater arts, and include sections of high-demand classes such as English and math. Many of the classes are nine-week sections, but some are five, three, and even one-week classes.
A full list of the short-term classes is available in the Mt. SAC Spring Schedule of Classes. The schedule is available at the Mt. SAC bookstore, the Student Services Center, local libraries, and online at www.mtsac.edu.
Students currently enrolled for the spring semester can register directly over the telephone at (909) 595-6722. New or returning students who have not attended Mt. SAC for one or more semesters need to submit an admissions application through Student Services.
For more information, call the Admissions Office at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4415.
###FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006
Mt. SAC Broadcasting Student Wins 2 Golden Mike Awards
WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College radio broadcasting student Daniel Nolte walked away with two Radio and Television News Association Golden Mike awards for special features he wrote and produced for Mt. SAC’s radio station, 90.1 KSAK.
“Going up against the big commercial stations and networks, it’s unusual that a radio station that is staffed solely by students would win two Golden Mike awards,” said KSAK Operations Coordinator Cason Smith.
Nolte, who goes by the on-air name Daniel Raymond, won the best original news commentary, analysis, station editorial or series of editorials in the Radio, Division B category for his feature “Spin Cycle: The Power of Literature,” an analysis of politics and the media.
Nolte also won a Golden Mike in the best radio business and consumer reporting Radio, Division B for “Everything You Know Is Wrong: Taxes,” a series dispelling urban myths. His award-winning segment dealt with common misconceptions about taxes in America.
A Walnut resident, Nolte has been with KSAK for three years and will finish the radio broadcasting certificate program in May.
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.
###Mt. SAC Students Win 12 Gold Medals at SkillsUSA Regionals
WALNUT, Calif.— Mt. San Antonio College students won 12 gold medals and a silver medal at the SkillsUSA regional competition held recently at Mt. SAC. More than 500 students from high schools and community colleges competed in the skills competition.
Troy Majeska (La Puente) won a gold medal in the aviation maintenance technology competition, and Justin Santana (Rancho Cucamonga) and Fred Gonzales (Pomona) won gold medals in the computer maintenance competition.
Warren Estrellado (Chino Hills) and Ting Lee (Azusa) won gold medals in architectural drafting, while Anita Ying (Baldwin Park) won a gold in architecture CAD and Chris Neely (Chino Hills) won a gold medal in the technical drafting division.
Yu Chow (Walnut) and Peter Dekluyver (Claremont) won gold medals in the electronics technology competition.
In the welding competition, Rodney Lamay (Glendora), James Coleman (Chino Hills), and Charles Hanks (Covina) all won gold medals, and Alex Florex (West Covina) won a silver medal.
The gold medalists at the regional competition will advance to the SkillsUSA state competition on April 6-9 in Riverside. The top finalists at the state level then go on to compete at the SkillsUSA national competition.
SkillsUSA (formerly the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America-VICA) is a nationally affiliated vocational club representing secondary and post-secondary students in the trade, technical, and health education fields. The vocational education organization represents more than a quarter million students in over 13,000 chapters nationwide.
###Mountie Women to Salute Older Adult Program Feb. 16
WALNUT, Calif.—The defending state championship Mt. San Antonio College softball team will honor students from the college’s Older Adult Program during the Mounties’ game against Fullerton on Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., at Mt. SAC’s Baseball-Softball Complex.
“Older Adult Program Day” is part of an intergenerational project between the softball team and the seniors program. Student athletes provide community service for Older Adult Program activities, and the seniors support the women’s softball, soccer and basketball teams by sponsoring athletes. Mt. SAC’s Older Adult Program provides a variety of classes and activities for seniors at community and senior centers throughout the local area.
A member of the Red Hat Society will throw out the opening pitch at the game. The Red Hat Society, which also has many members in the Older Adult Program, will be represented at the game by chapters from Covina, Walnut and San Dimas.
For more information, call the Older Adult Program at (909) 594-5611, ext. 5117.
###Mt. SAC Art Gallery Exhibit Ventures “Below the Surface”
WALNUT, Calif.—The Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery will present “Below the Surface,” an exhibit by renowned California artist Katherine Levin-Lau, Feb. 14 through Mar 9. This free exhibit is open to the public.
A special opening night reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4 to 6 p.m., in the art gallery with a lecture by Levin-Lau at 3 p.m.
Rendered beautifully in a classical tradition, the paintings and drawings in this exhibit examine the issues of femininity. This 15-year survey of Levin-Lau’s work magically assembles images of people, objects and interiors in dramatic settings with dreamlike narratives.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday evening, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Art Gallery at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4328.