February 2008


Mt. SAC Hosts “Cash for College” Event for High School Seniors

WALNUT, Calif.—One year ago, Maria Turrubiartes was a high school senior who knew she wanted to go to college, but didn’t know how she was going to pay for it. Then she attended Mt. San Antonio College’s “Cash for College” workshop.

“I came out of high school clueless about financial aid options for college,” Turrubiartes said. “But Cash for College made every really clear.”

Mt. SAC’s Financial Aid Department will once again offer free one-on-one financial aid assistance to high school seniors and their parents during its Cash for College workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Life Center, Building 9C.

Cash for College provides one-on-one assistance for college-bound students and their parents to complete and file Federal Student Aid and Cal Grant financial aid forms for the 2008-09 academic year. The event also helps students maximize their financial aid prospects by meeting the early financial aid deadlines. The state financial aid deadline is March 2.

Parents and students must bring a copy of students’ Social Security cards or permanent resident cards, and a 2007 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2007 information is not available, a 2006 tax return may be used. The workshop information and assistance can be used to apply to any community college, not just Mt. SAC.

Information and application forms will also be available for Admissions, Extend Opportunity and Programs Services and Mt. SAC’s Summer Bridge Program for first-time college students.

A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and reservations are necessary for one-on-one appointments. Participants will also be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored through the California Student Aid Commission and The Education Financing Foundation of California.

To make a reservation or for more information, call the Mt. SAC Financial Aid Office at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4458 or 5972.



Mt. SAC Radio Station Wins Four Golden Mikes

WALNUT, Calif.— Mt. San Antonio College’s radio station, 90.1 KSAK FM, walked away with four awards for reporting and use of sound at the Radio and Television News Association’s annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony on Jan. 26 at the Universal Hilton in Hollywood. The Mt. SAC radio station has won nine Golden Mikes in the past three years.

The station won the Best Sports Reporting and Best Use of Sound Golden Mikes for the “Super Bowl and the Alumni” feature in Division B for radio stations with fewer than six full-time staff. “Super Bowl and the Alumni” is a light-hearted observation on the West Coast’s lack of interest in Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. The piece showcased audio from the Bears defensive lineman and Mt. SAC alumnus Alfonzo Boone.

KSAK also won Golden Mikes for Best Entertainment Reporting, Division B, and Best Feature News Series Reporting, One Division, for the feature series “Silly Songs, Serious Respect” on “Weird Al” Yankovic. The three-part biography covers Yankovic’s rise from Southern California “nerd” to music superstar. In the One Division category, large and small radio stations compete against each other.

“Going up against major market stations, it’s very impressive that Mt. SAC’s radio station could win four Golden Mike awards,”said KSAK Operations Manager Cason Smith, who has been the operations coordinator at KSAK for seven years and teaches broadcasting at Mt. SAC.

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 to Stage An Evening of Short Original Plays, Under the Gun

WALNUT, Calif.— The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage an evening of short original plays, Under the Gun, on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14-16, 8 p.m., in the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Center Studio Theater. A special matinee performance will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.

Under the Gun is a collection of short plays by contemporary American playwrights with unique takes on how people cope with their fears when under pressure. Works performed include “Up on the Roof” by Rick Cleveland, “Wedding Duet” by Lauren Wilson, “At Night in the Asylum,” by Douglas Post, “Night of the Coals” by S.L. Daniels, “187” by Jose Rivera, “Rosa’s Eulogy” and “Kitty” by Richard Strand, “Note to Self” by Hilly Hicks, Jr., and “Some Fish” by Eric Berlin.

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.