Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 2013

News

 (From left to right) Front row: Shiva Daryouni, Recipient; Jorge Valderamma, Recipient; and Astrid Sainz, Recipient; Back row: Dan Dao, Faculty; Samantha Zagurski, Recipient; Tomy Otunga, DCCCD Foundation Scholarship Recipient; Shiva Daryouni, Recipient; Praveena Dhayanithy, Faculty; Dave Shorow, Faculty; Dr. Zarina Blankenbaker, Vice President for Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Kay Eggleston, President.
(From left to right) Front row: Shiva Daryouni, Recipient; Jorge Valderamma, Recipient; and Astrid Sainz, Recipient; Back row: Dan Dao, Faculty; Samantha Zagurski, Recipient; Tomy Otunga, DCCCD Foundation Scholarship Recipient; Shiva Daryouni, Recipient; Praveena Dhayanithy, Faculty; Dave Shorow, Faculty; Dr. Zarina Blankenbaker, Vice President for Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Kay Eggleston, President.

Student Scholarships

The Richland College Faculty Association recently presented $300 scholarships to five student recipients. The funds were made available through the donations from the Association’s membership. These students selected were based on academic merit and economic need.

Richland College joined NETWORK in sponsoring “Ask Not” event to collect shoes

304Richland College and other sponsors partnered with the City of Richardson and The NETWORK of Community Ministries to help the Richardson community with the “Gathering Soles for NETWORK” shoe drive.

The “Gathering Soles for NETWORK” shoe drive was held in conjunction with “Ask Not…the Dallas County Day of Service,” which is bringing communities throughout Dallas County together to honor the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

Shoes that were donated will be distributed to families through the Richardson-North Dallas Family Clothing Center, operated by NETWORK. Through the program, impoverished families are able, at no cost, to select clothing and shoes.

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

Green living tip-apps

Have a global warming action to suggest? E-mail them to greenrichland@dcccd.edu.

Upcoming Events

 

Multicultural Center Open House
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 21
Thunderduck Hall, Room T150

The Glass Menagerie
7:30 p.m., Nov. 21-24; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 23-24
Arena Theater

40th Annual Turkey Trot
12:30 p.m., Nov. 26
South side of Gym

Tea & Quackers
2 p.m., Nov. 26,
Sabine Hall, Room SH118
Meet Richland’s newest employees.

Angel Tree Drive
Thru Nov. 29
Drop off donations at the Office of Student Life in E040

Thanksgiving Holiday, Campus Closed
Nov. 28-29

If you have any other events you’d like to have publicized in the ThunderBridge, esigns, marquees and/or Web Calendar click here.

Professional
Sawyer gives “H U G” performace

Dance instructor Gina Sawyer recently performed in H U G, a performance installation honoring President John F. Kennedy. H U G was presented by MAP (Making Art with a Purpose) 2013 in Dallas on Oct 19. As a part of the Lamar Street Festival, H U G commemorated the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination to heal the public’s memories of this tragic event. MAP 2013, a festival and exhibition in the greater Dallas-Forth Worth area, restores and preserves the environment, promotes social justice, and advances human knowledge and well-being. The festival runs through Nov. 24.

Read more on how Richland is commemorating JFK’s assassination.

Toups to lead Dallas’ young, elite soccer players

Richland College women’s soccer coach, Scott Toups, has been selected as one of the lead instructors for the upcoming EXACT Soccer Dallas Girls Elite ID Camp. This college soccer camp will take place on Dec. 21-22, and is open to all high school players that would like to compete.

This unique college soccer camp provides players with the opportunity to not only showcase individual field skills, but also their mental readiness. Toups will join other top instructors from NCAA programs such as Sam Houston State University, Northwood University, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas Women’s University, and the University of Dallas. During this one-day camp these instructors will conduct small-group clinic activity, observe players in showcasing their development potential, and lead one-on-one review sessions with each player.

New Employees

Allison-Kimberly
Kimberly Allison

Title: Temporary Instructional Specialist III
Department: World Languages, Cultures and Communications

Ammann-Mark
Mark Ammann
Title: Assistant Director, Admissions
Department: Admissions

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William Arwood
Title: Temporary, Full-Time Computer Science Faculty
Department: Engineering, Business, and Technology

Bedford-Carter
Carter Bedford
Title: Director, Student Programs and Resources II
Department: Office of Student Life

Camueiras-Lorri
Lorri Camueiras
Title: Instructional Specialist III
Department: Learning Enrichment & Academic Development

Edgar-Gabe
Gabriel Edgar
Title: Instructional Specialist III
Department: World Languages, Cultures and Communications

Flores-Erick
Erick Sanchez Flores
Title: Carpenter I
Department: Facilities

McAlister-Ware-Mechelle
Mechelle McAlister-Ware
Title: Coordinator, Outreach & Recruitment
Department: Engineering, Business, and Technology

Phillips-Landeia
Landeia Phillips
Title: Sr. Rehabilitation Specialist
Department: Disability Services

Pruit-Melanie
Melanie Pruitt
Title: Instructional Specialist III
Department: RCHS

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Libiya Shah
Title: Temporary, Full-Time Biology Faculty
Department: MS/HP

Thanks, T-ducks

To: Jean Carter, Educational Transitions
From: Hollander Thompson, Dual Credit

On behalf of the Dual Credit team, I would like to convey our many thanks to the Community Outreach team for providing campus tours for 165 Dual Credit students from Garland and Sachse High Schools on October 30, 2013 and November 11, 2013. We appreciated you and your team’s flexibility in scheduling when the Garland High School students arrived earlier than expected and the number of students participating from Sachse High School was less than originally planned. Each of you demonstrated top-notch hospitality by making the Dual Credit students feel welcomed while sharing the college’s student services and resources. Personally, I enjoyed working with each of you because of your willingness to provide the best campus experience for each student you encounter. Please accept our gratitude for making the Dual Credit visits from Garland and Sachse High Schools a success.


To: Susan Miller, LaShawn Grant, and Susan Wehe
From: Lois Parrott, Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Thank you so much for inviting me to the “Music of My Life: An Unfinished Symphony”. When I saw this topic it was so intriguing, and I really wanted to find out more about it and sure enough there were several sessions with exiting themes which are actually staff development training sessions as a SERIES. The “Beat of My Drum” and “Hitting The High Notes” are some of the session’s titles. I am having a great time being able to get off campus for a day at a time to be in attendance.

The sessions are filled with reflective fun activities and in some ways the time just flies by even though it is an environment of a slow-paced quiet atmosphere. Time seems to move differently at the retreat because we have an opportunity to slow down and focus on our creative side and experience a different perspective from that of our day-to-day routine. I found this experience to be both invigorating and thought provoking. The experience was also a wonderful time for sharing with dear colleagues – some whom I knew – and many whom I just met. I appreciate your leadership, planning and development of these sessions.

This renewal activity has enhanced the way I teach. I continue to think about what I learned. I have already experimented with two of the activities that we did with the instruments with students in my Humanities class and believe it or not, it worked. Students responded and had fun explaining ideas by using the techniques which I brought back. I continue learning even after 39 years of teaching but without these types of staff developments I would not be constantly finding innovative ways to teach and have fun experiencing new and exciting ways to reach our Richland students.