PHI THETA KAPPA AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP
A $100 Pinnacle Silver Scholarship was awarded to the honor society Phi Theta Kappa by the Center for Excellence.
The award recognizes the efforts the honor society puts into increasing their student membership and encourages chapters to enhance their methods of letting the students know of the benefits, honors and opportunities eligible to them through Phi Theta Kappa.
Student membership has increased by 10 percent over the previous year.
CAL STATE L.A. STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Even though the application filing deadline was in November, admission applications for fall quarter 2005 at Cal State Los Angeles are still being accepted.
However, students hoping to transfer are encouraged to apply, as soon as possible, online through www.csumentor.edu.
If you have further questions regarding your application, you can also contact Maria J. Bonin, articulation and transfer specialist, at (310) 434-4589 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR DURING SPRING BREAK
SMC students who are interested in visiting the UC campuses up north can pick up an application at the Transfer/Counseling Center. Students will leave April 11 at 5 a.m. UC Davis will be the first stop, followed by UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and UC Santa Barbara.
Expected arrival at SMC will be at 9 p.m. on April 13.
The SMC Transfer Center will provide everything, including hotel rooms and transportation.
Students are only responsible for their meals and for a deposit.
However, a $25 deposit is necessary, $20 of which will be refunded once the student goes on the trip.
The trip will take place during SMC's spring break, April 11-13.
Applications are due Monday, March 21, by 7 p.m. at the Transfer/Counseling Center's front desk.
Students will be notified by mail if they are selected to attend the excursion.
Then, they must attend a mandatory information meeting on either Thursday, March 31, at 11:15 a.m. or Tuesday, April 15, at 11:15 a.m.
SMC OPERA THEATRE: SPECIAL SCREENING
The SMC Opera Theatre will present a special screening of "Patti Gallagher and Donald Fredrickson In Concert."
Patti Gallagher is a former SMC teacher who retired in 1998. She was also crowned Ms. Senior America 2000.
Fredrickson continues to be a part of the SMC faculty.
He was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contribution to SMC Opera Theatre's performance of Gounod's "Faust."
This video was also honored with six Emmy Awards.
For more information call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3000.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
"WMD: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION" SCREENING
The film casts a sharp eye at media coverage of the Iraqi War. The film will be followed by an audience discussion with its filmmaker, Danny Schechter.
Screening and discussion will be held Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in room 214.
Admission is free and is on a first-arrival basis.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ANITA L. DEFRANTZ: "WOMEN IN SPORTS: LIFE LESSONS."
In honor of Women's History Month, SMC will present a lecture by Anita L. DeFrantz titled "Women in Sports: Life Lessons."
DeFrantz is an Olympic bronze medal winner and a former attorney at the Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia, as well as a former administrator at Princeton University.
She received a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1977.
As a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1986, DeFrantz has served the IOC in numerous capacities.
She is a member of the IOC's executive board, Chairwoman of the Women and Sport Working Group since 1997, and a member of numerous Olympic commissions.
In 1997 she was the first woman to be elected IOC Vice-President in the Committee's 103-year history.
DeFrantz won her bronze medal for rowing in 1980.
She also served as team captain of the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976. She was a member of the United States rowing team from 1975 to 1980.
She was also four-time finalist and silver medal winner at the World Rowing Championships of 1978, and she has also won six national championships in rowing.
DeFrantz has also been the president of the Amateur Athletics Foundation of Los Angeles (AAF) since 1987.
In March 2004 DeFrantz was named one of "Southern California's Most Influential Executives in Sports" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
The SMC Associates and the SMC Athletics Department are cosponsors of DeFrantz's lecture.
The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m. in the SMC Concert Hall.
The lecture is free, and seating is on a first-arrival basis.
INTER-CLUB COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
At the Inter-Club Council Meeting Thursday, March 3, Advisor Cecile Hanrahan reminded Inter-Club Council members that the deadline for clubs to turn in applications for nominees for the Associated Student elections for Fall semester 2006 is on Friday, March 11, at 8 p.m.
ICC Representatives were exhorted to ask their club members for volunteers to run for A.S. offices.
Discussion items on the ICC agenda included discussion of a tentative date for the Club Olympics.
March 24 was suggested as a good date, allowing for the three-week process of approval for the various concessions that the event requires.
Asian American-Pacific Islander Club also recommended that, instead of cash prizes, other awards could be handed out to competitors in the Club Olympics, as larger clubs seem to have an unfair advantage in the games due to their superior numbers.
The Club Olympics will be an Action Item at the next Inter-Club Council Meeting, to be held Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
The location of the ICC meeting has yet to be announced.
Other items on the agenda included the posting of a petition protesting the newly placed parking meters on Pearl Street.
A.S. Director Jeronimo Saldana encouraged the clubs to sign the petition and to attend the Santa Monica City Council Meeting that took place Tuesday night.
COOL CAREERS 2005: CAREER DAY SPONSORED BY SMC JOB CENTER
Speakers forum will cover a variety of career choices, including Journalism, Design Technology: Animation, Games, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, and Motion Graphics, Advertising & Public Relations, Early Childhood Education, Broadcasting, Cinema, Medical and Health Care, Web Design, Environmental Science, Sports, Tourism & Hospitality, Business Entrepreneurship, the Arts, and Social Service & Psychology.
Forums will take place Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17 at an off campus location at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology campus located on 1600 Stewart Street, Santa Monica.
For more information call (310) 434-4337.