Little News bits from around SMC
BULLETIN!: BENEDICT XVI
IS NEWLY ELECTED POPE
Seventy-eight-year-old Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany has been elected as new pope.
SEARCH FOR NEW SMC PRESIDENT CONTINUES WITH ADDITIONAL HELP
In its search for a new president, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted to hire the national nonprofit Association of Community College Trustees at their special meeting on April 18.
The group's fees will range from $20,000 to $25,000, plus expenses.
SMC's new president is expected to be selected around the beginning of 2006.
The consulting team, which has had 30 years of experience in community college executive recruitment and has completed almost 300 searches for chancellors and presidents, will work closely with an SMC search committe, which is yet to be established.
Dr. Thomas J. Donner will serve as interim president through the end of 2005.
MEN "WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES" TO STOP CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN
Hundreds of fathers, brothers, partners and sons are expected to turn up at the 5th Annual Men's March to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
Some will wear women's high-heeled shoes.
Proceeds from the Fifth Annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" March will benefit the Valley Trauma Center, the only sexual assault crisis intervention and counseling center serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.
The march will begin at noon on Saturday, April 23, at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
For more information call (818) 756-5335 ext. 230 or visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org where the Marcher registration can also be downloaded.
MAY 4 DEADLINE SET FOR NORWAY STUDY ABROAD
APPLICATIONS AND DEPOSIT
Students interested in getting an international perspective on the world of journalism and broadcasting are invited to an information session on the Norway Study Abroad Program Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in LS 119.
May 4 is the deadline for submitting the application and $300 deposit for the four-week program to be taught by Professors Barbara Baird and Frank Dawson.
The $2,900 program covers airfare, food, lodging and sightseeing trips. (310) 434-4530.
SUSTAINABLE OCEANS "ROADSHOW"
Actor and Oceana Board Member Ted Danson will join Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor, recreational fishermen and conservation groups to educate the public of the threat of destructive bottom trawling to corals, sponges, and other living seafloor habitat off the California Coast and deliver a solution that protects ocean habitat and maintains vibrant fisheries.
The press conference will take place Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at the Santa Monica Pier.