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New “Flip-Book” Class Schedule Can Be Accessed by All Mobile Devices

7 December 2014

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A new online class schedule (found here)  that can be easily accessed by computer as well as all mobile devices has been developed by the Peralta District’s Office of Public Information to help  students find what they are looking for from wherever they are. The Spring 2015 Class Schedule “flip-book” can be found in the right column of Peralta’s homepage and makes it easy for students to view the schedule on desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, and other  mobile devices. It features search, an index and other functions that make it simple to look up classes by college or discipline.

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Merritt Newsletter Editor Seeks Feedback/Story Ideas

3 December 2014

How did you like the first issue of The Merritt Connection that was emailed to you on November 18? (If you missed it, click here to see it). The editor (me) appreciates any and all feedback and ideas for stories – campus news, human interest stories; shared governance highlights; interesting classes; newsworthy faculty, staff, students, or alumni to  write about; awards or recognitions you or others have received, etc. Just send your ideas to Susan May  at There will be one issue in  December, and then two each month starting in February. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Happy Thanksgiving! The College Will Be Closed from Thurs., 11/27 to Sat., 11/29

25 November 2014



In observance of the holiday, Merritt College  offices and classes will be closed from Thursday, November 27  through Saturday, November 29. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Biofest 3 is Coming Nov. 22!

19 November 2014

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Would you like to understand why microscopists just won another Nobel prize?  Come ask the students of the Merritt Microscopy Program!

Join us on Sat., Nov. 22, for Biofest 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the  Student Lounge, R-110 – bigger and more fun than ever!

It’s equal parts hands-on science fun for all ages and career info for students. Everyone is welcome!

The event will feature Regional Program and Industry experts in biotech and health fields, microscopy demos, tinkering table for kids, art of science exhibit, free raffle and amazing prizes!

Instructors: if you want to award extra credit for participation, just let us know, and we’ll send you attendance info.

Hope to see you there!      biofest photo

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The Spring 2015 Class Schedule is Here and Registration Has Begun!

15 November 2014

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Spring 2015 Registration has begun! See the new Class Schedule here! Registration for continuing students has begun, and new students can start registering on Monday, December 1.  Click here to see all registration and academic calendar dates.


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Dolores Huerta and Art Torres to Speak at The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series 11/15

12 November 2014

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Works (UFW), and former Senator Art Torres, who served eight years in the California State Assembly and 12 years as State Senator,  will speak on Saturday evening, November 15, as part of The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Mills College, Haas Gymnasium, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. The lecture series promotes an ample exchange of ideas to help inspire and move forward new leadership and servantship.  All lectures present community leaders who recognize the social justice vision, leadership, and accomplishments of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Elihu M. Harris. The event is made possible through a partnership between Merritt College and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.



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Come to the Swearing-In Ceremony for Your New ASMC on Fri., Oct. 31

30 October 2014

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Come and get to know your new ASMC Officers and Senators as they get sworn in on Friday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The Associated Students of Merritt College  represent the Merritt student body and give a voice to all Merritt students as part of the college’s shared governance process. The new officers and senators are listed below. ASMC Advisor is Dr. Lilia Chavez, Interim Director of Student Activities and Campus Life. Stop by and congratulate them!

ASMC Executive Board
Tracey Christian, President
Terry Malbrough, Vice President
Carmen Johnson, Secretary
Maria Fernandez, Treasurer
Justin McDowell-Brown, Chief of Justice
My Williams, ICC Chairperson
Anita Johnson, Associate Chief of Justice

Manual Carmona
Laura Hernandez
Marlene Hurd
Adrian Jackson
Liliane Lee
Max Leung
Geon Yeong Lim
Soledad Martinez
Tachaka Moore
Tatiana Ochoa
Ana Pena
Birhon Quizhpe
Titlis Wan





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Plan Ahead! Priority Spring Registration Dates from November 3 to December 1

27 October 2014


Spring Semester 2015 is just around the corner! Click here to see all registration and academic calendar dates.  Priority registration starts on Monday, November 3; continuing students on Thursday, November 6; and new students on Monday, December 1. The Spring 2015 class schedule will be available soon.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Puente Club on Nov. 5

24 October 2014

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Join the Puente Club as they celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on Wednesday, November 5, by honoring members of the Merritt community who have passed on with words and  music. Photographs will be displayed at the altar and sweet bread and hot chocolate will be available. The event will take place in the D-Quad from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Photo below: Puente Club members work at a fundraising activity to raise money for the upcoming event). Flyer and photo by Puente Club member Birhon Quizhpe.

PUENTE PHOTO fron Bihiron 10-27-14

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Men’s Soccer Team in the Playoff Hunt!

21 October 2014

Goalie Roberto Llamos at Merritt College soccer practice

Support the winning Men’s Soccer Team on their quest for a second straight playoff appearance! Come to their next home game on Tuesday, October 28, at 4 p.m.  against Yuba College. Free admission. Here’s an update from proud Head Men’s Soccer Coach Zach Sullivan: Men’s Soccer is currently 8-6-2 and in 3rd place in the Bay Valley Conference. They are very much in the playoff hunt with only 5 games left to play. Merritt is led by freshman Jesus Maldonado who currently leads the whole state with 15 goals scored. Sophomore captain Francisco Mendoza has had a huge impact on the field chipping in 7 goals and 2 assists. Sophomores Martin Garduno, Sean Walker, Danny Bravo, Evan Walker and Alex Lopez are getting a lot of attention from 4-year coaches as well and have been a huge part of our success. We are proud to have many Merritt alumni who received athletic scholarships and are contributing to their soccer team at the 4-year level including:

Jason Swihart (Hawaii Pacific)
Jonas Voiron (Holy Names)
Ricardo Nava (Southwestern)
Julio Cervantes (University of Pacific)
Michael Tieku (Cal State East Bay)
Roberto Llamas (Adams State)


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