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Time to Buy Plants at the Annual Fall 2014 Sale on October 11 and 12

12 October 2014



The Associated Students of Merritt College Horticulture Club is hosting its bi-annual plant sale on Oct. 11 and 12, Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & Sunday, 12 noon – 3 p.m. The plant sale includes a wide variety of edible perennial and annuals, heirloom vegetables, Mediterranean, drought-tolerant plants, and much more. On Saturday there will be plant and landscape design information experts on hand, live music, delicious organic locavore lunches for sale, tours, demonstrations, and “Salvation Garden” tools, books and whatnot sale table.They will have plenty of plants and people to answer your questions on Sunday, too. Cash or checks only, as they are not equipped for credit/debit cards. For more information, go to, 510-436-2418.


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Meet Reps from 35 Colleges and Universities at Transfer Day on Monday, October 13

7 October 2014


Merritt College’s Transfer Day College Fair on Monday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is an opportunity for students to meet admissions representatives from over 35 colleges/universities, including 6 University of California campuses, 9 California State University campuses, and private/independent schools. For a list of participating schools, visit



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Men’s Basketball Gets Support at Crabfeed

1 October 2014


Merritt College President Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz was among more than 65 supporters of the Men’s Basketball team who came out to the first-ever crabfeed on September 27 to raise money for team equipment and other necessities. Head basketball coach Keenan McMiller thanks everyone for coming out and showing their support and hopes for continued support at the games when the season begins in January. Go Thunderbirds!


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Merritt Celebrates Latin@ Heritage Month with Activities on October 7

1 October 2014

Join the Merritt College community on Tuesday, October 7, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., to celebrate, validate, and honor the important Latin@ historical contributions to the United States as part of Latin@ Heritage Month. Activities, including music, art food, danza, speakers, and soul  healing, will take place in the Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale Student Lounge, Room R-110. Latin@ Heritage Month is traditionally held from September 15 to October 15. The date of September 15 is particularly important because it is the independence anniversary for many Latino American countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Mexico’s Independence Day is on September 16 and Chile’s Independence Day follows on September 18.



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TONIGHT! Merritt co-hosts Oakland Mayoral Candidates Forum on Jobs

30 September 2014

Mayoral Forum

The candidates for Oakland mayor will be at Merritt College on Wednesday, October 1, from 6-8:30 p.m in the Student Lounge to give their perspectives on developing and sustaining our local economy. The event is free and open to the public. It is being co-sponsored by the BWOPA Oakland/Berkeley Chapter (Black Women Organized for Political Action), The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment, and Merritt College.

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Scholarship Deadline is Monday, October 13

26 September 2014


More than a dozen scholarships and grants for students with a deadline of October 13  are being offered for the fall, it was recently announced by the Peralta Colleges Foundation.There are also Classroom Enrichment Grants available for faculty and staff. See the list in the flyer below. To apply and to see more information, go to There will be more scholarships in Spring 2015.
Fall 2014 JPEG anouncement of Scholarships

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Kevin Powell to Speak at Merritt On Educating the Hip-Hop Generation

10 September 2014

(SEE VIDEO CLIP HERE) Kevin Powell, activist, author, and public speaker, will be at Merritt College on Tuesday, September 23, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss his book, “The Toolkit for Educating the Hip-Hop Generation: Engaging Them Where They Are and Leading Them to Where They Need to Be.” This District-wide professional development opportunity is open to all faculty, staff, administration, and students. It will be held in the Student Lounge, Room 110. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event and then in the Merritt College Bookstore. Find out more about Kevin Powell right here. 


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Come to the Crab Feed on September 27 and Support the Men’s Basketball Team!

9 September 2014

Come to the first annual Crab Feed sponsored by Merritt’s Men’s Basketball Team on Saturday, Sept. 27, 3-7 p.m., Student Lounge, Room 110.  Enjoy live entertainment while you eat some of the best crab you’ve ever tasted! Bring friends and family. All proceeds will benefit the basketball team. $50 general admission. To purchase tickets, call 510-484-5199.

(Men’s Basketball Preseason starts Sept. 26. See 2014-15 season schedule here. )


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Find Out About Peralta’s Study Abroad Program

9 September 2014

If you’ve been thinking about studying abroad but have lots of questions about it, come to the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 1, from 11 am.-4 p.m., at Laney College’s Quad Area. You’ll get all of your questions answered and also have the opportunity to speak to former Student Abroad students who will be talking about their own experiences.

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Extended Hours for First Two Weeks of Classes

17 August 2014

During the weeks of August 18 and August 25, the Merritt College offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Counseling will extend its hours as follows:

Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m .- Noon

Starting the week of September 2, the regular hours will be in effect:

Monday-Wednesday – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon



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