The club scene is growing at Merritt with nearly 20 clubs of interest to all students! Come to Fall 2016 Club Rush on Tuesday, September 13, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. in the D Quad, and find one or more clubs that you’d like to join or find out about starting one of your own! There will be tables set up with information and club officers and members to answer all your questions. Free light refreshments will be available.
If you’ve never seen the beauty of lichen through a microscope, now is your chance! Merritt’s Microscopy Department is co-sponsoring a very cool slide show called, “Microscopic Lichens in 3D,” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Building, Room 110, First Floor. Socializing and refreshments will start at 7 p.m. See more details in the attached flyer (click to enlarge).
(Starts 9/7: Enroll this week!) Here’s one way of helping you be successful in reaching your educational goals: improve your basic English skills! Enroll today in the 3-unit class “English for Life and Career Success” LRNRE 261 (Code 44571) and sharpen your basic skills, prepare for career-oriented certificate programs, and prepare for college-level basic skills classes! Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15-3:55 p.m. in P203. The class starts on Tuesday, 9/7 but you can enroll up to a week later and still get in the class. Enroll today at www.merritt.edu/wp/admissions. For questions, call (510) 436-2429.
A new late-start ESL class has just been added, and there is still time to apply and/or enroll.This high beginning-level English grammar class will include basic grammar structures, sentence patterns, and parts of speech. The class (ESL 284A/B (#45154) will be held from September 15 to December 13, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:55 a.m. at the Fruitvale location, 1900 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, 1st Floor Classroom. For questions or information, call (510) 536-1830. To apply and/or enroll, go to www.merritt.edu/wp/admissions.
Are you interested in getting fit and losing some weight? The Nutrition & Dietetics program is offering a fun Late-Start class this Fall called Weight Management Principles and Practice (Nutrition 25 Code 43771) which will start September 22. Anyone can sign up – faculty, staff, students, community members. You will have fun engaging in physical activity during each session and learning about healthy ways to control your weight. There are no exams! This class is free for faculty and staff if they fill out the fee waiver form HERE.
The Tobacco-less Club at Merritt College will present a free showing of the movie, “Addiction Incorporated,” along with a free lunch and panel discussion with experts on Tuesday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Newton-Seale Lounge. This important movie is “the true story of the tobacco companies’ commitment to addicting the human brain and how the world came to know about it.” See the two-minute trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1blcqttb6pk
If you’re studying biology, love birds, or just like outdoor learning, join Certified Wildlife Biologist Daniel Edelstein for a close-up experience studying raptors. This 2-unit, 6-session class (BIOL 80A (#44128) begins on Sept. 10, starting with a classroom slideshow and continuing with real-life field studies. Prof. Edelstein, who has been a consulting biologist and birding guide for 20 years, will teach you about this fascinating bird of prey. See his website at www.warblerwatcher.com. For questions, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply and/or register for the class, go towww.merritt.edu/wp/admissions.
Don’t miss dynamic keynote speaker Helen Benjamin, Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District, who will kick off FLEX Days with a presentation relating to the theme, “Strengthening OUR College Together: Time for Action,” on Thursday, August 18, in the Newton Student Lounge. The two days of activities planned by the Professional Development Committee, chaired by Jason Holloway, will all carry that theme, from the opening remarks by our own Chancellor Jowel Laguerre, to important informational sessions on communication, Moodle, Institutional Research, Smart Classrooms, ASMC, Assessment, and more. On Friday, August 19, you’ll hear fascinating stories from our students who went to China, a Title IX update, and the latest information on Accreditation, Budgets, and Institutional Research before getting together by Divisions and Student Services. The entire schedule is attached here.
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