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Faculty Accomplishments 2006-07
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June 2007

Baron Brown, Administration of Justice Professor
In March & April visited three Historically Black Colleges (HBCU's); Spelman, Morehouse and Clark-Atlanta and met with their recruiters regarding the possibilities for community college transfer students. Many points of contact were established and Baron brought back materials, catalogs, and schedules from each college. On May 2 was a guest lecturer for the University of La Verne Criminology program at the invitation of Dr. Sharon Davis. Baron spoke on victimization and active and passive victim precipitation, coupled with the argument against emotional closure and about the impact of significant emotional events.

Thierry Brusselle, Business/Business Management Professor
Was awarded the Golden Key International Honour Society Award on Wednesday, May 9 by Cal Poly Pomona's Golden Key International Honour Society President, Arpit D. Patel. This award was presented in recognition of Professor Brusselle's support of the Golden Key International Honour Society and its students as well as the quality of his teaching on the behalf of Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business.

Dolores Blanton, Adjunct Business and Office Technologies Professor
On March 29, 2007 was recognized as one of 63 Women of Distinction at a luncheon sponsored by Assemblyman Bill Emmerson for the 63rd District. Dolores was recognized for her community services with the West End Literacy Program, Loma Linda Children's Hospital, and the American Business Women's Association.

David Carlson, Adjunct English Professor
Recently coauthored an article entitled The Anxieties of Distance: Online Tutors Reflect which is appearing in the newly published third edition of The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors (Bedford/St Martin's, 2008). The article was written as a result of David's project to bring an online tutoring program to the California State University, Fresno Writing Center and discusses the concerns tutors have when moving from face-to-face to online tutoring.

Beverly Cox, Health Science Computer Laboratory Professor and Sue Bartell, Dental Assisting Professor
Attended the Great Online Teachers Conference April 26-28 in San Marcos along with Kim Feller, Distance Education Support Specialist. The Dental Assisting students received honorable mention in the American Dental Association Table Clinics (teaching demonstrations for patient education) in Anaheim May 5-6 for their presentation of Dentistry and Eating Disorders.

Candice Lin and Matt Wardell, Adjunct Art Professors
Matt organized the show American Symposium on June 16, 2007 at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. This was an evening of lectures, performance, music and video, including a reading room of artists' books and publications. With an emphasis on duration, American Symposium aimed to unite some of the fractured elements of LA's diverse cultural production. The video program at this event included the work of Candice Lin.

Aeronautics Department
In the past two months, several representatives from local aviation companies have visited Chaffey to recruit our graduates from the AERO program. These companies include Express Jet Airlines at Ontario Airport, Arnold Engineering in Corona, Aviation Maintenance Group at Chino Airport, Skywest Airlines at Palm Springs Airport, and Victorville Aerospace at Southern California Logistics Airport. All of these companies have either hired or are in the process of hiring our graduates. All have commented on the shortage of certificated aircraft technicians and the shortage is forecast to last 10 years. The AERO program is now in the finishing stages of starting an ROP program in the local high schools, sponsored by the Baldy View District. Professor Larry Hultgren has taken the lead on this project; spending many hours with Maggie Van Riper and others completing articulation agreements. It has taken approximately two years to get to this point. The high school ROP program is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the evening, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The students will receive high school credit and some college credit. Aeronautics is really excited about this program which will help fill our upper division classes in the future. Professor Hultgren has also been working on getting state credentials for him and the other AERO instructors, required for vocational instruction. On February 2, 2007, AERO faculty members Russel Baty and Jack Little attended the ATEC (Aviation Technician Education Council) Conference at San Jose University. ATEC is an organization of Federal Aviation Administration approved Aviation Maintenance Technician schools supporting industries in the Western Region. ATEC was founded in 1961 to further the standing of FAA approved schools with education and industry and to promote mutually beneficial relations with all industry and government agencies. On February 23, 2007, Russ Baty was a guest speaker at the career center at Kaiser High School in Fontana for a group of students interested in a career in aviation maintenance. On March 27, 2007, Russ Baty and nine AERO students attended the Aviation Summit at the LA/Ontario International Airport. The emphasis of the summit was on the expansion and growth potential of LA/Ontario Airport and the growth of aviation mechanics jobs in the district. On April 18, 2007, Russ Baty represented Chaffey College at Careers in Aviation Educator's Forum in Victorville. Topics included the 300 plus aircraft mechanics that Southern California Logistics Airport will be hiring this year and the shortage of certified mechanics. March 19, 2007, Professor Hultgren met with Ron Gonzales, FAA representative, for the AERO program's periodic inspection. Mr. Gonzales was very pleased with what he saw, with only a few minor notations of items to improve such as space requirements and tool inventory. Professor Little, acting as the temporary Airframe Instructor, facilitated the donation of an aircraft tug and aircraft power supply from his former employer, Aviation Maintenance Group in Chino. Professor Little has accomplished getting seven Aeronautics students employment with Aviation Maintenance Group as apprentice technicians working on privately owned corporate jets.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
The March 2007 Senate Rostrum includes an article co-authored by Sid entitled Update on Statewide Career Pathways Project. The article can be viewed at the following website: http://www.asccc.org/Publications/Rostrums/Rostrum03-07.pdf. Attended the California Industrial and Technology Education Annual Conference on March 22-24, 2007. Sid gave two presentations in conjunction with the California Department of Education regarding SB70. Sid's part of the presentation was on the Academic Senate's SB70 funded articulation project. On April 10, 2007 conducted a training session on Developing and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for occupational faculty at the College of the Desert in Palm Springs. Attended a Board of Directors meeting for the California Automotive Teachers Association on April 27, 2007 in Sacramento. On May 4, 2007, co-hosted a regional articulation meeting in Riverside. This meeting was part of the Academic Senate's Career Pathways project funded by SB70. Approximately 65 high school, ROP, and community college faculty and administrators from all over southern California attended. The purpose of the meeting was to generate local articulation agreements. Dr. Maggie Van Riper also attended and contributed her expertise as the project's Articulation Officer. Attended a training session at San Diego Miramar College on May 5, 2007. This training was on using interactive online programs to augment automotive technology instruction. On May 8, served as a judge for the Outstanding Student Recognition competition held by the Inland Empire Chapter of the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers at San Bernardino. Students from Baldy View ROP, Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP, Riverside County Office of Education ROP, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools ROP, competed in this event.

May 2007

Shelley Eckvahl, Vocational Nursing Professor
This past month worked with a grant writer on the Health Occupations Preparation and Education (HOPE) grant, a $1,433,000/5 year grant offered by the Chancellor's Office. Shelley recently received word that Chaffey was one of the three colleges in the state to be awarded this grant. The grant will have a significant impact on all of Chaffey's health science programs and will be especially felt as Chaffey develops the health science programs at the Chino Campus.

Marc Meyer, Anthropology Professor
Authored two papers presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists March 27 through April 1, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania entitled Body Size and Shape in the Dmanisi Hominids: Implications for Early Genus Homo and Homo Floresiensis (Marc R. Meyer) and Phylogenetic Evaluation of Adaptive Explanations for Neandertal Nasal Morphology (Melanie L. Chang & Marc R. Meyer).

Chris Flores, Counseling/EOPS Professor
Presented at the State Chancellor's Office Student Services Technical Training Conference in San Francisco in February and April 2007. On February 24, presented a workshop entitled Coordinating CARE Services with Campus CalWORKS Programs. The purpose of this workshop was to share how Chaffey College's EOPS/CARE program effectively coordinates with our CalWORKS program in the provision of over-and-above services to CARE students. On April 23, Chris presented a workshop entitled Student Learning Outcomes for Extended Opportunities Programs and Services. The purpose of this workshop was to offer direction in developing effective SLO's for EOPS/CARE programs across the state by showcasing Chaffey College's process.

Beth Child, Nicole DeRose, & Carol McClure, Biology Professors
Attended an all-day Project Learning Tree (PTL) workshop at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on April 24. This workshop focused on how to teach students about the assessment and management of environmental and human health issues.

Mike Eskew, English Professor
Was a journalism judge (in photograph-news and feature) in the state high school competition at the SCJEA (Southern California Journalism Education Association) State Write-Offs on Saturday, April 21 at Cerritos College. Southern California students, who qualified at their local area write-offs in addition to those registered in several non-qualifying categories, participated in this event.

Stephen Rudd, Adjunct Music Professor
Has been selected to edit/review curriculum for From the Top radio program. From the Top is a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast which features young classical musicians throughout America.

David Karp, Business Professor
On April 9, served as a judge for Loyola Law School's first-year student oral advocacy program. Each year, Loyola invites members of the Bar to sit as judges while first-year law students have their first opportunity to argue a mock legal case. This is the final last exercise in their legal research and writing course. Judges evaluate the students' performance and also give the law faculty leads on students who show promise as oral advocates. On April 8, 2007, gave a presentation on The Business and Legal Side of Photography at the Creative Center for Photography at Freestyle Photographic in Hollywood. This is the second year in a row that Freestyle asked David to make a presentation as part of their Saturday Lecture Series. The series includes presentations by educators, professional commercial photographers, and fine art photographers on technical and artistic aspects of photography, as well as legal aspects and the business side of photography. Freestyle Photographic is one of the largest photo retailers in the Los Angeles area, and provides photographic equipment and supplies nationwide via mail order and the Internet. The second edition of David's article Introduction to Lenses for Large Format Cameras was published in March. The article can be found at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses-primer. The first edition of the article was used as part of the textual materials in at least one community college photography course. The website on which the article was published, www.largeformatphotography.info, is the premiere site on the World Wide Web on the subject of Large Format Photography. Contributors to the site include well-known professional and fine-art photographers, as well as advanced amateur photographers from around the world.

Shereef Ellaboudy, Adjunct Economics Professor
Will present his paper on the Efficiency of Financial Institutions in the Middle East, which has been accepted for publication, at the 18th Annual Conference of the Congress of Political Economists, International in Berlin, Germany in July.

John Machado, Art History Professor
Presented a paper titled Procession Rituals and Sacred Space: Classic Veracruz Mural Narratives in Context at the spring Mesoamerican Network Meeting, hosted by Pomona College, Claremont, on April 1, 2007.

Laura Hope, English Professor
Laura gave a presentation as part of a panel on Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California's Community College to the Statewide Academic Senate on April 26, 2007. The panel summarized the findings of the literature review and introduced the conference attendees to the self-assessment tool, which will prompt an action plan for the basic skills funds from the state. Laura also presented the keynote address on April 28, 2007 to the faculty of Fresno City College at a district-wide conference on the Basic Skills Initiative. The address was titled Creating Conditions for Change and emphasized strategies to address the scope and scale of basic skills solutions. Laura and Sherrie Guerrero gave a presentation to the Board of Governors on May 8, 2007 outlining the features and benefits of Chaffey's CIW (California Institution for Women) program. Chancellor Drummond generously praised both the CIW effort and the Success Center services as national models and encouraged Board members to visit the College to learn more about them.

Sid Burks, Bruce Osburn, and Sherm Taylor, Automotive Technology Professors
Attended the California Automotive Teachers Association Spring Conference in Sacramento on April 28, 2007. They attended workshops on Lab Scope Usage, Automotive Industry Issues, Brake Service, and Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Programs.

Laurie Pratt, Communication Studies Professor
Delivered a presentation called Scrutinizing Stereotypes as part of a G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching Speech) panel at the 2007 Southern California Speech Educators Forum held at Crafton Hills College on April 13. The focus of the presentation was helping participants appreciate how stereotypes form and how mindfulness can be used to prevent premature or inaccurate assumptions about others.

Shelley Marcus, Library Professor
Attended the ACRL (Association of College & Research Librarians, a Division of the American Library Association) Conference in Baltimore on March 29 through April 1. The conference was attended by over 3,000 librarians from all over the nation. Shelley participated in workshops and seminars on improving information literacy among college students. She learned many concepts, procedures and innovations which will be of great benefit to our students.

April 2007

Hotel & Food Service (HOTFS) Department
The HOTFS 430 Hospitality Marketing class entered the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition held March 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center. A group of three students presented a class project for the "Chocolate Garden, Organic Chocolates" Company and won first place in three of the four categories for the two-year college division; product most likely to succeed, best product, & best marketing plan. The team members were Joshua Furman, Luci Leal, & Jeff Chavis and the prize was $500.

Monica Molina, Counseling Professor
During spring break, attended the 20th Anniversary Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges Conference in Modesto. Monica presented two workshops; one entitled Creating a Puente Project on Your Campus for faculty at other California community colleges and the second workshop for the general audience (students, faculty, administration) on Living La Vida Loca a motivational piece to inspire students to continue their educational goals and faculty and staff to take on leadership within their prospective community colleges. Monica took two Puente students, Johanna Valle and Ainsley Pino, to present a workshop on Creating a PowerPoint and Advanced Technology to Enhance your Presentations at Work or in School. Monica was also re-elected to represent Region 10 on the Executive Board.

Candice Tinsley, Nutrition & Food Professor
Attended the California Dietetic Association, Orange District's Professional Development Day on February 3 at Orange Coast College. The program included: Food Safety Management in High Risk Populations; Will you be Ready When the Attorney Calls: What Health Care Professionals Really Need to Know; The California Department Health Services: Updates in Dietary and Nutrition Services Rules & Regulations; and a Workplace Motivational video was shown. Candice served as a Dietetic Internship Selection Committee Member for California State University, Long Beach's (CSULB) Dietetic Internship Selection Process. Over the course of 2 days, Candice assisted in reviewing application packets and interviewed 17 potential interns. Twelve interns were selected to attend CSULB's esteemed Dietetic Internship. At the end of the 9-month internship, these graduate students are eligible to sit for the national registration exam to become Registered Dietitians (RD). Candice is an alumni of CSULB's undergraduate, graduate, and internship programs.

Maura O'Neill, Philosophy Professor
Was a panelist on the discussion entitled Ethics of Stem Cell Research held on Wednesday, April 18 and hosted by the Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee. The panel discussed what stem cell research involves, its potential medical applications, as well as religious perspectives of the ethical issues associated with stem cell research. The other panelist was Dr. Richard Luben, Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Riverside.

Abel Chen, Business Administration/Business Law Professor
Was a speaker/presenter for TechED 2007 on March 27 at the Ontario Convention Center. His session was titled No More Compromises for Online Education. Abel presented the main idea of combining the various online modalities into one integrated online platform. This integrated online platform would allow students and faculty to take advantage of the best features from asynchronous, hybrid, and synchronous online technologies. Thus, no more compromises. The overall conclusion was that the technologies for this integrated platform was now ready and had already been deployed with impressive successes. The business environment is already taking advantage of it. It is time for higher education to adopt it as well.

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor
His work was exhibited in the following shows: AC117, A Decade of Clay, Citrus College, January 18 through March 2, and Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, March 6-10, 2007. Stan's work is currently featured at an exhibit entitled kilnopening.edu at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) from April 7-28. The gallery is located at 349 S. Garey Avenue in Pomona. Stan's work will be on exhibit starting May 12 at a show entitled Alter Ego presented by the Foundation for Artists' Resources (F.A.R.) at the MorYork Gallery located at 4959 York Blvd., Highland Park.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor and Laura Hope, English Professor
Hosted a Regional Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Coordinator's Meeting at Chaffey College on April 13, 2007. The meeting was sponsored by the State Academic Senate. Approximately 70 SLO Coordinators attended from other California Community Colleges. Coordinators learned methods of implementing Student Learning Outcomes and shared ideas and successful strategies. The Chaffey Culinary Arts program, led by Chefs Daniel Swift and Stacy Damaso, provided our guests with a much appreciated gourmet lunch. A meeting room and invaluable logistical assistance was provided by Professor Vera Dunwoody.

Sergio Gomez, Sociology Professor
Attended the 2007 Annual Pacific Sociological Association held in Oakland on March 29 through April 1, 2007.

Photography Department
The annual student photography show opens at the Montclair Plaza on May 5 and runs through May 13.

Ted Jenkins, Mathematics Professor
Attended the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges Southern Section Conference on March 3, 2007 in Anaheim.

Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology Professor
Was a Reviewer in the latest edition of the text Auto Upkeep, Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair.

Bret McMurran, Economics Professor
Served as one of the eight finalist judges for this year's Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) which is a contest administrated by COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications; a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world). A record total of 273 teams from five countries spent a weekend in February working on an applied modeling problem involving managing and promoting organ transplantation in the 9th Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling. This year's contest began on Thursday, February 8 and ended on Monday, February 12, 2007. During that time, teams of up to three undergraduate or high school students researched, modeled, analyzed, solved, wrote, and submitted their solutions to an open-ended interdisciplinary modeling problem involving public health policy concerning organ transplants. After the weekend of challenging and productive work, the solution papers were sent to COMAP for judging. This year the judging was held at the US Military Academy (West Point).

Karen Encinas, Fashion & Costume Design Professor; Penny Marino, Fashion Merchandising & Design Professor; and Daniel Swift, Hotel & Food Service Management Professor
Chaffey College was well represented at the regional High School FHA-HERO student competition. Held at Rialto's Eisenhower High School on Saturday, February 24, this competition allows occupational students to not only display their skill and knowledge in various programs, but also to participate in public speaking with question and answer periods. Chef Daniel Swift judged the Culinary Arts competition, Penny Marino judged Interior Design, and Karen Encinas judged Apparel Design and Construction. Three students from each category will continue competition at the state level in Sacrament this spring. The college instructors judged and evaluated the student presentations, making suggestions on how to improve for the final state competition. This is always a rewarding event, seeing youth at their finest, as well as helping with recruitment.

March 2007

Laura Hope, English Professor
Was a contributing author to Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, which was published this week. As the only faculty contributor, Laura was the primary writer for the sections on learning theory and instructional practices and design. The text was commissioned by Chancellor Drummond and the System Office to serve as a support manual for basic skills innovation within California's community college system. Chaffey College will be receiving copies for use within the next couple of weeks. The full text is available at the Center for Student Success website at the following address: http://css.rpgroup.org/uploads/RPBasicSkills2007.pdf?PHPSESSID=ddb8641c773e38502100ecb2449bb8f.

Deckard Hodge and Neil Watkins, English Professors
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) emphasizes the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. The Excellence Award honors many of the world's best in higher education. English Professors Deckard Hodge and Neil Watkins will receive the NISOD Excellence Award for their leadership of Chaffey's One College, One Book program. Deckard & Neil are co-chairs of the College Book Committee that consists of 20-25 people who plan and promote over 18 events during the year.

Linda DeVillers, Psychology Professor
After three competitive rounds that included directed writing assignments, Dr. DeVillers emerged as the person selected to serve as the in-house sex columnist by Health, a monthly Time, Inc. magazine. Her first column will appear in the April 2007 issue. The magazine has a readership of eight million. Linda will be presenting at the World Congress of Sexology to be held in Sydney, Australia in April. The title of her presentation is A Contemporary Review of Scientific Research on Variables Related to Positive, Healthy Sexual Communication Among Singles and Couples, with Practice Applications. Linda has also been invited to speak to the Health Sciences Department of the University of Victoria, Wellington New Zealand, where her topic will be Sexual Health and Exercise.

Darcel Woods, Correctional Science Professor
Has been appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the State Board of Parole Hearings.

Gerontology Program
Two Chaffey Gerontology students have been selected to participate on a "diversity and aging" panel at the annual meeting of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Long Beach on April 22, 2007. Four students were selected from among 2-year, 4-year, and graduate programs in gerontology and geriatrics statewide. The students will respond to presentations by researchers and experts on the topic Practical and Political Implications of a Diverse and Aging California.

Barbara Hindman & Renee Ketchum, Nursing Professors
Attended the statewide meeting of the ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) directors in Monterey, March 1-2, 2007.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the Minority Mentor Program's 8th Annual Student Research Conference & Art Exhibition entitled Global Action and Social Change on March 2 at the Claremont Graduate University. The conference goals were promoting student research, providing a safe place to develop presentation skills and receive feedback, and provoking dialogue of social, cultural, and global issues.

Denise Johnson, Adjunct Art/Photography Professor
On February 16-17, 2007 attended the College Art Association's yearly convention in New York and special sessions organized by the Feminist Art Program at Rutgers. Several discussions that Denise took part in focused on the powerful influence of feminism and the resiliency of the feminist movement. The many things learned and experienced at the conference have greatly contributed to Denise's curatorial approaches and plans for an upcoming show that she is organizing at the Wignall Gallery entitled Girly Show. In this exhibition Denise aims to counter the fashionable depiction of feminism as resolved, uninteresting and old-fashioned by gathering a broad range of artists who work in a variety of media and engage in a plethora of aesthetic and conceptual approaches surrounding women's issues. Girly Show promises to reveal, just as the CAA Conference did for Denise, that while feminism may not be the same discourse it was a generation ago, its evolution is nonetheless spirited, complex, and full of vigor. The exhibition is planned to open on October 22 and will run through November 30, 2007.

Shelley Marcus, Library Professor
Attended the SCIL ( Southern California Instruction Librarians ) Works 2007 at Cal Poly Pomona on February 2. SCIL is an interest group for librarians who teach college level research classes. This group is part of CARL, California Academic and Research Libraries. The conference was entitled 21st Century Librarianship: Classroom Management in Today's Information Age. Shelley attended workshops exploring new practices and techniques which will benefit our students in our library's bibliographic instruction classes.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Named to the Board of Directors for the California Automotive Teachers Association and attended a meeting of same on December 27, 2006 in Sacramento. Attended a meeting of the Executive Committee for the management of the SB70 grant that funds the Academic Senate's Pathways Articulation Project on January 24, 2007. The meeting was held at the Senate's Office in Sacramento. The Chancellor's Office and the California Department of Education are very pleased with the way the project is progressing and the unofficial word is the funding for the project will be extended for another four years; six years total. Attended a meeting of the Statewide Academic Senate Curriculum Committee in Sacramento on February 2. Attended a meeting of the Steering Committee for the Academic Senate's Career Pathways Project funded by SB70 in Sacramento on February 5. Visited the Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas to train faculty on developing and assessing Student Learning Outcomes on February 7-9. The training Sid provided was requested and sponsored by the college's regional accrediting agency. Attended the Academic Senate's Teaching Institute on February 16-18, 2007. Sid presented twice; Strategies to Prove and Improve Student Learning with SLO's and Assessment, and Discipline Specific Student Learning Outcomes. Chaffey's Auto Technology Program recently joined the Southern California Transit Training Consortia. Sid and Sherm Taylor, new faculty member, attended a training coordination & planning meeting on February 23, 2007. Sid also attended the Vocational Education Leadership Institute conducted by the Academic Senate from March 8-10 in Palm Springs. Sid gave three presentations; two on Student Learning Outcomes and one on the Senates SB70 Funded Articulation Project.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor & Maggie Van Riper, Counseling Professor
The Academic Senate's Career Pathways Project held its second workshop for developing articulation templates on February 23-24 in Los Angeles. High School and Community College faculty, administrators, Tech Prep Coordinators, and Articulation Officers from all over the state met to develop articulation templates for Automotive Technology, Building Trades and Construction, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Fashion, Machining/CAM, Office Technology, and Administration of Justice programs. Sid served as facilitator for the Automotive Technology Discipline Workgroup and Maggie represented Articulation Officers and provided support for Sid's group.

February 2007

Mike Deschamps, Accounting/Financial Service Professor
Co-author on a new first edition tax text, Fundamentals of Taxation, published by McGraw-Hill. The text has already been adopted by the University of Illinois, the University of San Diego, East Carolina State University, Miami Dade Community College, and Santa Ana Community College. The text takes a forms based approach to the study of taxation. Twelve students from the fall tax classes have already secured tax season employment with tax preparers in the area. Among the companies hiring our students are Jackson Hewlitt, Liberty Tax Services, and several local practitioners.

Monica Molina, Counseling Professor
Has been appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to the Math and English Ad Hoc Committee for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Maura O'Neill, Philosophy Professor
The book Maura wrote while on Sabbatical last year will be published at the end of October beginning of November 2007 entitled Mending a Torn World: Women in Interreligious Dialogue.

Penny Marino, Fashion Merchandising & Design Professor and Ann Woods, Adjunct Fashion Merchandising & Design Professor
Attended a joint conference at the Huntington Library with the Costume Society of America on Dress and the Decorative Arts from November 10-11, 2006. International speakers presented research from the 17th century to the present.

Rachel Arciniega, Cheryl Gilbert, Susan Herman, Cathy Lightner, Wendy Maleki, Sue Paplanus, & Cathy Zmudka, Nursing Professors
Attended the Mosby's Faculty Development Institute in San Diego on January 7-9, 2007 to learn new ways to meet the challenges of being a nurse educator today.
Professor Maleki is also participating in the 10-week Leadership Connection project coordinated by Community services and the Inland Empire.

John Machado, Art History Professor
Was quoted in an article that appeared in National Geographic's News on January 26, 2007 titled Ancient Mexican Carvings Being Erased by Acid Rain, Experts Say. The article can be accessed at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070126-mexico-tajin.html.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
In July and August attended the Fifteenth Annual National Gang Violence Conference from July 11-14 in Anaheim and attended a Homeland Security Training Conference on August 12. Attended an Education Forum at Pitzer College on Thursday, September 21 sponsored by the Los Angeles Times & Pitzer College. Henry also attended the 22nd Annual Recognition of Service to Youth Awards on October 11 sponsored by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Bernardino County.

Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology Professor
During the last semester, Bruce completed the recertification testing to maintain his Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automobile Technician Certification given by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Bruce also added a new certification, the Advanced Level Specialist Certification. The Master Tech testing is a series of 8 tests consuming 4 1/2 hours and the Advanced Level is a stand alone test of 4 hours. These certifications are valid for 5 years. The value of these certifications is three-fold: 1) required for the Automotive Departments NATEF Certification, 2) enhances instructor credibility with students and encourages students to take the tests, and 3) personal pride.

Ricardo Diaz, Monica Molina, & Maria Mora, Counseling Professors
Attended the 3rd Annual Educational Conference; Tomas Rivera Policy Institute entitled: A Day of Education: Practical Tools to Increase College Access and Achievement. The group (including EOPS classified staff who also attended the conference) presented the content of the conference to the Student Services Council and plan to make the information available to other groups on campus as requested. The presentation gave great insight in recruiting and retaining Latino students at the college level and outlined in detail a successful pilot program between Santa Anna College, Santa Ana Unified School District, and the University of California at Irvine. This program underscores the dynamic process that can occur when all systems work together to provide key services and opportunities for underrepresented students. Services included a Saturday Math Academy to address students' historically poor math skills and ensuring success in courses at the college level.

Tracy Hegeman, Computer Information Systems Professor
Attended a seminar entitled New Study on the Workforce Needs of the Video and Computer Game Industry in November, 2006 which was put on by the Economic and Workforce Development Department and attended by representatives from several community colleges in both northern and southern California. The discussions focused on the expected jobs in the game industry, the ever increasing need, and how we, as community colleges, can meet that need for California.

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor and Shari Wasson, Adjunct Art Professor
Their work will be featured at an exhibit entitled Hausguests at the Brewery Project in Los Angeles sponsored by the Haus Gallery. This exhibition will run from February 24 through March 24 and will feature the work of over 200 artists benefiting the people of the Darfur region of Sudan. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The Brewery Project is located at 676 S. Avenue 21, #33, in Los Angeles. For additional information you may contact the Brewery Project at 323.222.0222 or visit the website at http://www.hausgallery.com/haus/HAUSguests.htm.

Radiologic Technology Program
Two hundred and sixty (260) students from 25 programs across the country participated in the RadTec Student Challenge Competition. Rachael Dias, second-year student, placed 2nd overall. This is only the third year Chaffey College Radiologic Technology students have attended the conference. Fifteen RadTec students, three full-time and two part-time faculty members, and five clinical instructors attended the Thirty-Second Annual Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiographic Technology (ACERT) January 31 through February 2, 2007.

Orest Stetkevich, Athletics/Disability Programs and Services Professor
Completed the extensive requirements for the American Red Cross Instructor in the Advanced Emergency Responder Course taught at Chaffey. This course provides for authorization to teach and give out five (5) different American Red Cross Certificates which include Preventing Disease Transmission, Oxygen Administration, Emergency Response, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. There are only 96 instructors in Southern California.

Charmaine Phipps, English as a Second Language Professor
Her article on Adjunct Faculty: What do they have to complain about? appeared in the November 2006 edition of the CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) NEWS (CATESOL's official newsletter). Charmaine writes quarterly for this publication.

Susan Spicher, Adjunct Child Development Professor
During the 2006 Spring Semester, Susan became part of the Foothill Region Selection Committee for the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. On January 26 she attended a training seminar for the administration of the Preschool Administration Scale (PAS) which is a tool that is being implemented for the certification of Mentor Directors. This qualifies Susan to work on the selection committee for Mentor Directors which certifies qualified directors to mentor peers and support the director's vital role of providing quality care for young children and their families.

January 2007

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended a meeting of the Steering Committee for the Statewide Career Pathways Project in Sacramento on September 28, 2006.
Attended a workshop on teaching automotive students how to read electrical schematics on October 28, 2006 conducted by the California Industrial and Technology Education Consortium. In November, presented at the annual conference of the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP) in Palm Springs. His presentation was on articulation programs between high schools, ROP's and community colleges and was part of a presentation made by the California Department of Education on SB70 support for Career and Technical Educational Programs. Chaffey College hosted a meeting of the Statewide Curriculum Committee on December 8, 2006. Presented twice at the Industrial and Technology Education Professional Development Institute on December 9, 2006 in Palm Springs. The first presentation was on the Statewide Career Pathways Project and the second was on Teaching Biodiesel Technology in Automotive Programs. Attended the New Accreditation Institute sponsored by the Academic Senate on January 5-6, 2007. Sid attended several workshops on Student Learning Outcomes and the Accreditation Process. In addition, Sid also presented at the Institute on Occupational Program Assessment.

Daniel Jacobo, Broadcasting & Cinema Professor
On December 9, 2006 at the Millard Sheets Art Gallery in Pomona (as a participant of the exhibit Beyond Heritage), Daniel presented several selections from his The Aztlan Chronicles : A new and innovative series that explores and showcases the cultural, historical, musical, artistic, and comic aspects of the Chicano Experience. This ongoing series has thirteen completed programs, all written, produced, directed and edited by Professor Jacobo.

Leonard Crow, Mathematics Professor
Completed an Ed.D. (Education Doctorate Degree) in October 2006 at Argosy University in Orange County. The doctorate degree is in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in higher education, math education, and instructional leadership. His dissertation was titled: A Study of the Effects of Using a Computer Algebra System with Multivariable Calculus Students.

Barbara Hindman, Renee Ketchum, and Sue Paplanus, Nursing Professors
Professor Paplanus is partnering with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to present a high risk maternal-child health class for their obstetrical nurses.
Professors Hindman and Ketchum attended a COADN/CACN (California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing/California Association College's of Nursing) Fall Statewide Conference October 4-5, 2006 in Rancho Mirage. This conference was attended by Associate Degree Nursing Directors from northern and southern California to discuss local and state issues affecting students and faculty.

Chris Flores, Counseling & EOPS Professor
Attended the 5th Annual Positive Psychology Conference in Washington D.C. in October and was privileged to hear the latest research on "Hope Theory" which can be adapted effectively in developing Student Learning Outcomes for Student Services Programs. Chris will use what she learned to further develop Chaffey's EOPS student learning outcomes and incorporate key concepts into Chaffey's Guidance classes to targeted EOPS/CARE students. Presenter and panelist for a workshop at the Annual CCCEOPSA (California Community Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs & Services Association) Conference in Sacramento in October. Chris gave an overview of Chaffey College's collaborative college program with the California Institution for Women (CIW). There is a lot of interest statewide in exploring prison college programs and since Chaffey has the first formalized program at a woman's prison it is a hot topic and generated a lot of discussion.

Rick Caughman, Adjunct Art Professor
His work was on exhibit at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona at a show entitled Sorted Characters or...who are these people? The opening reception was held on January 13, 2007.

Linda DeVillers, Psychology Professor
Sexual Health, Volume 1, the first of a multi-volume book series published by Praeger has just been released (December 2006). Professor De Villers was commissioned to write one of its chapters, Facilitating Positive Sexual Communication. The chapter includes an extensive review of the literature as well as applications.

Joyce Oakdale, Chemistry Professor
Attended the CSTA (California Science Teachers Association) meeting in San Francisco in October.

Laurie Pratt, Communication Studies Professor
Participated in the editorial review process for a brand new Interpersonal Communication text titled Reflect & Relate, published this month by Bedford/St Martin's.

Sociology Department: Professors Al DiBernardo, Sergio Gomez, Karen Lyman, Lynn Navarette, Marylee Requa, and Paula Snyder
Sponsoring a monthly film series featuring thought-provoking documentaries and an opportunity for discussion following the film. This is the second year the department has held the film series. The attendance has grown, drawing 120 for the October film, Walmart: the High Cost of Low Price.The November film was held on a Thursday evening, and some students brought family and friends. The film shown November 9 was Sometimes in April, which explores the underlying conditions and tragic events surrounding the 100-days of the Rwanda genocide in 1994.

Aeronautics Department
Set up a marketing and display booth at the cable Airshow on January 6 & 7. Aeronautics instructors manned the booth 8 hours both days of the event. More than 20 aeronautic students donated their time in assisting the sponsors of this event. Sponsors included Pomona Valley Pilots Association (PVPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the Cable Airport Foundation. All three of these organizations provide scholarships for our aeronautic students totaling at least $5,000. The money for the scholarships comes from the net proceeds of this event. This is a great example of how our college partners with local organizations to better our community.

Andrea Dutton, Radiologic Technology Professor
Has been appointed by the Governor of California to the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

Terri Helfand, Tracy Hegeman, Jim Kerr, Wanda Scott, and Steve Siedschlag, Computer Information Systems Professors
Terri, Steve, and Jim staffed the Chaffey College Information Booth at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Terri planned and coordinated the Information Technology Day at the Chino Information Technology Center on Saturday, October 21, 2006. This event, which was co-hosted with Cal Poly, Pomona, included a keynote speaker from Microsoft and various workshops. Steve, Jim, Tracy, and Wanda were workshop presenters. Steve and Jim presented workshops on Information Systems Security for the second consecutive year at the Cyber Security Fair at Cal Poly, Pomona, on October 26, 2006.

December 2006

Larry Hultgren, Aeronautics Professor
Coordinated and led three Aeronautics students in a presentation on Monday, October 30 promoting the One College, One Book campaign. The presentation was entitled Why Kites Fly and Other Mysteries of Flight. The presentation included information and demonstrations of Bernoulii's principle and Newton's laws, relating to why a kite flies. Also included was a section on the rules and materials of Afghan kite fighting. After the presentation, participants went outside for demonstrations of jet propulsion and turbine technology.

Carol Hutte and Shelley Marcus, Library Professors
Attended the Internet Librarian Conference October 23-25 in Monterey. They attended sessions on using net and web based strategies which will be of great benefit to our students. Techniques for staying in step with the fast-changing online information world, the best of electronic resources, and ethnographic methods to find out the needs of student users are only a few of the many topics discussed. They also had the opportunity to network with librarians from forty-eight states, Canada and the UK, gaining insight into other library practices and procedures.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program
The Continuing Approval Visit of the Board of Nursing of the State of California was held on September 20-21, 2006. The Board gave the ADN Program continuing approval, without any areas of non-compliance. The State Board pass rate on the licensing exam for this year is 100%, with the last five year average being 98.11%.

Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiologic Technology Program received the following news during National Radiologic Technologist Week (NRTW) in November: "The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Directors and Staff congratulate you and the program faculty for achieving the maximum award of accreditation from the JRCERT and wish you continuing success in your efforts to provide a quality educational program."

Mercedes Limon, Spanish Professor
Attended the American Council on the Teachings of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) from November 16 to November 19, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael Dinielli, English Professor
Presented the Two-Year College Association's (TYCA) document, Guidelines for the Academic Preparation of English Faculty at Two-Year Colleges, to the CSU Graduate Coordinator's meeting held in San Diego on October 26, 2006. Michael's presentation emphasized the formal preparation and professional development of community college English faculty. As a result of the presentation, several graduate programs will be revised to reflect the suggestions made in the TYCA document.

D.E. Creasy Valdez, Counseling Professor
Has been appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to the Counseling Advisory Committee for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Dana Plumley, Disability Programs and Services Adjunct Professor
Attended the 23rd Annual NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed) Conference in San Diego from October 25-28, 2006. This conference featured presentations from world leaders in the field of dual diagnosis and provided valuable information that was shared with other instructors in the Department.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
On November 30 Maggie Van Riper, Shirley Emilio, Bruce Osburn, and Sid presented to automotive students at Fontana High School regarding the articulation agreement between Chaffey and Fontana High, and the Automotive Technology Program at Chaffey.

Shari Wasson, Art Adjunct Professor
Her work was exhibited at the SCA Gallery in Pomona from November 11 through December 2, 2006 in a show entitled OVIS.

Terri Helfand, Computer Information Systems Professor
Recently completed serving as a reviewer for the new Prentice-Hall Go! Series Introduction to Microsoft Office 2007 textbook. This textbook will be published to coincide with the release of the new version of the software.

Juan Rodriguez, English as a Second Language Professor
In November, Juan's poem, We Fail to See the Inner Self in Others from his latest poetry collection After Learning to Label, received the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry presented by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry. This poem will be published in the Deluxe Hardbound Edition of Who's Who in International Poetry. It will also be released in a three-album CD set entitled The Sound of Poetry.

Michael Fong, Anthropology Professor
Recently co-authored an academic paper; Polydactyly in the Prehistoric Southwest, by D.T. Case, R.J. Hill, C.F. Merbs, and M. Fong. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol. 16, pages 221-235 (2006).

October 2006

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor
In July and August his work was exhibited in a solo show in conjunction with the science research Migration Grids of the Monarch Butterfly: the Art, the Science at UC Irvine School of Evolutionary Biology. UCI purchased a piece for public art, which is on display in the Natural Sciences Building II, 4th Floor Atrium. An installation image of the migration grids was published in the August/September issue of American Craft Magazine’s Gallery Section. Stan was featured in a group show at McGroarty Art Center in Sunland with other known California ceramicists.  Stan did an installation of a new body of work, an earth/sky text translation project. Stan was also invited to present at an international conference on clay in public art in Jingdezhen, China.  He was unable to attend but sent work for an exhibition in conjunction with the conference entitled Taste of Masters International Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition that opened in mid-October.

Joy Haerens and Joanne Osgood, Business & Office Technologies Professors
Attended the California Business Education Association’s State Conference (CBEA) held in Monterey on April 7-9. At this conference they co-presented a workshop entitled The Best Measure: Student Learning Objectives. Participants were very interested in this topic because of its timeliness in their accreditation process. Both professors returned to Chaffey with great ideas for curriculum modifications. Joanne, 2005-2006 Co-President of the Southern Section of CBEA, served as Conference Program Co-Chair.  She organized over 50 percent of the session topics, found qualified speakers for these topics, and coordinated the program events throughout the conference.  In addition, as voting executive board member, Joanne was responsible for attending the CBEA State Executive Board meetings held prior to and during the conference. Joanne was presented with a certificate for having 100 percent CBEA membership participation of all full-time instructors in the Business and Office Technologies Department. Joanne also won an award for the content and scope of the articles and information presented within the CBEA newsletter, which is circulated three times a year to over 300 members.

Laura Hope, English Professor
Was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in the Monday, October 2 issue of the Sacramento Bee newspaper entitled Community College Officials Brace for Surge of Students.

Wendy Maleki, Nursing Professor
Appointed as a biographical candidate in honor of National Nurses Week into the Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing and Healthcare. Wendy was also appointed as facilitator for the health occupations group for the State Career Pathways: From Secondary School to College and attended a two-day mandatory workshop on October 20-21 in Newport Beach.

Sid Burks, Bruce Osburn, & Sherm Taylor, Automotive Technology Professors
Attended the California Automotive Teachers fall conference at El Camino College on October 21. They participated in workshops on Teaching Hybrid Vehicle Technology and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification Process.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor; Maggie Van Riper, Counseling Professor; and Wendy Maleki, Nursing Professor
Attended a workshop for the Academic Senate’s Career Pathways project on October 20-21. Maggie represented Articulation Officers on the Information Technology work group and Wendy was the college faculty representative and facilitator for the Health Sciences work group. Sid was a member of the Career Pathways Steering Committee.  The Discipline Work Groups developed model articulation templates for use by community colleges and high schools throughout the state. This effort was part of a $4 million SB70 grant the Academic Senate has been awarded to improve and expand the articulation of Career and Technical Education programs.

Aeronautics Department
Aeronautics faculty attended a career night at AB Miller High School in Fontana on Thursday, October 19.  Several hundred high school students, teachers, counselors, and career specialists from the five Fontana high schools visited the Aeronautics booth to receive information about Chaffey College, the Aeronautics Program, and other programs offered at Chaffey.

On Tuesday, October 17 the Aero department and their students took a field trip to Chino Airport to visit Aviation Maintenance Group (AMG) and the Planes of Fame Museum. AMG is a corporate jet aircraft repair facility that has hired several of our students and has a representative on the Aeronautics Advisory Committee.  AMG has expressed interest in allowing the Aeronautics Department to relocate to one of their hangars.

Stephen Rudd, Adjunct Music Professor
Recently published curriculum and materials for music educators in a partnership with Vh1’s cable in the classroom, and the Music Educators National Conference. The curriculum is for the October program entitled Drive: Jamie Foxx. It aired on October 3, 2006. This work is published on their website at www.vh1.com/partners/vh1_music_studio/.

Russell Baty, Aeronautics Professor
Attended the Pomona Valley Pilots Association’s (PVPA) monthly meeting at Bracket Airport in La Verne on Thursday, September 28. The monies for the scholarships are generated by income from the Cable Airport Airshow that is held in January and sponsored by PVPA. Chaffey aeronautics faculty set-up a recruiting booth at this event and aeronautics students volunteer their time and help run this event.

September 2006

James Kerr, Computer Information Systems Professor
Attended the Cisco Networkers Convention in Las Vegas from June 18-23. Workshops were held on the latest technologies such as Wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), which will be added to the Chaffey Cisco curriculum to keep it up-to-date. Also attended numerous workshops on traditional and distance education teaching strategies. Marketed the Chaffey College Information Technology Center at the Pomona Computer Fair on Saturday, July 15. Participated in the May Career Fair sponsored by Cisco and Southwest College. Numerous high technology companies attended. Seven students participated from Chaffey Cisco classes and all received multiple interviews/job offers.

Jennifer L. Porter, Adjunct Photography Professor
Her work will be on exhibit at the Armory for the Arts in Pasadena at the Armory Northwest from October 14 through December 10. The show is entitled At Home in the World.  The opening reception is on Friday, October 13 from 6:00 pm ? 10:00 pm.  The Armory Northwest is located at 965 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena.  Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from noon ? 5:00 pm, and admission is free. For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.armoryarts.org/gallery/upcoming.html#athome. Jennifer’s work will also be displayed at the UCLA Hammer Museum November 3-4 at Freewaves’ 10th Biennial of New Media Arts entitled Too Much Freedom?  The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For museum hours and additional information, please contact the museum at 310.443.7000 or visit the website at http://www.hammer.ucla.edu/index.htm.

Charmaine Phipps, English as a Second Language Professor
Her article on Enrollment Woes Lead to Program Wows appeared in the August 2006 edition of the CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) NEWS (CATESOL’s official newsletter). Charmaine writes quarterly for this publication.

Diana Cosand, Biology Professor
Last summer went to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory where she did research on Cliff Swallow behavior and took a field ornithology class that dealt mostly with birds of the High Rockies. Diana also took interested students on a two-week field class to Lassen National Park to learn the natural history of the park and its environs.

Matt Wardell, Adjunct Art Professor
Recently featured in the NOW (New Original Works) Festival at RedCat in LA ‘performing’ a durational sculpture re-enacting a battle from the American Civil War. Recently curated a show at Harvey Levine Temporary in Culver City entitled Great American Nude. In October, Matt will be in the Mexicali Biennial in Mexicali, Mexico (http://mexicalibiennial.org/).  Also in October the same piece performed at RedCat (same piece, different battle) will be at Track 16 in Santa Monica for the exhibition Irrational Exhibits V.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended a meeting of the Academic Senate’s Curriculum Committee in San Francisco on September 14. On September 15 attended a steering committee meeting for the Academic Senate’s Statewide Career Pathways Project, 2006-2008 at the California Community Systems Office in Sacramento.  Sid was appointed to the executive council for the administration of the grant. September 18-19 attended CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicle training/certification provided by the Centers for Advanced Transportation and Energy Technologies at Colton.

Tom de Dobay, Music Professor
His original composition entitled Voluntary was premiered as a recessional on September 17 at the First Congregational Church in Riverside.

Linda DeVillers, Psychology Professor
Completed the 4th edition of her book, Love Skills, in early July. It includes an extensive, completely reorganized and updated resources section. The book serves as a supplement in her Social Science 17 course.

Laura Hope, English Professor
Her letter appeared in the Opinion Section of the LA Times on August 10 in response to the August 6 commentary What I Saw Behind Bars by Pat Nolan. Laura is the co-coordinator of the program sponsored by Chaffey College to provide female inmates at the California Institution for Women in Chino with the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree.

Jim desLauriers, Emeritus Biology Professor
Presented at the Kelso Depot Visitor Center at the Mojave National Preserve on May 22 along with Mark Ikeda (Professor Robin Ikeda’s husband) of San Bernardino Valley College.  The title of their presentation was The Ant Fauna of the Mojave National Preserve: Their Biology, Ecology, and Biogeography.

Angela Bartlett, English Professor
Attended the 2006 Online Teaching Conference at San Diego City College on June 16. The conference was for online instructors interested in improving online teaching methods and learning new technologies. After several group presentations, participants broke up into workshops and shared experiences with community college instructors from all over the state.

August 2006

Gus Gil, Music Professor
Directed the Chaffey Latin Jazz Band at the 1st Latin Jazz & Arts Festival held at Prado Regional Park on August 19 & 20. The festival included some of the best-known Latin Jazz artists and groups on the West Coast. As a result, scholarship contributions were made to the Music Department by both the festival and individual contributors. Participated at the West Coast Salsa Congress May 24-26 and performed at the Opening Day of the Congress with members of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Johnny Polanco y la Amistad among others as part of their Salsa Workshop. Attended a two-week seminar in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Universidad de Sagrado Corazon on Culture, Politics and the Arts as part of the Cal State University Pomona Study Abroad Program.  Independent research included interviews and filming musicians associated with Afro-Puerto Rican music, specifically bomba and plena.

Michael Deschamps, Accounting Professor
Keynote speaker at San Diego City College Summer Readiness Program’s commencement on August 18. The Summer Readiness Program is a component of the EOPS program and is designed to prepare at risk students for the challenges of attending college.  Mike, a former senior peer advisor for the EOPS program at San Diego City College, spoke to the students on how to create goals and achieve their dreams. Presented at the national convention of Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges this past May in Atlanta.  His presentation was on how to develop a dynamic tax program leading to the IRS enrolled agents exam. Over 350 community college accounting instructors from around the country attended the convention.

Maura O’Neill, Philosophy Professor
Recently submitted a twelve-page article titled “Celibacy” for the Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender to be published by Thomson Gale. Maura is also serving on the doctoral committee for a candidate at Union Institute and University who is working on developing an ethics program for middle school students. Maura is the resource consultant for his work on multi-cultural ethics.

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor
His work was featured at an exhibit entitled Butterfly Migration Grids at the University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences July 17 through August 11, 2006. The 3rd Annual Ceramics Exhibition & Benefit also featured Stan’s work from June 17 through July 7 at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga.

Whitney Stolich, Adjunct Photography Professor
One of nine photographers selected through a project called LA 25, an art competition spotlighting emerging Los Angeles artists and Southern California art schools. LA 25 is a three-year program that will honor 25 artists, selected by a jury of art professionals. Whitney was selected in the first round of competition.  Exhibitions of the winners’ work will be staged in Skadden’s downtown offices and in yet-to-be-designated public spaces during the next two years, as well as at the Hammer in 2008. You can view the work of this year’s winners online at http://www.skadden.com/la25/default.cfm.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended Toyota Hybrid Vehicle Training on August 2 at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology at Cypress College and also attended the Academic Senate Curriculum Institute July 13-15 in San Jose. Sid has been recently appointed by the Academic Senate to the Steering Committee for a $4 million grant they received from Senate Bill 70 (SB 70). This grant is to improve articulation between high schools and California community colleges.

Alec Erkevaev, Mathematics Professor
Attended the 2006 Online Teaching Conference at San Diego City College on June 16. Alec also attended the following @ONE on-line seminars: Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for MS Office on July 25; Creating Accessible PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat on July 27; and Improving Student Retention and Success in Your Online Classes on August 1.

·Child Development Department
On May 3, Chaffey’s Child Development Department hosted an inspiring workshop for students and the community featuring biologist, educator, writer and motivational speaker, Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. Approximately 225 students, staff, and community members came together to attend this free event sponsored by a VTEA (Vocational and Technical Education Act) grant. Child Development looks forward to offering more professional events such as this to our students and community.

Charmaine Phipps, English as a Second Language Professor, and Mary Jane Ross, Instructional Specialist
Attended the Academic Senate Curriculum Institute July 13-15 in San Jose.

Leah Carrasco, Adjunct American Sign Language Professor
In July, performed in the High Desert Player’s production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple as Cecily Pigeon.  Currently, Leah is rehearsing for the Riverside Community Player’s production of Ray Cooney’s  Funny Money playing the role of Betty Johnson.  This production will be performed throughout the month of September.

Sue Bartell and Linda Mundy, Dental Assisting Professors
Represented Chaffey College at a national workshop at the school of dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina August 1-5, 2006.

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