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50th Anniversary Celebration

 


 50th Anniversary

Community Open House, Friday April 13, 2012 & Saturday April 14, 2012

Plan to attend the Grossmont College Community Open House on Friday evening, April 13, 2012, and all-day Saturday, April 14, 2012. As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, Grossmont College will host a Community Open House, a fun-filled, family-oriented festival that will showcase the college’s outstanding learning environment and a rededication of the college’s place of prominence in the local community. On display will be the latest innovations in educational programs and technology hosted by the various departments and disciplines, including theatre arts, music, health professions, culinary, math and English. Kids of all ages will personally experience interactive, hands-on experiments in the sciences. Coaches will offer youth sports clinics and inspire young athletes. A number of entertaining performances are planned. Informative tours of new buildings will be available. Campus clubs, organizations and groups will be on hand.

How long has it been since you visited Grossmont College? A lot has changed since Grossmont College was born in 1961. Friends, supporters and especially alumni are encouraged to attend the Community Open House and reconnect with GC. See for yourself how Grossmont College is “changing lives through education,” which is the college’s vision statement. So, mark your calendars and join in the celebration. Food and refreshments will be available. Visit us again to learn about the latest plans.

Learn more about the Food Trucks that will be available.

EVENTS FOR FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2012

  • Grossmont Jazz Ensemble Main Quad at 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

  • Grossmont Gospel Choir Main Quad 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

  • Grossmont Afro-Cuban Ensemble Main Quad 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

  • Family-friendly "Sock-Hop Dance" in the Main Gym at 7:30 pm

  • Classic Cars on Display

  • Live Music by "Footloose," featuring classic tunes from the '50s, '60s and '70s

  • FREE Prizes and Giveaways

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012

INFORMATION BOOTH OPENS

Location: Main Quad
Time: 9 am

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEMONSTRATIONS

Location: Griffin Gate
Time: 9 am

Interactive Science and Engineering Demonstrations and Exhibits from SPAWAR Education Outreach, lasers, robots, rockets, light bulbs and more, inside Griffin Gate.

FLYOVER

Time: 9:30 am

Flyover of vintage aircraft from Gillespie Field saluting Grossmont College.

BUILDING DEDICATION and RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Time: 9:30 am - 10 am

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Location: Entire campus
Time: 10 am - 2 pm

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Time: 9 am - 2 pm

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Administration of Justice Demonstrations
Location:
Building 34, Room 111
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

Explore indoor mock crime scenes and blood spatter rooms while discovering forensic light source, bullet trajectory, and fingerprint classification demonstrations.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Come Learn Sign Language
Location:
55 Quad
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Learn signs with the ASL Department.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Presentation of the Chipaya of Bolivia
Location:
Building 70, First floor
Time: 10 am

Get an inside look to the indigenous people that speak a language closely related to the Maya of Central America.

THE ARABIC CLUB

Arabic Performances
Location:
Building 70, Outside
Time: 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm

Perform Arabic songs using Middle Eastern instruments.

ART

Art and Design Club
Location:
200 Quad
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Art Fest
Create a painting or drawing that express the role that Grossmont College plays in the community. Art supplies will be provided to all participants.

Art History
Location:
Building 27, Room 207
Time:  10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm

Momentous events in history get their 15 minutes of fame in brief talks by students and faculty celebrating innovations and anniversaries in the visual arts and humanities!

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Digital Assistive Technology
Location: Building 70, Room 135
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 am - 2 pm

Experience the state-of-the-art advances in digital assistive technology. Computers will actually read to you using humanlike speech synthesis. Give your hands a rest and let your voice to the typing.

ASTRONOMY

Solar System Walk
Location:
Building 34
Time: Begins at 10 am, runs continuously until 11:30 am

Join astronomy instructors for a walk-and-talk around the campus to learn the dimensions of our solar system.

Observing the Sun
Location:
Building 34
Time: 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Get a unique look at the sky through the rooftop telescope.

ATHLETICS

Times are applicable to all athletic events.
Time: 10 am - 10:45 am, 10:45 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 2 pm

Soccer and Football
Location:
Football Field

Free youth sports clinics supervised by Grossmont College coaches.

Basketball and Volleyball
Location:
Main Gymnasium

Free youth sports clinics supervised by Grossmont College coaches.

Tennis
Location:
Tennis Courts.

Free youth sports clinics supervised by Grossmont College coaches.

Girls Softball
Location:
Baseball Field

Free youth sports clinics supervised by Grossmont College coaches.

BIOLOGY

Microscope Extravaganza: The World Looks Different Under a Microscope
Location:
Building 30, Room 128
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm

View cells, pond water, and your own oral bacteria.

BUSINESS OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

Brush Up On Typing Skills
Location:
Building 70, Room 131
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

High-wire Acts with Microsoft Word
Location:
Building 70, Room 134
Time: 10:30 am - 11 am

Juggling the Internet
Location:
Building 70, 126
Time: 10:30 am - 11 am

Tame Your Wild Spending with Excel
Location:
Building 70, 134
Time: 11 am - 11:30 am

Looking Good with Outlook
Location:
Building 70, Room 126
Time: 11 am - 11:30 am

Clown Around with PowerPoint
Location:
Building 70, 134
Time: 1 pm - 1:30 pm

Have a Blast with Banking
Location:
Building 70, Room 126
Time: 1 pm - 1:30 pm

CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

What is Ultrasound?
Location:
Building 34, Rooms 207, 209, 210, 224
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

See the inside of your heart and blood vessels with an Ultrasound Echo Machine demonstration.

CAREER CENTER

How the Grossmont College Career Center Can Serve You
Location:
Building 60, Room 140
Time: 10 am - 11:30am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Presentation on career development/life planning and job search services, including assessments for career beginnings and transitions, career, college and job search library, information on occupations and employers and employee training.

CERAMICS

Ceramics Program
Location: Building 27, Room 202, Ceramics Lab Open House

Demonstrations of raku and handbuilding wheel techniques, hands-on activities and contests.

CHEMISTRY

Make Your Own Lip Balm and Lip Stick
Location: Building 30, Room 242
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1pm

Make Your Own Super Bouncy Balls
Location: Building 30, Room 250
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1pm

CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Come Play With Us!
Location
: Building 32B

Have a retro childhood with presentation of children's books and games from the 1960s.

COMPUTER SCIENCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Video Gaming Competition
Location: Building 60, Gaming Zone Lounge
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2pm

Demonstrations of video games designed by Grossmont College students including 3D Max Animations and Utility Game Engine making. All skill levels welcome.

Create Your Own Video Game
Location: Building 55, Room 530
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Demonstration by Grossmont College students.

CULINARY ARTS

Fruit Carving Tips
Location: Building 60, Room 173
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

Learn from the award-winning Chef Joe Orate.

Tips on Baking with Chocolate
Location: Building 60, Pastry Classroom 170
Time: 10 am - 11:30am

Learn from the award-winning Chef James Foran.

Vegetable Carving Tips
Location: Building 60, Room 173
Time: 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Learn from award-winning Chef Joe Orate.

Home Entertaining Dessert Ideas
Location: Building 60, Pastry Classroom 170
Time: 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Learn from award-winning Chef James Foran.

DANCE DEPARTMENT

Student Dance Concert "Entrances and Exits 2012"
Location: Building 24, Room 271
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM

Digital Drawing and Painting Demonstrations
Location: Building 20, Room 105
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Create your own digital drawing.

EARTH SCIENCES

Compass Traverse and GPS Scavenger Hunt/Geocaching in the Coastal Sage
Location:
Information Booth - Main Quad
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1pm

Join in on a hands-on journey utilizing a GPS compass.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Zine Making Workshop
Location: 55 Quad
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

"Zine" is short for homemade magazine. Gain hands-on experience in compiling original works and ideas into a "zine", using cut-ups, collage and other art techniques.

Acorn Review Reading
Location: 55 Quad
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

Students whose writings were featured in the most recent Acorn Review will read and perform their original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Poetry SLAM!
Location: 55 Quad
Time: 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Grossmont College's first Poetry SLAM is open to students and faculty, community members, and high school students. Poets will perform their original work which will be judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience to determine a Grossmont College Grand Champion.

HISTORY

Tell Us Your Grossmont Story
Location: Building 70, Outside
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Be a star in a videotape time capsule that will tell the world about how Grossmont College helped you. Also, view a video with previous interviews with students and a timeline banner.

LIBRARY

Storyteller Presentation by Harlynne Geisler
Location: Building 70, First floor
Time: 1 pm

MATHEMATICS

Math Wheel of Fortune
Location: Building 31, Room 356
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Test your math skills by spinning the big wheel and guessing math terminology as letters are revealed.

Math Cab
Location: Various Locations
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Get a ride across campus by answering math questions correctly. Answer incorrectly and you're out of the cab. Test your math knowledge aboard the Math Cab in this fun activity for the whole family.

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Media Communications Tour
Location: Building 20
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Tour the state-of-the-art TV studio and digital audio recording studio, as well as Griffin Radio, the student-operated radio station heard worldwide on the Internet.

NURSING

Health Promotion Fair, One Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure
Location: Building 34, Upstairs
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Gain important knowledge about stroke risk, heart attacks, breast and skin cancer prevention, poison prevention, cholesterol and blood pressure control, and a CRP demonstration.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Fall Prevention and Risk Information
Location: Building 34, rooms 250, 251
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Learn how to prevent falls.

ORTHOPEDIC TECH

Get a Cast Without Having a Broken Bone
Location: Building 34, Downstairs
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Children are invited to get an arm or finger in a cast.

PHILOSOPHY

Ethics for Life and Ethical Dilemmas
Location: Building 51, Room 581
Time: 10 am

Lecture on ethics for life and ethical dilemmas in everyday life.

Presentation on Buddhism and Eastern Thought
Location: Building 51, Room 581
Time: 10:30 am

Student Readings
Location: Building 51, Room 581
Time: 11 am, 12:30 pm

Student dress in costume and read from the field of Classical Philosophy.

Presentation on Islam Beliefs and Rituals
Location: Building 51, Room 581
Time: 1 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY

Back to the Future Interactive Photography Exhibit
Location: Building 20, Room 103
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Take a step back in time at the Photography Department's historic photo shoot. Dress in 1960's clothing and accessories from the Theatre Arts Costume Shop before you pose in front of a large-format historic photo from the Grossmont College photo archives. Free prints of your photo ready in 5 minutes!

PSYCHOLOGY

Dissect a Sheep Brain
Location: Building 30, Room 208
Time: 10 am

Dissect and learn about Physiological psychology.

How Does Your Memory Work?
Location: Building 30, Room 208
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Demonstrations from the world of Social and Cognitive Psychology.

Who was Pavlov's Dog?
Location: Building 30, Room 208
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

A demonstration of Pavlov's findings in classical conditioning and consider the psychology of learning.

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Catch Your Breath
Location: Building 34, Room 211 & 212
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Learn how to take your pulse and listen to normal breathing. See a ventilator demonstration and the vibrating "vest. Learn more about lung disease.

SCULPTURE

Student Displays
Location: Building 23, Room 105

Student display of jewelry (copper, brass) and three-dimensional design art pieces in cardboard, wire, clay, plaster, and masking tape.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Free Body Mass Index Readings
Location: Building 60

Free Body Mass Index (BMI) readings in a private and confidential setting. Is your weight within the average range for your height? Find out your blood pressure, percent of oxygen in your blood and what it means for you. Smoking cessation information will also be available.

STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

How College Can Be Affordable
Location: Building 10
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Get information on paying for college from Financial Aid.

How to Enroll in College
Location: Building 10
Time: 10 am - 11 am, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Counselors are available to answer questions from students and parents about services
offered and success in college.

Transferring to a Four-Year University
Location:
Building 55, Room 524
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1pm

Tips on transferring ASAP. Grossmont College maintains one of the highest transfer
rates to public state colleges and universities.

THEATRE ARTS

Backstage Tours and More
Location: Building 21, Stagehouse Theatre
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

Backstage tours, Construction Workshop, Costume Shop & Actor's Make-up/Dressing Room.

Short Performances
Location: Building 21, Stagehouse Theatre
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am

VETERANS ART PROJECT

Veterans Resource Center
Location: Building 29A

Military veterans express themselves in ceramics. Representatives from the Veterans Affairs Office and Student Veteran Organization available to share services for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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