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Kindling interest in the past

Kindling interest in the past

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
February 5, 2016
Filed under Campus

“In my early days, I was really interested in English history,” said Los Medanos College history professor Joshua Bearden, “It was always what I remembered reading about most.” Book-stuffed shelves hang on either side of the walls in his small office. A desk hogs one side of the room, dimly...

From industry to education

From industry to education

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
January 29, 2016
Filed under Campus

Statistics instructor Maria Perrone has come a long way from her roots in Italy. Perrone was initially hired by Los Medanos College in the spring of 2014, coming from Bakersfield College where she was a full-time faculty member. Long before her trek to the United States, Perrone was an assistant professor...

Campus gets in the holiday spirit

Garrett Belme, [email protected]
December 4, 2015
Filed under Campus

This holiday season, schools in the Contra Costa Community College district are taking part in different ways to spread the holiday cheer. Los Medanos College is taking part in the Angel Tree program, which was described by LMC President Bob Kratochvil as an, “annual campus event, which spans more than a qua...

LMC Winter Jazz Concert

December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

Los Medanos College hosted a Winter Jazz Concert Dec. 2 in the Recital Hall. The event also featured two local schools: Rancho Medanos Jr. High School and Freedom High School, from Pittsburg and Oakley respectively. All schools played music from the big band era....

Tis the season to apply for aid

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus

Applications for scholarships at Los Medanos College are now officially open to help students who are either transferring, or looking for financial assistance for school. Scholarships now available include the Kennedy King Memorial with an award of up to $10,000. This is open to any student of African-American,...

LMC to employ 18 new faculty members

Jamari Snipes, [email protected]
December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College is looking to hire 18 new full-time faculty members, making it the highest amount the college has ever hired at once. The need to hire more faculty members came from the increasing demand for more programs and services on campus. LMC is able to hire more people because Californians...

LMC expands its STEM program

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus

LMC held a “Spotlight on Success” meeting Monday, Nov. 23 in Library Room L-109 regarding the college’s expanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mechanics) program. LMC President Bob Kratochvil warmed up the modest crowd of roughly 20 people by having them share their Thanksgiving...

Auto Tech drives student goals

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus

Walking into the Los Medanos College Automotive Technology Program’s shop is similar to an actual mechanic shop. Students can be found in groups huddled together working on anything from automatic transmissions and engine blocks to full vehicles while under the supervision of highly experienced ins...

Honors ‘thanks’ at potluck

Honors ‘thanks’ at potluck

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College students were encouraged to let their hair down at the Honors Club’s annual International Thanksgiving potluck held Friday, Nov. 20 in Library Room L-109 from 6 to 9 p.m. Though most people didn’t start showing up until 6:15 p.m., there were multiple volunteers bringing in food and he...

Lotsa pasta in quad

Lotsa pasta in quad

Garrett Belme, [email protected]
November 19, 2015
Filed under Campus

The Los Medanos College debate team hosted a pasta-feed fundraiser in the Indoor Quad Weds, Nov. 18. Students, staff and faculty members were able to purchase pasta, with their choices of sauce being red or white and their protein chicken or meatballs. Debate Team Vice President Grace Babyan e...

High schoolers tour LMC

High schoolers tour LMC

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
November 19, 2015
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College hosted its second Career Focus Friday, Nov. 13, in which more than 200 students from local high schools toured the campus and various Career Technical Education programs. The event kicked off at 9:30 a.m. in the Recital Hall where outreach representative Jorge Cea welcomed the guests...

Event spotlights health

Event spotlights health

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
November 12, 2015
Filed under Campus

Los Medanos College hosted the Kaiser Permanente Health and Wellness Festival Tuesday, Nov. 10 to educate students and staff about making healthier and smarter lifestyle choices. “We’re offering health screenings for students and faculty alike. They’re preventative health screenings — ha...

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