MAY  2017
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Ahmad Aljanabi, who experienced violence while growing up in Baghdad, is now a student at Grossmont College. "I've had nothing but a great experience here," he said.  

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 College, high school boards to review  East County Education Alliance

The Governing Boards of East County's college and high school districts are holding their third annual joint meeting 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, to review progress of the East County Education Alliance, the 3-year-old partnership to better prepare high school students for college and a career. The meeting will be in Room I-209 in the Cuyamaca College Student Center.   
The Alliance was created in 2014 by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District to smooth the transition between high school and college. The partnership has set goals of increasing the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for college, along with increasing the numbers of students who graduate from college ready to enter the workforce.

The Alliance created the Higher Edge Promise scholarship, which will offer a free year of classes at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College to qualifying East County high school graduates, beginning with the class of 2019. More information about the Alliance can be found   online . 
SummerRegistration begins for summer session classes 

Need extra college credits or want to learn new job skills? Check out the hundreds of classes being offered this summer at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

Most classes begin June 12 and are four, six or eight weeks long. Open registration starts May 8 and continues until June 11. At just $46 a unit for California residents, the average class only costs $138. Many students qualify for fee waivers, and financial aid is available.

For summer class schedules for both colleges and information on registering, go to or call Admissions and Records at Grossmont College -- (619) 644-7186, or Cuyamaca College -- (619) 660-4275.
golfBrad Daluiso Golf Classic and helicopter golf ball drop

The annual Brad Daluiso Go lf Classic and helicopter golf  ba ll drop takes place May 5 at Willow Glen Golf Course at Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort, with the competition starting at 9:30 a.m. and the helicopter golf ball drop for prizes starting at the tourney's conclusion at 4 p.m.

This is the 14th year that the former NFL kicker and Grossmont College alum is hosting the event to raise funds for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges' athletics programs.

As many as 2,000 golf balls purchased by donors will be dropped from a helicopter hovering above the gold course. The lucky winner whose numbered ball lands in or closest to hole No. 1 at   Willow Glen Golf Course  - gets airfare and four night's stay for two in an ocean-view deluxe room at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

The next closest balls will garner prizes including a Sonos Playbar, $1,000 Sprouts gift card, Padres tickets and more.You don't have to play in the tourney or be present to win - just donate $10 for one ball, $50 for six or $100 for 20. The
deadline for online purchases is May 4. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted for ball purchases at the tournament until 3 p.m. Register and pay online at .  
Cuyamaca's Coyote Music Fest promises a howling good time

Cuyamaca College's answer to Coachella returns Saturday, May  6, with the 9th Annual Coyote Music Festival, organized, promoted and produced by students in the innovative   Music Industry Studies program.

The free, family-friendly event from noon to 4 p.m. will feature two outdoor stages on the Grand Lawn with six local bands playing homegrown music ranging from alternative rock to folk.

In addition to original live music, festival-goers can enjoy Aunty Lynne's food truck, which sells Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine, and other vendors selling various wares. Parking is free and lawn chairs are permissible.
Grossmont Symphony Orchestra's baroque concert

Grossmont College Music Department presents the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale's production, "If it Ain't Baroque," Friday, May 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Santa Sophia Catholic Church , 9800 San Juan St., Spring Valley, CA 91977.

Featured soloists are Ondrej Lewit, violin; Michael Gaby, oboe; Audra Nagby, soprano; Michael Sokol, baritone and a tenor TBA performing works by Vivaldi and J.S. Bach. Admission: $10 General, $5 Students.

A second performance is set for Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church , 625 Pennsylvania Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Repertoire: Vivaldi Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147)
Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor, BWV1060R
Bach - Cantata #140 Wachet Auf
General admission is $10; $5 for students.  
Student art exhibits at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges 

Student art exhibits are on display at both colleges, representing the semester's best work. Admission is free and open to the public.

At Cuyamaca College, the Student Fine Art and Graphic Design Exhibition is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, May  19, in the east wing of the third floor of the Communication Arts Center, Bldg. B.

An awards ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3.

The Grossmont College Spring 2017 Student Art Exhibition will be on display Monday, May 8, through Wednesday, May 31, at the   Hyde Art Gallery
in Bldg. 25. On display will be the semester's best art and design projects and will include examples of ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry, digital media, and photography.  

An opening reception with live music and refreshments is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, with an awards ceremony recognizing student works starting at 6.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Fridays by appointment only. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 parking permit at a vending machine in any parking lot. Parking for the opening reception is free by entering code 768 into the vending machine to obtain a pass.  
Colleges' concert bands
put on joint performance

The Cuyamaca College and Grossmont College c oncert bands combine for the final event 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23,  in this year's Spring Concert Series at Cuyamaca College.

The bands, each comprising about 40 musicians, will showcase several concert band masterpieces in the Performing Arts Theater.
The bands consist of college and high school students and community members who share a passion for music.

Admission is $8, or $5 for students and seniors.  
Grossmont College  
Animation Festival   
is set for 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Hyde Art Gallery, Bldg. 25. Admission is free and open to the public.

Student works from Introduction to Digital Art (Art 171); Digital Drawing and Painting (Art 177); and Drawing for Animation (Art 184) will be featured. The animations will include a variety of two-dimensional, cell animations, drawn and painted frame by frame on digital monitors. The themes range from traditional walk cycles in which original characters walk across the screen to fully animated shorts based on poetry.
Car show, presentation on history of the automobile

The Grossmont College History Department in coordination with the San Diego Automotive Museum is putting on a car show 3-5 p. m. Thursday, May 18, at the Main Quad, followed by a lecture, "The History of the Automobile," from 5-7 p.m. in   Griffin Gate, in Bldg. 60.

About 20 cars from different periods will be on display, ranging from a 1909 vehicle from the horseless carriage days to a Tesla.

History instructor Marty Ennis, along with representatives of the automotive and horseless carriage museums, will provide an overview of automotive history from the horseless carriage to today's latest technology, and its far-reaching impact on society.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also highlight major changes in automotive design and focus on the success and failures of notable cars.

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