October 2018
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Cuyamaca Chronicle
Teresa Greenhalgh is a pro when it comes to firsts. She was at Valhalla High School when it first opened in 1974. She was one of the first members of Steele Canyon Charter High School's governing board. And she was among the first 1,947 students to enroll at Cuyamaca College when the campus opened 40 years ago Aug. 28.
She also met her husband and fellow first-year Cuyamaca College student, Darren, at the campus. These days, both are among the dedicated Cuyamaca College faculty and staff celebrating the campus's 40th anniversary this year:
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'Swing Under the Stars' helps
 raise scholarship dollars
The Grossmont College Music Department will present "Swing Under the Stars," a fundraiser for student 

scholarships and featuring the talents of faculty, students and alumni. Following the success of last year's "Salsa Under the Stars," "Swing" is set to begin with free swing dance lessons at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Main Quad
The Jazz Katz Orchestra, a 14-piece ensemble featuring the sultry sounds of vocalist Whitney Shay and emulating the styles and sounds of the Big Band era, takes center stage from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Directed by Chaz Cabrera, the ensemble has been nominated for San Diego CityBeat's Best of San Diego Awards in the best blues band category.
Tickets are $20 for general admission; $10 for students and seniors with proceeds going to the Grossmont College Music Scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased online and can be printed, viewed on your cell phone or picked up at will-call in front of Bldg. 26, Room 220. Free parking in Lot 5.   
ECHO chamber music series opens with Mozart sonatas at Cuyamaca
Cindy Wu on violin and Orion Weiss on piano open the 2018-19 ECHO Chamber Music Series 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Cuyamaca College's Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre with a selection of Mozart violin sonatas. Wu has enjoyed a versatile international career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator, and she has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, among others.   
Weiss has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Toronto Symphony and New York Philharmonic, among others. A native of Lyndhurst, Ohio, the Juilliard alum made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in February of 1999. With less than 24 hours' notice, he stepped in the following month to replace Andre Watts for a performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was immediately invited for a return engagement.

ECHO - the East County Harmonics Organization -- is a chamber music series at Cuyamaca College showcasing some of the finest young musicians in the world.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for advance purchase and $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online or by calling (619) 660-4288 for reservations. The first 20 students who attend are admitted for free. 
Grossmont College 2018-19 
theatre arts season opens

Tom Stoppard's critically acclaimed masterpiece "Arcadia" opens the 2018-19 season of the Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department at the Stagehouse Theatre. The play is about an English country house in Derbyshire in the early 1800s and present day and explores the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty. Performances will be held Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. performances Oct. 6 and 13.

Season and individual tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (619) 644-7234 . Parking is free.  

For those wishing to purchase tickets in person, construction of a new performing and visual arts center is taking place adjacent to the Stagehouse Theatre, and that has resulted in the Theatre Arts Department office moving to a portable building at the southeast corner of Lot 1.
10th annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading at Grossmont College
The 10th annual Lester Bangs Memorial Reading, featuring musician, author and former groupie Pamela Des Barres, takes place Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Grossmont College's Griffin Gate. Des Barres is the author of several memoirs, including "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart," "Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies" and "I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie."
Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs attended Grossmont College from 1966 to 1968 and was known by many as "America's Greatest Rock Critic." He wrote for Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Creem, and he was portrayed by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the 2000 Movie "Almost Famous."
Admission to the Fall Reading Series event is free and open to the public.

Got Plans? Career and College Fair at Cuyamaca College
Cuyamaca College is hosting the East County Education Alliance's15th annual Got Plans? Career and College Fair for all high school students and parents. High School students and parents can chat with admissions representatives from more than 90 public and private universities, community colleges, vocational schools, and the military.

The event is free and includes a variety of workshops including information on four-year universities, two-year colleges, assistance with college applications, financial aid, NCAA, SAT/ACT tests and more. Some sessions will be offered in Spanish and Arabic.
All high school students and their parents are welcome. Parking is free.
Scores of jobs to be filled on the spot at 40th annual Career Expo

One of the oldest community college job fairs in the county continues its successful run with the 40th Annual Career Expo at Grossmont College set for Wednesday, Oct. 10. It is free and open to the public. More than 100 employers and exhibitors are expected for the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event in the Main Quad.

Some employers will be interviewing on the spot, so applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and to bring copies of their resumes. Sycuan Casino announced that it is hiring more than 700 new positions for its hotel and resort expansion, with a variety of jobs in the food and beverage, hotel and casino divisions. The Grossmont College Career Expo is one of the job fairs where Sycuan's hiring managers will be interviewing and hiring on site.
Free outdoor screening of Pixar's animated film, 'Coco' 

The 2017 Academy Award-winning Pixar animated film, Coco, inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, will be shown free during Grossmont College's Outdoor Family Movie Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, on the east lawn of the Learning & Technology Resource Center, Bldg. 70. The event is part of the college's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month and is open to the public.

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