September 2018
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She is a research assistant at UC San Diego's Department of Cell  and Developmental Biology, she was invited to the prestigious National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University, and she once served as an emergency room volunteer at UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. 

Meet Cuyamaca College alumna Lina Abdulnoor, who earned her bachelor's degree in physiology and neuroscience from UCSD with the Class of 2018. Now she has her sights set on medical school.
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PromiseGrossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise offers free year of college
 It's not too late to   sign up for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca C ollege Promise, which offers a F REE year at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for first-time students planning to attend full-time. Applications are being accepted until Sept. 4. 

To be eligible for the Promise, students must:

  • Sign the Promise pledge.
  • Be a first-time college student (which includes dual enrollment students).
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application.
  • Complete the college on-boarding program (Application, Orientation, Assessment, and Education Plan).
  • Attend as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College (at least 12 units per semester).
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher while in college.
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Jeff Tower Memorial Quartet  
memorialat Cuyamaca College  

The Jeff Tower Memorial Quartet, named after the late Hemet High School icon who during his 30 years as band director taught many students who went on to careers as music educators or musicians, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Cuyamaca College's Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre in the B Building.

The band, led by Hemet High School alumnus and Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Chair Taylor Smith, is comprised of graduates of the high school's program, some who also attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Tower died on July 4, 2017. Under his leadership, the Hemet High School band recorded several albums and performed across the world. Classic jazz tunes and original compositions will be performed, said Smith, who said he got the idea for the memorial quartet at Tower's funeral last year.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and reserved tickets. Guests can call (619) 660-4288 for reservations, and the first 20 students who attend are admitted for free.
theaterGrossmont College 2018-19 
theatre arts season opens

The criticall y acclaimed masterpiece "Arcadia ," an  
adaptation of Hans Christian And ersen's "The Golo shes of Fortune," and the dramatic comedy "She Kills Monsters" are among the classics headlining the Stagehouse Theatre's 2018-19 season at Grossmont College.

These shows will be performed this season:

"Arcadia" October 4-13

"The Goloshes of Fortune" Nov. 2-3

"She Kills Monsters" Nov. 29-Dec. 8

"Monsters, Magic and Mischief" Feb. 1-2, 2019

"Spring Awakening" March 14-23, 2019

"Failure: A Love Story" May 9-17, 2019


Season and individual tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling (619) 644-7234 or by visiting  . 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.
Diversity Dialogues 
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The Diversity Dialogues workshops at Cuyamaca College offer discussions on a wide range of topics dealing with diversity and social justice. All workshops are free and open to the public.

The workshops being offered in September are:

Sept. 13, 3-4 p.m. Student Center I-207

Presented by Mayumi Y. Douglas, licensed marriage and family therapist,  The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness about cultural prejudices and make consistent efforts to engage with other culturally diverse individuals. 

Sept. 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Student Center I-207

"The Border Corrida: Music of Resistance"

Presented by  John Escobedo, Cuyamaca College's Title V activity director in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Success and Equity.  The session will focus on the border corrido and Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican-American tenant farmer in the American Old West who became a folk hero to Mexicans living in South Texas.
Food project free film night  
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Originated in 2010 as a one-campus book festival, Grossmont College's "One Theme, One Campus" evolved in 2014 into a broadly themed learning experience with campus-wide events and projects that promote broader community involvement. The new one-theme project centers on the topic of food.

One Theme/One Campus Food Project free film night set for 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Griffin Gate, Bldg. 60 at Grossmont College, will feature "Wasted: The Story of Food Waste," from executive producer Anthony Bourdain. A discussion will follow the film. The event is open too the public.
books Banned Books/Banned Lives readings at Grossmont College

This year's event celebrating National Banned Books Week is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Griffin Gate in Bldg. 60. Banned Books/Banned Lives will feature dramatic readings of banned works and personal narratives. Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and Amnesty International. The event is free and open to the public.  

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