Where’s Eliza?: Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00 pm.

Where’s Eliza? …and why isn’t she in her college class anymore?

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Mission College would like to invite you to find out for yourself:

Eliza will speak to us about her college experience and her goal to develop awareness of the rights of students with intellectual disabilities to learn alongside their peers. We will also have the opportunity to view the short documentary about her experience: Hold My Hand, nominated for a Cecil Award.

We hope you will plan on attending this event and encourage your students to come and hear Eliza’s story for themselves.
Eliza Schaaf

Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00 pm.


Workshop date change: Cross-Cultural Interviewing

Workshop date change: Cross-Cultural Interviewing

We are looking forward to the third workshop in our Leading People@Mission College series, Cross-Cultural Interviewing! We have made a change to the date in an effort to include as many people across campus as possible. If you will be participating on a hiring committee this spring, this is the workshop for you!

The goal of this workshop is to more effectively recruit and integrate immigrant talent into the workforce. This workshop will enhance our cross-cultural competencies in the recruiting and interviewing process. At the end of this class, you will be able to:

* Evaluate foreign experience

* Understand the impact of culture, language, and intonation have on the phone screen

* Understand common cultural differences and their impact in the interview process

* Determine the best way to listen and communicate when interviewing a cross-cultural candidate

Date:     Thursday, March 1, 2012

Time:     10:00-12:00

Don’t msis out on this fantastic opportunity to deepen your cross-cultural competencies! Register today at http://lpatmission.eventbrite.com/

Tour of NASA Sustainability Base

Join the MC Sustainability Committee in taking a tour of NASA’s Sustainability Base, dubbed the “first
LEED platinum plus” building.  (http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/sustainability-base)  As described on NASA’s website: “Using NASA innovations originally engineered for space travel and exploration, the 50,000 square-foot, lunar-shaped
Sustainability Base is simultaneously a working office space, a showcase for NASA technology and an evolving exemplar for the future of buildings.”  Access is generally closed to the public so this is a special opportunity!

Space is limited, please RSVP by
Friday, Dec. 9.

Tour date:  Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm (Meet
on-campus to travel together to Moffett Field)

Cost: Free!

RSVP: email theresa.tran@wvm.edu

Art gallery reception

Thursday, November 10

Start the 3-day weekend with a party- reception for Silicon Valley Small Works, a juried show of work by artists from all over Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Thurs. Nov 10th, 5-8 pm in Vargas Gallery room W1-601


Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education

December 6, 7, 8, 2011

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mission College,


This FEMA course is designed to be delivered to teams of campus personnel who are responsible for creating, reviewing, implementing and exercising emergency operations plans.

The target audience for this course is people who have traditional response or strategic experience, but minimal experience in emergency management planning. The three-day course is primarily interactive presentations and class exercises coupled with numerous individual and small-group practice activities

If interested in participating in this FREE training,
please respond by October31, 2011. Michael@EnvTraining.org

College Speaker Series- November

November Speaker Series Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Growing A Small Business, Nov 2, 7:00pm, TAV-130.

College Speaker Series-October

October Speaker Series Sustainability Base Project, Oct 26, 7:00pm, TAV-130.

Asian American Speaker Event

Asian American Speaker Event Evangeline Canonizado Buell,  Oct 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Library

Webinar- October 26: Bullying, Bullycide and Suicide: Keys to Prevention

Bullying of all kinds continues to be an issue at school districts across the country. California has recently passed a number of bills concerning bullying. Since October is National Bullying Awareness Month, we have invited Dr. Scott Poland, internationally recognized expert in school crisis and bullying prevention programs, to present a webinar about proactive steps districts can take to increase knowledge and to implement their own programs. Please join us on October 26th for
this valuable webinar.

The webinar will be facilitated using WebEx. If you do not currently have the WebEx plug-in installed on your PC or Mac, you can call the IS helpdesk at 2696.

Healthy Holidays Workshops

Dear Staff and Faculty:

Human Resources is pleased to announce two new workshops available this fall to all employees of the District. This mini-series, “Healthy Holidays”, offers techniques to work through some dynamics that may cause stress during the holiday season: relationships, finances, and eating well. The flier for the workshops may be found at the link below.


Space is limited, so please make sure to reserve your spot today through our Eventbrite registration form: http://wvm-healthyholidays.eventbrite.com/