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  • Mesa College Geoscience Faculty as Agents of Change with the SAGE 2YC Project

    January 13, 2021  |  Lauren Dorst

    Often, it’s not what students are learning, but how they are learning that determines their success in education. This metacognitive approach to teaching forms the basis of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers’ project, “Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges,” or SAGE 2YC, which empowers faculty members to improve STEM education through the adoption of student-centered pedagogy. Following a one-year collaboration with SAGE 2YC, three Mesa College geoscience professors, Don Barrie (Geology), Bulent Bas (Geology), and Waverly Ray (Geography), bring refreshed intention to their teaching, leadership, and professional development approaches to better serve Mesa College’s students and ultimately, prepare them for success in the STEM workforce.

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    Filed Under: Waverly Ray, SAGE 2YC, Professional Development, The Loft, Don Barrie, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, HSI Grant, Geoscience, Geography, Geology, Bulent Bas

  • Passing of Former Mesa College Athlete and Coach Arnie Robinson

    December 03, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — It is with great sadness and deep regret that San Diego Mesa College announces the passing of one of the greatest long jumpers in history, Arnie Robinson, at the age of 72. Arnie Paul Robinson, Jr. had a nearly life-long connection to Mesa College as a student, a coach and a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. He lived in San Diego and began his track career as a stand-out athlete at Morse High School. In 1967, he enrolled at Mesa College, where he set school records in the long jump, high jump, and triple jump for track and field.

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    Filed Under: Athletics, Arnie Robinson, Alumni, Arnie Robinson Invitational

  • Mesa College Drive-In: An Outdoor Art Exhibition

    November 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Art has a lot to say these days, and from November 13th to December 9th, 36 California artists will be adding their voices to the mix to memorialize the dramatic events of the past eight months in the socially distanced Mesa College Drive-In: An Outdoor Art Exhibition (open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, excluding school holidays). This free, unique exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on artwork from the safety of their cars as they drive through the outdoor display located in Lot 1 on Mesa College’s campus. Curated by the San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies class, the art pieces capture the turmoil of the 2020 “new normal,” and provide commentary on the effects of global illness, social unrest, and destructive wildfires.

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    Filed Under: COVID-19, Drive-Thru Art Exhibit, Art Exhibition, Museum Studies

  • San Diego Mesa College Receives Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award

    November 18, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    In an effort to encourage a more sustainable future for all, the City of San Diego is recognizing 10 local businesses and organizations - including San Diego Mesa College - that implemented or expanded innovative waste reduction and recycling programs. From establishing a cigarette butt collection and recycling program, to creating a system to track solid waste tonnage to identify diversion opportunities, the 2020 Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award winners displayed forward thinking in their programs.

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    Filed Under: Composting, Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award, Sustainability, Press Release, Environmental Services

  • Mesa College Offers SNEAK PEEK at Spring 2021 Class Schedule

    November 04, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — San Diego Mesa College has posted a SNEEK PEEK of their Spring 2021 class schedule. Students can view the schedule now, which includes over 1,800 class sections, so that they can begin planning their classes for next semester. Mesa will once again offer a winter Intercession during January of 2021. Most classes are offered in the conveniently online format so that students can have maximum flexibility in getting courses they need. Priority registration begins this month.

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    Filed Under: Spring 2021, Press Release

  • Mesa College Announces Partnership with Cal LAW Pathway Program

    October 22, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego Mesa College has announced a new partnership with California LAW that will create a pathway for Mesa College students to complete their education and enter the legal profession. Cal LAW collaborates with community colleges to encourage diverse students enter the legal profession in order to represent the diverse population of the state of California. Mesa College will begin accepting interested students into its Pathway to Law School program in Spring 2021. Community colleges such as mesa partnering in the program were chosen due to their high commitment to equity, demonstrated by college leadership and resources that provide transformative educational experiences and support for students on a pathway to a law career.

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    Filed Under: Career Pathways, Cal Law, Guided Pathways, Cal Law Pathway, Law School

  • Reborn of Crisis: 9/11 and the Resurgent Superhero

    October 08, 2020  |  Jennifer Nichols Kearns // Office of Communications

    Add writing a book to Professor Michael Harrison’s impressive list of activities and interests. Most people at Mesa College know him as a Spanish Professor, a member of the LGBTQ+ Task Force, the Co-Advisor for the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance and even as a tenor with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. In his “spare time” though, he is a comic book fan. Really. Since forever. And, he loves superheroes in comics. And Comic-Con. Just ask him. His face will light up.

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    Filed Under: Michael Harrison, Gender-Sexuality Alliance, Spanish, Superheroes

  • Smiling on Success

    September 18, 2020  |  Claudia Perkins and Jennifer N. Kearns

    Due to continuity of instruction and rigorous adherence to guidelines and safety practices, 100% of Mesa College’s 2020 graduating Dental students who were seeking employment, were able to get hired this past summer, despite the global pandemic. Even though Mesa’s Dental Assisting students were not allowed to return to campus until June 22, 2020, during that time frame, the Dental Assisting faculty continued to engage and instruct students in their laboratory courses, remotely, through videos, virtual simulations, case studies role playing and discussions.

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    Filed Under: Mesa College Alumni, Alumni, Dental Assisting, CTE, Career Education Programs, DENA