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‘World’ Languages Department makes debut

David Hurst

September 10, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – What’s in a word? In academia, one word may make a world of difference. For example, what once was known as the Foreign Languages Department now is called the World Languages Department. Yolanda Guerrero, the head of the newly named World Language Department led the propos...

Landscaping to replace campus grass

Kellen Brauer

September 6, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- Three sections of grass near the campus cafeteria were recently killed to make way for displays of drought- tolerant indigenous landscaping. Each section or zone will have its own unique landscaping: coastal sage, oak woodland, and mixed chaparral. according to Tim Flood, Gross...

Want to start a club on campus?

September 4, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--Want to start a new club on campus? Are you an officer of a registered club? Attend this orientation/registration to learn more about campus policies. To learn more, visit: WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 5pm – 6pm WHERE: Library CPU Room, Building 70, Room 103 * ...

Sept. 9 olive tree planting will anticipate 10th anniversary of terror attacks on the U.S.

September 2, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE --To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and Flight 93, students at Grossmont College will plant an olive tree of remembrance.The tree planting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m....

Parking shortages stress faculty, students, staff

Philip Tipple

August 29, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—Available parking spaces on campus have been scarce during the first two weeks of the semester, causing many students to complain that by the time they found a parking space they were late for class. Kellen Brauer, one such student, said during the first week. "It took me 45 mi...

Campus completes a flood of renovation work

Tim Flood

August 19, 2011

Editor's Note: Grossmont College was awash in construction and renovation projects over the summer, with workers racing the clock to complete them before Monday's start of the Fall semester.  In this report to the faculty and administration, issued on Friday, August 19, Tim Flood, vice president fo...

Scramble is on for classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges

August 19, 2011

EL CAJON, California (Press Release)–  As the result  of statewide budget cuts for higher education  that have sharply reduced course offerings, students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been madly scrambling for available seats as East County’s two colleges begin the fall semester on Monday. Preliminary...

Tie-Dyed faculty and staff convocation celebrates Grossmont’s 50th anniversary

August 15, 2011

A photo essay by Robert Sanchez GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Last year it was unusual slippers, this year it was tie-dyed clothing, as faculty and staff came together for fun and learning in the week prior to classes.   Their convocation featured a motivational speaker and a celebration of the 50th anniv...

Adults invited to reinvent themselves on Aug. 2

July 14, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)--The  Adult Reentry Program will host “Recreate Yourself,” a free orientation meeting for adults interested in returning to school to learn a new career, earn a college diploma or upgrade workplace skills for a job promotion, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Community College representatives support Brown’s tax extension

May 20, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release) – Community college leaders in San Diego and Imperial counties called for support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget unveiled this week, saying that tax extensions proposed by Brown are needed to avoid what one administrator called an “educational Armageddon.” Administrators...

Summer to bring construction and upgrades

William Dudley

May 17, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE--With academic activities sharply curtailed during the summer session, the campus will be busy with construction and repair projects, according to Grossmont vice president Tim Flood. Aside from a temporary relocation of the Cashier's Office, the construction is not expected to affe...

Officials laud preschools

Corey Streeper

April 30, 2011

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Can’t get your child into preschool? He may be 70 percent more likely to become a juvenile delinquent than will be your neighbor children who do go to preschool. That was one of the startling findings of a survey revealed during a press conference last Tuesday at Grossmont Col...

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