24 Mar, 2017

Welding Roadshow travels to Arroyo Seco

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:11+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

College of the Canyons (COC) took its Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Training (AMPT) project on the road when it brought live welding processes and a virtual reality welding trainer to Arroyo Seco Junior High School Friday. “We want to get them interested at a junior high school level,” said Tim Baber, a COC professor and chair of the AMPT department.  “This is real world training that goes back to STEM.” The goal of the roadshow is to introduce students to career and educational opportunities within welding and manufacturing. “This is a great opportunity to expose kids to welding and manufacturing,” [...]

13 Mar, 2017

Knight talks political climate with COC students

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:11+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

College of the Canyons students listen to Congressman Steve Knight answer their questions during a forum on Monday, March 13, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal Congressman Steve Knight visited College of the Canyons Monday afternoon to respond to political science students’ questions and concerns about the state and federal government. About 30 students gathered to get answers from the representative, many of which were about healthcare, education, immigration and President Trump. Among many topics, Knight shared his experiences in the military, his high school math class and the novel he is currently writing. Moderated by COC Political Science Department [...]

4 Mar, 2017

Media professionals share experience with students

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:11+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

One day, you may be watching a film directed by one of these aspiring media students. Media professionals advised over 300 students about career paths, goals and the do’s and dont’s of the industry at Media Day at College of the Canyons on Saturday. “We’ve got everyone from animators to broadcast reporters,” said Jennifer Overdevest, the Hart District teacher who was responsible for the creation of Media Day eight years ago. While the event was originally started by Overdevest, she later partnered with COC and Dave Brill, a broadcast journalism professor at the college. “It highlights how good our synergy can be when [...]

1 Mar, 2017

COC examines impact of ‘fake news’ in US democracy

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

“Fake News,” one of the latest buzzwords in the U.S. political sphere, was deliberated and evaluated by professors and students at College of the Canyons (COC) Wednesday. The Fake News Forum, presented by COC’s Institute of Ethics, Law and Public Policy, consisted of four speakers and a Q&A session to tackle various topics surrounding truth seeking, the freedom of the press, news consumption and political culture. “This is an issue about democracy and freedom of speech, and we want to look at fake news and how that works with our political system without really taking partisan views,” said forum moderator [...]

26 Feb, 2017

Cancer resource expo provides support

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:11+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

College of the Canyons Professor Dr. Kelly Cude was instrumental in the organization of CARE SCV, a free cancer awareness and resource expo that took place at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Saturday. Her goal was to support, educate and help people in every stage of life and cancer. And that has been her goal since she was nine years old. “I remember my grandpa not looking well,” Cude said. “He was trying to smile but he was just not his joking, normal self,” Cude remembers celebrating her birthday at her grandparents house and noticing that her grandpa [...]

20 Feb, 2017

Local Dems, galvanized by Trump, looking long-term

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Faculty, News|0 Comments

Patti Sulpizio, president of a Democratic Party club in Santa Clarita called the Democratic Alliance for Action, says membership has exploded in recent months. Diana Shaw, also a member of the DAA, says that, in January, she formed a local chapter of “Indivisible,” a progressive-leaning group that has published an organizing and protest manual – “and 130 immediately signed up.” Phillip Germain, a College of the Canyons political science major and founder of a new progressive group called Santa Clarita Valley United for Progress (SCVUP), says his organization’s Facebook page now has about 500 members and continues to grow. Read [...]

9 Nov, 2016

Alonso unseats Fortine for COC board post

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 November 9th, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

Edel Alonso, after a night of celebrating and monitoring the election results throughout the night, found herself still awake when the sun came up “refreshing and refreshing” the election results website. “I kept refreshing and refreshing the LAVote website,” she said, noting it was a tight race competing against longtime College of the Canyons trustee Bruce Fortine. “I was behind Bruce at the beginning of the night but once I edged ahead, the margin kept getting a little wider each time,” she said. It was Wednesday morning when she learned she had emerged the winner in the Santa Clarita Community [...]

21 Oct, 2016

David C. Andrus: A time for change

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 21st, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

Rarely does a new candidate for public office emerge that possesses the experience, expertise and overall aptitude to step in and capably serve the community right out of the gate. Dr. Edel Alonso is such a person. As her former colleague at College of the Canyons (COC), I urge those in her district to cast their vote for Edel and elect her to the Santa Clarita Community College District Governing Board of Trustees. Edel has dedicated her professional life not only to teaching, but to understanding and shaping education at all institutional levels. She possesses a doctorate in educational and [...]

20 Oct, 2016

Geologist discusses probability of ‘The Big One’ hitting SCV

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists estimate that half of Americans, or 143 million people nationwide, live and work in areas that are exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes. This risk is well-known to Southern California residents who live along the unpredictable San Andreas Fault. So, what is the risk of a magnitude 8-earthquake, better known as “The Big One,” hitting the Santa Clarita Valley? “It will happen for sure over the next 30 to 50 years, but there’s some change it will happen sooner,” said Dr. Vincent Devlahovich, geologist and professor of geology in the earth, space and environmental department [...]

20 Sep, 2016

College of the Canyons Faculty Association Announces Board Endorsements

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 September 20th, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

The College of the Canyons Faculty Association (COCFA) announces its endorsement of Edel Alonso, Jerry Danielsen and Steven Zimmer for the Santa Clarita Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees. Three of the five board seats are up for re-election on Nov. 8. While Zimmer currently sits on the board, Alonso and Danielsen are challenging long-time board members Bruce Fortine and Michelle Jenkins, respectively. In 2015 the SCCCD agreed to change its elections to a by-district rather than at-large system in accordance with the California Voting Rights Act. The 2016 election will be the first time that voters can only [...]