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De Anza College Mellon Scholar program shaped student’s character, friendships

De Anza College Mellon Scholar program shaped student’s character, friendships

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019


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Manreet Dhariwal, 19, sociology major, said the Mellon Scholar program helped her realize she “can do everything.” Dhariwal said she became interested in the Mellon Scholar program because she saw a paid internship opportunity in the program listed in the mail by her sociology professor. Dhari...

De Anza California History Center director influenced by history, community

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019


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Tom Izu, executive director of De Anza’s California History Center, reminisces about Audrey Butcher, a grammar teacher during World War II, on the “Day of Remembrance” at De Anza College. Izu described how this “elderly white woman” narrated the story about the disappearance of her Japan...

Sociology instructor receives award for collaborative project in humanities

Sociology instructor receives award for collaborative project in humanities

Jordan Thomas, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019


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De Anza College sociology instructor and department chair Jennifer Myhre was awarded a position in the Melon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship program for her collaborative project “1500 Stories: Giving Voice to Economic Inequality.” Myhre is one of 26 faculty members from two-year coll...

De Anza College dean of creative arts hopes to inspire

De Anza College dean of creative arts hopes to inspire

Jordan Thomas, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019


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Daniel Smith, De Anza College’s new dean of creative arts, said he uses his experience to guide students into careers within the arts. “Ideally you make a living off what you enjoy doing and that’s what the arts can do,” said Smith. “I want to see a lot of people have that chance.” S...

De Anza College dean of career technical education to build noncredit programs

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019


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Randy Bryant, former faculty chair of the noncredit committee, has taken on a new role recently as the dean of career technical education at De Anza College. Prior to becoming the new dean of career technical education, he helped implement career development college nonprepratory noncredit college p...

De Anza Chamber Orchestra and Band hosts spring concert

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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De Anza Orchestra and Band showcased a diverse program from Renaissance pieces to the latest works in film at the Visual and Performing Arts Center, June 9. The De Anza Chamber Orchestra and Band featured guest conductor Leah Liu, student pianist Grace Yi in Piano Concerto No.23 in A major by Mo...

De Anza College hosts first communication night

Ritika Diddi, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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Stephanie Anderson, speech communication department faculty, organized the first De Anza College Communication Night on June 4. Anderson said she wanted to empower her audience and channel the idea that students “have the power through communication to create various realities,” and voice their opinions ...

Trauma awareness essential to careers

Trauma awareness essential to careers

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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Special guest Julie Kurtz, co-director of Trauma-Informed Practices, held a conference at  De Anza College discussing the correlation of traumatic events and the effects they have, not only on a person's everyday life but also on children in early education. “Trauma is defined by the individual’s s...

HEFAS workshop helps students make their resume stand out

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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The De Anza Higher Education for AB540 Students hosted a resume building workshop at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action office on May 29. “Employees will only spend 30 seconds reading your resume,” said Helen Pang, career counselor at De Anza. “You have to make sure it stands ...

Photographic installation: Photographer captures ordinary objects

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019


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Student photographer Matthew Fernandez, 23, professional photography major, won a Juror’s Choice Award for a photographic installation in a student exhibition in the Euphrat Museum last week. “Trash Business” is a reflection of close observations most choose to ignore. Fernandez’s creation wa...