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Transfer Service Community Workshops: Basics of Transferring, Tues., April 14, 7:30-9 pm, Rm 451A/B

17 February 2015

The BCC Service Community is hosting a series of workshops at Berkeley City College for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college, such as the University of California and the California State University systems. Please join us for these useful and well-organized workshops:

Scholarship Workshop

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Do you need help on your scholarship applications?
If you missed this workshop, please stop by the Transfer and Career Information Center, 2nd floor, Room 243, for information.

Resume/Interview Workshop

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Come here to get trained on your professional skills.

Basics of Transferring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 451 A & B
We cover them all!

 Next Steps

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Rm 34
Welcome to CAL! Start getting connected!


For more information, contact:

(510) 969-6929


View the Transfer Service Community Workshops flyer below or download the TSC Workshops Flyer:

TSC Workshops Flyer


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March 7 – Shadow Day at UC Berkeley – Apply by Feb. 28

17 February 2015

Shadow Day at UC Berkeley will be on March 7, 2015. Apply online at – applications are due by February 28, 2015.

Presented by The Transfer Service Community and Bridges – for more information contact:

Visit the BCC Service Community Website

View the Shadow Day flyer below or download the Shadow Day Flyer Spring 2015:

Shadow Day Flyer

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Free Smoking Cessation Course Wed., Feb. 25 – 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 31

16 February 2015

Free Smoking Cessation Courses – read the Quit Smoking flyer here

Wednesday February 25, 2015

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Berkeley City College

Room: BCC 31

Instructor: Debi Boushey, BCH, CIA smoking cessation specialist, Debi has been helping people become nonsmokers for more than 25 years. She has been offering smoking cessation workshops with the Peralta Community Colleges for many years with great success. Spread the word. It’s time to quit now!

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One-on-One Writing Tutors Now Available by Appointment – Click here to learn more!

15 February 2015

One-on-one writing tutors are NOW available. Download the Spring 2015 One-on-One Writing Tutor flyer, and the Online Writing Tutor flyer.


Tutors are available Tuesday-Thursday at SOUTH CAMPUS (2070 Allston Way, room 201) from 1:30-5:30 and on Fridays from 1:30-3:30


Tutors are Available Wednesday evenings at the MAIN CAMPUS LRC from 6:00-8:00 and on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00


NEW: ONLINE TUTORING is now also available.  Students can schedule an appointment (including appointments for online tutoring) by emailing us at


For more information, please visit the websites for the South Campus LRC and the Main Campus LRC

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Black History Month Celebrations – Presented by BCC Campus Life

13 February 2015

BCC Campus Life Presents a series of exciting Black History Month Celebrations. See the images below; text follows images below.


Black History Month Flyer #1
Black History Month flyer #2


Week 1: Deeply Rooted: A Celebration of Pre-Colonial African Culture
2/5/15 – Interactive Middle Passage Demonstration
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Week 2: “Black in Motion”
2/12/15 – Movie Screening: Black Power Mixtape: All Political Prisoners
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Week 3: “Black Soul”
2/18/15 – Social Mixer, Performance by DJ Destiny
Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (College Hour)

2/19/15 – Open Mic Show
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Drink Mixer in Atrium

Week 4: “Black Power: Be the Change”
2/25/15 – Young Gifted and Black Performance
Key Note Speaker Elaine Brown
Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (College Hour)

2/26/15 – Real Talk: Panel Discussion
Community Leaders: Rasheed, Salih, Aman, Celeste, Eniola
Guided by collective consciousness, past, present and future realities of racism, conversations about black LGBTQ excellence, giving back to the black community, and much more!
6:00 – 8:00 pm



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MSRI/BCC Lecture Series: Making Music Socially, Wed., Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m., BCC Auditorium – Reserve Your Tickets Now!

11 February 2015


Dr. Ge WangMs. Madeline Huberth and Dr. Ge Wang will present, “Making Music Socially: A Story of People and Technology in the 21st Century,” 7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 11 at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  Reserve your tickets at:


Using case studies, ranging from Peruvian flute players to laptop orchestra (with live demonstrations and mini-performances) and music-making on mobile devices, Dr. Wang and Ms. Huberth will discuss recent developments in thinking about and creating music socially.  Both design musical instruments from computers, make music with the instruments, and devise experiments from the music to learn about people and the brain. They also direct the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).


Music is rooted in its role as a social phenomenon, but evolution of the “social” nature of music continues. Over the past 100 years, development of the radio, recording, the computer, the Internet, and mobile devices, have made music a ubiquitous part of our everyday experience, but also have shaped it into a passive and easily consumable commodity.   Even so, practices in participatory music-making exist on a more traditional, cultural level; they use new technologies that highlight how music as a social endeavor continues to serve deeply meaningful purposes.


Madeline HulberthMs. Huberth is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).  Her research investigates musically induced emotions and neural responses to musical sounds, and more broadly the cognitive/emotional elements associated with music performance and listening.   Dr. Wang is an assistant professor at CCRMA; he researches audio programming languages, laptop orchestra, and expressive social music for mobile devices.  He is the author of the ChucK music programming language, and as co-founder of mobile music startup Smule, he designed the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano. 


Their talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC).  They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.



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BCC Closed Fri., Feb. 13 through Mon., Feb. 16, in Observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday Weekend

11 February 2015

There will be no classes on Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 17.

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Workshop on Spring 2015 PCF Scholarships, Mon., Feb. 9, Rm 126, from 12 – 1:30 pm

5 February 2015

Peralta Colleges Foundation will hold a scholarship application workshop coming up Monday, Feb. 9th during college hour in the lab connected with the library, room 126.  Jessica Keahey of the Peralta Colleges Foundation will review how to use the on-line application effectively for PCF scholarships.

The attached Spring 2015 – BCC Scholarships Workshop flyer is posted on campus.

If you miss this workshop at BCC on Feb. 9th, you can still attend a PCF Scholarships workshop at the other campuses – view the Spring 2015 – All Scholarship Workshops flyer here.

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