BCC News

Fresh Air Art Contest – Submit Pieces by Mon., April 20

13 April 2015

The Fresh Air Art Contest is brought to you by Artists Resisting Tobacco (A.R.T.). Download the Art Contest Entry Form

 
Artwork: Which woman is in danger? One is smoking and one is breathing the smoke.

 
Create anti-tobacco art AND communicate a no-smoking policy to the public! ART WILL BE MADE INTO POSTERS AND PUT UP AT A PERALTA CAMPUS. Entries must be a visual art piece (drawing, photography, ceramics, multi-media, etc.) and have anti tobacco messages to publicize that students can be fined more than $40.00 for smoking at the Peralta campuses this year. It should also include an anti-tobacco message such as how the tobacco industry targets youth, the health hazards of secondhand smoke or E-cigarette vapor, or how the industry targets African-Americans to smoke menthols, which are more addictive to people with darker skin.

 
*Note* – Art pieces that do NOT contain this info will NOT be considered for judging.

 
1ST PLACE PRIZE IS $100!
2ND PLACE PRIZE IS $50!
3RD PLACE PRIZE IS $25!

 
We’ll have an awards ceremony at BCC on Thursday April 23rd, at 12:15pm. The top 3 winning pieces will be made into signage and put up all around the Peralta campuses.

 
DEADLINE: MONDAY APRIL 20TH, 2015 at 2pm, Jasmine Martinez’ office (room 241) 2nd floor, BCC VPSS OR Burt Dragin’s office (G233) at Laney College with the signed entry form.

  • SOME FACTS TO THINK ABOUT:
  • UNDER STATE LAW (AB795), CAMPUS SECURITY CAN FINE SMOKERS.
  • NICOTINE IS MORE ADDICTIVE THAN COCAINE OR ALCOHOL.
  • E-CIGARETTE VAPOR CONTAINS CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS AND OTHER TOXIC CHEMICALS AND PARTICLES.
  • SECONDHAND SMOKE CAUSES BREAST CANCER, ASTHMA, AND SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)
  • MENTHOL INCREASES THE ADDICTION TO NICOTINE FOR THOSE WITH DARKER SKIN. MENTHOL SMOKERS HAVE A HARDER TIME QUITTING.

 
The art contest is a component of the Artists Resisting Tobacco (A.R.T.) project, which is funded by Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Public Health Dept. Tobacco Master Settlement Funds and California Tobacco Control Program. For more information, contact Pauline Bondonno, A.R.T. Project Director, (510) 526-8736, or crystalpub@aol.com, tobaccolessclub@gmail.com

Filed under: General

Health Education Fair Sponsored by Health Ed Students – Thurs., April 9, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm in the Atrium

8 April 2015

Our Health Educations students have worked hard to bring critical health information to us via local agencies including: Covered California, Peralta Wellness Center, the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, First 5 California, Alameda County Food Bank, BART, Alameda County 10X10, the Pacific Center, and many more!

 

Please come to the atrium tomorrow, Thursday April 9 between 11 – 1:30 and support our students!

 

For more information about BCC’s Health Education program, please visit the Public & Human Services website or contact Stephanie Sanders-Badt, Coordinator, Public and Human Services Program, at ssanders-badt@peralta.edu

 

 

Filed under: Academics, General

S.T.E.M. Careers Final Talk – Climate Change: Effects on Microbial Biodiversity and Society, on Tues., April 21, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431

7 April 2015

“Climate Change: Effects on Microbial Biodiversity and Society” will be the final S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, April 21, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431. The series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.

 

Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and explores Biofuels (March 3), Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:

 

Filed under: General, Science Seminars

Spring Break: March 30 through April 5, Classes Resume on Mon., April 6 | BCC Closed on Mon., Mar. 30 for Cesar Chavez Day

26 March 2015

There will be no classes held during Spring Break from Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5, 2015. The Building will be closed on Saturday, April 4th.

 

BCC will also be closed on Monday, March 30, 2015 in observance of César Chávez Day.

 

Classes will resume on Monday, April 6, 2015.

 

Filed under: Academics, General

S.T.E.M. Careers Talk – Coding and Big Data on Tues., April 7, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431

26 March 2015

“Coding and Big Data: Tools for Solving Environmental Problems” will be the topic of the third S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, April 7, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431. The series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.

 

Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and explores Biofuels (March 3), Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:

 

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Town Hall Meeting Today, March 25 @ 12:15 pm, Rm 431- BCC Educational Master Plan

25 March 2015

The Educational Master Plan Town Hall Meeting will be held at 12:15 today, Wednesday, March 25, in Room 431 on the 4th floor.

 

Information about the Educational Master Plan can be found on the Town Hall web page.

 

 

Filed under: Academics, General

“Cesar Chavez street- strike” Performance @ BCC, Thurs., March 26 from 12:15 – 1 pm, Atrium

25 March 2015

The Latin American Club ( LAC) is celebrating the Cesar Chavez event at the atrium this Thursday ( 12:15 to 1pm). We are also having some performances such as dances, singing, and nice FREE tacos. Part of our performance is a “Cesar Chavez street- strike” with signs and political chanting. Please, be patient with us, we will be doing it around the campus, very briefly as part of the opening of our event.

 

Support BCC’s diversity ~ Join us, we will love to have you!!

 

Latin American Club flyer

 

 

Filed under: General

Deadline Extended for Degree/Certificate Petitions – Submit by Thurs., March 26 to BCC Admissions & Records, 1st Floor

25 March 2015

The deadline for AA Degree and Certificate Petitions has been extended to Thursday, March 26, 2015 – but you must submit your petition to the BCC Admissions & Records office on the first floor.

 

Download your AA/AS Degree Petition here.

 

Download your Certificate Petition here.

 

 

Filed under: Academics