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Dr. Fabain Banga Publishes New Book: Brujos, Espiritistas y Vanguardistas (Witches, Spiritualists and the Avant-Garde)

25 September 2016

Dr. Fabian Banga, BCC’s Modern Languages Department chair, recently published Brujos, Espiritistas y Vanguardistas (Witches, Spiritualists and the Avant-Garde). Published by Leviathan, the prestigious Argentinean publishing house, the work explores the representation of esoteric traditions in the aesthetic projects of the avant-garde literary movements in Latin-American and Spain during the early decades of the 20th century. The book is based on Dr. Banga’s UC Berkeley doctoral dissertation with a forward written by his mentor and friend Dr. Francine Masiello, professor of Spanish and comparative literature and Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Cal. In August, Dr Banga presented his work at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies and in Buenos Aires in June.

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Black Lives Matter: An Evening of Information Exchange and Discussion on Wed., Oct. 5 from 7-9 pm

24 September 2016

Berkeley City College English 5: Sections B6 and B8 present members of the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition, a Black Lives Matter group, for an evening of information exchange and discussion, on


Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7-9pm
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Auditorium (Basement)
Berkeley, CA 94704


For more information, please contact Sabrina Nelson, Professor of English and Multimedia Arts at Berkeley City College, email:

View the event flyer here.


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Late-Start Fall 2016 Classes! There’s Still Time to Enroll!

19 September 2016

Need any of these classes? They are still open: AFRAM 1, ANTHR 1, ART 3, BUS 102, COMM 20, CIS 42B, CIS 105, COPED 450/451, COUN 200A & 200B, ENGL 1B, ETHST 1, HUMAN 15, LIS 80, LIS 85, MATH 50, PHIL 20A, POSCI 1, PSYCH 1A — check out the flyer below:


Late-Start Fall 2016 classes


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Latino Heritage Month Events ~ Sept. 15 – 29

13 September 2016

Come and join us to celebrate our Latino Heritage Month!

We will celebrate our Latino heritage from September 15 to October 15. We want to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. The table below provides dates and the event/time.


Date Event in BCC Atrium
 Thurs., Sept. 15  Kickoff Event at BCC, 12:15 pm
 Tues., Sept. 20  Latin American Club Tables, 10 am – 1 pm:  information about culture and political developments in Latin American nations
 Thur., Sept. 22  March of Flags, 12:15 – 1:20 pm
 Tues. Sept. 27  Latin American Club Tables, 10 am – 1 pm:  information about culture and political developments in Latin American nations
 Thurs., Sept. 29  Indigenous People’s Day, 12:15 – 1:20 pm


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Weekly Workshops in September: UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) – Sign up in Rm 243

7 September 2016

Submission Deadline for TAG is September 30, 2016. Are you applying for transfer to a UC for Fall 2017? Then sign up in Room 243 for a TAG workshop to find out how to seek a possible early admission to a participating UC – UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz.


Workshops are offered weekly in September, so sign up now in Room 243 to attend a TAG Workshop.


For more information, contact the BCC Transfer & Career Center in Room 243. The Transfer and Career Center Coordinator is Sylvia Espinosa at


TAG Workshop Flyer

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Sun., Sept. 4 is Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes AND Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a “W”

2 September 2016

Login to your PASSPORT Student Center and add classes , or if you do not have a Peralta Student Account yet, apply for one today by selecting “Berkeley City College” on the Peralta Enrollment website . Check for more important dates on the Fall 2016 Academic Calendar.


Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

BCC Fall 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook:
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BCC Fall 2016 Class Schedule (PDF)


View the Fall 2016 8-week transfer class flyer below:

Fall 2016 8-week GE Transfer Classes flyer


More information for New and Returning Students is on BCC’s Getting Started page.


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New Veteran’s Resource Center Open House – Thurs., Sept. 8 – Room 347, 11 am – 1:30 pm

1 September 2016

Welcome back to the fall semester!


Please join us in the new location of the Veteran’s Resource Center for an open house on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  We are now in Room 347 (behind the EOPS/CARE area).


Stop by to say hello and meet some of our new veteran students for the fall 2016 semester.  This semester we welcome the largest number of new veteran students at BCC since the beginning of our program.  There are a total of 40 new veteran and veteran dependent students for this fall.


Both our college President, Rowena Tomaneng, and BCC Veteran’s Club President, Ellijah Brian Dabney, say a few words during the college hour around 12:15 p.m.


Veterans Center Open House flyer


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BCC President Rowena Tomaneng Receives 2016 APALI Leadership Award

25 August 2016


BCC President Rowena Tomameng

BCC President Rowena Tomameng

BERKELEY—Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng received the 2016 Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute’s (APALI) award for outstanding leadership and community service at the organization’s annual banquet held Fri., Aug. 19, in Cupertino, CA.  APALI encourages civic participation, community development, and identity security.  It also addresses issues such as racial stereotypes, workplace/social glass-ceilings, and civic representation.


“This is a great honor and I am delighted to be part of an organization which fosters civic engagement and which addresses social challenges that Asian Americans must face today,” she said.

“More than ever, it is important that we strive to build community and foster social equity and economic opportunity for everyone.”


Tomaneng assumed the presidency of Berkeley City College on July 18, 2016.

“BCC’s location provides the college with many opportunities. Not only are we situated next to San Francisco Bay, we are partners with major cultural, technological, and educational centers,” she noted. “There exists a strong mutual support network among us and our neighborhood organizations, city government, businesses, local school districts and universities. This solid foundation benefits everyone in our community.”


Prior to her appointment at BCC, she was for six years De Anza College’s associate vice president of instruction.  Her responsibilities included the academic services division, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education; the Office of Professional Development, Pathways programs (Learning Communities of Umoja, Puente, First Year Experience, and IMPACT AAPI) and the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) where, in 2006, she was a founding co-director and developed many community and educational partnerships.


Tomaneng was a full-time English instructor at De Anza College from 1996 to 2010, teaching all levels of composition and literature.  She was English Department chair for three years and led initiatives to foster equity in faculty hiring and cultural competency.  She served for two years as interim dean of De Anza’s Language Arts Division, and supervised over 175 full-time and part-time faculty.


BCC’s new president has actively engaged in culturally focused local, regional and national organizations and has led advocacy campaigns for immigrant rights and community policing with organizations such as the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, USA and the Coalition for Justice and Accountability in San Jose, CA.  She wrote for and contributed to a variety of publications and serves on the advisory board for the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Diversity and Democracy publication.


In December, when Tomaneng completes her dissertation on the educational dimensions of Filipina migrant workers’ activist identities at the University of San Francisco, she will receive a doctorate in international/multicultural education, with a concentration in human rights education.  She holds a master’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Irvine.


The Peralta Community College District serves the communities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont.  The district includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College.  In addition to providing two-year programs that prepare students for long-term educational goals, Peralta also offers specialized life-long learning opportunities to Bay Area residents.


Read “Introducing BCC President Rowena Tomameng” in the Fall 2016 issue of BCC Today for more information about our new President.


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