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Krista Johns, J.D., Appointed BCC‘s Interim President

20 January 2016

Dr. Krista JohnsKrista Johns, J.D., has been appointed Interim President at Berkeley City College, Peralta Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, announced. Dr. Johns replaces Dr. Deborah Budd, who was named Chancellor of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. Dr. Johns will assume her position full time beginning Mon., Feb. 8. Until that time, Dr. Laguerre will assume the president’s duties at BCC.


Dr. Johns, who most recently served as Vice President for Policy and Research at the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), also served as BCC’s vice President of Instruction from 2009 to 2012. Her extensive experience in higher education includes service as dean of English and business at Pleasant Hill’s Diablo Valley College (DVC), where she managed the college’s English and business divisions, and its hotel and restaurant programs. While there, she also administered federal grants, and was responsible for facilitating integration of academic and student services. She also served as director of the University of Mississippi’s Paralegal Studies Program; as administrator of that university’s Center for Continuing Legal Education; and as a curriculum developer for the University of Nevada, Reno.


Dr. Johns holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside (Kenosha, WISC) and a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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8-Week General Education Transfer Classes and Late Start Classes for Spring 2016

13 January 2016

Enrollment is Open Now for BCC  Spring 2016 Classess. Current Peralta students can login to their PASSPORT Student Centers and add classes.


Spring 2016 Semester: January 25, 2016 – May 27, 2016



BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule:

Please view our flipbook (click on the image below) or you can download the BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule PDF version (3 MB)

BCC 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook



BCC and District Enrollment Resources:


Search online on PASSPORT for classes – remember to change the Term to Spring 2016.


View the Spring 2016 Academic Calendar


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BCC Is Open During the Week But Will Be Closed on the Weekend of 23-24

3 January 2016

BCC will be closed on the weekend of January 23-24, 2016. Regular business hours resume on Monday, January 25, 2016, when classes begin for the Spring 2016 semester.




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Hasun Khan, CIS Major at BCC, Appointed to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges

2 January 2016

Hasun Khan, a CIS major at Berkeley City College, was appointed to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in November 2014. A native of Bakersfield, Mr. Khan is a student at
Berkeley City College who is working toward an Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science. He was a judicial operations intern at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2015 and an animator and graphic designer at HitRecord in 2014. The 17-member board is appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown and interacts with federal and state officials and other groups and appoints a system wide chancellor.

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Dr. Laura Ruberto To Lecture on Italian Films, Sun., Jan. 24 at Museo Italo Americano

1 January 2016

“They Were More Than Movies to Me”: Italian Films, New YorkCity Television and the Work of Martin Scorsese,” a lecture by Dr. Laura Ruberto, is scheduled at San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 24. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The Museo is located at 2 Marina Blvd. (Fort Mason Center, Building C), in San Francisco.


Dr. Ruberto, cochair of BCC’s Arts and Cultural Studies Department, will discuss the films of a young Martin Scorsese in relation to how the Italian films he viewed as a child in New York City, influenced his work. Her lecture examines how Italian films ended up airing on New York City’s television stations the movies that Scorsese actually watched. How did these films, viewed at home, impact his life and his work? Besides her work at Berkeley City College, Dr. Ruberto is co-editor of the Fordham University Press series on Critical Studies in Italian America and serves as the film and digital media review editor for the Italian American Review. Phone (415) 673-2200 to reserve your place. Visit or e-mail for details.

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CIS Instructor Neil Dunlop Authors 5th Book on Big Data and Business Intelligence

1 January 2016

Berkeley City College CIS instructor Neil Dunlop published his 5th book. In Beginning Big Data with Power BI and Excel 2013, students will learn to solve business problems by tapping the power of Microsoft’s Excel and Power BI to import data from NoSQL
and SQL databases and other sources, create relational data models, and analyze business problems through sophisticated dashboards and data-driven maps.
“One of the fastest growing job areas is “Big Data” and Business Intelligence,” Dunlop said. “The ability to analyze and draw analytical conclusions from Big Data is a sought-after skill and an increasing number of organizational decisions are made based on this type of analysis.”

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Maker Media Montage Exhibit & Celebration on Thurs., Dec. 17, 6-8 pm, Atrium

14 December 2015

You are invited to the Makers Media Montage, a two hour installation and celebration of artwork made by BCC students during the Fall semester. This showing will take place on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 6 – 8 pm in the Berkeley City College Atrium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.


Artwork from 10 courses including sculpture, drawings, and paintings will be showcased in the basement, and on the 4th and 5th floor halls. Tours led by faculty and students of each class’ work will occur at regular intervals. We hope to see you there!


View the Maker Media Montage flyer below:

Maker Media Montage Flyer


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