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Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Course: April 5,6,7,13,14, 2018

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Arab Film Series Schedule

Arab Film Series: 2/8 – Mahbas (Solitaire) @ 6:30 pm, BCC Auditorium

Join the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Berkeley City College, and Yalla Arabi as we present the Arab Film Series. Catch some of the hottest films that have screened at the Arab Film Festival. Screenings are free and open to the public. 

Feburary 8, 2018 – Arab Film Series Screening: Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan Lebanon

Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival. The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor. 

Arab Film Series: Mahbas (Solitaire)

Reserve Your Free Tickets/Seats on Eventbrite – Arab Film Series – Mahbas (Solitaire)


The free Arab Film Series is back at Berkeley City College through the summer! The series has returned, fully funded via a mini-grant from the Innovation Fund, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between Berkeley City College President, Dr. Rowena Tomaneng and Professor Dr. Gaye Walton-Price, The Arab Film Festival(AFF) and Yalla Arabi.

The screenings benefit Dr. Price’s Arabic language students at BCC and the community at large seeking to engage with creative voices responding to current events related to the Middle East and the Arab-American experience, as well as anyone who is interested broadly in Arab culture or language. Previous screenings have included both a filmmaker and film director that engaged with students and attendees in a lively and educational post-film Q & A.

The sub-titled film series includes contemporary award-winning films and is in collaboration with the renown Arab Film festival, the longest running independent Arab film festival in North America, and Yalla Arabi, an Arabic language and cultural meetup group founded in 2008 by Peralta District employee, Faiza Ali, who dreamt up the idea for the BCC film series.


EVERYONE is welcome to these #FREE upcoming screenings in the Berkeley City College auditorium. They all begin promptly at 6:30pm:

This Thursday, Feb. 8th – “Solitaire”
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival.
The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.


Arab Film Series Schedule


Arab Film Series Schedule

2/8/2018 – Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

3/5/2018 – 17 – Jordan

3/29/2018 – Investigating Paradise – Algeria, France

4/26/2018 – Documentary Shorts – Various Countries

5/24/2018 – Refugees Stories – Various Countries

More information at


Contact –

Gaye Walton-Price, PhD

Arabic Instructor

Berkeley City College

Modern Languages Department

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Peralta Colleges Foundation: Spring Scholarships – Application Deadline March 12 @ 5 pm

The Peralta Colleges Foundation is so excited to announce the Spring 2018 Scholarships are up and running on Monday February 5th at 5pm and closes March 12 at 5pm.  We want to get the word out to as many students as possible to apply for the scholarships available and really need your help!

There are over 25 scholarship opportunities available for students this term. There are scholarships for entering freshman, transfer students, first-generation college students, foster youth, graduating students, and more. Scholarships are awarded based on many different factors including merit, need, achievement, athletics, majors and more. All degree and certificate program students are eligible to apply!

Award amounts vary from $250 to $4,000 so pass the word along to your students. They can apply by using this link:

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Nikki Lasley

Interim Executive Director

Peralta Colleges Foundation


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STEM Careers Lunch Talk: What do scientists do? – Feb. 8 @ 12:30 – 1:15 pm, Rm 431

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Olga Sokolovskaya, UC Berkeley Chemical Biologist, speaks on “What do scientists do? My day-to-day ups and downs in graduate school”. Join us on Thursday, February 8, 12:30 -1:15 pm, Room 431. 


Important Enrollment Dates: Feb. 9 – Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS for Regular Session Classes

Important Dates – Updated

  • February 9: Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS  Grading Option for Regular Session Classes
  • View the Academic Calendar


Spring 2018 Class Schedule in PDF format.

Search for Classes on Passport

See Spring 2018 Course Flyers

Fee-based Courses


For more Student Services information, please visit:




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Where is my online Moodle class? What about Canvas?

The Spring 2018 Moodle is located at  Students must be enrolled in classes in order to use Moodle.

LOGIN instructions for the Spring 2018 Moodle:

Moodle Website:

Username:  same as your PASSPORT User ID (8 characters long)

Password: your Birthdate in the format of yyyymmdd


For example, if your date of birth is February 18, 1995

then your password would be: 19950218

The District Moodle Helpdesk for Students is:


Moodle Information for Students:


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PeopleSoft Scheduled Maintenance – Feb. 9 at 5 pm through Feb. 11 at 5 pm

Please be advised that all PeopleSoft systems will be unavailable Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 11th at 5 p.m. for scheduled system maintenance.


Passport and PROMT will not be available during this time.


The District Information Technology team appreciates your patience.


If you have any issues following the maintenance window, please email the IT Help Desk,



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Marcus Stewart, new ASBCC President – Congratulations!


Marcus StewartCongratulations to Marcus Stewart, new ASBCC President! Thank you for all those who turned out to vote (354) for the candidates to serve the Community for the rest of 2017-2018 academic year. A special thank you to ALL candidates for taking a chance at such a bold leadership opportunity.


Hoping to get involved? AS applications (for all positions) will reopen Spring 2018

Look out for future opportunities to serve in a variety of leadership positions on campus

BCC will always need you! Opportunities always come up throughout the year.

Visit the ASBCC website.  And Contact Tiffany Taylor, Office of Students Activities and Campus Life,