Celebrate the planet for Earth Day
Apr22

Celebrate the planet for Earth Day

Come and join the Earth Day celebration on the campus at Palomar. Hosted by the Inter Club Council at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 22 in the Student Union. Earth Day will be represented by several campus clubs with information and lots of fun and games. You can even have your face painted. Celebrations such as the planting of trees, rallies, neighborhood clean-ups, and handing out educational information are examples of the...

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Tarde de Familia inspires the Latino community to succeed
Apr20

Tarde de Familia inspires the Latino community to succeed

Palomar officials hosted an event Friday night to bring Latino students and their families to campus to hear motivational speakers and see that college is possible despite their circumstances. “I hope it inspires people to see their potential,” Dean of Social and Behavioral Programs Jack Kahn said. “They can be successful and have a community here to support them.” Tarde de Familia was created by Palomar Chair...

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Retirement incentive delayed for employees
Apr20

Retirement incentive delayed for employees

Many faculty, staff and administrators at Palomar College were looking forward to getting a hefty bonus for retiring early at the end of the semester. This may not be the case any longer. During the April 13 Governing Board meeting, the board decided to postpone the approval of the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also referred to as the SERP because it might not save the college money. The board will make its final decision...

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Palomar has plans to stop deficit spending
Apr13

Palomar has plans to stop deficit spending

Palomar officials are implementing measures to stop the college’s streak of deficit spending. Since 2011, Palomar has dipped into its Ending Fund Balance, which is the amount of money the college has leftover from a fiscal year, to pay for various expenditures. The balance has dropped from $18.4 million to about $8 million. The college staff has several cost cutting initiatives planned, including the Supplemental Employee Retirement...

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Students hired to retain, increase enrollment
Apr13

Students hired to retain, increase enrollment

Palomar officials have started a student ambassador program geared toward success for Palomar’s new and current students. With funding Palomar College has received from the Student Success and Support program, the faculty has invested in a student ambassador program. “Me being part of the student ambassador program is probably the best thing I’ve done at Palomar,” said Lisa Filice, the acting manager of orientation and follow up...

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New priority registration available
Apr13

New priority registration available

If you are a semester away from graduating or transferring out of Palomar College, then the college has a going-away present for you: priority registration. For the rest of Palomar students, Fall 2015 registration is moving from early July to May 26. A new priority registration group has been created, referred to as “Group 2.” This group is comprised of students in their last term of attendance prior to graduation or transfer. They...

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