Campus closed to be evacuation center
Dec08

Campus closed to be evacuation center

The following email was sent to Palomar College faculty members from Cheryl Ashour at 9:08 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 on behalf of Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake regarding the Dome at the San Marcos Palomar Campus being used as an evacuation center.   Dear Campus Community:   While the Palomar College campus is closed today, 12/8, last night, the Dome was designated as a Red Cross Evacuation shelter. The Student...

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Gallery: Palomar ESL students donate to “Help Texas”
Nov29

Gallery: Palomar ESL students donate to “Help Texas”

Crop Production Services in Fallbrook, Calif. began accepting donations to “Help Texas” this past October and November. Palomar College’s ESL English Professor Sheri Cully and her class helped to organize and pack clothing and food donations after hearing about it from Cully’s ESL student Norma Díaz. Donations from the event were shipped to Rockport, Texas. Photos by Raffaele Reade/The Telescope [Show as...

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Palomar trends toward online courses
Nov14

Palomar trends toward online courses

As professors and students delve deeper into the technological advances of the 21st century, the question of whether online classes are just as effective as ground classes grows. According to Lillian Payn, the Academics Technology Coordinator at Palomar College, as of Oct. 31, 2017, it was reported that 769 online courses were issued through Blackboard Learn and 795 were published through Canvas. Online classes have been growing in...

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Not for Credit Courses
Nov14

Not for Credit Courses

SAN MARCOS –Not-For-Credit classes are for anyone in the Palomar community who want to better their recreational skills or acquire specific industry training/certifications. Palomar College has a wide range of classes, recreational activities, and learning opportunities. One of the newer ones are Not-For-Credit classes. Not to be confused with Non-credit classes, Not-For-Credit classes are independent to college credit classes...

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Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank
Nov14

Faculty lounge to be converted into food bank

The staff lounge, next to the Cafeteria and SU-Quad, is now being converted into a food bank for students. The shift has been cultural, not just for students but faculty as well. Bob Wilson, who generously donated to the expansion of the food bank in honor of his dear friends, Stan and Anita Maag, named it after them, and it has been a huge part of transforming the mindset of helping students when they can’t provide food for...

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Creator of Exploring Darwin event to retire
Nov13

Creator of Exploring Darwin event to retire

Dr. Philip DeBarros, Palomar’s long-time anthropology professor, is ready to retire come this December after teaching here for the last 24 years. DeBarros’ career began after graduating from Stanford with degrees in English and history. For the next eight years, he worked with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, first as a volunteer and then as a staff member. “I set up in-country training for the teaching volunteers before they...

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