Palomar supports new bachelor degree program
Apr20

Palomar supports new bachelor degree program

Palomar’s Governing Board motioned to support Senate Bill 850 on April 8, which will allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees to help fill the local job demand. Introduced in January by State Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), SB-850 would authorize the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to approve a pilot program allowing each two year college to offer one bachelor’s degree program. “We’re finding that jobs that...

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Speakers draws crowd with powerful message
Apr20

Speakers draws crowd with powerful message

Civil Rights have always been on the forefront of conversation in the United States as well as other countries around the world. April 16 marked the day Palomar students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate and take action for their own civil rights. The Civil Rights Festival was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the free speech area in front of the clock tower. The event, organized by long time Chicano’s studies professor John...

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The Palomar College Transfer Center to  host college fair
Apr19

The Palomar College Transfer Center to host college fair

The Palomar College Transfer Center will be hosting the college fair on April 22. This event is a chance for students to learn about their options regarding transferring to a four-year university. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student union quad. Over 50 colleges and universities will attend the annual fair in hopes to attract students to their schools. The fair is not limited to just UC and CSU representatives as...

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Skin Cancer Awareness
Apr19

Skin Cancer Awareness

Health Services is recognizing Skin Cancer Awareness Month by informing students about the dangers of skin cancer. On April 10 it will have a booth in the SU-Quad from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. It will offer sunscreen samples and free educational materials as well as information on skin cancer protection and detection. It will also offer free skin cancer screenings for students at Health Services. Schedule an appointment by calling (760)...

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Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague
Apr13

Cesar Chavez event features speech from former colleague

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, the MEChA Club invited Ken Seaton Msemaji, political director of Sheet Metal Workers Local 206, to speak about the civil rights activist. For over 30 minutes, he spoke and commemorated the man who he says changed his life. “I was fortunate enough to work with him, be trained by him, educated by him for almost a few decades,” Msemaji said.   Msemaji looked back fondly on the time that he spent with...

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Financial aid disbursement discussed at meeting
Apr13

Financial aid disbursement discussed at meeting

Progress and controversy was the name of the game at the most recent Governing Board meeting. At the April 8 board meeting, Vice President of Student Services Adrian Gonzales, outlined the initial plan for a new form of financial aid disbursement. The financial aid and fiscal offices are currently working with student services on possibly dispersing financial aid through a debit card. “A lot of schools have moved toward essentially a...

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