Studio dedicated in loving memory
Apr13

Studio dedicated in loving memory

It was a joyful and somber celebration for Palomar’s radio station KKSM. The station celebrated its 18 year anniversary on the air April 1, while also honoring one of its own. KKSM dedicated one of its studios to former student and Palomar alumnus Jonathan Downey. Downey died suddenly from a heart attack in July 2012, he was 22. A plaque with Downey’s photo will now hang in his memory outside of Studio A at the station, which was...

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Congress allows Veteran’s  benefit to expire
Apr13

Congress allows Veteran’s benefit to expire

Over 72,000 veterans are scrambling to find funding for their educational pursuits after Congress failed to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, part of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011. The VRAP, which ended March 31, was a program that offered up to 12 months of training benefits to unemployed veterans age 35 to 60. The VA no longer accepted applications to the program after October 31, 2013, and is...

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Palomar’s Political Economy Days
Apr13

Palomar’s Political Economy Days

Palomar College will be holding its semi-annual Political Economy Days, a series of talks on political, economic and historical topics from April 16-17. The talks aim to educate participants in the topics and applications of political, economic and historical thought. Each lecture will be presented by experts in the fields of economics, history, anthropology, political science, philosophy, law and multicultural studies. Everyone is...

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Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year
Apr13

Sedillo voted by peers as Palomar Employee of the Year

Every year Palomar choose a faculty or staff member and present them with the Employee of the Year award. This years winner went to Information Services Support Specialist Robert Sedillo. Sedillo was humbled when hearing the news of his award, and only a single word came to mind when asked about his feelings. “Honored is the best word,” Sedillo said. The nominations for the award are given to a diverse group of faculty and staff...

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How is your money spent?
Apr13

How is your money spent?

  Palomar College, like many other community colleges, offers benefits for those who purchase a student ID card or activities card. The benefits range from complimentary printing and food to transportation discounts and specialized event incentives. The revenue generated from the cards goes into the OSA student activities fund. A portion of the funds provide for the benefits advertised by the OSA and for various events on campus....

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ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas
Apr13

ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas

Associated Student Government Vice President Shant Soghomonian plans to introduce a new bill to revise Palomar College’s prohibition on smoking. Soghomonian wants to bring back designated smoking areas that were banned when The Governing Board approved policy BP 3570, Smoking and/or Other Tobacco Use in July 2011. The policy states there shall be no smoking or use of tobacco-related products on Palomar Community College District...

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