California’s new college funding formula will require Palomar’s financial team to adapt
Apr09

California’s new college funding formula will require Palomar’s financial team to adapt

Story by Kiral Lepard  A new funding formula established by the State will put Palomar in a $3 million deficit if it cannot adapt to the change within the three year hold harmless stage. During the three year hold harmless stage, Palomar will not recieve less funding than it did during the 2017-2018 fiscal year plus cost of living adjustment. After this period, the full SCFF will be fully implemented–and without a hold-harmless...

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Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards
Apr09

Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards

Story by Richard Contreras Letty Aguirre, a counselor at Palomar College, expressed concerns about the health of employees working in the student services building to the members of the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) at a meeting on March 1. Vice President of Student Services, Star Rivera-Lacey, scheduled indoor air quality assessments and an electromagnetic field (EMF) survey from a third-party company, Ninyo &...

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Athletics Complex set to be last big project for Prop M
Apr09

Athletics Complex set to be last big project for Prop M

Story by Hayley Lawson Concept drawings for the brand new athletics complex were presented by the facilities department to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee on March 1. The athletics complex will be located on the south side of campus, and is expected to cost nearly $100 million, with the funds coming out of the Prop M bond, voted on by voters in 2006. The new Athletics complex will include a new gymnasium, coach offices...

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Student Wellness and Advocacy Group assists mental health
Apr09

Student Wellness and Advocacy Group assists mental health

Story by Ideth Sanchez  The Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG) is an on-campus support group that allows students to to speak to peers and create a sense of relief. The support group launched in Fall 2017, and was inspired by MiraCosta College and California State University San Marcos.  The program was implemented by the Health Services department. “SWAG promotes mental health and wellness education on campus,” according to the...

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Performing Arts hosts free concerts featuring professional musicians
Apr09

Performing Arts hosts free concerts featuring professional musicians

Story by Ripp Friesen  Concert Hour, a free hour-long concert, provides the Palomar campus community with artistic performances year-round. The performances are held from 1 – 2 p.m. most Thursdays throughout the semester.  These events feature musical talents from local artists and students. At the end of the semester, Concert Hour hosts a special ceremony to honor students in Palomar Performing Arts. The performances are...

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Palomar faculty recognized for excellence in teaching
Apr09

Palomar faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Story by Richard Contreras  Part-time faculty member, Samuel Azab, and full-time faculty member, Dr. Leanne Maunu were awarded as 2019 Distinguished Faculty. The announcement was made on March 4 by Candace Rose. The annual award, founded in 1987, is given based on nominations from students and faculty members that wish to recognize outstanding teaching, dedication, and enthusiasm on behalf of faculty members at Palomar College....

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