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  October 01, 2012
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Confessions of a Democratic Convention Delegate
SMC counselor Lisa Tomlinson didn't have a clue about how to become a delegate at the Democratic National Convention – nor how to pay for it if she was selected – but she got her husband and three daughters on her bandwagon and won a spot. Read the first-person account of one of four delegates from California's 43rd Congressional District >>
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Using the Global Theme in the Classroom
SMC professors are using the 2012-13 global theme, "Poverty & Wealth, Want & Waste," in fascinating and sometimes very creative ways. Above is art professor Franklyn Phillips, who has screened a film about a village in Mexico that rose out of poverty through ceramics. >>

Unusual Summers-Part II: Haunted Hotels, Adrift at Sea & More
This is Part II of our collection of stories of employees' unusual summers. And it begins with political science professor Alan Buckley's riveting account of a possible encounter with a ghost in the reputedly haunted Monte Vista Hotel (above) in Flagstaff, Ariz. >>

SMC Website Design Wins Award
Vacaville-based SectorPoint, Inc. was recently recognized with a Communicator Award by the International Academy of Visual Arts for its design and production of the SMC Website >>
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SMC Newsmakers
This counseling professor won a Teacher Goody Award. Other newsmakers are Jillian Alexander, Tupelo Hassman, Sheila Laffey, Ellen Reich, Anne Marie Karlsen, Sophia Sawoski, Eric J. Williams, Marc Trujillo and Al Vasquez >>

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SMC on YouTube: Student Introduces Self Using Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Check out this piece created by SMC student Belinda Weymouth, fulfilling philosophy professor Amber Katherine's assignment to describe students' experiences of escaping Plato's allegorical cave.
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