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DATE:December 13, 2006
AMINOFF, RADER ELECTED OFFICERS OF SMC BOARD
Dr. Susan Aminoff has been elected chair and Rob Rader vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2007. Their one-year terms began Monday (Dec. 11).
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DATE:November 21, 2006
SMC: NO. 1 IN TRANSFERS TO UC & UC-CSU COMBINED
For the 16th consecutive year, Santa Monica College held on to its No. 1 position in transfer of students to the prestigious University of California system in 2005-06. Read More >
DATE:November 17, 2006
GETTY WORKING WITH SMC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS IN UNIQUE PROJECT
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Brentwood has undertaken a unique project in which students from four Los Angeles area community colleges – including SMC – are studying with prominent American photographers whose work is featured in a new exhibit at The Getty. Read More >
DATE:October 18, 2006
2006 SMC SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY NOV. 4
Olympic gold medalist and retired Santa Monica College professor Dr. Tommie Smith, along with internationally renowned rock climber Lynn Hill and table tennis champion Jerry N. Davila-Castro, will be inducted Nov. 4 into the SMC Foundation’s 2006 Sports Hall of Fame. Hill and Davila-Castro are both SMC alumni. Read More >
DATE:October 9, 2006
K-12 TEACHER TRAINING BLOSSOMS AT SMC
Community colleges have not traditionally been the training grounds for Kindergarten-through-12th-grade teachers, but rather the exclusive domain of four-year institutions of higher education.
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DATE:October 4, 2006
SMC’S PODCASTING EXPANDS WITH ‘SMC on iTunes U’
Having successfully launched an educational podcasting pilot program this summer, Santa Monica College is pleased to announce the launch of ‘SMC on iTunes U,’ making a wide range of podcasts available to students and the public alike.
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DATE:October 3, 2006
NEWSANTA MONICA REVIEW ISSUE TO BE CELEBRATED AT L.A., ORANGE COUNTY BOOKSTORES
The just-released fall issue of Santa Monica College’s acclaimed Santa Monica Review, its national literary arts journal, will be celebrated through readings in Orange County and Los Angeles, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18.
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DATE:September 6, 2006
RIBBON CUTTING OF SMC THEATRE ARTS BUILDING SEPT. 27

Santa Monica College is proud to announce the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new $17 million Theatre Arts Building – a state-of-the-art, architecturally dramatic facility – at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Read More >
DATE:September 6, 2006
SMC RECEIVES $3.5 MILLION GRANT TO HELP MATH STUDENTS
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Santa Monica College a 5-year grant of $3.5 million, in partnership with El Camino College in Torrance, to improve student performance in math. Read More >
DATE:September 6, 2006
SMC RECEIVES $1.2 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR JOB TRAINING IN LOGISTICS, HEALTH CARE

Santa Monica College is pleased to announce it has received two economic development grants totaling $1.2 million to develop a program to train workers in the ever-expanding field of logistics – the global movement of goods and services – and in health care. Read More >
DATE:September 5, 2006
MURPHY NAMED RECIPIENT OF MARVIN ELKIN/NORTHROP GRUMMAN CHAIR OF EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Santa Monica College chemistry professor Dr. James E. Murphy has been named the recipient of the Marvin Elkin/Northrop Grumman Chair of Excellence in Physical Sciences. Read More >
DATE:September 1, 2006
SMC STUDENT WINS TOP
NATIONAL HONORS LITERARY PRIZE

Santa Monica College honors student Dean Stewart has won the top prize in a national community college literary contest sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
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DATE: July 27, 2006
SMC TEACHING INNER-CITY YOUTH AS PART
OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PROGRAM

Santa Monica College professor
Nancy Grass Hemmert was having a particularly challenging day, trying to control a chatty group of inner-city teenagers in her class. Finally, in exasperation, she asked her students what was going on. One raised his hand and said, “It’s not that we’re trying to be bad, everything you say is so exciting we can’t stop talking about it.” Read More >
DATE: July 27, 2006
CURREY WINS REGIONAL TRUSTEE AWARD
Veteran Santa Monica College Trustee Carole Currey has been chosen as the recipient of the 2006 Pacific Region Trustee Leadership Award from the national Association of Community College Trustees. Read More >
DATE: July 19, 2006
SMC ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR TO WORK ON ANTARCTIC ART INSTALLATION
Santa Monica College astronomy professor Dr. Simon Balm will be the scientific advisor on the creation of a large-scale art installation on the Antarctic Ice Shelf this December as part of a unique project funded by the National Science Foundation.
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DATE: June 19, 2006
Okuno Wins BAFTA Student Film Award
Robbit, an animated short made by Yukio Okuno when he was a Santa Monica College student, was named Runner Up in the prestigious British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ 2006 Student Film Awards. Read More >
DATE: July 10, 2006
SMC CONDUCTS CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT
In a continued effort to make an eco-friendly campus even “greener,” Santa Monica College has begun work on a detailed environmental audit that will look at campus practices in transportation, construction, water and energy use, waste and recycling, food service, curriculum and more.
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DATE: June 15, 2006
SMC LAUNCHES PILOT PODCASTING PROGRAM JULY 3

In its continuous effort to use a variety of teaching methods to improve students’ academic performance, Santa Monica College announces it is launching an exciting educational podcasting pilot program Monday, July 3.
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DATE: June 14, 2006
DOUGLAS NAMED RECIPIENT OF JOSÉ LUIS NAZAR CHAIR OF EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Santa Monica College dance professor Judith Douglas – who has had a long and distinguished career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher – has been named the recipient of the first José Luis Nazar Chair of Excellence in the Performing Arts.
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DATE: June 14, 2006
SMC Ranks 91 Percentile in National Math Contest
Santa Monica College finished in 14th place out of 153 community colleges in the 2005-06 Student Math League competition, putting it in the 91st percentile of two-year colleges nationwide.
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DATE: June 6, 2006
SMC’S "CELEBRATE AMERICA": EARLY INDEPENDENC
E DAY
Don't miss the spectacular fireworks and entertainment of "Celebrate America" – the popular outdoor festival at Santa Monica College that honors Independence Day – to be held Saturday, July 1. The event is free but donations are welcome.
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DATE: June 1, 2006
STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CLASSES AT SMC!

It’s not too late to sign up for summer classes at Santa Monica College, which is offering a full curriculum of six-week courses, including more than 40 online classes. SMC’s summer session begins June 19.
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DATE: June 1, 2006
ROBOTICS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT SMC: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE
Students in SMC’s newly launched robotics and artificial intelligence program will tell you they are having a blast – building and programming funny-looking robots and creating animated “chatbots.”
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DATE: June 1, 2006
SMC TO OPERATE SUMMER SESSIONS AT COMPTON COLLEGE
In an historic action, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday (May 31) to approve an agreement to operate summer school at troubled Compton College.
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DATE: May 25, 2006
DALE RIDE INTERNS TO SERVE IN CONGRESS
Three outstanding Santa Monica College students have been selected for the prestigious Dale Ride Internship program and will serve in the U.S. Congress this summer.
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DATE: May 23, 2006
ACTOR HARRY LENNIX TO SPEAK AT SMC GRADUATION
Award-winning actor and former teacher Harry Lennix, who has been as involved in education and civic affairs as he has been in his highly successful acting career, will be the speaker at Santa Monica College's 76th commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 13.
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DATE: May 10, 2006
SMC OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Fourteen Santa Monica College students have been named 2005-06 Student Athletes of the Year. Awards will be presented at the annual awards breakfast sponsored by the SMC General Advisory Board, a community support group, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18 in the SMC Pavilion, 1900 Pico Blvd.
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DATE: March 24, 2006
TAFT HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC DECATHLON WINNERS ALSO SMC STUDENTS

When Taft High School in Woodland Hills won the state Academic Decathlon March 19, the nine students who make up the brilliant young team deservedly received accolades and media attention for being outstanding secondary school students.
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DATE: February 8, 2006
GUILLEN WINS PEPSI SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

Santa Monica College student Guillermina “Esther” Guillen – a 5-foot-4 runner and daughter of immigrant factory workers – is one of 20 athletes at community colleges statewide to be selected for the 2005 Pepsi Scholar Athlete Honor Roll.
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DATE: February 6, 2006
SMC RECEIVES $250,000 GRANT TO OPEN
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Santa Monica College announced it has received a $250,000 grant to establish a Small Business Development Center for the Westside that will begin to offer services by the end of February.
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