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Youth basketball camps at Cuyamaca, Grossmont colleges

    

EL CAJON – For parents looking for a way their kids could burn off energy in a fun, safe way, coaches at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges are leading coed basketball camps in July and August.

Rob Wojtkowski, head basketball coach at Cuyamaca College, is putting on summer basketball camps for youngsters to receive expert instruction in basketball, as well as individual character development. The camps are sponsored by the men’s basketball office at Cuyamaca…

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Added by Della Elliott on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

College for Kids for spring break

Scrambling for a place to send the kids during spring break? There’s still room at College for Kids at Cuyamaca College, an enrichment program for youth ages 8-14, set for April 14-17, 2014.

Offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education division, College for Kids provides the perfect combination of fun and learning, with affordable classes and activities for youth ages 8-14. The program serves parents and kids alike by providing fun, safe and…

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Added by Della Elliott on April 2, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College News

Winter Wonder Jam Takes On Special Groove

CUYAMACA COLLEGE  -- If home-grown music is your thing, then the place to be this Friday night is the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, the venue for the always eclectic and entertaining Winter Wonder Jam, produced by students in the college’s Music Industry program.

Set for 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6, concert-goers will be treated to music ranging from rock,…

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Added by Della Elliott on December 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

East County Colleges

Cuyamaca College Gets State Green Award

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Cuyamaca College has been honored with a statewide award for its long-term commitment to keeping students at the forefront of the green movement.

The Rancho San Diego college was one of five community colleges across the state to receive a leadership award this month at a conference in Pasadena that brought together green-industry leaders and…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Grossmont College News

Remembering 9/11

LA MESA -- Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are holding public remembrances of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and triggered the global war on terror.

At Grossmont College, the 9/11 remembrance – open to the public -- kicks off at 8 a.m. in the Main Quad with the recitation of the victims’ names interspersed with six moments of…

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Added by Della Elliott on September 6, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Cuyamaca College News

And Now A Garden Goes To College

LA MESA -- With the snip of the scissors, an intergenerational garden at Cuyamaca College was officially dedicated Tuesday with a “vine-cutting” ceremony led by county, college and college district officials, who touted the site’s educational and health benefits to East County.

Funded in part by a…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Grossmont College News

At College, Davis Praises Military Support

Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego), whose district includes La Mesa and Lake Murray, toured Grossmont College on Tuesday, praising the East County college for its strong support of student military veterans and the high-tech training it offers for aspiring nurses and other health professionals in the classrooms and labs of the Health and Sciences…

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Added by Della Elliott on May 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College

When the little sprouts at Cuyamaca College’s Child Development Center sit down for lunch, they’ll soon be munching fruits and veggies from their very own garden, one they’ll cultivate with the help of local seniors.…

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Added by Della Elliott on April 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What to do with the kids over spring break? Send 'em to college!

College for Kids, a summer enrichment program a t Cuyamaca College, is now available during spring break, March 25-28, 2013.

Offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education program, College for Kids provides the perfect combination of fun and learning, with low-cost classes and activities for youth ages 8-14. The…

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Added by Della Elliott on March 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sustainable Landscape Conference on tap at Cuyamaca College

Cuyamaca College i s hosting its fifth annual Sustainable Landscape Conference Thursday, March 7, at the campus performing arts theater, with topics ranging from local resource-conservation efforts to the role of trees in ecological landscapes.

“We will examine sustainable landscaping as a regional issue and focus on the…

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Added by Della Elliott on February 25, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College

Keeping It Green Fair, Symposium Planned

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Cuyamaca College, known throughout the state for its longtime commitment to the green movement, is hosting its third annual Sustainability Symposium Thursday, Dec. 13, at the college’s performing arts theater.…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

East County Arts

Living In A Winter Wonder Jam

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Like the incessant sounds of a metronome, the clock is ticking for music students working behind the scenes on the Winter Wonder Jam -- Cuyamaca College’s answer to Lollapalooza -- set for Friday, Dec. 7, in the performing arts theater.…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

College district thankful for voters' support of Propositions V, 30

A collective sigh of relief was followed by resounding cheers Tuesday night among Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District students, officials and employees with the passage of Proposition V, the college district’s $398 million bond measure, and Proposition 30, a statewide tax measure that prevents further catastrophic cuts to education.

Paving the way

Voter approval of Pr…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 8, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College, Helix Charter School hosting GIS Day

Ever wonder how your car or smart phone is able to pinpoint your location through GPS navigation? Or how your local supermarket is able to track your purchases and knows what coupons to send you to entice future buys?

In celebration of GIS Day, a global event for users of Geographic Information Systems technology to highlight such real-world applications as mapping and marketing, Cuyamaca College and Helix Charter School in La Mesa are co-hosting a local demonstration event, “ GIS –…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 8, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Wheelchair Basketball Game, Disabilities Resource Fair at Cuyamaca College

In commemoration of National Disability Awareness Month, Cuyamaca College will host its 15th annual Wheelchair Basketball Game from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, this year preceded by a resource fair with nearly a dozen services and agencies for people with disabilities.

Both the game and fair, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. outside the gym, are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in playing is invited to join in by registering 15 minutes before the game. The five-on-five…

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Added by Della Elliott on October 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College's 'Green Team' on a winning streak

If Cuyamaca College grant writers were members of a college sports team, they would be basking in the glory of a triple-season winning streak. You’ve heard of the Dream Team? Meet Cuyamaca’s Green Team.

Since June 2009, the crew has had every one of its 39 grant proposals funded for a total of $7.3 million to train hundreds of students for solid-paying, dependable jobs, including those in up-and-coming green industries. The grants have also funded pilot programs, which have since been…

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Added by Della Elliott on October 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

East County Community Colleges

Leaders Lament Budget Cut Impacts On Veterans

On the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum, a floating tribute to America’s past wars, the region’s community college leaders said dwindling budgets…

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Added by Della Elliott on October 4, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Colleges hold public remembrances of 9/11 attacks

Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges are holding public remembrances of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and triggered the global war on terror.

The Associated Students of Cuyamaca College is sponsoring an on-campus display of 2,977 flags, with volunteers from the college, student leaders from Steele Canyon and Monte Vista high schools, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), area…

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Added by Della Elliott on September 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District trustees say no to long-term bond for construction

The Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the use of long-term bonds, assuring East County residents that the district will seek bonds with a reasonable repayment rate should Proposition V be approved by voters in November.

The resolution approved by the district’s Governing Board Tuesday night promises to follow a policy set by…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Community College District

Amid Cuts, Grossmont, Cuyamaca Soldier On

GROSSMONT -- Fall semester begins Aug. 20 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, with faculty and staff committed to serving more than 25,000 students in 160 degree and certificate offerings, despite four years of state budget cuts and fewer students…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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