Save The Date: Sept. 18
Expressions Publication Virtual Celebration
Katrina Tamura, noncredit ESL part-time faculty, wants to get the word out that Expressions, MiraCosta's Continuing Education student art and literary magazine, is coming next month.
The committee for Expressions received 318 entries this year. As a result of the pandemic, work schedules, volunteer availability, and resources changed suddenly. While this created significant bumps in the road, the committee remained determined to continue this journey and deliver Expressions to its destination.
"We are determined to protect and provide this platform for expression," notes Katrina, "Currently, the magazine is being edited and interviews for the celebration are being conducted."
The committee will be holding the first-ever virtual Expressions Celebration. This will be a culminating event to celebrate student work featured in the 2020 edition of Expressions. The Zoom event will be held on Friday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Participants will receive an Expressions Celebration invitation by email and will need to RSVP to receive the link to join the celebration.
A live welcome from the Expressions committee, Dean John Makevich, and others will be followed by a viewing of the Expressions 2020 video compilation of student work, interviews, and commentary. Join us to support and congratulate students and witness this unique event. Visit our website for more information about Expressions.
Ongoing Website Training
Thank you for all your feedback and suggestions as related to the recently launched website redesign.
Starting August 12 at 10 a.m., every second Wednesday of every month, OU Website Training—The Basics will be hosted via Zoom. Participants will learn how to use OmniUpdate (OU), MiraCosta College’s new website content management system to make changes to web pages that they’re assigned to edit. Anyone who updates the website must complete the basic training to gain access to OU.
Please RSVP here https://www.miracosta.edu/_training/ou-new-user-training-rsvp.html
While the second Wednesday of the month is reserved for introductory training, starting August 26, the fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. will be held for a more informal “OU Coffee and Questions.” Here, all members who have completed OU Website Training—The Basics (above) and are actively updating their existing web pages, are invited to attend, ask questions, learn OU tips and tricks, and gain advanced knowledge on features within OU.
In The Mailbox
From: A MiraCosta Alum and Former Ambassador
To: Jonathan Gomez, Outreach Program Manager
I often think about my time at Miracosta and thought I should tell you how transformative being an ambassador was for me. Coming out of high school, I remember feeling like I lacked an authentic sense of grounding or community. I attribute so much of my happiness or wellbeing to the relationships and mentorship I received as an ambassador. I don't think I would have transferred to USC without all the positive support I always got from everyone. Being an ex-ambassador continues to give me this comforting feeling of background and growth wherever I end up. I talk about being an ambassador at every job interview and casual conversation I have where community college is brought up and, thinking of everyone inevitably brings a smile to my face. I feel really proud to have been a part of the family, even if it was just for a year.
I really wish all the best for you, Jonathan, and I want you to know how thankful so many people are for the leadership you offer. I've met few people who are able to mentor through the kindness and compassion of their actions as powerfully as you do. Stay healthy and say hi to those that are still around.