. . every faculty member . . . has
glommed onto one single
change in classroom activities
that reflects a new way of
deliring very tried and
Sandra Osuna—Harbor College Success
Sandra Osuna, a Wilmington na- tive, attended Harbor College’s
“College for Kids” program during her elementary years. When she graduated from high school in 1999, she was undecided about what to do with her life so she enrolled in a familiar place, Harbor Col- lege. Here she became in- volved in various theatre pro- ductions; she was “Cirra Cloud” in Destination Imagi- nation and played “Miss America” in Coming Attrac- tions, just to name a few. She also met Juan Baez, who got her involved in being a coun- selor for YMCA. Not sure that she wanted to spend a lot of time with children, she was surprised to find that it came
naturally to her. At LAHC she became a teacher’s aide in the “College for Kids” program and found her true calling.
“Showing little people how to do little things” was to define her future. Sandra went on to CSU Dominquez Hills, completed her B A , a n d i s c u r r e n t l y t e a c h i n g p r e - kindergarten children at 232 Street School. She also taught this summer in the “College for Kids” program. It was a great success for her and her students. Sandra has come full circle, from “College for Kids” student to instructor. n d
From the Aca- demic Senate…
The outpouring of students seeking improvement by attending Harbor College this fall is palpable. The energy and ideas and enthusiasm of faculty, staff, and students at the second World Café on Opening Day for new ways to offer that improve- ment remains strong.
So, by now, I hope that every faculty member, whether full or part time, has glommed onto one single change in classroom activities that reflects a new way of delivering very tried and true course content. We all know that if the teacher is passionate about the subject AND about sharing that
President s Corner
Talk to colleagues in your own discipline and in others, too. Share strategies and ac- tivities. Give feedback to one another. That way, we’ll all learn together, and truly put- ting students first will be basic for us all.
Any faculty member who wants to start a teacher learn- ing community should contact me via my campus e-mail. Let’s see what we need to do to formalize our contacts with one another.
Joiner’s Book Garners Kudos
June Burlingame Smith
Joiner’s book on gender and religion presages modern “culture wars.”
excitement with students, learning will take place.
I know we are struggling with budgets, parking and accredi- tation issues, but we also are looking forward to a new cam- pus by the time the holidays roll around.
Sin in the City: Chicago and Revivalism, 1880 –1920 by Thekla Ellen Joiner. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007).
We can choose to be de- pressed and bemoan our fates, or we can look out at the faces of our students and choose to be positive. We have a won- derful college, great faculty and staff, interesting and di- verse students -- so, I choose to be positive. Please join me in having a great year.”
“Three citywide revivals provide the framework for Thekla Ellen Joiner’s analysis of gender, race, and religion in turn-of-the- century Chicago,” observes Mar- garet Bendroth of the American Congregational Association.
“[Joiner] argues that conserva- tive evangelicals used radical- ized and gendered rhetoric to
“We are off to another exciting academic year. While we face many challenges this year, we are also facing many exciting opportu- nities.
Dr. Linda M. Spink
Cont. Joiner, p. 6