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lindakissamConsultant Linda Kissam presented her seminar: "Dynamic Management & Marketing Strategies for the 21st Century Nonprofit" at the Merced College Theater on March 16 as part of the 2007 Business Forum sponsored by County Bank and the Merced College Foundation. The next speaker will be Dr. Beverly Browning offering her seminar "Winning $trategie$ for Grant $eeking and Grant Writing." For Information regarding this speaker, please refer to our Business Forum Page.

markdoielMusic Instructor Mark Doiel is Merced College's first instructor to be accepted into the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. Doiel will live for a year in Finland where he will teach at the Kuopio Academy of Music and Dance. His replacement is Rauno Tikkanen, who will take over Doiel's classes for the next year. Doiel has taught piano, music history, music theory, and has led the Merced College Concert Band for the past nine years.
Read the full story in the Merced Sun-Star.

New Library The new Learning Resources Center will have its official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony April 25 at 4 p.m. The public and campus community are invited to attend the festivities and partake in some wonderful music and tasty refreshments. Self-guided tours will be available.

The new Los Banos Campus is set to open this fall and the downtown Business Resource Center has broken ground. To find out more view our construction page update.

Students: Protect Your Identity!
Merced College Student Activities is sponsoring a three-part series on Identity Theft. Session I is April 4; Session II is April 18; Session III is May 2. All sessions are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Industrial Technology Building, Room 3 on the Merced College Campus. For more information, call 384.6118 or e-mail

News/Talk 1480 KYOS
Listen in on the latest news from Merced College with Dennis Daily and a special MC guest every Wednesday at 8:45 News/Talk 1480 KYOS.

Merced College Drama Department and the Arts Division Present:

Edward Albee's"Everything in the Garden"
From the play by Giles Cooper
Directed by Fred Friedland
A suburban couple deals with what every person can relate to: bills and not enough money to pay them. Recommended for Mature Audiences.
Fridays, April 20 & 27 at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, April 21 & 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
For ticket outlets and information call 384.6061.

Merced College Orchestra Presents:

Jack Hannah"Music of the American West Spring Concert"

Featuring the music of Tim Johnson, Merced College Orchestra Director with
Special Guest: Jack Hannah from "Sons of the San Joaquin"
Date: May 4, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Merced College Theater
For ticket outlets and information call 384.6061.

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Merced College Child Development Center (CDC) held its first-ever yard sale on Saturday, March 31. All proceeds will go to the "Relay For Life," a fun-filled, overnight event to raise funds for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. The CDC plans to make the yard sale an annual event.


On Thursday, May 3, the Child Development Center will celebrate its 5th Anniversary with a birthday bash at 4 p.m. The public and campus community are invited to attend this fun event. Come and tour the Center and enjoy some refreshments.


marneechuaMarnee Chua Settles into her job at Merced College

Marnee Chua is the Director of Community Services. Let's check in with Marnee and find out a little more about her.

Where were you born, Marnee?
Marnee: In Livermore, California, Home of the Cowboys!
How long have you worked at Merced College?
Marnee: One year.
What is the last book you read?
Marnee: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Marnee: I like to scuba dive, read, camp with my family, travel, coach basketball for Kindergarten, and walk my dog.
What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Marnee: Never assume anything!
What do you like most about your job?
Marnee: I love College for Kids, working with seniors, the Travelogues, and meeting so many different types of people!


YukoYuko Ishihama is MC Outstanding Student for the Month of March

Merced College is proud to announce the selection of Yuko Ishihama as Outstanding Student for the month of March. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Ishihama says, "Living in Merced is peaceful and the people are friendly.” She enjoys the small town and small community of Merced College.

Ishihama was nominated by her Math Instructor, Jim Retemeyer, for her diligent work and ability to challenge herself. She currently has a 3.94 GPA, participates in the Honor Societies of Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa, is an officer of the Puente Club, and was recently hired by the Tutorial Center to work as a math tutor. Ishihama recalls a memorable experience of helping at the Merced Rescue Mission with a dinner for the homeless. “There was a child who licked her plate clean,” states Ishihama, “This made me feel that I would like to change the world for the better.”
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