Monday, June 29, 2009

It was Michael Jackson before Madonna

Having just to see the continuing coverage of the King of Pop's death. I wanted to share this with you. I liked Michael Jackson before Madonna. Yes, even I, who absolutely adore and love the Queen of Pop, loved the Gloved One. I have pictures to prove it. I will post them as soon as I can find them. They are somewhere in the house.

To add...I watched stunned at the celebrity web site TMZ as the report of his death followed. There are no words for this man's death, and there are no words to describe what I felt. Like everyone around the world I am at a loss. But his music will live on.

Michael Jackson, was and will forever be the King of Pop.

R.I.P. Aug. 29, 1958-June 25, 2009

Check back soon for the pictures...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Women of "007" James Bond

Here is a look at the Girls of James Bond Poster that will be available at the July 18-19 Hollywood Show. Click here to order a copy.


ONCE again 10 James Bond actresses will be there at the Burbank Marriott and Convention Center, including Maud Adams and Tanya Roberts. For more information about admission, an up-to-date list of who will be and from what time to what time, and more, click on the link above.

Heck, I'll be there too...and besides the best part at least my picture and autograph will be FREE to ALL MY FANS! :)

Norma

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Jason" Poster for the Hollywood Show

Here is your look at the Friday the 13th Poster for the upcoming July 18-19 Hollywood Show. Click here to order the unsigned poster. For the first time, ALL seven "Jason" actors under one roof; as well as a "Happy Days" reunion with a surprise guest, and "90210" actress Shannon Doherty will also make a first appearance at the show.




Remember if you would like to attend the show, click here for more admission information and an up-to-date list of who will be there.

LACC cancels its January Winter Session?

Looks like another arrow has been thrown to the Los Angeles City College and surrounding California community colleges. Now, it looks like there will be NO Winter session at LACC due to the budget cut. The Winter session had begun every January, but now with this latest news that is now highly unlikely.

What else is new?

If I may, can I be frank? ALL of this would not be happening right now, if it wasn't for politicans having egos the size of King Kong. I mean, look here's the bottom line, there is no leadership from either the Governator or anyone below him, and that's no surprise. He broke his promise NOT to raise taxes and now education from left to right, and all college students are suffering.



THIS can be solved Sacramento!!!
THIS can be solved!!!

AND, yes I am keeping an eye on what's going on at Cerritos College...

Norma

Monday, June 22, 2009

Update: College President: It's down to 2

Update from the Cerritos College President's office and Public Affairs. There are only two candidates left to fill in the position. And here is a re-look at the two that it is down to. Will it be him or will it be her?


Dr. Linda Lacy is Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Operations at Riverside Community College District. Her 23-year service to RCC includes an interim presidency. Dr. Lacy holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree from Central State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.


Dr. Mark Zacovic is Interim Vice President of Administrative Services at Pasadena City College. Prior to joining PCC, he served as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at the Contra Costa Community College District. Dr. Zacovic also served one year as President/Superintendent of the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District. He also served the Rancho Santiago Community College District in multiple capacities as Vice Chancellor of Business Operations and Fiscal Services and Interim President of Santiago Canyon College. Prior to his service at RSCCD, he served as Vice President of Business Services at Lake Tahoe Community College. Dr. Zacovic has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, an MBA from Whittier College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

I'm guessing the decision will be coming anytime this week, since by July 1, acting College President William Farmer Jr. will vacant the position. I can't wait to see who it will be. Can you? I am hoping that there will be a person who will take this position seriously and communicate more with the Cerritos people.

Norma

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Going about my business...quietly

Nothing new to report as of yet, everyone. Although I am keeping a close eye on who will be the Cerritos College President/Superintendent. I have enjoyed this summer session so far and now I can report that I got my grades for the two classes I took last semester. For one class it was an "A" and the other was a "B." Other then that, I am going about my business, quietly on campus, as with all college campus, it's a mess with the construction but you deal with it. See you soon, I hope.

Norma

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ten Bond Girls and The Fonz

Here is an update on the Hollywood Show...

It is confirmed that there will be 10 Ian Fleming's James Bond girls who will appear. One of the 10 will be Maud Adams, pictured below and from the film, "Octopussy."


Adams, appeared in the Bond film with Roger Moore. And I met her once before...(More on this later, and how).


As with the Brandy Bunch, four of them will be there, including Christopher Knight, Barry Williams, Susan Oslen and now the other television cast who will appear...


The cast of Happy Days...including Henry Winkler, (The Fonz) pictured above, and (to be confirmed) Ron Howard. So, please check out the Hollywood Show web site for more updates, admission information and a list of the celebrities.

Norma
Campus Correspondent blogger

Who will be Cerritos' College President?

Hi, everyone!

Everything on this end is quiet. So, that's the reason for the time in between entry. Nothing new to report as of yet. But I know this, Cerritos College will have to find its new college president soon. Acting College President William Farmer Jr. will be there until July 1.

The following bio information is from the Public Relations Office and to be honest, one will be the College President. Who wants it more? Who would care? I don't know.


Dr. Linda Lacy is Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Operations at Riverside Community College District. Her 23-year service to RCC includes an interim presidency. Dr. Lacy holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree from Central State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.


Dr. Mark Zacovic is Interim Vice President of Administrative Services at Pasadena City College. Prior to joining PCC, he served as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at the Contra Costa Community College District. Dr. Zacovic also served one year as President/Superintendent of the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District. He also served the Rancho Santiago Community College District in multiple capacities as Vice Chancellor of Business Operations and Fiscal Services and Interim President of Santiago Canyon College. Prior to his service at RSCCD, he served as Vice President of Business Services at Lake Tahoe Community College. Dr. Zacovic has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, an MBA from Whittier College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Dr. Thom Armstrong currently serves as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Acting Vice President of Student Services at Barstow Community College. He joined the college in 2008 after a three-year presidency at Copper Mountain College. Dr. Armstrong also served as Vice President of Instruction at Citrus College from 1997 to 2004. He has a doctorate in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in history from Portland State University (PSU). Dr. Armstrong also has dual bachelor’s degree in history and political science from PSU.


Dr. Richard Rose has served since 2006 as President at Modesto Junior College. Prior to joining MJC, he served as Vice President of Student Development at San Diego Mesa College. He also served as Dean of Counseling & Matriculation at De Anza College and Dean of Admissions & Records and Enrollment Services at Santa Rosa Junior College. Dr. Rose has a doctorate in educational administration from the University of San Francisco, a master’s degree in educational administration from San Jose State University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from California State University, Hayward, and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social sciences from San Francisco State University.



Dr. Barry Russell currently serves as Vice President of Instruction at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA. Prior to his work at COS, he was the Dean of Fine Arts and Communications at Cerritos College and Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Russell has a doctorate in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin and degrees in music from Texas A&M University – Commerce.

Hmm. It will be interesting. The first open forum will be on June 16...Click here for more information.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Celebrities who will be at Hollywood Show

Here is a five-page list of the 90 celebrities that will make their appearance at the Hollywood Show in Burbank.


Including in these lists are celebrities who will make their first appearance: including "Desperately Seeking Susan" star Rosa Arquette and others.











More information is coming and soon there will be post cards of the event. I will post it for you to enlarge and print.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Jason" actors to appear @ Hollywood Show in the city of Burbank!


Hello to all Friday the 13th fans!

On Saturday and Sunday July 18 and July 19 fans will have the opportunity to meet the seven actors who played "Jason" in the city of Burbank at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

The Hollywood Collector Show will feature other celebrities that will also be making personal appearances and fans will be able to get their autographs as well as their picture taken with them.

But the biggest of all is those seven actors who will make their public appearance from the Friday the 13th franchise.

For more information about the show and the other 100 or so celebrities who will also attend please click on the Hollywood Show link above and see photos of the last Hollywood Show in April that featured the cast of Back to the Future, with a special appearance by actor Michael J. Fox.

More information on the other celebrities who will be attending soon...

Check back later.

Talon Marks to return in the fall (YES!)


Ok, what a last week. First, Cerritos College's newspaper was on the chopping block and then a petition to save the Talon Marks. Now, the publication is coming back for the fall semester! Thank you to the Timi Ross Poeppelman JACC Events Director for the information. I will not directly quote him but I am RELIEVED that this news is out.

You have no idea how HAPPY I am that the student publication is SAVED, and yes, a compromise to come up with a solution!! Now, if only 20 students would help out Talon Marks. To have less than that the staff with be stretched to the limit. Trust me, all staffs have been through it. Don't let me go into details but it's true.

P.S. To the former Talon Marks staff writers who ask to keep up with me on Twitter, I haven't thought to have a Tweet page. And thanks for thinking of me!! How the heck, you are people?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Talon Marks cut, is the Collegian next?


With the dire situation of the finanical crisis in California and with, yes, the Cerritos College Talon Marks gone for the fall semester, (pending an appeal, I hope) is the Los Angeles City College student publication, The Collegian next? At least as a student, that is what I'm asking myself. I'm asking myself that question even before LACC's fall semester begin on Aug. 31.

With that being said, I wouldn't be surprised if every single campus newspaper is gone. Although the Collegian has been around since 1929, the fact of the matter is California is in deep shit. And I don't say that lightly, I say IT'S IN DEEP SHIT, RIGHT NOW!


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is targeting education and looking for more cuts. Thanks to him and every single politican, students are being treated like...____________! (You fill in the blank). Classes cut left and right, and just talking about it is NOT enough.

So those who have worked on the Collegian, you know you could be, if not already next. And there is one last thing I wanted to say, what a way to begin thinking about the summer, huh?

(Currently working on letters, contacts...etc.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Open letter to Cerritos' 20,000+ students


ATTENTION: Calling on ALL
Cerritos College students!

I am writing you this open letter to inform you that there is a class out there that needs your help. It's called the student publication Talon Marks. This class is possibility gone in the fall semester thanks to low enrollment and the California budget crisis. And while Talon Marks will be appealing this decision it is high time that at least 20 students be in this class, in order for the print edition to stay alive. Like I have stated before in this blog, this publication should stay and keep the presses going. In doing so, the Talon Marks will keep its voice heard.

The Cerritos College administration hasn't not, and most likely will not, answer the letter I sent to them via e-mail. And that to me is the wrong time to ignore this issue. They can excuse themselves by saying that they have enough to deal with but that is NOT an answer. So, once again, every students who is willing and able to help Talon Marks keep its print edition, DO IT because without them, without the campus voice, the one class that you want to enroll could be next. Don't be waiting for the administration to say, "Who's next on the hit list?" Because that's exactly what Los Angeles City College is going through.

Norma