October 18, 2017

Weekly News DigestTHIS WEEK
Thursday, October 19Climate Town Hall with Governor Jay Inslee. Carlson Theatre, 2:15-3:15. The event is free. Town hall meeting on sustainability. Faculty, staff and students encouraged to attend.

Every Friday – wear BC Blue to show your Bulldog Pride!


Decorating ContestA&H HALLOWEEN / FALL DECORATING CONTEST
Decorate your office or cubicle, or designated wall space. (R230, R130, L Bldg., Theatre Bldg. – any A&H Office area). Suggestions: lights, spiders, pumpkins, leaves, skeletons, bats, webbing, or use your imagination.  Prize(s) will be given to the winner(s).  VOTING will take place on October 31E-mail Janis Juarez if you plan on entering your office, cubicle or designated space, and if you have any questions.  Decorate with an eerie theme, or decorate festive and pretty.  There are decorating supplies available.  First come, first serve

 


out of the office noticeFRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT ABSENCES
If you need to contact the office due to an absence, please do not contact only one of the staff in case they are out of the office. E-mail the staff at: mailto:Art&HumStaff@bellevuecollege.edu.   If you don’t receive a response from one of the staff, please follow up with a call to the main office at: 425-564-2341. We will gladly post your classes with any instructions you would like to give to your students.  Please be mindful that your program chair may have more specific instructions for reporting absences.


 

 Maggie accepting BrutusBRUTUS’ FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE WINNERS!
Congratulations to Arts & Humanities!
– we are the WINNERS of the Food Drive Challenge.  We donated 188 items to the Student food bin.  We have the trophy, and it is available for viewing in R 230.  THANK YOU to everyone that donated food items.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS
November 8, 2017, 7:30 pm,
 $10Jim Sisko’s Bellevue College Jazz Band at Tula’s.  Reservations through Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club.

 

Nov 9-11 & 16-18, 2017 Peter and the Star Catcher. 7:30 pm.  Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.

October 11, 2017

Weekly News DigestTHIS WEEK
Homecoming Week:  You are “Welcome Here” Day Schedule.

THANK YOU!
Arts & Humanities contributed 188 food items to the food drive challenge.  We are eagerly awaiting the results to see who will bring home the trophy.  A huge THANK YOU to all that donated.  A&H will continue to have food bins located in R 230 to help support the students.

Flyer for eventsUPCOMING EVENTS
November 8, 2017, 7:30 pm,  $10Jim Sisko’s Bellevue College Jazz Band at Tula’s. Reservations through Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club.

Nov 9-11 & 16-18, 2017Peter and the Star Catcher. 7:30 pm Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets

 

October 4, 2017

Creating Islands of Sanity, laptop computer with view of ocean beachTHIS WEEK
  October 2-7Japan Week Lecture Series. Please visit the Japan Week “FYI” Bulletin to view this week’s schedule of events, Saturday’s schedule of events  and other interesting information.

 

Friday, October 6Poetry & Short Fiction Discussion Group, D 104 E, 10:30 am.  The group will be discussing the poetry of the Chinese poet, Bei Dao.  Read one poem, or read them all! For more information contact: Nan Ma.


Food drive challenge posterBRUTUS’ FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

Donation bin(s) located at the front of R230. The department with the largest number of donated items will WIN the traveling trophy to keep until next year’s Homecoming Week. Let’s show the rest of the campus (like we did last year) that A&H not only accepts challenges, we knock it out of the park!  All contributions will go to the Student Pantry, outside C 212.  SUGGESTIONS: Non-perishable, canned veggies, mac & cheese, pasta, soups, canned fruit, juice, snacks & energy barsITEMS DUE: no later than 10/6 at 3:00 pm.


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

Faculty Commons offers a variety of interactive workshops for fall 2017.  Visit the web site to find out about workshop registration, funding & stipend processes.

September 27, 2017

Creating Islands of Sanity, laptop computer with view of ocean beachFRIENDLY REMINDER
In response to health concerns, Arts & Humanities has developed a Scent-Free Policy.  Scented products such as hairspray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches.  Instructors, students, staff and visitors are asked to not use these products when visiting the A&H office.  Arts & Humanities at Bellevue College is a Scent-free environment.  Remember, what seems like a light application to you can bring on a situation where someone is put into serious distress.  Please be mindful.  The biggest culprit is “perfume.”  Please read more.


 ⇒ SPECIAL MENTION ⇐
  A&H English Instructor, Hyesu Park,  recently had her article “Joy of Ugly Feelings: Korean “Bad Taste” Webtoons as a Case Study” published in Studies in Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Literature.  STTCL is a peer reviewed academic journal housed in Kansas State University.

Dance Magazine A&H Dance Instructor, Laura Peterson, is pictured in the 90th anniversary issue of Dance MagazineLaura is pictured presenting at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference that took place a few years ago.  It was Laura’s second time presenting at this particular conference.  IADMS is the actual visionary and Laura is found to be the face of it!  She has been a member of IADMS since 2007. Laura was very surprised and honored to be in the 90th Anniversary Dance Magazine and to be considered a visionary and influential.


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES
Faculty on-line training opportunities. The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the SBCTC offers a suite of FREE high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year round.  Please visit the enrichment opportunities schedule for class descriptions and registration information.


UPCOMING EVENTS
October 2 – 6, 2017.  Japan Week Lecture Series.  You are invited to an exciting Japan Week lecture series.  Please bring your classes and/or offerLecture Series - Japan Week extra credit for attendance.  To bring your class, please contact Anne Matsumoto Stewart beforehand to ensure enough space.  Please visit the Japan Week FYI Bulletin to view the schedule of events and other valuable information.

Friday, October 6. Faculty Commons (D 104 E), 10:30 am. Poetry & Short Fiction Discussion Group. Invitation from Nan Ma “Since Terrence Hayes’s visit to campus in the spring, a group of faculty from various programs have been meeting informally to discuss poetry and short fiction. As our division is making celebrating the arts a priority, we would like to extend an invitation to the whole division. We meet the first Friday of each month at 10:30. We will be discussing the poetry of the Chinese poet, Bei Dao. Read one poem, or read them all! We hope to see you at the next meeting.”

 

September 20, 2017

Creating Islands of Sanity, laptop computer with view of ocean beachSYLLABI /  OFFICE HOURS
Please send your CANVAS syllabi links to Janis Juarez, or submit them through the Request Center.
Please send all ELI and BaTS CANVAS syllabi links to Seda Markarova.


Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions

Send your office hours to Jon Kissoondyal for fall 2017.  He would like your office location, office phone # (if you have one) and the time available to students.

Congratulations CONGRATULATIONS!
  Jono Vaughan, tenure-track Art faculty, has won the 2017 Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum!  More than 500 artists applied for this prestigious award.  Jono’s ongoing series, Project 42, raises awareness about the extreme violence against trans people by commemorating 42 transgender individuals who have been murdered.  More information will be sent out about the award ceremony at a later date.  Please congratulate Jono on this tremendous honor!


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES
Visit the Faculty Commons Fall 2017 Schedule to see all workshops available.  A pdf file is also available for your viewing.

**Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The weekly A&H Digest  features a new section Faculty Resources,” for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez.


Lecture Series - Japan WeekUPCOMING EVENTS

October 2 – 6, 2017.  Japan Week Lecture Series.  You are invited to an exciting Japan Week lecture series.  Please bring your classes and/or offer extra credit for attendance.  To bring your class, please contact Anne Matsumoto Stewart beforehand to ensure enough space.  Please visit the Japan Week FYI Bulletin to view the schedule of events and other valuable information.

 

September 13, 2017

Goodbye SummerTHIS WEEK
TODAY! September 13, 2017 A&H Retreat Mercer Island Community Center.  
Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9 am.

 


Syllabus iconSYLLABI
Please send your CANVAS syllabi links to me, or submit them through the Request Center.

**Please send all ELI and BaTS CANVAS syllabi links to Seda Markarova. Center.

Syllabi template is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.”
Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.


New Employee OrientationNEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

Monday, September 18, 2017   New Employee Orientation, Room C130 A&B 8:00 am – Noon.  HR has begun conducting semi-monthly New Employee Orientations for newly hired employees.  The sessions are opened to all new employees, including part-time faculty.
Dept. Chairs, please inform your new hire part-time faculty about this orientation.  They are welcomed to attend on a voluntary basis. All new Employees can sign up the orientation on the HR sharepoint site. Please contact Nguyen Chau if you have any questions at ext. 6049.


Lecture Series - Japan Week
UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2 – 6, 2017. Japan Week Lecture Series. You are invited to an exciting Japan Week lecture series.  Please bring your classes and/or offer extra credit for attendance.  To bring your class, please contact Anne Matsumoto Stewart beforehand to ensure enough space.  Please visit the Japan Week FYI Bulletin to view the schedule of events and other valuable information.

 

 

 

 

September 6, 2017

Beach_at_nightTHIS WEEK

Visit the “Drawing on Florence” blog by Interior Design Dept. Chair/Instructor, Dan Beert.  He and Jon Passmore are having lots of adventures in drawing with BC Students while abroad until September 12, 2017.  Be sure to check out all posts under the heading “recent posts.”

Office Hours

♦ E-mail Fall Quarter 2017 office hours to: Jon Kissoondyal.  Be sure to include: your available hours, Office location and BC phone extension (if you have one).

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS!

Seattle Art Museum Congratulations to Jono Vaughan, Art Department faculty member, who is a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s 2017 Betty Bowen Award!  More than 500 artists living in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho applied for this prestigious award; the winner will be announced later this month.  Jono’s ongoing series, Project 42, raises awareness about the extreme violence against trans people by commemorating 42 transgender individuals who have been murdered.


 

Syllabus in large black lettersSYLLABI TEMPLATE UPDATE

 ♦ Syllabi template is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.”

Canvas logo
Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.

 


Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY!

♦ Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. “NSF Day” grantwriting workshop, hosted by the U of W – Tacoma.  This will be a lively, hands-on workshop:  attendees should bring grant ideas, and be open to beneficial opportunities for collaboration!  This is a free event and a working lunch will be provided at no charge.  Visit the above link to find out more information and how to register.


Swim Across AmericaHonoring Suzy’s Memory

Francois Lepeintre, is honoring Suzy’s memory and raising money for cancer by participating in the Seattle Open Water Swim.  Donations are welcome.

Charity logo“THANK YOU” from Camp Kesem

The donations to Camp Kesem from the faculty and staff from A&H this past June helped send 122 children to camp and provide them with year-long support.  Arts & Humanities received a big “Thank you” from the bottom of the Camp Kesem Coordinators’ hearts. The two week Camp just came to an end that was full of fun activities including: Messy Olympics, camp fires, arts & crafts, gaga ball, archery, fun-yaks, talent shows and more.  Thank you to everyone that contributed!!  Arts & Humanities contributed approximately $325.00.


UPCOMING EVENTS

bench sitting in tall grass in the woodsSeptember 13, 2017 A&H Retreat Mercer Island Community Center.   Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9 am.

     **Adjunct faculty who participate will receive a $100 stipend.
***The retreat is a designated Division Day, which means that full-time   faculty are required to attend or complete an absence form (see 14.1.4 in the contract)

August 30, 2017

Kitty drinking lemonadeSYLLABI TEMPLATE UPDATE
  Syllabi template
is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.” 

Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.


Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY!

  Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.


FACULTY RESOURCES

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges  The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site.


bench sitting in tall grass in the woodsUPCOMING EVENTS

September 13, 2017A&H RetreatMercer Island Community Center.  Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9: am.

**Adjunct faculty who participate will receive a $100 stipend.
***The retreat is a designated Division Day, which means that full-time faculty are required to attend or complete an absence form (see 14.1.4 in the contract)

 

 

 

August 9, 2017

Island vacationTHIS WEEK

Monday, August 14, 2017 GRADES must be submitted by 11:00 PM.  Be mindful of Instructor Briefcase time availability restrictions.

 

Book orders for fall quarter – All book orders need to be sent to Cindi Sayer in the bookstore ASAP!.  If anyone hasn’t submitted book orders please be mindful that BC is required by law to have books available for students within a certain time after classes have been staffed.

Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY! – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.

FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Distracted Classroom: Transparency, Autonomy, and PedagogyArticle submitted by Maggie Harada.

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and  many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site.

Dept of eLearning Syllabi Template – relocated to eLearning.  All updates will be done by eLearning.

Dept of eLearning Make Your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable. Step by Step instructions from eLearning.

Cat lounging on beach The next issue of the A/H Weekly News digest will be on Wednesday, August 30, please submit news items to me no later than Monday, August 28.     Please be mindful that the A&H Weekly News Digest goes out ONLY on Wednesdays.  I’ll be on vacation from 8/14-8/25

August 2, 2017

Creating Islands of SanityTHIS WEEK

♦  TODAY! August 2, 2017. Fundraising for Fundraising for Japan Week flyerJapan Week. The BC Japanese Culture Exchange Club will be hosting a fundraiser event to support October’s “Japan Week @BC” at the cafeteria from 12:30-2:30.  Japanese items and “onigiri” (rice balls) will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 3, & Friday, August 4, 2017 I-90 Closure for the Blue Angels. Theatre Performanc "I and You"For closure times and other info please visit the WA State Department of Transportation web site.

August 3 – August 6, 2017I and You | Stop Gap Theatre | Tickets  available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Suzy Lepeintre


Saturday, August 5, 2017
Memorial Service for Suzy Lepeintre. It’s hard to say goodbye.   It’s hard to let go of someone so young and good, so filled with life and love. Please join family and friends at 10:30 am at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell.  You can find more information on “Saying good-bye to Suzy” at her Color of Hope blog.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations that were close to Suzy’s heart.  Camp Kesem, Harmony Hill or Swedish Cancer Institute

 

ATTENTION FACULTY! – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Important Message Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.

FACULTY RESOURCES

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site