SRJC In the News - April 2022

SRJC students say Academic Senate vote limits their part in campus administration
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College,  SRJC, students, sit-in, protest, vote, Academic Senate, hiring, procedures, faculty, Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa campus, Delashay Carmona-Benson, student body president, Academic Senate President, Julie Thompson, Board of Trustees, Black Student Union, MEChA, clubs, gender-neutral bathrooms, Black staff, resources, Southwest Santa Rosa Center, immigrant students, Benjamin Alcantar, radiologic technology program, President, Frank Chong, scholarship fund, Black students, Black cultural center

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Gavilan College announces superintendent/president finalists
Finalists, superintendent/president, Gavilan Joint Community College District Pedro Avila, vice president of student services, assistant superintendent, Santa Rosa Junior College

City of Sonoma Hires Mike Berger as New Public Works Director
City of Sonoma
Santa Rosa Junior College, Mike Berger

Santa Rosa street mural focuses on livable future amid climate change threat
Nashelly Chavez
The Press Democrat
Jenn Ban, SRJC, Earth Day, Mural Project, Santa Rosa Junior College, International SRJC students, Black Student Union, Students, teachers, Santa Rosa Junior College, street mural, vision of a livable future, student clubs, Student Life, Equity and Engagement department and the Sustainable SRJC Committee, Ani Fowler, sophomore, environmental science, Robert Ethington, senior dean of students Day Street Mural at SRJC

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Renovated Burbank Auditorium in Santa Rosa goes live at last with ‘Wedding Singer’
Dan Taylor
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Department of Theatre and Fashion, Ileene Christianson-Torres, Max Bohlke-Slater, The Wedding Singer, Burbank Auditorium, renovation, choreographer, Alyce Finwall, Jiancheng Yang, Bronte Rodriguez-Straub, state-of-the-art, theatrical rigging system, Samuel J. Gleason, Henry Gillespie, Meghan Voight, Emma Ethington, Assistant stage manager, Nathaniel Gillespie, Dance captain, Claudia Sisomphou, main stage, John Shillington, Reed Martin, Directing, athletic facilities, science, math and technology center, 200-seat studio theater, Laura Downing-Lee, interim chairwoman and artistic director, theater and fashion department

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PG&E, Sonoma County prosecutors reach deal to settle Kincade fire criminal charges
Andrew Graham
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, PG&E, $5 million, Fire Technology Program, $1 million, Vegetation Management Training Program

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Woodwork Institute awards scholarships to six postsecondary students
Rich Christianson
Woodworking Industry News
The Woodwork Institute, C.C. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship Foundation, Scholarships, Deion Ortiz Martinez, majoring, advanced manufacturing technology, Santa Rosa Junior College

Bennett Friedman Quartet Live Jazz Concert 2022: Santa Rosa
Susan Schena
Santa Rosa Junior College, Newman Auditorium, SRJC, Music Department, Santa Rosa campus, SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund

8 shows, movies and things to do in and around Petaluma: ‘My Dead Dad’ at SRJC
Santa Rosa Junior College, Carole L. Ellis Auditorium

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Santa Rosa Junior College bakery will reopen after 2-year pandemic closure
Kaylee Tornay
Press Democrat
Leisha Tow, Production Baking class, Burdo Culinary Arts Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Citlalli Santiago, Xavier Aguilar, Jennifer Rojas, Raul Baeza, Chef instructor, Cindy Mushet, Brittney Miller, right, and Sandra Garcia, Betsy Fischer, faculty, chair, Culinary Arts Department

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Resources for Students Facing Housing Insecurity
Sarah Wood
U.S. News
Santa Rosa Junior College, affordable, on-campus housing, student housing, Pedro Avila, vice president, student services, veterans, homeless, low-income, foster youth



The Oak Leaf

Award-winning director Fabio Frey shows SRJC filmmaking students how it’s done
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Andrew Carniglia, Nicole Veum, Max Gibson, Finn Higgins, film production instructor, Brian Antonson, Mike Traina, communication studies, department chair

A mural of monarchs: Students paint Elliott Avenue for Earth Day
Sam Guzman
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Earth Day, The Student Life program, SRJC, student, Daisy Lopez, Maria De La Cruz

SRJC alumnus’ short film to screen with panel on disability representation at Monte Rio Theater
Aryk Copley
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, alumnus, Miles Levin, short film, “Under the Lights,” epilepsy

From Star Wars to sloths: The Spring Cinema Series returns to Petaluma campus on Wednesdays
Ava Domenichelli
Oak Leaf
Petaluma campus, Petaluma Cinema Series, Michael Traina, SRJC, film instructor, veterinary instructor, Dan Famini, screenwriting instructor, Eric J. Adams, The Oak Leaf, Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, 4K projection tech

Indoor mask mandate lifts May 28, some students and faculty unhappy
Stephen Howe and Francisco Vargas
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, President, Dr. Frank Chong, Health sciences, instructor, Dr. Ezbon Jen, Political science major, Wendy Ramirez, Marie Paws, Molecular, biology student, Jackson Rose, SRJC District Police Officer, Erin Covaia, Steven Alexander, computer science