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Santa Monica College received final approval today from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors for its Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, which will be housed in its expanded design and media campus on Stewart Street in Santa Monica, California.

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Santa Monica College Secures Final Approval For Bachelor's Degree In Interaction Design

Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:56 am

Santa Monica College has received final approval from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to be part of a landmark pilot program allowing it to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Final Performances Today Of SMC's Global Motion World Dance Company

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:30 am

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

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SMC Global Motion World Dance Company To Perform This Weekend

Posted May. 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company is proud to present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

Santa Monica College is offering all California high school students free college classes this summer.

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Santa Monica College Offers Free College Classes To High School Students

Posted Apr. 30, 2015, 9:05 am

Santa Monica College is offering all California high school students free college classes this summer. SMC is waiving the enrollment fee (currently $46 per unit) for students now attending Grades 8 through 11, and for certain students in Grade 12.

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd.

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Been To A Planetarium Lately? Santa Monica College Releases Its May Schedule

Posted Apr. 27, 2015, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites the public to catch up on the news about NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, find out about star parties, enjoy a talk by astronomer Shelley R. Bonus on space tourism, and check out the Moon’s Alpine Valley, Sea of Rains, and Bay of Rainbows through telescopes.

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Santa Monica College Announces New Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship

Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica College Foundation has announced that 10 students in the Winter 2015 SMC Study Abroad Program were awarded $500 grants to help with the costs of their travel to study in South Africa – thanks to the generosity of Mark and Lani Verge. The Verges have established the Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship Fund at SMC.

Excerpt from a graphic novel by Alan Nuno will be on display at the Annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit at SMC’s Pete

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Annual Student Art Show At Santa Monica College Opens Tuesday

Posted Apr. 20, 2015, 9:26 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. This year’s specially created exhibit explores and interprets SMC’s Annual Global Initiative Theme: “Peace and Security: Managing Conflict and Violence in a Turbulent World.”

Santa Monica College celebrates Earth Week 2015 from April 20-24 with a number of free events.

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Santa Monica College Begins Earth Week Celebration Monday

Posted Apr. 19, 2015, 8:49 am

A free organic produce giveaway, workshops on making natural sunscreen and building your own bike generator, and a cultural festival and upcycled art show are just a few highlights of Santa Monica College’s celebration of Earth Week, to be held starting Monday, April 20. Celebrations continue through Friday, April 24.

From left: Lara Wallace as Lauren, Sarah Long as Marty, Nico Lozano as James, Olivia Worthen as Teresa, and (center) Zeno Robinson as Schultz perform in 'Circle Mirror Transformation' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Studio Stage Apr. 3-12.

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Santa Monica College To Present "Circle Mirror Transformation" April 3-12

Posted Mar. 30, 2015, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” Apr. 3-12 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Theodore Folsome, Darya Razaviani, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Silvana Gonzalez in 'Elephant’s Graveyard,' Mar. 20-29 at Santa Monica College.

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Santa Monica College Begins "Elephant's Graveyard" Performances Friday

Posted Mar. 18, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present "Elephant's Graveyard" starting this Friday, March. 20 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Performances will continue through March 29.

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Santa Monica College To Help Spearhead Obama's TechHire Initiative in Los Angeles

Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 1:59 pm

Los Angeles is one of 21 communities that has signed on to President Barack Obama's newly announced TechHire Initiative aimed at quickly training people for jobs in the technology industry and connecting them with employers.

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Santa Monica College's Free Distinguished Scientists Lectures Resume Tuesday

Posted Mar. 9, 2015, 10:15 am

The latest news from the frontlines in the battle against ebola and research in reconstructing evolutionary history are just two of the topics of Santa Monica College's Spring 2015 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series, beginning this Tuesday, March 10.

Since 2006, Dr. Chui Tsang has made a major impact on Santa Monica College that serves about 30,000 students.

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Santa Monica College Looks For Consultant To Help Replace Retiring President

Posted Mar. 5, 2015, 8:55 am

The Santa Monica Community College Board of Trustees has authorized the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to assist with the search for a new college president.

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees appointed Executive Vice President Jeff Shimizu to the role of Interim Superintendent/President last night.

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Santa Monica College Names Jeff Shimizu As Interim Superintendent/President

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 12:09 pm

The Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to appoint Executive Vice President Jeffery “Jeff” Shimizu to the role of Interim Superintendent/President.

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SMC's Free Spring Environmental Lecture Series Begins Tuesday, March 3

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 9:45 am

Santa Monica College’s Spring 2015 Environmental Issues Lecture Series – featuring experts discussing important environmental and urban issues of our time – begins this Tuesday, March 3.

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Santa Monica College Kicks Off Black History Month Free Events Today

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:33 am

Santa Monica College is proud to present a series of free events in February honoring Black History Month, starting today.

Santa Monica College’s President Dr. Chui L. Tsang announced his decision to retire this year in an email to employees on Tuesday night.

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Santa Monica College President Chui Tsang Announces Retirement

Posted Feb. 4, 2015, 11:52 am

Santa Monica College president Dr. Chui L. Tsang announced Tuesday he would retire by June this year, ending a nine year tenure in the top job.

SMC’s students have been honored with an invitation to perform a scene from their highly popular 2014 production of “Sweeney Todd” at the festival’s Evening of Invited Scenes.

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Santa Monica College To Stage Fundraiser Feb. 7 For Theatre Arts Students

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 9:24 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present a benefit performance next weekend to help send students to the regional competition of the prestigious 2015 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

Santa Monica College's newspaper, The Corsair, has been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

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Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:08 am

Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

Rob Rader.

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SMC Board Of Trustees Names 2015 Chair, Vice Chair

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees has named its chair and vice chair for 2015: Rob Rader and Dr. Louie Jaffe, respectively.

Santa Monica College is among the first California Community College Bachelor’s Degree Programs to receive initial approval from Board of Governors, final approval in March.

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Santa Monica College Selected To Offer A Four Year Bachelor's Degree

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 8:54 am

Santa Monica College was given initial approval on Tuesday by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to develop a Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design.

SMC Community Ed's first-ever series of Open Houses will be held Jan. 26-30 at the Bundy Campus, Room 112, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles.

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SMC Community Education To Host First-Ever Open Houses Jan. 26-30

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 10:09 am

SMC Community Education has announced its first-ever series of Open Houses Jan. 26-30. Attendees will have a chance to receive during their visit a 15 percent discount on all classes less than $100, enter a drawing for a free class and receive a surprise gift.

Among the new classes to be offered in Spring is 'Director's Journal: How to Develop Your Directorial Style,' taught by award-winning film director Simone Bartesaghi.

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Registration Opens For SMC Communication Education Spring Classes

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 9:48 am

As SMC Community Education’s vibrant Winter Session gets under way today, it is also looking ahead to an even heartier Spring Semester – with more than 170 classes, workshops and tours, including several new offerings. Registration for both sessions is now open, and spring classes begin Feb. 21.

Vote now to support the Santa Monica College Cheer Team.

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Santa Monica College Cheerleading Team A Finalist For $100,000 Scholarship

Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:45 am

Santa Monica College’s Cheerleading Team is among the four finalists competing for a $100,000 scholarship for its spirit program, along with a trip to Walt Disney World to perform its winning routine.

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Santa Monica College Maintains Number One In Transfers To UC, LMU, USC

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 9:09 am

Santa Monica College maintains its hold as California’s number one community college in transferring students to the prestigious University of California system, for the 24th year in a row.

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