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

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SMC's Drescher Planetarium Features Reusable Rockets & More In July

Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 9:07 am

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites community members to come find out what the latest developments are in the quest for a reusable rocket, and enjoy a preview that prepares you to make the most of the Perseid Meteor Shower coming this month.

Santa Monica College students Aurelia Rhymer (left) and Haley Coleman (right) were able to reach their educational goals through the support of SMC’s Black Collegians program, which turns 25 this year.

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Santa Monica College's Hallmark Black Collegians Program Turns 25

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:39 am

1989 marked the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa, and at Santa Monica College, other revolutionary things were happening. The idea of a special program was born, which would provide smaller classes taught by phenomenal instructors with a focus on African-American culture where possible.

Santa Monica College student Brett Rowe says rent prices are so high in Santa Monica that he is forced to live in a kitchen of a share apartment with three other students as it’s his only way to live close to campus.

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SMC Student: I Live In A Kitchen To Be Able To Live Near Campus

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:03 am

He walked a couple of steps from his bed to the refrigerator, stepping over an acoustic guitar that lay on the floor. The refrigerator was crowded, a couple of half empty milk cartons, various Trader Joe’s salads, and pots of beans, rice, and some vegan dishes. He stretched his arm into the back of the refrigerator and, after a moment, found his carton of milk. He examined the expiration date. Satisfied, he poured the milk into a bowl and followed by some granola.

Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 27. Bring a picnic and come enjoy the biggest, most sensational free patriotic event on the Westside! Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Santa Monica College Fireworks Show For "Celebrate America" This Saturday

Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:09 am

Don’t miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence – to be held this Saturday, June 27.

Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 27. Bring a picnic and come enjoy the biggest, most sensational free patriotic event on the Westside! Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Save The Date: Santa Monica College "Celebrate America" Returns Saturday, June 27

Posted Jun. 16, 2015, 11:15 am

Don't miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence – to be held Saturday, June 27.

SMC student Courtney Kelley  was awarded a State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Mandarin in Suzhou, China this summer.

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State Department Awards Scholarship To Santa Monica College Student

Posted Jun. 14, 2015, 10:28 am

Santa Monica College student Courtney Kelley has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language (CLS) Scholarship to study abroad this summer in Suzhou, China. She is one of only 550 students selected from 200 colleges and universities across the nation for the CLS program – a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans mastering critical foreign languages.

Retired Santa Monica College Kinesiology professor Jo Kidd was recognized at the annual Meiklejohn National Seniors Tournament on June 5 in Laguna Woods, CA for founding the College’s Community Recreation program and introducing table tennis at SMC as a physical education course with transferable units.  SMC’s table tennis program was also inducted into the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame.

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SMC Table Tennis Program Inducted Into California Table Tennis Hall Of Fame

Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:25 am

The Santa Monica College Table Tennis Program was inducted Friday (June 5) into the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame. The ceremony – part of the renowned annual Meiklejohn National Seniors Tournament in Laguna Woods, CA – also included an award to SMC’s Department of Kinesiology & Athletics for its success in promoting three annual USA Table Tennis (USATT) tournaments, and an award honoring retired SMC professor Jo KIdd for founding SMC’s Community Recreation (Co-Rec) Program and introducing table tennis (often called “ping-pong”) at SMC as a physical education course with transferable units.

Dr. Chui Tsang, Santa Monica College, President/CEO

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Dr. Chui Tsang Named 2015 Santa Monica College Commencement Speaker

Posted Jun. 8, 2015, 10:01 am

Santa Monica College President Dr. Chui L. Tsang – Superintendent of the Santa Monica Community College District – will be the 2015 SMC commencement speaker.

Famed muralist and Santa Monica College alum Andrew Hem painted two murals on SMC’s Science building.

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SMC Alum & Muralist Andrew Hem Leaves Artistic Tribute On Campus

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:32 am

Renowned muralist and Santa Monica College alum Andrew Hem returned to donate an artistic tribute to the place that helped him hone his craft. On adjoining walls of the SMC Science building – located on the east side of SMC’s main campus at 1900 Pico Boulevard – are two tall murals: one of a girl standing in an ocean with a hoodie pulled over her head, and around the corner, one of a boy in a snowy mountain setting.

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Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop Presents "Comedy Tonight!" June 5-7

Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.

SMC students Genesis Garcia, Dakota Black and Caitlin Corker will be graduating from Santa Monica College on Tuesday, June 16, and will be transferring to their top choice universities.

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Three Graduating Santa Monica College Students Share Their Stories

Posted May. 30, 2015, 8:56 am

Dakota Black’s life was plagued by tragic events. Genesis Garcia thought her dream of going to UC Berkeley was laughable. Caitlin Corker was a struggling student with a 1.9 GPA who wished she could go to UCLA. On June 16 – amid loud applause and vuvuzelas – Black, Corker and Garcia will be among thousands of students who will graduate from Santa Monica College.

Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The largest private scholarship in the nation for community college transfer students, it will provide Okike-Hephzibah up to $40,000 a year for three years for his undergraduate studies. He is the fourth SMC student in five years to win the JKCF scholarship.

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Santa Monica College Student Wins Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:38 am

Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah sat stunned on a chair in the campus’s quad – unable to say anything but “Oh my God!” – as he was told that he had won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for community college transfer students.

(Back row, left to right) Corley Shelby, Rojan Telo, Natalie Kahn, Henrik Rivera, Jesse Sandoval, and Joel Reyes, along with (front row, left to right) Aaron Bertucio, Julian Schwartzman, Hayley Howe, Marissa Dubois, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Brendan Cobia perform in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage May 22-31.

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SMC Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Until May 31

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith holds a copy of the New York Times with her essay 'Swearing Off the Modern Man,' selected as one of the four finalists in the Modern Love College Essay Contest.

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Santa Monica College Student A Finalist In New York Times Essay Contest

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:39 am

Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith has been named one of the four finalists in the New York Times Modern Love College Essay Contest.

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.

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Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute Kicks Off Week-Long Symposium

Posted May. 11, 2015, 10:10 am

Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute will host its 4th Annual Spring Symposium Kickoff Reception today, May 11, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. It will be held at The Broad Stage's SMC Performing Arts Center located at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica.

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Santa Monica College Hires Consulting Firm To Assist In Search For Its New President

Posted May. 9, 2015, 9:54 am

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted to hire the national executive search and management consulting firm Ralph Andersen & Associates to assist in its search for a new college superintendent/president.

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.

SMC’s Emeritus College kicks off 40th Anniversary celebrations with an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Contributions to Silent Benefit in support of Emeritus College programs includes John Alcantara painting. (Preview May 4-8; bidding May 12-22.)

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SMC's Emeritus College To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Posted Apr. 23, 2015, 9:31 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with events ranging from an open house and art exhibition and reception, to a silent benefit and a special tribute to Retired Emeritus College Associate Dean Maggie Hall.

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock speaks with SMC conductor Kevin McKeown.

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Brock On Your Block: Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica College Wind Ensemble

Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 9:59 am

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock visits Santa Monica College and speaks with conductor Kevin McKeown about some of the SMC's upcoming concerts.

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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.”

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