Students News

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Dear Friends,

As the summer draws to a close, I look forward with enthusiasm to the return of our students and faculty. Before we become fully immersed in the new semester, I would like to share with you some recent developments at the college.

Fall Enrollment

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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Clay Walsh

The CCA Counseling Department invites you to come and laugh your way out of the stress of midterm week with comedienne and laughter yoga
specialist Alicia Dattner. There are two sessions, one on each campus. Alicia asks, "How does it work? Laughter Yoga is a simply a practice
of laughing for no reason. We do silly, playful exercises that encourage laughter and mirth, with no jokes to return to a simple state of joy! The class begins and ends with yogic breathing and positive intention."

Times and locations:
11:00am-12:00pm (San Francisco campus, GC4)

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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 by Grace Lee

Free Fruit throughout midterms week to promote health and wellness.

Monday - Thursday Oct. 18- 22, 3-4pm
Friday Oct 23, 11-12pm
SF | Front Nave

Brought to you by the Chimera Council.
For more information email .

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Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2010 by Grace Lee

Pick up a pumpkin from Student Affairs starting Monday, October 18. Fifteen pumpkins are available or you may supply your own.

Drop-off deadline:
Sunday, October 24, 2 p.m.
Center Gallery (OAK)

Pumpkin Bash Reception

Wednesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Center Gallery (OAK)

Carved pumpkins will be on display in the Center Gallery on the Oakland campus, and the CCA community will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkin throughout the week of October 25–30. Voting will also take place on the CCA Chimera Council page on Facebook. Friend us and vote!

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Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Grace Lee

The Arts Market, located in the UN Plaza, is looking for local artists who are interested in renting tent space. The market runs every Thursday, from noon–6 p.m.

For more information, visit

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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 by Grace Lee

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 8:30am-5pm
Pauley Ballroom

This conference seeks to network and empower college students from across the Bay Area to learn skills and understand issues to create positive social change on their campuses and in their communities.
Students, faculty, and staff from U.C. Berkeley, Saint Mary's College of California, Santa Clara University, Sonoma State University, and University of San Francisco and local community partners will be in attendance.

Workshops include:

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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 by Grace Lee

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is currently seeking a volunteer undergraduate student to represent the organization at CCA during the 2010/11 year.

About YBCA

YBCA a contemporary, multidisciplinary arts center anchoring the Yerba Buena Gardens in the downtown San Francisco arts district. We are a space committed to innovation in our practices, exceptional diversity in our range of work, and the engagement of audiences with art that speaks to the ideas and issues of the contemporary world.

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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 by Grace Lee

In 2006 the James Family Foundation provided a grant to SFMOMA supporting free admission to students attending California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, and Academy of Art University. The James Family Foundation grant has been extended until the end of 2010.

To receive free admission at SFMOMA, CCA students must show their current student ID card (with a validation sticker). Validation stickers must be obtained from the Public Safety office on either campus every semester.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Jeanne C. Finley

Schein & Schein features antique maps and prints

The students in the Graduate Fine Arts seminar Land Minds / Site Lines, taught by Jeanne C. Finley, took their first field trip of the semester exploring land/walking art. They visited 1435 Grant Avenue (formerly Dupont Street, known as the oldest street in San Francisco) in the North Beach neighborhood, home to the antique book and map retailer Schein & Schein, named after the husband-and-wife proprietors, Jimmie and Marti Schein. Students searched through the drawers and bins and pulled out maps of particular interest.

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Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA Industrial Design students Erin Fong, Ryan David Francis, and Marc Levinson, all finalists among 814 participants, who were each awarded an honorable mention at the 23rd Annual Koizumi International Design Lighting Competition for Students, a significantly competitive international competition for lighting design students, whose objective it is to "promote promising youth and improve the cultural lighting situation."

Erin Fong — Quintet
Ryan David Francis — Triode Safety Light

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