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Faculty, former colleague remember late Apple CEO Ashley Henry Staff Reporter Two CLC faculty members, including one who worked directly with the late Steve Jobs, said that the Apple Company would continue to strive, because of the innovative people he surrounded himself with over the years. Jobs, the iconic co-creator of Apple died, Oct. 5, from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old. As a visionary, Jobs influenced the technology world for more than a third of a century. From his original founding of the Apple Company in 1976, to his more recent inventions of the Mac computers, iPod,
iTunes, iPhone and iPad, Jobs made quite a legacy for himself. A college dropout, Jobs met the challenge of Apple with innovation and imagination, revolutionizing the way that the world communicates. Just as Jobs hoped for, Apple products reached the hands of millions around the world, including those faculty and students
of CLC. Rob Janoff, part-time CLC faculty member, worked directly with Jobs as an art director when the Apple Company was first starting out. He designed the original Apple Computer logo, with the prominent rainbow stripes, and presented it to Jobs in 1977. “(Jobs) really liked going all out,” Janoff said. Jobs’ death came as a surprise to much of the world, Janoff said. He said the outpouring of affection towards Jobs was a great example of how much people not only loved the Apple products, but the man behind them as well. “It’s not every day that you have the head or CEO of a company getting memorials made of them, and people feeling genuinely sad,” Janoff said. “I don’t think he can be replaced. People call him a visionary and a genius. It’s almost like ‘Oh, I knew Thomas Edison’ or something like that. “If they can be half as innovative as Steve, I think they’ll be fine.” CLC assistant professor for the digital media and design department, Michael Kozien, has been an Apple user for more than 20 years. He finds Apple products to be more user friendly than other operating systems, for their use in print and graphic design. Kozien is not worried about the future of Apple.
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“I feel that Apple is in good hands,” Kozien said. “Jobs was brilliant and aggressive in business. He surrounded himself with good people. Apple became more than computers, it turned into more of a culture.” Other leaders in the technology world reached out to share their experience with Jobs. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, released a statement, Oct. 5, expressing his gratitude. “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple,” Cook said. Bill Gates, former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft, also released a statement “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor,” Gates said. I will miss Steve immensely.” Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple this past August. In his letter of resignation, he stated that the day had come that he could no longer fulfill his duties. “I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it,” Jobs said. “And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.” Jobs’ most recent creation, the iCloud, is scheduled to be released Oct. 12. Following the release, Apple plans to hold a celebration for employees to commemorate Jobs’ remarkable lifelong work.
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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs giving his commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005. “Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” lasting advice given by Jobs.
Jobs leaves lasting legacy, imprint on future generations Matt O’Connor News Editor “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” These were the words of advice Steve Jobs gave to the graduating class at Stanford University in his 2005 commencement address. Raised in Mountain View, California during the 60s and 70s, Jobs was predisposed to the alternative “hippie” lifestyle that thrived during that period. The effects helped shape the future Apple CEO as well as some of his most ground-breaking products: The Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone, and, more recently, the iPad.
His college years were far different than most future CEO’s, choosing to drop out of Reed College after six months and sit in on classes instead. “It wasn’t all romantic,” Jobs said. “I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the five cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.” Things did not get a whole lot better for Jobs. After starting Apple in his parent’s garage with his friend Steve Wozniak, they released the Macintosh
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MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FALL 2011 MUSIC CONCERTS
Get blown away by the awesome music of CLC’s talented choral and instrumental ensembles! CLC Jazz Ensembles Concert Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. An exciting evening of music featuring the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble (Dr. Michael Flack, conductor) and the Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble (Dave Hibbard, conductor).
Fall Choral Concert Sunday, October 30 at 4 p.m. Over 120 vocalists perform a mixture of contemporary music by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Joseph Martin, Andre Thomas, Eleanor Daley, Richard Smallwood and Kirk Franklin, plus a choral tribute to the 9/11 tragedy. (Dr. Charles Clency, director)
Wind Ensemble Concert Sunday, November 6 at 4 p.m. JAMES LUMBER
The 65-member CLC Wind Ensemble will play a variety of quality repertoire from the band tradition. (Don Shupe, conductor)
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