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Newark to host NUMMI forum By Kathryn Dixon Staff writer Ohlone College will host a high-level federal meeting called the NUMMI Forum to discuss the closure of the NUMMI plant and the loss of nearly 5,000 jobs on Friday at the Newark Center, beginning at 1 p.m. Congressman Pete Stark will introduce Dr. Ed Montgomery, executive director, White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. Representatives will attend from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, Transportation, Health and Human Services, Justice and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Small Business Administration. According to Atenogenes Villarreal, an official in the Department of Labor, the officials will discuss how the federal government can support the recovery of the local auto community. They will listen to NUMMI representatives and local leaders to

identify ways to help the recovery. Dr. Montgomery will trouble-shoot issues raised in testimony presented by panelists. About 70 guests have been invited to attend, in addition to the panelists. The NUMMI automotive plant in Fremont is expected to close in March 2009 because of nationwide cutbacks in production by Toyota and General Motors. Federal officials will discuss the impact of the plant closure on other local businesses connected to NUMMI. The economic welfare of the local communities is at stake because NUMMI is the biggest employer in Alameda County. Bob Wasserman, mayor of Fremont, said the NUMMI closure itself is the focus of the meeting, however the focus of his presentation will be the impact on Fremont residents. David Smith, mayor of Newark and head of the Ohlone Foundation, will give a presentations at the meeting about the impact of the closure upon Newark residents. Ohlone President Dr. Gari Continued on Page 6

Photo by Manika Casterline

Marchers for educational funding Friday included, from left, Jon Roupolis, Andie Morehous, Jasen Trinidad, Ngan Vu, Kevin Feliciano, Michaela Devine and Marvin Salonga. All except Roupolis are Ohlone students.

Ohlone students march against college cutbacks By Manika Casterline Opinion editor

Photo by Gloria Franco

Dr. Colin Goldblatt talks to students after his talk in the Jackson Theater Tuesday.

Ten Ohlone students, and at least one faculty member, were among more than 100 who marched in San Francisco Friday to protest cuts to California’s education budget. Most of the Ohlone marchers were members of the Associated Students of Ohlone College. They joined members of the Ohlone Civic Engagement Club in a march from the Westin St. Francis Hotel to Yerba Buena Gardens. The Academic Senate for California Colleges, which has an office in Sacramento, coordinated the candlelit vigil as a means to raise public awareness for their

message and garner support for the 111 California community colleges and centers. The event was organized by the Student Senate Council for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) as part their fall 2009 General Assembly meeting that kicked off on Nov. 6 with the guiding theme S.O.S (Save Our Schools)-Educated Voices Light the Way. SSCCC functions to relay the growing list of concerns for the estimated 2.9 million students that they represent. Ohlone Civic Engagement Club President and ASOC Senator, Andie Morehous said, “I think there was an amazing turnout and it was effective in creating the passion

within the students that went to the SSCCC. I think it was amazing we had support with the police escort. And the general public of S.F at the time was aware of what we were doing at the time because we had the megaphones and the signs.” S.F Mayor and former 2010 gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom was expected to speak, but failed to show up. The candlelit vigil ended up being strictly a demonstration by the faculty and students that are tied to the community college system. The Ohlone Civic Engagement club plans to sponsor a speak out on Dec. 8 or 9 in the main campus cafeteria about what is going on with education.

The search for other life in the universe By Kathryn Dixon Staff writer Dr. Colin Goldblatt, post-doctoral research fellow at the NASA Ames Research Center, took the audience at Ohlone’s Smith Center from the prehistory of earth, when the atmosphere, devoid of methane and oxygen, was dead, to the discovery of the 400th planet and the techniques used to try to analyze its atmosphere.

His goal: to show how astrobiology is looking for life in the universe. Throughout the lecture on Tuesday night, Goldblatt talked about “what is life?” Nine-tenths of the history of life on the earth consisted of bacteria, making his life form one which is especially sought after by astrobiologists because it a likely form to find, and could lead to proving the existence of higher life forms.

Essentially, Goldblatt could not define life and dared anyone to do so. “You know it is life if it has an information storage system, and energy to reproduce,” he said. Goldblatt further explained that life is essentially a creature that takes in liquids and then excretes them. Life on Earth has created an atmosphere consisting of oxygen and methane and a certain abundance of these is necessary in an atmosphere in order for life to exist.

By the use of stunning visual images of the planets and actual images captured on their surface by spacecraft and telescopes, he took his audience on a tour of the solar system and then the galaxy. Mercury and Venus were too hot for life, although he conceded that we do not know what is on the surface of Venus, a planet covered by a huge toxic atmosphere. The pictures of Mars captured by the “Spirit” and “Opportunity,” the land rovers, were

beautiful and eerie and amazing detailed. They did not show life, but showed sedimentary rock. According to Goldblatt, there is no life on Mars now, however, if one could drill through the sediment, he believes that fossil life would probably be found. That is because Mars currently has some oxygen in its atmosphere and water on its surface, although not enough to sustain life. Continued on Page 3



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Madly in love with the Mad Men of Madison Ave. By MANIKA CASTERLINE Opinions editor I was late in terms of getting enveloped by the hype surrounding AMC’s hit drama series, “Mad Men,” which focuses on the Sterling Cooper ad agency in the 1960’s. But this fall, I fell under the magical spell that is its leading man, Don Draper, who is played by actor Jon Hamm. Draper is, by all accounts, the cliche epitomization of the perfect man; he dresses impeccably in finely tailored suits and skinny ties, stands at a towering 5-foot-11, has piercing blue eyes and a chiseled jawline. However, the truth is that behind the handsome physique, Draper hides that he is a cad and in actuality his name is Dick Whitman. It is all a well-pressed facade, much like the advertising industry that he has come to represent. While “Mad Men” has become a popularized look into the industry of advertising since its debut in 2007, it also serves as a foundation in how we perceive an industry that hinges on public perception. Society as a whole comes down on the side that deems that advertising is bad. Sure, it has its negative aspects, but the industry is not inherently

rooted in evil. The advertising industry has grown since its inception and the nature of ads have transformed over time from being informative to being persuasive. The psychology of advertising is a vast underlying component of our consumer-driven capitalistic ideology. Advertising executives simply acknowledge that there are pre-existing insecurities that individuals already have and then they market their clients’ products or services accordingly. We often are the first to criticize the ad industry as if they are to blame for our own innate feelings of inadequacy. These emotions are shaped more by life experiences rather than being ornately crafted by the modern-day Sterling Coopers. It is not them that is the problem, it is us. A cycle of dependency occurs only because ad executives are catering to the ideology that what they market will be the solution to our problems. And the rationale of repetition is that by showing a commercial numerous times it becomes engrained in an individual’s psyche. Advertising these days is utilized in order to undercut competing products rather than inform consumers about what a product can do. An example of this is the MAC vs. PC ad campaign that Apple has

run. Apple promotes its MAC as being the sensible and streamlined alternative by listing the various stereotypes regarding owning a PC. The idea of reverse psychology is manifested in that if you are led to believe that if PCs are ineffectual than you will obviously purchase a MAC instead. This model of associative branding is not some new-found idea in terms of advertising. The guiding principle of advertising used to be to market your product toward your consumers as being unique in what it has to offer. What has changed is the inverse in regard to the mindset – your competition has nothing to offer, so by default your product outweighs by providing net benefits. When it comes to the relationship that the advertising industry has with the medical industry the burden of responsibility is placed on the former sector as opposed to the latter. The medical industry dodges its fair share of accountability by diagnosing quandaries that exist by shifting the blame to advertisers. It is never their fault that their medication does not work right or that it could have potentially fatal side affects. Doctors and health care professionals profit more by prescription drug use than do the makers of ads.

And it is a fallacy to indicate that an ad is the reason why an individual is taking more pills than they ought to be taking. The physicians are the ones who are willingly writing the prescriptions. The more they prescribe the more they and drug companies profit from the sales. The arms of the medical industry are not being manipulated in a conspiracy by the industry of advertising. An arena where advertising plays a crucial role is through the framework of a political campaign. The premise in theory is to provide factual information so that there will be an informed electorate that is civically engaged. During the 1964 presidential election, between incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson and challenger Barry Goldwater, Johnson’s campaign invoked the sentiment of fear of nuclear war should he not be reelected through the “Daisy” television advertisement. Even during the 2004 presidential campaign, negative campaigning was exerted. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth formed in order to undermine Sen. John Kerry’s credibility regarding his military service in Vietnam. They released a series of four controversial advertisements that critiqued Kerry’s record. And this November political mud-slinging hit a new low point

in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race with the constant back and forth of Chris Christie and Jon Corzine. Corzine said in an ad that Christie was “throwing his weight around” and Christie shot back with the sarcastic remark, “am I bald?” which is a reference to Corzine’s shiny scalp. But, the tactic of utilizing one’s emotions to dictate the public image of a candidate is not an act of deception in itself. And candidates vying for governmental office have used public relations representatives as well as advertising agencies in order to craft the image that they want to project. It is politically expedient for politicians to have the press on their sides and we should not scrutinize them for making the decisions in how they choose to be perceived. The only marketing that we, as a culture have bought into is the misconceptions regarding the advertising industry. We need to stop being mad at the modern-day Mad Men and realize that it is not a crime to capitalize on weakness. It highlights that advertisers are intuitive as to where an individual’s insecurities lie and are detail oriented in how to cater their products or services to fulfill those desires. Our Don Drapers ought to be swooned over for their sheer brilliance because that’s what they are paid to do...get into our psyche, right?

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What role does advertising play in your life?

Edmundo Ruiz

ENVIRO-ENGINEERING “It’s a reinforcement of a biased perspective.”

Mijamin Starks

BUSINESS & MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS “It gets me motivated to buy.”

Sophia Baig

SOCIOLOGY “I work on the newsletter at my mosque.”

Ryan Vizcarra

PSYCHOLOGY “It helps me find out about different products and save money.”

Taki Bejaoui

BIO-ENGINEERING “It determines what I want to buy.”

News Ohlone audience joins search for other life forms Continued from Page 1 Goldblatt then took his audience to visiting Jupiter. He said the planet itself does not support life, but he talked about two moons – Europa and Io. He said Iona is in the midst of an intense radiation being emitted from Jupiter and if a human being landed on Io, he or she would be dead in seconds. He turned to Europa, which is said, is the best chance in our solar system to find life existing now. According to him, life “probably exists on Europa.” An image of Europa looked remarkably like that of Earth – it had lots of water and atmosphere on it, all blue and white in color. There may be life at the bottom of one of Europa’s oceans, just like there is life at the bottom of our Pacific ocean. He said a mission to Europa is scheduled to launch in 2020, and that it will get there in 2028. Leaving our solar system, Goldblatt talked about the trying to find planets among the 2 million stars in our galaxy. In the past 20 years, 400 planets have been located, but none of them appear to be within the size range of Earth, thus likely to support enough atmosphere to sustain life. On March 6, 2009. NASA launched the Kepler Mission. It will consist of a telescope standing in space and staring at the stars.

It will also look for planets, by detecting whether they have passed in front of their suns. Then, NASA will try to develop ways to measure their atmospheres, whether they have oxygen and methane on them to support life. Soon NASA will launch additional missions to attempt to locate life in the universe. When asked if there is a chance life will find us before NASA finds life, Goldblatt said, “If life finds use before we find it, let’s hope that it is not violent or warmongering like us, or we will be toast. If such life is living, then it can teach us a thing or two. Let’s hope life finds us.” Finally, when asked if extraterrestrial life would be different from life as we know it, he said, “Extraterrestrial life will be different.” Goldblatt assured the audience that NASA is very transparent about the data and images it collects and publishes them. NASA does not hold back information. He said politicians try to hold back data but NASA has the policy that its research is in the public domain. Meanwhile, the best chance those of us living on Earth now, have to see NASA discover life is on Europa, living now at the bottom of its oceans, or at Mars, in sedimentary form, showing that life there is now extinct.

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Features Christensen offers a look into simulation 4

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By Shelby Lacy Staff writer Many people do not find flying in an airplane the least bit appealing, rather, they find it a scary experience to shy away from. However, there are always the others that find it very interesting. Who wouldn't find sitting in a machine with only a spinning engine and a bunch of steel to keep you floating in the air 2,000 feet off the ground fun? Kent Christensen has an alternative. He has the option of never leaving the ground to experience a flying experience. Christensen is a certified private pilot and holds an AGI, advanced ground instruction, meaning he can teach ground school and he owns his own flight simulator. The simulator is fairly expensive, costing $130,000 to $140,000. Christensen does not own his own plane but rents them instead. Cristensen estimates that he has 800

to 900 hours of flight time under his belt, plus all the hours he has spent in the flight simulator. It has flown in renown planes such as the Cessna, Piper, Moonies, and Cirrus. These are some of the most well known names in the aviation world. All of them were single engine planes. In the past he has worked on the B1 Bomber Program, and the B2 Stealth Program. His job descriptions for the B2 Stealth Program were getting the technology to work and making a plane invisible to radar. Christensen must take time away from his simulator because he also has a day job with Lockheed Industries and holds a part time job with Ohlone teaching a computer class. Christensen’s flight simulator may run off windows, but it is definitely bigger than your average computer. It contains 24,000 real life airports that can be landed on with real maps. It also gives one the choice

of five planes. A Cessna 172, 182, or a 182RG. These three are single-engine planes and the other two are multiengine, a Barron 58, and a Seneca. The flight simulator has a full set of LED panel displays in both the left, pilot seat, and the right seat, which is the co-pilot's. The flight simulator also` can create real or fictional situations, “I can make it snow in Hayward if you want,” said Christensen. He can also make any type of failure or accident that could occur during a real flight such as a power failure. Training in a flight simulator can help to prepare for in flight emergencies. It can teach you how to not panic in a crisis and instead, how to use your own knowledge rather than rely on a flight checklist. Christensen says he stresses three things repeatedly when he is teaching. “1-How much fuel do you have? 2-Is there a place for you to land at any moment in case

of an emergency? 3-Are you on course?” Safety is important for everyone. Christensen hopes that by the Fall Semester 2010, a ground school will be established at Ohlone College. The difference between this ground school and other ground schools, is that this course will train you for your private pilot license as well as the next level up, your instrument rating. Training for both of the testing experiences at one time is more time efficient and saves money. This class can include the flight simulator, which can count for two and a half hours of your required 40 hours. In a plane, everything happens at once and if you make a mistake, you can’t really go back and fix it. You are then forced to change the mistake before your next flight. In a flight simulator, you can practice any particular procedure like takeoffs and landings. It is possible to accomplish 30-

40 landings in an hour on the flight simulator and have the ability to rewind and try again, in case you make a mistake. By comparison, in a real plane you may be able to make only 10 in that same hour. Unfortunately, Ohlone does not currently offer an aviation curriculum. Although, Cristensen is offering a seminar Nov. 12 through the Ohlone Newark campus. The Pilot Safety Program will be a two hour session. The first hour will feature a lecture on what to do in certain emergency situations. The second will be spent in the flight simulator as Christensen simulates these emergencies. Although the course will focus on pilots already certified, all are welcome to come, and sign ups are still open, even if you are just mildly interested in flying. For more information, call 510742-2304, or email Kent Christensen at

Photos by Jimmy Patten

Left, Christensen’s flight simulator in his driveway. Right, Christensen and Lacy inside the craft ready to ‘take flight.’

Extraordinary art in president’s office By Zunera syed Staff writer Christian Fagerlund has always loved procuring art, “There was never this dilemma of what I was going to do.” Fagerlund recently started drawing because he feels that several of his drawings are strong enough to be independent pieces; until a year a go he only did paintings. Ohlone should be proud of the talent that lies within a member of its community. Through his paintings he is able to capture the subtle, everyday moments of beauty that we take for granted. His artwork is inspired by objects that he is innately attracted to. After drawing faces for quite some time, he has become interested in portraying landscapes in his drawings. Fagerlund particularly enjoys going out into nature and capturing its essence in order to reproduce it on a canvas.

Besides actively procuring paint- and students can view his detailed Spring in the Caribbeans, and while ings and drawings Fagerlund teaches renderings of people whom are on the island he was able to share classes here at Ohlone: Descriptive apart of his life. The pieces of art his work there. Drawing, as well as Anatomy for the are so profound that even a gallery He is planning on going back Artist, Figure to the CaDrawing, Figribbeans ure Painting, this Spring and Drawing to host a galFundamentals lery show. at UC BerkeFagerlund ley Extension has been a Program. part of many Although group shows h e d o e s n ’t but does not have a private have an ingallery, his dependent art work has gallery repbeen exhibited resenting in many lohim. cations. It is His facurrently bevorite piece ing displayed is a painting here at Ohlone he did of his C o l l e g e i n Left, ‘Safaa’ from the president’s office and right is girlfriend President Gari‘Rebecca’ both are charcoal pieces. because it on a Caribbean island is featuring captures her inner feelings, someBrowning’s office. Mounted along the upper walls several of his works. Fagerlund has thing that is not apparent to the of Browning’s office, Ohlone staff done a five week residency this past everyday person.

Fagerlund’s artwork is primarily figurative, meaning that it focuses on people. Having an emotional connection with his models is one of Fagerlund’s priorities, which is why he mainly uses people that he is close to. Having such an admiration for fellow painters like British painters Jenny Saville and Euan Uglow, Fagerlund ponders aloud, “There are certain artists, that when I see their work, it makes me want to paint.” His advice to aspiring artists is to talk to as many people as they possibly can about what it truly means to be an artist. Furthermore, get a high-quality core education of the foundation(s) of drawing and painting in order to gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a good artist. “It takes a lot of discipline to make your own art.” For more information about Fagerlund’s work; visit


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The cast of the film Hair Biz came together for a Monitor interview, it is apparent in this photo that their chemistry permeated the atmosphere.

Hair Biz: a culmination of characters By Nazia Mastan Features Editor “After falling down, we can get up. No matter what you’re going through, it’s not the end.” A message that the warm cast of Hair Biz gives us. I hope that the chemistry the cast and crew had between them during the interview with the Monitor manifests itself in their production Hair Biz. The movie Hair Biz is directed and produced by Keefe. It's underlying theme and series of scenes is based on Keefe and a confidant’s experiences in cosmetology school. The characters in the movie act out a story about Donnell, played by Michael Gammach, who is struggling to get through cosmetology school

and become a renown hairstylist. Hair Biz is about Donnell’s trials and tribulations and how the rest of the characters help him get through them, and thus grow as a person. Keefe further explains the story line as “about what profits a man to gain the world and lose his sole.” An interesting theme considering the fact that the real character and soul of the cast seems quiet strong. Ohlone’s own EOPS and CARE Coordinator Sandy Bennet stars as Mrs. Davis-the “stoic cosmetology instructor who believes in her students, but gets frustrated with them because they are not taking it [cosmetology school] seriously. Which is contrary to how I feel about my students,” said Sandy Bennet. The movie proves to be

a family affair, Bennet’s daughter Alexis plays Nikki in the film. She is Donnell’s girlfriend who has to deal with much of his flirtatious mischief, given his obvious charm and swagger. Interestingly, Michael, who is Donnell in the the movie, feels that the role is similar to who he is in reality because “Donnell’s chasing a dream like I am, I’m just living it acting.” Hair Biz’s cast came to the Monitor looking great and explicated their chemistry through finishing each others’ sentences as well as allowing each cast member’s talent to shine. The movie features new and experienced actors, who are “loosely based on characters from my experience in cosmetol-

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Back right, Keefe, Reverend Ivory Bennet, Ramonda Cutrer, Alexis Bennett, Miss Monika, Bernard Naidu, Michael Gammach. Front right, Brittnei Washington

ogy school,” said Keefe. Some cast members, such as Reverend Richardson, who in actuality is Sandy Bennett’s husband Reverend Ivory Bennet, were cast through their chance encounters with Keefe Miss Monika is the Casting Director of Hair Biz and Owner /Director of MTM Models and brought in many of the actors. Keefe explains that Miss Monika cast people that didn’t come off as “actors” but as people with morals, honesty and trustworthiness. She helped Keefe build a foundation for the movie and assisted in creating a “nurturing environment where people can learn about this [film] industry.” Her expertise in selecting the cast members is apparent because of the familial atmosphere that is felt when the cast is together. Hair Biz proves to be a highly collaborative effort in that Keefe and cast members were open to changes and suggestions by other members of the cast and crew. A pivotal player in the Hair Biz production is another Ohlone staff member, Shawna Luce. She has a Masters in Communication from San Jose State University, which has aided her in her job as script

supervisor. Luce dictated which scenes needed to be shot, in which locations, and what to change in ones that were weak. The collaboration even went as far as meeting off-set to work on relationships with one another, so as to perform fluid scenes. Dorothy Green, who is Donnell’s mother in the movie, is played by Ramonda Curtrer. His father, Donald Green is acted by Bernard Naidu, who met with Ramonda off set so they could get to know one another. This initial meeting helped to create a more realistic scene that portrayed chemistry between the two actors. The rest of the cast seems to contribute a lot to the movie too, which does not yet have a shooting-end date. The cast seems to genuinely get along, their laughs and shared experiences made me want to sit with them and ponder the makings of a great movie, which I feel Hair Biz will be if the cast portrays their sense of kinship within the movie.After shooting, Hair Biz's next step is to be submitted to film festivals. It is also important that the film be picked up by a distributor so we can all enjoy it.



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Water cut off

Photo by Manal Bejaoui

A broken drain pipe forced Buildings and Grounds workers to shut off water Monday night to Buildings 2, 3, 4 and 5. Water remained off through Tuesday, closing restrooms, including this one in Building 5.

NUMMI forum Continued from Page 1 Browning will also attend the meeting. She and Leta Stagnaro, vice president and head of the Newark campus, will provide a tour of the campus for the federal officials. Stagnaro said Newark was selected for the Department of Labor forum because “Ohlone is in the early phase of meeting with NUMMI to provide a work training program for laid-off workers. Also, Ohlone has a solar energy and environmental program which is attractive to the federal government.” Grants may be available to Ohlone to provide this training in the near future. A spokesperson for Congressman Stark said that the meeting will address overcoming any obstacles that local leaders and NUMMI representatives have encountered when trying to secure assistance and funding from federal agencies in order to handle the lay-offs. Ohlone stands to gain public recognition by hosting the federal panel, especially if it leads to any project that can aid the laid-off workers or the cash-strapped community. This would be just in time for the district’s pending campaign to pass a $350 million bond issue to repair the Fremont campus.

Retention program correction In the Nov. 5 edition of the Monitor, the story about a retention program said the program is named Nishiti, when it is actually named Nishati. Also, we said the Nov. 17 mixer for interested students will be in Building 1, when it actually be in the first floor lobby of Building 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Yvonka Headley at

Campus Events November 12 Sustainability Committee meeting, Room NC-1219, Newark campus, noon to 1 p.m. 12 Learning Disabilities Informational meetings, Room 7107, Student Services Center, Building 7, first floor, 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. 12 Lecture/Demonstration of Indian Music for Ohlone music classes with widely acknowledged classical musician (of North Indian genre) Partha Bose, Room 2133, Building 2, first floor, 1 to 2 p.m.

12 Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting in the Green Room, Smith Center, 4 p.m. 12-14 Fall Theatre Production: Rabbit Hole by Ohlone College’s Theatre and Dance Department at the Smith Center, 8 p.m. (Nov. 13 show will be ASL interpreted)

Polo, away at West Valley College, Saratoga for NorCal Championships, all day 13 Men’s Soccer, away vs. West Valley College, 3 p.m.

vs. Cabrillo College, 11 a.m. 14 Women’s Basketball, home vs. Feather River College, 5 p.m.

13 Women’s Soccer, home vs. DeAnza College, 3 p.m.

16 SLOA Committee meeting, Room NC-2122, noon to 1 p.m.

13 Women’s Volleyball, away vs. Skyline College, San Bruno, 6:30 p.m.

16 Men’s Baseball home vs. Fall World Series, 2 p.m.

13 NUMMI closure forum. Congressman Pete Stark’s office will hold a forum on the topic of the NUMMI closure, NC 2100, noon to 4 p.m.

14 Super Flea Market held the second Saturday of each month in Parking Lots E and H, Fremont campus, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Parking fee: $2)

13-14 Women’s Water

14 Men’s Baseball, home

16 General Education Committee meeting, Room 1407, 3 to 5 p.m. 16 Curriculum Committee Screening Meeting, Room 1407 / NC-1317, 3 to 5 p.m.

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16 College Council, Room 7101, Fremont campus; video conference from NC1219, Newark 3 to 4:30 p.m. 17 HIV Testing Clinic, Student Health Center, Room 7302, Building 7, third floor, 11 a.m. to noon. 17 Re-Entry Students Support Group, Room 7207, Student Services Center, noon to 1 p.m. 17 Men’s Baseball home Fall World Series, Fremont campus, 2 p.m. 17 TechComm meeting, Room 1407 (ITC), Fremont campus 2 to 3 p.m.

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