Posts Tagged ‘students’

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education With Thanksgiving just two days away, it’s a good time to reflect on Community Education’s year thus far – and pause to give thanks to: 1. Our dedicated students who look to our program semester after semester for their lifelong learning needs. 2. Our wonderful instructors who […]

NOTE: SMC Community Ed has a more detailed story on student poet John Young in our monthly newsletter, Sound Bites. The following is an excerpt from that article with an additional poem not included in the Sound Bites article. The thin line that often separates genius from madness, or bursts of brilliant creativity from severe […]

“Dinnertime,” Frank Damon’s winning image Congratulations to Community Ed student Frank Damon for winning our 2016 Student Photo Contest with his stunning image of sunset at the Santa Monica Pier that he calls “Dinnertime.” Frank captured his image with a Canon 5D Mark 3 camera and a wide-angle lens. The retired Pacific Palisades lawyer has […]

Ed Mangus has big plans for his photography students. Mangus – a Los Angeles native who has taught a wide variety of photography courses at SMC Community Ed since 2006 – is currently working with program administrators on two major proposals. The first is to create a 2017 Community Ed calendar featuring student images. The […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Attention SMC Community Education current and former students – we want you to enter our Second Annual Photo Contest! The winning image will be the cover of the Fall 2016 class schedule. Dean Reyes’ shot of Griffith Observatory was the 2015 winner. Prizes will be awarded […]

Basic Mindfulness & Goosebumps

Posted: 26th May 2015 by Bruce Smith in General
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By Betzi Richardson (The following is an excerpt from an essay by Betzi Richardson, who will be teaching a “Basic Mindfulness” class at SMC Community Ed June 24-July 29. Here, she speaks about the approach of her own Mindfulness primary teacher, Shinzen Young, with whom she has studied since 1995.) Shinzen has named his approach […]

Students Graduate at Comedy Store!

Posted: 17th February 2015 by Bruce Smith in General
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By Jonathan Leigh Solomon One of the great things about being a student in my workshop is graduation: no caps and gowns, no pomp and circumstance. On the contrary, for graduation, my students perform at the Comedy Store in Hollywood! And it’s always a blast. The most recent SMC Community Ed Stand-Up Comedy workshop graduation […]