Calendar of Events Celebrating Our 50th

October 2014

October 9, 8 a.m. | Nonprofit Leaders Breakfast Reception | Invitation Only
A Leader’s Breakfast Series event, area nonprofit leaders met to build a foundation to create a network of support for members of our community and move Philadelphia forward.

October 21, 8 a.m. | Pathways Magazine Breakfast | Invitation Only
Dr. Donald Generals spoke at the launch of the latest issue of Pathways magazine. This issue highlights new and innovative programs at the College that prepare students for academic and life success.

October 22, 5 p.m. | Latin Caribbean Concert
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
A celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the College family celebrated the many sounds of Latin Caribbean music.

October 22, 4 p.m. | Faculty Art Show Opening Reception
Mint Building Rotunda
Guests enjoyed live performances of Music faculty as they explored the creativity of the Art and Design; Architecture, Design and Construction; an Photographic Imaging faculty. The faculty show will be on display through November 21.

October 23, 3 p.m. | Women's Outreach Center 10th Anniversary Ceremony
Mint Building Rotunda
Members of the College family gathered to celebrate 10 years of the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center.

October 24, 3:30 p.m. | Fall Fashion Show
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
The fashion show provided a sneak peek at this season’s hottest fashions.

October 29, 8:30 a.m. | Media Breakfast Reception | Invitation Only
A Leader’s Breakfast Series event, members of the media were introduced to Dr. Donald Generals to share ideas for creating a network of support for members of our community and move Philadelphia forward.

October 29, 5:30 p.m. | President’s Alumni Reception
Pavilion Building, Cube
Hosted by the Office of Institutional Advancement, alumni connected at a special reception to welcome the College’s new president, Dr. Donald Generals.

October 30, 3 p.m. | Day of the Dead: Culture, Tradition and History
Winnet Student Life Building, Coffeehouse
A celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dia de los Muertos is a holiday where family and friends gather to remember family and loved ones who have died. Day of the Dead: Culture, Tradition and History provided a way to learn more about this holiday that is celebrated throughout Mexico and in other parts of the world.

November 2014

November 6, 3 p.m. | Chat & Chew: The Culture of Native Americans
Pavilion Building, Cube
Hosted by Student Life, members of the College family took part in a discussion exploring the past and current Native American culture.

November 10, 7 p.m. | Women in the Struggle—A 1965 Recap of Women in Africa
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
An English Department stage production, the audience enjoyed taking a look back at the struggles women in Africa faced in 1965.

November 10, 7 p.m. | Lysistrata Cross Your Legs Sister!
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
The play is a reimagined production of the ancient Greek comedy. A cast of 25 students performed the adaptation, set in 1967 — The Summer of Love. Associate professor of English Ardencie Hall-Karambe developed the script and the musical score for this rollicking story of women who take over the banking system and hold a sex strike to get men to end the war.

November 11, 10:30 a.m. | Veterans Day: Honoring Veteran Students
Bonnell Building, Ground Floor
A Veterans Appreciation Month event, a large crowd gathered outside the Veterans Resource Center to honor our nation’s veterans. The event included remarks from District Attorney Seth Williams, a veterans sound off and a moment of silence.

November 11, 6 p.m. | Paycheck to Paycheck
Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3
Americans in Struggle Film Series: As the fight for higher wages and a fair minimum wage heats up, this film illuminates the challenges faced by more than 42 million low wage American women and the 28 million children who depend on them.

The Federation is co-sponsoring the Americans in Struggle film series in collaboration with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and other local organizations. These films will celebrate the struggles of the American people that have made us the nation we are today.

November 12, 8 a.m. | Men of Color Leaders Breakfast Reception | Invitation Only
A Leader’s Breakfast Series event, community leaders met to discuss creating a network of support for men of color in our community and move Philadelphia forward.

November 13, 3:30 p.m. | Public Art Display
Bonnell Building Lobby, Ground Floor
Guests gathered for this public art display hosted by Student Life.

November 18, 3 p.m. | Fireside Chat
Winnet Student Life Building, Coffeehouse
Members of the College community joined Dr. Generals in a Fireside Chat about Hispanic culture and life, and shared reflections on their favorite books, poems, songs and other artistic expressions of Hispanic culture.

November 18, 7 p.m. | Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
Members of the College community gathered to celebrate the induction of student initiates of the Rho Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

November 20, 8 a.m. | Faith-based Leaders Breakfast Reception | Invitation Only
A Leader’s Breakfast Series event, faith-based leaders met to discuss creating a network of support for our community.

November 20-21 | CUFF 2014 Community Underground Film Festival
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
Quiet on the Set… Rolling… and Action! The event featured two days of film featuring a star-studded lineup of speakers: JASON OSDER, award winning, feature-length documentary Let the Fire Burn; DIANE HEERY, casting director, for films such as Silver Linings Playbook, The Lovely Bones, The Sixth Sense and more; TIONA McCLODDEN, local filmmaker and visual artist; AMY LEWIS, teaches English, Communication Arts and Film at the College; and ALEX BOVE teaches English, Creative Writing and Film at the College.

November 25 | Cyberbullying Conference
Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28
Presented by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society: Representatives from organizations that are on the front lines of cyberbullying prevention led a lively discussion of methods for preventing cyberbullying. Psychology students discussed the findings of a citywide survey on cyberbullying and self-esteem. Guests explored the "myth" of "bullycide" and the event included a screening of the PBS documentary, "Bully," an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying affects five school children and their families.

November 25, 6 p.m. | 1971
Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3
Americans in Struggle Film Series: The story of Philadelphia activists, who in 1971 broke into FBI offices in Media, PA and uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. In our current age of Wikileaks & Edward Snowden, this documentary couldn’t be timelier.

The Federation is co-sponsoring the Americans in Struggle film series in collaboration with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and other local organizations. These films will celebrate the struggles of the American people that have made us the nation we are today.

December 2014

December 1, 11 a.m. | Student AIDS Awareness Day Event
Pavilion Building, Ground Floor

December 17, 11 a.m. | Celebrate the Stars Holiday Brunch
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
Faculty and staff from across the College gathered to celebrate the years of service for the 20, 30 and 40 year employees at this College-wide holiday brunch that included music from and a costume contest inspired by the 1960s. 

January 2015

January 15, 11:30 a.m. | Edward R. Becker Citizenship Award
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito was recognized for his ongoing efforts to help improve communities as he became the seventh recipient of the Judge Edward R. Becker Citizenship Award. The prestigious citizenship award is named for the Honorable Edward R. Becker (1933-2006), a judge who was as comfortable in the presence of Supreme Court Justices as he was with hourly wage workers. A Philadelphia native, Judge Becker was a brilliant scholar and a highly respected jurist. He served on the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from 1981 to 2006, using his extensive gifts to uphold the highest standards of the law while maintaining a down-to-earth humility and common touch.

January 19 | MLK Day of Service

February 2015

February 7, 1 p.m. | African American Children’s Book Fair
Athletics Center
The book fair is now one of the oldest and largest single day events for African American Children's Books in the country. This year's event was another success, featuring the best and the brightest from the African American Children's literary community. Parents, caregivers and educators joined authors and illustrators who made presentations from their books. Games, prizes, promotional giveaways and reading resources were enjoyed by all, and a wide selection of African American books were available at the free event.

February 18, 8 a.m. | Annual African American Heritage Breakfast
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
An African-American Heritage Month event, members of the College community gathered for breakfast to celebrate.

February 23-27 | Law and Society Week | Schedule TBD
Presented by Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society, this annual week of legal events, designed for the College family and local community, featured workshops, lectures, film screenings and panel discussions on a variety of current topics. Many events qualified for continuing legal education credits.

February 26, 6 p.m. | Annual Student Talent Showcase
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium
The Student Talent Showcase included singers, musicians and other acts from the Community College of Philadelphia student body.

All Month | Architecture, Design and Construction Exhibit
Mint Building Rotunda Exhibit

March 2015

All Month | Student Photography Show
Mint Building Rotunda Exhibit

March 17 | Phi Theta Kappa Inductions and Ceremony
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall

March 24, 8 a.m. | Women's Leadership Conference
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
The conference, Building Your Foundation for Lifelong Leadership, will provide a forum for the exchange of information relating to the issues of developing, current and emerging women student leaders at the College, and identify the strategies for their leadership development. The conference goal is to raise awareness about the importance of leadership among women college students, introduce students to organizations that can serve as resources to them, offer a forum where participants are challenged to serve as change agents, and provide leadership and professional development opportunities for students. Learn more and register online.

March 26, 12 p.m. | Successfully Speaking: Women in Leadership at the College
Winnet Student Life Building Coffeehouse
A Women's History Month event. Join us at March's Diversity Dialogue to hear the women in leadership positions at the College speak about their personal and professional journey to achieving success. Comprising this notable panel are Dr. Judith Gay, vice president for Academic Affairs; Lynette Brown-Sow, vice president for Marketing and Government Relations; Jody Bauer, vice president for Information Technology Services and CIO; and Jill Weitz, Esq., general counsel and vice president for Human Resources.

March 26 | Publishing Symposium and Small Press Book Fair
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
A Poets and Writers Festival event. Free and open to the public! Join members of the Philadelphia literary community to network and listen to provocative panels on the topic of small presses and community building.

9:40 – 11:10 a.m., Philadelphia Celebrates Small Presses. Editors from the Head and the Hand Press, Fact-Similie Press, Lantern Fish Press and Philadelphia Stories will discuss their various publishing ventures, from creating small-edition books, to launching magazines and start-up imprints, to making handmade works of literary art.
11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Catered Lunch & Entertainment. Students from the Spoken Word Poetry Club and CCPTV’s Drop the Mic TV show will entertain with poetry and spoken word performances. Free copies of Painted Bride Quarterly while they last!
1 – 2:30 p.m., Philadelphia as Literary Community. How do you create a literary community to sustain you through the often lonely business of being a writer? How can a reading series or volunteering on an editorial staff help you connect and develop new skills? Join Tamara Oakman (Apiary Magazine), Kathleen Volk Miller (Painted Bride Quarterly) and Jamie-Lee Josselyn (Kelly Writers House) discussing the readings, workshops and networking that drives Philly’s literary communities.
2:40 – 3 p.m., Reading by Simone Zelitch, whose new novel Waveland is forthcoming from Head and the Hand Press.
3 – 4 p.m., Network with book fair participants

March 26, 2 to 4 p.m. | Honoring Our HERoes
Bonnell Building Lobby
To recognize the many contributions of the women who have served in the armed forces, this resource development will provide insights and advice on finding a job, managing personal finances, balancing family and career, and more.

April 2015

All Month | April is Art
Mint Building Rotunda Exhibit

April 1, 11:30 a.m. | Visiting Poet Eduardo C. Corral
Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-03
A Poets and Writers Festival event. A reading, Q&A and book-signing with Eduardo Corral. This event is open to the public. Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards.

April 2, 11:20 a.m. | Religion in the World of The Tale of the Heike
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
An International Festival event co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Project, join featured speaker Royall Tyler, professor emeritus at Australia National University.

April 6, 3 p.m. | Fireside Chat
Winnet Student Life Building Coffeehouse
Join the College's president, Dr. Donald Guy Generals, in a Fireside Chat to engage in the conversation about diversity at the College.

April 6-10 | Diversity Week
Encouraging diversity throughout the Community College of Philadelphia family is more than a goal. It’s a shared mindset and commitment. Events with starting times and locations are:

Monday, April 6
9:30 a.m. | Keynote Address by Andrea Giampolo, Esq. | Student  Spoken Word Poetry | Klein Cube
1 p.m. | LGBTQ Safe Space Training | S2-03 
4:30 p.m. | LGBTQ Attic Youth Center Panel Discussion | Klein Cube
5:30 p.m. | Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus | Klein Cube

Tuesday, April 7
9:30 a.m. | Trans 101: Transgender Ally Training | S2-03
11:20 a.m. | Domestic Abuse/Intimate Partner Violence Panel Discussion | S2-03
3 p.m. | From Accessibility to Possibility: The Power of Student/Faculty Collaboration | S2-03

Wednesday, April 8
9:30 a.m. | “Storied Streets” Film Screening and Discussion | S2-03
11:20 | “History of the 20G” Film Screening and Panel Discussion | S2-03
2 p.m. | “From Combat to Classroom” Veterans’ Center Student Panel | S2-03

Thursday, April 9
9:30 | “Pull of Gravity” Film Screening and Panel Discussion | S2-03
12 p.m. | “Drop the Mic” Screening | Klein Cube
2:30 p.m. | Circles of Perception: Cultivating Awareness of Micro-aggressions | S2-03

Friday, April 10
11 a.m. | Creating a Campus-wide Climate of Kindness: Yes, We Can! Mindfulness Workshop | FCTL
12 p.m. | LGBTQ Resource Fair | Klein Cube

April 16, 5:30 p.m. | Student Leadership Awards Ceremony
Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall
Come celebrate the achievements of the College's student leaders.

April 18 | Annual Spring Fling
Winnet Student Life Building Courtyard

April 20 | Big Bang STEM Career Day | Invitation Only
High School Career Resource Day provides participating students a glimpse at careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

April 29, 12:30 p.m. | Diversity Dialogue
Winnet Student Life Building Coffeehouse
Join our speaker, Dr. Samuel Hirsch, for April's Diversity Dialogue event.

April 30, 6 p.m. | Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception
Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium

April 30, 10 a.m. | Nurses Pinning
Athletics Center

May 2015

May 1, 10:30 a.m. | Presidential Inauguration
Temple Rodeph Shalom

May 2 | Commencement
Temple University Liacouras Center

September 2015

September 21, 2 - 4 p.m. | 50th Anniversary Birthday Party | Main Campus, Bonnell Lobby

October 2015

October 2 | 50th Anniversary Gala: Student and Faculty Art Show
Main Campus
Event details will be provided.