”We’re Jammin’: Bob Marley’s on Life and Love” presented by Kim Bateman, PhD
Sierra College Insights
7 to 8:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 plus complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks from 6:30 to 7 p.m. preceding program
Sierra College, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
On Friday, Jan. 9, community members will explore relationships through the song lyrics of Bob Marley with Dr. Kim Bateman as part of the engaging Sierra College Insights series held on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
From the blissful state of “One Love” to the impetus to “Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights,” many people have experienced relationships that transition from oneness to separation.
“Tapping into the universal messages shared in Bob Marley’s lyrics will provide a fascinating platform for us to discuss relationships,” shares Kim Bateman, Psychology Professor and Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee.
Using psychological theory, a folk tale, and good-natured humor, Bateman will outline the tasks inherent in practicing the art of reconciliation. Emphasis is placed both on negotiating tensions in organizational cultures and personal relationships. Participants may find themselves singing along with the progression of stages, joining in the final phase, which is where “We’re Jammin’.”
Seating for the 7 to 8:15 p.m. program is limited. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made at sierracollege.ticketleap.com.
Known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style, she has presented 64 research projects in the social and behavioral sciences at regional and national conferences and delivered several notable keynote addresses, including: "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference and "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book by the same title (anticipated release, March, 2015).
Oct. 10 “Are Books Dead?” with Gary Noy
Explore the past, present and future of publishing with retired Sierra College professor Gary Noy. Noy, a published author, developed the only full-service academic press operated by a community college. Expect a discussion of the adaptability of publishers to new technologies, the historical context of publishing, an examination of privacy concerns related to eReaders, the impact on brick-and-mortar bookstores, the rise of virtual bookstores, and the gulf between online publishing and traditional publishing. Reservations
Nov. 7 “Climate Change 101” with Derek Larson
Gain insights about the basic mechanisms that regulate earth's climate system during this science based presentation with Sierra College, Tahoe Truckee instructor Derek Larson who holds a masters degree in biology from Stanford University. “We will decouple science from hype and examine opposing arguments," promises Larson. Reservations
IF YOU GO
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee
11001 College Trail, Truckee
Refreshments, sponsored by Starbucks, available from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
7 to 8:15 p.m. program
There is no cost to attend. Space is limited. Visit sierracollege.ticketleap.com to make reservations.
Between the people, the panels, the thought provoking and action inspiring workshops and Farm to Table dinners, Peak Innovation is the most interesting Sierra-focused event to come to Tahoe City since I've lived in the area (2004).
Whether you are a long time resident, business owner, manager or newcomer interested in bettering your community, you will find interesting dialogue, proven models and effective strategies at the three-day conference held at Granlibakken. In addition to an incredible schedule and speaker line up, there are a variety of pre-conference offerings including training sessions designed just for organization and community leaders and managers as well as an energy retro fit tour at Granlibakken, guided hike and launch of the first ever Sierra Climate Adaptation Mitigation Partnership.
What is it? Sierra Business Council's first conference in five years - a time to connect and plan for better Sierra Nevada communities for current and future generations.
When and where is it? Wednesday, Oct. 8- Friday, Oct. 10,Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA
Who's coming? Community and business leaders from throughout the Sierra.
Who's presenting / speaking?
How much does it cost? $499 through Aug. 15 than registration jumps $100. Register here.
Discounted lodging offered through Granlibakken. You will receive a lodging discount code after registering for the conference.
Learn more and register at SierraBusiness.org.
Do you love the arts and the outdoors? Do you truly enjoy speaking in front of a group? And, are you a clear speaker and great storyteller? If YES, volunteer as a Trails & Vistas Art Hike guide this September 6 and 7. An insightful, fun and tasty training brunch will take place at The Cedar House Sport Hotel on Sunday, May 18. For details, e-mail Volunteer Coordinator Paula Messano at email@example.com.
What is an art hike?
Trails and Vistas art hikes blend art experiences with nature. This year’s art hikes, based on the theme of “"Meadows to Mountains – A Cultural Journey" will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Sept. 6 and 7. Attendees will experience nearly a dozen original performances along the guided hike. Featured artists include work by “earthscape” artist Andres Amador, a performance by InnerRythms Dance Theatre plus original art by poets, storytellers and visual artists. The hike is recommended for physically healthy adults and active (and respectful!) children who are accustomed to hiking at high altitude for three hours. The guided hikes are co-hosted by Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks.
Prefer to attend rather than volunteer? Purchase tickets before they sell out!
Art hike: $30 /adult, $10 / child (ages 5 to 12). Admission increases to $40 per adult and $15 per child after July 15.
For art hike tickets and more information, visit www.trailsandvistas.org.
Would you like to hone your graphic design and computer skills, advance your understanding of mechanical systems and electronics or learn more about best practices in business?
Could you use some training to better perform in your current position or expand your employment opportunities?
Sierra College offers accounting, administration of justice, applied art and design, business, emergency medical technician training and continuing education, drafting, fire technology, human development, Mechatronics and photography classes. In addition, general education requirements for transfer and personal development courses are offered.
It is time to enroll in summer and fall Sierra College, Tahoe - Truckee classes.
Business owners, community members and current high school students are encouraged to explore career and technical education opportunities through on-site classes at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee (located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee).
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers a condensed summer schedule with classes meet three or four times a week Monday through Thursday from June 30 through July 31, 2014. Morning classes include English and intermediate algebra. Afternoon classes include U.S. history since 1865, introduction to humanities and general principles of psychology.
There are more than fifty offerings during the fall semester (Aug. 25 through Dec. 13). Classes range from one to six units, and tuition is $46 per unit. Current Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District high school students can enroll for just one dollar per unit.
“The diversity of students is one of the things I love most about teaching at Sierra College,” says instructor Christopher Old who teaches psychology classes as well as college success and introduction to career planning. Old encourages students to get involved with campus life which includes outdoor adventure, business and art clubs as well as student government. Frequent special events on campus include Sierra College Insights and the annual spring art show.
The most up to date class schedule is available through the “Class Schedule” at www.sierracollege.edu.
Visit the front desk for personal assistance applying and registering for summer or fall classes. In addition, Sierra College offers a robust community education program featuring short, not for credit courses. For more information, visit www.sccommed.org.
How to enroll for credit classes
1. Apply at sierracollege.edu
2. Log onto My Sierra and watch online orientation.
3. Add class through My Sierra.
4. Pay tuition and order books.
For more information, visit www.sierracollege.edu or call (530) 550-2225.