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CSM’s SparkPoint Center has a shiny new home in the Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community (Building 17). With a fully stocked food pantry and an a convenient new location, SparkPoint is ready to continue serving CSM and the broader community.

The Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community will be the new home of the Promise Scholars Program, Student Life & Leadership, SparkPoint and its food pantry, Mana, Umoja, Puente, the Honors Project, and Project Change.

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) libraries will be moving to a new statewide online catalog December 20, 2019. The state catalog, called OneSearch, will be shared by 112 of the state’s 114 community colleges.

The undefeated CSM Bulldogs recorded their second straight playoff shutout, 41-0 over visiting Modesto JC, for the Northern California Football Conference football championship on Saturday, Nov. 30. At 12-0, the Bulldogs are riding their best record in their 98-year history. They face Riverside City College (also 12-0) in the California Community College Athletic Association title game Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium on Dec. 14 at 1:00 pm.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

PG&E has notified the District of planned power outages that impact College of San Mateo, Skyline College and the District office beginning tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, 2019. In anticipation of these outages, the College of San Mateo, Skyline College and the District office will suspend operations and close all college and District facilities effective at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This suspension of operations will continue until 12 a.m. (midnight) on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

CSM Career Services and other offices are hosting a variety of career-related events from October to December.  All are designed to help our students and community promote career awareness and exploration and find their WHY.

CSM Undocu-Week closes with a keynote and poetry reading by the Afro-Indigenous poet, activist, scholar and artist Alan Pelaez Lopez.

CSM’s Career and Workforce Hub helps to guide students into programs that lead to jobs. One way to do that is to provide students with marketing materials that capture the excitement and growth potential in career programs.

For the second time in three consecutive years, CSM’s Honors Project publication, Labyrinth, has won first place in a national honors newsletter competition. The National Collegiate Honors Council awarded Labyrinth first place among all public and private universities and colleges in the nation. The awards were announced at NCHC’s annual national conference in Boston in November 2018.