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Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre presents all things Greek mythology June 27-28

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:54

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 19, 2018) — “The Illiad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less” will be performed by the Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre (SCT) Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28 at Scottsdale Community College.

The play, by Jay Hopkins and John Hunter, submerges the audience into ALL of Greek mythology by a hustling band of actors eager to tell all tales. Zeus, Hera, Hades and all your favorite Olympians will make appearances in this fast-paced farcical fable directed by Maren Maclean-Mascarelli and assistant director Eric Mitchell. It promises to make heads spin with history.

The humorous performances are open to the public and free to attend with an Eventbrite registration. Visit https://bit.ly/2tffLrm to rsvp.

The performances will be in the school’s Performing Arts Center starting at 7:30 p.m. both days.

About SCT: Now in its 31st year, the Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre is a six-week summer intensive offering skills, exploration and opportunities for Acting and Technical Theatre artists to earn college credit while studying with professionals working in the field. The intensive summer “boot camp” is held at Scottsdale Community College.

If you go

When: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Both performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.

Admission: Free with reservation. To rsvp, go to https://bit.ly/2tffLrm

*Cellphones/photography/video/audio recordings of this performance strictly prohibited.

 

President Gehler announces retirement effective Aug. 3

Fri, 2018-05-04 10:10

After 10 years as the leader of Scottsdale Community College, Dr. Jan Gehler announces her retirement, effective Aug. 3, 2018. She sent the following message to the campus community:

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” – Barbara Bush

Dear Colleagues,

This quote from former First Lady Barbara Bush, who recently passed away, has always resonated with me, but more so lately, particularly after a recent trip to Germany to visit our son Drew, his wife Rosa and our three exceptional grandchildren.

Through our long flight home, during which I did some serious soul searching, I unplugged from my favorite tunes for a moment, turned to Bill, and said, “So this is how it is; we get to see them once a year?”

Realistically, we could go visit more often. But, while we can afford the plane fare, I can’t be away from the college and my role for long stretches. And, even when I’m physically away, I am on constant SCC alert — thinking, problem-solving, planning, etc. Educational administrative positions demand 24/7 energy and focus. It’s what is expected, and it is what I’ve gladly given for these past ten years to SCC and Maricopa.

It hasn’t been an easy decision, but, after pondering the ‘what ifs,’ consulting with and getting agreement from Bill and our children, I have decided it’s time to take the next step. Once the two SCC VP hires were completed last week, I tendered my notice of intent to retire to Chancellor Harper-Marinick, with August 3 as my last day of work for Maricopa.

Simply put, I have given my best to my work over many years and want to spend whatever emotional, intellectual and physical energy I have remaining on my family. Bill and I will return to Alaska, live in our home of 38 years, where we’ll be very close to two of our adult children. With this move, we’ll also be free to roam the country and the world to see our two other children and their families.

I will miss you all terribly. Our time at SCC and in the wonderful Scottsdale community has been excellent. We could not have asked for a warmer welcome, nor better experience, than we found here at Artie’s home. I hope you know that, throughout these past 10 years – during the ups, the downs, the good days and not-so-good days – I have always put the best interests of faculty and staff, students, the communities we serve and this wonderful institution as the most important factors in any decisions I have made, without question.

There is always much talk about the SCC ‘culture’ – an ethos of deep caring for our students and profound respect for one another. I believe firmly that if you all continue to care, as has been the tradition over these past 48-plus years, our culture will endure no matter who sits in the President’s chair. It always has.

The Chancellor will announce plans for an interim president in the near future, so stay tuned.

My heartfelt thanks goes to to each and every one of you for making my time as SCC’s leader so very special, and for your ongoing support of me and our student-first mission.

I remain forever grateful.

Jan

Culinary Arts offers summer Kids Cooking Camp for youth ages 11-15

Thu, 2018-05-03 10:02

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 3, 2018) — Scottsdale Community College’s Culinary Arts program is offering a Culinary Kids Camp starting in June.

Six sessions of the camp will be available to youth ages 11-15, with the first one starting June 4.

Students will learn practical cooking techniques for basic meals in the school’s Culinary Arts kitchen. SCC is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road in Scottsdale.

The camp will be led by Chef Trena Jones, who will guide the campers in preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

“Each camp session will have a strong focus on healthy cooking techniques the students can use at home,” said Chef Jones.

Camp sessions are offered in morning and afternoon blocks. The first camp runs June 4-7, followed by camps June 11-14 and June 18-21. Camp classes are non-credit.

The registration cost will be $225 per camper. Students will receive a logo apron, chef’s hat, printed recipes and experience preparing food in a commercial setting. Each camp session is limited to 15 students so enroll soon.

To enroll, visit the SCC Admissions office. Or call (480) 423-6100 for more information on how to register for classes.

For more camp details, visit https://bit.ly/2wcZ1po or contact Darlene Hoeg at (480) 423-6578 or darlene.hoeg@scottsdalecc.edu.