Theater Production: Once On This Island

2 03 2015
Once on This IslandOne of the fun parts of the college experience is access to poetry, theater productions, and more.  Next weekend you’ll have a chance to see “Once on this Island” performed at NDNU; see details below:
NDNU Musical Arts OnStage presents:
A story of love, betrayal and forgiveness in a divided society… This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered 8 Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Based on the 1985 novel, My Love My Love by Rosa Guy, the musical tells the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune, who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island… her true love breaks the wall that separates the rich / poor societies and ultimately unites them.

Fri and Sat March 6, 7 at 7:30 pm
Sun March  8 at 2 pm
NDNU Theatre

Movie Showing TONIGHT: The Laramie Project

27 02 2015

The Laramie ProjectThe Laramie Project will be showing tonight at 5:00 in the Library.  From their flyer, “Laramie, WY, is a small town that became infamous overnight in the fall of 1998, when Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was found tied to a fence after being brutally beaten and left to die, setting off a nationwide debate about hate crimes and homophobia.  The Laramie Project is a film adaptation of Moises Kaufman’s play, in which the thoughts and opinions of Laramie residents from all points of the political spectrum are presented alongside re-enacted excerpts from the trials of the two men who attacked Matthew Shepard.”

Snacks and refreshments offered during the film. Sponsored by NDNU’s LGBTQ group and the library.


Professional Development Day for those interested in Careers in Psychology

26 02 2015

Psych PDDThe Clinical Psychology Department is sponsoring a day of activities related to finding a career in psychology.  This will be a great opportunity for undergraduate students and alumni interested in careers in psychology to see what the Clinical Psych program is about, get career mentoring from graduate students, and speak with alumni from the program.

This Saturday, February 28


9:00-10:30, Cuvilly 6 and 7:  Finding Your Passion

10:30-12:00, Cuvilly 6 and 7:  Dr. Helen Marlo and John Tran on Building a Private Practice

12-1, lunch

1-2:30, Cuvilly 6 and 7:  John Tran and Hannah Yarrow on electronic portfolios, electronic resumes, LinkedIn, and email protocols

2:30-4:30, Library Lawn, Graduate Student booths (with information about careers in psychology, graduate school, stress management, and more

Here’s the flyer, if you want to download it:  NDNU Professional Dev Day-1

Job Opportunity: San Mateo County’s Child Care Coordinating Council

23 02 2015


The Development and Marketing Specialist is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the agency’s fund development and marketing efforts. The Development and Marketing Specialist will elevate the profile and visibility of the Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) within the community and to current and prospective donors. The primary objective of the position is to increase and diversify 4Cs donor and constituent base in order to provide expanded services and to ensure institutional sustainability.

Here is a full job description:4Cs of San Mateo County- Development and Marketing Specialist

Image courtesy; thanks also to Diana Enriquez for passing along this opportunity!

Alumnus in the Spotlight: William (Tony) Dixon

18 02 2015

TonyDixonWilliam Dixon, a 24-year veteran of the Menlo Park Police Department, has been promoted to commander, one step below chief, the department announced.  He will join Dave Bertini as one of the department’s two commanders.  Dixon has been interim commander of the department’s patrol division since January 2014.  The city did not disclose Dixon’s new salary but Bartini earned $166,000 in base pay in 2013 and $224,241 in total compensation.  Dixon began his career with the department in January 1990 as a Police Explorer.  He held various positions before being hired as a police officer in July 1997, a move that included parking enforcement, records, and dispatch.  He was promoted to sergeant in February 2007.  Dixon holds a bachelor of science degree in Human Services from Notre Dame de Namur University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the university.”

Well done, Tony!

Image courtesy Daily Post, February 13, 2015

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator, San Mateo Legal Aid

17 02 2015

Legal AidLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Project Coordinator: Health Consumer Center

Organization: The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County ( is a non-profit law firm that has been providing free legal services to people who cannot afford an attorney. We have been in existence since 1959. Our attorneys represent people in the areas of elder law; housing; family law and domestic violence; government benefits; health and mental health; and special education access and disability rights.

Project Description: The Health Consumer Center of San Mateo County helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. The HCC is affiliated with the Health Consumer Alliance (HCA), a statewide partnership of consumer assistance programs. For background information, please go to

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic, self-starter who cares about health care access and wants to work with a diverse, low-income client population. The right candidate is someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities, work quickly and efficiently, and set up systems to organize large amounts of data. He or she will be comfortable taking a leadership role on projects and ensuring their timely completion, but will also enjoy supporting the staff attorneys’ work.

Job description: HCC_Coordinator_Feb2015.pdf

Gen I Event Tonight, 5PM, Chapel

17 02 2015

Gen I EventYou are invited to attend a panel of 1st generation faculty and staff.  Tonight at 5PM in the Chapel.  Reception and light refreshments to follow.


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