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Welcome Back!

welcomeClasses begin next Tuesday; we are looking forward to seeing you again.  If you are not yet registered or need any help, let us know!  Our contact info is listed below.  Some other business-related messages:

A message from the Business Office:

  • Spring ’15 Tuition Due: Payment or Payment arrangement must be made with the Business Office by the posted due date [last week] for all pre-registered students. Students who register after the due date must make payment arrangements at the time of registration to avoid additional fines and finance charges.
  • Students may contact the Business Office by:
    • Telephone: 650-508-3565
    • Email: (you must use your student email address when emailing NDNU offices)
    • Stop by office: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A message from the Financial Aid Office:  The 2015-2016 FAFSA applications are available.  Read more here from our new Director of Financial Aid.

A message from the RegistrarPlease check the Student Tab on the Campus Portal for your most up-to-date class schedule and grades. The Student Tab is where instructors enter your official midterm and final grades for each semester. [Note that Intensive, 7-week classes do not give mid-term grades.]  Please do not refer to the Academics tab’s Grade book unless specifically asked to by your instructor.

A message from your advisers:  Be sure that you have your syllabus, textbooks, and are working on your first night’s assignment.  You can always find a link to the syllabi under the “helpful links” tab above or here.  If your class is not listed, please contact your instructor directly.  Ask us if you have questions; we are here to help:

Therese Madden:

Lillian Barden:

Judy King:

Vicki Silver:

Room numbers will be posted soon; stay tuned!

Information Forum: Please Share!

Belmont Sen Sem S14

We will have an informational forum tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 6:30 at Sobrato, which is at 350 Twin Dolphins Drive.  Love your program and want to share it with family, friends, or co-workers?  This is a chance to do so while we brag about how awesome you are!  (NDNU even offers an amazon gift certificate award to students who refer potential students, so check that out!)

(Pictured are recent graduates, posing after their capstone class.)


Campus Events This Week

Yes, it is break week, but don’t you miss being on campus?  We miss you!  Here are some opportunities to learn, to connect, to meet new people…

DSC eventWednesday, October 22, 7PM, Cunningham Memorial Chapel.  FREE:  Dr. Sakena Yacoobi will be speaking about Women’s Education and Empowerment in Afganistan.  Spread the word; this is open to the public and looks to be inspiring, challenging, and very worthwhile. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Thursday, October 23, 4-5:30.  Pink Ribbons, Inc., a documentary film will be screened in the Sr. Dorothy Stang Conference Room (behind the Chapel).  This movie poses challenging questions about where funds are going, the origins of breast cancer, and more.  “Women who are fighting for their lives are also fighting to reclaim the true meaning of the pink ribbon.”  Read more on the flyer:

Pink Ribbon Inc Flyer

Friday, October 24 at 5PM in the Gellert Library:  the library announces:

You may have already seen the Library’s book display devoted to the National Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be closing out the Hispanic Heritage Month by screening a movie in the Gellert Library on Oct. 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Please join us to watch the movie and enjoy light refreshments.

Stay tuned for more… classroom assignments will be posted before Monday!

Free Workshops

A2BNeed to improve your study skills?  Confused about APA requirements for a paper? Struggling with writing or research strategies?  The University Center at Cañada College and the A2B Program offers a series of FREE evening workshops that can help.

Open to all and free!

See information below and on the attached:  Canada Workshop Flyer Fall 2014


Workshop Schedule A2B





Planning Your Spring Classes

registerIt will soon be time to plan your spring classes!  Check your email for instructions on making an appointment to see your advisor or contact one of us directly:

Human Services:  Judy King ( or Dr. Therese Madden (

Intensive Business:  Vicki Silver ( or Dr. Lillian Barden (

Liberal Studies:  Dr. Helene LaRoche-Davis (

Have any questions about finishing your program?  Submit a question and we’ll answer it as part of our October “ask an advisor” series.



Fall Classes Start Next Week

registerClasses start next Tuesday!  If you aren’t registered yet, call or email one of us today.

If you know anyone who has been thinking of going back to school to finish a degree, let him or her know that now is the time.  Admissions even offers an Amazon gift card to current students who refer a new student… a perk to keep in mind.  If you need more than your own experience to convince a friend to give us a call, try sharing this recent feedback from  students who graduated last May.


Human Services:  Dr. Therese Madden, or Judy King,

Business:  Dr. Lillian Barden, or Vicki Silver,

Liberal Studies:  Dr. Helene Laroche-Davis,



Inspiration Friday

This video comes courtesy of a Facebook recommendation from alum Anikka Goodman and is an inspiration video about being motivated, reslilient, and persistent using the voices and messages of inspiring women in the areas of politics (both perspectives), sports, literature, and Hollywood.   Thanks, Anikka!

A great back-to-school message; looking forward to seeing you in class right after Labor Day!



Welcome back

Welcome back!  You can find your classroom assignments below and syllabi at this link.

Don’t forget to rsvp for the 25th Anniversary of the PSP Program (Human Services and Evening Business), coming up on Friday, March 21.  A great opportunity to network with alumni and see your favorite instructors.

See you soon….


Business Policy/Barden: CU 1

Contemporary Professional Writing/Larragoiti/SM207

Human Relations in Organizations/Davis Wick/CU 11



Financial Analysis/Modeling/Hua/CU6

Human Services/DavisWick/CU1

Islam: Faith & Practice/Lipowitz/SM207

Managing Cultural Diversity/Madden/CU22

Prof Ethics and Social Responsibility/CU23


Tuesday at Canada

Operations and Info Tech Systems/Freeman/5-227

History of Systems of Psychology/Nyland/5-221



Legal Environment of Business/Freeman/CU1

Children’s Literature/Harrison/CU7

French Cinema/LarocheDavis/SM208


Wednesday at Canada

Women’s Spirituality/Lipowitz/5-223


Wednesday at Mission

Marketing for NonProfits/Barsi/MT18A



Counseling Skills/Arbore/CU1

Human Services Financial Management/Kaplan/CU22

Philosophy of Science/Rende/SM203

Entrepreneurial Marketing and Mangement/Tau/CU23




Way of the Earth/Matevia/CU23

Leadership Strengths/Santamaria/CU6


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Reminders: Novelist Event and Class Registration


Tonight!  Thursday, February 20 at 7:30, San Francisco novelist K.M. Soehnlein will be reading at Wiegand Gallery.  Reception to follow.  These are wonderful events, interesting, informative…  and free.  Flyer attached!



registerAlso, do you need a term II class?  Come see your adviser today (or email us directly for an appointment): classes begin again the week of March 10:

Human Services:  Judy King ( or Therese Madden (

Intensive Business:  Vicki Silver ( or Lillian Barden (

Summer/Fall registration will begin on March 17; stay tuned for more information about how to register.

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Grad Audit Deadlines – Act NOW to avoid another fee increase!

fee increaseFrom the Registrar’s Office:
If you are planning to complete all degree requirements in either May or August 2014 and have not submitted a petition for a graduation audit, please note below that the fee for the audit increases from $160 to $240 effective February 16th.  Submit your audit prior to February 16  to avoid the increase.
If you are planning to complete all degree requirements in December 2014 and have not submitted a petition for a graduation audit, please note below that the fee for the audit  will be $80 effective March 2nd.  There is no charge for audits being submitted prior to March 2.
Students need to stop by the Registrar’s Office and Pick up an Undergraduate or Graduate Application for Graduation.  The Registrar’s Office is located in St. Mary’s Room 110.
December 2014 GRADUATES
$0.00 Graduation Fee prior to the first deadline for December 2014
(Before March 2)
$ 80.00 Graduation Fee after first deadline for December 2014 graduation
(March 2 through May 2)
$160.00 Graduation Fee after second deadline for December 2014 graduation
(May 3 through July 3)
$240.00 Graduation Fee after final deadline for December 2014 graduation
(After July 3)
May and August 2014 GRADUATES
$0.00 Graduation Fee prior to first deadline for May 2014 Graduation
(Before Oct 2)
$ 80.00 Graduation Fee after first deadline for May 2014 graduation
(Oct 2 -December 15)
$160.00 Graduation Fee after second deadline for May 2014
(December 16 -February 15)
$240.00 Graduation Fee after final deadline for May 2014 Graduation
(After February 16, Not eligible to participate in ceremonies)
Thank you,
Registrar’s Office
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