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SPI: The Case of the Dark Shadow

We read aloud at our house a lot, and yes, we do read children’s books when we want to calm down and stop worry about shared governance and the budget.  We’ve read Little Women and Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Anne of Green Gables (which I read first when I was about 11) and of course, Alice in Wonderland (which my daughters read first when they were about 10).  Does that make me a lifelong tween?  I hope so.

Anyway, I’ve already ordered my copy – have you?  Because we have our very own Teresa Bonham, who yesterday became a published novelist.  

Isn’t the cover cute?  It’s also very up-to-date and cool.  In other words, it’s a lot like Teresa.  Teresa Bonham is a Ventura County native.  Her father, a lawyer at the venerable law firm of Benton, Orr, Duval & Buckingham, has read the book and he likes it.  I hope he remembers to review it on Amazon.  Teresa reports that it is doing very well in its genre category!!  I know some of you have ordered it, so when you do get it and read it, please review it on Amazon – I just know you’re going to like it.




Tom Stough is offering a tour of the library right before our first Senate meeting – at 2:15 near the main circulation desk.  If you haven’t seen it yet, the the deluxe way is to have the Tour!

If faculty want to check out a library book from our beautiful new library, they may use their ID (if they have one) or apply at the central desk for a regular library card with faculty privileges.

Exec team is attempting to set up an alliance with ASG so that faculty can get regular photo ID cards, as has happened in the past.

Teresa Bonham is a published author!  Watch this space for further information on how you can order her book – it’s going to make a great Holiday gift.

If you have published something you’d like me to mention – just email me and I’ll put it up here.

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Announcements


Welcome back – Get ready for our first Senate Meeting – August 27th

I’m doing my best to keep an up to date calendar on this blog page (see the Calendar link way up at the top right of the page).

We have our first Senate meeting on August 27, at 2:30 pm, at the LLRC-101 – our beautiful new library’s Orientation Room.  Diva Ward and Tom Stough have been gracious enough to allow us to schedule our Senate meetings in their room, near the entrance.

Tom Stough is offering a tour of the new library facility at 2:15, right before that first Senate meeting.

There will be snacks!

The agenda isn’t set yet, but here is a running list of issues that we must agendize, prioritize and, perhaps, act upon:

General Announcements

State of the Senate Address

New Business:  Items regarding policy and procedure coming from the Board of Trustees

Changes to PGM (some minor, some of moderate importance)

Old/Ongoing Business:

Committee Representation needed:

We need to seat 9 faculty for PBC; we need 2 at large members for PEPC; we need two at large faculty for a district committee (new committee, DCAA – District Council on Academic Affairs); Confirm Diane Eberhardy as co-chair of CUDS; Confirm Robert Cabral as co-chair of PDC; 


Amendments to the By-laws

I will be updating this page with details about the Budget as I learn them by adding posts with the clever tag “Budget.”

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Announcements, Senate Meetings