December, 2014 CLC-AFO Adjunct Newsletter

Dear Colleagues:

The Semester is Winding Down: The semester is ending and the holidays are upon us. We wish you a good last few weeks of the semester and a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season.

ADJUNCT FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This month we have two outstanding achievements to showcase.

In this issue we recognize:

Penny Dawn Steffen of the English Department:

Penny, under the pseudonym Sasha Dawn, has released her 8th novel, OBLIVION via Egmont USA. It is a psychological thriller for ages 14 and up. Currently, it’s available in hardcover but the paperback may be released in the spring.

Additionally, she has sold her second thriller, TIGHTROPE. It will be available spring 2016, and she has had some interest expressed in its movie rights, too!


Ed Bates of the History Department:

Ed has developed a special topics class that is both interesting and very timely.

History 299 – 001 Special Topics in History: U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity

Spring Semester,2015; Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Ed told me: “The story of immigration to America is as Continue reading “December, 2014 CLC-AFO Adjunct Newsletter”

Spring Orientation – Thursday Evening January 15

In Spring there will be only one mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday evening, January 15th.  The union meeting will be at 5:00 in b159 and we will serve pizza and drinks before the meeting. Details regarding your Division’s times and rooms will be sent by your deans or directors.    It would be wonderful if these meetings were not mandatory!

Elect a Union Secretary

Please consider getting involved in your union.  The position of  Secretary is open and we will be holding an election during Spring Orientation session.  It is a paid position, and union dues are reimbursed.  See a full job description.  But more importantly, it’s a chance to be involved and make a difference here at CLC.  There is work involved, but a lot of benefits as well.  On a lighter note: As  Homer Simpson said when he ran for union president,  “This is a chance to get a fair shake for the working man, and make life long connections to the world of organized crime…”  (Last Exit to SpringfieldContact Marilyn Sarich or Brian Smith if you are interested.