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NEWS This Week -- March 1, 2013

Accreditation Team Visit
The Accrediation Team will be here this week - March 4 - 7. For the visit schedule, information about accrediation, and the self-study, go to:

Habits of Mind - Juggling Life's Commitments
Get some time management tips for you and your students. This month's theme is Jugglng Life's Commitments

The Gavilan College Factbook
has been updated at can be downloaded to include new research and information. Download the Factbook at:

Research Fridays in the Writing Center
The Writing Center is offering a full schedule of workshops! Schedules for these and other resources, such as MLA and APA power points, can be accessed at :

Auto Burglaries in Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Police Department has reported recent auto burglariesin the parking lot of the Morgan Hill Community Center. Notices have been posted at the Morgan Hill site notifying staff and students of the crimes and reminding them to take all valuables with them. Avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle, but If you must then keep the items out of site, preferably locked in the trunk. If you see any suspicious activity, such as someone loitering or a vehicle circling a parking lot, please report the activity immediately:   On our main campus, dial "10" or dial directly (408-710-7490) to reach campus security. In Hollister or Morgan Hill, just dial 911

New Bookstore Hours
Starting March 1st starts the Bookstore Hours will be:

Monday through Thursday- 7:45am to 6:30pm
Fridays- 7:45am to 2:00pm

Roundtable discussion: Gavilan faculty talk about their projects!
Please join Leah Halper, Debbie Klein, and Kimberly Smith for an informal discussion about our exciting research and creative projects, which keep us very busy when we're not teaching! We will each talk about our work briefly and then open the floor for questions and discussion. In addition to talking about our actual projects, we would also be excited to talk about: how it's even possible to carry out such projects while holding down our jobs; where we find inspiration; the writing process, etc. Refreshments will be offered.
Wednesday March 20, 5:15-6:15pm at the Mayock House

Hike on the Trails, not off!
The sheriff's office has asked us to remind all Gavilan COllege trail-user tto stay on the main trail.  To wander off the main trail could result in a citation for trespassing.

Purchasing Deadlines
The deadline for submitting FY12/13 General Fund requisitions is March 29, 2013.  
The deadline for submitting FY12/13 Categorical/Restricted Fund requisitions is April 30, 2013.
All requisitions need to be to Connie Campos in Purchasing by these dates to ensure processing in the FY12/13 year.  The Business Office will not accept requisitions for new orders after this date.   Any product or service received after June 30, 2013 will be charged to the next fiscal year's budget. Please note that the Business Office will continue to adjust (increase/decrease) and disencumber PO’s after these dates.  We will not place any orders after June 1, 2013 to ensure that products are received by June 30th.

Sidewalk work in Morgan Hill
A section of sidewalk on Monterey just north of the bus stop by the Gavilan College building  will be torn out and replaced beginning Monday, 3/4.  It is possible during that process that  the tree in that section may need to come out as well.  This will impact parking along Monterey in that area. Plan accordingly!