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 By Grace Smith    Schools    April 21, 2017

SMC Student Film Accepted into the American Pavilion at Cannes

Santa Monica College (SMC) says that "Spaghetti Romance"-a short film written and directed by SMC student Carrie Finklea-has been accepted into The 20th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase...

 

SMC and UCLA Partner on Integrated Teacher Preparation Program

Santa Monica College (SMC) has been selected to participate in a four-year Integrated Teacher Preparation Program in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A grant from...

 
 By Grace Smith    Events   

SMC Offers "An Invitation to Rome" Workshop in January, 2017

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present "An Invitation to Rome." The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, January 10, to Saturday, January...

 

Santa Monica College Police Effort to Benefit Families of Veterans, Foster Youth

Raising money to support cancer research, collecting clothing and toiletries for foster children, and collaborating on a new play may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about...

 

Seeking Votes for $345M Bond Measure, SMC Expands Adult Learners

Editors note: This is an official SMC press release. SMC has a controversial $345 million bond measure on the Nov. 8th ballot, and has recently admitted only 4% of its 33,000 students, are Santa Monic...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    October 8, 2016

SMC Conducts Two Week Boot Camp Called "English Academy" to Expedite Transfers

Imagine skipping a year of pre-college English, because you made it through a two-week boot camp called "English Academy." It sounds too good to be true, except that 213 Santa Monica College (SMC)...

 

SMC Grad Awarded SMART Scholarship by US Department of Defense

Santa Monica College (SMC) announced that SMC grad and Santa Monica native Jonathan Eady has been awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service by the...

 

How Do Videos Go Viral? SMC Lauches Media and Communications Series

Viral Videos, Barbershop Books, Film Screenings, & More! SMC presents a Communication & Media Series featuring a line-up of industry professionals who will talk about their work, share their...

 

SMC, SMMUSD Governing Boards Call Special Joint Meeting

The governing boards of the Santa Monica Community College District (SMCCD) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will hold a second annual special joint meeting at 6:00pm on Tu...

 

SMC Grad Off to Japan with $10K Scholarship from Assn. of Teachers of Japanese

Santa Monica College (SMC) graduate Daniel Zarate has been awarded a $10,000 Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Zarate, who...

 

$170,000 in Grant Money Given SMC Faculty, by Santa Monica College Foundation

The Santa Monica College Foundation says it has awarded a total of over $170,000 for a "President's Circle Award for Innovation and Progress", four "Chair of Excellence" grants, and 22 "Margin of Exce...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    August 30, 2016

Cora wins best short film at Prague independent film festival

CORA-a short film written and directed by SMC student Kevin Maxwell-won Best Short Film at the 2016 Prague Independent Film Festival (PIFF). The winners of the first edition of the four-day festival-w...

 

A Street Rat Becomes a Prince: Aladdin

Welcome to Agrabah! The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr. " July 15-24 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica....

 
 By Grace Smith    Lifestyle    June 20, 2016

Student Collections Fashion Show Features Professional Judging Panel, Awards

The Santa Monica College Fashion Program proudly presents its annual student fashion show – LA MODE 2016 – at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 in Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School (600 Olympic...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    June 15, 2016

SMC Awards Xfer Scholarship to 4.0 SMC Student Angel Josue Najera

Santa Monica College (SMC) has awarded its fourth annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Angel Josue Najera. The new Tsang Scholar – the first in his family to go to college –...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    June 1, 2016

Scholarships to Study in Republic of Korea, Awarded to 4 SMC Students.

Santa Monica College (SMC) announced that four SMC students have been awarded the California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) Scholarship for South Korea. Marc Cuison, Alexis Erskine,...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    May 28, 2016

State Dept Awards Scholarship to SMC Student

Santa Monica College (SMC) student Sharon Nat has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language (CLS) Scholarship to study Punjabi this summer in Chandigarh, India. She is one of 560...

 
 By Grace Smith    News    May 23, 2016

Pres. Obama Award Medal of Valour to SMC Police Capt. Bottenfield

President Obama awarded a 2013-14 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor- the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer- to Captain Raymond Bottenfield of the Santa Monica...

 
 By Grace Smith    Movies    April 25, 2016

SMC Student Film CORA Goes to Cannes

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to announce that CORA-a short film written and directed by SMC student Kevin Maxwell-has been accepted into The 19th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker...

 
 By Grace Smith    Events   

Dr. Henry Oster Spoke About Holocaust at SMC, April 5

Santa Monica College will present "Even in Hell, There is Hope," a free talk by Holocaust victim Dr. Henry Oster, who survived the Łódź Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp, and Buchenwald....

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    March 28, 2016

SMC Corsair wins 12 Awards

The Santa Monica College (SMC) student newspaper The Corsair won 12 awards – including five first-place awards – in two student journalism competitions recognizing the best of student journalism...

 
 By Grace Smith    Business    March 14, 2016

LET'S DO THE NUMBERS Santa Monica College Professors Spread the Message of Financial Literacy

Jenny Resnick, who teaches accounting and personal finance courses at Santa Monica College (SMC), was shocked to hear her daughter – a recent college graduate – say that her contemporaries...

 

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