Porterville College

C.H.A.P. readies Spring Schedule; first talk is Feb. 7

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will begin its spring schedule at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the PC Theater with “Moving On: What to Expect When You Transfer to a Four-Year University” by Dr. Jeff Yoshimi, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of California, Merced and Jose Rodarte, a UC Merced student. 

If you have ever been nervous about the idea of leaving community college and transferring to a four year institution, this is a talk that you need to attend. Jeff Yoshimi and Jose Rodarte, both of whom attended community colleges and subsequently transferred to a UC campus, describe what's involved in the process of transfer. Dr. Yoshimi is currently a professor at UC Merced, and has done research on the topic of community college transfer. Rodarte is a currently a student and tour guide at UC Merced. They will provide insights into the process of transitioning to a 4-year university, and will describe what life will be like for you once you leave Porterville College 

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. 

More Upcoming Events: 

Feb. 19- 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., PC Theater, a multimedia presentation entitled “A Celebration of Black History Month: Buffalo Soldiers in Sequoia National Park” by Dave Humphrey, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks 

March 5- 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., PC Theater, a multimedia presentation entitled “Troublesome Women: Social Activism in America” by Rebecca Baird, Porterville College History Instructor 

March 26 (This date is subject to change) - 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., PC Theater, a multimedia presentation entitled “Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan” by author Lu Chi Fa (Gordon Lu) 

April 4 – (Two shows) 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., PC Theater, “‘70s and Beyond Concert” 

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