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April 8


This CHAP Presentation on Friday, April 11 should be very interesting.  It is eligible as an Extra Credit opportunity for ANY ONE of my classes.  (if you're in more than one of my classes you have to make a choice).  Attend the talk, write a 1-page response convincing me you were presenta nd telling me what you learned.  Submit your 1-page response to turnitin.com by Monday, April 21 at 11:59 PM for 5 points extra credit. 

Friday, April 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

PC Theatre


Fast Forward Families:  An Anthropology for the 21st Century

Presented by Dr. Jan English-Lueck, Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Professor of Anthropology, San Jose State University


Anthropologists have long been fascinated with the variety of configurations people call “a family.”  In the late 20th century, scholars and journalists alike thought the family was on its way out.  However, the family, while not looking like the stereotype of the past, remains at the heart of human social life.  Based on fieldwork along the West Coast from San Jose to Seattle, and work in the People’s Republic of China, English-Lueck will talk about how families have changed, and why they remain so important to society and so interesting to scholars.



The presentation is free and all are welcome.  



March 19


The Bookstore will close early on:

 MONDAY, 3/24/14:   8:00AM- 4:30PM

TUESDAY, 3/25/14:   8:00AM- 4:30PM

WEDNESDAY, 3/26/14:    8:00AM-4:30PM





March 10

NOTE: Info about a free workshop for students this Friday:


Dear faculty,

Please let your students know about the following workshop being offered this Friday:

Microsoft Excel Essentials for Students:

Friday, March 14th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: LIB-449

The workshop is free and registration is not required. Please show up on time.

Thank you! 


Sarah Phinney

Educational Media Design Specialist

Porterville College





March 4


Extra Credit for All my classes (except the MW 11:15 POLS class) Attend this presentation by Professor Baird and write a 250+ word essay documenting what you learned in her presentation. Submit the essay through Turnitin.com by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 12 for 5 points extra credit in any one of my classes.  (Monday/Wednesday 11:15-12:40 class is not eligible for this one – No extra credit for skipping class.) I accept this extra credit only through Turnitin.com, and late essays are not accepted.


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

March 4

2nd EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:  For students in American Government, International Politics, and History of Asia Classes:  (NOT Macroeconomics class). Attend the 6:00 PM presentation part of this event at Summit Charter Academy and submit a 250+ word essay detailing what you learned through Turnitin.com by Wednesday, March 12, at 11:59 PM for 5 points extra credit in any 1 of my classes.  I only accept the essays through turnitin.com and I don not accept them late.

THE EVENT: The Summit Collegiate Korean Club is hosting their second annual Liberty in North Korea event presented by the Cal West Nomads.  The event will take place next Wednesday, March 5 at 6:00 P.M. in the Summit Collegiate gymnasium.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to broaden their understanding of international affairs and Korean culture.  Admission is free and students are invited to attend with their families.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could encourage your students in grades four and up to attend this event, possibly by linking it to your curriculum with an extra credit assignment.  


The Korean Club will also be putting on their BBQ dinner fundraiser from 4:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.  Tickets are being sold in advance for $10 each, or $30 for four tickets.  Meals will include Korean Bulgogi (BBQ beef), white rice, kimchi, green salad, and soda or water.


Here are links to the information on the event: 




Monday, February 24

I highly recommend this Editorial in the NEW YORK TIMES today about the Stimulus Packages passed in 2009.  It is relevant to political science and economics both.  I've been saying the same thing for a long time. This is one thing that George W. Bush and Barack Obama both promoted in different ways and they were both right. We narrowly dodged a new Great Depression and the combination of the multiple rounds of stimulus packages and aggressive stimulus by the FED are what saved us from that fate. That is not to say that either side of policy functioned in the best way possible, but they did enormous good. Given the depth of the crises bigger would have been better on both sides.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I am not feeling well today.  I am staying home and trying to see my doctor.  My classes and office hours today, TUESDAY FEBRUART 11 are cancelled.  Please continue with readings and assignments as usual in the syllabus. 

I have every expectation that I will be back in class on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

February 4, 2014


Here is the schedule for Transfer Center activities, including visits by 4-year university representatives for February. 


February 3

 FYI:  Vaccination Clinic at PC: 

Wednesday, February 5th

1:30 - 3:30 in SCCR in Cafeteria

Open to the public for flu shots

Prices Vary

Flu Shot - $9

Hepatitis B - $35

Twinrix (Hepatitis A&B) - $59

Varicella (Chickenpox) - $125 • TDaP - $32

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) - $60


January 23


*** Special Note and invitation: 


Hello Students,

I hope you’re having a good first week of classes.  I want to make you aware that we have a course in International Politics (POLS P103) offered this spring that currently needs more students.   The class fills a general Social Science transfer requirement; it is a required class for a political science major; it fills an international studies transfer requirement of UC Berkeley admission, and is a valuable class for anyone interested in law, business, or any form of international career. 

If it fits any needs in your graduation or transfer planning, I hope you will consider adding it to your schedule this semester.  It is offered only once a year in spring semester.  It meets at 12:50-2:15 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Thank you,

Jeff Keele

January 21

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January 21


Are you planning to transfer?  Need help or guidance?  Here is a PDF File with the schedule of events at the Transfer Center in January.