On Campus at GCC: Maker Faire showcases student projects

The Glendale Community College Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will sponsor the second annual Maker Faire from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the college's auditorium.

College and high school students from throughout L.A. County will showcase their original projects. Activities will also include science, technology, education and math, known as STEM, hands-on activities and career information sessions.

There will also be industry professionals on site from companies such as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing and Northrup Grumman to discuss topics related to STEM programs.

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A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Students who are interested in engineering and computer science are encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit glendale.edu/SHPE.

Parent program seeks alumni

The Glendale College Parent Education Program will celebrate its 65th anniversary on May 6 at the Oakmont Country Club.

Event organizers are asking program alumni to create a short video statement about what the program meant to them and upload it to the program's Facebook page. Alumni video clips will be included in a video presentation at the celebration.

Those who participated in the college's parent education program as parents or children can visit gcpea.org for more information on the anniversary event.

Open auditions for theater

Open auditions for spring productions by the college's theater arts department will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 through 24 in the auditorium. Those who plan to audition only need to pick one of the dates.

Audition participants should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Sides from the plays will also be read at the auditions.

Those selected to perform in any of the productions will be required to take two theater arts courses. Stage managers and technical operators are needed for the productions as well. Those interested in behind-the-scenes roles should call (818) 240-1000, Exts. 5635 or 3044. Crew members must enroll in a technical theater course.

For more information about the auditions or the theater arts department, go to glendale.edu/theatre or call (818 ) 240-1000, Ext. 5618.

Lecture to eye presidential elections

"American Presidential Elections: Is the System Working?" will be discussed at a humanities/social science lecture series presentation at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Kreider Hall.

The speaker will be Mona Field, professor emeritus of political science and author of "California Government and Politics Today." Admission is free.

Science lecture to focus on genetics

"Contributions of Genetics to Science: How Genetics Changes the World" will be presented at Glendale Community College at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Cimmarusti Science Center, room 177, as part of the Science Lecture Series.

The speaker will be Mike Mkhitar Moradian, a bioanalyst and senior scientist/clinical consultant at Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics.

Admission is free. Go to glendale.edu/sls for information on the Science Lecture Series.

Not too late to register for spring

Open registration continues for the spring 2017 semester, which begins Feb. 21. The college application is online at glendale.edu/apply. New students must submit an application for admission before registering for courses.

Glendale Community College offers a live chat for general application and registration information. Go to the home page and click on "Live Chat." Check the online class schedule for openings in all of the spring classes at glendale.edu/schedules.

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WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College.

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