Author of book about Armenian Genocide to speak at GCC

The Glendale Community College One Book/One GCC series selection of "Orhan's Inheritance" by Aline Ohanesian has been the focus of a month of campus events including documentary film screenings and classroom discussions.

The book looks at the Armenian Genocide from various perspectives.


The series keynote address by Ohanesian will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the college's auditorium. Ohanesian will also sign copies of her book after the address. "Orhan's Inheritance" was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

The presentation will be free and open to the public.


For information about the book, visit

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

'The Cherry Orchard' to be presented

"The Cherry Orchard," a play by Anton Chekhov, will be presented by Glendale Community College's theater arts department for a two-weekend run in the auditorium's Mainstage Theatre beginning April 27.

The production is directed by Melissa Randel, co-chair of the theater arts department, from a translation by Laurence Senelick.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5 and 6 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on April 30 and May 7.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the college's box office, located in the auditorium building, at the Alex Theatre box office or at the concierge desk at the Americana at Brand.

For information about the school's theater productions and parking, call the box office at (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5612, or visit

Operation Entrepreneurship workshop to be offered

Operation Entrepreneurship, a two-day workshop to help participants with their start-up ideas, will be held in the Glendale Community College Student Center on May 4 and 6.

The event gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas to experienced business people and to work alongside fellow entrepreneurs on marketing, managing and growth plans.

Participants must register for both sessions — from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 4 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 6.

Registration is free. For more information, contact Rafael Cardona at

Refreshments will be provided at the event.

In addition to workshops and lectures focused on the entrepreneurial spirit, there are also academic offerings at Glendale Community College.

A combination of the business-administration core curriculum and specialty courses provides detailed instruction in such topics as starting and managing a small business, marketing methods, consumer psychology, advertising, budgeting, pricing, staffing, capital acquisition, management styles, workplace morale, interpersonal communications and decision making as well as accounting principles and payroll accounting.

Students learn how to develop business plans and operating strategies that take advantage of government and market-based resources available to entrepreneurs.

The program offers an overview of the retail, wholesale, service, and manufacturing industries, the real-world process of establishing an import/export business and teaches comprehensive computer skills.

For more information about entrepreneurship programs, visit

Short spring courses begin this month

Six- and eight-week spring classes will begin April 24 at Glendale Community College. The college-credit courses range in subjects from business to social science.

The course listings can be found at under "Spring 2017."

Course topics include insurance, business law, international business, computer skills and office technology, real estate, library research, career planning, speech, intermediate algebra, statistic, Pro Tools, first aid, fitness, U.S. history and government, microeconomics, cultural geography, psychology, speech and sociology as well as freshman English classes and composition and reading classes.

WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College.