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Glendale Community College gears up for job fair

A job fair for students and the community will be held at Glendale Community College’s Garfield campus, 1122 E. Garfield Ave. in community room MP 103, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The event is sponsored by the college’s career services. Attendees should bring copies of their resumes and dress professionally for same-day interviews.

For information, contact the Job Placement Center at (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5194.

Volunteer Faire brings in nonprofits

Glendale Community College’s Multicultural and Community Engagement Center will hold its annual Volunteer Faire from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Plaza Vaquero.

Several nonprofit organizations will be at the event, providing general volunteer opportunities and giving students a chance to sign up for service learning. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5580. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

Science lecture series brings college’s alum to speak

The science lecture series’ September presentation will focus on the biological sciences with “Discovering the Function of Novel Copies of flhD and flhC Genes in Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium” on Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in room 177 at the Cimmarusti Science Center.

The speakers are Shelley Thai, associate professor of biology at Glendale Community College, as well as two graduates from the college, Luke Butcher and Firas Hikmat.

Both former students now attend UCLA, with Butcher studying microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and Hikmat studying biological sciences. They were both undergraduate research students under the leadership of Thai.

Writers Reading Series continues in October

The Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale Community College will present a reading by award-winning author of literary horror and CalArts professor Brian Evenson at 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the school’s student center.

A professor of critical studies at CalArts, Evenson is the author of dozens of books and is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA Fellowship. His most recent work includes the short-story collection “A Collapse of Horses” and the novella “The Warren.”

The ongoing Los Angeles Writers Reading Series celebrates local writers and gives students access to literary events where they can meet and talk with authors who wrote some of the material used in their English classes. The event is also open to the public. For additional information call 818-240-1000, Ext. 5606.

School to present ‘Twelfth Night’

Glendale Community College’s theater arts department will present William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night,” for a two-weekend run in the mainstage theater of the school’s auditorium beginning Oct. 26. The production is directed by Ed Douglas.

Performances will be Oct. 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 2, 3, 4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at glendalearts.org, at the Glendale Community College 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 college’s theater productions and parking, call the box office at (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5612, or visit the website at glendale.edu/theatre.

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