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On Campus at GCC

“Telescopes and Microscopes: Some Early Observations,” part of the

Science Lecture Series, will be presented on Tuesday at Glendale

Community College.

The speaker is chemistry professor David Hurst. His lecture will be


held at noon in Chemistry/Math Building Room 225.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Hurst will cover topics that include the telescopes built in the 1600s

by Galileo and what Galileo wrote about his discoveries. He will also


discuss the microscopes built in the later 1600s to the specifications of

Robert Hooke and the book he wrote based on his discoveries.

Slides will illustrate the early explorations into the worlds of the

very big and the very small.

For information, call 240-1000.


“Los Angeles River: A Recreational Resource Once More?” will be

presented on Thursday at GCC as part of the Humanities/Social Science


Lecture Series.

Joe Linton, a Friends of the L.A. River (FoLAR) board member, is the

speaker. The lecture will be held at noon in Kreider Hall. Admission is

free and open to the public.

The organization was founded in 1985 to revitalize and protect the

L.A. River. FoLAR envisions parks, bike paths and restored habitat along

the 52 miles of the river and its tributaries. Linton created and

coordinates FoLAR’s monthly Down by the River walk series.


Linton will discuss why the L.A. River is where it is, what is in its

future and how city dwellers can connect with the natural environment

that’s right in the middle of Los Angeles.

For information, call 240-1000.


The GCC theater season opens soon with “Night Must Fall,” the chilling

psychological drama written by Emlyn Williams and presented by the

Theatre Arts Department.

Instructor Jill Benone is the director. It is the story of a

charismatic young man who charms his way into the home of an old woman

over the objections of her repressed niece.

Performances are in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre, Thursday through

Saturday at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Sunday

matinees are at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8, 15 and 22. General admission tickets

are $7, $5 for students and seniors and $3 each for groups of 10 or more.

For reservations call 240-1000, ext. 5618.


Several of the student and non-student writers who were published in

this year’s edition of the GCC Literary Journal “Eclipse” will give a

reading of their work on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Skylight Books in L.A.

Donna Arnds, Rebbecca Brown, Gannon Daniels, Kate Gale, Eloise Klein

Healy, Beatrice Kachatorian, Bernadette Murphy, Kitty Nard, Peter Pryor

and David L. Ulin will give readings starting at 4 p.m.

Skylight Books is at 1818 N. Vermont Ave. For information, call (323)


On Campus is written by the staff of Glendale Community College.