On Campus At GCC: Alcohol/drug studies summit planned

Students in the Alcohol/Drug Studies program and the Alcohol/Drug Studies Club are sponsoring "Addiction Summit 2010: Counselors, Clinicians and Community" from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29.

The event will feature guest speakers and focuses on the treatment profession. The summit is free and open to the public.

Renee Zito, director of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs for the state of California, is the keynote speaker. She will discuss the treatment profession from a global perspective. Her presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

There will be breakout sessions with other speakers, all held in the Student Center beginning at 8 p.m.

One of the featured speakers is Dr. Joy Chudzynski. She is assistant research psychologist in the Integrated Substance Abuse Program at UCLA's Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior and a licensed clinical psychologist. She has done research on the development, refinement and dissemination of behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.

Also scheduled to speak is Father Jack Kearney, an instructor at Loyola Marymount University, board member of California Assn. for Alcohol/Drug Educators and president of Family Intervention and Services. He will discuss legal and ethical issues.

The event is also supported by the GCC Nursing Department. Nursing instructor Michelle Ramirez will give a talk from the medical perspective on the addiction treatment field.

For more information, contact Orlando Rivera, instructor in the college's Alcohol/Drug Studies program, at (818) 240-1000, Ext. 1385.

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GCC HAS FREE CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The GCC Lifelong Learning Seminars program for seniors covers a wide range of topics and interests in free classes held at convenient local sites.

This semester the free seminars are held at the Life Skills Building at the college's main campus off Mountain Street near the Glendale (2) freeway; Pacific Park at 501 S. Pacific; The Professional Development Center, 2340 Honolulu Ave., Montrose; the Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St., and Sparr Heights Community Center at 1613 Glencoe Way.

Courses may be entered at any time during the semester with either in-person enrollment at a class meeting or online at http://www.glendale.edu/ce.

Seminars held at the Life Skills Building include Dressmaking and Art History. At Pacific Park, the classes are Quality of Life, Contemporary World Affairs, Improvisation Workshop, Money Management and The Simple Life. Beginning and Advanced Sketching, Self Discovery via Writing, Quilt Making, Introduction to Painting, Watercolor and Ancient Civilization meet at Sparr Heights. Philosophy and Ethics is held at GCC's Professional Development Center in Montrose. The Adult Recreation Center seminars are Joy of Living, Where's My Memory?, Film Appreciation, Introduction to Computers, Internet/Email, Art History, Contemporary Novels and Volunteering.

For a complete list of courses and class meeting times, call (818) 243-5196 or visit http://www.glendale.edu/ce.

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KEEP UP TO DATE WITH GCC

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WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College. Her column runs once a month. Reach her at (818) 551-5161 or by e-mail at wgrove@glendale.edu.

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