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Event honoring Damron to be postponed
Saturday’s pre-game tailgate barbecue honoring retired Bakersfield College football offensive coach Duane Damron has been postponed because of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, according to a college news release. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, before BC’s game against East Los Angeles College.

Damron retired last year after 35 seasons with the Renegades. An inductee of the Bakersfield College Football Hall of Fame, Damron assumed much of the responsibility for the team’s offensive game plans and success over the years, according to Jan Stuebbe, BC athletics director.

He worked under four head coaches during his tenure at BC: Carl Bowser, Gerry Collis, Dallas Grider and Ray Newman. It’s fitting that he be honored for his years of hard work and dedication to Renegade football, Stuebbe said.

For more information about this event, call 395-4266.

Season tickets for theater go on sale
Season tickets for theater will be on sale soon, according to a news release from the BC Ticket Office. Included in the 2001-2002 package will be one ticket to each of the following performances: the Kern Shakespeare Festival’s “As You Like It” and “Winter’s Tale” (October), “Latins Anonymous” (December), and “The Man Who Came to Dinner” (February/March 2002). Season tickets will be $30 for adults, $20 for students, staff and senior citizens. For more information, call 395-4326.

Phi Theta Kappa announces meetings
Phi Theta Kappa, the scholastic honor society on campus, is open to new members who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have taken at least 12 units at BC, according to a news release written by a member of the group, Katherine White. Monday meetings will be held at 4 p.m. in the Executive Board Room for those interested in applying. For further information, please contact club adviser Tom Greenwood at 395-4624.

Alumni barbecue set for Sept. 20
The 47th Annual Bakersfield College Barbecue sponsored by the BC Alumni Association will be held on the field of Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 20, according to an alumni association press release. The evening kicks off with a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by a steak or chicken dinner served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tickets are $20 and can be bought at the BC Ticket Office. All proceeds go to scholarships.

Professors to hold poetry reading
Several campus professors will discuss their poetry and read their works at 7:30 to p.m. on Sept. 20 at Russo’s Books in the Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave., #1-4, according to a campus poster. Light refreshments will be served as well as Supreme Bean coffee. For further information, contact the bookstore at 665-4686.

Those reading their works include professors Jack Hernandez, Nancy Edwards, Randal Beeman, Becky Mooney and Karen Tepfer.

BC offers short-term computer classes
It’s easy to upgrade computer skills by enrolling in short-term computer classes during the fall semester at Bakersfield College, according to a college press release. Sign up now in any of the following six-week classes:

  • COMS B52A – Introduction to Microcomputers/Windows
  • COMS B57A – Introduction to Microsoft Word/Windows
  • COMS B62A – Introduction to Spreadsheets with Excel
  • COMS B68A – Introduction to Microsoft Access
  • COMS B73 – Introduction to the Internet

Short-term classes run from three to six weeks and begin the weeks of Oct. 1 and Nov. 12. Students can enroll over the phone by calling 325-0225 or on the Internet at For more information about courses, call the computer studies department at 395-4470.

Pollution Prevention Week starts Monday
“Imagine You Can!” is the theme for Pollution Prevention Week, which starts Monday. Bakersfield College is joining with government agencies and local businesses to celebrate and promote the benefits of pollution prevention, according to a college press release.

BC, the State Permit Assistance Center, Bakersfield Fire Department Environmental Health Division, Kern County Environmental Health Department and the Tree Foundation of Kern will take part in the weeklong event’s kickoff. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday at the Weill Institute, located at 22nd Street and Chester Avenue.

On Thursday, the Center Valley Regional Environmental Business Resource and Assistance Center (REBRAC) will hold an Auto Pollution Prevention Workshop “Profit Through Prevention” at the Weill Institute from 10 a.m. to noon. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call 395-4115 to sign up.

For more information about Pollution Prevention Week activities, contact Stephanie McCaughan at 395-4116.

— Compiled by staff writer Sueraine Valderrama

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