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Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features, News

Many college campuses across the U.S. have hired armed security officers, including Bakersfield College. In addition to hiring the officer, Bakersfield College offered an active shooter response training in the Levan Center on March 4th.  Due to the increase in active shooter cases across the nation, many institutions have begun to re-address their security and response ...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Filed under Campus, Features

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Esther Iverem brings traditional African art

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Features

Journalist Esther Iverem read passages from her most recent picture book “Olokun of The Galaxy,” and showcased her award-winning Olokun figures on Oct. 30 in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College. Iverem spoke to the audience of about 60 people to give a personal presentation of her book, which is filled with beautiful poetry and unique illustrations, that tel...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

Bakersfield writer Gerald Haslam speaks at Levan Center

Bakersfield writer Gerald Haslam speaks at Levan Center

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Author Gerald Haslam of Sonoma State University, a native of Bakersfield and alumnus of Bakersfield College has written extensively about the diverse people of Kern County and the central va...

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Professor Reggie Williams appointed new Levan Center director

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

November 28, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Professor Reginald (Reggie) Williams was appointed as the new director of the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College, and will begin...

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

Director of Norman Levan Center Jack Hernandez to retire

November 28, 2017

Jack Hernandez is retiring from the position of director of the Norman Levan Center of the Humanities, which he has held since its inception in the Spring...

Topics of abortion covered in Levan Center

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Features

The Gadfly Café hosted their first discussion this semester in the Norman Levan Center on Sep. 15th, regarding the topic of abortion without access. Led by Rene Trujillo, a philosophy professor at Bakersfield College, the discussion invited faculty, staff, students, and others in the community to share their ideas and beliefs about the controversial subject. The discussion...

Levan donation will up the amount of scholarships given

Trina Goree, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Filed under News

Due to the passing of Norman Levan, a dermatologist, supporter of higher education, and a donor of approximately $14 million to Bakersfield College, the BC Foundation Department will eventually award more scholarships to more students. About $10 million of the donation will be used in forming a Norman Levan Scholarship Endowment fund. “Four million has arrived,” stated...

Kimberly Hoang visits Levan Center, introduces new novel.

Kimberly Hoang visits Levan Center, introduces new novel.

Brooke Howard, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Filed under Features

Kimberly Hoang visited Bakersfield College on Sept. 11 to give a presentation on her forthcoming book, “Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western...

Levan Center hosts discussions on Dust Bowl

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

April 2, 2014

Filed under News

The Norman Levan Center for Humanities at Bakersfield College was host to three BC professors in the third part of a series in honor of the 75th anniversary of “The Grapes of Wrath,” on March 25. Those in attendance included more than 40 people, including BC professors and students. The professors who spoke were allotted about 20 minutes to weigh their thoughts on...

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