The Renegade Rip

Music discussed in the Levan Center

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

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Deep Cuts and Conversation took place for the final time this semester in the Levan Center on May 30. Philosophy Professor and Levan Center Director Reggie Williams, Jazz Ensemble Director Kris Tiner, and Commercial Music Professor Josh Ottum present songs of their choice that have an underlying meaning that match the theme of the event and then ask the audience for song requests. Williams mentioned that the...

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

Artisanal Food and Craft Beer discussed at the Levan Center

May 1, 2019

Ken Albala, a professor of history and a food historian at the University of the Pacific, hosted a talk which situates food into a broader historical,...

Discussing the life and legacy of farm worker activist Dolores Huerta

Discussing the life and legacy of farm worker activist Dolores Huerta

April 26, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a discussion on “Si, Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and United Farm Workers” in honor of Dolores Huerta...

Local latinas talk hurdles they overcame in honor of Dolores Hurta Day

Local latinas talk hurdles they overcame in honor of Dolores Hurta Day

April 26, 2019

As part of Dolores Huerta Day at Bakersfield College, the Levan Center hosted a roundtable discussion led by BC's Latinas Unidas Club titled, "Navigating...

What length is the right length?

What length is the right length?

March 25, 2019

Deep Cuts and Conversations was held in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College on Mar. 21. Deep Cuts and Conversation is a discussion where speakers and pr...

Bakersfield College hires armed officer as a campus security measure

Logan King, Reporter

March 14, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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