SAP Student Exhibits in the Ekphrasis Project

Ekphrasis (also spelled “ecphrasis”) is a relatively new word that describes the practice of commenting descriptively and poetically on a piece of real or imagined visual art–but the practice is ancient! Long ago, the comments were oral; today, they are written. The descriptions are usually vivid, or dramatic, or more often poetic, and they always […]


WVMCCCD BOT Approval of SAP Student Travel Budget

WEST VALLEY – MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA at WEST VALLEY COLLEGE MAY 1, 2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Anne Kepner ∙ President Susan Fish Vice President Adrienne Grey ∙ Randi Kinman Jack Lucas Robert Owens Karl Watanabe Lani Yoshimoto ∙ MC Student Trustee Mikela Lazari ∙ WVC Student Trustee Patrick Schmitt ∙ Chancellor SUBJECT: […]

The “F-Word” Global Gender Symposium

The Women, Gender, Queer Studies & Social Justice Studies programs, and the Herlisa Hamp Office of Student Equity and Success present WVC’s Sixth Annual The “F-Word” Global Gender Symposium Wednesday 9 May 2018 1:00 to 4:00 PM in LA/SS 50  Corinne Cowden–Bleeding Out: Kenya’s Fight to End the Stigma Around Periods Niki Dabir–Women in Iran: The […]

Sixth Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium

The 6th Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20. For more information, please visit The schedule of events is as follows: Student Research Presentations Thursday, April 19, 3 PM, Campus Center Baltic Room…/student-research-presenta… Crochet Coral Reef Project with Anna Mayer Thursday, April 19, 6 PM, […]

Communication Studies Speech Contest for the Seventh Annual GC Conference: The Faces of Genocide

“Speech is power, speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher The West Valley College Seventh Annual Global Citizenship Conference: The Faces of Genocide held on 12 April 2018 aimed to integrate students in the planning and the delivery of the conference. Students and their work were front and […]

Report on SAP Student Scholarships

The WVC Study Abroad Program completed the process of awarding all Global Citizenship Study Abroad Program student scholarships for 2018. SAP worked with the Scholarship Committee and Advancement Office to process a total of 85 applications. A total of 45 students were awarded full or partial scholarships. These 45 very diverse students represent a multitude of majors and […]

Faculty Members Attend Seminar at Stanford University

“The gravest security threat of our time is the danger of a nuclear weapon being detonated in one of our cities.” William J. Perry in My Journey at the Nuclear Brink On 16 March 2018 the Stanford University Global Studies Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) held […]