Dean’s Dish – 2nd Blog Edition – February 25, 2013

Hello faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the VAPA Division at Cabrillo College!

Enjoy this 2nd edition of Dean’s Dish delivered via our new blog! Check out the new “Spicy Morsels” section on the Dean’s Dish plate, and links to Spicy ideas on the SPICE Rack.

Students, faculty, staff, and friends, please share info and web sites you’d like to post on this new blog with me at:

Have a great week, and don’t miss the FREE TED 2013 live stream in Crocker Theater this Wednesday, February 27, from 8:30-6:45!

John Graulty

Dean of VAPA

Kudos Department

Congratulations to Dance Faculty member Cid Pearlman, who has been recognized by the Institute for International Education for her outstanding service on the Dance Peer Review Committee of the Fulbright US Scholar Programs, reviewing applications for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Congrats to new mamas and papas Scott Johnson, in the Cabrillo Extension division, and dance faculty member Stephanie Spencer, who have welcomed new sons into the world! We wish you all the best and hope you’re able to get at least some sleep in the coming weeks!

TED 2013 comes to the Crocker Theater this Wednesday – FREE live stream!

Thanks to the efforts of TEDx Santa Cruz, the Associated Students of Cabrillo College, and the VAPA Division, and with extraordinary support from Cabrillo College’s IT Department and Performing Arts Complex Coordinators, the entire Cabrillo College community has been granted FREE access to view the entire TED 2013 conference events on Wednesday, February 27, from 8:30am – 6:45pm, in the Crocker Theater, via a live stream broadcast from the TED 2013 Conference in Long Beach.

The TED 2013 theme is: “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.”

This is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to see a variety of experts in the fields of technology, entertainment, and design give inspiring talks on their cutting-edge work in these fields. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to stop by the Crocker Theater throughout the day on Wednesday to be inspired, free of charge!

The TED 2013 broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, runs from 8:30am – 6:45pm in the Crocker Theater. The detailed schedule for the entire TED 2013 conference, including Wednesday’s lineup, may be found at:,February27,2013

No matter what your discipline is, come and be inspired!

VAPA Faculty Out ‘n’ About

Theatre Arts faculty member Don Williams directs the African American Theater Art Troupe and UCSC Theater Arts Department’s joint production of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner:

Parking for the amen corner is free after 5pm at the west or east remote lots.  Closer parking is offered at the theater arts complex but a permit is required. Permits can be purchased at the kiosk located in the parking lot or designated parking lots by the performance spaces.  For more information, please call 831-459-1861. A map of the campus and its parking locations can be found here:

Tickets can be purchased at: or by calling:
831-459-2159. For more information, please visit:

Tickets must be purchased at the Stevenson event center on March 1st and 2nd performances.
Make checks payable to: UC Regents

From Victoria May, Cabrillo College visual arts instructor…

The opening for my third solo show at Don Soker Contemporary Art in SF will be on Saturday March 2, 4:00-7:00 with a talk around 6:00:

Spicy Morsels (focusing on Special Projects celebrating Interdisciplinary Creative Education)

Welcome to this new section on the Dean’s Dish menu, entitled “Spicy Morsels.” This section will include stories about especially spicy things happening in and around VAPA. Also, be sure to check out the new SPICE Rack on this blog, a section of links that I hope you will find informational and inspirational in the SPICE arena.