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October 18, 2003

College Produces First NFL Player Since Football Was Reinstated in 1998

The football program lay dormant for 17 years before it was brought back to life under current head coach Chuck Lyon in 1998. It took about a third of that time to produce its first NFL player.

Former Cougar wide receiver Jamall Broussard, who signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in the pre-season and was assigned to their practice squad, was signed by the Carolina Panthers on October 13 and played in the Panthers 30-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 17.

Broussard was brought in primarily for returning kicks for the Panthers, who lost their two top returners ­ wide receivers Steve Smith and Rod Smart ­ to injuries this season. In Sunday’s game, Broussard retuned three kicks for 54 yards, including a long of 21.

“We just felt (Broussard) had a chance to give us some explosion, so we signed him,” Panther head coach John Fox told the Charlotte Observer last Wednesday.

Broussard led the Cougars in receiving yards in 2001, amassing 423 yards and five touchdowns on 26 receptions. Broussard transferred to San Jose State in 2002, where he played for two seasons, totaling 1,396 yards and six touchdowns on 117 receptions over two seasons.

October 9, 2003

16th Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons is holding its 16th-annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16. This event is a fund-raiser for the classified staff of the college. The proceeds are used for staff recognition activities and, in 2003, paid for a wish granted to a terminally ill child.
The college’s Classified Coordinating Council (CCC) promotes the event, which is a showcase of handcrafted items from all over the state.

Vendors will offer clothing, wood items for home and yard, candles, incense and incense burners, ceramics, holiday decorations and ornaments, and dolls and teddy bears. Local artists such as Linda Spagnolo of China Rose will show some unique painted tin and wood pieces; Doreen Adams will have her birdhouses and hand-painted signs, as well as accessories for home and garden. Special floral pieces, finely crafted stuffed animals and much, much more will make the fair a fantastic pre-holiday shopping experience for the community.

The COC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is an opportunity to find unique, lovingly crafted items for keeping or giving.

The fair will be held in the college parking lot on the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and, in conjunction with the Sunday Farmers Market in this same lot, the fair will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Admission and parking are free.

October 2, 2003

Candidate Forums to be Held at College of the Canyons

Three of the five Board seats are scheduled to be filled on November 4. All incumbents face challengers and these forums will allow the electorate to understand their positions.

The Associated Student Government and the California School Employees Association are co-sponsoring these important events. There will be time allotted for the audience to ask questions directly to the candidates.
  • Monday, Oct. 20: 1:30 to 3 p.m. ­(Seat 2)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: 4:30 to 6 p.m. ­(Seat 4)
  • Thursday, Oct. 23: 4:30 to 6 p.m. ­(Seat 5)
All candidate forums will be held in the Media and Fine Arts Building, Room M-318

October 2, 2003

Electronics for Kids Class Offered by Community Extension

College of the Canyons Community Extension Office is offering a class for children ages 10 to 15 that will introduce them to the world of electronics. They will begin by learning the basic components of electronics such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. They will learn how to solder and will build series and parallel circuits on a test board.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on two Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. The course is taught by David Retig, associate professor of electronics at East Los Angeles College. Retig is a former senior research assistant in the aerospace industry and has been teaching electronics to children for 14 years.

The fee for this class is $40, plus a $15 materials fee and a $3 non-refundable processing fee. Advance registration is recommended. To get additional information or to register, call the College of the Canyons Community Extension Office at (661) 362-3304.

This is one of the many “fee-based, self-supporting” educational opportunities offered by College of the Canyons Community Extension and is not associated with the taxpayer-supported, for-credit classes offered by the college.