Hartnell demolishing library annex
Hartnell College will begin demolishing an old library annex in a couple of weeks to make room for a science complex.
The new 56,690-square- foot building in the center of campus will house state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and a planetarium. It is projected to cost about $28 million, to be funded with Measure H funds approved in 2002.
Programs formerly held in the annex have been moved to temporary locations while the campus continues its modernization.
Demolition is expected to be completed by the end of May, and the science complex is expected to be done in December 2015.
MIIS grad student wins $5K for website
Lovely Umayam, a graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, won the $5,000 first prize in a State Department competition seeking innovative approaches to using commonly available technologies to support arms control policy efforts.
Umayam developed a website, www.bombshelltoe.com, that "examines the intersection of culture and nuclear issues" to enhance public knowledge.
Umayam is a student in the Master of Arts in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program. Her competition entry beat out more than 500 submissions.
MPC group holds blood marrow event
The Associated Student Body of Monterey Peninsula College holds a blood marrow donor registry drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 980 Fremont St. The drive will be held in rooms LTC 203/204.
Those who want to join the registry must be 18 to 44 years old.
For information, see bethematch.org.
Testing offered for Mensa membership
The Monterey County Chapter of American Mensa will hold qualification testing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St.
For information, call 641-0393, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure enough testing materials are available.