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121B Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Lassen County Times/Westw0od PinePress Newart on campus Lassen Community College art instructor Mike Giampaoli shows the college trustees exam- i ples of proposed computer-designed art that may be created for the LCC gymnasium. The Associated Student Body will select which artwork will be used on the scorer's table used at basketball and volleyball games. Giampaoli also told the trustees about an abstract stu- dent sculpture planned for display on campus. In addition, the LCC Student Art Show will be on display at the Lassen County Arts Council building through Friday, May 11. A public ~1 be held on Thursday, May 10. Photo by, Sam Williams Services provided include: Free Hearingr Test & Consultation** Hearing Aid Repairs & Service Lifetime aftercare program Insurances welcome, payment p!ans available Trial period, Satisfaction Guaranteed Limited Appointments Available Call 1"800-488-9906 So advanced, You'll hear sounds better and more naturally. Guaranteed! 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The claim alleges a pattern of dis- crimination and harassment by Dr. Cissell going back to By Sam Williams News Editor Lassen Community CoLlege's Board of Trustees holds a special meeting at Middleton Hall at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The board will participate in a training conducted by Ian Walton from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and Scott lay of the Community College League Of California. The topic of the training is 24 Hour Crisis Line 530-257-5004 5= :: :7. GET SCREENED It's.simple. The sooner you know, the survival. Our Lung Cancer before, it costs a mere $! has been shown to preserve the lives of u ' information; And call 775-982-4019 for a free technology to give you peace of mind. EATHE EASI E R. is caught, the better the chance the lung lO times smaller than ever . . hour of your day. Early detection -- it Please visit for more R E N O W r'N 0 R G / B R 982 the skill, expertise and e e e 1 HR 4 0 1 9 e "4 Dr. Homer Cissell President Lassen Community College July 8, 2001 and continuing to the present. As a result, claimant alleges he suffered emotional distress, a.dverse employment actions, loss of wages, loss of employment, public humiliation, profes- sional slander arid interfer- ence in his professional con- tract and positions. He claims continuing damages because of the requirement that he commute long dis: tances in order to obtain employment. "We referred the claim to our claims administrator, Keenan & Associates for review. The recommendation is made that the Board take no action on the late portion of the claim (those acts that accrued longer than six months prior to the date of presentation) and return said portion as untimely. As to the timely portion, (those acts occurring within six months of presentation) the Board took action to reject this por- tion of the claim." In the third case, a lawsuit filed by Karen Grosz, Bernadette Chavez, Vtcki Ramsey, Mary Kristina Bishop, Sandra Beckwith, Toni Poulsen, Marshel Cous0, Katherine Leao and Denise Stevenson, the trustees directed Cissell to appeal the selection of counsel. In the fourth case, the board took no action on nego- tiations between Cissell, the district's negotiator, and the colleges unrepresented employees. : : special meetin 11 "Participating Effectively in District and College Governance." LCC President Dr. :Homer Cissell said the training is mandatory for all faculty and staff except for those whose responsibilities require them to remain at their work sta- tions. Since the training is mandatory for all faculty and staff, most offices on campus will be closed from 9 to 11 Vis~ whetherinthe paper or not, we may have what you're looking for! a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. '!We've never had this kind of training before at the cam- pus, so it's very important everybody go through this training," Cissell said. This training directly addresses some of the con- cerns by the accreditation committee and the chancel- lor's office regarding the leadership of the college. "It's going to be important for everyone to attend this training so we, come to an agreement on,hat shared governance is and the pro- cesses by which it is carried out," Cissell said. "It's extremely imPortant to the future of the college that we develop a single understand- ing of shared governance as required by California law. The meeting is open to the public. It Shouldn't To Go Information and assistance is available 24 hours. 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