Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CGCC Performing Arts Department Presents “Fiddler on the Roof” and Other Holiday Performances

Support your fellow students by attending one of the upcoming musical and theater performances now through December 13. Kicking-off this week is the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof” November 30-December 2. Norman Jewison’s award winning musical production tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia.

If you can’t make it to “Fiddler on the Roof,” catch one of the Student Dance Showcase events on December 8 and 9 or the Student Actors Showcase and Marimba Concert on December 8. On December 9, the CGCC Concert Choir is proud to be the featured choir with the Symphony of the Southwest Orchestra in a holiday celebration at the Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater.

Closing out the fall season will be the Winter Sampler Music Concert on December 11. This is a great opportunity to enjoy sounds of the holidays by talented student groups followed by the Broadway Solo Recital on December 13.

All shows are open to the public and most are free.

For ticketed events, tickets can be purchased online or at the CGCC Box Office located on the Pecos Campus. The box office window opens one hour before show time. Attendees can purchase available tickets or pick up reserved tickets from Will Call. Student prices are offered to those with a valid student ID. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. For additional information, further assistance or a complete calendar of events, please call the box office at 480-732-7343 or visit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Holiday Reminders

On behalf of the CGCC faculty and staff, we want to express our sincere thanks for allowing us to support you throughout the academic year.

A couple of reminders before we break for the holiday:

All CGCC campuses will be closed November 23 & 24
Classes resume on November 27
Midday Jazz Concert November 29
“Fiddler on the Roof” Performance November 30-December 2
Student Dance Showcase December 8 & 9
Student Actors Showcase and Marimba Concert December 8
Concert Choir Symphony of the Southwest Orchestra at the Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater December 9
Last Day of Regular Classes December 10
Final Exams December 11-14
Winter Sampler Music Concert on December 11
Broadway Solo Recital on December 13

We hope you have a wonderful holiday surrounded by family, friends, and of course, good food. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Empty Bowls Raises Funds to Fight Local Hunger

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) raised over $5,700 for AZCEND, formerly Chandler Christian Community Center, to assist families in need of food at the 5th Annual Empty Bowls event on Tuesday, October 24th. The event was sponsored by members of Student Life and the Service-Learning Office. Attendees purchased handmade ceramic bowls for $10 made by the CGCC service-learning ceramic students with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting AZCEND.

"We cannot thank our ceramics faculty and students enough for sharing their art in such a unique way,” said Alexandra Cannell-Wendt, Service-Leaning Coordinator at CGCC. “For every $20 raised, CGCC was to provide $100 worth of food to AZCEND. We are also thankful for nutrition students and faculty who helped serve soup and bread, our donors, and AZCEND for partnering to help end food insecurity in our community.”

Event attendees were served a 300-calorie meal which included a cup of hot soup and a bread roll donated by Dilly's Deli and Liberty Market. This small portion meal was meant to signify the average number of calories a food-insecure person eats in one day.

Empty Bowls at CGCC is part of a district-wide fundraiser that raises funds for families in support of World Food Day (October 16), a day of action for people around the world to come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger.

AZCEND’s mission and vision is to change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected thriving community and to have a healthy and productive community built on a foundation of dignity and hope. Each year AZCEND distributes over 15,000 food boxes locally with enough food to feed 50,000 adults and children. For more information about AZCEND visit