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The Dean’s Lecture Series is a special program selected by the Dean of the Truckee-Tahoe campus of Sierra College to celebrate lifelong learning. Dr. Kim Bateman selected Experts & Insights as the Dean’s Lecture Series 2009-2012 to showcase local academic talent and to thank the community for their support of the new Truckee campus.

“What better way to thank the community than to share the excitement of learning something new? Our region hosts a wealth of active and retired professors who are incredibly knowledgeable and excel in communicating their passion for study and discovery.”

Due to overwhelming popularity, the Dean’s Lecture Series will continue with a new program, Sierra College Insights. It is an interactive exchange which will replace the Experts & Insights’ traditional lecture format. While continuing to offer an opportunity for intellectual dialogue across a range of scholarly subjects and issues, each month a different professor will present a fascinating look at his or her research-based discipline using a variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion, character enactment, slides, music and other state of the art technology. The emphasis will be on interaction and engagement.


The faculty for Sierra College Insights are professors, professors emeritus, and highly experienced professionals whose subject expertise is academic in nature. Preference in faculty selection will be for those who live or have considerable experience in the Truckee/North Tahoe region. All faculty volunteer their time and expertise and are greatly appreciated. If you would like to be considered for a Sierra College Insights presentation, please contact:


The Dean’s Lecture Series is designed for active-minded adults. Here’s what our students have to say…

“The presentation by Dr. Bateman was a delightful experience. The entire audience was involved, responsive, and very entertained. In our world today of recession, health care worries, wars and personal losses, her lecture was the perfect antidote and a wonderful way to spend a few hours. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Dr. Bateman is undoubtedly a fantastic asset to the college.”

“Last night was outstanding. Seldom do I have such a complete about face upon hearing a lecture. Thank you for planning and executing such an interesting and informative presentation. I certainly appreciate your scheduling Nigel Allan as a speaker. Your lecture series is a wonderful enrichment for our community.”

The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30pm in Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus.

Join us for an evening of contemporary and seasonal choral music performed by the Sierra College Chamber and Concert Choirs, under the direction of Sarah McQueen Cunningham. Traditional and contemporary holiday and seasonal choral music will be featured, including  selections from the film “Frozen,” arranged by the King Singers.

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA. Admission for this concert is $6 student/senior and $10 general. Tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Music Department. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at machines located in the campus parking lot.

For directions to the Music Building or more information about this concert and other events at Sierra College, call the Sierra College Music Department at (916) 660-8054 or log on to our website at Click on the Events tab at the top of the home page, then choose Music/Drama from the right side Event Categories.


Kimberly Bateman Dean Tahoe Truckee

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