to Pisa from travels abroad and introduced Arabic numerals and
calculations to Western culture in his book "Liber Abaci." He also
discovered a number sequence that can be found in nature, music, poetry,
art and computers.
LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS HAVE FUND-RAISING EVENT
The Assn. of Latin American Students (ALAS) and the Ethnic Studies
Department are sponsoring a Pena from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday in the new
J.W. Smith Student Center banquet room at GCC.
Proceeds will benefit the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous
Organizations of Honduras (CONIPH). The association is trying to raise
money for a computer system for the human rights organization.
The event features a Mexican Ballet Folklorico presentation, Andean
and Caribbean music performed by Vientos De Sur, book exhibits, crafts
and Latin American food.
General admission is $10 and $5 for students. Children 12 and under
are admitted free. Donations are welcome. For information, call 240-1000,
PROGRAM OFFERS HOLIDAY-THEMED TOURS
Two holiday trips are offered this month by the Glendale College
Community Services Education program. This Saturday, the elegance of a
turn-of-the-century Christmas can be found at the 1905 Feynes Mansion in
The mansion tour includes the chance to see original furnishings and
paintings and have a holiday luncheon in the dining room. After lunch,
participants continue touring the mansion, the Folk Art Museum and the
gardens where the trees are full of old-fashioned holiday decorations.
After exploring the early days of Pasadena, guests will visit the
California Institute of Technology. The fee is $55. The tour is from 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 16, a holiday cruise of lights at Huntington Harbor
is offered. This trip goes to the South Bay area for a cruise past
waterside homes that are decorated as an annual event. The afternoon
starts with a stop in Long Beach and an opportunity to visit the Long
Beach Aquarium, to shop at the boutiques in the area, or visit the Queen
In the evening, the motorcoach proceeds to Huntington Harbor for a
cruise through canals to see displays of animated scenes and lights. The
boat offers views from inside and outside. The fee is $49. The trip is
from noon to 8:30 p.m.
To sign up for either holiday trip, call 548-0864, ext. 5015 or 5016.
On Campus is written by the staff of Glendale Community College.