January 2015

West Sac Center celebrates 5-year anniversary

Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center opened its 5-year anniversary Jan. 29 with a lion dance by the Eastern Martial Arts group to celebrate the…

Five art shows coming to Kondos Gallery this spring

City College’s Fischbacher Fine Arts building houses the Kondos Gallery, perhaps one of the best-kept secrets on campus.

“I’m always asking people if they’ve been to see something in the gallery, and they go, ‘We don’t have a gallery!'” said Jennifer Griffin, an instructional assistant in the art department..

According to Griffin, the gallery, which is located between the Lusk Center, which houses the classrooms and student store, and City College’s Performing Arts Center, will host five art shows this semester. Each show begins with a reception, usually with the featured artists in attendance, to open the installment.

Griffin hopes that attendance will increase and interest will spread around campus.

Each of this semester’s installments will be on display in the Kondos Gallery for about a month.

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Cultural Awareness Center commemorates Black History Month

The Cultural Awareness Center is kicking off the new year with a presentation and reading by author and educator Kakwasi Somadhi, and will host events throughout February to honor Black History Month.

“For Black History Month, we try to offer a bunch of diverse programs,” says Tamara Knox, a student personnel assistant at the CAC. “We’re going to have a panel about the protest movement. With everything that’s going on in the news now, it’ll be great to have a dialogue about it.”

The CAC strives to provide exciting programs that reflect the diversity of the campus, and promote the core values of the college. The center, which is nestled between the cafeteria and South Gym, is open for students to study and seek academic aid and hosts special events. The CAC sponsors educational films, dynamic speakers, community forums and diversity workshops to foster inclusion and cultural pride.

Glowing Glass

It’s mid-morning on a surprisingly cool June day in Sacramento, but it’s already sweltering in the white warehouse less than a half mile from City College.

The coolest of the fi ve ovens in the hot shop is kept at 960 degrees Fahrenheit.

“I got more burns at the pizza parlor I worked for,” says René Steinke, artist and owner of Sacramento Art Glass. “You don’t respect 450 degrees. Not really. But when your coolest oven is close to a thousand degrees, you’re a lot more careful.”

Men’s basketball snaps 6-game losing streak

City College men’s basketball defeated Big 8 Conference rival Delta College in a close 71-66 victory Jan. 23, breaking a six-game losing streak.

After trailing 27-24 at halftime, the Panthers gained control for the majority of the second half, outscoring Delta 47-42.

“At halftime, I told [the team] that this wasn’t a game of adjustments,” said City College head coach Andrew Jones. “We were doing what we wanted to do defensively, but we turned the ball over too much in the first half and we missed too many free throws and layups. As long as our offense and defense were doing what they were doing, I told them, we could win.”

City College receives $100K anonymous donation

City College received an anonymous charitable donation of $100,000 during the winter recess.

The funds were specifically designated for student scholarships, according to Executive Director of College Advancement Mary Leland.

City College has received other large donations in the past – the largest being $1.75 million from a bequest, according to Leland – but the $100,000 donation is significant.

“For a cash gift from a live donor, that’s very important. And we were very excited to get it,” said Leland.

Photo of the Day: January 23, 2015

Hughes Stadium shrouded in fog on Tuesday morning. Photo by MJ Ongoy // Social Media Manager // thatswhatmjsaid@gmail.com