A man sitting on a fountain playing his guitar.
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 20

Living in California, residents are accustomed to the possibility of a summer drought. However with 2014 being the hottest year California has experienced in over a century, there is cause for greater concern. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a State of Emergency and informed state officials to take action and prepare for the continuation of this year’s drought.

According to director Gregory Hayman of the Operations Office, City College is taking the necessary steps to solve the problem.

“The [City College] fountain does recycle the water it uses,” said Hayman

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City College welcomes faculty and staff
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Sept. 12

Sacramento City College welcomed a significant number of newly hired faculty and staff, according to City College President Kathryn Jeffery.Sacramento City College welcomed a significant number of newly hired faculty and staff, according to City College President Kathryn Jeffery.

“This is the first time in a very long time that we have been able to hire the number of faculty that we’ve been able to hire this year,” said Jeffery during her fall 2014 Convocation address. “This is the first time that we’ve been able to hire as many classified employees.”

The new employees are:

Management • Laduan Smedley, Vice President of Administration • Art Pimentel, Dean, West Sacramento Center Full-time Faculty • Randy Allen, Photography/Journalism • Julia Allender, Head Coach Women’s Basketball • Jodi Angel, English • Rubal Brar, Counselor • John Buonauro, Mechanical

Electrical Technology • Linda Costello, Accounting • Mark Dennis, Psychology • Mark Hunter, Mathematics • Bryan Krofchok, Computer

Information Science • Brian Mom, Business Law/Business • Tsz Yan Ngai, Mathematics • Daniel Paulson, Music • Loretta Richard, Tutoring coordinator • Karen Tercho, Librarian • Scott Thompson, Physical Therapy Assistant

Longtime Temporary Faculty • Dominick Green, Chemistry • Betsy Guzzetta, Nursing • Michael Iredale, Nursing •…» Read More

New building to open doors in spring
By | News Editor
Sept. 12

The New Student Services building, under construction north of the Rodda buildings, is on target to be serving students by mid- to late spring, according to City College Director of Operations Greg Hayman.

Student Services will be located on the first floor of the new building, and the photography and journalism departments will call the second floor home, according to Hayman.

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District-wide parking fee increase
By | Contributing Editor
Sept. 12

Los Rios students who drive to campus and pay to park in the student parking areas were greeted with a fee increase over the summer as the Los Rios Community College District raised the daily parking permit fee from $1 to $2 at all four campuses.

The increase took effect July 1 and will be accompanied by increases to monthly passes beginning next year. According to district Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications and Media Relations Mitchel Benson, the decision to raise the fees was made at a May 14 district Board of Trustees meeting.

City College Business Services Supervisor Robert Heidt said this is the first increase to parking fees since 1997 when the daily fee went from 75 cents to $1.

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KCRA interviews Express editor on campus about Stanford study
By | Online Editor
Sept. 10

Linguistic researchers from Stanford University were on campus Friday interviewing City College students as part of a statewide listening tour.

The tour is providing data for a continuing study on regional accents in speech. The researchers specifically targeted City College students who were born and raised in the area.

KCRA conducted a news report on the study Friday and interviewed the Express’s own features editor, Kristopher Hooks.

The following is a link to the report:

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Student Access-to-everything Card
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 4

Every City College student should take the time to pick up their Student Access Card.

The personalized identification card gives students access to use all of the amenities available in the Learning Resource Center and grants them a semester-long Regional Transit bus and light rail pass.

On top of these standard benefits, the Student Access Card, when used in the community, opens up a new realm of advantages. Students can flash their Student Access Card and receive a discount in return, just for being a student.

Scouring the Internet, compiled a compact list of places that, with a valid student ID

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Nominations for student leadership panel ends Friday
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2

The deadline to submit nominees for students to serve on the Disciplinary Appeals panel is Sept. 5 at noon.

“Let’s say you’re a student and something happens and you get in trouble,” said Student Leadership and Development Faculty Coordinator Kimberlee Beyrer, “But you think it’s not right, it’s unfair, whatever the outcome was…students have a right to appeal.”

The Disciplinary Appeals panel is the embodiment of a student’s right to appeal, said Beyrer. The Student Associated Council and Student Leadership and Development are accepting nominations to appoint five students who are fair and impartial in hearing disciplinary appeals cases this academic year.

Both SAC and SLD want nominees to come from across different fields of study and represent City College’s diversity said Beyrer.

“It’s a great learning opportunity for students who are sitting on the panel,” said Beyrer.

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Friday last chance sign-up for Welcome Day
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2

Sept. 5 is the last day for City College departments, organizations and clubs to submit the required forms to participate in Welcome Day on Sept. 11.

Hosted by Student Leadership and Development, Welcome Day invites the City College campus community to welcome new and returning students to City College.

“The event will feature department resources and organizations on campus,” said Student Affairs Specialist Christopher Torres. “[Welcome Day] is an effort to help the campus community get plugged-in with each other, to help new students get an idea of what’s available to them.”

Welcome Day will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the City College quad.

SLD encourages the community to serve the students by volunteering for the lunchtime and evening barbeques.

“It’s a great volunteer opportunity for the campus community,” said Torres. “I open it up for anybody to volunteer: students, faculty and staff.”

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Clearing the air on new campus smoking policy
By | Staff Writer
Aug. 27

A new smoking policy took effect Aug. 23 at City College limiting the areas where people can smoke to six specific locations on campus.

The policy, titled Change is in the Air, alerted students and staff members of the new designated areas and parking lots where they are expected to smoke in order to promote a smoke-free, clean air environment on campus.

“I’m very happy to see that we’re moving in a healthy direction for our students and our employees,” says Wendy Gomez, Health Services nurse at City College and chair faculty member for the Subcommittee of the Safety Committee who orchestrated the new smoking policy.

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By | Staff Writer
May 13

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society decided the next City College chapter governing body by a majority vote May 8.

City College’s Beta Eta Psi chapter of PTK elected five new officers from among nine to leadership positions by a hand-counted vote at the honor society’s chapter meeting Thursday in the City Cafe. No candidate ran opposed.

By majority vote, PTK’s 2014-15 Beta Eta Phi City College chapter officers will be:

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