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By | Online editor
Feb. 10

City College President Kathryn Jeffery invites everyone on campus to join her for heart healthy activity Feb. 11 at the launch of Come Walk with Me.

“Health experts say, ‘The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits,’” said Jeffery in a Feb. 5 email. “And while walking together, we will build new connections while improving our health one step at a time.”

Come Walk with Me will launch Tuesday from 11:45-12:30 p.m., commencing at the south entrance of Hughes Stadium. Participants will enjoy light stretching, followed by a 20-minute walk. Water will be provided.

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Scholarship money up for grabs
By | News Editor
Feb. 5

Students who are looking for a little extra financial boost can apply for scholarships through the SCC Foundation or the City College Transfer Center.

Both the Foundation and the Transfer Center offer several scholarship opportunities for students, many of which require very little effort to apply for, according to the facilitators of the programs.

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Diverse community defines City College
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

The Face of Sacramento City College is changing with increasing ethnic minority enrollment, according to federal statistics. The growing percentage of students at City College who are Hispanic or Latino reflects a national population trend.

At 29 percent, Caucasians are the largest population group at City College, followed by Hispanic or Latino at 26 percent, Asians at 22 percent, and black or African-Americans at 12 percent, two or more races at 6 percent, unknown race or ethnicity at 3 percent, American Indian or Alaskan Native at 1 percent. The total population consists of 56 percent women and 44 percent men, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

National honor society welcomes 156 new members from City College at annual induction ceremony

CITY COLLEGE’S ACADEMIC HONOR society Phi Theta Kappa hosted its annual new member induction ceremony Nov. 13.

“This year there were 156 new members of Phi Theta Kappa with 25 of those new members attending the induction ceremony,” said academic honors program coordinator Professor Paul Frank.

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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

New bids will be available to extend or replace existing contract with district

THIS FALL LOS RIOS Community College District extended its food service contract with Aramark for another year. The food service contract gives the company exclusive rights to all food service, including any catering or concessions on campus.

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Future job training opportunities open up
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

AS THE COLD WEATHER arrives and outside temperatures drop, most students don’t even think twice about enjoying the warmth of the indoor buildings and classrooms on campus.

Except, probably, for the students in the buildings occupied by the Mechanical-Electrical Training (MET) department who get hands-on training from instructors on the maintenance and operation of climate control systems.

The MET building features a new state-of-the-art boiler facility run by the students that generates heat for their classrooms and training areas.

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Cameras monitor campus facilities
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

CITY COLLEGE’S OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT gained a new tool in its efforts to efficiently manage campus facilities this year by installing a monitor in its offices allowing video access to those facilities.

According to Director of Operations Greg Hayman, the operations department can more effectively serve its function by accessing live video feeds of campus areas that require involved management.

“We’re pretty much responsible for all managing and maintaining of facilities, and that’s what we use the cameras for primarily,” said Hayman.

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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

New bids will be available to extend or replace existing contract with district Will Owenby Staff Writer // will.owenbyexpress@gmail.com THIS FALL LOS RIOS Community College District extended its food service contract with Aramark for another year. The food service contract gives the company exclusive rights to all food service, including any catering or concessions on campus.

According to a City College food service update issued in October, the extension allows Aramark to continue the operation of all LRCCD food service facilities for one year, excluding vending machines.

The food service agreement approved in 2008 is composed of a series of one-year contracts, with a seven-year potential, which require an annual review before a renewal by the district.

The agreement with Aramark ends in 2015, and new bids for food service will be accepted at that time, according to Robert Martinelli, City College vice president of administration.

The contract financial commitment for the food service contract is $500,000, and of that amount $350,000 was spread among all four LRCCD colleges in the first year, according to Martinelli. The City College portion of the distributed contract funds purchased the Panther Pause trailer next to Lillard Hall.

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Website redesign
By | Editor-in-Chief
Dec. 11, 2013

A team of faculty, staff and students at City College has been working since the fall of 2012 to deliver a new and improved version of the scc.losrios.edu website during the spring 2014 semester, said graphic communication professor and integral team member Don Button.

The new site will be responsive, among other many changes and upgrades, meaning that when it is opened on a mobile device, the site will resize itself to the user’s screen size, said Button.

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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON IS NEAR and the Sacramento City College Scholarship Foundation wants to remind all students not to become one of the walking dead. The time to prepare for scholarship applications is now, according to Mary Leland executive director of the foundation.

“In October the foundation published a zombiethemed reminder card,” Leland said. “The cards were a collaborative design effort from our office staff, and we hoped zombies might get their attention.”

The intent of the card’s design was not to warn students about a possible threat from the undead on campus, but instead to alert students about the application period and their potential eligibility for one of the many scholarships administered by the foundation.

“It’s a myth for students to think they cannot apply for a scholarship unless they have a 3.5 or a 4.0 grade point average,” Leland said.

“We have 262 scholarships for every level of grade point average, major field of study or background,” she said, “and students should not be timid about applying.”

According to information provided on the back of the foundation’s reminder notice, the scholarship application period begins on Jan. 6, 2014, with a deadline for submissions on March 7, 2014.

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