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Nominations for student leadership panel ends Friday
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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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By | Staff Writer
May 8, 2014

Sacramento Regional Transit line has added four additional trip routes to lessen the impact on commuters affected by the Fix50 construction project, which is a resurfacing of Highway 50 that will continue through June 25.

Seeking alternative transportation is recommended on the Fix50 informational website to “alleviate congestion and avoid traffic delays.”

Regional Transit has added supplemental light rail trips on both the Blue Line (Meadowview and Watt/I-80) and the Gold Line (Folsom and Sunrise).

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The results are in
By | Staff Writer
May 8, 2014

City College students made their voices heard April 8–9, casting votes using eServices to determine which candidates will govern the campus beginning July 1.

By majority vote, City College Student Associated Council incoming officers for fall 2014 are:

• Sandeep Singh, president • Monica Sepulveda, vice president • Kimberly Le, senator • Lincoln Scott, secretary of public relations • Paige Schlict, Secretary of Sustainability

Omba Kipuke (American River College) was elected student trustee for the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, defeating City College candidate and residing Secretary of Public Relations Gavin Fielder.

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Setting up an iSEP
By | Staff Writer
May 8, 2014

For first-time City College students starting this fall and spring, Nov. 1 is the deadline to complete an individual student educational plan (iSEP) to guarantee priority enrollment, according to City College Admissions and Records and counseling staff.

The iSEP is the third part of the new enrollment process, which also includes orientation and assessment, said City College counselor Kris Janssen.

To develop an iSEP, a student must make an appointment with a City College counselor. During this appointment the counselor can educate the student about general education courses, major requirements and degree-oriented electives, according to the iSEP page on the City College website.

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Traffic headaches around City College
By | Staff Writer
May 7, 2014

Some of City College’s students may have needed to find a new route to school because of the Fix 50 project, which began April 22 and will last through June 25, consisting of construction on eastbound Highway 50 followed by construction on the westbound lanes.

“We notified faculty about the construction and made a special note to them to please be understanding as much as possible of students that are coming in from various areas in the Greater Sacramento area and to be aware that tardiness is a possibility due to this,” said Amanda Davis, City College’s Public Information Officer. “We’ve encouraged them to be understanding as appropriate.”

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New building on schedule for completion
By | News Editor
May 7, 2014

In June 2013, a vintage City College building, known to students as the Student Services and Administration of Justice building, was torn down and a construction project to create a new student services building began.

According to City College Vice President of Administrative Services Robert Martinelli, the new two-story building, which will include 16,000 square feet of usable space, doubles the space of the original building, and is on schedule to meet its February 2015 completion goal, partly thanks to California’s recent dry weather.

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Phi Theta Kappa officer elections 5/8
By | Staff Writer
May 7, 2014

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society will hold its annual officer elections inside City College’s City Café, May 8.

PTK’s  City College chapter Beta Eta Psi encourages honor society members to have a hand in determining incoming officers by voting at its chapter meeting Thursday from noon to 12:50 p.m. inside City Café #2.

Members may nominate themselves or PTK members by email to City College’s honors program coordinator Professor Paul Frank at FrankP@scc.losrios.edu. Nomination must be received before in-person voting begins at the chapter meeting May 8.

Residing Executive Vice President of Beta Eta Psi Tashi Nacario has created a website with information about the election process, current candidates and an evaluation survey of the current officers. Visit the site at www.sccptkelections.weebly.com.

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