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 // 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 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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By | Staff Writer
Dec. 11, 2013

Counseling department is preparing to assist all incoming students with iSEPs

AS THE FALL SEMESTER comes to a close, and the spring rapidly approaches, new students are getting ready to begin their journey at City College. For the counseling department at City College that means ramping up for a new load of Individual Student Education Plans or iSEPs.

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City College spring 2014 registration reminder
By | Staff Writer
Dec. 10, 2013

A friendly reminder to all upcoming students and current City College students about registration for spring and summer 2014.

All students have a different registration date. Each is designated a time and day to register for classes. Athletes have priority registration, which means they get the earliest registration date. Also, others in EOPS have an early registration date.

The best thing about knowing the registration date before time is that a student can shop for classes and check out teachers. Students can actually figure out what teachers are really helpful using the website, which shows all of the professors on campus and how they have been rated in the past.

Be sure not to wait until the last minute to sign up for classes, or you just might be stuck with a class or teacher you don’t want.

If any City College student has any type of questions regarding classes or registration dates, be sure to speak with a City College counselor. They’ll be able to assist a student in every way possible.

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 Appreciation reception for City College police captain
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 22, 2013

The Los Rios Police Department will host an appreciation reception today for Captain Valerie Cox from 2-4 p.m. in Rodda Hall North 258.

  “Captain Cox is being temporarily reassigned to American River College,” said City College Police Department student helper Jake Sanford.

  According to the college president’s administrative assistant Pamela Morrison, Los Rios Police Department staff members are often reassigned or rotated in order to guarantee that each officer has proper knowledge regarding the operations of all Los Rios campus.

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Art Court Theatre host’s fundraiser Nov.7
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 6, 2013

Lights, Cameras, new seating, oh my!

Time to spruce up Land Park’s historic amphitheater but organizers need your help!

City College’s Art Court Theatre will host a fundraising event for the historic Land Park amphitheater rehabilitation on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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