News

By | Editor in Chief
April 22, 2014

A bomb threat Tuesday at City College resulted in the temporary evacuation of the Learning Resource Center.

According to Captain Chris Day of the Los Rios Police Department, at 2:30 p.m. an anonymous caller phoned in the threat to the California Highway Patrol.

Multiple Los Rios police units responded. In addition to City College officers, units from all of the district’s campuses responded.

“ARC, Folsom, CRC—they’re all here,” said Day.

An initial search of the building failed to uncover anything suspicious, reported Los Rios police officer Sargent Jay Lampano.

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Avian homes fill Kondos Gallery 4/11
By | Associate Editor
April 11, 2014

Kondos Gallery opened its newest exhibition, Birdhouses 4, with a lively reception April 3 at City College.

The fourth annual Birdhouse exhibition at Kondos Gallery featured local artists’ takes on namesake birdhouses, its opening reception packed-to-bursting with guests of which many knew one another.

“It’s crowded in there,” said attendee Jerry Norris. “But I did get around to all of the houses.”

From the rustic to the sleek and modern, birdhouses of all sorts comprise the display at Kondos Gallery. One formed of crumpled sheet music. Another a multi-family avian dwelling shaped as a cross with Mickey Mouse plush impaled to it. An ornate paper castle with scenes from classic fairy tales peek out through sides cutout of towering cardboard creations. A street lamp turned dwelling.

Some works suspend from the gallery ceiling, others stand upright on shelves, while still another rests amid depicted trees. None the imitator, a true tree limb coddling a nest appeared to sprout from a gallery wall.

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By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

City College Disability Services and Programs for Students—DSPS—will host the eighth annual Disability Awareness Day April 10 in the Quad from 10 am to 2 pm.

In a continuing effort to help people with disabilities succeed, increase public awareness of disabilities and dispel stigmas associated with disability, DSPS presents Disability Awareness Day on campus Wednesday.

According an event announcement from DSPS coordinator Gwyneth Tracy, representatives of various agencies plan to answer questions and provide demonstrations, tools and experiences. The event will also feature assistive technology such as Braille equipment and software by Apple for blind and visually impaired iPad users.

For additional event information contact Fong Vang at vangf@scc.losrios.edu or (916) 650-2792.

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City College goes green 4/22-23
By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Inspired by his students’ desire to help the environment and community, Phi Theta Kappa honors program coordinator and political science Professor Paul Frank is helping coordinate the only major eco-conscious event on campus to coincide with Earth Week.

This year’s festivities take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Quad. Phi Theta Kappa and Student Leadership & Development, under the advisement of Frank, will offer the City College community an education on what going green is all about.

The two-day event is focused around International Earth Day, this year on April 22, and will feature vendors that will have displays on the importance of green farming in the community.

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Water Worries
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

According to a Jan. 17 proclamation of a state of emergency by Gov. Jerry Brown, 2014 is projected to be California’s driest year on record. Brown has called on Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.

At this time City College has not received word from the Los Rios Community College District regarding any policy changes that might a effect campus water usage, said City College Communication and Public Information Officer Amanda Davis.

“For the eight years I have been here, I have always heard ‘drought’ as a buzz word,” Davis said. “But I think this is the first time it seems like a real issue. I mean, Folsom [Lake] is just a stream now.  This is serious.”

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New City College website up and running
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

City College website has received a makeover and now features a new interface, easier to navigate sections and an responsive design that will allow viewing on cell phones and tablets to resize the website for a more intuitive experience.

During March, the website design team hosted informational forums where members of the design team demonstrated the use of the new website, answered questions and made notes on improvements provided by attendees in an effort to introduce City College’s new online look that officially went live March 31.

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By | Staff Writer
April 8, 2014

City College is celebrating Math Awareness month in April with a day of arithmetic festivities April 9.

City College’s Staff Resource Center invites all on campus to join in celebrating Math-Awareness month with a variety of hands on activities Wednesday in the Quad, outside the Learning Resource Center. The event is City College’s effort to make math fun while at the same time is a flex-credit opportunity for faculty.

According to Staff Resource Center event promotional materials, planned activities for the day include:

• A geometric hair- braiding demo • Sidewalk chalk Spiro-graphing • An interactive display of Fibonacci poetry • A human sundial activity • An activity on how to read Roman numerals • A math tattoo slideshow

Students are encouraged inquire of their respective faculty members if attending earns extra credit.

For more information, email assistant professor Gioia Fonda in the art department—FondaG@scccc.losrios.edu—for more information or contact Dean of Learning Resources Rhonda Rios Kravitz at (916) 558-2254 or FondaG@scccc.losrios.edu.

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By | Staff Writer
April 8, 2014

The voting period for the Student Associated Council—Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board—is Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8–9, and election voting is taking place online this year.

Enrolled students who are interested in voting for their favorite candidates can click on the “Vote!” tab on eservices, after logging in to their accounts. Voting is open from 7 a.m. 11:30 p.m. From this tab, students can also access information on candidates by viewing the student elections voting guide.

According to the website, “Only students who are enrolled in the Colleges of the District may vote in student body association and student trustee elections. A student may vote in the student body association election at each college they are enrolled in at the time of the election.”

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By | Online Editor in Chief
March 30, 2014

City College launched its fully redesigned more user-friendly website March 31 at http://www.scc.losrios.edu.

City College unveiled its new modern site Monday, thanks to thoughtful collaboration amongst the website’s redevelopment team whose work received critical attention. According to City College Confidential Public Information Officer Amanda Davis, the team remained focused on its goal of satisfying the expectations and needs of site visitors.

“Student success and building (an) user-friendly site has been at the heart of this project,” said Davis earlier.

The redevelopment team diligently combined efforts to unbury hard-to-find content and end no-result search returns typical of the old site. Site visitors were greeted Monday with an expanded database of up-to-date information more easily found.

Although the new site is designed for a more user-friendly experience, there may be a learning period before some users are fully comfortable using the sites features. City College’s upcoming website familiarizations sessions are free for the taking and will provide training specific to successful outcomes while navigating the website—keep on the lookout for session dates.

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Addressing sexual assault on campus and globally
By | Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

“No means yes, and yes means anal!”

Fraternity brothers chanted this while marching blindfolded pledges across the Yale University campus in the middle of the night in 2010.

Professor Martin Morales, chair of the department of political science and global studies at Cosumnes River College, pointed out that if this can happen at Yale, a pinnacle of higher education, it can happen anywhere.

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