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West Sacramento Center Celebrates 5 Years

The Sacramento City College West Sacramento Center is celebrating its 5-year birthday on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the celebration at the center, which will include a short program led by SCC President Kathryn Jeffery and an open house.

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Kondos ‘Exchange Show’ Opens Jan. 29

The Kondos Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 29 for “The Exchange Show,” featuring the works of recent graduates from the Sacramento State Master of Arts program.

The reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kondos Gallery at the Sacramento City College main campus.

Featured artists are Phillip Altstatt, Jeff Carter, Afsaneh Dehbozorg, Jeff Mayry, Roberta Rousos, Brad Starkey and Minh Tran.

The exhibit runs from Jan. 29 through Feb. 20. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 12-4 p.m; Friday, 12-3 p.m.; or by appointment by contacting stevens@scc.losrios.edu or calling 558-2559.

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Sacramento City College: A Look Back at 2014

It’s a new year and a new semester! We’re excited for what lies ahead, but let’s take a moment to reflect on some highlights from the past year at Sacramento City College.

The SCC Public Information Office compiled some major student achievements, college milestones and more in the slideshow below. You can also view it here.

The presentation captures only a small piece of the many accomplishments from students, faculty and staff at SCC. We thank everyone at the college for making 2014 a great year!

For best results, start presentation, then click the icon at the bottom right corner of the video to enable “Fullscreen” mode. You can manually click through each slide or select “Autoplay” (next to “Fullscreen” icon).

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Student IDs and Transit Stickers Now Available

Happy New Year students!

You are now able to pick up Spring semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers). Pick-up locations include the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers.

View the calendar for specific dates, times and locations between now and the Jan. 17 start to the Spring 2015 semester.

For more information on Access cards and UTP stickers, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.

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Pedestrian Bridge Construction Continues through Spring Semester

Construction of a pedestrian bridge linking the Light Rail station at Sacramento City College and the Curtis Park II subdivision will continue through the spring semester.

The construction requires the closure of the road behind the SCC parking structure and around the back of the campus. Please plan your travels accordingly to bypass the closed road into or out of the campus.

The pedestrian bridge is a City of Sacramento project. It has been in the planning stages for many years, and will enhance access to SCC’s main campus and the Light Rail station.

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Convocation Includes Accreditation Review

Spring Convocation was held Friday, Jan. 16, with the main focus on SCC’s Accreditation Schedule for 2015. The program began with the handing out of several Awards of Excellence to faculty members and the introduction of new staff members. President Kathryn E. Jeffery spoke about the accomplishments of Sac City during 2014, and Chancellor Brian King gave everyone an update on Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal and the upcoming anniversaries throughout the Los Rios District.

Then, Accreditation Tri-Chairs – Don Palm, Ginnie May and Kelli Irwin – updated the crowd on the steps that have already taken place to write the self evaluation. Faculty were then asked to go to City Cafe for a light lunch and opportunity to delve more deeply into the self evaluation. This first draft of the document is due to the district office for their review on Feb. 6.

Convocation is the official start to the semester, traditionally held the day before classes begin.

 

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Storm Warning: The Aftermath

Students and Staff,

The campus is looking quite nice after the downpour of Thursday, Dec. 11. Despite some minor facilities issues, everything is open and on track. Classes are being held and offices are open for business.

We wish to thank you for following our various updates throughout the storm. Hopefully, they made a difference in your decisions on travel and access to and from campus.

Have a good day and weekend. Students, we wish you well on your finals.

Rick Brewer, Communications and Public Information Officer

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County Awards Sac City for Designated Smoking Areas

SCC was recognized recently by the Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition for implementing a total of eight Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) at the main campus and the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers in response to health and environmental concerns.

College nurse Wendy Gomez, who spearheaded the campus effort, accepted the award on behalf of SCC at the Tobacco Control Coalition’s 17th Annual Recognition Meeting. The coalition operates under the County Department of Health and Human Services.

The need to address smoking concerns on campus came about through a formal complaint and the issue moved through the college’s shared governance process. A survey was conducted to hear the opinions of students and employees. Based on the results of the survey and feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups, the new campus environmental standard was created and the Designated Smoking Areas were formed. Under the new standard, smoking at the college and its learning centers is allowed only at Designated Smoking Areas.

The DSAs are enforced in tandem with the Los Rios Community College District’s longstanding policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes and operable windows.

DSA locations and additional information can be found online at www.scc.losrios.edu/healthservices/smokingmatters.

 

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Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

The Great American Smokeout is on Thursday, Nov. 20. Each year, the American Cancer Society asks smokers to quit smoking for one day, on the third Thursday of November.

To support this national effort, Sacramento City College Health Services and STAND will be in the Quad at the main campus on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide information about smoking cessation.

At the beginning of the fall semester, SCC also implemented a total of eight Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) at the main campus and the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers in response to health and environmental concerns.

Recently, SCC was recognized by the Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition for creating the smoking areas.

College nurse Wendy Gomez, who spearheaded the campus effort, accepted the award on behalf of SCC at the Tobacco Control Coalition’s 17th Annual Recognition Meeting. The coalition operates under the County Department of Health and Human Services.

The need to address smoking concerns on campus came about through a formal complaint and the issue moved through the college’s shared governance process. A survey was conducted to hear the opinions of students and employees. Based on the results of the survey and feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups, the new campus environmental standard was created and the Designated Smoking Areas were formed. Under the new standard, smoking at the college and its learning centers is allowed only at Designated Smoking Areas.

The DSAs are enforced in tandem with the Los Rios Community College District’s longstanding policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes and operable windows.

DSA locations and additional information can be found online at www.scc.losrios.edu/healthservices/smokingmatters.

 

Kondos Self Portrait Fall 2014

16 Self-Portraits at Kondos Thru Nov. 26

Before there were “selfies,” artists would use mediums other than the camera to create self-portraits. For the Kondos Gallery’s November exhibit, sixteen artists were asked to create self-portraits using any medium they wished.

The “Self-Portraits” show will run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 26. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

The featured artists are: J.R. Adan, Jeff Carter, Julia Couzens, Fred Dalkey, Gioia Fonda, Marcy Friedman, Anne Gregory, Gregory Kondos, Pat Mahony, Tony Natsoulas, Jack Ogden, Ron Peetz, Michael Stevens, Gerald Walburg, Mary Warner and Ken Waterstreet.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 12-4 p.m.; Friday, 12-3 p.m.; or by appointment. To make an appointment, contact stevens@scc.losrios.edu or call 558-2559.