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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.

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Third 5-Week Classes Start Nov. 4

The fall semester has started, but there’s still time to enroll in classes. Fast-Track classes are an opportunity for students to start certain full-credit classes halfway or later into the semester. They’re a great option for students who prefer an alternative to the 16-week full semester class offerings.

If you are looking for a class, check out the course schedule to see what is available. Enroll soon because seats fill quickly!

Here are some important dates to remember regarding Fast-Track classes this spring semester*:

  • Week of Oct. 16: Second 8-week classes begin
  • Week of Nov. 4: Third 5-week classes begin

To enroll or learn more about the Los Rios Steps to Success, visit success.losrios.edu. Find your success today!

*Deadlines

Arts and Crafts Faire

Arts & Crafts Faire Oct. 21-23

Sacramento City College’s annual Arts & Crafts Faire brings more than 30 vendors from throughout the region selling their arts and crafts, bags, jewelry and much more Oct. 21-23 on the Quad.

Live musical performances are scheduled for 12-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday the 21st and Thursday the 23rd.

Additionally, student clubs will host fundraisers and members will be available to answer questions about their clubs.

For more information, contact 916-558-2381.

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‘Rock the School Bells’ Empowers Students through Hip-Hop

Sacramento City College will host its second annual “Rock the School Bells” daylong educational outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 18, on the college campus. Organizers expect the free conference, which uses hip-hop to get regional high school students excited about college, will attract about 250 participants this year.

Last year’s inaugural event at the college connected 135 high school and Sacramento City College students in activities such as an emcee battle, dance battle and workshops featuring local artists and nonprofits. The goal is to emphasize the importance of higher education and the value of personal development, healthy lifestyles and positive social change within the community. From its origins at Skyline Community College in San Bruno in 2007, RTSB has used the “edu-tainment” approach to touch the lives of thousands of young people along the west coast.

“This year we’re going to open the conference with a quick energizer featuring the five elements of hip-hop culture,” said RTSB organizer and SCC faculty member Ken Times. “Students will see an exhibition of hip-hop dance styles and graffiti, which will be led by an emcee and a DJ presenting their skills. The fifth element is knowledge of self, so after the energizer we’ll send them out to their workshops, which are based on hip-hop culture, higher education, social justice and self-development.”

Event co-organizer and SCC faculty member Adam Freas describes the daylong activities as a “balance of lecture, discussion, discourse, physical movement and engagement” that can be enjoyed by all.

“We want to engage the students and reframe how they approach education with the mindset that they don’t have to just sit there and be talked to – they can be part of the process,” Freas said.

Teaching students that they have the power to shape their educational experiences also instills in them a confidence that will carry over to their careers, Times said. “What we like to say to students is ‘Find your hip-hop,’” he added.

For more information, visit www.rtsbsac.org or www.facebook.com/RTSB916.

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Panthers FB Team Wins in a Shootout

Quarterback Jason Samuels threw for six touchdown passes, including the game-winner with less than 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter as the SCC Panthers beat Chabot 52-49 on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hughes Stadium.

Samuels finished the game with 438 yards passing on 37 completions. His favorite target was wide receiver Jordan Morrison, who caught 16 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers are now 3-2 on the season, and ranked 7th in Northern California. They begin conference play on Oct. 18.

To learn more about SCC Athletics, visit sccpanthers.losrios.edu.

Photo credit: Dianne Rose

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Fast-Track Classes Start Oct. 16

The fall semester has started, but there’s still time to enroll in classes. Fast-Track classes are an opportunity for students to start certain full-credit classes halfway or later into the semester. They’re a great option for students who prefer an alternative to the 16-week full semester class offerings.

If you are looking for a class, check out the course schedule to see what is available. Enroll soon because seats fill quickly!

Here are some important dates to remember regarding Fast-Track classes this spring semester*:

  • Week of Oct. 16: Second 8-week classes begin
  • Week of Nov. 4: Third 5-week classes begin

To enroll or learn more about the Los Rios Steps to Success, visit success.losrios.edu. Find your success today!

*Deadlines