Category Archives: Student Leadership & Development

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Jesus Debate Draws Big Crowd

Wednesday night’s forum in the Student Center, entitled “The Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend” drew a standing room only crowd of more than 200 people, who listened to two noted authors debate the authenticity of the New Testament Gospels, and ultimately if Jesus of Nazareth ever truly existed.

Author and filmmaker John Christy presented the Christian side of the debate, while author David Fitzgerald argued on behalf of atheists. Sacramento City College’s student clubs, SSA-SCC and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, presented the lively debate.

It was broadcast live on www.dogmadebate.com and videotaped for future broadcast on cable channels 15 and 16, through the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium.

 

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Run for Student Office

The SCC Student Associated Council (Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board) is looking for students to fill vacant positions for the 2015-2016 student year! No experience needed!

Student elections will be held April 14 and 15. Help SCC be better for students, while learning valuable teamwork skills.

ELECTION TIMELINE SPRING 2015

Candidate and election information are available at: http://studentelections.losrios.edu

 
Tuesday, Mar 10 Candidate Orientation, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., LRC 105
Highly encouraged for all candidates or those interested.

Tuesday, Mar 24 Candidate forms (Declaration of Candidacy, Public Information Form, Petitions, and Candidate Forum Confirmations) due by 5:00 p.m. to Kim Beyrer, Student Leadership & Development, SOG 226.

Friday, Mar 27 Succession Planning for Smooth Transitions Workshop,
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., BUS 240
Learn and strategize how to handle the transition from outgoing to incoming officers.

Apr 7-15 Campaign period.

Apr 7 & 9 Candidate Forums, Noon – 12:50 p.m., Quad
Attend to speak as a candidate and/or learn about candidates.

Apr 9 Campaign Expenditure Forms due by 3:00 p.m. to Kim Beyrer,
Student Leadership & Development, SOG 226.

Apr 14 Election promotions barbecue, 11:30 a.m. – food runs out, Quad

Apr 14-15 Election Days, 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., go to your eServices account and click on the VOTE! tab.

Apr 16-17 Election results posted, upon verification.

July 1 Effective date for new officers of the Student Associated Council.

 
Transitional Meetings: All outgoing and incoming officers must attend.
Apr 17 Joint Budget Committee, 11:00 a.m., City Café #1
Apr 27 & May 4 Clubs and Events Board, Noon, RHN 258
April 29 & May 6 Student Senate, 12:00 noon, RHN 258
TBA Mandatory Training, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Location TBA

All candidates are encouraged to enroll in SGVT 300 for the fall semester.
Contact: Student Leadership and Development, South Gym SOG 226, 916-558-2381, beyrerk@scc.losrios.edu

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Club Day was Thursday

SCC student clubs were on the Quad on March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to answer questions and provide information on what they have to offer. Hundreds of students joined in the festivities!

Applications for club participation continue to be available in the Student Leadership and Development Office, SOG 226.

For more information, contact SL&D at 558-2381.

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Student Speaker Wanted for Commencement

The Student Leadership and Development Office and the SCC Commencement Committee are looking for one student speaker to address the graduating classes that will walk the stage on May 20, 2015.

Selection criteria will be based on the following: 1) 3.0 GPA minimum, 2) Graduating by the end of Spring semester 2015, and 3) ability to address the graduating class, parents and campus community.

Candidates will need to complete an application form, which can be picked up in the SLD Office, located in South Gym 226.

The deadline to apply is March 27. Candidates will then be asked to present their speech before an auditioning committee, which will then select the student speaker. Good luck!

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Donation of “Condom Cart” on World AIDS Day

Thanks to the work of Adjunct Professor Patty Blomberg, several of her students in this semester’s Human Sexuality course, and the Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF), Sacramento City College is the recipient of a brand new motorized golf cart, called the “Condom Connection.”

The keys to the new golf cart, painted in SCC colors, with our logo and other catchy phrases (such as “Protect your Panther”), were formally given to Dr. Mary Turner, Vice President of Instruction, last night during a World AIDS Day celebration and remembrance at FACES nightclub in downtown Sacramento.

The “Condom Connection” will be delivered to the campus soon, and will then be used by our Health Services department to drive around the main campus and deliver free condoms and information concerning the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Unfortunately, the most at-risk age group for contracting STIs is between 20 and 29.

“We think this cart will be a fun way to break down barriers, so our students will know to use a barrier, Dr. Turner said as she accepted the keys on behalf of SCC and President Kathryn Jeffery.

In addition, the donation and issue of STIs among college age students was reported by Fox40 news during their 10 p.m. broadcast. To see and read the report, click on the following link:

http://fox40.com/2014/12/01/world-aids-day-a-time-for-reflection-education-in-sacramento/

Again, we wish to congratulate Professor Blomberg and her students and thank the Capital City AIDS Fund for all their work on this exciting donation to SCC! Look for it around campus soon.

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SCC Student Journalists Win Several Honors

The Sacramento City College Express print and online campus newspapers earned seven awards on Saturday at the 2014 Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal conference held at Sacramento State University.

The Express students won JACC’s highest honor for producing Online General Excellence for its online newspaper, given to only a handful of Northern California community college newspapers. Saccityexpress.com is edited this semester by online editor in chief Jonathan Taraya, and last semester by online editor in chief Teri Barth.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see our students succeed and be rewarded for the great work they do in creating a strong student website and newspaper,” said visual media faculty adviser to the campus newspapers Randy Allen, who accompanied SCC students to the conference. “The students named on these awards and those who supported them take this work very seriously and it’s great to see them rewarded for it.”

Multimedia videographer Tamara Knox won a first-place award for her video on the “HAIRitage” art exhibit in the LRC about the cultural influence and significance of African American neighborhood barbershops. Knox also works on campus in the Cultural Awareness Center. You can see her aware winning video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4TEI1-jJCU&feature=youtu.be

Other visual media awards were won by Express photographer Dianne Rose, who took second place for her shot of City College baseball infielder Jerrod Bravo in a home game against American River College at Union Stadium.
http://saccityexpress.com/dianne-roses-winning-photo/

J.D. Villanueva won a second place in the webcast/broadcast news category for his online piece on student responses in fall 2013 to anti-abortion group Project Truth’s graphic photographic displays of aborted fetuses on campus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_EQxJ-534k&feature=youtube

In reporting and writing, managing editor Meg Masterson won second place for her editorial on suggesting the new Student Services building be named after Belle Cooledge, then-Sacramento Junior College’s vice president and a past Sacramento mayor.
http://saccityexpress.com/a-case-for-cooledge/

Masterson also won fourth place for a features story about SCC retired custodian Harry Outlaw and Jerry Pair’s adventures in campus cleanup. http://saccityexpress.com/custodial-conversation/. Kristopher Hooks, features editor, won a fourth-place award for his profile piece on SCC biology professor David Wyatt. http://saccityexpress.com/biology-professor-takes-hands-on-approach/

“It was pretty cool to hear my name being called,” said Hooks, who attended the conference. “Since last semester was my first time writing journalistically, the possibility of winning another award gives me an extra push to perfect whatever I write.”

Students in SCC’s journalism, photography and graphic communication courses create both the print newspaper, the Express, and the online newspaper, saccityexpress.com.

The JACC NorCal conference held workshops and competitions for students from community college journalism programs in Northern California. JACC is a non-profit organization that represents community college journalism programs and their publications located in California and Arizona. More than 100 community colleges belong to the organization.

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Panthers Football Team Earns Bowl Bid

Despite falling to American River College on Saturday in the regular-season finale at Hughes Stadium, the SCC Panthers football team has been selected to play in the NCFC East Bay Bowl against Diablo Valley College. The game will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at DVC.

The Panthers finished the regular season 6-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Diablo Valley finished 7-3 on the season.

Congratulations Panthers! Now, go beat the Vikings!

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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Fall 2014 Club Day October 2

Student Leadership and Development (SLD) will be hosting the Fall 2014 Club Day event on Thursday, October 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm on the main quad.

Many of SCC’s active clubs will be participating in this event to showcase who they are, what they do, and how you may get involved.

If your student club would like to participate in this event, please complete the attached  Club Day Reservation form and submit it to the SLD office no later than Monday, September 29th.

SLD is also looking for student talent to perform during this event and time slots are filling up fast! If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in showcasing their talents please Christopher Torres at 916-558-2382.