Category Archives: Student Leadership & Development

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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.

Sacramento City College Press Box

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.

James Barrera

Celebration del Dieciséis September 16

In commemoration of Mexico & Central American Independence Day, the Cultural Awareness Center will sponsor a special performance by James Barrera.

Student Leadership and Development is bringing out DJ Big Al from ALifornia Entertainment to play salsa, Cumbia, and Mariachi music.

The celebration will be held from 12 pm – 1 pm on the SCC Quad.

Constitution Day September 17

Grab a free voter registration card and register to vote!

Test your knowledge of the Law of the Land during the Constitution trivia contest at 12 pm.
Grab a free pocket Constitution or learn more about the upcoming election. Listen to the recital of the United States Constitution. Free cake giveaway at 12 pm!
Free cake giveaway at 12 noon

For more information, contact Student Leadership and Development at 558-2381.

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Live Music, Poetry this Summer at SCC

Walk by the Sacramento City College main campus Quad on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon this summer and your ears may be treated to a symphony of music and poetry.

Student Leadership and Development has teamed up with the Cultural Awareness Center to bring the “Summer Concert Series” to SCC through June and July, 12-1 p.m.

Acts that have been booked include locals names like Blaquelisted, Ancient Astronaut and the Carla Fleming Band, as well as a spoken word segment.

For more information, contact Student Leadership and Development at 916-558-2381.

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Student Elections April 8-9

Get the vote out! Student elections are April 8-9, 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

All currently enrolled students are eligible to vote for Student Trustee for the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, the SCC Student Senate, and the Clubs and Events Board.

More information is available online.

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Graduation Speaker Applications Due March 28

Graduation speakers wanted! Student Leadership & Development is looking for a student speaker to address the graduating class at Commencement 2014. Applications are due by 4 p.m., March 28 to the SL&D office in SOG-226 (on the 2nd floor of the Student Center/South Gym).

Candidates must complete an application form, available at the SL&D office or by calling 558-2382. To be eligible, candidates must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be graduating by the end of the spring 2014 semester.

Once applications have been reviewed, candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition. Audition times, location and date are to be determined.