SCC News

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With the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, SCC is now officially 100 years old.

Congratulations!

The first students attended Sacramento Junior College (as it was then known) in the fall of 1916. Thanks to the forward thinking of Belle Cooledge and Jeremiah Lillard, the college has grown from a small institution with 46 students to a bustling college with three campuses and close to 23,000 students every semester.

For information on all things relative to the 100th anniversary celebration, please visit www.scc.losrios.edu/sccat100

Papillon

Kimberly Papillon, a noted researcher into decision-making at the molecular level, will speak to SCC Faculty and staff during the August 18 morning Flex workshop in the Performing Arts Center.

Her book, The Better Mind explores emerging research in neuroscience and reveals how unconscious processes may affect decision-making. Brain imaging and decision-making studies can explain how we determine intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. The goal – to identify ways to ensure sound decision making and fairness guided by science.

Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of medicine, business, education and the justice system. She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment.

She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.

The Flex workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in PAC 106.

For more information on other Flex activities, visit: : http://www.scc.losrios.edu/2016/08/17/flex-week-fall-2016/

Open Classes

Numerous seats in numerous classes remain throughout the college.

Please check the Open Class list by clicking on the “Open Classes” link at the top of the student essentials list. There are three ways to check current class availability, and all are there on that link.

If your schedule allows, and it fits within your education plan please consider taking one more class. There are still plenty of openings.

New Home Page

Four new elements have been added to the SCC Website home page. We hope you will find them filled with important information.

You should notice the first one. It is the blue “Apply Now” box/button on the main site navigation bar. Like many colleges, we want our website to be a place where potential students can apply and register. This button will direct anyone to the Los Rios application webpage.

The other three are a bit less noticeable, but still important. On the same navigation bar as “Apply Now” are two new buttons as well. The first is “Campus Life” and is filled with important information of programs, events and services for students outside the classroom. This section of the website will be updated frequently so everyone will know what is happening on campus. The second one is called “SCC at 100” and is a link to our special 100th anniversary website. In case you did not know, SCC turns 100 this year. There are a lot of events and special activities planned to help us celebrate this milestone.

Finally, on the very top line of the homepage is a new link called “Bienvenidos”. This links to a special section of the website that has been translated into Spanish. SCC is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and it is important for us to provide access to the Spanish speaking in this way.

Once again, we hope you take advantage of these new tools on the SCC Home Page!

Counselor Gerri Scott stands at a podium with a young African American female student wearing a patterned head wrap.

SCC’s Umoja- SBA program held an orientation for about 50 new students who were ready to connect with counselors, faculty and college staff as they began moving toward reaching their academic goals.

Interim President Michael Poindexter welcomed the students with some encouraging words. The students also honored counselor Gerri Scott for her hard work and continued effort to inspire students to reach their goals while teaching them about their African American heritage.

Umoja is a statewide grassroots community organization of faculty and administrators within the California Community College system who are focused on African American student achievement.

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Now that the Fall 2016 semester has begun, Sacramento City College has become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

SCC now joins all Los Rios Colleges and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus.

In addition, the state legislature recently passed, and Governor Brown signed, a bill, making it illegal to smoke on college campuses throughout the state.

Posters, fliers and banners have been posted around the college reminding all people to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

For more information on this new standard, please visit the SCC Smoke Free webpage.

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Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 17th and 18th, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19th.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, at the City Cafe from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Flex Week Resources

Flex Booklet


Workshops

Wednesday Aug 17th Workshop Schedule

Wednesday highlights include:

Thursday Aug 18th Workshop Schedule

Thursday highlights include:


Convocation

Friday Aug 16th Convocation Schedule

Convocation highlights include:

  • SCC Service Awards
  • “A Year to Recognize 100” panel with students and community leaders past and present
  • “100 Years, 100 Objects” presentation
  • 100 Year Recognition by Jack Halligan, Librarian & Historian.

There will also be a BBQ after Convocation, including music and theatre student performances.

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Beginning on August 20, 2016, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester, Sacramento City College will become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

At that time, SCC will join all Los Rios Colleges and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus. It also closely follows surveys about one year ago that indicated going smoke/tobacco/vape free was favored by a majority of students and employees.

In addition, the state legislature recently passed, and Governor Brown signed, a bill, making it illegal to smoke on college campuses throughout the state.

Posters, fliers and banners have been posted around the college reminding all people to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

Photo of seven smiling male and female Pacific Islander and Native American Students who participated in the summer residential program at UCLA.

Sacramento City College counselors recently took Pacific Islander and Native American students on a trip they will never forget. The group visited UCLA for the Native and Pacific Islander Site Program and returned to SCC with a newfound sense of motivation to transfer and a desire to pass on what they have learned to the college community.

The week-long program gave students and understanding of the transfer process, team/community building, Native American and Pacific Islander history, and presentations from Native and Pacific Islander community leaders.

From the UCLA NPI Site Program website: “Native and Pacific Islander Summer Intensive Transfer Experience Program is a 6 day residential program at UCLA. Students learn to navigate the community college system with the goal of transferring and making a smooth transition to a University of California campus. The program focuses on the history, educational pipeline, and resources available to Native American and Pacific Islander communities.