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Spooky Shakespeare on Halloween Night

A Staged Reading of Macbeth is an opportunity to hear one of Shakespeare’s shortest and most popular plays brought to life in an informal and accessible atmosphere.

Yes, there are witches!

The evening is presented by the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival as a benefit for the Festival.

The reading is directed by Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin. In honor of Halloween, audience members are invited to attend in costume!

Tickets for the Oct. 31 performance are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

For more information, go to www.sacramentoshakespeare.net


More than 400 student athletes compete for Sacramento City College in various men’s and women’s sports. SCC offers 10 women’s sports programs and eight men’s teams. Basketball, cross country, swimming, track & field, and tennis are offered to both men and women.

SCC works on a balanced budget of more than $2.1 million to operate its athletics programs, with Track & Field being the most costly sport to run. The cost to run an athletics department this size includes all equipment, promotions, travel and coaches’ salaries.

Sacramento City College is committed to providing a high quality program for its student-athletes. For more information on sports equity at SCC, please click on the following two documents:




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SCC Fall Preview Night This Thursday

High school juniors and seniors, and their parents, are invited to tour Sacramento City College from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 during the annual Fall Preview Night.

Campus tours will be given throughout the program, and student/parents can learn about various degree and certificate programs available at SCC. There will also be information concerning how to transfer from SCC to four-year universities and the SCC registration process.

Various student service programs will be introduced as well.

We hope to see many high school students and their parents at our annual Preview Night.

For more information, click on http://www.scc.losrios.edu/outreach/previewnight/

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Saturday Tests Offered Each Month

The West Sacramento Center, located at 1115 West Capitol Avenue, has begun providing monthly assessment testing on Saturday mornings. Interested students are invited to test their English and math skills for placement into the correct college courses.

The tests are free of charge.

Remaining dates for 2014 are Nov. 8 and Dec. 6. An English as a Second Language (ESL) test will be given at 9 a.m. on those dates, with an English, Math and Reading test at 10 a.m., and an English Essay test at 11:30.

Please call the West Sacramento Center at (916) 375-5511 for more information, or to register for the tests.

For more information on the tests themselves, go to http://www.scc.losrios.edu/assessment/

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Longtime Coach Earns Hall of Fame Honor

Dave Pacheco, SCC’s longtime wrestling coach, was recently inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame. Pacheco wrestled for Idaho State in 1978-79, and was inducted Oct. 17 in a class that included Rebecca Sondag (Track & Field, 1989-92), De Pankratz (Football, 1957-59), Amanda Carver (Basketball, 1999-2000) and Michael Harada (Swimming, 1962-65). Begun in the 1960s, the ISU Sports Hall of Fame honors outstanding intercollegiate athletes from throughout the program’s history. It includes about 250 athletes from ISU’s storied past.

Sacramento City College wishes to congratulate Coach Dave Pacheco on this well-deserved honor.

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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!


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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Panthers Volleyball on Playoff Push

After dropping a tough match to Sierra College, the SCC Panthers volleyball team rebounded with a straight-set, 25-13, 25-16, 25-19 win over Cosumnes River in Big 8 conference play. As of Oct. 13, the Panthers (10-8 on the season) were ranked 14th in Northern California. Coach Laurie Nash’s team hosts Diablo Valley on Oct. 17, with tough road matches against San Joaquin Delta on Oct. 22 and Santa Rosa on Oct. 24. The Panthers are tied for fifth in the Big 8 Conference, and working toward one of the coveted playoff spots.


‘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.