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Pro Soccer Champs Visit SCC

Sacramento Republic FC, the 2014 USL Pro Champion, brought its trophy to the Sac City quad on Thursday, Feb. 26 during the College Hour to drum up further support for its upcoming season.

Midfielder Augie Cazarez signed autographs for several students and SCC staff members, and took pictures with others near the championship trophy. Several students were wearing Sac Republic FC T-shirts and hoodies stopped by to say hello, take selfies with the trophy and talk about the upcoming season.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Sac Republic will take on the New York Cosmos of the MLS in a friendly at Hughes Stadium. About 20,000 fans are expected for the game.

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City Theatre to Open WWII Era Musical

The Cradle Will Rock is the new play to be debuted on Friday, Feb. 27 in the newly remodeled Performing Arts Center at Sacramento City College.

This was the last play funded by the Federal Theatre Project of 1937, and celebrates the hard working men and women of the 1930s. It shows the efforts and struggles of people trying to organize unions.

It is historically rich, brutally funny and musically glorious. City Theatre’s production includes a cast of 30 with a six-piece musical ensemble.

Performance dates are: Feb. 27, 28, March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $10 to $18 each.

For more information, call (916) 558-2228 or visit citytheatre,net

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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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SCC Reps Attend Summit on Hispanic Serving Institutions

More than 20 representatives from SCC attended the HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) Summit at UC Davis on Feb. 17 and 18.

SCC faculty, staff and administrators convened with educational leaders from throughout the state to share and refine ideas about advocating for student success at HSI designated colleges.

Activities included hearing from various speakers, as well as listening to panel discussions and attending workshops.

Additionally, SCC students and alums starred in one of the discussion panels, co-moderated by SCC Economics Professor Sandra Camarena. The panelists were Angelica Garcia, Ermelinda Garfia, Jose Limon, Maria Medina, Veronica Orozco (CSUS) and Antonio Rios.

SCC has been recognized as an HSI by the US Department of Agriculture and is deemed eligible to apply for US Department of Education HSI grants. To be eligible for HSI designation, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. As of the Fall 2014 fourth week census date, SCC had 28 percent Hispanic students.

 

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Sac City Sports Unveils New Website

The Sac City Athletics Department has just released an brand new website, filled with the latest scores, standings, player profiles, staff biographies and more.

Built in consultation with the SCC IT Department and webmaster, Presto Sports developed the site to be constantly updated with the latest information concerning Sac City sports and our 200+ student athletes. In addition, it was built to reflect the main SCC Website in look and feel, while still celebrating the nearly 20 intercollegiate sports here on campus.

Check it out at sccpanthers.losrios.edu

 

 

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Transfer Courses at Root of Davis Center

The Davis Center emphasizes college transfer courses. We offer a schedule that will allow you to complete the IGTEC in two years or complete one of several AA or AS degrees for Transfer to California State University colleges. You can apply, do the assessment tests, and meet with a counselor here.

The Davis Center is a small, local campus with a friendly, accessible staff. The Center is located on UC Davis in West Village. West Village is one of the nation’s largest experiments in creating an environmentally friendly housing community. The neighborhood is home to UC Davis’s Energy Efficiency Center.

For more information, call (530) 747-5200

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Panthers Sweep Butte College Over the Weekend

Sac City’s baseball team improved to 6-4 on the season after a 3-game sweep of Butte College over the weekend in a home-home-home series.

On Thursday in Oroville, the Panthers beat the Roadrunners 10-2 as Alex Muzzi went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored. Drake Atlee cracked two doubles and Matt Poulin went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Starting pitcher Ben Ritchey improved to 3-0 after allowing two runs on seven hits in eight innings of work.

The Panthers picked up Friday right where they left off on Thursday by downing Butte 4-2 at Union Stadium. Sac City scored three runs in the fifth inning to take command of the game. Alex Muzzi continued his hot streak by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Anthony Fellman and Nolan Ryan each had two hits for the Panthers, while Steve Dani picked up the win in relief.

Sac City earned the sweep with a 9-3 win on Saturday back in Oroville. Once again, Alex Muzzi led the way with a home run, double and 2 RBI as the Panthers broke open a close game with four runs in the 7th inning. Brandon Nunn notched the victory in relief.

The Panthers play host to Santa Rosa CC on Thursday at Union Stadium. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

 

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SCC Well Represented at ‘Steps to College’

For the fourth year, Sacramento City College has participated in the Mexican Consulate “Steps to College” event.

This year brought increased campus participation in the event from planning to counseling and advising. Financial Aid Officer, Javier Arguello, was the SCC representative on the planning committee ensuring event communication on campus.

SCC was well represented throughout the event. In the tent housing the College Fair, well over 700 potential college students and their families received information about SCC’s programs and services. There were 23 faculty, interns, classified staff, supervisors, student ambassadors, managers, President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services Victoria Rosario answering questions.

In the Consulate building, three SCC financial aid officers assisted in the “Cash for College” section. Jeanette, Jonathan, and Javier assisted approximately 25 students and their families complete the FAFSA/CA Dream Act application.

At the Counseling Station, Irma Rodriguez, SCC EOPS Counselor, assisted 26 people while sharing a table with a high school counselor from Roseville and an EAOP student advisor from UC Davis. Mauricio Gonzalez, SCC Counselor, was also kept busy assisting approximately 20 families with counseling questions.

Sandi Ruedas, SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, assisted approximately 30 students and families in advising and after the college workshops. Only a couple of students attended advising without a parent.

The photo above is of the Ruedas family, who played a vital role in the event’s success. They all also have deep ties to Sac City and the Los Rios District.

Pictured from left to right: Sandi Ruedas SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, Manuel Ruedas ARC Counselor, Marcos Ruedas and Lorena Ruedas. Marcos graduated from ARC; he took classes at all Los Rios campuses starting in high school. He transferred to UCLA and went on to earn his Master’s degree at USC. Lorena was an adjunct HCD instructor at ARC and has worked in SCC matric/outreach, and as an SCC adjunct counselor.

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SCC Softball Team Recognized as Student-Scholars

The California Community College Athletic Association has named the SCC Softball Team a Scholar Team recipient for 2015. It is a special award that recognizes the academic achievement of each member of the team.
The team will be acknowledged at the annual CCCAA convention later this spring for their academic progress. Congratulations Lady Panthers!