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County Awards Sac City for Designated Smoking Areas

SCC was recognized recently by the Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition for implementing a total of eight Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) at the main campus and the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers in response to health and environmental concerns.

College nurse Wendy Gomez, who spearheaded the campus effort, accepted the award on behalf of SCC at the Tobacco Control Coalition’s 17th Annual Recognition Meeting. The coalition operates under the County Department of Health and Human Services.

The need to address smoking concerns on campus came about through a formal complaint and the issue moved through the college’s shared governance process. A survey was conducted to hear the opinions of students and employees. Based on the results of the survey and feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups, the new campus environmental standard was created and the Designated Smoking Areas were formed. Under the new standard, smoking at the college and its learning centers is allowed only at Designated Smoking Areas.

The DSAs are enforced in tandem with the Los Rios Community College District’s longstanding policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes and operable windows.

DSA locations and additional information can be found online at www.scc.losrios.edu/healthservices/smokingmatters.

 

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Complete Lower Division Units in Davis

Planning for spring semester?

Did you know that you can complete your IGETC (Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) requirements at the Davis Center? And we offer the whole curriculum for some Associate Degrees for Transfer (for example, psychology or communication).

The IGETC (pronounced “I-get-see”) curriculum provides an alternative to the CSU General Education-Breadth requirements or the UC campus GE/Breadth requirements. IGETC helps if you know you want to transfer, but don’t know if you will end up at a UC or a CSU. It can also help if you are unsure which major you will work toward.

Make an appointment with a Davis Center counselor now to map out your path to completion! http://www.scc.losrios.edu/daviscenter/student-services/

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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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We Pause and Say Thank You

A Brief History of Veterans Day
When the armistice, or temporary cessation of fighting, in World War I went into effect, it was generally agreed to begin on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of the first world war. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

The original concept was to celebrate the day with parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. By 1926, Nov. 11 was declared a national holiday in commemoration of those who died during the war.

“Armistice Day” was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1938, and it was a day to be dedicated to “the cause of world peace.” Although originally set aside to honor veterans of World War I, the holiday was expanded to include all veterans in 1954, after World War II had required the “greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in our Nation’s history.” The word “Armistice” was replaced by the word “Veterans.”

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, no matter what day of the week it happens to be. This not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on its important purpose: “A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”

For more information on Veterans Day, please go to http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

In addition, Sacramento City College has several programs specifically for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Veterans Resource Center is an on-campus facility designed to help Veterans and their dependents with homework, VA benefits and Admissions. It also provides computer access, free printing services, appointments with a designated VA counselor and a place to hang out and meet other Veterans on campus.

For more information, call (916) 650-2951 or visit http://www.scc.losrios.edu/veterans/veterans-resource-center/

Sacramento City College will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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City Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” runs thru Dec. 14

City Theatre at Sacramento City College presents “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. It opened Friday, November 14th, and plays through Sunday, December 14th. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, with one Saturday matinee, on December 13th, at 2 pm.

This is the first time “A Christmas Carol” has been produced at City Theatre. Join SCC for Dickens’ magical Christmas story of redemption and joy. This production is on the big stage with a cast of 36, and lots of live caroling. A perfect holiday tradition for the whole family.

Ticket prices range from $10 for children 6 through 12 to $18 for general admission. Group rates are available.

All details concerning tickets and performances are available online at www.citytheatre.net

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Accounting, Math & English Tutors Available

The West Sacramento Educational Center provides tutors for a variety of classes, including accounting, math, and English.

Here is the upcoming schedule for the rest of the semester.

ACCOUNTING
Room 320
Monday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

MATH and STATISTICS
Room 320
Monday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 3:30pm

ENGLISH and ESL
Room 322
Monday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am – 3:00pm

For more information on these tutoring opportunities, visit http://www.scc.losrios.edu/westsaccenter/ or call (916) 375-5505

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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!

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Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

The Great American Smokeout is on Thursday, Nov. 20. Each year, the American Cancer Society asks smokers to quit smoking for one day, on the third Thursday of November.

To support this national effort, Sacramento City College Health Services and STAND will be in the Quad at the main campus on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide information about smoking cessation.

At the beginning of the fall semester, SCC also implemented a total of eight Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) at the main campus and the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers in response to health and environmental concerns.

Recently, SCC was recognized by the Sacramento County Tobacco Control Coalition for creating the smoking areas.

College nurse Wendy Gomez, who spearheaded the campus effort, accepted the award on behalf of SCC at the Tobacco Control Coalition’s 17th Annual Recognition Meeting. The coalition operates under the County Department of Health and Human Services.

The need to address smoking concerns on campus came about through a formal complaint and the issue moved through the college’s shared governance process. A survey was conducted to hear the opinions of students and employees. Based on the results of the survey and feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups, the new campus environmental standard was created and the Designated Smoking Areas were formed. Under the new standard, smoking at the college and its learning centers is allowed only at Designated Smoking Areas.

The DSAs are enforced in tandem with the Los Rios Community College District’s longstanding policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes and operable windows.

DSA locations and additional information can be found online at www.scc.losrios.edu/healthservices/smokingmatters.

 

Kondos Self Portrait Fall 2014

16 Self-Portraits at Kondos Thru Nov. 26

Before there were “selfies,” artists would use mediums other than the camera to create self-portraits. For the Kondos Gallery’s November exhibit, sixteen artists were asked to create self-portraits using any medium they wished.

The “Self-Portraits” show will run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 26. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

The featured artists are: J.R. Adan, Jeff Carter, Julia Couzens, Fred Dalkey, Gioia Fonda, Marcy Friedman, Anne Gregory, Gregory Kondos, Pat Mahony, Tony Natsoulas, Jack Ogden, Ron Peetz, Michael Stevens, Gerald Walburg, Mary Warner and Ken Waterstreet.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 12-4 p.m.; Friday, 12-3 p.m.; or by appointment. To make an appointment, contact stevens@scc.losrios.edu or call 558-2559.