Andy Porras

Andy Porras Presents: Much More Then Margaritas and Mariachis! September 23

Join Andy Porras – educator, activist and journalist – as he presents a historical perspective and timeline of the accomplishments of Mexican people.

The presentation will take place Tuesday, September 23 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm in the Cultural Awareness Center (CAC). For more information, please visit the CAC website.

Lourdes Perez

Compose Yourself with Singer-Songwriter Lourdes Pérez October 3

“Compose Yourself” is a day-long journey into the heart and soul of songwriting with world-renowned composer and singer-songwriter Lourdes Pérez, where people with no prior experience writing lyrics or composing music move through a process of writing songs.

The workshop will take place Friday, October 3, 2014  from 10 am – 5 pm in the Cultural Awareness Center.

Please note this workshop is by registration only, and open to everyone except those who participated in the songwriting workshop held during spring semester.

“Compose Yourself” is open to everyone, but space is limited. Please contact Professor Riad Bahhur at Bahhurr@scc.losrios.edu or 916-650-2738 to register.

Quad

New SCC Environmental Standard for Smoking to Take Effect August 23

Change is in the air at Sacramento City College (SCC) as we embark on healthier environmental standards for smoking in Fall 2014.

Based on feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups and an extensive survey of students and employees on their opinions about smoking on campus a new smoking standard has been created.

Designated Smoking Areas SCC Campus

To view a larger version of this map, click through the image.

In addition to the current Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows, there will now be no smoking on campus except in Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs).

For more information about this standard, please visit the Smoking Matters on our Health Services website.

Basketball

Student Athletes Top Priority for SCC’s New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Julia Allender started June 9 as the new head women’s basketball coach at Sacramento City College.

Allender comes from Ohlone Community College in Fremont, where she served as head coach for the past five years. Previous to that, she was an assistant coach for three years at the college.

As an alumna of San Jose City College, Allender is no stranger to the community college system. In fact, found that her experience as a student led her to prefer coaching at the community college level over other higher education institutions.

“I got into coaching to help people,” Allender said. “From my experiences coaching at the community college level, I saw and realized that there is a large opportunity to positively affect and help players who may have been overlooked or need specific areas of development in order to go on and play at the next level.

“It’s a development level and that’s really what I enjoy about community college and working with these athletes. They have this goal in mind that you’re really helping them go achieve.”

Allender said she was “very much” one of those athletes who needed to be challenged and nudged to reach her performance goals.

“I didn’t really get much better in high school. I was always better than the vast majority of my peers,” Allender said. “So when I began playing at the community college, that gave me an opportunity to get better and add skills that I didn’t have before. It gave me an opportunity to really compete on a daily basis and physically be able to be stronger and move better and be quicker.”

From San Jose City College, Allender went on to play at Southern Utah University with a full Division I basketball scholarship.

“That was my goal; that was my dream,” Allender said. “It was what I wanted to achieve because I knew I wanted to coach.”

Allender said she knew she wanted to coach from a very young age, although she had opportunities to pursue a career as a professional athlete.

“Growing up as a kid, I just loved to help people and I also loved sports,” she said. “I saw how my coaches at that age affected me positively.”

Alllender has a 95 percent transfer rate in her five years as Ohlone’s head coach (100 percent in the last three years), which means she has helped nearly all her athletes transfer to the colleges where they want to play.

While Allender’s first priority is her athletes’ well-being and development, that certainly does not preclude winning games. And she has the track record to back that up — she has won three conference championships in five years at Ohlone and won 105 games in five years.

“I am very highly competitive,” Allender said. “But more than winning, I’m in it to help my athletes in many aspects — educationally, morally, in building leadership skills, giving them tools to live a very successful life.”

To learn more about Panther Athletics, visit the official website.

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 of the United States

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.

Carla Fleming's Jazz Band

Welcome Day September 11

Join Student Leadership and Development and the  Cultural Awareness Center for a campus-wide welcome to new and returning students, held on the SCC quad.

Check out SCC programs and services, enjoy free entertainment, and partake in the lunch or evening BBQ. Carla Fleming’s Jazz Band will perform  from 5 pm to 6 pm In the quad.

For more information on this event contact Chris Torres at 558-2382.

Welcome Week Fall 2014

Week of Welcome September 8 – 12

Five days of free fun and activities for new Freshmen:

  • Monday, September 8,  12 pm – 1 pm on the SCC Quad: Meet the Administrators
  • Tuesday, September 9,  12pm – 1pm on the SCC Quad: Freshmen Induction and Ice Cream Social
  • Wednesday, September 10, 12pm – 1pm on the SCC Quad: Panther Day
  • Thursday, September 11, 10 am – 6 pm on the SCC Quad: Welcome Day
  • Friday, September 12, 12pm – 2pm at the Cultural Awareness Center: Mid-day Movie

For more details on each event, download the Week of Welcome flyer.

Students throwing caps

19th Annual Transfer Day September 22

On September 22nd from 10 am – 1 pm in the Main Quad, the Transfer Center will host over 60 Colleges and Universities for students to receive information on transferring and earning a degree that leads to a successful career.

For more information regarding this event or other services provided by the Transfer Center visit Rodda Hall North – 147, call (916) 558-2181, visit the Transfer Center website , Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

Photo of the Learning Resource Center

Artist’s Reception September 13

Landscape and wildlife art by Sacramento artist and former SCC student Linnea Fronce is featured in an exhibit on the third floor of the Sacramento City College Library from August 23 to Sept. 27.

A reception will be held Saturday, September 13 from 3 pm – 5pm on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resource Center.

The exhibit is on view during library hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 am to 8 pm;
  • Friday 7:30 am  to 5 pm;
  • Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.