Rodda Hall

Refund Requests Due May 21

The deadline for students to submit requests for fee refunds to the SCC Business Services Office is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21.

To be eligible for a refund for dropped classes, students must drop before the drop date and submit a Fee Refund Application, available online and at the Business Services Office at Rodda Hall North, RHN 173.

Students are encouraged to review the Enrollment Refund Policy. The Academic Calendar and information about drop dates are available online.

For questions regarding refunds, contact the Business Services Office at 916-558-2321.

Soccer Kick

Republic FC Plays Match at Hughes on May 17

Sacramento’s first professional soccer team, Sacramento Republic FC, will play against the L.A. Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Parking around Hughes Stadium will be closed off in the morning and reserved for the game. Faculty, staff and students who will be on campus on Saturday will be able to park in lots B, C, F, and G on the west side of campus.

Republic FC had scheduled its first three home games at Hughes Stadium — April 26, May 3 and May 17 — before the team moves to its new stadium at Cal Expo, which is currently under construction.

Due to a delay in the construction schedule, the team will play one additional game at Hughes on June 7. No further games have been scheduled at this time.

SCC students may purchase advance tickets at a discounted price at www.sacrepublicfc.com.

Newspaper Stack

SCC Journalism Students Win Big at JACC Awards

The Sacramento City College Express print and online publications took six awards at the 2014 state conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) held in Los Angeles in April.

The Express won JACC’s highest honor for Newspaper General Excellence for the Express, which is edited this semester by Will Ownbey and last semester by Daniel Wilson.

Reporter Cody Drabble won a first-place award for his news feature in the annual Mainline magazine about the chief justice of California, Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, who is a City College alumna.

J.D. Villanueva won a second place for video journalism for his online piece on campus reaction to the exhibit displayed in the Quad by the controversial anti-abortion group Project Truth.

“J.D.’s piece on Project Truth demonstrates his talent as a multimedia journalist,” saccityexpress.com multimedia adviser and photography professor Randy Allen said. “He was careful to assure his piece represented parties from both sides of this very sensitive issue.”

Daniel Wilson took third place for his Mainline magazine profile article about City College graduate John Masterson, and J.D. Villanueva took fourth place for his Mainline magazine profile about Bella Gomez, a transgender student.

Evan Duran, former photo editor of the Express and Mainline, took an honorable mention for his photo of a local bronze sculptor that also was the cover image of the magazine.

“Our students continue to win awards for the best journalism in the state,” said Dianne Heimer, journalism department chair. “We are proud of their daily commitment to cover the campus.”

For a complete list of JACC state journalism winners, see: http://jacconline.org/2014-publication-contest-winners.

Students studying

Finals Week Starts May 15

Finals week is Thursday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 21.

**To avoid conflicts with the graduation ceremony, Wednesday-only classes with start times of 4:00 p.m. or later and Monday-Wednesday classes with start times of between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. will take their final exams during the last class meeting on Wednesday, May 14.

For classes that are a combination lecture and lab, the final exam schedule is based on the time of the lecture. To use the grid, locate the start time of the class and the days it meets. For example, a class that starts at 9:00 a.m. TTh follows the 8:15-9:25 a.m. TTh final examination schedule.

Day classes beginning:Days:Date of Examination:Hour of Examination:
Between 7:00-8:10 a.m.MW or MWFWednesday, May 218:00-10:00 a.m.
Between 7:00-8:10 a.m.TThThursday, May 158:00-10:00 a.m.
Between 8:15-9:25 a.m.MW or MWFMonday, May 198:00-10:00 a.m.
Between 8:15-9:25 a.m.TThTuesday, May 208:00-10:00 a.m.
Between 9:30-10:40 a.m.MW or MWFMonday, May 1910:15-12:15 p.m.
Between 9:30-10:40 a.m.TThTuesday, May 2010:15-12:15 p.m.
Between 10:45-11:55 a.m.MW or MWFWednesday, May 2110:15-12:15 p.m.
Between 10:45-11:55 a.m.TThThursday, May 1510:15-12:15 p.m.
Between 12:00-1:25 p.m.MW or MWFMonday, May 1912:45-2:45 p.m.
Between 12:00-1:25 p.m.TThTuesday, May 2012:45-2:45 p.m.
Between 1:30-2:55 p.m.MWWednesday, May 2112:45-2:45 p.m.
Between 1:30-2:55 p.m.TThThursday, May 1512:45-2:45 p.m.
Between 3:00-4:25 p.m.MWMonday, May 193:00-5:00 p.m.
Between 3:00-4:25 p.m.TThTuesday, May 203:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday Only Classes: Friday, May 16-Regular class time.
Weekend Classes: Saturday or Sunday, May 17 & 18-Regular class time.
Outreach Center Classes: Follow the Final Exam Schedule
Off Campus Classes: 2 hour designated meeting between Thursday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 21.
Other Term, Eight Week Class, and Five Week Classes: Final is on the last day of instruction.

Evening Classes Beginning:Days:Date of Examination:Hour of Examination:
Between 4:00-6:25 p.m.M onlyMonday, May 195:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 4:30-5:45 p.m.MWMonday, May 195:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 4:00-6:25 p.m.Tu onlyTuesday, May 205:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 4:30-5:45 p.m.TThTuesday, May 205:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 4:00-6:25 p.m.W onlyWednesday, May 14**Regular Class Time*
Between 6:00-6:45 p.m.MWWednesday, May 14**Regular Class time*
Between 4:00-6:25 p.m.Th onlyThursday, May 155:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 6:00-6:45 p.m.TThThursday, May 155:45-7:45 p.m.
Between 6:30-9:00 p.m.M onlyMonday, May 198:00-10:00 p.m.
Between 7:00-7:45 p.m.MWMonday, May 198:00-10:00 p.m.
Between 6:30-9:00 p.m.Tu onlyTuesday, May 208:00-10:00 p.m.
Between 7:00-7:45 p.m.TThTuesday, May 208:00-10:00 p.m.
Between 6:30-9:00 p.m.W onlyWednesday, May 14**Regular Class Time*
Between 8:00-8:45 p.m.MWWednesday, May 14**Regular Class time*
Between 6:30-9:00 p.m.Th onlyThursday, May 158:00-10:00 p.m.
Between 8:00-8:45 p.m.TThThursday, May 158:00-10:00 p.m.

*If the regular class time is less than two hours, instructors may conduct final exams on Friday May 16th or at another 2-hour designated meeting time between May 15th and May 21st with appropriate student notice regarding time and location.

Students with conflicts should see the instructor of each class involved in the conflict to make the necessary arrangements.

Times Not Provided - Classes with start times not provided on the exam schedule will move ahead or back to the class hours on the schedule that seems most reasonable.

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Songwriting Workshop: May 9 “Compose Yourself”

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

Perez will engage the participants in an animated process of gathering words, phrases and themes to be combined to create song lyrics. Participants will then be introduced to choosing various chord progressions, rhythms and the emotions these choices evoke.  Using this method, melodies and rhythms will then be selected and applied to the lyrics.
The small group uses this method to compose a collective song by the end of the morning, which then opens a window to imagine and create an individual song by the afternoon, with Perez’s one-on-one guidance.

Friday, May 9, 2014
10 am – 5 pm
Cultural Awareness Center
Sacramento City College

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

This program is offered jointly by the SCC Cultural Awareness Center andInternational Studies Program. Students requiring special accommodations should contact DSPS at 916-558-2087.

 

SCC Students

More than 40 Employers Expected at Career Day May 7

More than 40 employers are planning to attend SCC’s 43rd Annual Career Day on May 7. This is a great event for students, especially those graduating at the end of spring, to learn about job opportunities and meet employers in person.

Students: Dress for success, bring your resume and cover letter, and be prepared for possible on-the-spot interviews!

Career Day is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Quad at the SCC main campus.

Fix 50 Construction

Fix 50 Construction: Expect Traffic Delays April 22-June 25

Caltrans will be starting construction April 22 on the Highway 50 Viaduct between W and X streets. The rehabilitation project will continue through June 25 and is expected to cause traffic delays of up to one hour along Highway 50, connected freeways and on surface streets near the Sacramento City College main campus and outreach centers.

Information about Fix 50, including project updates and alternate routes, is available at www.fix50.com.

Use of alternate transportation — such as carpooling, bicycling and the RT Light Rail, bus and park-and-ride options — may help ease congestion and be more convenient for the rider. For public transit information, visit the Sacramento Regional Transit site, www.sacrt.com.

The Fix 50 construction schedule overlaps with the SCC’s Spring 2014 semester and summer session.  It also coincides with some key dates and events for the college:

  • April 14-18: Spring Recess
  • April 26: Sacramento Republic FC soccer game
  • May 15-21: Finals Week
  • May 21: Commencement (at Hughes Stadium) and end of Spring 2014 semester
  • May 26: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 9-Aug. 6: Summer Session