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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!


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


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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 or call 558-2559.

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Tutors Available to Help Students

The Davis Center offers tutoring in various subjects. Our tutors have a deep understanding of the subject and are recommended by their instructors, whose class they passed with good grades.

Tutors help students with projects, offer exam study skills or help revisit a concept that is still confusing. Most of our tutoring does not require an appointment; instead they are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Currently the Davis Center offers tutoring in English, Math, Statistics, Spanish and Economics. For a complete schedule, please visit

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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

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Sports Equity Report Touts Panthers’ Success

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 Hosts Thousands

High school juniors and seniors, and their parents, attended  Sacramento City College on Thursday night during the annual Fall Preview Night.

Campus tours were given by student volunteers and student services personnel throughout the program, and student/parents learned about numerous degree and certificate programs available at SCC. There was also information concerning how to transfer from SCC to four-year universities and the SCC registration process.

Various student service programs were introduced as well. One parent remarked at the wealth or tutoring opportunities.

SCC was proud to host so many high school students and their parents at the annual Preview Night.

In case you missed it, click on

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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

Dave Pacheco

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.