SCC News

A wide shot of Professor Tom Cappelletti introducing the "maker space" concept to a classroom full of faculty, staff and students.

A group of about 40 faculty, staff and students met early Friday morning to learn about the possibilities of starting a “maker space” at Sacramento City College.

Also known as “hacker labs,” maker spaces are places where tools and materials are available for people to come together and collaborate, explore, tinker, build and create.

The Maker Movement is rapidly growing at educational institutions around the world. The California Community Colleges is offering a seed grant and implementation grants to community colleges statewide who join the movement.

At the meeting on Friday, SCC took its first step toward creating a maker space for innovation!

A U.S. dollar bill is flanked on either side by a pink piggy bank

An Important Message for Financial Aid Students:

Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) has implemented new PeopleSoft Financial Aid Software. We are experiencing technical difficulties that may give student problems.  The LRCCD Implementation Team is actively working to identify and immediately resolve any software challenges.

If you are experiencing any challenges or feel that the information you have received is not accurate, please contact the Financial Aid Office in Rodda Hall North or contact the Dean of Financial Aid Office in Rodda Hall North 177.

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience as we work to enhance your financial aid experience at Sacramento City College.

About 40 participants from the college are seated at tables in a room to plan for the college's future

Participants including administrators, faculty, staff and students gathered together at the beginning of the new year for their first order of business — planning for the next 100 years at Sacramento City College.

The group of about 40, dubbed the “2nd 100 Year Transition Team,” worked tirelessly during the two-day “retreat” at the SCC West Sacramento Center to assess what challenges need the college’s attention and how to work toward measurable outcomes.

The group also worked on a plan that addressed some of these challenges, required as part of the application process for receiving IEPI grant funds.

Aerial view of participants in the MLK365 March gathering on campus at SCC to march together downtown in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Sacramento City College Family:

I cannot help but think about the significance of a holiday honoring the historical significance and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr, the leader of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and guardian of the most sacred concepts of American democracy that—at their core, guarantee “Liberty and justice for all,” to all Americans; but as the interim president of SCC I am aware of the fact that my generation knew Dr. King. Members of my generation lived through, on a daily basis, the challenges he faced with college students college staff like yourself by his side that had committed themselves—even their lives—to force America to live up to its most sacred values and beliefs: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men (and women) are created equal.

Thus, as I reflect on the significance of January 15th, I cannot take this day for granted, or look upon it as a free day. In the end, what we, as a nation are doing is recognizing and celebrating the fact that individuals like Dr. King have forced us to see and recognize what makes America truly great: why we are the leaders of the free world and stand today as a symbolic “city upon the hill”—the most liberated country in the world where freedom of speech is more than a political slogan but, indeed, a way of life. Dr. King reminded Americans from all walks of life that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” In his “I Have a Dream” speech, he reminded us that if America is to be a great nation freedom must ring from every mountainside: from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire to the mighty mountains of New York, from the heightening Alleghenies to the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado to the curvaceous slopes of California. “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

I am truly convinced that Sacramento City College, one of the most diverse educational institutions in the world, is a living example of the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream and of the people that fought side by side with Dr. King for our social, political and educational freedom; for everyone no matter his/her skin color, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation to realize his dream.

This is a day I, as an administrator and member of my generation, cannot take lightly. For me, it is a day of remembrance, appreciation and gratitude for fore fathers and mothers who made the American dream a reality for so many Americans who were not afforded the same constitutional rights as others. Sadly, As we march deeper into the twenty-first century, we see various forms of discrimination and toxic “isms” raising their ugly heads. We are reminded that America and Americans are determined and resilient and, as a consequence, freedom will endlessly ring.

Michael Poindexter

Walkway from Freeport Blvd. to campus, between the two Rodda Hall buildings

Welcome to spring semester at Sacramento City College! As a resource for students, SOS tables are posted near the College Store and between the Rodda Hall North and Rodda Hall South buildings.

SCC faculty and staff members will be at the tables to help students find their classrooms, provide information about resources available on campus, and answer any questions.

Have a great semester!

photo of young woman with laptop computer

Please be advised that online enrollment and other services related to eServices will be unavailable beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, as the system undergoes regular maintenance.

The maintenance also affects the Employee Self Service (ESS) program and related PeopleSoft systems.

The scheduled maintenance is expected to be complete by 9 a.m. (and no later than 12 p.m.) on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Two students standing and talking outside of City Cafe, while students walk by in the background.

Spring Flex will be held on Jan. 11 and 12, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Jan. 13.

The flex program is an opportunity for faculty and staff to participate in professional development activities before the semester begins. Convocation is a program to kick off the semester and features remarks from the Los Rios Chancellor, the college president, as well as guest presenters on current topics relevant to the District and college.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, from 7 to 8 a.m. in City Cafe.

The Flex Booklet and details on Convocation are available online.

 

mortarboard graduation cap on top of a stack of hundred dollar bills

Students who have not yet enrolled for Spring 2017 need to be aware that financial aid will only fund courses that are part of their major, general education and/or transfer, including basic skills, prerequisite, and ESL courses.

Once enrolled, students may receive a notification in their eServices account regarding courses that are ineligible for financial aid. Students who have questions about this should stay enrolled until they have met with a counselor.

Please note the campus is closed for winter break from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. During this time, counseling appointments can be made online for when the campus reopens.

The BOG Fee Waiver is not affected. If a student has been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver, it will cover the enrollment fees for all courses, even those not required for the student’s major. However, the student’s total financial aid award may be reduced.

More information about financial aid course eligibility is available online.