SCC News

Math Awareness Month

Math Awareness Month happens each year at this time, and it is a national event that has been going on for 30 years at colleges throughout the country.

This year SCC celebrated with Math and Yoga, and Math and POI Balls from New Zealand. They were demonstrated by Professor Trinidad Stassi and her students. Sports activities often involve mathematical concepts such as: angles and shapes, motion, velocity, and force. This included the Triangle yoga pose that accompanies this story.

Bet you didn’t know how much math you were doing each time you went to the gym.

Mariana Sousa

Marianna Sousa, SCC’s current Student Senate President, has won election to the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees as the student representative for the 2016-17 academic year. Marianna will be sworn in at the June 8 board meeting.

Marianna is a communications major, and has served as the Student Senate President this academic year. Among her many accomplishments are creating the college’s first Safety Day event.

Congratulations, Marianna!

Earth Day

Phi Theta Kappa and the SCC Honors Program invite students and employees to celebrate Earth Week on Tuesday and Wednesday April 18 and 19.
California State Senator Darrell Steinberg will speak on Tuesday between 9 and 10 a.m. Clubs and vendors will be present, and our Beta Eta Psi Chapter will be hosting eco-friendly activities and exhibits. T
his is a fun time to volunteer, learn, and visit with fellow students and faculty.

Come join us the celebration and learn more about the eco-friendly choices available to students and citizens.

photo of woman holding tablet: new Message Center in eServices

The Los Rios Message Center in eServices is a new communications tool for all students.  It will provide you with secure and timely information sent directly to you from your college or colleges.  New messages will be marked in red, right next to the Message Center link on the home page of eServices.  Initially, you can expect to find messages from the Financial Aid Office.  In the future, you’ll also receive messages about registration, deadlines, and other important items.

Check it out today!

screenshot: new Message Center in eServices

Blood Drive

BloodSource blood-mobiles will be back on the main campus April 12 and 13 to take blood donations.

Anyone who gives a pint will earn a T-shirt.

In order to donate, you must bring a photo ID.

It is also a good idea to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to any blood donation.

Financial Aid

Students on Financial Aid: please be aware that beginning on Monday, April 11, Sacramento City College is transitioning financial aid systems from My City Aid to PeopleSoft. In addition, the way Sacramento City College will communicate with you will change.

Beginning April 11, all communication for Fall 2016 and afterward will be handled through your personal eServices account and Los Rios email.

However, communication for Spring and Summer 2016 semesters will continue as normal. My City Aid and your personal email address will be used.

Please consult the Financial Aid page on our website for more information. Or, stop by the Financial Aid office on the first floor of Rodda Hall North.

Beatnik 6

Beatnik Studios salutes spring with “Six from City.” The exhibition brings together paintings by six members of a long-standing critique group established by Art Professor Chris Daubert.

The featured artists include Jill Estroff, Ed Forrest, Christine Nicholson, Laura Carpenter, Chris Markel and Stephanie Fry Rallanka.  Varying widely in style from expressionist landscape to geometric abstraction, these paintings are unified by expressive intensity and a concentration on surface and gesture.  This group of painters, while working independently in their studios, achieved a new-found maturity as a collective, and that shared experience can be seen and felt in this exhibition.  Please come see their fine work.

“Six from City” will be on view March 22 through April 22, 2016, with an opening reception on First Friday, April 1st from 6 – 9 pm. Beatnik Studios is located at 723 S Street in Sacramento’s historic industrial district.

The gallery is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 11:30 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday and by appointment. (916) 400-4281.  For more information, go to

Mariana Sousa

Those campaigning for student office will participate in candidate forums in the quad during lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday this week, and student voting will take place on April 12 and 13.

All students are encouraged to vote online (it’s really easy).  Information on the candidates and how to vote can be found at the Los Rios Student Election webpage. The online polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. both days and can be accessed via your individual eServices account.

Login to your eServices, click on the “Elections & Surveys” tab on the top right and then click on “VOTE!”  It’s that easy!

All positions that require a vote will be downloaded to your personal account at that time. This includes those running for the Los Rios Community College student trustee and all other SCC student officers.


West Sac Veterans

The West Sacramento Center has partnered with YoloArts and the Yolo County Veterans Service Office to host a three-city traveling art exhibit celebrating veterans.

“Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community” showcases works inspired and created by veterans.

The goal of the exhibition is to contribute to the public understanding of veterans’ experiences and honor them as they reintegrate from combat to civilian life.

On opening day at the West Sacramento Center, there was a Veterans Resource Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., accompanied by blues music by Joe Lev and Friends. An artists reception was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and featured a reading of “Positive Reflections,” a commissioned poem by Davis Poet Laureate Andy Jones.

The project is funded by a Veterans in the Arts grant award to YoloArts from the California Arts Council.

Please check out some photos from the event on our SCC slide show page.