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West Sacramento Center Celebrates 5 Years

The Sacramento City College West Sacramento Center is celebrating its 5-year birthday on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the celebration at the center, which will include a short program led by SCC President Kathryn Jeffery and an open house.


Kondos ‘Exchange Show’ Now Open

The Kondos Gallery hosted an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 29 for “The Exchange Show,” featuring the works of recent graduates from the Sacramento State University Master of Arts program.

The reception was held from in the gallery, which is on the Sacramento City College main campus.

Featured artists are Phillip Altstatt, Jeff Carter, Afsaneh Dehbozorg, Jeff Mayry, Roberta Rousos, Brad Starkey and Minh Tran.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 20. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 12-4 p.m; Friday, 12-3 p.m.. Individual appointment may be made as well by contacting stevens@scc.losrios.edu or calling 558-2559.

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Sac City Parking Tips

With Spring Semester back in full swing, we know that parking can be a bit of a hassle, especially during the first two or three weeks of class.
So, here are some tips that should help you avoid the problem of not being able to find one of our coveted parking spaces.

1) Arrive early – give yourself enough time to find a space in the parking structure or on street level. An extra 30 to 45 minutes will help you make it to class on time.
2) Use Light Rail, if possible. The station right behind the main campus is an economical and environmentally friendly way of getting to the campus with minutes to spare (plus, you have no need to worry about a parking space).
3) Carpool, if possible. Every extra person inside a car means that many less cars fighting for the limited spaces.
4) Use the South Lot – located on the Sutterville Bypass a couple of blocks from campus, this overflow lot does not often fill up.
5) Be Patient and Drive Safely – everyone understands the early-semester crunch, so please be careful out there.

Remember, parking rules will be strictly enforced, so use these tips to be successful.

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Sacramento City College: A Look Back at 2014

It’s a new year and a new semester! We’re excited for what lies ahead, but let’s take a moment to reflect on some highlights from the past year at Sacramento City College.

The SCC Public Information Office compiled some major student achievements, college milestones and more in the slideshow below. You can also view it here.

The presentation captures only a small piece of the many accomplishments from students, faculty and staff at SCC. We thank everyone at the college for making 2014 a great year!

For best results, start presentation, then click the icon at the bottom right corner of the video to enable “Fullscreen” mode. You can manually click through each slide or select “Autoplay” (next to “Fullscreen” icon).

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Find West Sac Center on Social Media

Have classes at the Sac City West Sac Center? Then you may wish to follow the center on social media. SCC’s West Sacramento Educational Center has both a Facebook page and Twitter feed.

These social media platforms will help all students who have classes at the West Sac Center keep up-to-date on the latest news and information pertinent to this college location. That includes open classes, counseling sessions, test dates and other important items.

Become a friend to the West Sac Facebook page and follow the Twitter feed today.

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Student IDs and Transit Stickers Now Available

Happy New Year students!

You are now able to pick up Spring semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers). Pick-up locations include the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers.

View the calendar for specific dates, times and locations between now and the Jan. 17 start to the Spring 2015 semester.

For more information on Access cards and UTP stickers, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.


Pedestrian Bridge Construction Continues through Spring Semester

Construction of a pedestrian bridge linking the Light Rail station at Sacramento City College and the Curtis Park II subdivision will continue through the spring semester.

The construction requires the closure of the road behind the SCC parking structure and around the back of the campus. Please plan your travels accordingly to bypass the closed road into or out of the campus.

The pedestrian bridge is a City of Sacramento project. It has been in the planning stages for many years, and will enhance access to SCC’s main campus and the Light Rail station.

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SCC Coach Talks Strategy on Brink of New Season

As the Sac City Panthers prepare for the beginning of the new baseball season, coach Derek Sullivan was recently interviewed by TopCoachPodcast.com.

According to the website, Top Coach is an “interview podcast with baseball coaches, about baseball coaches, and aimed at baseball coaches. … Quite often, the coaches will also tackle some of the hot issues of the day.”

Coach Sullivan is the third Sac City head coach to be interviewed by Top Coach, following former coaches Rob Cooper and Jerry Weinstein.

To listen to the podcast with Coach Sullivan, click here


Convocation Includes Accreditation Review

Spring Convocation was held Friday, Jan. 16, with the main focus on SCC’s Accreditation Schedule for 2015. The program began with the handing out of several Awards of Excellence to faculty members and the introduction of new staff members. President Kathryn E. Jeffery spoke about the accomplishments of Sac City during 2014, and Chancellor Brian King gave everyone an update on Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal and the upcoming anniversaries throughout the Los Rios District.

Then, Accreditation Tri-Chairs – Don Palm, Ginnie May and Kelli Irwin – updated the crowd on the steps that have already taken place to write the self evaluation. Faculty were then asked to go to City Cafe for a light lunch and opportunity to delve more deeply into the self evaluation. This first draft of the document is due to the district office for their review on Feb. 6.

Convocation is the official start to the semester, traditionally held the day before classes begin.


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Sac City Drops Double Doubleheaders

The Panthers basketball teams are off to a rough start in Big 8 conference play, losing a pair of doubleheaders last week.

The men’s team suffered a close 61-60 loss to rival American River and a 66-61 loss to Modesto. They have lost three straight games and have fallen to 6-9 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers also lost the first two games of their conference schedule, 61-47 to American River and 45-42 to Modesto. They have dropped to 3-11 on the season.

The Panthers play host to Cosumnes River on Tuesday in a doubleheader at the SCC North Gym. The women play at 5:30 p.m. with the men scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

Remember, SCC students and staff are free with current ID card. So are children under 12. General admission is $7.