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Panthers Hope to Qualify for State Meet

Several Sac City track and field athletes will compete in the NorCal regional finals on Friday at American River College with a berth at the state meet next week at Cuesta College on the line.

On the men’s side, after preliminaries, Henry Sharoyan is the lead qualifier in the shot put with a throw of 50-feet, 10 ¼ inches. The men’s 4 x 100 relay team of Darius Blackwell, David Mewborn, Daniel Mewborn and Armadno Martinez is seeded fourth with a prelim time of 42.14 seconds.

On the women’s side, Lavinaa Akauola qualified in second place in the shot put at 42-10 ¾. Lavina is also second in the women’s discus at 136-5. Monae Newton is seeded fourth in the discus. Detrice Adams is seeded fifth in the triple jump at 34-5 ¾. Amanda Rodriguez qualified second in the 1500 meters (5 minutes, 1.37 seconds) and fourth in the 800 meters (2:19.18).

Both 4 x 400 relay teams are seeded fourth. The women’s group of Jasmine Banguis, Amanda Rodriguez, Mariah Burke, and Alexis Miller qualified in 4:02.51. The men (Juave Johnson, Armando Martinez, Daniel and David Mewborn) qualified in 3:19.61.

Good luck Panthers!

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People’s Day Takes over the Quad

SCC’s annual People’s Day event is Thursday, May 7 all day long in the quad.

Come by and listen to various musical groups, shop at local vendor booths or eat from an array of Food Trucks.

Yes, you saw that right; Food Trucks will be back on campus for the last time this semester to help us celebrate this once-a-year event.

But don’t just wait for the food trucks. There will be a FREE pancake breakfast in the quad from 7:30 to 9 a.m. to help get everyone fired up for finals.

Despite an early-morning drizzle, the weather turned out fine for a great day out on the quad. Come and share the day with your friends at Sac City.

Big Day of Giving

Thank You for your Donations

The Los Rios Foundation, which will funnel money back to Sacramento City College, raised nearly $10,000 during Tuesday’s Big Day of Giving.

In all, more than 500 local charities took home a combined $5.6 million in the one-day donate-a-thon.

Thank you for your contribution to this cause.

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Explore Job Opportunities May 6 at SCC

Career Day is Wednesday, May 6, at Sacramento City College. Stop by the main campus Quad between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet employers and see what job opportunities are out there.

Bring your current resume to leave with employers. Some employers may conduct on-the-spot interviews, so come dressed for success and keep the weather in mind!

For more information, contact the Career Center at 916-558-2665.

New Student Services Building

New Building Officially Opened

The new Student Services Building was officially opened to the public on Friday morning.

About 125 people Joined in the celebration as we dedicated the newest building on Sac City’s campus. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, light refreshments and tours.

The building houses various Student Services functions, including Admissions & Records, DSPS, and Assessment. On the second floor, the Photography and Journalism departments will take residence in swanky new classrooms and labs.

In addition, the lobby was dedicated to the memory of the parents of one of our foundation donors, whose generous philanthropy to Sac City has allowed many of our students to attend college for free. The donor was Mrs. Carol Spurgeon, whose parents met at Sac City back in the 1930s.

Thanks for making our celebration a special day.

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Sacramento’s Assembly Member Touts Higher Ed Reform

California State Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), spent more than an hour on Monday afternoon explaining several parts of his legislative agenda to Sac City students, staff and faculty. McCarty is a freshman state legislator who spent 10 years on the Sacramento City Council prior to his election last November.

He said that new budgeting surpluses have allowed community colleges and the UC/CSU systems to gain back some of the money lost during the Great Recession of 2008-14. But there are still financial and societal challenges to address, he said.

McCarty took questions from the audience on an array of topics after spending time introducing himself to many people in the crowd. About 100 people attended the event in the Student Center.

Nepal Earthquake

Nepalese Student Asks for Help in Wake of Tragedy

Shanti Tamang, an SCC student originally from Nepal, has asked the SCC Community consider making a donation to one of four charities that are assisting in the aftermath of the violent earthquake that occurred in that country over the weekend.

A 7.8 Magnitude earthquake shook the region on Saturday, causing widespread devastation and approximately 2,000 deaths. Shanti’s mother and father still live in Kathmandu, the country’s capital. They were contacted in the hours immediately after the quake and found to be fine. Shanti said that a cousin’s house was destroyed during the shaking, but that none of her family was seriously injured.

However, many areas have lost electricity, people have not returned to their homes but are living in tent cities, there is little usable water, and a shortage of food.

Several charitable agencies have begun working in the Nepal region to assist those harmed. They include, the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Unicef, and Oxfam America. Shanti is hoping students and staff will consider making a donation to any of the four charities to help them provide necessities for the Nepalese people.

Shanti will be in the quad on People’s Day (May 7) asking people to make donations.

Hot Potato

Softball Team Earns #5 Seed; Hosts Playoff Series This Weekend

Over the weekend, the SCC Panthers softball team was named the #5 seed for the California Community College Athletic Association Northern California Regional playoffs!

Because of that seeding, SCC will host the first round of the playoffs (a best 2-of-3 series), vs. Shasta, as follows:
• Saturday, May 2: First pitch at 2 pm
• Sunday, May 3: First pitch of first game at Noon; If a second game is needed (e.g. If each team has won one game at that point), it would begin approximately 1/2 hour after the end of the first game, but not earlier than 2 pm.

Congratulations to Coach Kiernan and the team!

8 Plays about the Rails

All Aboard City Theatre’s Latest Play Offerings

City Theatre, SCC’s drama department, will present a series of 8 short, new railroad-inspired and themed plays that were created by local playwrights and commissioned by City Theatre. The plays will run weekends between April 24 and May 17.

The series of plays will be staged in two “Tracks” of 4 plays each. Track A will perform seven times, including the opening and closing performances. Track B will also perform seven times during the run.

Tickets range from $10 to $15, and can be reserved through www.citytheatre.net.

The theatre company advises that these plays are not appropriate for young children.