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Live Music, Poetry this Summer at SCC

Walk by the Sacramento City College main campus Quad on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon this summer and your ears may be treated to a symphony of music and poetry.

Student Leadership and Development has teamed up with the Cultural Awareness Center to bring the “Summer Concert Series” to SCC through June and July, 12-1 p.m.

Acts that have been booked include locals names like Blaquelisted, Ancient Astronaut and the Carla Fleming Band, as well as a spoken word segment.

For more information, contact Student Leadership and Development at 916-558-2381.

West Sacramento Center

West Sac Center Receives Civic Leadership Award

Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center has been honored with West Sacramento’s Civic Leadership Award for Prosperity.

Interim Dean Don Palm accepted the award at the annual West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce “State of the City” event on May 21, where Mayor Christopher Cabaldon provided an overview of the city’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities ahead.

SCC President Kathryn Jeffery said being selected for the award speaks volumes about the city’s perspective on the relationship between higher education and prosperity.

“Receiving the Civic Leadership Award for Prosperity from Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is a strong acknowledgement of the value the city of West Sacramento places on having a higher education presence and partner in the city center,” said Dr. Jeffery.

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of these West Sacramento leaders,” said Chamber CEO Denice Seals. “They are a large part in the continued growth and prosperity of the West Sacramento community. Congratulations to them for all of their hard work and dedication.”

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Summer Classes Start June 9

Get a head start on the school year, find classes you need or make new friends and learn something new — whatever the reason, summer a great time to enroll in courses at Sacramento City College!

Summer session starts on June 9, and it’s not too late to enroll. Check out the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Explore course offerings in the class schedule.

It is also open enrollment season for the fall semester. Information about the application and enrollment process is available online at Find your success today!

Fix 50 Construction

Fix 50 Westbound Closures: May 27-June 25

Caltrans will begin construction May 27 on the westbound portion of the Highway 50 Viaduct between W and X streets. The rehabilitation project will continue through June 25 and may cause traffic delays of up to one hour along Highway 50, connected freeways and on surface streets near the Sacramento City College main campus and outreach centers.

Information about Fix 50, including project updates and alternate routes, is available at

Use of alternate transportation — such as carpooling, bicycling and the RT Light Rail, bus and park-and-ride options — may help ease congestion and be more convenient for the rider. For public transit information, visit the Sacramento Regional Transit site,

Eastbound construction began April 22 and was completed May 2, ahead of the target completion date of May 21.

The Fix 50 construction schedule overlaps with the SCC’s Spring 2014 semester and summer session.  It also coincides with some key dates and events for the college:

  • April 14-18: Spring Recess
  • April 26: Sacramento Republic FC soccer game
  • May 15-21: Finals Week
  • May 21: Commencement (at Hughes Stadium) and end of Spring 2014 semester
  • May 26: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 9-Aug. 6: Summer Session
Rodda Hall

Refund Requests Due May 21

The deadline for students to submit requests for fee refunds to the SCC Business Services Office is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21.

To be eligible for a refund for dropped classes, students must drop before the drop date and submit a Fee Refund Application, available online and at the Business Services Office at Rodda Hall North, RHN 173.

Students are encouraged to review the Enrollment Refund Policy. The Academic Calendar and information about drop dates are available online.

For questions regarding refunds, contact the Business Services Office at 916-558-2321.

Soccer Kick

Republic FC Plays Match at Hughes on May 17

Sacramento’s first professional soccer team, Sacramento Republic FC, will play against the L.A. Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Parking around Hughes Stadium will be closed off in the morning and reserved for the game. Faculty, staff and students who will be on campus on Saturday will be able to park in lots B, C, F, and G on the west side of campus.

Republic FC had scheduled its first three home games at Hughes Stadium — April 26, May 3 and May 17 — before the team moves to its new stadium at Cal Expo, which is currently under construction.

Due to a delay in the construction schedule, the team will play one additional game at Hughes on June 7. No further games have been scheduled at this time.

SCC students may purchase advance tickets at a discounted price at

Newspaper Stack

SCC Journalism Students Win Big at JACC Awards

The Sacramento City College Express print and online publications took six awards at the 2014 state conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) held in Los Angeles in April.

The Express won JACC’s highest honor for Newspaper General Excellence for the Express, which is edited this semester by Will Ownbey and last semester by Daniel Wilson.

Reporter Cody Drabble won a first-place award for his news feature in the annual Mainline magazine about the chief justice of California, Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, who is a City College alumna.

J.D. Villanueva won a second place for video journalism for his online piece on campus reaction to the exhibit displayed in the Quad by the controversial anti-abortion group Project Truth.

“J.D.’s piece on Project Truth demonstrates his talent as a multimedia journalist,” multimedia adviser and photography professor Randy Allen said. “He was careful to assure his piece represented parties from both sides of this very sensitive issue.”

Daniel Wilson took third place for his Mainline magazine profile article about City College graduate John Masterson, and J.D. Villanueva took fourth place for his Mainline magazine profile about Bella Gomez, a transgender student.

Evan Duran, former photo editor of the Express and Mainline, took an honorable mention for his photo of a local bronze sculptor that also was the cover image of the magazine.

“Our students continue to win awards for the best journalism in the state,” said Dianne Heimer, journalism department chair. “We are proud of their daily commitment to cover the campus.”

For a complete list of JACC state journalism winners, see: