Jesus Debate Draws Big Crowd

Wednesday night’s forum in the Student Center, entitled “The Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend” drew a standing room only crowd of more than 200 people, who listened to two noted authors debate the authenticity of the New Testament Gospels, and ultimately if Jesus of Nazareth ever truly existed.

Author and filmmaker John Christy presented the Christian side of the debate, while author David Fitzgerald argued on behalf of atheists. Sacramento City College’s student clubs, SSA-SCC and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, presented the lively debate.

It was broadcast live on and videotaped for future broadcast on cable channels 15 and 16, through the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium.


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Enroll at West Sac for Summer/Fall

Enrollment assistance is provided at the West Sacramento Center. All the tools needed to become a full-fledged student can be taken care of right there.

Computers are available in the e-Services Area for potential students to complete their college applications. As soon as a student receives his or her LRCCD ID Number, an appointment can be made to take their assessment tests at the Center.

After the assessment is complete, students can make another appointment to see the counselor at the Center and create an educational plan.

Students may also use computers in the e-Services Area to complete the New Student Orientation and FAFSA application. Staff are available to answer any questions and for any help needed during the registration/enrollment process.

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A lot of Winning on Saturday

Morgan Welch tossed a complete-game no-hitter, with one walk and four strikeouts, as the Lady Panthers beat Modesto 8-0 at the Sac City softball field. Megan Anthony had a triple among two hits, Taylor McDowell had two singles, and Aaliyah Oliver had a bases-loaded double to lead the offense. It was Sac City’s first win in conference play. The Panthers came back later in the afternoon to win the second game of the doubleheader by the score of 10-2. Sac City plays host to Cosumnes River at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Anthony Fellman went 3-for-3 with four runs scored as the Panthers baseball team beat American River 13-5 on Saturday at Union Stadium. Malcom Boehm had a double and two singles with three RBI in the game, which also was the first Big 8 Conference win for Sac City. Pitcher Steve Daini picked up his second win in relief. The Panthers travel to Santa Rosa on Tuesday.

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Workshops Coming in Anticipation of Career Day

May 6 is Career Day, when students will have chances to interact with members of the business community looking for part- and full-time workers. To get ready, the SCC Career Center is putting on a series of workshops aimed at prepping students in various aspects of applying for jobs that could help them get an edge on the competition.

Here is the list of workshops:

Resume Workshop, March 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

How to Find a Job Workshop, April 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 105

Interview Basics Workshop, April 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Dress for Success Workshop, April 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Navigating Career Day, April 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Attend all the workshops, and you will be entered in a prize drawing.

Plus, you will be better prepared for that dream job you’ve always wanted.

For more information, visit the SCC Career Center.

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High School Students Encouraged to Enroll

Sacramento City College hosted an event Friday morning and early afternoon for local high school students who have not, as yet, made a decision to enroll in college. After taking a brief tour of the campus and seeing some of the programs here, the students were treated to a Native American dancing celebration in the quad.

SCC is an open-access campus, which means anyone with a high school diploma, or the equivalent, is eligible to attend. It is our hope that many students coming out of high school, but not necessarily thinking of college right away, will give us a chance to prove that we have the ability and know-how to help any serious student succeed.

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Career Advice Available at Davis Center

Whether you are graduating this spring or in two years, the Career Center at SCC’s Davis Center can help turn your hopes into plans.

Representative can help with resumes, cover letters and interview skills, as well as, career research, job searches and information on Internships and Work Experience. Stop by and explore your career opportunities!

In most cases, no appointment is required. Look for the Career Center table on the first floor of the Davis Center.

Spring 2015 Schedule:
Wednesdays: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is a valuable resource—what normally would cost $50 an hour or more is free. Plus, the personal attention is almost always immediately available.


Run for Student Office

The SCC Student Associated Council (Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board) is looking for students to fill vacant positions for the 2015-2016 student year! No experience needed!

Student elections will be held April 14 and 15. Help SCC be better for students, while learning valuable teamwork skills.


Candidate and election information are available at:

Tuesday, Mar 10 Candidate Orientation, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., LRC 105
Highly encouraged for all candidates or those interested.

Tuesday, Mar 24 Candidate forms (Declaration of Candidacy, Public Information Form, Petitions, and Candidate Forum Confirmations) due by 5:00 p.m. to Kim Beyrer, Student Leadership & Development, SOG 226.

Friday, Mar 27 Succession Planning for Smooth Transitions Workshop,
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., BUS 240
Learn and strategize how to handle the transition from outgoing to incoming officers.

Apr 7-15 Campaign period.

Apr 7 & 9 Candidate Forums, Noon – 12:50 p.m., Quad
Attend to speak as a candidate and/or learn about candidates.

Apr 9 Campaign Expenditure Forms due by 3:00 p.m. to Kim Beyrer,
Student Leadership & Development, SOG 226.

Apr 14 Election promotions barbecue, 11:30 a.m. – food runs out, Quad

Apr 14-15 Election Days, 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., go to your eServices account and click on the VOTE! tab.

Apr 16-17 Election results posted, upon verification.

July 1 Effective date for new officers of the Student Associated Council.

Transitional Meetings: All outgoing and incoming officers must attend.
Apr 17 Joint Budget Committee, 11:00 a.m., City Café #1
Apr 27 & May 4 Clubs and Events Board, Noon, RHN 258
April 29 & May 6 Student Senate, 12:00 noon, RHN 258
TBA Mandatory Training, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Location TBA

All candidates are encouraged to enroll in SGVT 300 for the fall semester.
Contact: Student Leadership and Development, South Gym SOG 226, 916-558-2381,


Panthers Softballers Go 4-0 at Fresno Tournament

Sac City’s Softball team emerged victorious from the recent Fresno Tournament, winning all four games Feb. 28 and March 1. The Panthers beat Porterville College 3-2, Ohlone 8-5, Fresno 8-3 and Merced 11-0 in the final game.

Freshman First-baseman Erikka Burke leads the Panthers with a .395 batting average and 12 RBI thus far. She also is tied for the team lead with two home runs. Kailey Olcott (So., INF), Riley Ammaturo (So., OF) and Noelani Kakalia (So, 1B) also have hit two home runs for Sac City.

The team is batting .315 with 100 runs scored in its first 15 games and sports a 10-5 record.

Sac City plays host to Diablo Valley College on Tuesday at 3 p.m., and Modesto in a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time Begins

A friendly reminder from SCC …

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night (yes, you will lose an hour sleep). Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

We will see you back bright and early on Monday for class.

Have a great weekend.

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City Council Honors SCC Professor

The Sacramento City Council, including Council Members Jay Schenirer and Steve Hansen, paid tribute to Sac City Professor Dr. Gayle Pitman Tuesday in recognition of the national and international awards her children’s book “This Day in June” has recently received. This includes the “Stonewall Award” by the American Library Association.

Thanks to the Sacramento Public Library and city staff, Professor Pitman was treated to a video of students and professionals congratulating her on the awards. She was then presented with an official commendation from the City of Sacramento.

Once again, congratulations Dr. Pitman!