Category Archives: Event News

SCC Cyber Security Summer Camps 2019

Sacramento City College Cyber Security summer camp, for local youth entering the 7th-12th grades, encourages exploration of cyber security as well as the degrees and career paths available at the college level.

Los Rios Community College campuses served up to 10 days of camp this season, with a morning session and an afternoon sessions each day. The camps teach students important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity principles that are relevant to everyday life. It also highlights some of the cyber threats posed to individuals and the importance of investigation agencies for cyber-attacks. Students receive software and a hands-on curriculum kit to learn about cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills such as hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection. The value of cyber security education is crucial for personal as well as professional needs.

Institutions such as the government, military, education, financial, and medical possess exceptional amounts of sensitive data on computers. Methods of intrusions evolve as technology does so, consequently, demands for cyber security agencies have an upward outlook. Professionals measure and protect organizational networks and systems from the  continual intrusion of ransomware and call for expansion of responsibilities from employees. Well-qualified cyber security candidates are constantly sought after in a large variety of fields as cyber threats ascend. The SCC Cyber Security Summer Camps provide an educated and security-minded base for future matured cyber defense programs along with other cyber security measures that all citizens can benefit from.

Learn more about Sacramento City College’s Computer Information Science degrees and programs including the Information Systems Security degree and certificate.

Are you a new student at Sacramento City College? If so, you are invited to attend Freshmen Welcome 2019.

Freshmen Welcome is a great opportunity to meet your peers, connect with the campus community, and learn strategies for college success.  Hundreds of new students will be attending on-campus workshops to prepare for the upcoming semester at SCC, followed by a free barbecue and Resource Fair in the quad.

You can select Tuesday, August 13th or Wednesday, August 14th to attend. This event runs between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Register online!

Click here to view SCC Campus Map and check-in spot.

Photo of the winners of 2018's second annual Integration Bee from left to right: Fourth place winner: Fatemeh Semnani, fifth place winner: Stan Carpenco, first place winner: Minh Le, second place winner: Jiajun Guan, third place winner: Sokchetra Eung.

You’ve heard of spelling bees, but what about the Integration Bee?

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is hosting the 3rd annual Integration Bee, where competitors will show off their mastery of calculus integrals. The event will be held Friday, April 5, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lillard Hall Room 101.

Students who have completed Math 400 (or equivalent) are invited to compete. Family and friends of the competitors, as well as any faculty, staff and administrators, are welcome to come watch the competition and cheer for them.

In addition to the prizes for 1st – 5th place, we will be raffling off local gift cards and prizes to competitors and audience members alike. So even if you don’t want to compete, come root for your favorite Math Hero on April 5th at 3:30 p.m. in Lillard Hall 101.

Be sure to register online if you plan to participate!

In the picture above are the winners of 2018’s second annual Integration Bee from left to right: Fourth place winner: Fatemeh Semnani, fifth place winner: Stan Carpenco, first place winner: Minh Le, second place winner: Jiajun Guan, third place winner: Sokchetra Eung.

Photo of three women students who attended the Silicon Valley Women Who Code Conference

Women Who Code at SCC is a new cohort group in the college’s Computer Information Science division. Women are underrepresented in Computer Science, so it is important to support and encourage our women students who wish to pursue educational and career goals in the field.

In line with this goal, Women Who Code is excited to bring several industry professionals to campus for “Women Who Code Industry Panel Discussions” on Friday, Nov. 30, from noon to 3 p.m., in BUS 203.

Please RSVP online if you plan to attend. For more information, contact WomenWhoCode@scc.losrios.edu.

Several women from the IT industry will be participating in the panel. Following the discussions, there will be coding workshops for exploration.

Panel guests include:

  • Software and hardware engineers from Intel
  • STEM Strategies Group Coordinator from UC Davis
  • STEM Program Manager
  • President of SCC’s Women Who Code

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join!

Two young women students, African American and Asian, write words of support on a paper banner posted on the gazebo in the Quad

Dear Students:

Your voice has power.

Last week, our black student leaders made powerful statements against the hateful and racist threats found on our campus.

They have also made clear their expectations of our campus leadership and campus community. We are already making changes, but we need to continue these important conversations. We need to be able to share information about changes that are being made, hear recommendations and suggestions for changes, and discuss work that still needs to be done. To do this I will be putting together a series of working forums for students, staff and faculty to participate in.

The first working forum will be on Thursday, October 18 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM in South Gym 120. We will be able to give you updates on the changes we have made and get feedback about further changes.

This week, there are other opportunities on our campus to have your voice heard.

  • If you would like to talk confidentially with a counselor they are available this week for you in counseling services on the first floor of Rodda Hall North.
  • Visit the gazebo to write down your thoughts at the “Hate Has No Home On Our Campus” writing project.
  • You can contact me or the Vice Presidents at any time to voice concerns or give feedback.
Michael Gutierrez
President
Sacramento City College
A crowd gathers to hear from one of the photographers whose work is being shown in the Russ Solomon gallery

Students Rickey T. Boyland and Jerome Jeffries are showing their photography in the Russ Solomon Gallery on campus through September.

The show, entitled “Digitally Speaking, We Have Something to Say!,” is a joint effort by the two men.

An opening reception was held for them on July 19. Stop by, check out their work and see what they have to say!

Large group of "Outstanding Women Award" recipients from 2018 standing outside the Student Center, smiling, some holding their certificates

Forty-four of Sacramento City College’s women students have been recognized for their perseverance in continuing their education despite personal challenges.

The “Outstanding Women Student” award recipients and their friends, families, counselors and others who have supported them were treated to a lunch on March 23 at the SCC campus.

The honorees were selected for their outstanding academic achievement, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, while excelling in community service, venturing into traditionally male-dominated careers or gaining recognition in athletics — all while overcoming personal obstacles.

Photo of a very large BloodSource van parked on campus.

Earn your hat! Donate at the SCC Blood Drive on April 24 and 25 and get a California Blood Donor hat redeemable online!

BloodSource will be bringing their Bloodmobiles to campus near the Quad from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will receive a promo code to redeem the hat online, as well as be entered to win a $200 Amazon gift card.

Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating, and bring a photo ID.

A smiling young model wearing sleeveless top and long loose pink skirt, with hand on her hip, in front of a white backdrop, posing for a photographer and a videographer.

Join the SCC Fashion Club for a spectacular runway show on Saturday, April 21, in the Student Center!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Eventbrite. Parking is $2 and can be purchased in the parking structure or West Lot when parking for the event.

Photo of U.S. flag waving against the blue sky in the foreground, with several more U.S. flags in the lower background.
The Women Veterans of Sacramento City College welcome Robert Bradley (ret. Air Force & Army) to campus for  networking session with our students!
Bradley is the former director of the Sacramento Resource Center, where he established the only Women Veterans with Children’s Program in California. He is also the founder of the Sacramento Veterans Community Support Center. Bradley is currently in a dual role as president and CEO of a new nonprofit for veterans.
The event will be held Wednesday, April 11, at noon in PAC 102. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center or go to the VRC women veterans website.