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Four female models, including one in a wheelchair, are side by side while one of them speaks into a microphone; all are dressed in vibrant colors and graphic prints, modeling items made by women in Kenya, Peru and Nepal.

SCC celebrated International Women’s Day with a conference and student art show on Friday, March 9.

The event drew 60-75 participants who heard from several speakers, including author and photojournalist Paola Gianturco.

In her book, “Wonder Girls: Changing Our World,” Gianturco documents the activist work of girls from around the globe. Her photographs have been exhibited at the United Nations, UNESCO, The Field Museum/Chicago, and the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.

Tiffani Sharp, an immigration attorney in Sacramento and founder of Willow Tree Roots, also presented at the event. Willow Tree Roots is an organization that provides underserved women with income-generating and business development skills through socio-economic empowerment projects. Projects are underway in Kenya, Peru, Nepal and the United States. Her presentation concluded with a vivid fashion show, featuring items handcrafted by women in Kenya, Peru and Nepal.

Additionally, several student artists spoke in a panel discussion about their experiences as women and what they hope to achieve with their art.

Sacramento City College’s vocal/choral department has been asked to sing in Sacramento Ballet’s performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The choral’s March 23 – March 25 performance is just around the corner at the Sacramento Community Center Theater!

Ticket links and performance dates and times are below:

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music) 

Check out the SCC Vocal and Choral website for more information about the program.

Abida Mukarram, a first-year programming faculty member, helped coordinate the opportunity for SCC students to participate in a local IBM hackathon where they really shined! Panthers Vernon and Ron took 3rd and 5th place amongst peers from Sac State.

The IBM hackathon website explains the purpose of the hackathon as an opportunity to “collaborate and compete with fellow students and connect with IBM and SHARE experts while learning new skills, winning prizes and earning bragging rights! The Hackathon will provide you with fun challenges to experience the power of Z Systems in Application Development.”

Congratulations Vernon and Ron! #IamSacCity


P.S. Learn more about the Computer and Information Science Department.

Profile of a smiling African American woman soldier in camouflage army jacket and hat.

Dr. Nancy Brown, Women Veterans’ program manager for Northern California Veterans’ Affairs, will be on campus Wednesday, March 21, to answer questions about health benefits, disability claims, dependent care, dental coverage and more.

Join us from noon to 1 p.m. in PAC-102 (adjacent to the Veterans Resource Center). Food and drinks will be provided.

For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center or go to the VRC women veterans website.

Faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to meet and chat with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King on Wednesday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center.

“Brown Bag with Brian” is an informal conversation with Chancellor King on topics related to the present and future of SCC and the District.

Participants are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch. Refreshments will be provided. Questions or comments may be sent to the Chancellor at

Collage graphic of the numerals of pi in various colors, fonts and sizes

Come celebrate Pi Day with a memorization contest on Wednesday, March 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in LRC 220!

March 14 is International Pi Day, an annual celebration of mathematics that centers on the Greek letter that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Notably, pi is a number that begins with 3.14 and goes on forever.

In case you are interested in competing, here are the first 100 numerals of pi:

Good luck!

Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records who passed away while watching the Oscars Sunday night, was a former student of Sacramento City College.

Solomon, 92, had taken photography classes at SCC and, in 2015, he arranged to use the college’s photo studio for a personal project taking pictures of famous Sacramentans.

Solomon also photographed portraits of lesser-known community members. Both collections were displayed at SCC in honor of his 90th birthday.

That same year, the college paid tribute to the local icon with a more permanent fixture–a gallery bearing his name in the new Student Services building. At the dedication reception, notable locals such as painter Gregory Kondos, were spotted in attendance.

Read more about Solomon’s photo project in The Express: “The Man Behind The Music: Russ Solomon Embraces His Post-Tower Records Passion”.

The family has requested that any donations in Russ’ memory go to the Sacramento City College Foundation for the Russ Solomon Scholarship Fund.