Thursday, October 1, 2015

NCU Scholarship Opportunities for New Students

Image of someone clicking on a virtual link via NCU logo.  Text: Apply now for an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship.

Northcentral University announces nine Trailblazer Scholarships‬ to new students and alumni who have applied to an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program by October 26, 2015.

For each course taken and paid for by the recipient, NCU will provide their next course at no tuition cost, which equates to funding half of the student’s total graduate-level tuition

For all the details and to learn more about how you can win an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship and achieve your academic goals, visit

To learn about the educator preparation pathway programs available to you through Rio Salado and NCU, visit

Rio Salado Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and Rio Salado College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Transform Lifeless Clay Into Rich Soil!

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Time to get those fall seeds in the ground! Need guidance? Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems team can help with a non-credit soil building class October 10!  

Desert Gardening: 
Soil Building
Saturday, Oct. 10
9-11 a.m.
Rio Salado Tempe Garden
Class fee: $20

Tired of your clay soil? Do your plants die every summer? Not sure when or how much to fertilize? Join us for a soil building workshop. Learn how soil forms naturally and how you can facilitate the process in your garden. Familiarize yourself with the benefits of microbes in your soil, and how to employ no-till techniques turning your hard clay into rich, loamy earth by allowing nature work for you.
Flyer listing all classes.  Visit for a full text transcript.
Register now online or call 480-517-8540 for assistance.

This fun, 2-hour class is part of the college's 2015-16 community education cooking classes. Check out the full schedule of upcoming classes in the flier to your right.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Make a Perfect Pizza at Home!

Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program is kicking off its 2015-16 community education cooking classes with a lesson on how to make an all-American favorite-- pizza!

Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home
Thursday, Oct. 1
6-8 p.m.
Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen
Class fee: $39

Learn how to make delicious pizzas at home from a professional chef. This 2 hour hands-on workshop will cover all of the basics of making a great pizza including making and proofing dough, making sauce, how to properly stretch a pizza, loading a pizza into the oven and a pizza toppings discussion.

Proper kitchen attire is required. Please come prepared with close toed shoes, long pants and a long or short sleeved shirt. Hair must be pulled back.

flyer for all classes, for full transcript, visit
Register now online or call 480-517-8540 for assistance.

This non-credit class is the first in the series of cooking classes for 2015-16.  See full listings in the flier to your left.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Free Workshops for Parents Beginning Oct. 10

Image from flier: Father taking care of an infant in a crib.  Text: Rio Salado College and the Communiversity at Queen Creek Host Parenting Workshops

Rio Salado College’s Early Childhood and Human Development Program and Shining Stars Learning Center will present a series of free community workshops for parents at the Communiversity at Queen Creek. Workshops take place monthly from October 2015 - April 2016.

These non-credit classes are based on a training program developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University, which promotes the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, and school readiness by the age of five.

program flier, text is the same as blog.Saturday Workshops
10a.m. - 12p.m.


Oct. 10 - Making Connection
Nov. 14 - Making it Happen
Dec. 12 - Why Do Children Do What They Do?

Jan. 9 - Recognizing and Dealing with Childhood Trauma
Feb. 20 - Teach Me What to Do!
Mar. 12 - Facing the Challenge (Part 1)
Apr. 9 - Facing the Challenge (Part 2)

Participants will earn a two-hour training certificate upon completion of each class. The classes meet Arizona’s Children Association and A Place to Call Home training requirements.

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Classes are free and open to the public.

Register online with Shining Stars Learning Center at or call (480) 888-9545.

Interested in taking your education a step further? Learn how Rio Salado can help you earn a degree in Early Childhood Administration and Management.

Monday, September 28, 2015