Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Your Vote Counts Arizona!

illustration of a hand casting a vote.

There's still time to cast your vote in the Arizona Primary Election. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Get the latest news and information at www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election

Check out this KJZZ Phoenix report by Jude Joffe-Block and Steve Goldstein about what you should know going to the polls: ow.ly/Cyln303JPv6

Rio Waves Success Tip: Build Relationships!


image of students working together and a team of Rio Waves baseball players grouped together.  Text: Successful students build relationships

Successful students build relationships! 

Get to know your professors and connect with your peers.

#Iwillgraduate #mcccd #RioWaves #studentsuccess #StudentSuccessTips #NewToCollege

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rio Salado Welcomes Two New Faculty Chairs!


Welcome to Gina Pinch and Julie Cober, Rio Salado College’s two newest faculty chairs!

Gina Pinch is the new faculty chair for Business, Management, Public Administration, and Corporate/Government Programs. She has been at Rio for six year, previously as an instructional designer for business, CIS, part of STEM and Library Services. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance. She also holds a master’s in adult education and online learning and is an alumna of Rio Salado College with certificates in public administration and e-Learning.

She has a strong belief in solid business principles and has “enjoyed helping people learn so they can work more efficiently in the short-term and expand their possibilities for career opportunities and work/life balance in the long-term.”

Gina’s initial focus will be “to meet and connect with other chairs, staff and department faculty to truly understand the role of the chair and identify any issues currently facing the Business Department.  Through the knowledge gained, I can begin to make informed decisions to grow and improve the Department in the future.”

Julie Cober is the new faculty chair for Communication. She has been an adjunct faculty since 2011 and the COM discipline lead for more than two years. Julie has a B.A. in communication from Arizona State University and a M.S. in Leadership from Grand Canyon University (GCU). She is also currently working on a doctorate in Organizational Leadership also from GCU.

“I like to bring up different ways of thinking, and encourage students to see life from a different perspective,” Julie said about teaching. “I love that every student is different and I get to learn from students, just as much as they learn from me.”

She went on to say, “I hope to continue the student-focused culture of my department and want to support my faculty in helping students to become better learners and critical thinkers.”

Thursday, August 25, 2016

MCCCDF Scholarship Applications Open Sept. 1

MCCCDF logo.  Time left to apply: 6 days, 11 hours 28 minutes left until scholarship applications open on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 12:01 a.m.  For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, 2,335 scholarships were awarded for a total of 1,597,657.

It's almost time to apply for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships! Applications open Sept. 1.

There are hundreds of scholarships to choose from-- including exclusive opportunities for Rio Salado College students and employees-- and veterans!

The streamlined process, which only requires one general application, will make it well worth your time!

Visit mcccdf.academicworks.com to view opportunities available to you.

Need help with your application? Don't hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Counseling Services team!

#Arizona #college #scholarships #mcccd #mcccdf #RioSaladoCollege

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Mask You Live In, Screening & Discussion 8/25

Poster for event: Text: The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definaition of masculinity.   When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST) - Where: ASU Downtown Phoenix campus - 555 N Central Ave Cronkite Building, Room 122, Phoenix, AZ 85004 6-9 p.m.

Join Arizona State University's Project Humanities for a screening and discussion of, The Mask You Live In, a documentary film that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.

Thursday, Aug. 25
6-9 p.m.
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

Free and open to the public.

Register now

Project Humanities brings together individuals and communities, within and around ASU, to instill passion and knowledge of humanities study, research, and humanist thought. By exploring shared ideas and experiences, Project Humanities facilitates conversations across diverse communities to build understanding through talking, listening, and connecting.