Saturday, August 31, 2013

Social Media Help Online Students Connect

Rio Salado College student Justin Marshall
Justin Marshall is in his second year as a Maricopa County Community College District student. He recently transferred to Rio Salado College for the convenience of online classes andMonday starts.

“I turned 18 and got my GED in November of 2011,” Marshall said. “My original plan was to go to a traditional community college for the spring semester of the 2011-12 school year, but I ended up waiting until Fall of 2012 to enroll.”

Marshall spent a year at Mesa Community College before transferring Rio Salado, citing a need for a more flexible schedule.

“I’m only a few days into my first year as a Rio Salado student and I can already tell I’ll love it,” Marshall said.  “I'm someone who enjoys travel, so I like to be able to pick up and go when I have the time.  I also need a schedule that won’t interfere with my job. It's important for me to be able to learn on my own terms, whenever and wherever it's easy for me to do so.”
Marshall said he enjoys the college’s online learning environment.
“The online classes with flexible start dates were a must for me,” Marshall said. “Plus it's so much fun! The classes are online, so the dynamics and possibilities are much different than with in-person classes,” Marshall said.
Marshall, an avid engager in social media, especially appreciates how Rio Salado uses social media channels to connect with students.
“Many instructors make use of social media by requiring video blogging and stuff like that,” Marshall said. “Social connection, especially as an online student, is very important. I would even say it’s vital.”
He added, “Rio students don’t have the same social environment that students at traditional community colleges get. Being able to befriend each other over social media is great. It helps us feel connected to the college community. It’s pretty exciting to be a part of something so modern.”
Marshall said taking classes at multiple colleges in the Maricopa Community College District has been a breeze.
“Enrolling at Rio Salado and registering for classes was a painless process,” Marshall said. “I'm already an MCCCD student, so the paperwork and everything else that is required was already done.”
Marshall said he plans to graduate with an associate degree by the end of the 2014-15 school year and then transfer to Arizona State University where he will complete his bachelor’s degree.
“I’m taking Pre-calculus, Public Speaking and American Sign Language this semester,” Marshall said. “I did meet with an advisor to create an academic plan, but I chose all of my classes for myself.”
Although he is currently working as a collections officer at a call center, Marshall said he is planning a career as a speech-language pathologist.
“I have a passion for the deaf community, as well as hearing and speech disorders in general,” Marshall said.

This story can also be found in the August 31 edition of the Tempe Republic. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

English 101 and 102 Resource Guide Now Available

The Rio Salado Library is proud to introduce the English 101 & 102 Student Resource Guide.  The guide provides links to key library and Web resources for ENG 101 & 102 students. These resources are arranged by topic so that students can instantly access the information they need the most:
  • Easy like Wikipedia!
  • Books and eBooks
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Pro/Con & Viewpoint Articles
  • Biographies
  • Writing About Literature?
  • Countries, Cultures & Customs
  • Research Paper Help
  • Citation Help
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Videos
  • Images
  • Web Search Tips
  • Tutoring

Developed by Kirstin Thomas, Instructional Coordinator for the Library, this subject-specific guide is designed to be a one-stop shop for all of your ENG 101 & 102 related research needs.
Questions/comments about the guide? Contact

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stress Management: Recognizing Signs of Stress

Submitted by Rio Salado Career Services Manager Jacque Beale

Every day students are forced to make decisions that will affect their life and, at times, the lives of others around them. Stress does not stop when embarking on a new journey in life – attending college for the first time or as a returning student. It is ever constant and present. In order to better deal with stress, there are few things students should be aware of:

What are the signs of stress and how can students manage stress? Students who display some of these behaviors, may be experiencing stress:
  • Mood and behavior change; 
  • Pounding or racing heart;
  • Breathing becomes faster; 
  • Chest pain, Headaches, Stomach Ache, Sweating; 
  • Change of attitude toward those close to you; or 
  • Loss of motivation, the drive or will to do anything.
The Rio Salado Counseling Center is available to help students manage stress that comes with attending college. Remember, not all stress is bad. Stress can stimulate the brain and body to respond. It can even serve as motivation to succeed.

Whether the stress is good or bad, students should look at the situation, evaluate the challenges, address the issues and execute positive action to resolve the problem. Remembering that the key to success is address the stress and take action.

Food for Thought…
– Strength stay focus
T– Trust the challenge will be handled
– Revitalize, replenish, and refresh
E– Energize renew with exercise
S – Sustain the tips to manage stress
S – Simplify wherever possible

For more information on how to manage stress, see the follow-up article that will be posted next week on Handling Stress. In addition, please contact a counselor and/or take the Stress Management Workshop. (

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Information Skills Course Explores Web Culture, Digital Citizenship

Library Instructional Coordinator
Kirstin Thomas 
Rio Salado College's new Information Skills course encourages students to explore the global culture developing around the internet and provides a richer understanding of how people in other parts of the world use web-based technologies.

According to Library Instructional Coordinator Kirstin Thomas. IFS102 Information Skills in a Global Society will appeal to students with a variety of interests.

"This course has something for everyone," Thomas said. "I think the students who will most enjoy IFS102 are the ones who are curious, creative and those who are interested in exploring new approaches to online learning"

Student David Brown said that he was drawn to the class as a way to better understand the people and cultures he encounters as an online gamer.

"Communicating online is not the same as hanging out in the local coffee shop. You find much more diversity online. I believe this class is giving me a better understanding of netiquette and helps me communicate more effectively with players from different cultures.

The course introduces students to the global issues created by advancements in information communication technologies and provides the knowledge and skills needed to navigate in a digital world.

"Since over 50% of the course is devoted to non-U.S. areas, students gain valuable insight into the global ICT landscape and explore the often stark differences that exist worldwide in terms of infrastructure and access, censorship, information-seeking behavior, and social-networking," Thomas said. “The course also examines digital citizenship, copyright concerns, and digital literacy. This is practical and important knowledge that will benefit students in all areas of life."

Thomas, who created the course, said she believes students will enjoy the interactive format and open nature of discussions and assignments.

"IFS102 utilizes a private social networking site to facilitate engagement in the course. This allows students to participate in discussion forums, post relevant videos and news stories, and generally fosters a high degree of personalization," Thomas said. "In IFS102, the instructor is the facilitator of the learning process, but not the sole provider of knowledge. Students are encouraged to answer one another's questions, to share their understanding, and to engage in the kind of back-and-forth discourse that might occur in a face-to-face classroom."

According to Rio Salado student Christopher Blake, not having to buy a textbook is another big plus.

"The cost of textbooks for four classes can be a hard hit to a student's pocket, so I wanted a class that was bookless," Blake said. "Most of the classes I found didn't work with my business management major. Then I came across the information skills class and it was a perfect elective for me."

Blake said he feels more at ease in an online discussion than he does in a traditional in-person classroom.

“I find the online discussion format superior to the traditional classroom and textbook format. It allows students the freedom to be themselves and insert pieces of themselves into discussions in a creative fashion," Blake said. "I don’t feel confined inside the walls of one textbook."

Students who are unfamiliar with social networking technology should not be discouraged from enrolling in IFS102. "The learning curve has proven to be quite manageable," Thomas said, "even for those who would not describe themselves as technologically-savvy."

Thomas said she is constantly surprised by the creative ways her students find to use the social networking platform.

"It is fun to watch students experiment with the multimedia tools at their disposal," Thomas said. "It is also amazing to see what students dream up for their final project, which is designed to allow them to demonstrate what they have learned in a fun and creative way."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

NEW! Updated Class Search Features

Finding a class that engages a student’s interests AND meets their academic requirements just got easier. The Rio Salado College web team recently added features that allow students to search by requirement designations (Humanities, Natural Science, and Composition for example). The team also streamlined the keyword search results so that it would be less cluttered and easier to read. Check out these screenshots:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

KJZZ Event: What I Wish I Knew About Starting a Business

Group 91.Five, KJZZ’s Young Professionals and the Arizona Community Foundation will host a free community symposium, What I Wish I Knew about Starting a Business with some of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs.
The panel will provide professional insight and “lessons learned” on how to launch and manage a successful business. KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Nick Blumberg will serve as moderator.

We hope you will consider joining us Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. at the RSC Conference Center

Panelists include:
This free event will begin with a panel discussion about entrepreneurship and business followed by a meet and greet with panelists and community partners hosting information booths. Community partners include the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Small Business Development Center, City of Phoenix Small Business Enterprise Program, KJZZ Business Member Program, Rio Salado College and the Small Business Administration.

Admittance is free but reservations are required. Contact Emilio Cabrera at 480-774-8462 or for reservations and visit for more details.

Light refreshments will be available after the panel discussion.

Advanced questions will be considered. Please send them to

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Video Series Explains Online Library Resources

The "How Do I..." video series explains how to use online resources available through the Rio Salado College Library. Check it out!


RSC Northern Student Serves as Student Ambassador

RSC Northern Student Natali Babiy 
Representatives in Washington DC received some education on the importance of the Adult Education program recently when Rio Salado College Bridge Pathways student Natali Babiy attended the Value USA’s National Adult Learner 2013 Leadership institute.

Babiy joined other student ambassadors from across the country in helping to raise awareness of the importance of Adult Education to their states, communities and families.

Student ambassadors met with many Senate and House Representatives to tell their stories, as well as participate in workshops on leadership, public speaking and fundraising.

Babiy is a Rio Salado Student Ambassador currently taking English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) classes at RSC Northern and is always ready to share her story with others. When the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning provided funding for the trip to Washington, Babiy was ready to go.

The Rio Salado College Bridge Pathway Program, would like to thank Babiy for her work in promoting Adult Education and for sharing her story at a national level.

Visit the Rio Salado College website information on College Bridge Pathways adult education options at Rio Salado College. 

Story submitted by Rio Salado College Instructional Specialist Philip Suriano 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

College Offers Dental Services to the Public

Dental hygiene student Misty Chandler
 works on patient Brayden Merwin.
You may know about Rio Salado College’s extensive options for online learning, but did you know the college also owns and operates a teaching dental clinic?

The Rio Salado College Dental Clinic serves as both an instructional lab where dental hygiene students gain practical experience and a full-service dental clinic open to the public.

“Patients are very happy when they leave our clinic because they know they have had the best treatment possible,” said Debra James, Rio Salado’s Dental Hygiene Program Director. “Rio Salado has one of the best dental hygiene programs in the nation.”

The college opened the dental clinic in late spring at its new location in Tempe. The facility features a clinic with 20 patient chairs, five X-ray units and an instrument processing room.

Patient stations are divided by scenic murals to provide a calming atmosphere.

Up to 20 dental hygiene students can work on patients at a time during clinic hours, with two students serving as clinical assistants. Students are supervised by licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists.

Services offered:

  • Oral examinations
  • X-rays
  • Tooth cleaning/polishing
  • Fluoride applications
  • Periodontal disease screening
  • Oral hygiene instruction
Students provide only preventive dental hygiene treatment. For other dental needs, patients should visit their family dentist. The clinic can provide patients with a list of community dental clinics.

The dental clinic is open to community members and their families. Children must be 4 years of age or older and are generally seen during the summer semester.

“He’s never had so much fun at the dentist,” said Kristin Merwin, who brought her 4-year old son Brayden to the clinic last week for a dental cleaning and exam.

“The clinic experience overall was incredible, far exceeding my expectations,” said Kristin. “The entire staff was very professional. They did an incredible job keeping Brayden comfortable and happy during his appointment. The instructors were all obviously experienced in dealing with children and made Brayden's dental experience a great one.”

Misty Chandler, the dental hygiene student who worked on Brayden, enjoys the clinic time and getting to know patients.

“I really like hearing my patients’ stories and what brought them to clinic,” Chandler said. “Some are there for their regular 6 month cleaning, while others have had tragedies in their lives and can’t look after themselves. It’s great getting them started back on a road to health and happiness.”

In addition to the quality services provided by students, patients benefit from an affordable pricing structure.

“Rio Salado's dental clinic provides the best dental hygiene treatment possible, at a reduced fee for the patients,” James said. Currently, fees range from $35-75 depending on the treatment.

The Rio Salado College Dental Clinic is located at 2250 W. 14th Street in Tempe. Clinic hours and appointments vary. All new patients must have a screening visit prior to a dental hygiene appointment. To schedule a screening appointment, call (480) 377-4100.

This story can also be found in the August 17 edition of The Tempe Republic. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Male Empowerment Network Chapter to Launch at RSC

Rio Salado College will host an informational kick-off event Thursday, August 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Rio.

The event celebrates the launch of Rio Salado’s chapter of the Maricopa County Community College District Male Empowerment Network

The Male Empowerment Network (MEN) is an extension of the District’s Minority Male Initiative. The network extends through all ten Maricopa District colleges, and encourages engagement, success, leadership and brotherhood among male students of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Rio Salado MEN chapter hopes to connect members with academic, personal and professional support. The group will hold regular online and in-person events promoting a culture of success and empowerment.

The chapter is currently recruiting new members and invites interested students to stop by during the launch event for a campus tour and additional information. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Lambert Yazzie at

Thursday, August 15, 2013

EVVEC Launches Online Orientation Tool

Starting August 15th, veterans can access the EVVEC Online Orientation tool. The tool will aid them in identifying the resources and services that apply to their specific situation. The orientation tool can be accessed by visiting Once at the site, the user can easily navigate each step to provide a final list of available resources customized to their needs. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rep. Raúl Grijalva Visits RSC Avondale

Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Congressional District 3 stopped in for a visit with students and staff at RSC Avondale Monday.

Rep. Grijalva said that many adults who go back to school face challenges. He recalled his own experience.

“I eventually got to the point and asked for help, and it turned everything around. Many people feel inadequate and that’s okay, that’s human. The best advice I could give to students is to overcome your fear and ask for help.”

Grijalva has been an advocate for education. In addition to sponsoring the Success in the Middle and Graduation for All Acts, he served on the Tucson Unified School District board and currently serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

During his visit, Grijalva took time to speak with both students and staff before sitting down with leaders of the College Bridge Pathways program for a discussion of the future of adult education.

To view more photos, visit

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Transferrable Online Classes Help ASU Student Graduate On Time

Krystina Toler
Arizona State University student Krystina Toler paid less than half price for her pre-calculus requirement and will graduate a semester sooner thanks to the transferable online classes at Tempe-based Rio Salado College.

"I had a full load this past year at ASU, but I still had this one class required to graduate," Toler said. "Luckily, I was able to take the class at Rio Salado and complete my degree program on time."

In order to graduate this summer, Toler took advantage of Rio Salado's Monday starts and avoided waiting for fall semester.

"The flexibility of the classes starting every Monday attracted me to the program," Toler said. "I can be a huge procrastinator, and signing up for this summer class was no different. I was able to get in easily at Rio Salado and not have to wait until fall to finish my degree."

Toler saved more than time when she decided to transfer classes from a Maricopa County Community College District college.

"I will transfer five credits from Rio Salado," Toler said. "I paid for the classes with my personal savings, and it was less than half the price of summer classes at ASU."

Although Toler said she still prefers in-person classes, she appreciates the student services available at Rio Salado and the convenience of the online format.

"Taking online classes is more difficult than you would think. The tutors at the library were great. I do not think I would have gotten through this math class without six days a week of tutoring," Toler said. " I am an old fashioned student at heart. I prefer face to face learning, but the online convenience was there this summer when I really needed it."

Toler said she believes Rio Salado is a good option for ASU motivated students who hope to graduate early or those who have fallen behind due to scheduling conflicts.

"My advice would be to take easy prerequisites to see how you handle the online format," Toler said. "Financially it's the best option and the flexibility for scheduling is amazing. Just keep your learning style in mind. The online setting is entirely different from what we are used to at ASU, but if you are prepared for it, you can adjust and get through it."

Transferring credits is a great way for university students to catch up or get ahead. It's also an affordable foundation for academic success. As one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges, Rio Salado partners with universities in Arizona and across the country to provide lower-cost pathways to a bachelor's degree.

  • The Maricopa - ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) provides community college students with an academic pathway toward ASU's most popular bachelor's degree programs. When participants select a MAPP they guarantee admission and ensure that all of their credits will transfer and apply to the corresponding ASU degree program. 
  • Connect2NAU offers joint admission and allows for the transfer of up to 90 community college credits toward a bachelor's degree at NAU. 
  • UA Bridge provides students with transfer options for any of the University of Arizona's 115 bachelor's degree programs. 
  • Ottawa University Transfer Advantage allows students to transfer up to 80 community college credits and offers reduced tuition to Rio Salado College associate degree holders.
This story can also be found in the August 10 edition of The Tempe Republic. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Peek at Peak

Rio Salado College students don't HAVE to follow a traditional academic schedule, but many do.

As the rest of the Maricopa County Community College District ramps up for the first day of class on August 17, Rio Salado student services prepare for the back to school rush. This season of high call volumes, long queues and mild chaos is lovingly referred to as "Peak." 

Peak starts in early August and continues through early September. Here are a few insider tips to help students avoid standing in line and waiting on hold. 

Financial Aid
  • Phone support is available 24/7 during peak. Call after 6 p.m. if possible.
  • Tier 2 support (for complicated problems) is only available from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Financial aid is busiest at lunch time (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.).
  • Take advantage of self-serve options like the financial aid steps and to-do list
Cashier's Office
  • Midweek is the best time to call or visit the cashier's office. 
  • The cashier's office is busiest during lunch and at the end of the day. 
  • Self-serve account information can be found in the student center.
Enrollment Services
  • Midweek is the best time to call or visit enrollment services.
  • Registration is busiest during lunch and at the end of the day. 
  • To avoid long lines, it's best to arrive as close to 8 a.m. as possible. 
Computer Lab
  • The computer lab at RSC Tempe can get crowded in the evenings.
  • Computer labs are available at five different RSC locations.
  • Mornings are typically very quiet in the RSC Tempe computer lab.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rio Salado Library Gets New Titles for August

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library


The Ashford Affair: A Novel by Lauren Willig

Beast by Faye Kellerman

Going Home Again by Dennis Bock

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

Seven Days by Deon Meyer

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay

Young Philby by Robert Littell


Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An INtegrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink Eco-Business: A Big Brand Takeover of Sustainability by Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister

The Everyday Dash Diet Cookbook: Over 150 Fresh and Delicious Recipes to Speed Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Prevent Diabetes by Marla Heller and Rick Rodgers

Incredible Ascents to Everest by Sumati Nagrath

The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball

MIckey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age by Allen Barra

Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America by Lawrence A. Samuel

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How it Doesn't by Robert G. Kaiser

The Amish by Donald B. Kraybill and Karen Johnson-Weiner

Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive by David Goldstein and Otto Kroeger

The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-To-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels by Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull-Sypnieski

Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs, and Figurative Expressions by Stanley J. St. Clair

New Approaches to Problem-Based Learning: Revitalising Your Practice in Higher Educationby Terry Barrett and Sarah Moore

Out of Order: Stories From the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O'Connor

The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics by Clifford A. Pickover

Plan Your Estate by Denis Clifford

Real Talk For Real Teachers: Advice for Teachers From Rookies to Veterans: "No Retreat No Surrender" by Rafe Esquith


What Will the Future Be Like?The Education of Michelle Rhee

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Understanding Financial Aid Disbursement

Waiting for a financial aid disbursement is not fun. Here are a few things students should know to help avoid anxiety and frustration:
  • Monitor financial aid status - Students should regularly check their Maricopa Gmail account or visit the student center to check for notifications. If any action is needed, it will be listed in the student center to-do list. 
  •  Review Disbursement Eligibility Requirements - Step 6 of the Financial Aid Steps outlines disbursement eligibility requirements. These include a federally-required 30 day waiting period for first-time borrowers and two-weeks of confirmed class participation before financial aid can be applied to the student's account. 
  •  Email the Cashier's Office - Students with anticipated aid will not be dropped from class for nonpayment. Students who are concerned about insufficient financial aid funds may contact the cashier's office to make alternate payment arrangements or to confirm a satisfactory account status. 
  • Take advantage of self-serve options- the financial aid department receives a high volume of phone calls throughout August and early September. The student center and the Rio Salado College financial aid website are there to help you find answers without waiting on hold.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Academic Honesty Is a Priority at Rio Salado College

This story can also be found in the August 3 edition of the Mesa Republic, Mesa Republic - Apache Junction, and Tempe Republic. 

Rio Salado College warns students that “course work for sale” websites do not provide students with a “guaranteed A” but will cheat them out of their money, their education, and will most likely get them suspended from school.

The online college proactively checks websites for those who advertise tests, papers or taking online classes for others. It is aware of what is being sold or provided and uses large banks of questions to regularly change up quizzes and exams to ensure that students are doing the work themselves. This ultimately helps students get the most out of their education and promote academic integrity.

In addition, Rio Salado works with other institutions such as turnitin, to check online submissions to confirm that students are submitting their own original work. Each student’s work is scanned and checked against a database of other work. If the same work is being turned in, the college investigates.

“We also run comparisons. If you are turning in the same work that someone else turned in, it will be noticed,” said Heather Tyler, coordinator of testing at Rio Salado College.

While most of Rio Salado College’s classes are online, the consequences for cheating and dishonesty remain the same as for in-person courses. Students are required to always submit original, independent work in order to avoid negative consequences.

To determine penalties for academic misconduct Associate Dean of Judicial Affairs Ruby Miller said, “We meet as a team, as an academic council, discuss the situation and determine the consequence. This could lead to a suspension.”

If academic misconduct results in suspension or expulsion, a hold can be placed on the student's account. The college takes education very seriously because student success both during and after school is what matters most.

“We insist on high standards for all of our students, because learning is the most important part of the process,” Tyler said.

Rio Salado wants to give students an education that will help them achieve their goals. While there aren’t many students committing academic misconduct, when asked about the catch rate percentage of those who do cheat, Tyler responded, “I would say it’s very high, and improving all the time.”

The Rio Salado Academic Integrity Team was established in April of 2011 to centralize and make available cross-referenced information for faculty, staff, and administration in order promote the principles of academic integrity and safeguard a high quality education for students.   

Friday, August 2, 2013

KJZZ to Host Town Hall Discussion with City of Phoenix Council Candidates

Join 91.5 KJZZ and Arizona State University College of Public Programs August 6-8 for Town Hall Meetings with City of Phoenix Council Candidates. Voters will be given the opportunity to discuss issues with candidates running for Phoenix council seats in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8.

KJZZ Managing Editor Al Macias and KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd will serve as moderators for each town hall, which will include two-minute opening remarks from each candidate followed by questions from the moderators and members of the audience.

Here's a look at the schedule:
District 4 - Tue., Aug 6 at 7 p.m.
District 6 - Wed., Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
District 8 - Wed., Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.
District 2 - Thu., Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

Admittance is FREE. Reservations are highly recommended because seating is limited. Contact Becky Marshall at 480-834-5627 or for reservations.

KJZZ encourages voters to send questions in advance to Annette Flores (