Friday, February 26, 2016

MCCCDF Scholarship Deadline Feb. 28!

snapshot of scholarship flier, featuring past scholars.  text available in blog.

The deadline to apply for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships is quickly approaching!  

It literally pays to invest the time to apply!

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities for students-- and a streamlined process that only requires one general application!

There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the James P. Hornburg Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections degree programs at Rio Salado and the Dr. Linda M. Thor Scholarship, which is geared toward helping single moms.  The web site for the application is mcccdf.academicworks.com. Type “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

There are also exclusive opportunities for veterans!


https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/

If you need help with your application, do not hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Counseling Services team.

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

IICF Donates 5K to Insurance Studies Scholarships

IICF AZ members present check for $7,000 to Rio Salado College

Many thanks to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Arizona Chapter for hosting Swing for the Green, which raised more than $27,000 in support of local community organizations-- including $5,000 for Rio Salado Insurance Studies program scholarships.

We encourage you to investigate and consider the enriching and rewarding career paths in the insurance industry by visiting www.insuremypath.org.


http://www.insuremypath.org/

Learn more about Rio Salado's Insurance Studies program, career resources and options available to you in this RioNews blog or by visiting our program page at www.riosalado.edu/insurance.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Course: CPD160 Intro to Multiculturalism

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The Rio Salado Counseling Department is excited to announce a new course starting spring 2016! The new course is CPD160 Introduction to Multiculturalism.

The course is relevant as it focuses on the dramatic demographic shifts in America along with technological advances that have created a global society.

image of diverse people around a circle creating a hand wheel.

The course will harness students’ critical thinking skills as they examine the multiple cultures and subcultures in contemporary culture.

Activities will allow students to experience diverse cultural perspectives and use this widened cultural perspective to examine their own cultural diversity.

Finally, students will explore communication and problem-solving strategies that will support and encourage truly multicultural communities.

Students will need to have completed ENG101 or ENG107 prior to enrolling in CPD160 as the course includes a writing component in which students will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as provide evidence to support conclusions, and analyze information.

If the contemporary nature of the class is not enough to get you interested, how about the fact that there is no textbook for the class?

All three public state universities will accept the class for elective transfer credit. At ASU, it meets the general education requirement for literacy and cultural inquiry (L) or cultural diversity (C) while at NAU it meets the cultural understanding (CU) requirement. As always, it is best to speak to an advisor about the various university requirements and how they fit into your long-term educational plan.

In addition to this new course, check out our other course offerings of CPD 102AB Career Exploration, CPD102AC Creative Job Hunting, CPD115 Creating College Success, and CPD150 Strategies for College Success.

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Amberly Lebeck-Brown with contributions from Dr. Jean Teaseon on behalf of Rio Salado’s Counseling Services-- helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Free ASU Event with Spike Lee, March 4!

Poster for event. Image of Spike Lee smiling at camera.  Text: ASU Film Spark presents Why We Need Spike Lee and all visionary artists.  March 4.  See Spike Lee live at ASU Gammage.  7 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m..  Free admission.  Get Tickets at FilmSparkEvents.com

We encourage you to attend this ‪‎free‬ Arizona State University event with Spike Lee on March 4! 

Lee will discuss the importance of iconoclastic filmmakers and artists, the urgency of higher education attainment, and gun control in the 21st century.

You must register in advance online at filmsparkevents.com.

Engage in the dialogue!

Academic Advisement Closure Friday, Feb. 26


Please note, the Rio Salado Academic Advisement department will be closed on Friday, Feb. 26, so staff can attend the annual Maricopa Colleges Advisor Conference. 

We will have staff on duty to field general calls, however, in-person advisement services will not be available.

We appreciate your understanding.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Who Will Be the 2016 Commencement Singer?

image of 2015 Commencement stage

    Rio Salado is in search of a talented student or employee to sing the National Anthem at the 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 11!

      silhouette of a singer on stage
      Interested? Send us a link to an online video of you singing the National Anthem to: presidents.office@riosalado.edu.

      Please include the following with your submission:  


      • Full Name
      • Email address
      • Phone Number 
      • Students, please also let us know whether you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony as a graduate, when you began your studies at Rio Salado and what program of study you're pursuing or what kind of class(es) you are taking. 
      • Employees, please make note of which department you serve. 

      Please submit your audition by Friday, Feb. 26 and include Commencement Singer in the subject line.

      The commencement committee will review all submissions and host final auditions this March. Please note this is a volunteer opportunity.

      image of a 2015 graduate

      Are you preparing to graduate this spring?  As a reminder, students must complete a graduation application and pay a $25 commencement fee to cover the cost of cap and gown. Applications are due March 1, 2016

      Apply now!

      Rio Salado Library: African American Experience

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      The Rio Salado College Library is proud to feature the African American Experience database in honor of Black History Month.

      It has the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American history and culture.

      Check it out now! 

      While you're there, visit the the Black History Month Spotlight on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses and routes used by abolitionists in the 19th century to lead hundreds of runaway slaves out of bondage.

      The engraving above is from The Underground Railroad by William Still, 1872, depicting fugitive slaves escaping from the eastern shore of Maryland.

      Student Success Tip: Life Balance!

      Image of Splash, Rio Waves mascot on a scale.  Text in blog.

      What do successful Rio Waves Do?  They find Life Balance!
      • Get enough sleep
      • Eat well
      • Exercise
      Need help getting motivated?
      Call on Rio Salado's Counseling & Career Services team. A counselor can assist you with your personal and educational goals.

      Explore Black History 101 Mobile Museum 2/26

      Event flier.  Black History 101 Mobile Museum.  Black memorabilia featuring music, sports, the Civil Rights and Black Power era and popular culture.  Friday, Feb. 26.  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  at Mesa Community College Student Loung 36S.  Presenation by Professor Griff (former member of Public Enemy), 1-2 p.m.

      Check out the Black History 101 Mobile Museum at Mesa Community College on Friday, Feb. 26-- featuring black memorabilia that reflects the impact of music, sports, the Civil Rights and Black Power era and popular culture.

      There will also be a presentation by Professor Griff, former member of Public Enemy, 1-2 p.m.  Learn more about this traveling exhibit at www.blackhistory101mobilemuseum.com.

      Explore the rich legacy of African Americans and the significance of Black History Month online-- by visiting: www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.

      Black History 101 Mobile Museum
      Mesa Community College 
      Student Lounge 36 S
      1833 W. Southern Ave.
      Mesa, AZ 85202
      480-461-7000 

      Monday, February 22, 2016

      Are You Prepared to Vote?

      Are you prepared to ‪vote in the March presidential preference election? 

      If you're a registered independent voter you have to re-register by TODAY to take part in the March election. Learn more in this azcentral story.

      Learn more about the presidential preference election and other pertinent news for Arizona voters by visiting the Citizens Clean Elections Commission web site.

      We encourage you to exercise your liberty to vote!

      Friday, February 19, 2016

      Congresswoman Sinema State of District Address


      We were delighted to take part in this morning's Tempe Chamber of Commerce State of the District Address with Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema at Rio Salado College.

      The Congresswoman shared updates with community, educational, political and civic leaders on issues affecting our district, state and country.

      Rio Salado President Chris Bustamante also provided updates on how the college is serving the City of Tempe.

      We appreciate your attendance and engagement!


      Photos from today's event are available on our Facebook account. Please feel free to tag and download photos.

      College Info Night for New Student Success!

      Image of young people gathered around a table.  Text: Free College Info Night.  Learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you.  Date: Feb. 23, 2016.  Time: Info sessions at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m.  Where: Communiversity at Surprise: 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ, 85374

      Rio Salado's College Information Night at the Communiversity at Surprise is Tuesday, February 23, 2016! 

      It's the perfect opportunity for teens and working adults to get the information and resources they need to succeed in college! 

      Register now to let us know you're coming-- so we can arrange for your information kits, gift bags and refreshments.

      event flier.  text in blog
      Rio Salado's academic advisement, admissions and records, financial aid staff and other student services teams will be present to provide information about getting started, how to choose a major, how to secure financial aid and scholarships, how to succeed in college and more!

      Staff from Glendale and Estrella Mountain community colleges will also be present to talk about the in-person options and services available to you on their campuses! It's a great way to learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you-- at one convenient location!

      There will also be staff available to talk to attendees about Rio Salado's College Bridge Pathways programs, including High School Equivalency classes for students preparing for the GED® test and English Language Acquisition for Adults classes.

      image of a Fry's employee at one of the stores, smiling at camera
      We will also have representatives from Fry's Food Stores available to talk to students about employment opportunities with the company and the benefits of Rio Salado’s online Retail Management Certificate program. Fry’s is hiring and will pay for students to earn their certificate through Rio!

      When:
      Tuesday, Feb.23, 2016
      Information Sessions: 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m.

      Where:
      Communiversity at Surprise
      15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
      Surprise, AZ, 85374

      Call 480-517-8231 if you have any questions.

      We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday!

      Thursday, February 18, 2016

      Veteran Student Success Conference April 15

      header for event flier: Veteran Student Success Conference

      When the stresses of active service meet the pressures of day-to-day life, veterans often need additional support and resources to be successful back home. As a result, the Maricopa Community Colleges District (MCCCD) is dedicated to supporting veterans as they transition out of the military and into college life.

      image of female veteran student graduate
      The MCCCD 2016 Veteran Student Success Conference is just one way students can learn about the resources available to them and receive the assistance they need as they get ready for a career outside the military.

      Held on April 15 at GateWay Community College, the conference is open to students from all universities and community colleges across the state. 

      Andy Mandwee, program manager for Student Veterans of America, is the keynote speaker. He founded Glendale Community College’s Student Veteran Affairs of America chapter and as a graduate of GCC and ASU, he knows the importance of having the encouragement of others during the transition from the military to student and civilian life.


      There are 70,000 jobs awaiting veterans in the state of Arizona and breakout sessions will help prepare graduates for success in the classroom and to navigate the road to career success.

      Local community organizations and agencies focused on student veterans will share information at the conference and in sessions, which include:
      • How to be a GI Bill® Ninja
      • Transferring to the University
      • Navigating the College Classroom
      • Student Veterans of America
      • Entering the Workforce After Graduation

      event flier, text in blog
      2016 Veteran Student Success Conference 
      Friday, April 15
      9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      GateWay Community College

      108 N. 40th St. IE Building - Copper Room
      Phoenix, AZ85034
      See map: Google Maps

      Register now! 

      This event is free to all participants.


      For additional details, contact:
      Andrea Banks
      andrea.banks@domail.maricopa.edu
      480.731.8071

      Visit this event page for the latest details.

      News courtesy of the Maricopa Community Colleges. See related azcentral and Maricopa Matters stories about MCCCD efforts to create a statewide program to support military personnel, veterans, and their families as they move from active duty to civilian life.

      Chancellor Reflects on Our Community Colleges

      image of Dr. Glasper in front of Camelback Mountain

      This azcentral story features reflections about the evolution and possible future of Maricopa Community Colleges from outgoing Chancellor Rufus Glasper as he prepares to wrap up a 30-year career with the District.

      The economic and financial benefits are critically important to Arizona taxpayers.  But the value of Maricopa County Community College District is more important today and for our state’s future than ever before. Employers across the nation and here in Maricopa County aggressively seek skilled workers, and Maricopa Community Colleges play an outsized role in educating, training and preparing the talent that they need.
                                                                                                      --Rufus Glasper


      image of Dr. Harper-Marinick
      Learn about MCCCD's Interim Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of Maricopa Community Colleges Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick-- and the process of finding a permanent replacement for Dr. Glasper in this this azcentral story.




      Wednesday, February 17, 2016

      Hundreds of Scholarships Available to You!

      Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Fall 2016 Scholarships. Deadline: February 28, 2016  Hundreds of Scholarships, One Application  Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2016 Semester. What kinds of scholarships? All kinds.   Library Tech   EMT & Fire Science   STEM - Science, Engineering, Technology & Math   Photography    Aviation  Dental  Single Parent    Nursing Women's Club   Agricultural Group    LGBTQ   Desert Club    University Transfer  Friends of Hispanic Media   Equality Award    Sports    International Education   Storytelling    Bilingual Nursing   Sustainability   Teaching   Leadership   Re-Entry    Veterans   Athletics    AZ Retirees Association   ACE Alumni    and more.  Apply Now  The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.
      The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation has hundreds of scholarship opportunities for students-- and a streamlined process that only requires one general application!

      Time is of the essence! The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.


      There are several scholarship opportunities specifically for Rio Salado College students and employees, including the James P. Hornburg Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in Law Enforcement and Corrections degree programs at Rio Salado and the Dr. Linda M. Thor Scholarship, which is geared toward helping single moms.

      The web site for the application is mcccdf.academicworks.com. Type “Rio Salado” into the search engine to find opportunities unique to the college.

      This will be well worth your time and effort! 

      https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/

      If you need help with your application, do not hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Counseling Services team.

      The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

      Tuesday, February 16, 2016

      Avoid Top 20 Student Writing Errors!

      college student studying.  Text: The Top 20 Writing Errors Made by College Students.

      Are you tired of being penalized on your assignments because of your writing? Are your grades suffering, but you don't know where to turn or what to do?

      Check out The Top 20 Writing Errors Made by College Students.


      The 20 grammar error patterns featured in this guide are the most likely to cause you trouble. It includes detailed diagrams, descriptions, and exercises to help master common writing mistakes.  Please note you will need to be logged into RioLearn to access.

      Check it out today!

      News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

      Friday, February 12, 2016

      Join Us for Tempe Geeks Night Out!

      poster for Geeks Night Out

      Explore the wonderful and wacky world of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and much more at the 5th annual Tempe Geeks Night Out, Thursday March 3 at Tempe City Hall! 

      photo of Rich Cuprak at 2015 Geeks Night Out
      Cuprak at 2015 Geeks Night Out
      Among the many exhibitors will be Rio Salado College STEM Faculty Chair Rick Vaughn and Faculty Chair of Applied Technology Richard Cuprak, who will give participants insights into some of the latest, emerging technologies and hopefully spark an interest in young people to consider a STEM career.


      “Technology evolves very quickly. We want to encourage the type of curiosity and drive for lifelong learning that will allow students to evolve with it,” Cuprak said. “It’s also a lot of fun.”
      Vaughn at 2015 Geeks Night Out
      Vaughn and Cuprak will provide participants with information and access to fun gadgets to better understand the latest developments in Nanoscience and Energy Technologies-- including access to a scanning electron microscope and thermocouple and infrared devices-- to show how these new technologies can improve our way of life.

      "The best part is that we get to play with really cool toys, meet new people who share our interest in science and geek out about the things we love,” said Cuprak.

      Vaughn and Cuprak will also introduce attendees to careers in emerging technology fields and educational opportunities through Rio Salado's Energy System Technology and Nanotechnolgy programs.

      “While these events are educational, they also provide an opportunity for Rio Salado to show the public that learning is fun and can happen in many different ways,” Cuprak said.
      image of young attendee playing a video game
      Forget what you think you know about science! Geeks Night Out is all about discovering what makes science fun! Check out this City of Tempe video with Richard Cuprak and you'll see what we mean.

       2016 Geeks Night Out - Science the Tempe Way Share https://youtu.be/C9uIj1yb0h8

      5th Annual Tempe Geeks Night Out 
      Thursday, March 3, 2016  
      4:30-7:30 p.m.
      Tempe City Hall


      Tempe Geeks Night Out is part of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival, which takes place in February and March each year. Cities across Arizona host a variety of events and activities to promote STEM in local communities.

      Student Success Tip: Get Involved!

      get involved poster with Rio Waves mascot Splash

      What do successful Rio Waves do? They get Involved!
      ● Participate in campus clubs and activities
      ● Go to Career Services to get help in finding your purpose


      photo of students at a camping retreat
      Check back here and with our Student Life team about social events and activities! Online doesn't mean you have to go it alone!

      For more details, contact Rio Salado Student Life and Leadership Coordinator John Bastian at 480-517-8656 or john.bastian@riosalado.edu.

      We also encourage you to call on our Counseling services team, which can help you with personal, educational and career goals.

      Thursday, February 11, 2016

      College Info Night for New Students Feb. 23!

      Image of young people gathered around a table.  Text: Free College Info Night.  Learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you.  Date: Feb. 23, 2016.  Time: Info sessions at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m.  Where: Communiversity at Surprise: 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ, 85374

      Are you a teen transitioning from high school or a working adult interested in going back to school? Register now for Rio Salado's College Information Night at the Communiversity at Surprise, February 23, 2016!

      event flier.  text in blog
      Rio Salado's academic advisement, admissions and records, financial aid staff and other student services teams will be present to provide information about getting started, how to choose a major, how to secure financial aid and scholarships, how to succeed in college and more!

      Staff from Glendale and Estrella Mountain community colleges will also be present to talk about the in-person options and services available to you on their campuses! It's a great way to learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you-- at one convenient location!

      image of a Fry's employee at one of the stores, smiling at camera
      We will also have representatives from Fry's Food Stores available to talk to students about employment opportunities with the company and the benefits of Rio Salado’s online Retail Management Certificate program. Fry’s is hiring and will pay for students to earn their certificate through Rio!

      Let us know you're coming so we can arrange for your information kits, gift bags and refreshments.  Submit your RSVP now online: www.riosalado.edu/collegenight.

      Radio Intern Work Study at Sun Sounds

      image of a recording studio with Sun Sounds logo

      Here's a great work study opportunity for students who have a passion for radio and public service!

      Sun Sounds of Arizona, a radio and information service is looking for a Program Assistant / Radio Intern for its Rio Salado Tempe location.
       

      image of a Sun Sounds volunteer in recording studio

      Job Summary:
      Works with Suns Sounds of Arizona radio station to create broadcast programming for print disabled listeners throughout Arizona.

      Duties:
      Assists producers with radio programs; acquires content for broadcast; assists in the creation of content for social media posts; schedules talent for radio programs; maintains a contact list for radio services.


      Qualifications:
      Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office 2010 including Excel, a Windows 7 operating system and various Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome; excellent phone etiquette and interpersonal skills.

      Desired Qualifications:
      Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms is a plus.

      See full job description.
      Please submit your resume and related documents to the email address noted on the job postings.

      Rio Salado College has several, part-time student Federal Work Study (FWS) job opportunities that can help you pay for school while you gain valuable workforce experience. For a list of job openings, visit www.riosalado.edu/jobs and look for listings under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.

      Please note that only approved Federal Work Study students are eligible to apply.

      Sun Sounds of Arizona is a community service of Rio Salado College.

      Wednesday, February 10, 2016

      MyMaricopa.edu Maintenance Feb. 13-16

      poster for my.maricopa.edu Text available in blog.

      Please take note of scheduled maintenance for mymaricopa.edu, Feb. 13-16. Please plan accordingly.

      Visit goo.gl/e1VcEW for the latest details.

      Insurance Careers Month Kickoff Effort to Hire 400K

      group of insurance pros meeting.  Text: Ensure Your Future.

      First Annual Insurance Careers Month Launches February 2016. Effort Focuses on Recruiting, Training & Hiring 400,000 Millennials by 2020.

      The insurance industry and its partners are joining forces to launch the first annual Insurance Careers Month, February 2016 to recruit, train and hire a new generation of insurance professionals to fill an estimated 400,000 industry jobs by 2020. The focus is on recruiting millennials to take over the roles of industry professionals across the nation and in Arizona who are on the eve of retirement. Rio Salado is spearheading the Maricopa Community Colleges efforts to help.
      Photo of Otis White“We know through research that many millennials have expressed a deep passion for helping people, so who better to serve in this industry,” said Otis White, Rio Salado’s faculty chair for business programs. “We’re hoping through this campaign they get curious, investigate and learn about the enriching and rewarding opportunities within the insurance industry—and also consider our new Insurance Studies program.”

      Rio Salado collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop a new Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies, which is the first of its kind in Arizona and for community colleges in direct response to the industry’s need for qualified workers.

      image of someone at a virtual computer screen.  Text: Home, Auto, Business Insurance

      The 18-credit certificate focuses on general knowledge of the industry, and touches on property and liability insurance, personal insurance and commercial insurance.

      Students have the option of taking online classes at Rio Salado and in-person classes at GCC and MCC. Students who complete the certificate can transfer into a variety of business programs offered at Arizona’s public universities.

      Program requirements and additional details are available at www2.gccaz.edu/insurance-studies and www.riosalado.edu/insurance. Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program will be available at gccaz.edu/gainful-employment, mesacc.edu/programs/gainful-employment and www.riosalado.edu/insurance_ccl.

      poster for insurance careers month.

      Several organizations, including Hamilton Insurance Group, MyPath (powered by The Institutes), Valen Analytics, The Jacobson Group, InVEST and PCI, have committed to taking part in February’s Insurance Careers Month, which is the first in a series of recruitment efforts promoting insurance as a “career trifecta” because of the stable, rewarding and limitless opportunities the industry offers.

      Leading industry CEOs including Brian Duperreault of Hamilton Insurance Group, Inga Beale of Lloyd’s of London and Dan Glaser of Marsh & McLennan Companies have published an open letter calling for brokers, carriers and business partners to get involved.

      “Our industry is at a critical juncture, with new risks fueled by rapidly evolving technology,” said Duperreault. “It’s an exciting time to work in companies that help keep individuals, families, communities and governments safe.”
      “Maricopa County has become a major center of regional management for the industry's leading companies,” said White. “We can expect to see approximately 7,500 new insurance industry jobs created in the next three years that will need to be filled.”

      http://www.insuremypath.org/

      Many people, especially students and young professionals may not readily see how their career goals are in sync with the insurance industry.

      MyPath, www.insuremypath.org, is a non-profit organization that provides free services to help career seekers choose a specialty that meets their personal and professional goals, details about various careers and the impact they will have on the world around them. It also includes details about scholarships, internships and other resources to help people transition into the industry.

      image of MCOR logo
      The Maricopa Corporate College is hosting several, State Farm job fairs in 2016, including this event on Feb 10:


      State Farm Job Fair
      February 10, 2016

      11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Phoenix College
      1202 W. Thomas Rd.
      Phoenix, AZ, 85013 (Map)
      Hannelly Center Room | Bear Trax Room

      Positions available in Customer Service, Sales and Auto Claims. Visit this web page for the latest details.

      To learn more about Rio Salado's new Insurance Studies program, visit: www.riosalado.edu/insurance.

      Tuesday, February 9, 2016

      Lifelong Learning Center Reopens Feb. 10

      The Rio Salado Lifelong Learning Center in Surprise will remain closed tonight but will reopen for normal business hours tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 10.

      Check back here and via RAVE notices for the latest updates.

      What is RAVE? It's the communications service Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges use to send urgent emails and text messages about closures and incidents that may affect you.

      Keep your contact information updated at my.maricopa.edu – especially mobile devices and e-mail addresses – so you can fully benefit from these alerts. Manage your alert preferences using this web site.

      RSC Lifelong Learning Center Closed

      Attention, the RSC Lifelong Learning Center in Surprise is closed for the rest of the day, Tuesday, Feb. 9 due to a city water main break. 
       
      The facility will remain closed until the City of Surprise completes repairs. 

      We will keep you posted with details as soon as they become available.

      Thank you for your patience.

      RSVP for Pizza Lesson Feb. 18!

      image of a slice of pizza
      It's national Pizza Day! The perfect day to sign up for the next Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems kitchen demo-- Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home!

      image of participants making pizzas
      COMM_ED100-10044 38170
      Cooking the Perfect Pizza!
      Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m. -  $39

      Get hands on experience prepping, cooking and sampling delicious pizzas with classmates, co-workers, family and friends! This hands-on workshop covers how to make and proof dough, make sauce and properly stretch a pizza.
      Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen 
      2323 W. 14th St.
      Tempe, AZ 85281

      No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion fun in the kitchen. Register now online or by calling 480-517-8000.

      flier listing all spring cooking classes. Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems and CafĂ© at Rio teams are committed to championing sustainable food practices. They support local food suppliers by featuring their products in daily specials and seasonal menu options-- and they employ sustainable food practices to better serve you and the environment.