Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Online Advising 101 Session Thursday Feb. 23

Advising 101 sessions! visit www.riosalado.edu/advising101 illustration of computer with graduation cap and books

Rio Salado is hosting a series of webinar Advising 101 sessions to help you complete your Initial Advising Session requirement! The next online session is Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

Sessions are free and open to Maricopa Community Colleges students. Learn how to:
  • Work with an advisor to reach your educational goals
  • Choose appropriate classes and programs
  • Apply prior college classes to your program
  • Transfer credits to a university program
  • Find helpful college resources and tips for college success
Advising 101 satisfies Step 3 of the "Initial Advising Session” to complete registration in my.maricopa.edu. Additional online Advising 101 sessions will be held in March. The first session will be held March 9 at 12 p.m.

Contact Academic Advising at (480) 517-8580 or academic.advisement@riosalado.edu for more details. Visit www.riosalado.edu/advising101 for more details.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Liberation Theology Discussion Feb. 21

photo of reverend dr. warren stewart smiling

Take part in an engaging discussion about Liberation Theology with Reverend Dr. Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church, Feb. 21 at Rio Salado Tempe.

What is Liberation theology?  Here’s a brief from Rio Salado Faculty Chair of Psychology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Dr. Wanda Tucker, who is helping to facilitate this discussion:
Liberation theology is a movement in Christian theology that originated from the Catholic Church in Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s. It grew out of the needs of the poor to view Jesus’ message of social justice and economic equality as central to Christian theology.

The term 'liberation theology' was coined by the Peruvian priest Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez in 1971. However, the theme of liberation in African-American history and culture was already evident in some black protestant churches as Black Christians understood God as ‘on the side of those in need of freedom from oppression and social injustices.’ Liberation theology grew out of a spiritual revolution that was happening simultaneously in Latin America and North America.

We encourage you to take part to learn more!

Liberation Theology Discussion 
with Reverend Dr. Warren Stewart
Tuesday, Feb. 21
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Rio Salado College Conference Center

Free and open to the public.

black and white illustrated text: Black history month

This event is sponsored by Rio Salado's Religious Studies Department in celebration of Black History Month.

Visit this page to learn about other Maricopa Community Colleges Black History Month events.

Friday, February 17, 2017

100K Job Fair & Forum for Youth 2/27 & 3/1

Snapshot of 100K Opportunities for Youth web page.  Image of Phoenix Valley.  Text: One out of five Phoenix area youth, aged 16-24 is disconnected from school or work.

Rio Salado is proud to join the Maricopa Community Colleges and Opportunities for Youth for the second annual 100k Opportunities Initiative Fair & Forum.

Image of a young man smiling into camera with a book in hand.  Text: The Solution. Opportunities for Youth will address this challenge in the following ways: 1. Build public support to help disconnected youth reengage in school and work. 2. Build a system of support that ensures all youth-serving organizations serving this population have the principles, standards and processes that will help youth be successful.  3. Build a system of collaboration and alignment to avoid duplication and to effectively serve as many youth as possible.

The two-day event is designed to help young adults ages 16-24 prepare for and find gainful employment—with guaranteed interviews for participants who attend a pre-fair training session.

Get connected! Register now!

Pre-Fair Training Sessions
Feb. 27, 2017
12-5 p.m.

Gateway Community College
108 N 40th St Phoenix AZ 85034

Goodwill of Central Arizona Career Center
5836 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85031

Fair & Forum
March 1, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A.E. England building
424 N Central Ave., Phoenix 85004

100K Fair & Forum. Are you between 16 and 24 years old? Are you out of school and out of work? SAME DAY INTERVIEWS  & ON THE SPOT OFFERS!  LOOKING FOR A JOB? YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE! We will have education, legal, job readiness, and other services available in addition to opportunities to interview with employers on the spot to potentially receive job offers. WE HELP YOU... GET A JOB GET CONNECTED GET STARTED.  Blog contains remaining details.

Opportunities for Youth will have education, legal, job readiness and other services available for participants. Learn more about this event at opp4youth.org.

Still Time to Apply for Nina Scholarship

Image of 2016 Nina Scholars
The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy ‪Scholarship‬ application deadline is March 1, 2017!

This program is designed to provide unique opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds in which they can obtain the resources and financial support needed in order to successfully complete their college education.

This scholarship program covers full tuition, fees and books, while providing each student with an academic advisor and mentor. It also includes a $2,750 annual living allowance.

The scholarship is available to all Maricopa Community Colleges students who meet one of these criteria:
  • Adults 25 years or older with dependents
  • College-age youth and adults living with physical disabilities
  • Incoming freshmen ages 18-25, raised through the child welfare system and have no form of financial support

Apply now

Learn more about the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rio Gets Grant to Support Veterans Education

 Pictured left to right: S.E.E.4Vets Vice Chairman of the Board Vern "Rusty" Findley, Dean of Instruction & Community Development Greg Pereira, EVVEC Site Coordinator Troy Friedman, S.E.E.4Vets Executive Board Member Joanna Sweatt, S.E.E.4Vets Chairman of the Board Ray Torres holding a grant check for $5000

Support Education Employment for Vets (S.E.E4Vets) awarded a $5,000 grant to Rio Salado College to fund a new initiative designed to help veterans succeed in college.

The grant will be used to fund on-site math tutors and tutoring programs at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC) as part of a specialty program designed for veterans returning to college.

The program will consist of two, eight-week courses – CPD150 Strategies for College Success and MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra, supplemented by on-site tutoring, math development programs and video conferencing.

CPD150, will provide two weeks of developmental math curriculum designed to improve Accuplacer exam scores. On-site math tutoring will be available for 10 weeks to aid veteran students in the developmental math class. To ensure these veterans succeed with class requirements, MAT122 will be offered simultaneously at RSC-Luke Air Force Base and the EVVEC using video conferencing technology.

Veterans will have an opportunity to enroll in the fall 2017 program soon!  Contact the EVVEC for the latest details.

Pictured left to right: S.E.E.4Vets Vice Chairman of the Board Vern "Rusty" Findley, Dean of Instruction & Community Development Greg Pereira, EVVEC Site Coordinator Troy Friedman, S.E.E.4Vets Executive Board Member Joanna Sweatt, S.E.E.4Vets Chairman of the Board Ray Torres.