Saturday, November 22, 2014

ABC 15 Sonoran Living Features Rio Grad

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Ken Leonard, a graduate of Rio Salado's Sustainable Foods Systems Program, runs the kitchen at Madison Street Veterans Association, a transitional living facility for homeless veterans. 

Ken will be featured on ABC 15's Sonoran Living Live Monday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. with Director of Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems Program and Cafe @ Rio Michael Hodgins. 

You can learn more about Ken in the latest issue of Maricopa Matters.


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Fastest Way to Process Your Refunds

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Take advantage of the Maricopa One Card-- an easy way to speed up the processing of your financial aid awards, book advances, cash payments, check payments, payment plan payments and scholarships.  

Learn more and enroll online right now. 

International Ed Week Documentaries & Photos

still image from Destination America documentary, image of 18th century immigrants on a ship

We're wrapping up International Education Week with a series of documentaries from the Rio Salado College Library, which will be shown in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Destination America: The People & Cultures that created a Nation

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

9 to 5 No Longer

You can also access these films online right now if you're logged into RioLearn.

Photo of participants dressed in colorful traditional dress from India and dancing

Enjoy snapshots from our week-long festivities on Facebook

This has been an enriching cultural week. Thank you for your participation. 

Federal Work Study Jobs at Rio Salado

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Rio Salado College has several, part-time student Federal Work Study (FWS) job opportunities.  We hope you will consider joining our winning team.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • Complete a verification process (if required) 
  • Complete all “to do” items in your my.maricopa.edu Student Center section 
  • Demonstrate financial need (Awards are based on the student need and can vary. Maximum award for 2014-15 is $2,500/semester)
  • Have U.S. citizenship, U.S. national residency or permanent residence with an Alien Registration card 
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Work a maximum of 20-hours per week while school is in session
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Enroll as a degree-seeker at Rio Salado College   

Federal Work Study opportunities are based on student need and do not have to be repaid.

For a list of job openings, visit www.riosalado.edu/jobs and look for listings under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.

For more information, contact Jose Robles at jose.robles@riosalado.edu.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

Book cover for China Dolls by Lisa See
Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!

Fiction

Nonfiction
DVDs

This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.


Culture of India Brown Bag Presentation


Join us as we celebrate the fourth day of International Education Week. Today, we journey to India for a brown bag presentation, Indian food specialties and a selection of international documentaries.

Culture of India Brown Bag Presentation
Join Rio’s own Harpreet Maan and her friend Rashmi Kwatra for a “Celebration
of India” cultural presentation. The brown bag takes place from 11:30 a.m. –
1 p.m. in the Café at Rio Dining Room.

Indian Food Specialties in the Café @ Rio:
Curried vegetable kabobs with lamb meatballs, rice Birianni, and cucumber yogurt salad.

International Documentaries:
The following Rio Salado College Library documentaries will be shown in the Café @ Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m:

•    A Most Unlikely Hero
•    My Mother India
•    Geronimo and the Apache Resistance

They are also available online to staff and students who are logged into RioLearn.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Immerse yourself in culture this week and take advantage of all the unique activities. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bill Gates Reflects on Visit with Rio Students

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Bill Gates visited Rio Salado earlier this month to learn about the college's progress with a student success initiative called RioAchieve-- and to meet with students to learn about their successes and challenges.   

Gates took to his blog today to reflect on that visit and his meetings with Rio Salado students like Shawn Lee. This heartwarming video profile produced by the Gates team features Lee as he discusses his life, his hardships, his inspirations-- and what he hopes to achieve as a Rio Salado student. 



You can learn more about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation visit to Rio Salado in this RioNews feature.

International Flair Day & Salsa A’Fare Contest!

image of flags from different countries displayed in the front reception area of Rio Salado Tempe headquarters
Bring your own culture to life by dressing in the traditional style of your heritage during today's International Education Week celebration.

Then join us for our Salsa A’Fare Contest!
Sample salsas made by Rio Salado employees and vote for your favorites! The top three vote getters will receive prizes.

image of colorful yummy salsa
Tasting takes place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Café at Rio dining room.

Café at Rio Mexican Food Specialties
“Torta Del Rey” jamon, citrus roasted chicken, queso fresco and jalapeno aioli ($5.95)

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Special Thanks to German School Phoenix

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A special thank you to Dierk Seeburg and Doris Neyestani of the German School Phoenix for an engaging presentation about German history and culture.

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We appreciate your participation in our International Education Week festivities.

For more information, visit germanschoolphoenix.org.

Enjoy a 10% Discount at the Cafe @ Rio!


Talk about a bargain! 
Enjoy a 10% discount on all of your purchases with the Café at Rio Gift Card. 

It's a quick and easy way to save money. 

Check out the latest Café specials and news by visiting our online menu and Café Facebook page. 

Day Two: International Education Week


Join us as we begin day two of our International Education Week celebrations. Today, we explore the many wonders of Germany through an engaging presentation and trademark lunch special.

German Culture Brown Bag Presentation
Join Dierk Seeburg and Doris Neyestani of the German School Phoenix, for a  presentation on German culture. The brown bag takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Rio Amphitheater, outside the Café at Rio.

Dierk Seeburg, director of the German School Phoenix, grew up in Marburg, Germany, and came to the U.S. via the German American Exchange Student Club scholarship program. He attended Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where he received an M.S. degree, and also holds a college teaching certificate from Maricopa Community Colleges.

Doris Neyestani comes from Hamburg, Germany. She recently joined the German School Phoenix faculty. She has an M.A. in German from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling from Ottawa University.

German Food Specialties in the Café @ Rio:
German style brats, sauerkraut, caramelized onions, potato salad ($5.95)

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Immerse yourself in culture this week and take advantage of all the unique activities. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kick Off: International Education Week


image of a globe showing a variety of international flags.
We begin the 15th annual International Education Week celebration with a series of documentaries and a specialty dish from the Café @ Rio. Today, you will have an opportunity to explore the exciting destinations of China, India and Ireland.

Irish Food Specialties in the Café @ Rio:
Irish corned beef and cabbage, boiled red potatoes, spicy stone ground mustard ($6.95)

International Documentaries:
The following Rio Salado College Library documentaries will be shown in the Café @ Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m:

•    Young & Restless in China
•    Shanghai Bride
•    Tapoori: Children of Bombay

They are also available online to staff and students who are logged into RioLearn.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Immerse yourself in culture this week and take advantage of all the unique activities. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

5.4 million ar living with alzheimer's.  Source: Alzheimer's Association
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is an incurable, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually is fatal. It is also the most common cause of dementia. The Rio Salado Library has a number Alzheimer’s related resources to support those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers:

Books:
 
DVDs:

Streaming Films:

Celebrate International Ed Week Nov. 17-21

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International Education Week is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Rio Salado is taking part in the week-long celebration by hosting a series of activities, special events and discussions at the headquarters in Tempe, AZ. There will also be daily, multicultural culinary delights from the Café @ Rio.

Here is a brief of activities we have in mind. 
Title: International Education Week at Rio Salado Nov. 17-21 - Description: Schedule of Events   Monday, Nov. 17th  Flags of the World Email Contest; open to all Rio employees, students, and District staff.  Irish Food Specialties in the Rio Cafe.  Tuesday, Nov. 18th  Presentation on German Culture by Dierk Seeburg, Director, German School Phoenix, from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Rio Amphitheater, between the Tower and Hohokam Buildings.  German Food Specialties in the Rio Café.  Wednesday, Nov. 19th  Wear Your International Flair Day. Bring international cultures to life by dressing in the traditional style of your heritage or your adopted heritage.  Salsa Contest in the Rio Café Dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taste the entries and vote on your favorite salsa. Top three vote getters will receive prizes.  Mexican Food Specialties in the Rio Café.  Thursday, Nov. 20th  Presentation on the Culture of India by Harpreet Maan and Rashmi Kwatra from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Rio Amphitheater between the Tower and Hohokam Buildings.  Indian Food Specialties in the Rio Café.  Friday, Nov. 21st  Cultures of the World Email Contest; open to all Rio employees, students, and District staff.  Pacific Islander Food Specialties in the Rio Café.


We encourage you to share your stories and photos on Rio Salado's Facebook page and the InternationalEdWeek page by using #RioSaladoCollege, #PP2TW and #IEW2014.

Check RioNews for details about each day's events.

Want to learn more? Visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Bookstore Sale Nov. 18-19

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Take advantage of the Rio Salado Bookstore sale-- online and in-store, November 18 and 19. 

Visit Rio Salado's bookstore now