Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Federal Work Study Reduces Student Debt

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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.

FWS opportunities are need based. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

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

Attention: Please submit your resume and related documents to the email address noted on the job postings.

We hope you will consider joining our team!

Attend Free Teacher Ed Orientation Sessions

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The Rio Salado Teacher Education team hosts free orientation sessions to provide details about its Bachelor Degree Pathway and Post-Baccalaureate programs!

Please join us for one of these orientation sessions in December!

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Bachelor Degree Pathway Orientation
Learn how this educator preparation program allows students to complete 90+ credits at the community college level and then transfer to Northcentral University for the remaining courses toward earning a bachelor's of education degree.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
6:30 - 8 p.m
Rio Salado Tempe
Rio Tower - Disney Room #4 (6th floor)

Register now

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Post- Baccalaureate Orientation Sessions
Learn about the convenient and cost-effective ways students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree can transition into a K-12 teaching career. Applicants can receive certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary (content specific) and Special Education.

Traditional Pathway
Learn about the traditional pathway model for certification which includes completion of all coursework, testing, and 12 week student teaching experience.

  Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.
Communiversity at Queen Creek

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.

Communiversity at Surprise

Register now

Teacher in Residence Pathway
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher-in-Residence Orientation

Learn about paid employment opportunities in the classroom available to students while completing certification coursework. Visit this blog post for additional insights about this program and Arizona's pressing need for teachers.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Rio Salado Tempe Conference Center

Register now

Monday, November 23, 2015

International Ed Week Photos to Share!

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Photos from last week's International Education Week festivities are now available on Facebook. Feel free to download and tag!

We hope you enjoyed this annual celebration led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which is intended to increase awareness about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
Poster of International Ed Week 2015.

We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.

Learn more about last week's activities by visiting this blog post.  Learn more about International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Friday, November 20, 2015

International Ed Week -- Touch of Japan!

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We conclude International Education Week with a Touch of Japan!  Join us for these activities.

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Origami Demonstration
See a demonstration of the art of Japanese paper folding and try your hand at it! (See attachment for do-it-yourself instructions). Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Café at Rio Lunch Special
Sushi Bento with spicy tuna roll or California roll, wasabi, soy and pickled ginger - $5.99

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Books and Documentaries
The Rio Salado College Library will have a table of Japanese-themed literary materials available to browse, and will show the following documentaries/videos in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Click the links to watch now online by logging into RioLearn. To view all Library recommendations visit

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Last chance for Selfie Contest
Send us a selfie of yourself participating in an International Education Week activity, wearing an item of clothing that celebrates your heritage, or visiting an international destination and email it to the Wave ( by noon on Friday.

We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.  We will post photos on Facebook soon!  Feel free to download and tag yourself!

We hope you enjoyed Rio Salado's International Education Week festivities. Learn more about this national, annual celebration by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Special Service Hours for Thanksgiving Week!

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Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed Thursday – Sunday, November 26-29 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Some Rio Salado locations, services and testing centers will be available on Saturday, November 28.

Please also take note of special hours of service for locations Monday - Wednesday, November 23-25. Most offices will be closing at 5 p.m

We will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 30.

Please visit this web page for details about closures and special hours of service for each of our locations.

We hope you enjoy a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!