Friday, September 23, 2016

PT & Federal Work Study Jobs for Students!

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.

We encourage you to review the current job openings listed under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.

Federal Work Study opportunities are need based and do not have to be paid back!

If you have an interest in a current job opening, please ensure you will meet the following criteria:
  • Complete your FAFSA application for 2016/17 academic year
  • If selected for verification complete all “to do” items in your Student Center
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester

Please submit your resume to the email address noted on the job posting.

For additional information, please contact our Financial Aid Answer Center at (855) 622 - 2332.

We hope you will consider joining our team!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Date Night Cooking Workshop Friday, 9/23!

Image of a group of young people cooking under the direction of a chef.

Any plans this Friday night? Join the Cafe at Rio team in Tempe for a Date Night Cooking Workshop!

Register now  

Date Night!
Fri., Sept. 23
6-9 p.m.
$35 for singles, $60 for couples

Prepare and enjoy a romantic meal for two with the guidance of a professional chef. You will begin with a kale Caesar salad, followed by a chicken saltimbocca paired with a porcini mushroom risotto and lemon garlic brussel sprouts.

#Tempe #Arizona #foodie #datenight

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stand for Veterans Resource Fair Oct. 15

event poster.  East Valley Veterans Center Stand for Veterans

Rio Salado College is hosting Stand for Veterans-- a free resource fair for veterans on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, where veterans and their family members can access educational, employment and community services.

The resource fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC), 3320 S. Price Road, Tempe.

“The Maricopa Community Colleges are proud to support those who have served our country by providing the resources they need to obtain a college education and further their career goals,” said Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District.

The fair will connect veterans to a variety of services designed to help them transition from military service to civilian life. Representatives from several community partners will be on hand, including Goodwill of Central Arizona, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, Tempe Municipal Court and more.

event flier.  see event web page for full text:
Stand For Veterans
Resource Fair
October 15, 2016
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

● Career preparation seminar 8-10 a.m.
● Hiring event 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● College advising and enrollment assistance
● Health, wellness, housing services
● Legal services and information

The EVVEC is hosted by Rio Salado College in partnership with the Maricopa Community Colleges.

“It was always the vision that the East Valley Veterans Education Center would be a place where community partners joined forces to support veterans and their families,” said Chris Bustamante, president of Rio Salado College. “They deserve our support and it is an honor to serve them in this way.”

For more information call 480-384-9850 or visit

@gatesfoundation Profiles Rio Salado College

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This Washington Post feature contributed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addresses the diversity of today's students and the challenges they're facing in traditional college settings-- and how colleges like Rio Salado are developing programs and services that are flexible, convenient and tailored to meet their needs. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Examine the Legacy of Tupac at Free Forum 9/21

snapshot of NPR page for Tupak story:

Check out this NPR story about the legacy of Tupac and then join in tomorrow's Maricopa Community Colleges Honors Forum discussion at Phoenix College with author Kevin Powell.

"When we think about Tupac Shakur... not just in hip-hop but popular culture, in America and globally, you have to think about Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Bob Marley," Powell says. "It's that significant. He is one of the most important figures that we've seen in the last 25 years or so."

Free and open to the public. 
2016-17 Honors Forum Lecture Series
Kevin Powell Discussion about Tupac Shakur
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
7-8 p.m.
Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85013