Showing posts with label New Year's Resolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year's Resolution. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Community Cooking & Gardening Classes

Header for flier: Spring 2016 Community Education Culinary & Gardening Classes
Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems team is gearing up to launch its spring 2016 Community Culinary & Gardening Classes. Your first lesson begins Feb. 4 with Sushi Basics for Beginners!

class listings for spring.  Text available in full in body of blog, with links to classes in question.These non-credit classes are 2-hours long and taught by a professional chef or gardening instructor.  Sign up for one class to learn a new skill, or take all the classes for a well-rounded culinary experience!

Register now online or by calling 480-517-8000!

Locations:
Rio Salado College Tempe
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Rio Salado College Thomas
3631 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85019


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Sushi Basics for Beginners
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen - $39

This class covers how to steam and season sushi rice, how to roll sushi and how to make tuna, California, and vegetarian rolls.

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Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Learn to make delicious pizzas at home from a professional chef. This hands-on workshop covers how to make and proof dough, make sauce and properly stretch a pizza.

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Indian Cooking at Home
Thursday, Mar. 3, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Learn the basics of making Indian curries and demystify exotic Indian ingredients. Work with a professional chef to create and sample dishes such as chicken tikka masala, chana masala, lentil dhal and steamed basmati rice.

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How to Make Bagels at Home
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Did you know that the classic New York City style bagel is boiled before it is baked? Work with a professional chef to make yeast bagel dough from scratch and then cook them. Students will sample fresh cooked bagels and take home what they’ve made.

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Desert Gardening: Soil Building
Saturday, March. 26, 9-11 a.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

Join us for a soil building workshop. Learn how soil forms naturally, how to fertilize and how to turn hard clay into rich, loamy earth. Closed-toe shoes are required.  Please call 480-517-8000 to register.

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Thai Cooking at Home
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39
Learn to make Pad Thai, a stir-fried rice noodle dish; Tom Kha Gai, a sweet and savory chicken soup; and vegetarian green curry with steamed Jasmine rice.

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Aquaponics for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 5-7 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

What is water cycling? What types of fish work best in an aquaponic environment? Learn about different types of growing media and how bacteria function in a closed loop system. Class is held in the Garden @ Rio in Tempe. A hat and/or sunscreen is recommended

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Brunch Cooking at Home
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Work with a professional chef to make brunch classics such as perfect Eggs Benedict including creamy hollandaise sauce from scratch. Bake Glorious Morning muffins and learn to carve a watermelon wishing well.

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Seed Saving for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 5-7 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

What are the easiest seeds to save? What is the difference between hybrid and open pollinated seeds? Learn the fundamentals of saving your own seeds with examples in the Garden @ Rio in Tempe. A hat and/or sunscreen is recommended.

Proper kitchen attire is required: closed-toe shoes, long pants, long or short-sleeved shirt, with hair restrained.

Want a quick cooking lesson now?  Check out this MCTV Chef's Menu segment featuring Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems Director Michael Hodgins, who will show you what to do with that butternut squash that's been sitting on your counter!


Explore other learning opportunities with Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program by visiting www.riosalado.edu/food.

Bon App├ętit!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

PTK Student Project - Why Go Back to School

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Students from Rio Salado's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Omicron Chapter decided to produce a video as part of their 2015 student project, which focuses on why working adults are returning to school and the obstacles they have overcome-- in an effort to inspire other adults to go back to school.

This video is the culmination of their efforts and we hope it inspires you to embark on your educational journey. 



photo of Ms. Williams

Students also contributed written testimonials about their experience.

This personal narrative by Rio Salado PTK Chapter President Vanessa Williams beautifully encapsulates the struggles and triumphs she has encountered on her educational journey.

Milton Berle, once stated that “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” 

A few years ago, I felt that there were no opportunities for me to advance. After spending years on the street homeless and addicted, I made the first step by getting clean and sober. I found a job and was living in my own place. Life was great, but something was missing. 

I loved my job, however, I knew I wanted to build a better financial future for myself. I looked around and saw that other people were attending college and working. I did some research and found that Rio Salado would be the perfect fit for my schedule.

It wasn’t easy going back to college. I was in default on my student loans and I didn’t know how I would afford to pay back the loans with my part-time job. I spoke with the Department of Education’s ombudsmen and found out that I could make payments that would be based on my income. I was ecstatic. I began the process of applying to Rio as soon as I was out of default.

There were some challenges along the way, but with the help of a great support system, I have been able to keep up in school. I even joined some student activities such as Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success. I have been able to travel and meet new people. I have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful staff at Rio Salado during some of our student activities.

Going back to school has opened the door for me. When opportunity didn’t knock – I built the door. I am thankful every day that Rio Salado College opened that door to a better life for me.

Are you ready to go back to school?  Visit this web page for an introduction on how Rio Salado can serve you.  

To learn more about PTK and other student life initiatives, visit this Rio Salado Student Life web page.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch 12News Discussion with Sun Sounds of AZ

still image from today's broadcast with 12News.

Sun Sounds of Arizona Manager of Programming and Volunteers Andrea Pasquale joined volunteers and the 12News team this morning, to increase awareness about the services Sun Sounds provides. 

Included in the discussion was Donna Schober, who has been a Sun Sounds volunteer for 35 years!  

You can watch the segment now on YouTube.

Sun Sounds is a community service of Rio Salado College. We are always looking for volunteers who have a passion for reading. Visit sunsounds.org for more details.

Monday, January 12, 2015

United Way 2014 Great Success Thanks to You!

Cedrtificate of Appreciation to Rio Salado College from St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance on December 24, 2014.  "for helping to eliminate hunger in our community."

We are pleased to announce that Rio Salado College raised approximately $18,300 during its 2014 employee giving campaign in support of the Valley of the Sun and Mesa United Way, including St. Mary’s Food Bank. 

Approximately $283,000 was raised by all ten Maricopa Community Colleges.

image: Who's Hungry in Maricopa County.  Unite to End Hunger.

The focus of our 2014 campaign was to Help End Hunger in Maricopa County. We appreciate the role you played in making this campaign a great success.

GIVE, ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER
Every action you take will make a difference.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Well Wishes from Rio Salado

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One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you the very best for the New Year. It's also a time to reflect on what we have done and what we hope to achieve in the future.

We end this year with a renewed commitment to make education affordable and accessible to anyone who has a passion for learning-- and with a new vision statement that more closely reflects our culture as an educational institution:

We reinvent the learning experience to change lives.

Members of our Rio Salado family recently articulated the importance of our culture and how it embodies the values of our organization in a video profile, which you can view now. We think it encapsulates the true meaning of our purpose and our commitment to the communities we serve.

We look forward to being of service to you in 2015.

Happy Holidays.

Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24 at noon until Monday, Jan. 5. Some specialty services will be available at select Rio Salado locations. Please visit this web page for details.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!


“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, 
and that's your own self.” 

-Aldous Huxley


It's time for New Year's Resolutions! What will YOU do better in 2013?

Improve Yourself:
Learn CPR
Exercise more
Continue your education

Improve your Community:
Volunteer your time
Help raise funds for charity
Commit to buying local.

Try Something New:
Learn a new recipe
Make a new friend
Start a new business






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