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Friday, February 5, 2016

Singer needed for 2016 Commencement!

silhouette of a singer on stage
  • Are you a talented singer?
  • Are you a Rio Salado College student or employee?
  • Are you interested in sharing your talents by singing the National Anthem at Rio Salado College's 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Orpheum Theater on May 11? 

If you said yes to all three questions-- then send us a link to an online video of you singing the National Anthem to this email address: presidents.office@riosalado.edu.

Please include the following with your submission:  

  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Phone Number 
  • Students, please also let us know whether you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony as a graduate, when you began your studies at Rio Salado and what program of study you're pursuing or what kind of class(es) you are taking. 
  • Employees, please make note of which department you serve. 

Please submit your audition by Friday, Feb. 26 and include Commencement Singer in the subject line.

The Commencement committee will review all submissions and host final auditions this March. Please note this is a volunteer opportunity.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sushi Social Feb 4! Edutainment for Foodies

image of cooking demo at RSC Thomas.

Take a break from the daily grind and take part in a series of fun-filled cooking and gardening lessons this spring with classmates, co-workers, family, friends and the entertaining and informative Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems team!

image of students prepping pizzas at RSC Cafe @ Rio
Get hands on experience prepping, cooking and eating delicious dishes in the spacious, high-tech demonstration kitchen at RSC Thomas in Phoenix and in the heart of the Café at Rio in Tempe.

Get your hands dirty in the Garden at Rio in Tempe —as you learn how to apply Sustainable Food practices in your daily life.

image of sushi delights
Your first class—
COMM_ED100-10046 38708
Sushi Basics for Beginners - $39
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen 
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281


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

No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion edutainment.

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

Learn more about upcoming classes in this blog.

Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems and Café at Rio teams are committed to championing sustainable food practices. They support local food suppliers by featuring their products in daily specials and seasonal menu options-- and they employ sustainable food practices to better serve you and the environment.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Library of Audiobooks Available to You!

image of a woman cuddled up on the coach reading a book.

Miss curling up with a good book because you lack free time? Are you looking for ways to stay motivated to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Do you yearn for something to make your morning or evening commute a little more tolerable? We have the answer-- audiobooks! 

image of a stack of books with and a set of headphones patched into them.

As a Rio Salado student, you have access to the audiobook collections available at all 10 Maricopa Community College  libraries-- and you can pick up your selections at a location that's convenient for you!

Please note that these are physical audiobooks (CDs), not digital files.

How to Locate and Request Audiobook CDs

1. Go to the Rio Salado Library. Select “Books & DVDs.”

snapshot of library home page


2. Click “Advanced Search.”

snapshot of Advance Search page


3. If you are looking for a specific audiobook, type in the title. If you are looking for an audiobook on a specific subject (success, parenting, business, etc.), type in the subject. Use the pull-down menu for Format Type to select “Audio disc.” Then click on “Advanced Search.”

snapshot of search page


4. When you find an audiobook that interests you, select “Place Hold.”

snapshot of search results page


5. Enter your MEID and password

snapshot of login page


6. Select the library closest to you for pick-up! Then click “Place Hold.”

snapshot of Place Hold page


You will receive a “Pickup Notice” in your student Gmail account when the item arrives.


News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chancellor Glasper Reflections Inside Higher Ed

http://blog.riosalado.edu/2015/12/mcccd-chancellor-announces-retirement.html

This Inside Higher Ed story by reporter Ashley Smith features outgoing Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper-- and his reflections about the evolution of two-year colleges, challenges in Arizona and Maricopa's future.

Dr. Glasper will retire from the Maricopa Community Colleges to accept a position as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College (League). See related blog story.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Class cancelled or full? No problem!

Image of a young woman holding up a tablet that reads: Never cancel a class, EVER!  The Valley's leader in online education: Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College.  EnorllatRio.com 480-384-3352.  600+ online clasees.  Classes start Monday.  $84/credit
Many of you are on a time schedule-- to complete your program of study by a specific time.  Rio Salado can help you stay on track if you discover your class is full or cancelled.

Many of our online courses transfer directly to our 40+ partners including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona.

Classes start most Mondays. Enroll today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closure Jan. 18

photo of MLK

Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

We hope you'll take pause during this national holiday to reflect on Dr. King's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement-- and how you can serve as a steward of this cause.

http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/?userGroupName=mccweb_riosalado
The Gale Biography in Context database offers current and archival multimedia resources that will provide you with insights into Dr. King's life, achievements and legacy.  Please note, you may be prompted to enter your RioLearn username/password to access this content. 
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Special Saturday Hours for Back-to-School Rush!

Imge of Rio Salado mascot Splash carrying his backpack and books.

The Rio Salado Tempe headquarters will be open Saturday, Jan. 16 and 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to accommodate the increased demands of the back-to-school rush! 

The following student services will be available:

The Testing Center, Knowledge Commons and Technology Support Helpdesk will have normal Saturday hours.

Visit our online listings for more details about important dates, closures and extended service hours.

Image of Splash.  Text: We Put Students First!

Here are a few tips to help you avoid wait times:
  • Take advantage of self-serve options available through financial aid and my.maricopa.edu.
  • Avoid the lunchtime rush between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and try to call before 10 a.m. You can always leave a message requesting a callback.
  • Avoid calling or coming in on Mondays and consider a mid-week visit. 
  • Come prepared before you call or come in to see an advisor by reviewing your program at www.riosalado.edu/programs.

For a step-by-step guide on getting started at Rio Salado College visit www.startatrio.com

Time to Apply for Graduation Rio Waves!

Celebrate your success.  Apply for graduation.  Image of two young Latina women and Rio Mascot Splash in graduation attire, smiling at the camera.
Many of you have recently completed certificate and degree programs-- or are getting ready to finish a program of study this spring. Congratulations Rio Waves

Celebrate your accomplishments with us during Rio Salado's 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix

Graduation applications are due March 1, 2016.

Learn more about the ceremony and submit your graduation application online by visiting this web page.

#‎RioGrad‬ ‪#‎RioWaves‬

Friday, January 8, 2016

Maricopa County StandDown for Vets Jan. 28-29

AZ Veterans StandDown Alliance logo: Coordinated by the AZ Coaltion to End Homelessness.
The 2016 Maricopa County StandDown for veterans will take place January 28-29. 

While the primary goal is to help homeless veterans access resources, including housing, its secondary goal is to bring community and service providers together in a collaborative format to build relationships throughout the year to benefit homeless and at risk veterans.

image of a homeless person sleeping on the street.  Text: Are you or someone you know in need of help?

We encourage you to attend if you need help as a veteran!

We also encourage our community to volunteer time and resources to help improve the lives of veterans who are in need of these services. 

Maricopa County StandDown
January 28 & 29
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Please visit arizonastanddown.org for additional details about the event, donating and volunteering.

The Arizona StandDown is an alliance of community-based organizations
that come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aidea, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. Learn more at the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness.


The February 2015 Maricopa County StandDown was the largest, singular outreach event for homeless veterans in the country.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Enjoy a Rewarding Career as a Peer Mentor!

Photo of Peer Mentor Group: Samra Hausey, Dani Cross, Shira Charyn, Chris Kreschollek
Rio Peer Mentors (left to right): Samra Hausey, Dani Cross, Shira Charyn, Chris Kreschollek (front)
Rio Salado is looking for a select few students to join the Academic Advisement team to serve as peer mentors. This feature, written by Academic Advisor Alyssa DeMember will provide some insights into the enriching work they do.

The peer mentor program at Rio Salado College assists students seeking college degrees through the perspective of a fellow student.

While peer mentors work for Rio Salado College, they’re students as well, taking classes and pursuing their own educational goals. With a bit of school experience under their belts, these mentors reach out to other Rio Salado students and guide them through their college careers, answering questions and providing resources along the way. As they encounter the same challenges and questions, peer mentors seek to provide help, important information and a sense of camaraderie among the student population.

Samantha Hill
Peer mentors help connect students with resources like tutoring, counseling services and the book store, and urge students to get in contact with their academic advisors, says Samantha Hill, a peer mentor at Rio Salado College.

They assist students in navigating RioLearn, the platform students use to access and participate in classes, and answer questions students may have about contacting their instructors or requesting extensions on assignments.

“It’s neat to work with them, share ideas and see what works and what doesn’t,” Hill says.

Hill says time management is the most frequent topic that comes up when students reach out to her. Often, students come to her to express their concerns, looking for support and advice.

“I’ll look at their schedules and say things like, ‘Okay, what if we got up early in the mornings, would that give you more time to study?’” Hill says.

images of Rio Salado students looking at the camera

“I like that it feels like a support system because we ultimately have the same goals,” Hill says. “We’re all helping each other out. I know their struggles and they know mine. Working together gives us confidence that we really can do it.”

She tries to help students develop a schedule where they have time for studying, time for family, and time for work.

Angelique Michel
Angelique Michel, a former peer mentor at Rio Salado College, says seeing students grow and become more confident in themselves was one of her favorite aspects of the job.

She says she felt particularly lucky to have worked with a student who had just gotten out of prison and was determined to make something of himself.

“Nothing is better than seeing someone come from low self-esteem to feeling like they can conquer the world,” says Michel.

According to Michel, the peer mentor position helped her build the career skills to move on to her new job as a career advisor at Goodwill.

“Everything I did at Rio totally made this job possible,” says Michel.

For more information about applying to become a student peer mentor, please visit this employment web page

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Contributing writer Alyssa DeMember has served Rio Salado's Academic Advisement team since 2014. She is one of several academic advisors available to help you along your educational journey.

Visit this web page for details about advisement services available to you.


Connecting with Sun Sounds of Arizona

Enjoy this charming azcentral profile by Lauren Loftus about Sun Sounds of Arizona, a community service of Rio Salado College that provides access and information to people who cannot read print materials because of a disability.

Learn more at http://sunsounds.org

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Federal Work Study Orientation Jan 7-11!


Join Rio Salado's Financial Aid team to learn about Federal Work Study (FWS) opportunities and benefits, January 7, 8 and 11 at the Tempe headquarters.

Staff will be available to provide insights about current openings, the application process and some of the financial benefits that are available to students who choose to take on a FWS position.

Look for their information booth near the front lobby on the first floor of the Tower at Rio, Jan. 7, 8 and 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.

In the meantime, visit this job page to view current openings.

We hope you will consider taking advantage of this program and joining Rio Salado's team!

Photo: Rio Salado Financial Aid specialists Maribel Carlos, Jeanine Buettner and Tiffany Hernandez will be among the staff available to help students apply.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Services Available to You During Winter Break

Greeting card image with winter trees and snowflakes.  Text: Happy Holidays to our Rio Salado Family.

Happy Holidays to our Rio Salado Family! We look forward to creating new possibilities with you in 2016!

As a reminder, most Rio Salado services will be closed for winter break, beginning at noon, Dec. 24, - Jan. 3. We will resume regular business hours on Jan. 4.

Some Rio Salado locations and services will be available during the break. Here is a listing services available to you.



Location


Dates Open for Service

Hours

RSC Financial Aid


Throughout the break

24/7

RSC Tempe
Computer Lab


Sat, Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


RSC Technology Helpdesk
           

Throughout the break


24/7


RSC Tempe Testing


Sat., Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31
Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RSC Tempe Tutoring


Mon., Dec. 28 - Wed., Dec. 30
Sat., Jan 2


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Comm Surprise Testing

Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Comm QC Testing

Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RSC Northern Computer Lab


Mon., Dec. 28 - Wed., Dec. 30
Sat., Jan 2

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RSC Northern Testing


Sat., Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31
Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Please visit this web page for links and details about closures and special service hours for each location.


As a reminder, Ask a Librarian services are also available 24/7.