Showing posts with label StoryCorps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label StoryCorps. Show all posts

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrate International Ed Week - Nov 16-20!

2015 poster for International Ed Wee.  Montage of images of people.

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 and special events at the Tempe headquarters. There will also be daily, multicultural culinary delights from the Café at Rio

Here is a brief of activities we have in mind.

young man taking a selfie in London
International Selfie Contest
Snap 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 by noon, Friday November 20.

Photos will be posted on Rio Salado’s Facebook page. Winners will be selected at random to win participation prizes.
young man wearing a beret and trying to sport a French attitudeMonday, Nov. 16
Wear Your Beret Day 
Coffee and pastries in the International Education Department (ground floor, Tower) - 9:30 a.m. to noon.
French-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Café at Rio lunch special: Chicken Cordon Bleu - $7.99

illustration of a Dia de los muertos departed female
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Mexican Heritag

● Day of the Dead display and crafts area - Rio Amphitheater, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● Salsa Contest! Sample salsa made by Rio Salado staff and vote for your favorite. Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Mexican-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Street Tacos- $1 each

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Indian-Spanish Fusion
● Indian and Spanish-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Kathak (Indian) and Flamenco (Spanish) performance by professional dancers between the Hohokam and Tower buildings. Two performances: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., and 12:15-1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Spanish Tortillas with Vegetable Curry - $6.99

image of a native american dancer in traditional costume
Thursday, Nov. 19 
Native American Appreciation
● Native American cultural performances – Rio Amphitheater, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Native American-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, - 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Native American Indian Tacos - $5.49
image of a female dressed in traditional kimino
Friday, Nov. 20
Touch of Japan
● Origami demonstration – Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
● Japanese-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Sushi Bento - $5.99

Visit RioNews next week for additional details and post shares.

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 International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Computer Technology Research Guide

Banner for Computer Technology Research Guide.  Text: Research doesn’t have to HURT!  Use librarian-selected, faculty-approved resources to support your research projects!  Why use the BPC/CIS Research Guide?  Provides access to the best discipline-specific resources available.  Has an easy-to-navigate menu that instantly connects you to the information you need.  Is perfect for students working at a distance who can’t come to the library.  Has a mobile friendly interface which can be accessed from anywhere.  Is connected to the 24/7 Ask a Librarian chat support in case you get stuck!

The Rio Salado Library is proud to introduce the Computer Technology Research Guide.

The guide provides links to key discipline-specific library and Web resources for BPC and CIS students.

Resources are arranged by topic so that students can instantly access the information they need the most: 
  • Books & eBooks
  • News Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Biographies
  • Streaming Films & Images
  • Using Images Legally
  • Writing Help
  • Research Paper Help
  • Citation Help
  • Web Resources and Search Tips
  • Tutoring

This subject-specific guide is designed to be a one-stop shop for BPC and CIS related research.

Special thanks to Rio Salado Library Instructional Coordinator Kirstin Thomas for investing the time and energy to design this new guide. We hope you find value in this new service.

Send your questions and comments about the guide to

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

KJZZ Hosts StoryCorps Mobilebooth

Governor Jan Brewer and son Michael Brewer
 record their conversation at the 2011 StoryCorps Event
The Valley’s public radio station 91.5 KJZZ is collaborating with StoryCorps— a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds— to record interviews in Phoenix, AZ from February 12 to March 8 as part of StoryCorps’ 2013 cross-country MobileBooth tour. 

StoryCorps’ MobileBooth— an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio— will be parked at the Phoenix Art Museum. Reservations will be available at 10 a.m. on January 31 and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 800-850-4406 or visiting

The MobileBooth interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other. A trained StoryCorps facilitator guides participants through the interview process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.

KJZZ will air a selection of the local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition.

“This is another opportunity for KJZZ to share the stories and voices of our community,” said Jon Hoban, KJZZ’s chief content officer. “Every day we strive to provide a variety of voices and perspectives, and the StoryCorps Phoenix project reflects our commitment to helping Valley residents share the stories that connect us to our region,” said Hoban.

Founded in 2003 by award-winning documentary producer and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, Dave Isay, StoryCorps aims to create a growing portrait of who we are as Americans. By traveling to every corner of the country, StoryCorps currently has one of the largest collections of American voices ever gathered, with interviews collected from nearly 80,000 Americans in all 50 states.

“StoryCorps tells the true American story—that we are a people defined by small acts of courage, kindness and heroism. Each interview reminds people that their lives matter and will not be forgotten,” said Isay. “By strengthening connections between people and building an archive that reflects the rich diversity of American voices, we hope to build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.”

To help offset its operating costs, StoryCorps suggests a donation of at least $25 for each MobileBooth interview. If participants cannot afford to meet the suggested donation, they may participate at no cost to ensure that StoryCorps remains a free public service.

About StoryCorps 
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three books: Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps—all of which are New York Times best sellers. For more information, visit

About 91.5 KJZZ
KJZZ is a listener-supported public radio station that is licensed to the Maricopa Community College District. It is a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service, which also includes 89.5 KBAQ and Sun Sounds of Arizona. KJZZ features a mix of local and NPR news, entertainment, jazz and blues—serving nearly 267,000 weekly listeners. For more information, visit

Monday, January 17, 2011

Arizonians Record Their Life Stories for StoryCorps Project

James Paluzzi, general manager of KBAQ-FM (89.5) and KJZZ-FM (91.5), is one of 120 area residents who are opening up their lives, making 40-minute recordings this month for StoryCorps, an independent, non-profit group that records, shares and preserves stories of the lives of people across the country. Set up in an Airstream trailer outside Burton Barr Central Library, StoryCorps employees opened their doors last week.

Michael Nazario is happy that a recording of his life is destined for the Library of Congress. Nazario, 22, a Phoenix College student with a dream of studying architecture and was in the second recording session, right behind Gov. Jan Brewer. Nazario and Brewer are among a few dozen area residents whom StoryCorps sought to include in the visit to Phoenix.

The remaining recording slots are being filled by others willing to help give StoryCorps a narrative landscape of their lives in Arizona. Besides honoring someone's life, the stories bring perspective to Phoenix and other parts ofthe state, said Liliana Sullivan, a mobile-site supervisor for StoryCorps. With permission from participants, the recordings are shared with National Public Radio and stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of the recordings are heard around 6:20 and 8:20 a.m. Fridays during NPR's "Morning Edition" on KJZZ-FM (91.5). Recordings made in Phoenix eventually will be part of the mix. The response from residents for the Phoenix collection has been remarkable, Sullivan said. Most slots filled within minutes of being available. "That doesn't happen all the time," she said. "You can see the enthusiasm from people wanting to talk." So far, the recordings cover familiar topics to other locations: family, education, hopes, loves and losses. "But here in Phoenix, people are really inspired to talk about community work being done," in particular help to local youth, Sullivan said.

Source: Arizona Republic (Jan. 2011)