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Soles of Hip-Hop workshop explores fashion and music

The workshop in Raef Hall will talk about the intersection of hip-hop and sneaker culture. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)
March 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people stand in long lines for hours just for a chance to get the latest pair of shoes? Have you ever noticed the look of anguish on a student’s face when they realize that...

New website for mental health resources to debut at College Hour

Professor Margaret (Peg) Scott, Eric Bair and Michael Gates listen as the president of NAMI on Campus speaks about planning an upcoming College Hour, in Davies Hall on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)
October 12, 2018

The American Psychological Association reports that as of 2013, 95 percent of college counseling center directors say the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern. The...

ARC offers LGBTQ+ ally training

Emilie Mitchell, a professor of psychology and coordinator for the Pride Center, led the LGBTQ+ ally training on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)
October 1, 2018

American River College hosted a college hour on how to be an LGBTQ+ ally on Sept. 20, where students, staff and faculty learned accurate terminology, respectful communication and protective policies surrounding...

ARC faculty honored at celebration of excellence

American River College professor Kathleen O’Brien speaks during an awards ceremony College Hour on Jan 25 at ARC. O’Brien recieved the International Teachers Assistance Program award. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)
February 7, 2018

On Jan. 25, Christina Wagner, an assistant at the Center for Teaching and Learning Center, hosted a Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony to honor four American River College faculty members in the...

Professor gives ARC recommendations to combat climate change

Geology Professor Glenn Jaecks delivers a speech on climate change during a college hour on Nov. 16. (Photo by John Ennis)
November 20, 2017

On Nov. 16, geology professor Glenn Jaecks gave a lecture during college hour about adapting locally and regionally to the effects of climate change, as well as what we can do to minimize its impact on...

Q&A with a German survivor of World War II

Ingrid Radke-Azvedo talks about the importance of the American Constitution at American River College on Nov. 9. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
November 16, 2017

Ingrid Radke-Azvedo was born in the heart of Germany in 1934. As a small girl, Radke-Azvedo enjoyed what most young children do: playing with dolls, spending time outside and creating rich fantasy worlds...

ARC hosts college hour discussion on multi-religious literacy

Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education at Chico State, Kate McCarthy, lecturing on religion in Twenty-First Century America during College Hour on November 2, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)
November 6, 2017

During College Hour on November 2, the Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education at Chico State, Kate McCarthy, gave a lecture on religion in 21st century America. "Essentially what we'll be hearing about...

ARC presents Study Abroad college hour

Professor Bill Wrightson and past students talk about their experiences in Florence, Italy during a College Hour on Nov. 17, 2016. Wrightson was explaining the study abroad program for next year when they go back to Italy. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)
November 28, 2016

ARC and UNITE hosted “Study Abroad” located in Raef Hall on Thursday. The program opened up with William Wrightson, the head director of Study Abroad. Study Abroad was introduced to Los Rios...

The internment of Japanese Americans retold by survivors

Reiko Nagumo (left) speaks about her experience living in Japanese internment camps during WWII with Lester Ouchida (right) to ARC students in Reaf 160 on Nov. 22, 2016. (Photo by Robert Hansen)
November 23, 2016

Lester Ouchida and Reiko Nagumo were young children when they and their families were forced from their homes and relocated to remote locations of Arizona and Wyoming because America was at war with Japan. These...

Mixed race students open up about their experiences

ARC students, left to right, Kinu Manabe, Jason Parsley, Whitney Butler and Jeremy Clodfelter, speak about what it is like being multi racial at the college hour on Thursday. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)
November 7, 2016

A group of panelists, all of mixed races, opened up about their experiences of being interracial in Sacramento at ARC on Thursday. Every semester, the faculty members that orchestrate the weekly college...

Sri Lankan author speaks at ARC

Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reads a passage from her book “What Lies Between Us” during a College Hour at ARC on Nov. 1, 2016. Munaweera talked about the influence she recieved for writing her two novels. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)
November 2, 2016

Tuesday’s college hour commenced with Sri Lankan novelist Nayomi Munaweera reading from her second book, “What Lies Between Us.” “As a person of color I feel like it’s my responsibility to...

ARC Professor shifts commemorating Columbus Day to celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Professor Caton introducing himself in Raef Hall on October 11th, 2016, presenting that Beyond Columbus is far way more than what we know.
October 11, 2016

‘Beyond Columbus,’ was presented by Professor Ricardo Caton which focused on the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus and his agenda at a college hour on Tuesday. Lately, many of the college...

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