The American River Current

Movie Hour in the Hub

Movie Hour in the Hub

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

February 12, 2015

American River College’s Community and Diversity Center will screen a film about racial relations on a college campus to facilitate a discussion on racial identity, race relations and racism. The film “Dear White People,” directed and produced by Justin Simien, is a satire on racial relations...

Wi-Fi at ARC has become troublesome

Wi-Fi at ARC has become troublesome

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

February 10, 2015

Students have been experiencing issues connecting to the Wi-Fi at American River College in specific locations. The areas experiencing the largest connectivity issues are Davies Hall and the Liberal Arts and Administration buildings. The portable village and the library also have minor connectivity...

Los Rios district inducted into Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

Los Rios district inducted into Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

February 9, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District was inducted into the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame on Jan. 30, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the district’s incorporation. “I think most of the people are ecstatic and pleasantly surprised to get such an honor...

College Hour on heart health

College Hour on heart health

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

February 9, 2015

February is heart health awareness month and college nurse Pam Whipple will be talking to students and staff about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart as well as simple ways people can improve their heart’s health. Topics such as the makeup of the heart and how it functions, nutrition,...

Hearing impairment discussed at college hour

Guest speaker Betty Vosters-Kemp describing how the ear works.

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 6, 2015

“For some reason, I was ashamed,” said American River College professor Harold Schneider, about when he started losing his hearing 10 years ago. A college hour on hearing impairment issues was held in Raef Hall Thursday, covering how hearing impaired students, staff, and faculty can obtain free...

PG&E announces launch of 2015 Bright Minds Scholarship Program

ARC student Amia Tisdale logs on the PG&E website to apply for their PG&E Bright MindsT Scholarship program.

Mary-Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers

February 4, 2015

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) set up a mobile command center truck outside American River College Tuesday so that students would have the opportunity to fill out applications for the Bright Minds Scholarship program. PG&E will award scholarships to enable high school, community college and...

First College hour to show latest in hearing aids

First College hour to show latest in hearing aids

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 3, 2015

The power to hear clear across the Learning Resource Center at American River College is available to those who need it. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Professor Harold Schneider will be hosting the first college hour event of the semester. At the event, titled “Can you hear me now?”, they will be displaying...

Three ARC faculty members awarded for their above and beyond approach

Three ARC faculty members awarded for their above and beyond approach

Lena Dobynes and Lena DoBynes

February 2, 2015

Three of ARC’s top staff members were recognized Thursday for their outstanding work in the classroom and on campus in a small reception hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning. History professor Kristina Casper-Denman, biology professor Joan Brenchley-Jackson, and athletic equipment manager...

Professor David Austin went from working at Disneyland to working at ARC

Professor David Austin went from working at Disneyland to working at ARC

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

January 31, 2015

Speech professor David Austin’s path to American River College has included bullying, living on the streets of Los Angeles, and working at Disneyland. “When I worked for Citrus College, I worked as a hired choreographer who worked with their music department,” said Austin. “Disney hires out...

Flower sales return to ARC

Flower sales return to ARC

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

January 30, 2015

American River College's floral department made its first appearance of the spring semester with arrangements made by the floral department for sale on Jan. 29th. All of the proceeds made from sales are put into the horticulture funds, relieving floral students of their lab fees. The floral arrangements...

LGBT club plans outreach for new semester

LGBT club plans outreach for new semester

John Ferrannini and Lena DoBynes

January 27, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Lena Dobynes Fierce, a club on campus that seeks to help and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, held their first meeting of the semester Friday. Members discussed their plans for outreach in the new semester. “This semester we want to be more social,”...

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama’s plan to make community college free?

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama's plan to make community college free?

Barbara Harvey and Meredith Durham

January 26, 2015

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