The American River Current

ARC celebrates Tutor Appreciation Week

ARC celebrates Tutor Appreciation Week

Matthew Wilke and Matthew Wilke

October 7, 2014

From Oct 6-10, American River College will be celebrating national Tutor Appreciation week, a week designed for students to show appreciation for their tutors. The Los Rios District has celebrated the event for each of the last ten years. Several districts nationwide have also participated in the...

Student Services Construction: What is the Impact on You?

Student Services Construction: What is the Impact on You?

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

October 3, 2014

In the last few years, construction has occurred at various areas throughout American River College, from the parking garage on the far end of campus, to the arts and theatre area, and now the Student Services building is getting an extension. The sound of hammers, drills, and other tools ring throughout...

CAEB to host club day Oct. 30

CAEB to host club day Oct. 30

Thomas Santos and Thomas Santos

October 2, 2014

The Club and Events Board will be hosting a club day on Thursday Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Pavilion. The theme for the event will be “Geeks and Goths” and will seek to bring positivity and awareness to an anti-bullying campaign for students on campus. The club day...

ARC staff apply the book “College Fear Factor” to their students

ARC staff apply the book “College Fear Factor” to their students

Jessica Vang and Jessica Vang

October 2, 2014

American River College hosted a discussion for the book “College Fear Factor” on Sept. 23 in the Center for Teaching and Learning room located on the third floor of the library. The discussion was hosted by ARC English instructor Amanda Corcoran. The meeting consisted of several ARC faculty members...

ARC students turn out to donate for blood drive

ARC students turn out to donate for blood drive

Breana Herndon and Breana Herndon

October 2, 2014

American River College held their annual blood source drive for students, faculty, and staff on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. The Blood Source donation drive is sponsored by the nursing department and health center. Many ARC students showed up to donate blood in order to save lives and make a difference...

ARC hosts Tools of Trade for Future Success

ARC hosts Tools of Trade for Future Success

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

September 26, 2014

The Learning Resource Center hosted a Tools of the Trade presentation on Sept. 17 as part of the Student Success Workshop series, which is held to help students improve their academic well-being. Cheryl Howell, the speaker at the event, is currently a DSPS (Disabled Students Programs and Services)...

Professor Leonel DeLeon reacts to scores on rate my professor

Professor Leonel DeLeon reacts to scores on rate my professor

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

September 26, 2014

How often do you check the website? I only check it once every five years. I hear people talk about it for themselves. How do you feel about your rating? I think it’s great for the positive ones. The ones that are poor don’t know what are they’re talking about. How do you feel abou...

Universities flock to ARC for annual Transfer Day

Universities flock to ARC for annual Transfer Day

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

September 26, 2014

Representatives from universities from around the country were out in full force Thursday in the liberal arts breezeway for American River College Transfer Day. Rick Ramirez, the director of the transfer center at ARC, says Transfer Day gives students the opportunity to branch out and explore options...

Honor Reads Hosts discussion on Maus

“Maus”, a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel which depicts a cartoonist’s attempt to retell his father’s story of how he survived the Holocaust and their difficult relationship, was featured in an Honor Reads discussion on campus Sept. 5. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

September 24, 2014

“This isn’t a bedtime story,” said English professor Bob Lyman during the Honor Reads discussion on Art Spiegelman’s comic book “Maus,” on Sept. 5. “This is not a book you give to kids.” “Maus” is a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel which depicts a cartoonist’s attempt to...

ARC seeks home for Heritage Oak wood

ARC seeks home for Heritage Oak wood

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

September 24, 2014

American River College staff and other faculty are seeking to recycle the trunk of the heritage oak located near the portables. The tree, which has been estimated by ARC staff to be between 400 and 600 years old, was considered a safety hazard after a portion of it broke off and landed on the ground. While...

Professors that double as homebrewers present College Hour on beer

Professors that double as homebrewers present College Hour on beer

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

September 23, 2014

Two American River College professors that moonlight as brewers, crafting and bottling their own beer at home, will host a College Hour lecture on the “History and Science of Beer” on Oct. 2, discussing, among other things, how beer potentially “saved western civilization” during the era of the...

WAC and RAD programs show 89 percent success rate

WAC and RAD programs show 89 percent success rate

Jessica Vang and Jessica Vang

September 22, 2014

If you’ve ever worried that your essays or book reports could earn you an awful grade in English, ARC programs WAC and RAD can help you gain the English skills you need. WAC, or Writing Across the Curriculum, and RAD, Reading Across the Curriculum, are  half-unit courses designed to improve your...

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