ARC and Los Rios to webcast Convocation presentations

Los Rios Chancellor Brian Kings Fall 2015 Convocation address will be webcast and cablecast on Comcast channel 15 Friday at 1 p.m.

Los Rios Chancellor Brian King’s Fall 2015 Convocation address will be webcast and cablecast on Comcast channel 15 Friday at 1 p.m.

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A live webcast of the Fall 2015 Convocation will be available to American River College administration, faculty and staff on school computers Friday.

The convocation presentation by Los Rios Chancellor Brian King will also be webcast by the district and cablecast on Comcast channel 15 at 1 p.m. Friday.

Convocation, which takes place at each of the four Los Rios community colleges before the start of the semester, is a gathering of school employees that includes the giving of awards and presentations from school leaders setting the agenda for the coming term.

The webcasts and broadcast are available for school employees who cannot attend the events in person.

“A number of folks wanted to make sure that the staff, especially the classified staff, would have the opportunity to see it,” said Scott Crow, ARC’s public relations officer. “A lot of non-teaching employees are helping students. This is one of the busiest times for that.”

Crow said that the webcast will be archived and made available for students and members of the community to see online after the start of the semester.

Chancellor Brian King will give a convocation presentation at each of the Los Rios colleges Friday. The webcast and broadcast will be taken from the Folsom Lake College convocation.

Mitchel Benson, the Los Rios public relations officer, said that while the main reason for the webcast and cablecast is to make it available for those who cannot attend, he also hopes members of the community will take notice.

“We wanted to make it available to people outside in the community,” said Benson. “Community colleges are supposed to be close to the communities they serve. We also want policy makers to be able to see it.”

The recording of King’s presentation will also be made available after the event.