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Dance instructor kicks off Pacific Island Heritage month with a history of the hula

Dance instructor kicks off Pacific Island Heritage month with a history of the hula

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

May 12, 2015

Clad in traditional Hawaiian dress, American River College dance professor Tyra Simoni gave a lecture on the art of Polynesian dance. The hula, the “language of the heart,” was the theme of the last college hour of the spring semester Thursday. Powerful music and chanting go along with delicate...

ARC Professor reads from his new book, “The Animals”

ARC Professor reads from his new book, “The Animals”

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

May 5, 2015

College hour was packed with students waiting to hear author and English Professor Christian Kiefer read from his newest novel, “The Animals” Tuesday. Kiefer followed the reading with a question and answer session alongside fellow author and English professor Michael Spurgeon. Kiefer explained...

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 30, 2015

American River College’s annual Word Soup faculty poetry reading took place at Tuesday’s college hour as National Poetry Month concludes this April. English professors Traci Gourdine and Cathy Arellano read from each of their published works, mostly in literary magazines and chat books. This...

Kaneko Gallery hosts the annual Student Show

The Kaneko Gallery hosts the annual Student Show featuring an artist's reception and announced the winners of the artists who submitted their pieces.

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 28, 2015

The annual Student Show kicked off Monday at the James Kaneko Gallery with an artists’ reception and the announcing of the winners of the student entries’ works. The show consisted of submissions chosen by the portfolio and gallery art students at American River College and is organized entirely...

Softball selected for 2015 playoffs

Softball selected for 2015 playoffs

Kevin Sheridan and Meredith Durham

April 28, 2015

American River College’s softball team has been selected by the California Community College Athletic Association to be the 15th seed in the playoffs. ARC,(20-17), will travel to San Mateo to play the College of San Mateo (35-0) this Saturday at 2 p.m. and this Sunday at noon. A third game will...

ARC drops finale against Sierra College

ARC drops finale against Sierra College

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 20, 2015

RBI hits by Cameron Bennett and Dalton Devries weren’t enough as American River College’s baseball team’s playoffs hopes took a hit with a 4-2 loss in the finale of a three game series at Sierra College Friday. ARC’s offense struggled to score for a most of the game, unable to get on the board...

Finding extraterrestrial life in the next generation

Finding extraterrestrial life in the next generation

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 20, 2015

Physics and astronomy professor Laura Lege gave a lecture Wednesday about how far humanity has come in finding forms of life in the universe. Lege began by giving an overview of what life needs to exist anywhere. These prerequisites include liquid water, organic molecules, energy and time. 90 percent...

Creating “Mini Big Bangs” gives physicists insight into the birth of the universe

Creating “Mini Big Bangs” gives physicists insight into the birth of the universe

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 20, 2015

Brooke Hagg, a physics professor at American River College and UC Davis, gave a lecture on April 8 on her research studying the effects of reproducing ion collisions. “Grab a cookie and grab a clicker, there will be a quiz,” Haag said, opening the lecture. There were interactive quiz questions...

‘How to get a state job’ lecture given over spring break

'How to get a state job' lecture given over spring break

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 14, 2015

After American River College turned prospective workers away from a job fair because there was standing room only, Sacramento County coordinator Betty Conley organized another presentation of “How to get a state job” over spring break. Over 100 people attended another state job talk, this time...

Former ARC student presents new research in astrophysics

Former ARC student presents new research in astrophysics

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 8, 2015

A former American River College student presented her research, which involved analyzing distant galaxies through supercomputers, at an on-campus lecture last month. UC Santa Cruz student Vivian Tang explained CANDELS, or the Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey, an imaging...

“Seven from Axis” is being held at the Kaneko Gallery here at ARC

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 7, 2015

“Seven from Axis” is the current showcase in Kaneko Gallery, and an artist’s reception was held to celebrate a few of their pieces. The showcase features seven different artist’s work, personally selected by each to display in the showcase. The showcase features glazed bowls, inkjet photographs...

College Hour screens powerful documentary about girls around the world

Students who attended the College hour last Thursday were shown a screening of Girl Rising a movie that chronicled the hardships of nine.

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

March 23, 2015

Thursday’s college hour was transformed from a lecture hour to a video screening, and it was an emotional ride for some in attendance. “I can’t believe she can’t even show her face, or read,” said Marina Stefanova, a pre-nursing major who cried during the narration of one of the girl’s...

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