The American River Current

Take this class: improv and theater games

Professor Pamela Downs leads a group activity during an Oct. 9 meeting of the TA 344 class. (Photo by Nathan Bauer)

Nathan Bauer

November 16, 2017

Students gather around in a circle as instructor Pamela Downs takes to the center like a circus ringmaster preparing for a dazzling and elaborate trick; she explains the rules of the warm up game as each student tags in, they must mime the actions given to them by the exiting student. The course ...

‘Farm to Fork’ does not represent Sacramento

The Sacramento Water Towers illuminated by drivers on Interstate 5 on Nov. 13. The 'Welcome to Sacramento' water tower sits in the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sacramento I always knew that my hometown was the City of Trees, I remember looking out across Midtown as a child and thinking Sacramento looked less like a city and more like an elvish kingdom sprung up amongst a great forest canopy. The trees are a part of life in Sacramento, from a cool place to...

Covered California opens enrollment for health care

(Graphic courtesy of the Affordable Care Act's website)

Claire Bathory and Nathan Bauer

November 1, 2017

Editors Note: Additional reporting was done by Claire Bathory after Nathan Bauer passed away on Sept. 22.  California residents who need healthcare coverage for 2018 will be able to sign up through Covered California during the open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2018. ...

ARC opens new meditation room

The newly opened meditation room is located in the Center for Leadership and Development in the Student Center. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Nathan Bauer

October 24, 2017

American River College now provides a dedicated quiet space for meditation, prayer and reflection for all current students, faculty and staff. During the spring 2017 semester the ARC Muslim Student Association requested a space where students could observe prayer while taking classes after a Musli...

ARC production wins national and regional awards

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Nathan Bauer

October 3, 2017

American River College’s production of “Cabaret,” won regional and national awards for its performance during the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February. The show was one of three others chosen from 200 submissions in the northwestern United States. Lead actor Elio Guti...

ARC instructor creates mosaics and murals with help of students

A student stands next to a ceramic mosaic wall in the biological sciences hallway at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 12, 2017. (Photo by Nathan Bauer)

Nathan Bauer

September 19, 2017

Spread across the American River College campus are ceramic murals and mosaics created by Ceramics Professor Linda Gelfman and her students. Gelfman became an ARC faculty member in 2001 and since that time she and her students have created 11 works of art for the campus. The pieces include “...

ARC becomes officially recognized “Tree Campus USA”

Printing Services Supervisor Don Reid stands in front of the administration building  at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 7, 2017. Reid was instrumental in turning ARC into an officially recognized “Tree Campus USA” school. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Nathan Bauer

September 11, 2017

This year the Arbor Day Foundation designated American River College as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to arboreal care and education. ARC joins other colleges like California Polytechnic State University, UC Davis and Sacramento State in becoming a tree campus and is only the fourth two-year instit...

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