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Kaneko features work from ARC professors

Craig Smith speaks about his artwork at the reception for the fall faculty art show at the James Kaneko Art Gallery American River College on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Colin Bartley

September 17, 2019

The James Kaneko Art Gallery hosted its annual fall faculty exhibit reception on Sept. 4, showcasing a variety of unique pieces from American River College art professors. Pieces by fine arts professor Laura Parker and art history professor Craig Smith were on display; art professor Valerie Constanti...

Word Soup for the soul; professors showcase work for National Poetry Month

American River College will celebrate National Poetry Month by showcasing two professors personal poetry on April 4, 2019 in Raef Hall at ARC. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Thomas Cathey

April 2, 2019

American River College will celebrate National Poetry Month on April 4 by hosting its annual Word Soup event, during which English professors Gina Barnard and Gloria Pace Valle will read some of their best poems to those in attendance. Both readers will have about 15 to 20 minutes to present their w...

E Street Gallery showcases ARC faculty in group art show

Photography professor Jodie Hooker admires the works of art made by her colegues during the opening reception for the ARC Faculty/Staff Art Show at the E Street Gallery on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 21, 2019

Outside the classroom, the art professors at American River College are talented working artists making a name for themselves through gallery exhibitions. Some of those professors are currently featured in a group show at the E Street Gallery near Midtown. The ARC Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition ru...

Trump does not own your citizenship

President Donald Trump plans to challenge the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order to take away birthright citizenship. (Graphic illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Itzin Alpizar

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump created another wave of fear over the shoulders of the immigrant community when he said would sign an executive order to take away the birthright citizenship of people born in the United States who are children of noncitizens and undocumented parents. In an interview wit...

The Current’s ballot guide to the 2018 elections

Registered voters can mail in their ballots by Oct. 30 or vote in person on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Itzin Alpizar

October 25, 2018

There are less than two weeks before the California general elections and American River College students have an opportunity to make a statement about important subjects, including what happens with taxes, housing and educational programs. Not voting on these elections will leave the choice of which ...

Student journalists are not the enemy

Co-managing editors Alexus Hurtado and Hannah Yates work on articles in the Current’s newsroom on Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 17, 2018

The Current is the American River College’s student run publication that gives voice to the student’ concerns on topics of interest, news, events, and services on campus. The publication wouldn’t be possible without the journalism students that work to provide trustworthy relevant information, which req...

Professors showcase their talents in faculty recital

Matt Robinson (left) and Dyne Eifertsen (right) performing in the faculty recital at American River College on April 30, 2018. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

May 14, 2018

The American River College Faculty Recital, hosted by music department chair Dyne Eifertsen, took place on April 30, with a four-piece band taking center stage in a dimly lit Room 547 at the the ARC theater. The group included Eifertsen on trombone, former adjunct faculty member Steve Lishman on ...

ARC faculty member hosts book signing on novel celebrating black fatherhood

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Alexus Hurtado

March 6, 2018

American River College admissions outreach specialist, Joslyn Gaines Vanderpool hosted a book signing on Feb. 24 on her book “Our Black Fathers the Brave, Bold and Beautiful.” Gaines’ book signing and the subject of her book coincided with Black History Month and the book deals with the societa...

ARC faculty honored at celebration of excellence

American River College professor Kathleen O’Brien speaks during an awards ceremony College Hour on Jan 25 at ARC. O’Brien recieved the International Teachers Assistance Program award. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Tracy Holmes

February 7, 2018

On Jan. 25, Christina Wagner, an assistant at the Center for Teaching and Learning Center, hosted a Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony to honor four American River College faculty members in the CTL conference room. While accepting the ARC Diversity & Equity Award, Rod Agbunag, who is from...

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,

Brienna Edwards

September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening available and then finally make it through the hiring process. But then what? For many new hires it can...

Kaneko Art Gallery hosts first art exhibit of the semester

Luis Gael

August 29, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery will be hosting its first reception of the semester on Wednesday in order to honor the artists involved in the annual American River College Faculty Exhibition. As the name implies, the first art exhibit of every fall semester begins with a faculty-only art show. Each year, galle...

Faculty blows out Classified 24-9

Men's track and field head coach and Faculty player Rick Anderson looks back after scoring a run during the Classified vs. Faculty softball game on April 29, 2016 at ARC. Faculty won the game 24-9. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

May 5, 2016

The Faculty vs. Classified softball game ended with a blowout victory for the faculty team, winning by the score of 24-9. The game was played with modified rules since they had permission to use the field for only an hour. Some of the rule changes included five pitches per batter instead of counting strik...

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