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May 2, 2022

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Fall Enrollment Is Here!

Fall enrollment is underway! Encourage current students to check eServices now for their priority enrollment appointment day/time. While there, they can complete their Supplemental Enrollment form under "Tasks" so they are ready to enroll (it only takes a few minutes!).

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. We encourage all employees and students to practice self-care and mental wellness in honor of the national observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Everyone deserves care and support. At ARC we have many different resources available. For students:

For employees, there is the Employee Assistance Program. Employees are also encouraged to seek out resources through their healthcare provider.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can access immediate support through the:

  • Crisis Text Line: text Courage to 74174
  • County Crisis Hotline: (916) 732-3637
  • Suicide Crisis Line: (916) 368-3111

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, we pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have curated stories and events in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Jewish American Heritage Month

In May we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society. Visit for a sample of the digital and physical resources related to Jewish American heritage available from the Library of Congress and other participating agencies.

Great Live Music!

Each semester ARC Music department students share their talent and skills in a series of end-of-the-year concerts. Make sure to come out and support students and enjoy some wonderful music! Click on the event for more information about the event, tickets, and more.

Choral and Orchestra Showpieces 

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the American River College Main Theatre - an exciting collaboration between the ARC Concert Choir and the ARC Orchestra.

A Tribute to the War Years 

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Student Center - come dance the night away to big band music in this tribute to the War Years of the 1940s.

A Tribute to Broadway

Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the American River College Main Theatre - the Symphonic Band presents a tribute to Broadway composers, featuring the Toby Johnson Middle School Band.

Open Your Eyes/You Can Fly 

Wednesday, May 11, 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the American River College Main Theatre - an evening of jazz with the Downbeat award-winning ARC Vocal Jazz Ensembles.

Model UN Club Wins Recognition

ARC’s Model UN Club represented Finland at the 71st Session of the Model United Nations Far West. This year 22 colleges and universities competed remotely with 200 students. ARC’s Molly Thompson was chosen to be one of five student speakers at the Opening Plenary session for best preconference documents for Western Europe. The ARC delegation won an award in the Art and Practice of Diplomacy and also received Outstanding Resolution of the conference in the General Assembly.

Microaggressions and Building Communities of Care

The CRC Center for Inclusion & Belonging and the Pride Center proudly presents distinguished professor, author, psychologist, and activist Dr. Kevin Nadal on Wednesday, May 4, at 2:00 pm. The topic is Virtual Presentation: Microaggressions and Building Communities of Care. Dr. Nadal is one of the leading scholars on the topic of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination towards people of historically marginalized groups. This lecture focuses on the current research on the common microaggressions that occur, discussions on how to navigate microaggressions when people experience them, and ways institutions and groups can prevent or manage microaggressions in most effective ways. Register in advance.

Los Rios Cultural Celebrations

There are a number of Los Rios Cultural Celebrations happening in May. Please visit the webpage for each event for more information as well as contact details for event organizers.

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Scholars Rising Ceremony - Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at FLC

Celebration of Excellence and Achievement for Students of African Descent - Friday, May 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Zoom

Honrando a Nuestros Estudiantes - Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm at SCC

Lavender Celebration - Friday, May 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Zoom

Los Rios Native American Celebration - Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Destress Before Finals

Call the stress puppies! Lend A Heart Therapy Dogs will be on campus on Tuesday, May 3, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the ARC STEM Quad area, with music by DJ Stace Lace. Sponsored by: HomeBase Pathway Communities, ASB, and CAEB. 

Reg Fest

Students can get the registration help they need to enroll in classes on time at upcoming Reg Fest events. Students can meet their HomeBase coaches at the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Note: must be in a cleared status.


Tuesday, May 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 4, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

New IT Web Portal Coming Soon!

To better serve students and employees, college and district IT teams have been collaborating on a new web portal to support IT needs in one online location. The district and all four colleges will share a common platform to handle issues ranging from equipment requests and device support to software and network drive access. Called ServiceCentral, the goals of the new portal are to:

  • Simplify how you get support from IT
  • Allow you to see what's happening with your request online
  • Provide you with faster responses to issues and requests
  • Provide a host of other capabilities that will improve support districtwide

All Los Rios IT will be trained to receive and manage customer requests in ServiceCentral to provide greater transparency and efficiency. The anticipated go-live is late Spring. Be on the lookout for additional announcements as we get closer to launch or visit our ServiceCentral page for the most up-to-date information.

Special Student Trustee Election May 3-4

Please let students know that, due to a technical error that occurred in our voting system on April 26 and 27, we will hold a special election for just the districtwide student trustee position on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4. Students will need to log in to eServices and cast their vote for the next Los Rios student trustee between 5:00 am to 11:30 pm on May 3 or 4. Please note that even if a student has already cast their vote for student trustee during the regularly scheduled election on April 26 and 27, they will need to log in and cast their vote for student trustee again.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Sparkling with wit and beauty, ARC's The Importance of Being Earnest offers a weekend of streaming performances May 6-8! ARC Theatre welcomes you to the witty and whimsical world of Oscar Wilde’s comic tour de force, The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Pamela Downs, the popular 'comedy of manners' closed its live-performance run on May 1, but offers a weekend of streaming performances May 6-8 only! Tickets (live and streaming) $10 at

CRC Presents The Comedy of Errors

A rollicking explosion of mistaken identity and general insanity! Join us for the CRC Black Box Theatre production of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. One of Shakespeare's earliest, silliest, and most delightful plays presents an opportunity for CRC performers to stretch themselves in new, exciting ways that are fun, outrageous, surprising, and rarely "Shakespearean" (or boring). Don't miss out on this farcical tour-de-force.

Join us May 12-15 in-person at the Black Box Theatre on the CRC Campus. Get your tickets today!

City Theatre Presents Decision Height

City Theatre at Sacramento City College completes its 2021-22 season with the smart, emotional, and witty World War II production Decision Height by Meredith Dayna Levy. Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin will direct the play about the often-overlooked heroes of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. 

The production plays through Saturday, May 7 in the Art Court Theatre of the Performing Arts Center at SCC. Ticket prices for are $15 general admission; $10 students, seniors, SARTA members, veterans/military personnel and persons with disabilities. There will be a special discounted-ticket performance on Wednesday, May 4 with all tickets $5. 

Tickets may be purchased online or in-person one hour before the performance begins. All details and tickets are available online at

SCC Music Recital and Nunsense

The SCC Intermediate and Advanced voice students display their skills through the classical canon on Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 pm in the Small Theater (PAC 106). This will be a recital of solo works and art songs. Our artists will be accompanied by our talented staff accompanist, Dr. Shinae Kim. This recital is on campus, in person, and free to the public. Please visit our event page for more information on COVID safety precautions

In addition, the SCC Choral and Vocal Program presents a live concert version of the beloved Off-Broadway comedy Nunsense on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 pm both evenings. Staged with a live professional orchestra and costuming from our talented Theatre Department, come enjoy the hilarious story of the multi-talented Little Sisters of Hoboken and their desperate mission to fund their convent by means of vaudeville theater. Get your tickets now!

Career Events

Encourage students to take advantage of May career events that can help develop important job and career seeking skills!

Resume Tips: Transferable Skills - Wednesday, May 4, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Join to understand what transferable skills are and how to use them on your resume! Register in Advance

Learn, Create and Leverage Your LinkedIn - Thursday, May 5, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform that can take your career journey to the next level. Whether you are just beginning or looking to improve your profile, join us to learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn account! Register in Advance

Demystifying State Jobs - Tuesday, May 10, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Interested in a career with one of the 180 departments with the State of California? Bring your questions and curiosity to this session to learn more about the benefits and how to get through the hoops in the application process. Register in Advance

Interview Skills Workshop - Thursday, May 12, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for tips and advice on how to interview like a pro! Register in Advance

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