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December 2, 2022

Plan Your Spring Semester

As the semester winds down, make your plans for spring! Check for your enrollment appointment in eServices and check the class schedule to find the classes you want for spring. 

Consistent with guidance from local public health experts, we continue to strongly recommend wearing masks and appropriate face coverings when indoors. We also strongly recommend that everyone eligible continue to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccine and booster regimens.

Final Exams

Fall 2022 final exams will be Friday, December 9 - Thursday, December 15. See the schedule now.

A Farewell Celebration for President Dixon on December 6

All are invited on Tuesday, December 6, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Student Center Community Rooms for a farewell celebration for ARC President Melanie Dixon. Join together with ARC employees and students as we thank Melanie for her tireless dedication and leadership to the students, staff, faculty, and administrators of American River College. 

If you are unable to attend, you can share your thoughts on the Kudoboard for Melanie.

Computer Literacy Camp 

Los Rios Refugee Career Pathways is hosting a FREE Computer Literacy Camp for women on January 2-6 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Zoom. Register Now!

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Career Workshops

Dress for Success

Tuesday, December 6 at Noon on Zoom

Gain a better understanding of what to wear and why during a job interview.

Providing Opportunities Across the Law Enforcement Spectrum

Wednesday, December 7 at Noon on Zoom

Learn about employment opportunities, benefits, and the duties of Federal Agents/Federal Officers within DHS's Customs and Border Protection Division.

How to Develop an Effective Job Search Plan

Friday, December 9 at Noon on Zoom

Everyone is unique and no two job searches are exactly the same. Your job search is your own, and, yet, in today’s complicated job market, there are common strategies that are proven to work.

Strategies for Wellness Through the Holidays

Join your Campus Mental Health & Wellness Therapists for a three week series to support you in developing tools for wellbeing during the break, through the holidays and moving into the new semester. Come to one event in the series or come to all. No registration needed!

Strategies for Self-care & Wellness Routines

Friday, December 2 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Learn how to develop a strong self care routine and prioritize your wellbeing even during stressful times. 

Coping with Seasonal Sadness or the Holiday Blues

Friday, December 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Connect with others and learn more about seasonal sadness, the holiday blues and how to take care of yourself during difficult times. 

New Semester, New Year: Sparking Motivation and Positive Change Techniques

Friday, December 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Let's come together to set meaningful intentions and goals for the new semester and learn tips on how to increase motivation.

Ceramics Sale

The Ceramics X Sale will be Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm both days outside the Ceramics Lab in the Fine and Applied Arts area. Student ceramic artwork will be available for sale. We are also raising money for food for the kitties on campus with our kitty bowls and plates.

Football and Volleyball Playoff Success

ARC football and volleyball teams have both been successful in the postseason. ARC football upset host Laney College 43-21 on November 26 in their first playoff action. The Beavers now travel to College of San Mateo for the northern California title game on Saturday, December 3, at 12:00 pm. Live statistics will be available on game day. 

ARC volleyball won its two initial playoff matches and is now at the state championship tournament hosted by Fresno City College. First match is Friday, December 2, at 4:00 pm against Orange Coast College. Follow along with live statistics during the match. This is the fourth consecutive year for ARC to compete at the state tournament. ARC won the state title in 2018. Go Beavers!

The Final 2022 Parrot is Here!

Surveys suggest that those who read The Parrot ESL Newsletter during December experience significantly lower stress during finals week, so do yourself a favor and read the latest issue, enjoy the creativity, and enter to win a gift card for your favorite fall beverage! In the new issue:

  • Taste the Magic of Fall and WIN A GIFT CARD!
  • From Student to Staff: Interview with Liza Ryabaya 
  • Pursuing Diplomas? Consider Natomas!
  • Retro Grammar: Sentence Diagramming by Professor David Evans
  • ‘Tis the Season…for Gingerbread Houses!
  • Successful Small Talk by Humaira Sarbaz
  • Photographer Focus: Najia Karimy
  • COVID Nightmare by Vlada Podvorchanska
  • If You Could Travel Anywhere? Mini Interviews
  • and much, much more . . .


To see the newest issue, please visit The Parrot website.

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