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History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

History professor appointed as Ambassador of Rwanda

April 19, 2013

-UPDATE: A correction was made to this story on 4/23/2013- In January, history professor Mathilde Mu...

Assembly Bill aims to increase financial aid

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

April 18, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

California community college students struggling with financial aid may soon receive assistance in obtaining FAFSA and Pell Grant funds thanks to a bill recently introduced to the California State Assembly. California Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has created Assembly Bill 606, a bill that, if passed, would requir...

Binge drinking brings health risks for college students

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

For millions of college students across the nation the weekends mean one thing: a chance to party. After waking up following another night of heart thumping music, raucous new faces and copious amounts of alcohol, it usually takes 24-year-old psychology major Romero a few minutes to gather her surroundings and bearings. Sh...

Surviving the fall: How Disabled Students Programs and Services is adjusting to decreased state funding

Surviving the fall: How Disabled Students Programs and Services is adjusting to decreased state funding

April 9, 2013

On July 28, 2009, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state legislators enacted the 2009-2010 California...

Campus goes green celebrating Earth Day with various events

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Earth Week will start on Wednesday April 17 this year, while Earth Day will be observed on April 22. The focus of this year’s Earth Week is climate change and how it changes the world, according to Earth Day Network. As scheduled on Cosumnes River College’s website, April 18 will start the week with a showing of the fi...

Students get chance to have their voice heard in upcoming elections

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

The Associated Students of Cosumnes River College yearly elections are set to take place on April 16 and 17. Polls will be held in the Admissions and Records lobby area from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. “These elections are for the students, so it’s important that they come out and vote,” said faculty coordinator of campus life Win...

Changes in summer courses begins summer 2013

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 8, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

Students can begin enrolling in summer semester classes at Cosumnes River College based on their priority level beginning April 22. When searching the class schedule for the summer semester, students may notice a decrease in the number and type of courses that will be available. “We’ve gone to one full academic year...

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

Annual march hopes to raise awareness on immigration issues

April 7, 2013

As the overcast sky loomed over Southside park in Downtown Sacramento, the chants of “Sí se puede (ye...

Contraception the focus of Women’s History Month event

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 4, 2013

Filed under Campus, Issues, News

Students at Cosumnes River College gathered in LRC-103 on March 19 to watch a documentary called “The Pill,” detailing the controversy surrounding women’s contraception. The film explores the history of women’s birth control and Margaret Sanger, a women’s rights advocate of the 1950s. “This, the pill, being...

Registration priority gets an overhaul in fall 2014

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

April 4, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Changes to California Community Colleges priority registration enrollment are set to take effect statewide in the fall term of 2014 as part of approved legislation from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The legislation creates three levels for priority registration and was designed to ensure that students...

Armed Forces temporarily shuts down tuition assistance program

Armed Forces temporarily shuts down tuition assistance program

March 29, 2013

On March 8, 2013 the United States Air Force, Army, and Marines collectively decided to cut off tuition...

News Brief: Opportunity for students to make a career connection

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Cosumnes River College is hosting an Internship Information Fair in partnership with Senator Darrell Steinberg on April 9, according to a press release. Students will have the opportunity to meet with top professionals in a variety of career fields, learn about various organizations and professions and learn how to apply...

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

Local comedy marathon reaches out to students

March 27, 2013

The Comedy Spot held the first 48 Hour Comedy Marathon in Sacramento the weekend of March 15, with a...

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

Ethics is the focus for student panel at One Book event

March 27, 2013

*Story was updated on March 29th, 2013* Students were invited to the Hawks Nest Bookstore at Cosumnes...

Campus children’s center prepares for fall enrollment

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 17, 2013

Filed under Briefs, Campus, News

Applications to receive child care services at Cosumnes River College in the Child Development Center during the fall semester will be available the first week of May. The services are available for any parent who is in school, is working or both. Applications can be picked up from and returned to the CDC. “The applications...

Reading a priority as children’s center nears book goals

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

March 15, 2013

Filed under Issues, News

The Child Development Center set a goal to read 500 books to the children who attend their center within 100 days in an effort to provide and encourage exposure to a variety of literature. The idea is an expansion upon the goal made last semester by Kim Stevenson, a teacher of 4-year-olds, to read 100 books to the children...

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women’s History Month

Professor delivers lecture on contraception for Women’s History Month

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 14, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Family planning was the focus of discussion for the almost 100 Cosumnes River College students that attended...

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

Cosumnes River College hosts keynote speaker in honor of women’s history month

March 14, 2013

A researcher at the University of California, Davis, Jen Pokorny, who holds a doctorate in psychology,...

Priority application approaching for London study abroad program

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

March 12, 2013

Filed under Briefs, Campus, News

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium program for the fall 2013 semester in London is fast approaching its priority application deadline of April 19. The program offers students from Cosumnes River College, and other campuses in the consortium, the opportunity to live and study in London for a period of four months,...

Student robbed at gunpoint near Calvine entrance

Josh Slowiczek, News Editor

March 8, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

A Cosumnes River College student was robbed at gunpoint on the evening of March 7 while walking along Calvine Road just east of the campus entrance, according to a Los Rios Police Department campus crime bulletin. The robbery occurred around 9:30 p.m. when an unknown suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun, wearing a...

Ethics in medical study is focus of latest One Book event

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

March 8, 2013

Filed under Campus, News

Students assembled for a lecture by biology professor Julie Oliver, called “Syphilis and the Tuskegee Study,” that covered the horrors of the infamous Tuskegee experiment, as part of the One Book project series in science room 308 at Cosumnes River College Feb. 25. The Tuskegee experiment was a chapter of American history...

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