July 2015What's New

Kinder to CollegeSacramento City College

Kinders Go to College
Approximately 90 kindergarten students from Riverbank Elementary School in West Sacramento, as well as junior high and high school students from area schools, attended a special “Kinders Go to College” event in May at SCC’s West Sacramento Center. Paired with 7-8th grade mentors, the young students were inspired by the idea of going to college and learned that there ar=e many career possibilities.

The students were treated to a number of special college “classes” (short workshops) in fields such as dental assisting and hygiene, nursing, art, personal finance and robotics.

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The CSUS String Project provides group lessons in violin and cello for children fourth grade.

Aura ARC Fashion ShowLos Rios Community College District

AURA: The ARC Fashion Show
SECC, with member producer Los Rios Community Colleges, created a documentary on the 2015 ARC Fashion Program — a unique semester-long learning exercise that culminated with the students’ Fashion Show, Aura, on May 1. The finished video, Fashion Matters: The Fashion Show as Teaching Laboratory, tells the story of this unique learning exercise. The annual fashion show is produced by the Fashion 393 Promotion Class where the students are divided into four committees: show direction, marketing, modeling and visual design and stage management.

July 1, 8 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | C. 16; July 11, 18 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | C. 15
July 23, 29 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | C. 15                

> Watch in the Video Gallery
> Visit the ARC Fashion Show Facebook page

2015 SummerWords: American River College's Creative Writing Festival
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American River College's accomplished creative writing faculty sponsored three days and nights of workshops, panels and readings featuring a keynote reading by Carolyn Forché. SECC partnered with member with Los Rios Community Colleges to create video programs of the event.

Carolyn ForchéCarolyn Forché
> Watch in SECC's Video Gallery
Keynote speaker Carolyn Forché's first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History and Blue Hour. She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as "itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice," and is followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture.

Christian KieferEdan LepuckiChristian Kiefer and Edan Lepucki
> Watch in SECC's Video Gallery
Christian Kiefer is the author of the novels The Infinite Tides and The Animals. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, and serves on the faculty of American River College where he is editor-in- chief of Ad Lumen Press. He has published short fiction and poetr in the Santa Monica Review, Catamaran Literary Reader and Zyzzyva. Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me and the New York Times bestselling novel California, which was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers pick as well as an NPR best book of the year. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a staff writer for The Millions.

Kirstin ChenNayomi MunaweeraKirstin Chen and Nayomi Munaweera
> Watch in SECC's Video Gallery
Kirstin Chen is the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners, featured in USA Today's "New Voices," O, The Oprah Magazine and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She was born and raised in Singapore and currently lives in San Francisco, where she's at work on her second novel, set on the coast of southern China in 1958. Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, about two women living through the 26 yea- long Sri Lankan civil war was originally published in South Asia where it was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Prize.

Jesus Debate

Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend?
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Sacramento City College hosted The Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend? with David Smalley of Dogma Debate on March 25, 2015. Christian writer and filmmaker John Christy debated atheist author David Fitzgerald live on iHeart Radio.

July 1, 8, 15 | 7:00 pm | C. 15; July 19, 25 | 9:00 am | C. 16

Summer Programs

Student DV 116Student DV
SECC showcases digital video programs created by students and offers tips and ideas for video producers.
Daily | 3:00 pm; Sa, Su | 10:00 am | C. 15

Time of RemembranceTime of Remembrance
These first-hand accounts of the Japanese American Internment experience builds on the work and legacy of the late Mary Tsukamoto, who devoted her life to promoting social justice for everyone.
Daily | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | C. 16

Super QuizSchool Districts
SECC partners with its member school districts to produce and promote a wide variety of programs that the district chooses to educate students, teachers and the community.
Daily | 9:00 am | C. 16; 7:00 pm | C. 15

Thuy PhamSEVA Training Series
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SECC offers workshops to provide resources to students and teachers who are interested in video production.
Daily | 6:00 pm | C. 15

Professional Development

Professional Development
SECC produces a variety of professional development programs with member schools for cable and online.
M-F | 10:00 am; Sa | 11:00 am | C. 15

Classes on cable Adult Education on cable Adult Education
SECC provides
GED Connection
s, English for All and Putting English to Work on Cable 16.
> View the weekly cable schedule

JFK Library
This series of public affairs conversations is offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics. The programs reflect the Kennedys' legacy and are dedicated to those who seek a new and better world through the art of politics.
Daily | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | C. 16

Classic Arts Showcase
Arts programming with video clips that touch on all the classic arts disciplines.
Daily | 6:00 pm | C. 16

Killer whalesShamu TV
This environmental education series by SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Adventure Parks brings viewers face to face with the wonders of wildlife.
M-F | 11:00 am | C. 16

Beginning YogaBeginning Yoga
Watch an hour of yoga from CSU Long Beach each day to start or continue your yoga practice.
M-F | 5:00 pm | C. 15

NASA Shows
Watch NASA launches and missions, educational programming, historical documentaries and updates in aeronautics and space science.
Tu, Th | 2:00 pm | C. 16

Math Generation
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This series captures best practices, builds knowledge and provides content for school sites and teachers as they embrace the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
M, W, F | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | C. 16
Su | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C. 15

UCTV
University of California Television (UCTV) features programming from the University of California system.
M-F | 8:00 am; M-Th 9:00 pm | C. 15

 

Authentic Foreign Language Resources
SECC airs authentic foreign language resources that include news, cultural, and entertainment programs from countries in Europe and Africa and in China.
> Download the SCOLA schedule (pdf)
> Learn more about SCOLA

Fairfax Network: Meet the Author
This series promotes literacy and an interest in reading and writing by giving students direct access to authors who offer writing tips.
M, W, Su | 8:30 am | C. 16; M-F | 2:00 pm | C. 15

Other Programs

Science How?Smithsonian - Science How? | 4:00 pm on Cable 15

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Smithsonian Science How? features the research and personalities of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History providing positive STEM role models, information about science careers and connections to current research.

Measuring Biodiversity: Life in One Cubic Foot ; Human Evolution: Early Human Diets | July 1, 10, 27
Paleobiology: Unearthing Fossil Whales; Volcano Geochemistry: Windows to Earth's Interior | July 8, 16, 22
Paleobotany: Climate Change Past and Present; Exploring the Unexplired: Deep Reef Biodiversity | July 6, 15, 29


BeachTV Talking Points | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Cable 15

Andrew Jenks on Russia; Dr. Libby Gustin on Agriculture, Farmers Markets and the Production of a Sustainable Food Supply | July 4
Emily Haynes on Diet and Nutrition; Ruben Flores on Forensic Science in the Real World | July 5
Ayla Donlin on Physical Fitness; Dr. Richard Marcus on Africa: Sub-Sahara Region | July 11
Dr. Aaron Cargile on Intercultural Communication; Dr. Jack Hou on The Rise of China | July 12
Dr. Burkhard Englert on Artificial Intelligence and Information Privacy and Computer Security | July 18
Dr. Charles Mahoney on Terrorism; Dr. Don Haviland on Flipped Learning in the Classroom | July 19
Syria; Teaching Abroad | July 25
The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo and Competition; Theater Arts Makeup Demo | July 26

JFK Library Foundation Forums | 3:00 pm on Cable 16

JFK Library Forum Series

This series of public affairs conversations is offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics. The programs reflect the Kennedys' legacy and are dedicated to those who seek a new and better world through the art of politics. Daily this summer 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Cable 16:

JFK, RFK and Japan; The Churchills and the Kennedys | July 1, 26

A Conversation with Al Gore; A Conversation with Annie Leibovitz | July 2, 27

A Conversation with Carole King; A Conversation with Conan O'Brien | July 3, 28

A Conversation with Elizabeth Warren; A Conversation with Harry Belafonte | July 4, 29

A Conversation with John King; A Conversation with John Lewis | July 5, 30

A Conversation with Elizabeth Warren; A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens; Remembering Sargent Shriver | July 6, 31

A Conversation with Madeleine Albright; A Conversation with President Jimmy Carter | July 7, 25

A Discussion with Attorney General Eric Holder; Atul Gawande on Why Doctors Fail | July 8, 24

Creating Equal Striving Toward Justice for All; Listening In: JFK's Secret Tapes | July 9, 23

A Conversation with Robert Redford; A Conversation with Malala Yousafzai | July 10, 16, 22

Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence; Transformed by Art | July 11, 21

Steven Brill on the Passage of the Affordable Care Act; The Life of Nelson Rockefeller | July 12, 20

Politics and the Pope; Cissy Patterson: The Most Powerful Woman in 20th Century America | July 13, 19

The Presidency and Civil Rights #1; Civil Rights Then and Now #2; Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt #3; Kennedy and Johnson | July 14, 18

An Evening with Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns; A Conversation with Steven King | July 15, 17

> Visit the JFK Library