Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Teacher-In-Residence Orientation 12/7

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Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into a K-12 teaching career.  Join us for a free orientation session to learn more!

When: Dec. 7, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: The Rio Salado Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St. 
Tempe, AZ 85281


Register Now!


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Through paid employment opportunities in the classroom, students can earn an income while completing the certification coursework. The program can be completed in two years and is available to Arizona residents only.


Attendees will learn about:
  • Teacher-In-Residence Program requirements
  • Program expectations and support
  • Registration process

Visit Rio Salado’s TIR web page or call 480-517-8140 for more information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

President Bustamante Supports Women Leaders

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Rio Salado President Chris Bustamante joined more than 500 leaders in higher education from across the nation to support the American Council on Education’s (ACE) initiative, Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership.

The campaign launched in 2016 and encourages colleges and universities to increase awareness by signing a statement of support to advance qualified women into senior leadership positions in higher education.

Supporting institutions pledge to provide opportunities for emerging women leaders to gain the skills and experiences needed to advance and to encourage qualified women to seek the highest positions of leadership.

Visit this web page to learn more about this initiative.

#RioSaladoCollege @riosaladoonline #HigherEd #Highereducation #Womenleaders #Womeninhighereducation

Monday, November 21, 2016

Tamale Making Workshop Sold-Out!

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We are sorry to announce the Tamale Fiesta Community Cooking Workshop on Dec. 10 is sold-out. The good news is there are still openings for the Nov. 22 Perfect Pie Crust and Pumpkin Pie for Beginners workshop!

Visit www.riosalado.edu/cafe and click on the Community Education Workshops tab to enroll.

Perfect Pie Crust & Pumpkin Pie for Beginners
$35 each or $60 for two
Tue., Nov. 22
5 - 8:30 p.m.

MCCCD Transformation Meetings 11/28 & 12/5

Maricopa County Community College District building in Tempe on a sunny day

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Governing Board is holding two special meetings for the public to learn more about the MCCCD’s proposed transformation of District governance to a regional model. 
Professional photo of MCCCD Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick
The meetings will include a 
presentation by Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick.

Meeting Times and Locations:
Monday, Nov. 28 
7-9 p.m.
Glendale Civic Center - Sapphire Room 
Monday, Dec. 5 
7-9 p.m. 
Mesa Convention Center - Palo Verde Ballroom

Visit this web page for the latest details about this meeting.

Tamale Making Workshop | Saturday, Dec. 10

IT'S A TAMALE FIESTA!
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Rio Salado's next Community Cooking Workshop will focus on Tamale Making, Dec. 10.
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This is the next in a series of in-person cooking and gardening lessons hosted by Café at Rio chefs and the Sustainable Food Systems team.

Visit Café at Rio and click on the Community Education Workshops tab to enroll.

Workshops will take place at the Café at Rio, at the Rio Salado headquarters in Tempe.

No tests, no grades -- just delicious fun in the kitchen!


Saturday, Dec. 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$29 each or $50 for two, Café at Rio
Work with a professional chef to make green chile chicken and red chile pork tamales. You'll watch a chef make tamales as you follow along. The best part? Eating what you make for lunch!

Please note, proper kitchen attire is required including close toed shoes, long pants, long or short sleeve shirts and hair restraints.

#Foodie #Tempe #Arizona #tamale #fiesta #workshop #cooking #Sustainable
#DateNight #nomnom #yum

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Week Special Hours & Closures

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The Communiversity at QC will be closed Thu. – Sun., Nov. 24-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Please also take note that we will close at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 23.

We will resume regular business hours on Sat., Nov. 26

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Improve Your Travel! Take MAG 2016 Survey

Image of a dog hanging out of car window.  Text: Where are we going?  MAGTravelSurvey.org

Your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) aren’t the only ones who want to know where you’re going!

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by learning more about how you travel in the Valley.

Whether you're driving to work, taking kids to school, going on a date, walking your dog, biking or taking transit-- your travel information is important info MAG needs to plan for our region’s future transportation needs.

Take the survey now at MAGTravelSurvey.org/TW and get $10 for your participation!

Participants will be compensated for their time while contributing to a better future for everyone in the Valley.

The Maricopa Association of Governments is a Council of Governments (COG) and the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional planning in the Maricopa region. Learn more at www.azmag.gov.

Perfect Pie Crust Workshop | Tue., Nov. 22

image of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and powdered sugar

Rio Salado's next Community Cooking Workshop will focus on Pie-Making, Nov. 22.

flier for workshops.  Visit http://www.riosalado.edu/cafe/Pages/Community-Education-Classes.aspx for full text

This is the next in a series of in-person cooking and gardening lessons hosted by Café at Rio chefs and the Sustainable Food Systems team.

Visit Café at Rio and click on the Community Education Workshops tab to enroll.

Workshops will take place at the Café at Rio, at the Rio Salado headquarters in Tempe. No tests, no grades -- just delicious fun in the kitchen!

Perfect Pie Crust and Pumpkin Pie for Beginners 
image of yummy pumpkin pie
Tue., Nov. 22
5 - 8:30 p.m. 
$35 each or $60 for two
Sick of ready-made and ready for homemade? In this class, you'll learn the ins and outs of making the perfect pie crust. You'll make your own pumpkin pie from scratch, which you can dive into right away or take home with you -- just in time for the holidays!



Coming up...
Tamale Fiesta

Sat., Dec. 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
$29 each or $50 for two
Work with a professional chef to make green chile chicken and red chile pork tamales. You'll watch a chef make tamales as you follow along. The best part? Eating what you make for lunch!




Proper kitchen attire is required including close toed shoes, long pants, long or short sleeve shirts and hair restraints.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Engage in Race & Sports Town Hall Nov. 14

Poster for Event;  Text: Race and Sports Town Hall.  Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  4 – 6 p.m.  |  Mesa Arts Center  | 1 E Main St, Mesa reception immediately following. with special guest 2016 Architect of Change honoree Stephen M. Ross, Chairman, The Related Companies Principal Owner, Miami Dolphins Founder, RISE  (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality). Conversation and Panel Discussion facilitated by Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics Athletic Director Arizona State University.  Description of event: Throughout American history, the power of sports has offered an opportunity for people to confront ideas and situations from which they would otherwise segregate themselves. “Sports is the closest thing the United States has to  a national language” and in sports, there is a space that creates a common basis for people from all walks of life to have discussions about national issues. Every individual has a stake in understanding racism and how it operates in our society. It is vital for us to engage in a bold and sustainable dialogue about race, justice and democracy that produces changes in our thoughts, behaviors, laws and policies. Join us for this important Town Hall that will bring together students at all levels, prominent sports figures, academic experts, community leaders, and interested citizens for a dynamic and productive discussion about race and racism through the lens of sports, that will encourage critical thinking and positive change.  csrd.asu.edu join the conversation. #ImpactAZ. Free and Open to the Public. Register now csrd.asu.edu/TownHall or call 602-496-1376.  Event sponsor logos: Maricopa Community Colleges, RISE and ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

Take part in an engaging discussion about race and racism through the lens of sports with students, prominent sports figures, academic experts and community leaders during a special town hall-- Race and Sports, Monday, Nov. 14.

The event will include a facilitated conversation, panel discussion and audience Q&A followed by a reception.

Free and open to the public.

Learn more and register for the event by visiting csrd.asu.edu/TownHall 

Race and Sports Town Hall  
Mon., Nov.14, 2016
4-6 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Presented by the Maricopa Community Colleges, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) and Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy.

Engage in the dialogue now online: #ImpactAZ

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Communiversity at QC Closed in Honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11

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The Communiversity at QC will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. 

We will resume regular business hours Sat., Nov. 12.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Exercise Your Right to Vote Queen Creek!

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Let's make this a record-breaking voter turnout! 

Exercise your right to vote. You really do make a difference!

Learn more about this year's election, whether your early ballot has been received, where you can vote on election day and more by visiting the Arizona Secretary of State web site or Citizens Clean Elections Commission web site.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Learn How to Be a Teacher! Attend Free Orientation Sessions Hosted by Rio Salado College at the Communiversity QC

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Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session at the Communiversity at QC-- to learn how to become a teacher!

The post Baccalaureate program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

You will learn about:
  • Rio Salado College's Teacher Preparation program requirements.
  • Program expectations and support.
  • Registration process and requirements.
  • Answers to any other related questions you may have.
In-Person Orientation Dates:
November 21, 2016
December 19, 2016
January 30, 2017

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Register now

For more information visit: Rio Salado’s Post-Baccalaureate Programs web page or call 480-517-8140.