Thursday, July 20, 2017

Explore the Benefits of Rio Salado's Honors Program!

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If academic excellence is important to you and you’re looking to further challenge your critical thinking-- we encourage you to explore Rio Salado’s Honors Program—a pathway to help you make the most of your educational journey. 

The program offers a variety of benefits including distinguished multidisciplinary classes, cultural opportunities and scholarships specifically for Honors students.

Don’t count yourself out when it comes to Honors scholarships!  Case in point is the Honors Achievement Award.  It’s available to students who are also receiving financial aid and only requires part-time enrollment (6 or more credit hours per semester).

If you have completed 12 or more 100 or 200 level classes and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher with the Maricopa Community Colleges, you may be eligible to join.

To learn more about Rio Salado's Honors program, benefits and eligibility requirements, visit riosalado.edu/honors or call 480-517-8521.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6 Tips to Banish Test Stress

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We’ve all felt anxious before taking a test. Being called upon to remember concepts, facts and skills learned in a class can cause stress. In fact, test anxiety is a fairly common experience. But it is not necessarily a bad thing.

Rio Salado counselor Autumn Cardenez has six tips to help you turn test stress into a positive way to prepare for your exams.

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1. Hang out with a furry friend! Yes, play with an adorable animal for 15 to 20 minutes when feeling stressed out. If you do not have a pet of your own you can call on a friend or even visit a pet store. After playing with your friend you will feel rejuvenated and calm. It works!

2. Run! Going for even a 20-minute run releases feel-good endorphins to boost your mood and can help quiet an overactive mind. Try to fit in a quick jog after school and before you start studying so that you can hit the books with a clear mind.

3. Create something! Baking, drawing, writing, and playing music are all calming activities that will ease stress. Try baking a healthy protein packed breakfast recipe like these Egg Muffins. Not only are you easing your mind you’re feeding it what it needs to thrive.

4. Talk to someone! Keeping negative emotions bottled up will only make things worse. You can reach out to a friend or a family member or come see us at Rio Salado Counseling, call 480.517.8785 or find the nearest counseling center at riosalado.edu/counseling. Talking about the anxiety will often rob its power to alter your success.

5. Clean the clutter and organize your calendar! A clean working space equals a clean mind; you'll create a place that allows you to totally focus. Organize your calendar and plan your final projects, exam dates, and other things in your life.

6. The best remedy to alleviate stress is to be prepared. Study and take practice exams before scheduling your official testing session. Knowledge is power!

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The best thing about tests and final exams is that they end! 

Here’s to a happy ending for you.

Contributed by Autumn Cardenez on behalf of Rio Salado Counseling, helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Volunteer to End Homelessness, July 26

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Rio Salado is partnering with the Maricopa Community Colleges, City of Surprise and Salvation Army and to host a Valley of the Sun United Way Project Connect event on July 26, 2017, at the Salvation Army in Surprise to help our West Valley neighbors in need.

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Project Connect is part of Valley of the Sun United Way’s long-term, multi-faceted strategy to end homelessness in our community. This event offers instant access to resources people need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing. More than 28,000 individuals have been connected to services since Project Connect began in 2008.


Check out this video for more details.

Project Connect Surprise
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Salvation Army - Surprise
17420 N. Ave of the Arts
Surprise, AZ 85378

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Volunteer Opportunities
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Most volunteers work one-on-one with guests, escorting them through the array of service providers available on site. The guest guide role is a supportive position that encourages a connection between individuals. Other roles available to volunteers include registering guests, serving food, distributing clothes, assisting with the guest check-out area and event clean-up.

Register now at http://volunteer.vsuw.org\volunteer. For groups of 10 or more, contact the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at volunteer@vsuw.org.

Maricopa Community Colleges employees are encouraged to register as volunteers through the Maricopa Learns through Service HCM portal. For questions, please contact Dee Dee Tapson at 480-731-8299 or via email at creative.pathways@domail.maricopa.edu.

Rio Salado employees and students should contact Elizabeth Cole-Fay at elizabeth.cole-fay@riosalado.edu to learn more about Rio Salado team efforts.

Test-Taking Tips to Help You Succeed!

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Do you get stressed out by the thought of taking tests? You’re not alone! 

This video by the Rio Salado Counseling team shares success tips to help you improve your test-taking skills.

Check out additional test-taking strategies at www.riosalado.edu/counseling/academic-success.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Attention Queen Creek Educators! There's Still Time to RSVP for AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference

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Get a Jump Start on the New School Year with Rio Salado's AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference, Aug. 5!

This conference provides hands-on professional development for pre-service teachers, educators and homeschooling parents who are looking for new ways to engage children with technology. Sessions will focus on leveraging educational technology to impact learning in innovative ways.

Presenters are experienced K-12 teachers with a national presence in the ed tech world who will share several tools and ideas you can incorporate into your curriculum and classroom right away.

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Workshop sessions include discussions about free and interactive tools to help you assess learning in your classroom no matter what grade level, instructional uses of YouTube, social media for personalized professional development and more.

Continuing education credits will be offered.

Register now at aztechconf.eventbrite.com
Registration is required. Cost $14, includes catered lunch.

AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference
Aug. 5, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Visit www.riosalado.edu/aztechconf or call 480-517-8743 for the latest event details. #AZTECHCon

Please note: Attendees are responsible for supplying their own laptops, tablets and chargers.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Attention Rio Salado Students: Get Free Online Tutoring Services from Smarthinking

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Did you know you can receive online tutoring from a tutor with a master’s degree or Ph.D. – for free? Yes, Rio Salado offers on-demand, online tutoring through Pearson’s Smarthinking, which is available when you log into any course in RioLearn

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You can be sure that the Smarthinking tutors are qualified to help you -- ninety percent have either a master’s degree Ph.D. in their fields, and average 12-years of teaching or tutoring experience.

Tutors are capable of helping with complicated subjects, including one that many students request help with – writing. Solid academic writing is a skill needed to succeed in college. You can choose from four Smarthinking tutoring options to get help with your writing:

1. Work with a tutor - This is a drop-in session, but you can also schedule a tutoring session in advance or just submit a question.
2. Submit a question – Send a question to a tutor and you will receive a response within 12 hours.
3. Submit my writing - This is the most popular option, allowing you to submit your writing assignments for review.
4. Review my sessions and submissions – Get feedback on previous assignments.
Additionally, in the “Submit my writing” option you can choose from several writing categories including essays, grammar and documentation, paragraph review, resume and cover letter, career writing subjects, business writing, nursing, and allied health essays. 

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As an enrolled Rio Salado student, all of these valuable resources are free-of-charge. Take advantage of the online tutoring services anytime you log into your courses on RioLearn to help you complete courses, continue with your education, and complete your degree. 

Contributed by Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado Counseling, helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Study Skills & Time Management Tips for You!

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This video from Rio Salado's Counseling team provides an overview of three critical things to keep in mind if you want to improve your study skills and time management habits:

  • Calculate your time commitment
  • Learn how to study
  • Create a study schedule

Take advantage of other study tips and resources at www.riosalado.edu/counseling

Monday, July 10, 2017

Rio Salado Offers Free ACCUPLACER Test-Prep Classes, July 17-27 in Tempe and Phoenix

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Take advantage of in-person ACCUPLACER Readiness classes at Rio Salado, July 17-27!

ACCUPLACER tests determine your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The tests are used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools.

Rio Salado will host two sets of in-person ACCUPLACER Readiness Summer Success Camps to help students prepare for the tests.

Register Now: Summer Success Camp Registration Form

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3320 S. Price Road
Tempe AZ 85282
480-377-4150

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420 N. Central Avenue
Avondale 85323
480-377-4400

Class Times: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Space is limited.

Why is the ACCUPLACER so important?
Results of the assessment, along with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.


Learn more about ACCUPLACER tests and resources at http://www.riosalado.edu/testing/placement/Pages/placementtest.aspx

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rio Salado AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference Helps Educators Get Jump Start New School Year!

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The Rio Salado AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference on Aug. 5 will provide hands-on professional development for pre-service teachers, educators and homeschooling parents who are looking for new ways to engage children with technology. 

Sessions will focus on leveraging educational technology to impact learning in innovative ways.
Keynote Speaker Jon Corippo will be joined by Lucy Gray, Kyle Brumbaugh, Robert Pronovost

Presenters are experienced K-12 teachers with a national presence in the ed tech world who will share several tools and ideas you can incorporate into your curriculum and classroom right away.

Workshop sessions include discussions about free and interactive tools to help you assess learning in your classroom no matter what grade level, instructional uses of YouTube, social media for personalized professional development and more.


Continuing education credits will be offered.

Register now at aztechconf.eventbrite.com
Registration is required. Cost $14, includes catered lunch.

AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference
Aug. 5, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Visit www.riosalado.edu/aztechconf or call 480-517-8743 for the latest event details. #AZTECHCon

Please note: Attendees are responsible for supplying their own laptops, tablets and chargers.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Communiversity at QC Back open

Attention: The Communiversity at QC water main break has been repaired. 

The facility will reopen at 11 a.m.

We appreciate your understanding.

Please check azcommuniversity.com for the latest updates.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Communiversity at QC Closed Due to Water Main Break

Attention: The Communiversity at Queen Creek is closed for the rest of the day and tomorrow due to a water main break.

All classes are cancelled and the Rio SaladoTesting Center is closed until further notice.


We may have the problem resolved in time to reopen the facility tomorrow afternoon.

We will provide updates as soon as possible.

Please check azcommuniversity.com for the latest updates.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Scholarships Available for SPOT 127 Summer Podcasting Workshop for Teens!

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SPOT 127 East Valley will host the Freedom Project Summer Podcasting Workshop July 10-14, 2017. 

The workshop is open to high school aged students, and will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily, with a breakfast and lunch provided by St. Mary’s Food Bank.

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Thanks to a $2,000 grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation, 15 student scholarships (valued at $125 each) will be available for students to attend the podcasting workshop.

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“The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, on behalf of Rio Salado College and SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, is grateful to the MAXIMUS Foundation for providing the opportunity for the Freedom Project podcasting workshop,” said Kristy Roschke, Executive Director of the SPOT 127 Youth Media Center.

Students who participate will learn how to develop podcasts from SPOT 127 instructors Rick Fowler and Trevor Gahona.

Dr. Wanda Tucker, Rio Salado’s Faculty Chair for Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Psychology, will facilitate discussions around the topic of freedom.

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“We can't think of a better partner in this project than Dr. Wanda Tucker, whose talents and knowledge of philosophy will foster students' critical thinking as they also sharpen their media production skills,” Roschke said.

The Freedom Project is a collaboration between Rio Salado College and KJZZ’s SPOT 127 Youth Media Center.

SPOT 127's mission is to help high school students find their voices and engage in their communities by developing skills in digital media, radio, and journalism.

The public is invited to hear the finished podcasts at a Community Listening Party at noon on Friday, July 14 at SPOT 127 East Valley.

Students who wish to enroll can visit https://spot127.org/content/spot-127-summer-programs.

Freedom Project Podcasting Workshop
SPOT 127 East Valley/Rio Salado College

3320 S. Price Road Tempe 85282
July 10-14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Breakfast and Lunch provided courtesy of St. Mary's Food Bank

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rio Salado Dental Hygiene Clinic Success!

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Rio Salado Dental Hygiene students, instructors and support staff volunteered their time and expertise to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to children and young adults ages 17 and younger--free of charge!

A big thanks to the staff and students who gave their time and to the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Foundation for their support--we served over 100 children!



Services included exams, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride varnish, educational tips on staying healthy, and a wellness goodie bag to take home. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but is almost entirely preventable.

The Rio Salado Dental Clinic provides quality preventive dental hygiene services at discounted rates for the public all year long. Fees range from $25-75 depending on the age of the patient. For more information, call 480-377-4100 or visit riosalado.edu/dentalclinic.

Photos from Rio Salado staff volunteer, David Lund. More photos can be found on Rio Salado Facebook page!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

July 4 Holiday Closures

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In observance of Independence Day, all Rio Salado College locations and Testing Centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. 

If you are looking for something fun and safe to do this holiday, the City of Tempe will be hosting Tempe Town Lake Festival! It will take place at Tempe Beach Park on July 4th and the gates open at 5:00 p.m. 


We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Communiversity at Queen Creek Closed

The Communiversity at Queen Creek will remain closed and all classes cancelled for the rest of the day, due to a water main break. 

The location will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, June 27.  

We appreciate your understanding.

Communiversity at Queen Creek Closed Until Further Notice

The Communiversity at Queen Creek is closed for the rest of the day due to a water main break. All classes are cancelled.

We do not have an estimated time for repairs. The location will be closed until further notice. 


Please check azcommuniversity.com for the latest updates.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time Is Running Out to Reserve Your Spot AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference Aug. 5


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Seats are going fast-reserve your spot today! AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference: Empowering the Student-Centered Classroom!

Learn how to wow K-12 students with technology!


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The AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference is an educational technology conference hosted by Rio Salado College's Educator Prep Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Scholar Program on August 5, 2017.

This conference provides hands-on professional development for pre-service teachers, educators and homeschooling parents who are looking for new ways to engage children with technology. Sessions will focus on leveraging educational technology to impact learning in innovative ways.

Presenters are experienced K-12 teachers with a national presence in the ed tech world who will share new tools and ideas you can incorporate into your curriculum and classroom right away.

Register Now!
aztechconf.eventbrite.com
Registration is required. Cost $14, includes a catered lunch.

AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference
August 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
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Continuing education credits will be offered.

Learn More
Get the latest event details by visiting www.riosalado.edu/aztechconf or call 480-517-8743.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fall Classes to Help You with a Variety of Programs from CGCC!

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Take a look at the robust selection of fall classes being offered at the Communiversity at QC by Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Enroll today! 

http://bit.ly/2qPtDWd

Kick Start Your Career in Business with Rio Salado College!

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Whether it’s Accounting or Retail, Small Business Start-Up or Public Administration, Rio Salado has a variety of programs to help kick start your career in business.

A career in business can open many doors. Whether you are a people person who enjoys interacting with customers or a numbers wizard who scrutinizes spreadsheets, there are many pathways to pursue.

Stand Out in the Business World with Rio Salado’s Business Programs. 

Learn more now at www.riosalado.edu/web/online/business

Why consider a business program?


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Success Skills
Are you looking to build a network of skills that can lay the foundation for several unique career paths? Skills like leadership, communication, teamwork, management, financial judgment, technical aptitude and organization can help you be successful in business and beyond.

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Careers
A career in business can open many doors. Whether you are a people person who enjoys interacting with customers or a numbers wizard who scrutinizes spreadsheets, there are many pathways to pursue.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Rio Salado’s Small Business Start-Up Certificate can help you get your business off the ground. This 12-credit program teaches would-be entrepreneurs the basics of running a successful business. Learn how to complete a business plan as well as principles of marketing, finance and management.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

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Here’s to all the dedicated dads of Queen Creek! 

You are a great role model for your family and community. 

Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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According to the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, there are approximately 67 veterans who try to commit suicide every day across the nation.

While the statistics are alarming, there’s help and hope.


Members of Rio Salado’s Counseling team recently attended a conference hosted by Phoenix College, which focused on programs that can help struggling veterans and their families, volunteers and others affected by veteran suicide. Here’s a list of key programs designed for Valley veterans and communities:

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The Ripple Effect was born after the founder’s son, Joel, committed suicide. Joel was an Army veteran who completed three tours in the Middle East. After each tour he was sent home, put on medication, and then sent back out.

He couldn’t function and felt that he had no purpose. Joel was extremely depressed and felt utterly lost upon his return from his final tour. He was found dead in his apartment at a young age. The Ripple Effect brings together families, organizations, volunteers, and resources to aid with prevention of other veterans from slipping through the cracks.

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Sande Roberts gives useful insight on how to help veterans and others who may be prone to suicide. Sande explains that when veterans return to civilian life, they no longer feel wanted, needed, or that they serve a purpose. Having a reason to wake up, shower, and live is essential. Whether they are looking forward to having lunch with a friend or watching a movie, becoming a mentor, taking care of an animal, or helping with home or business repairs - the list goes on and on! The key take away is that a little goes a long way. Small gestures, even something as simple as a call or text, can make all the difference.

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Shock Wave is a veteran mentor program created by Andrew Jones, USMC. Jones is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran and a public speaker focused on helping veterans not only survive, but thrive. He speaks the language of veterans and understands them on a level that not everyone can. Jones says he is “very passionate about assisting Veterans in learning to apply the principles of their military training to be successful in their transition to a new mission within their society.”

Jones has helped several veterans and is interested in helping you, too. To get in touch with him call (702) 306-4610, tweet @AndrewJones0351, or email arjones0351@gmail.com.

News contributed by Autumn Cardenez and Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado Counseling.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Still Time to RSVP for Rio Salado Free Dental Clinic June 24


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There are only 27 spots left for the Rio Salado Dental Hygiene Clinic on Saturday, June 24, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rio Salado Dental Hygiene students, instructors and support staff will volunteer their time and expertise to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to children and young adults ages 17 and younger--free of charge!

Services include exams, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride varnish, educational tips on staying healthy, and a wellness goodie bag to take home. Rio Salado Dental staff will also be available to talk about careers in the dental field and its programs.

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Please RSVP in advance for guaranteed service by calling 480-377-4100 or emailing dental.hygiene@riosalado.edu.

This clinic is made possible in part by the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Foundation


The Rio Salado Dental Clinic provides quality preventive dental hygiene services at discounted rates for the public all year long. Fees range from $25-75 depending on the age of the patient. For more information, call 480-377-4100 or visit riosalado.edu/dentalclinic.

Begin Your Educational Journey Today with Rio Salado College!

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No matter what kind of student you are, Rio Salado has classes and programs to meet your needs!

We’re ready to help you with advising, registration, tutoring, new student orientation classes, GED® test prep and English as a second language programs, financial aid, work study programs, scholarships and more.

With flexible Monday starts, affordable tuition and 600+ online classes—we can help you get started on your college career right away!

Visit www.riosalado.edu or call 480-517-8000 to begin your educational journey.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rio Salado PTK Chapter Hosts Water Bottle & Toiletries Drive June 12-24

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Take part in the Full Throttle Reusable Water Bottle & Toiletries Drive hosted by Rio Salado’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Omicron Chapter and the André House to help collect reusable plastic water bottles and toiletries for people in need, June 12 – 24.

Participants can drop off donations at the Rio Salado Tempe headquarters during regular business hours. Bins will be located near the front reception areas of the Tower and Hohokam buildings.

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The PTK team chose to take part in this effort as part of its annual community service project. The proceeds of this drive will go to the André House, which helps hundreds of homeless individuals every day.

“Water is a necessity, but plastic recyclable water bottles often just become garbage, get hot quickly and are hard to refill,” said Rio Salado PTK student president Evea Morrow, who is helping to spearhead this initiative and also serves as an Honors Program assistant for Rio Salado. “By providing reusable water bottles we reduce the need for recyclable water bottles.

Morrow said the hard-plastic bottles can also provide water-proof storage during rainy weather, and storage for leftover food or vitamins.

Other Donations the PTK Team Will Accept:

• Reusable water bottles (non-metal)
• Washcloths
• Feminine Hygiene Products
• Deodorant
• Sunscreen
• Lip Balm
• Razors and Shaving cream
• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Travel size unscented or mildly scented Lotion
• Body wash/bar of soap
• Travel-size toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Q-Tips
• Multi-vitamins, cough drops, ibuprofen, aspirin
• Band-Aids
• Combs and hairbrushes
• Sunglasses
• Gallon Size ZipLock Freezer or Storage Bags


Items that will not be accepted
• Hand sanitizer
• Mouthwash with alcohol in it
• Cases of recyclable water bottles (These can be donated directly to André House)

For additional details, please contact Evea Morrow at 480-517-8521 or Evea.Morrow@riosalado.edu

We appreciate your generosity and participation!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

RSVP for Enrollment Express Day June 15!

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All Aboard! Take part in Enrollment Express Day for new students, Thursday, June 15! It’s a quick and easy way to complete enrollment in ONE DAY-- at Maricopa Community Colleges all across the Valley-- including the Communiversity at QC!

To reserve your spot, go to: www.maricopa.edu/enrollment-express-day

  • Apply for Admission
  • Take the Placement Test
  • Seek Academic Advisement
  • Student Orientation
  • Explore Payment Options
  • Register for Classes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Communiversity at QC Closed in Honor of Memorial Day

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The Communiversity at QC will be closed on Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces.  

The National Moment of Remembrance Act was passed in 2,000 to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity.”   

The Act encourages all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. for a minute of silence on Memorial Day.

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There is a traditional way of displaying the U.S. flag on this special day. 

The flag is raised quickly to the top of the staff and then lowered slowly to the half-mast position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. At noon their memory is raised by the living.

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Visit this azcentral web page for a list of Memorial Day gatherings in town.


Image 1: United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon, Arlington County, Virginia.