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!
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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! 

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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.