Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Learn How to Be a Teacher at Free Orientation Session Hosted by Rio Salado College

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Rio Salado's Post Baccalaureate Educator Preparation Program is a great opportunity for individuals with a bachelor’s degree to work toward Teaching Certification.

Attend a free orientation with Rio Salado's Teacher Ed team to learn more about the educational pathways, scholarships, teacher-in-residence programs and other opportunities available to you.

Free and open to the public

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In-Person Orientation Dates
January 8, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 24, 2018

Rio Salado Conference Center
2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

Time: 6-8 p.m.

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Virtual Orientation Dates
January 16, 2018
February 20, 2018
April 2, 2018

Time: 6-8 p.m.

We will share a link to join the virtual session once your registration is complete.

Visit www.riosalado.edu/programs/education/post-baccalaureate or call 480-517-8140 for more details.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Special Hours & Closures

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The Communiversity at Queen Creek will be closed Thu. – Sun., Nov. 23-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Rio Salado Testing Center will be open for regular hours Mon. - Tue., Nov. 20-21 and closing at 5 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 22. It will also be open Sat., Nov. 25.

We will resume regular business hours on Mon., Nov. 27.

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Find Enrichment in Early Childhood Education

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Looking for an enriching career? This video provides insights into the many rewards and benefits of a career in Early Childhood Education from local industry professionals who have a deep passion for what they do. 

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Learn about the many opportunities in this field and how you can create a lasting impact on the lives of children, your community and your life.

Rio Salado’s Early Childhood Education Program provides multiple opportunities for entry-level career seekers and professionals pursuing continuing education. Learn more by visiting riosalado.edu/earlychildhood, emailing earlychildhood@riosalado.edu and calling 480-517-8771.

Here are some of the options available to you through Rio Salado’s Early Childhood Education Program:

  • Academic Certificate in Child and Family Professional Development
  • Certificate of Completion in Family Child Care Management
  • Certificate of Completion in Infant Toddler Development 
  • Associate in Applied Science in Early Learning & Development
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management 

This video was made possible by funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Act.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tune into KBACH 89.5 Your Classical Connection

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Need a break from the daily grind? Kick back and unwind with KBACH​ 89.5-- the Valley's source for classical music. 

Tune in 24/7 at 89.5 FM and worldwide at kbaq.org.

KBACH is a community service of Rio Salado College

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Café@Rio Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Order by Nov. 17

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Order scrumptious pies for your Thanksgiving feast from the Café at Rio!

Apple Pie - $11.99
Classic Pumpkin - $9.49
Pies are 10” 

Fresh, delicious ingredients and made with love!

Pre-order your pies during your next visit to the Café @ Rio or by calling 480-517-8728.

Pre-orders are due by Friday, Nov. 17.

Payment is due at time of pre-order. Price includes tax.

Pies can be picked up by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Let's Vote Queen Creek. Democracy Needs You!

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Happy Election Day Queen Creek! We encourage you to exercise your right to vote. Democracy depends on you!

Not sure where to vote or to drop off your ballot today? Curious if your ballot has been received or what early election returns are like? Check out these Maricopa County Elections and Secretary of State voter guides:


Monday, November 6, 2017

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

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The Rio Salado Library is proud to celebrate the rich culture, diversity, and contributions of the Native American community.

Native American Heritage Month is observed each November. This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life.

Heritage Month is also an opportunity for native people to educate the general public about their tribes, the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present-- and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Check out Rio Salado Library’s Native American Heritage Month Guide for library and web resources that explore the culture, achievements, and history of Native Americans.

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Veterans Day Closure, Nov. 10-11

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The Communiversity at Queen Creek will be closed Fri., Nov. 10 and Sat., Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

We look forward to celebrating this national holiday with Queen Creek veterans and their families.

Thank you for your service!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Try Us Out! Explore Online Learning with Rio Salado College Demo!

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Get a sneak peek at what it's like to learn online with Rio Salado College. Check out our interactive online class demo to explore the options and convenience of our online learning platform and see why more than a quarter million online students have taken classes at Rio Salado.

Start your demo now!

Rio Salado is a proud member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), providing distance-education options to students in all 50 states.

For more information about SARA and the programs and classes available in your state, please visit this web page.