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									Week of April 13, 2009               “Inside CRC” is a weekly e-letter, produced by the Public Information Office, highlighting our people, our place, and our promise to serve.

April 13 Campus Life Ministries, “Relevance,” 8:00am-2:30pm, Quad &                         Former RTVF student KJ Johnston took the skills he learned at CRC and
Rio Bistro Café Patio                                                                                                          opened up his own production business.
                                                                                                                               KJ wrote: “Since attending CRC, I
April 13-17 Sacramento– Elk Grove Market, Quad
                                                                                                                               have decided to venture out and start my
April 14 Baseball: CRC vs. Modesto at CRC, 2:30pm                                                                              own production company. My background
April 14 Softball: CRC vs. Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa, 2:00 & 4:00 pm                                                            in sales and marketing coupled with
April 14-17 Tennis: 1st & 2nd Round of Team Playoffs                                                                           the technical skills acquired in the RTVF
April 15 Poetry Reading, 12:00—1:00pm, Bookstore                                                                               department has allowed me to secure
April 15 Chamber Singers, “Spring Sing Thing, Columbia Community                                                               contracts with a number of corporate and
College                                                                                                                        municipal clients, including California
April 15 GLSEN Day of Silence, 8:30 am & 2:00pm, CVPA Quad                                                                     Department of Corrections, Sacramento
                                                                                                                               Visitors & Convention Bureau and The
April 15 Career Day
                                                                                                                               Sacramento Yacht Charter
April 16 Multi-cultural Arts Festival, 11:00am, CVPA Quad                                                                      Corporation. In addition to my corporate
April 16 Baseball: CRC vs. Modesto at Modesto, 2:30pm                                       clientele, I have just completed a documentary commemorating the 100
April 17 ASG “The Fun Factory,” 10:30am, Quad                                               year celebration of the NAACP. The project has been well received and as
April 18 Softball: CRC vs. Sierra at CRC, 12:00 & 2:00pm                                    a result, I have been commissioned to do a similar piece with a focus on the
April 18 Baseball: CRC vs. Delta at CRC, 1:00pm                                             chapters offices across the state. I am also in pre-production for a
April 18 15th Annual Commemoration of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in                            documentary slated to start shooting in June entitled "The Passion of
                                                                                            Sacramento," which highlights African-Americans in the Sacramento area
Rwanda, 4:00-8:00pm, Stockton
                                                                                            doing some extraordinary things. Overall I am very pleased to say that God
April 18 Jazz Band at CSUEB Jazz Festival                                                   has blessed me to have put me in a position to do a job that even if I had all
April 19 Last Day to Drop Full-Semester Classes                                             the monetary and material things in the world, I'd still do what I'm doing.
                                                                                            How lucky am I?”

Congratulations to Automotive Professor Dave Organ who received the SEO
                  Senior Masters Service Engineer Award. Currently Ford
                  has 56 STIs in the U.S. Dave was one of 10 Service                         The CRC Honors Committee is hosting its first Annual Reception on
                  Technical Instructors who received the award. The awards                   Tuesday, April 28th, 5-7 PM, in the Orchard Room. The reception will
                  include a handsome, custom-made plaque stating: "Senior                    provide prospective Honors students and faculty with the opportunity to
                  Master Service Engineer; Ford Motor Company Proudly                        meet current Honors students and faculty, receive information about the
                  Recognizes…"                                                               Honors Program, and discuss upcoming program offerings and events. If
                                                                                             you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Martin Morales
                                                                                             at x7114 or moralem@crc.losrios.edu.
                                              On April 2nd, some of CRC‟s
                                              innovative programs were
                                              highlighted at the annual                      Baseball: April 6th the team traveled to Hartnell and Won 9-7
                                              statewide CSSO and CIO                         April 8th the team traveled to Ohlone for a DH-Game 1: Lost 2-3
                                              Conference in                                  Game 2: Won 3-2
                                              Sacramento. Faculty                            Conference Record: 8-5 (3rd Place)
                                              members Michael Carney,                        Overall Record: 17-11 (10th in State)
                                              Sharon Padilla-Alvarado, BJ
                                              Snowden, and Kimberly                          Softball: April 6th the team Hosted Sequoias and Butte College
                                              Williams-Brito, along with staff               Game 1 vs. Sequoias: W 5-4
                                              members Ken Cooper and                         Game 2 vs. Butte: W 6-3
Angelo Williams, and students Danny Tadtaotao and Adrian Harrell                             April 8th the team Hosted American River College, Game 1: W 13-3,
discussed various interventions currently being used and yielding promising                  Game 2: Won due to a Forfeit b/c of Injuries
results. Vice Presidents and Deans from Instruction and Student Services                     April 11th the team traveled to Modesto: Game 1: 10-1, Game 2: 8-0
throughout the state were in attendance and expressed interest in the                        Conference Record: 11-4 (2nd)
programs. Interim President Celia Esposito-Noy facilitated the panel                         Overall Record: 33-8 (4th in the North, 7th in State)
presentation. DVDs of the panel presentation and of the conference keynote
speaker, Dr. Pedro Noguera are available through the Public Information

 Picture(s) of the Week… The Sacramento Builders                                            April 13 Desire2Learn, Training #1, 11:00am-1:00pm,, Library Gallery
 Exchange held their annual Design & Build Competition recently in                          April 13 Advanced Excel, 1:00-2:00pm, Library Gallery
 parking lot C. Area high school teams complete the challenge of                            April 14 Meditation: Not Just Chanting, 12:00-1:00pm, Orchard Room
 designing and preparing construction documents for a 96-square-foot                        April 14 Caregiver’s Support Group, 12:00-1:00pm, OPS Conf Room
 structure. Structures are judged on the students ability to perform all the                April 14 FACTS: Tenure Track Obligations– Shared Governance and
 functions of the project including planning and design, scheduling, overall                Writing your Self-Study, 1:30-3:00pm, SOCCR
 project management and conduct, as well as craftsmanship and team                          April 16 SLOs and SOCRATES, 3:00-4:30pm, Library Gallery
 work, and safety. Many of the teams spend all of the school year planning
 and „training‟ for the event. And even though it is a competition, there is a
 definite spirit of sharing and helping each other produce the best possible
                                                                                            An 8th grader from Elk Grove placed 7th in the state finals of the
                                                                                                                          Geographic Bee, which was held here at CRC
                                                                                                                          April 3. Joshua Lourence of Joseph Kerr Middle
                                                                                                                          School, along with four other local students
                                                                                                                          competed in the Bee for a chance to go back to
                                                                                                                          Washington D.C. to compete in the national
                                                                                                                          competition. The Bee has been held here at the
                                                                                                                          campus since its inception in 1989. Local
                                                                                                                          competitions were held all over the state back in
                                                                                                                          November, with the top 100 competing for the
                                                                                            state title. The recital hall was standing room only. The final question of the
                                                                                            championship round? “The largest city in Siberia, with approximately 1.4
                                                                                            on people, is located on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Name this city.” The
                                                                                            answer was Novosibirsk. Snagging the first prize was
                                                                                            Samuel Bressler, 12, of Fullerton, who goes to
                                                                                            Washington D.C. to represent California next month.
                                                                                            Thanks to professors Debra Sharkey and Cindy
                                                                                            Erickson, who along with former CRC professor Steven
                                                                                            Cunha, bring this event to CRC every year.

                                                                                             Join us for Foundation Gala 2009! The event will be May 2, 5-8:30pm
                                                                                                                and will feature four great jazz bands, including our
                                                                                                                very own Wendell Fishman, food catered by our
                                                                                                                culinary students, wine from local vineyards, beer from
                                                                                                                BJ’s Brew House and will provide a great
                                                                                                                opportunity to mingle with your colleagues and the
                                                                                             community. Thanks to Methodist Hospital, who is our Presenting
                                                                                             Sponsor (for the 3rd year). Tickets are now available online at http://
                                                                                             www.crc.losrios.edu, click on the Gala 2009 button. Funds raised will go
                                                                                             to support scholarships and student academic support. Call the
                                                                                             Foundation office at 691-7320 for more information.

  Please send contributions for this newsletter to Kristie West in the Public Information Office. Questions or comments? Email me at westk@crc.losrios.edu or call 691-7199.

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