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Get in-person cooking and gardening lessons from the Cafe at Rio chefs and Sustainable Food Systems team by taking part in Rio Salado's fall 2016 Community Cooking & Gardening Workshops. The next set of lessons will focus on Soil Building and Sushi for beginners! Enroll now by calling 480-517-8532. Visit ow.ly/WRd0304Fk5t for more details.

No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion fun in the kitchen!

Soil Building for Beginners - Sat., Oct. 1
9-11 a.m. $15 each
Tired of your clay soil? Do your plants die every summer? Not sure when or how much to fertilize? This workshop will teach you how soil forms naturally and how you can facilitate the process. You'll learn about the benefits of microbes and how to employ no-till techniques to turn your hard clay into rich, loamy earth-- and how nature works in the process.

Sushi for Beginners - Thu., Oct. 6
6-8 p.m. $39 each or 2 for $65
This class is designed to teach you about essential sushi ingredients; how to properly steam and season sushi rice; how to roll a basic sushi roll, inside out roll and hand roll; how to make classic sushi rolls such as spicy tuna, California roll and vegetarian rolls-- and how to eat them!

#Arizona #foodie #sustainable #cooking #gardening
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In May 2016, Rio Salado College launched the PLan for Undergraduate Success (PLUS), a U.S. Department of Education First in the World grant-funded project designed to help students succeed! This video contributed by Rio Salado's PLUS team provides an overview of project goals, challenges, achievements and lessons learned.

Learn more about this initiative in RioNews: ow.ly/AVKJ304B6xt

#RioSaladoCollege #mcccd #onlinecollege #highered #newtocollege #studentsuccess #usedgov
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Looking for a job? Join our team! Rio Salado College has several, part-time and U.S. Department of Education Federal Work Study (FWS) opportunities that can help you pay for school while you gain valuable workforce experience. We encourage you to review the current job openings listed on this page: ow.ly/2Kwr304vKd4

FWS opportunities are need based and do not have to be paid back! Learn more by visiting ow.ly/GJBP304vJPf

For additional information, please contact our Financial Aid Answer Center at (855) 622 - 2332.

#RioGrad #RioSaladoCollege #mcccd #studentemployment #job #employment #Arizona #MaricopaCounty #FederalWorkStudy
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Are you a veteran in need of a #job ? Want to learn how you can maximize your GI benefits? Need to solve minor, legal traffic violations? Stand for Veterans is a free resource fair for veterans and their families-- to receive help with these and other services-- all at one time and place-- from nearly two dozen community partners including the City of Tempe, Tempe Municipal Court, Arizona Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Services and Goodwill of Central Arizona, which will host employment workshops and facilitate interviews with employers.

Learn more at www.evvec.org/stand4vets. Take the event survey and tell us what you need!

#Arizona #veterans #employment #jobs #education #freelegalservices #EVVECStand4Vets #Stand4Vets #VeteranServices , #veteransbenefits , #gibenefits #veteranshealth , #Tempe #Arizona #mcccd , #RioSaladoCollege
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Check out this NPR story about the legacy of #Tupac and then join in tomorrow's #MCCCD Honors Forum discussion at Phoenix College with author Kevin Powell.  Learn more at ow.ly/tMej304perf Free and open to the public.

"When we think about Tupac Shakur ... not just in hip-hop but popular culture, in America and globally, you have to think about Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Bob Marley," Powell says. "It's that significant. He is one of the most important figures that we've seen in the last 25 years or so."
Two decades after Tupac's death, writer Kevin Powell, who covered the rapper for Vibe magazine, unpacks the impact of his music and the complexities he embodied.
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A big shout out to everyone who took part in our Constitution Week celebration. We appreciate your engagement! We would appreciate you taking this quick survey to let us know whether you were part of this year's festivities: ow.ly/Bbcc304m97c

#Constitution #ConstitutionWeek #History #RioWaves #RioConstitutionWeek #ProudToBeAnAmerican

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Join us for the Maricopa Community Colleges​ 2016 Global Leadership Retreat at Lake Pleasant, November 4-6!

Space is limited! Applications are due Friday, October 14. Register now: ow.ly/5BZI304FbpY

The Global Leadership Retreat, which will be held at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant, will bring together domestic and international students from the ten Maricopa Community Colleges for a three-day, event focused on global leadership training.

● Learn about other cultures
● Discover intercultural communication strategies
● Practice conflict resolution
● Recognize different leadership styles across cultures
● Explore global sustainability
● Develop global leadership skills
● Build trust for better world citizens
● Make new friends

Contact Rio Salado's International Education Counselor Heather Windster at 480-517-8164 or via email at heather.windster@riosalado.edu if you need help with your application or have additional questions.

#RioSaladoCollege #mcccd #studentlife #studentsuccesstips
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September 25-October 1 is Banned Books Week-- an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to support this celebration. Explore the Rio Salado Library's: Banned Books Week 2016 resources for more information, including common reasons books are banned and links to banned books that you can check out from Rio and other MCCCD Libraries: ow.ly/M4sl304D0jb

Please note, you will need to be logged into RioLearn to access.

Image by East Branch of the Dayton Metro Library under a CC-BY-NC-SA license. https://flic.kr/p/z8GaE

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Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session -- in-person or online-- to learn how to become a teacher!
In-person orientation sessions will take place tonight at the
Communiversity at Queen Creek and Oct. 24 and Nov. 9 at Rio Salado Tempe headquarters. The next webinar orientation will take place November 21.

Attendees will learn about:
● Rio Salado College's Teacher Preparation program requirements
● Program expectations and support
● Registration process and requirements
● Answers to any related questions you may have

Rio Salado's Post Baccalaureate programs are designed for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

Visit this program web page ow.ly/Upz3304AyEs or call 480-517-8140 for the latest details about orientation sessions.

#Arizona #teacher #teachers #teaching #education #teachersmatter #jobs #employment #teachershortage #RioSaladoCollege #mcccd
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There's still time to join us for tomorrow's Date Night Cooking Workshop! Register now at: ow.ly/Cwij304tDvI.  Singles are welcome!

Fri., Sept. 23
6-9 p.m. 
$35 each or $60 per couple
Prepare and enjoy a romantic meal for two with the guidance of a professional chef. You will begin with a kale Caesar salad, followed by a chicken saltimbocca paired with a porcini mushroom risotto and lemon garlic brussel sprouts.

#Tempe #Arizona #foodie #datenight
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This Washington Post feature contributed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addresses the diversity of today's students and the challenges they're facing in traditional college settings-- and how colleges like Rio Salado are developing programs and services that are flexible, convenient and tailored to meet their needs.
We are eager to help you get started with your educational journey. www.startatrio.com

#RioSaladoCollege #newtocollege   #onlinecollege #gatesfoundation #highered
Colleges are still designed to mainly serve traditional students, but these schools prove success can be within reach for all.
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Explore the latest in fiction, nonfiction and DVD releases from the Rio Salado Library-- including The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference by Paul Morley.  ow.ly/bMQF304mGuB

Enjoy free check out and convenient pick-up and drop-off options.
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christina olea
in the last week
Don't miss a single assinment or you automaticly fail the class, make sure that the class doesn't need math or another pre-req because, it won't be listed as a pre-req, and most importantly don't expect to recieve your financial aid till two weeks after your last class starts. I won't get mine till six weeks before the semester is over. This is my first semester and it will also be my last. If you choose this school be carful and make sure you can write as each class requires weekly essays.
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Ariel Harmon
a week ago
I guess it is nice that really busy people can still get a degree entirely online, but it is a rough go of things. It seems a bit chaotic with the starting every Monday thing. There is little support from instructors and none from other students. I was shooting for 2 degrees from another Maricopa Community College. I am nearly done and had a 3.9 GPA. Then I had to take a few classes at Rio. I got my first F ever. I was unable to drop a class on the last day to drop. It is tough to take certain classes online especially without much communication or a group to work with.
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payton dela Cruz
2 months ago
I have dealt with incompetent educational administrations before, but never like this. My intent was to enroll in a summer course to transfer the credits to my primary university, but the ID verification took 2 weeks- far longer than the 3-5 day period that I was promised. I contacted Rio Salado repeatedly to ask about the status of my verification, but none of the apathetic-toned employees were able to help. My start date was pushed back so much that I would not be able to complete my course by the time I begin fall classes at my university. I realize that everything moves slowly in bureaucracies, but this was just egregious. Additionally, I was promised in-state tuition, but was instead charged for their out-of-state tuition which costed 4 times more. I decided that I would visit their office the next day to talk to try and resolve the problem. But later that evening, I found that I had been forcefully dropped from the class. Due to the ineptitude of this administration, I will likely not be able to take the class. Truly, what a mess. Community colleges are an asset to American society, but it's quite upsetting to know that there is so much dysfunction in this particular one.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Payton, we are sorry to hear this. We are forwarding your comments to our student affairs and executive team to investigate.
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Robert Cave
3 months ago
After trying for 5 days to talk to a person, leaving multiple messages, and spending a considerable amount of time listening to the dreadful hold music I finally was able to talk to a person. This person was short and determinedly unhelpful. I was hoping to talk to a human being of intelligence, which was why I called in the first place. Sadly all I got was a robotic reading of the information posted online, as if I was too stupid to read it or even find it. The end result is I am now behind where I could be in my degree and I will take my business elsewhere. There is no shortage of community colleges and many of them can actually answer the phone and employ intelligent human beings.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Dear Robert, we are truly sorry to hear this news, which we will relay to our student affairs teams to investigate. when time permits, would you please confirm your student name and best way/time to contact you by emailing annette.flores@riosalado.edu.
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Ace Qablan
a month ago
OK school overall, as long you do not take any courses given by Anna Rodriguez. The most biased teacher in the whole wide world. She's impossible to deal with. As per her bio, she was in the prison industry for the past decade or so. She literally failed me with an F after she made a mistake in grading. Upon providing concrete evidence for my assignments, she was able to give me a C final grade, instead of the B final grade that I deserve. Good luck if Victoria Hauri is your advisor, she's very good at responding 2-4 weeks late for any questions regarding counselling.
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Dani Valdez
2 months ago
Horrible experience with this school. I enrolled about a year ago and was admitted and went through most of the enrollment process up until choosing my classes. I then postponed beginning my school semester because of personal reasons. Now that I am ready I went back to re-enroll and get serious. Well now admissions and records dept decided to deny accepting my transcripts, the same transcripts that they had approved last year!! They argue that there isn't a graduation date on my transcripts and blah blah so I had my high school send all the information they need an official graduation letter a copy of my diploma my transcripts etc. Well rio keeps saying "we are reviewing them". I went to re-enroll in April and its July. I went to my high school to have my director call and speak to Rio and they would not accept speaking to her and then the lady said "Your school isn't doing their job" excuse me???? My school is here willing to talk and send what you're asking for and you won't do it so who isn't doing their job!??? I told them I would be changing my financial aid and transferring to a different school and of course they didn't care because they don't care about it and don't want to deal with it. It's really a shame that I wasted my time here.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Dani, we're sorry to hear this. We will be sure to share your comments with our student affairs team to investigate.
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Kori Carr
2 months ago
Wow I have never dealt with a more incompetent group of administrators before. All I wanted was to enroll in one course which has taken me well over two months to do. They also tried charging me for out of state tuition when I am in state. There phone service is awful. I do not recommend going here unless you absolutely have to. They are by far easier and better options out there for online colleges.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Kori, We are sorry to hear this. We would appreciate you confirming your student name and best form of contact with annette.flores@riosalado.edu so we can gather more details, investigate and troubleshoot. We appreciate your input!
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Melody Schneider
2 months ago
I took two semesters of German with Rio Salado. It was very difficult at the beginning of BOTH semesters to get signed up for the right class, since I was a minor and needed to get my parents signature. Now I've been trying for 2 months to try to send my transcripts to another state college. I filled out the paper work and payed to get it sent, then it didn't ever get sent. Now my account isn't working when I try to login so I can't resend it. No one knows what they're doing and no one knows how to help me or how to find the person I need to find to help me. I highly recommend using any other college but this one. It will save you lots of grief.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Melody, we're sorry to hear about this. We are sharing your comments with our student affairs team. We appreciate your input.