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Native American Spring Celebration Day

David Anderson, Staff Writer

May 16, 2011


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The sounds of traditional Native American Pomo dancing and singing rang through SRJC's Santa Rosa campus as students, faculty and locals alike enjoyed all that the Native American spring celebration day had to offer May 1. The event, organized by SRJC faculty member Brenda Flyswithhawks, gave attende...

Police promote, fill needed vacancies

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

May 16, 2011


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A newly promoted sergeant, a new police officer and a full-time dispatcher took their oaths with the SRJC District Police in a small ceremony at Pedroncelli Center on May 12. Robert Brownlee, who joined the SRJC district police in 2006 as a Community Service Officer and became a police officer in 2...

SRJC student activist awarded by ACLU

Andrew McQuiddy, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2011


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"Let's do the work that nourishes us," SRJC freshman Marjorie "Maggie" Coshnear said in her Mario Savio Student Activist Award acceptance speech May 6, at the American Civil Liberties Union of Sonoma County 2011 Awards Celebration and Annual Dinner. ACLU of Sonoma County Chair Marty McReynolds, a...

Union vote

Benjamin Gruey, Layout Editor

May 16, 2011


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After more than a year of legal wrangling and often vitriolic exchanges, SRJC full- and part-time faculty will vote this week new union representation The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) called for the election after United Faculty Santa Rosa Junior College (UFSRJC) collected signatures in support...

New ASB officers ready to work

David Anderson, Staff Writer

May 16, 2011


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The votes are tallied for SRJC's Associated Students elections and the student center fee referendum, and the winning candidates are excited to tackle the coming challenges that face the school. The members of SRJC Students United won all of the positions that they were running for, and Jordan DeVit...

Shone Farm celebrates release of new wines

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer

May 16, 2011


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SRJC's Shone Farm Winery will be hosting an evening filled with free food, wine tasting and music Saturday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the release of four new wines and to jumpstart the farm's wine marketing program. "It's a very children friendly event," said James Stephenson, student r...

Deep cuts to slash summer schedule

Allyce Ferrua, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2011


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Santa Rosa Junior College put summer class registration on hold to give administrators time to create a new schedule with fewer classes. This comes after more bleak news from Sacramento; Gov. Jerry Brown will not seek a special June election to extend current tax rates that could cause SRJC to lose up...

Career day shifts from exploration to information.

Michael Shufro, Staff Writer

April 25, 2011


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Students seeking a future career or career pathway in today's challenging job market can find answers and opportunities at Career Information Day (CID) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27 in the Bertolini Dining Commons. Presented by SRJC's Career Development Services, the event will be free and open...

Swedish exchange students share culture with SRJC

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

April 24, 2011


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Sweden's historical and modern-day significance was the topic of the night in a presentation prepared by this year's batch of Swedish exchange students. The message conveyed to their SRJC audience: Sweden matters more than you think. The presentation by the 21 students was held on April 4 in Newman A...

SRJC signs Talloires Declaration

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

April 24, 2011


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SRJC president Dr. Robert Agrella signed the Talloires Declaration at this year's SRJC celebration of Earth Day, committing the college to operate in an environmentally sustainable fashion. April 20 was SRJC's second Earth Day celebration, two days earlier than the worldwide observance of Earth Day. Outside...

ASB candidates face off

David Anderson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2011


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The 11 candidates running for seats on the SRJC's Associated Student Senate square off in elections running April 25-29. The voting will be online only, and students must log-in to their MyCubby and click on the "Student Elections" link to vote. Some candidates are not shown on the ballot and are wr...

Plant sale is a bargain for those in the know

Isabel Johnson, Features Editor

April 24, 2011


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Row upon row of plants made a colorful and fragrant array of temptation for students and staff at the environmental horticulture program's plant sale April 20. Although the event is never publicized outside SRJC, it was busy with customers eager to buy the plants grown from seed to flower by SRJC stu...

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