Month: December 2004

Rotella maneuvers into chancellorship

In 2007 RCC’s district will separate into three independent colleges, each with its own president and all falling under the supervision of a single chancellor. According to Mike Gasca, member of the student senate, without even a cursory search of the surrounding community, much less the state or nation, the Board of Trustees is considering Rotella as the best person for this six-figure position.

Grab those classes online

The time has come when students once again must deal with the horror and agony that is Tiger Talk. No matter how sophisticated, problems arise every semester when students register for classes. This coming semester, however, RCC is making an effort to make registering for classes somewhat easier by making online registration an option. The online registration version of Tiger Talk is always available, absent of busy signals, and your schedule can be printed out as many times as you want, anytime you want, which saves the hassle of waiting in at line at the admissions office.

RCC basketball coach optimistic

As the season begins for the womens’ basketball team, head coach Alicia Berber has a lot of positive things to say about the program, the sport and most importantly, the women. Berber, in her fourth coaching season here at RCC, knows what it is like to be a student athlete. “We are all great individual players that work really hard, but communication is key and we need to work on that a little more. We are extremely excited,” Pickron said. “We have strong sophomores and a great recruiting class. Our team is a team, it isn’t the freshman and the sophomores. We are a whole.”

Water polo finishes at state

The Tigers had a strong season, with only a few speed bumps along the way. Their first loss didn’t come until the Long Beach tournament, when the Tigers were down by two goals and lost the championship game to Long Beach City, which was then the second top team in the state. “We were really strong this year,” Almquist said. “I’m excited for next year.”

Saying goodbye for now…

Calling it his “golden handshake,” Bob Schermerhorn has no regrets about his opportunity to venture into the next part of his life, whatever that may be. As he explains it, his years here were never supposed to last this long. Already in the Hall of Fame for his coaching days at Arizona, he revels in the prospect of being an assistant to a younger coach and being able to dispense his wisdom to someone new.

RCC spreads holiday cheer

Riverside Community College’s student government is doing its part to fill some of those children’s hands by holding a festive charity event on the Riverside campus for the upcoming holidays. Students can participate at the Bradshaw Student Center where student government has set up a Christmas tree decorated in ornaments, each with a written description of a little boy or girl between the ages of infancy to young teenager. Each student may choose one of these ornaments from the tree which will give them an idea of what would be a suitable gift for a child of that gender and age. Typical items to donate include clothing, children’s books, packaged toys, stuffed animals, age-appropriate learning materials or anything else that would bring joy to these underprivileged children for the holiday season.

Not the average math professor

The math instructor who owns two poodles and who lives in the “wood streets” of downtown Riverside said that his students enjoy taking his classes because he takes the time to respect them. “He was a really good teacher,” De la Cruz said. “I got to see him play in his band. He is just real down to earth; he puts himself at the student’s level. He is my favorite teacher.”

Holidays bring joy to television

It’s time to put up the holiday decorations around the house, be with family and friends, listen to the songs you only hear once a year and watch the holiday television programs. No matter what, holiday specials will continue to be aired bringing new and old programs to audiences that will warm the hearts of their viewers and deliver the message of peace, love and joy as well as the meaning of Christmas year after year to those who enjoy watching them.