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California Autumn Nights

The Riverside City College culinary academy presents California Autumn Nights on Oct. 22 at 1155 Spruce St.  

It will be an elegant evening with a six course meal, live jazz entertainment and prizes.  Tickets are $45 per person and benefit the student culinary competitions and other activities.  

For more information, call 951-328-3575. 

Free flu shots

Riverside City College students can get a free flu shot at Student Health. Walk in and get vaccinated to protect yourself and others against the flu. Call Student Health and Psychological Services at 951-222-8151. 

Donation drives charity

Temple Fitness and the Riverside City College Softball team will be at Temple Fitness on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. collecting clothing, furniture, toys and electronics to benefit Goodwill job training and employment programs. 

Assistance from the Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is offering help to anyone in need of assistance with university applications. Interested students must register to attend the workshops.

The workshops for the California State University applications will end Nov. 24.

The workshops for the University of California applications run Nov. 1 through Nov. 29.

For more information, call the Transfer/Career Center at 951-222-8446.

Halloween is coming to RCC

RCC is hosting a fun and safe Halloween environment for children 10 and under.

There will be trick-or-treating, costume contests, game tables, and many more fun activities. During the last few years, over 3,000 children have attended this fun event.

This free event will be taking place in the Quad on Oct. 29.

Scholarships help ease students’ burden

The online application process for Riverside Community College District scholarships has begun. Interested students need to go to the financial aid page on the student services link of and click on scholarship information.

There are also informational pamphlets at the student financial services offices at Riverside, Norco and Moreno Valley colleges.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

UC Berkley visits RCC

University of California Berkeley will be on the RCC campus on Oct. 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the Digital Library Auditorium to answer questions and give out information about transferring to the university.

Interested students have to register to attend in the Transfer Center or call 951-222- 8557.

A helping hand

For students having trouble with their homework, there are people who can help.

Tutorial Services offers help to anyone in need of it. The tutors are well-qualified and have received a B or higher in the subject they are tutoring.

For questions or to sign up to receive a tutoring session call 951-222-8170.

Under the spell of the ‘Bee’

The Landis Performing Arts Center will host the Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee” for its off Broadway series.  

Performances will be on Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 and 31 at 2 p.m.

Get tickets at the Landis Performing Arts Center.  Call 951-222-8100 for tickets or visit

Viewpoints receives awards

The Riverside City College newspaper Viewpoints received both print and online General Excellence awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges in its annual Southern California conference on Oct. 16 at California State Fullerton.  

Student journalists from community colleges throughout Southern California competed by entering stories, photos and designs published in their student newspapers during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters.  

This is the first time in the newspaper’s history its received the General Excellence awards for both Viewpoints and Viewpoints Online. 

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