News Briefs: 11/14/13

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Correction: vision plan

In the Oct. 31 briefs the vision plan is said to have no changes to contract, but it has come to light by the Benefit Committee that changes were made to the contract and kept undisclosed to the benefit committee. The committee head is angered by the secrecy and the change and is working to restore the vision plan to its original integrity.

Correction: Title

In the Oct. 31 issue of Viewpoints there was a quote from Dariush Haghighat that referred to him as the Faculty Senate president. Haghighat is the Faculty Association president, but not the Faculty Senate president.

RCC Culinary cooks for Thanksgiving

Riverside City College Culinary Academy will serve its 10th Annual thanksgiving lunch to impoverished and homeless on Nov. 26 from 11 a. m. to 1 p.m. The academy hopes to raise enough money to feed 500 People and welcomes contributions. The lunch will be in the RCC Culinary Academy and contributions can be sent to the same address at 1155 Spruce Street, Rinrside CA 92507 by Nov 20. For more information call (951) 328-3805.

Father and instructor lectures on loss

Keynote speaker Greg Burchett, instructor of life sciences at Riverside City College, will lecture on the loss of his son and his struggle to understand mental illness. The lecture will be an empowering and meaningful lecture that will teach all in attendance how to recognize the signs of mental illness and pain. It hopes to encourage students to feel OK about opening up to people if it means saving lives. Flex credit will be offered to all who attend, and light refreshments will be served from 4 – 4:30 p.m. The lecture will begin immediately after at 4:30-6 p.m. and Burchett will be available afterward to sign his book.

RCC diversity week promotes equality

The Associated Students of Riverside City College encouraged acceptance equality and diversity in a series of celebrations of diversity.
It held a celebration of Native American culture on campus Nov. 5. ASRCC had an LGBTQIA celebration Nov. 6 in the afternoon. It also hosted a vigil for transgender awareness Nov. 6. To continue the celebration, it hosted a Tiger Pride Veteran’s Day to salute soldiers. ASRCC encourages students on campus to accept all students around them regardless of variations in character.

Resource fair helps with personal life

The Associated Students of Riverside City College held a Resource Fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Terracina Drive. Senate Outreach and on campus, community and grass roots organizations will be providing resources to students with their college and personal life.

Festival of Trees summons Christmas

Riverside holiday tradition, the Festival of Trees, will transform the  Riverside Municipal Auditorium with over 50 elaborately decorated trees, each with its own unique theme. The festival is on Nov. 26 from 6 – 11 p.m. The festival has grown to attract over 30,000 people.

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