NEWS BRIEFS: 2/18/14

  • WebAdvisor glitch pushes pay deadline 

Because of technical issues with the WebAdvisor site Feb. 9, Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, and Norco College postponed the pay deadline for classes to 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

Students experiencing issues with links and access then have an extra day to pay for classes to avoid being dropped. Complaints about access to WebAdvisor continued through Feb. 10.

RCC canceled the second deadline for non payment.

  • Anderson runs for board of trustees 

Attorney and college instructor Juliann Anderson announced her candidacy for Riverside Community College District board of trustees Dec. 16. Anderson’s campaign announced she has received endorsements from the Riverside City College Faculty Association, Mark Takano and State Assembly member Jose Medina.

Anderson has worked as a deputy city attorney for Los Angeles, and as an instructor at UC Riverside. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Free parking comes to graceful end

The parking grace period for spring semester in Riverside Community College District will be from Feb. 18 -28. People parked in white spaces without permits will be cited beginning March 3.

Staff with an expired staff parking permit visible will be permitted to park in staff designated parking spots painted in yellow until March 3.

All students and staff are required to display a parking permit to park on campus for the spring semester.

  • New deadlines loom for spring semester 

With the start of a new year and new semester come new dates and deadlines that are important for students to be aware of. The following is a list of upcoming dates students will need to know.

Winter semester ends Feb. 13.

Grades for winter semester are due 5 calendar days after the last class meeting.

Feb. 14-17 is a holiday weekend, and March 31 is a holiday.

Admission application deadline passed Feb. 3.

Students may add classes until the night before the class meets, and waitlisting deadlines are two days before the class meets.

Add codes are required to add a student on the first day of class. March 7 is the last day to add a class in person.

The last day to drop classes with a Withdrawal on WebAdvisor is March 9. The last day to drop with a Withdrawal in person is May 16.

April 1 is the last day to submit a degree application.

April 14-20 is spring break.

  • Riverside Celebrates Tuskegee Airmen

A celebration of the role The Tuskegee Airmen played is scheduled for free in honor of the civil rights effort in military history. UC Riverside hosts “The Tuskegee Airmen: Mutiny at Freeman Field” on Feb. 22 from 2-5 p.m.

The key note speaker and a panel of original Tuskegee Airmen will convey their experiences during the protest and its impact on civil rights.

  • Dickens Festival turns back time

The 21st annual Dickens Festival brings Main Street to life Feb. 21-23. Pickwick’s Pub Night kicks off festivities at 6 p.m. in the Life Arts Center. Between University Avenue and 10th Street Vendors, performers and a Queen Victoria will host story telling, games, songs and fashion shows Feb. 22.

Additionally, a Jack the Ripper trial is scheduled at the courthouse.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.dickensfest.com or call (951)781-3168.

  • Military music to fill Landis PAC

Landis Performing Arts Center hosts a free concert from  Travis Air Force Base of Northern California Feb. 20 from 7-9 p.m. The concert features a broad range of music styles including patriotic favorites.

For more information visit http://www.landispac.com or call 951-222-8100.

  • Congressman opens MUN conference

Congressman Mark Takano gave the opening comments to the Model United Nations conference Feb. 8. The conference was held in the Riverside City College cafeteria and began at 8 a.m. and the scheduled end was at 4:30 p.m.

MUN simulates general assembly committee and the Security Council. According to rcc.edu, “The General Assembly will cover agriculture development and food security, while the security council covers peace consolidation in West Africa.”

At MUN conferences each team represents a foreign country or non-government organization and covers a wide range of topics from human rights or economic issues to technological or intellectual property rights. RCC’s MUN team has competed in New York, Korea and Europe.

For more information about the RCC Model United Nations program, visit https://www.facebook.com/riversidecitycollege.model.united.nations.

  • Captain kick-Off to Pink on Parade

For the upcoming Pink on Parade breast cancer awareness walk May 17, the Salted Pig is hosting a team captain’s informational kick off. Anyone interested in being a team captain for the walk is invited to attend to get more information on the event. Attending holds no obligation to captain a team, and the event is strictly informational. Pink on Parade will raise money for Pink Ribbon Place, which offers women counseling, support groups, breast prosthesis and wig banks.

  • Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the Riverside Police Department Mag station will host a blood drive Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All participants will receive a “battle of the badges” t-shirt and Mimi’s Café certificate.