Briefs: Dec. 1, 2014

Posted Dec. 3, 2014 | Printed Dec. 1, 2014

Writing Center surveys students

The Writing and Reading Center is conducting a 10-question survey of all students enrolled in a WRC Lab course.

The survey is part of an effort to allocate resources appropriately in the WRC, according to an email sent to students Nov. 19.

The WRC asks that during the week of Dec. 1-5, students take the survey during their scheduled time at the WRC.

Scholarship deadline approaches

Every year, Riverside Community College District offers scholarships to students currently enrolled at any college in RCCD.

All complete scholarship applications must be submitted on or before the deadline Jan. 9, 2015 at 5 p.m.

The application process includes writing a personal essay, a letter of recommendation and submitting the online scholarship application. Some scholarships may also require unofficial transcripts, a specific short essay, creative writing samples or a copy of your military discharge document.

Winter schedule

Classes are not in session Dec. 13 through Jan. 4. Winter Intersession begins Jan. 5 and ends Feb. 12. Spring semester begins Feb. 17.

Spring study abroad in Dublin

Riverside City College study abroad program is still accepting applications for the spring semester in Dublin, Ireland until the end of the fall semester.

The trip will be from Feb. 18 to April 30, 2015 and offer general education courses in theatre and psychology.

Included in the cost of $8099 is: round trip airfare, transfers from and to Los Angeles International Airport and the airport in Dublin, shared home-stay with breakfast and dinner daily, walking tour of Dublin, medical and travel insurance, welcome and farewell dinners and orientation materials.

For more information contact Jan Schall at 951-222-8340 or Bill Despres at 951-222-8348.

Library hours extended for finals

The library will be open extra hours Dec. 1 through Dec. 11 to provide students with access to resources in preparation for final exams and class projects.

The hours will be: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.