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SCC announces Hispanic Heritage Month programming

Wed, 2018-08-29 13:05

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2018) — Scottsdale Community College proudly announces its programming for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the college’s Inclusiveness Council presents a documentary film screening of “Dolores.”  It is the amazing story of Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known, civil rights leaders in U.S. history. She co-founded and worked side by side with civil rights leader César Chávez to help impoverished farmworkers assert their rights for better wages, living conditions and treatment. The screening will be in the school’s Performing Arts Center. A panel discussion featuring Latino community advocates will follow. Panelists are Pita Juarez, an award-winning multimedia journalist, José Patiño, Campaigns Director with Aliento, a community healing arts organization aimed at undocumented immigrants and their families, and author Stella Pope Duarte, whose latest book is a biography of civil rights leader Raúl Yzaguirre. The panel will be moderated by SCC Inclusiveness Council co-chair Jonathan Higuera. SCC President Chris Haines will offer welcoming remarks and SCC Film Faculty member Roberto Gudino will introduce the documentary. The event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments followed by the screening at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with an RSVP to On Monday, Oct. 8, the Phoenix Fridas will visit the school to share arts and crafts featuring Latinx arts and culture. The event in the school cafeteria runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Phoenix Fridas are a group of local Latina creatives who use their arts and crafts to support each other and celebrate the spirit of the late Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter. The collective has held events throughout the Valley celebrating Kahlo’s birthday and legacy. They will share special arts and crafts projects with SCC students. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the school’s Creative Writing program hosts its weekly Retro Muse Thursday event, an open mic mosaic of musicians, singers, poets and spoken word artists. The theme of the day will be LatinX experiences. Retro Muse starts at 12:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Language Communications Building at SCC. Sponsors of these events are the SCC Inclusiveness Council, SCC Information Studies, SCC Creative Writing program, and the Center for Civic & Global Engagement. For more information on these events, contact Jonathan Higuera at (480) 425-6637 or Michelle Dew at (480) 423-6544.

Sixteen international students set to start year at SCC

Fri, 2018-08-10 13:39

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2018) — Scottsdale Community College is pleased to welcome 16 international exchange students to contribute to our vibrant campus community during the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program.

The CCI Program will provide 146 participants from underserved global communities with a one-year non-degree academic program in workforce development fields at nine U.S. community colleges in eight states.

This year, CCI participants studying at Scottsdale Community College are from Bangladesh, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey.

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Sat., August 18, 6 p.m. — Welcome Party & American BBQ, participants will present the cultures of their countries in traditional native dress at 27021 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85266. Saturday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m. — International Fashion Show at the Student Leadership Workshop for Scottsdale high school students involved with Scottsdale Sister Cities at Scottsdale Community College, Turquoise Room, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 About CCI program: The CCI Program is designed to build participants’ technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities to build relations between U.S. citizens and other countries. During the 2017-2018 program year, CCI participants contributed nearly $1 million in service to local U.S. communities through volunteering and unpaid internships, as calculated by rates for volunteer hours. CCI participants also contribute to their U.S. host communities by bringing diverse, global perspectives to classrooms, campus life and local organizations. After completing the CCI Program, participants return home with a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and with improved technical and vocational skills to contribute to the economic development of their home communities. Since 2007, the CCI Program has hosted more than 2,900 participants from 21 countries. The U.S. Department of State program is administered by Northern Virginia Community College on behalf of the Community College Consortium. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at

Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre presents all things Greek mythology June 27-28

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:54

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 19, 2018) — “The Illiad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less” will be performed by the Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre (SCT) Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28 at Scottsdale Community College.

The play, by Jay Hopkins and John Hunter, submerges the audience into ALL of Greek mythology by a hustling band of actors eager to tell all tales. Zeus, Hera, Hades and all your favorite Olympians will make appearances in this fast-paced farcical fable directed by Maren Maclean-Mascarelli and assistant director Eric Mitchell. It promises to make heads spin with history.

The humorous performances are open to the public and free to attend with an Eventbrite registration. Visit to rsvp.

The performances will be in the school’s Performing Arts Center starting at 7:30 p.m. both days.

About SCT: Now in its 31st year, the Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre is a six-week summer intensive offering skills, exploration and opportunities for Acting and Technical Theatre artists to earn college credit while studying with professionals working in the field. The intensive summer “boot camp” is held at Scottsdale Community College.

If you go

When: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Both performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.

Admission: Free with reservation. To rsvp, go to

*Cellphones/photography/video/audio recordings of this performance strictly prohibited.