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Celebrate Artichoke Pride Week

Scottsdale Community College mascot Artie the Artichoke

Join the fun in helping celebrate Artichoke Pride Week, October 19 through 23. All events are online, free and open to SCC students, faculty and staff. Please check back to this page for links and current information. We encourage you to post your pictures and comments to social media using #ArtichokePrideWeek2020.

Monday, Oct. 19

Artie Walk
Any time!

While Artie won’t be available to walk with you, kick off the week by wearing green and yellow and walking, running or hiking a mile! Post a photo and #ArtichokePrideWeek2020 to show your spirit!

Exercise is Medicine for Your Health
4 - 5 pm

Did you know that exercise can be some of the most powerful medicine for your health? Join Exercise Science & Personal Training Director Robert Martin MS, CSCS to learn how you can structure your exercise program to have a significant health benefit. This can be easier than you think! Please join to learn how you can start creating better health for yourself.

Helpful Resources

Thanks to SCC Fitness & Nutrition Club and SCC Student Nurses’ Association for providing the following helpful flier: Exercise is Medicine Month.

Artie Says "Vote!"

This Friday, Oct. 23, is the last day to request a ballot in the mail. Don’t wait any longer! Mail in or drop off your ballot during Artichoke Pride Week! See BeBallotReady or Voter Registration & Resources for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Cooking with Artie
12 pm

Check out Artie as he shares some of his favorite, delicious, affordable, easy-to-make recipes you can make at home! And be sure to watch for Artie’s Cookbook to come out online! Oh, and you also won’t want to miss seeing a surprise for his 48th birthday!

Helpful Resource

Artie’s Cookbook: Volume I (Compliments of SCC’s Council of Student Leaders)

Wednesday, Oct. 21

SCC Rocks!
12 - 1:30 pm

Join the Office of Service-learning & Leadership and Artie’s Community for Service Club (ACeS), and help spread intentional kindness by painting rocks that you can leave for others to find. Painted rocks can spread kindness, opportunity and awareness. Sign up by emailing

Thursday, Oct. 22

SCC Trivia Night
5 - 6 pm

Whether you are new to SCC as a student or have worked here for years, everyone is invited to try out their luck at trivia all about Scottsdale Community College. Winner receives not only bragging rights, but a $25 gift card to the SCC Bookstore! Log on to Trivia Night by 5 pm

Friday, Oct. 23

Artie's Food Drive Thru
10 am - 12 pm

Part of SCC pride comes from helping others. Artie’s FIT Market (SCC’s food pantry) is hosting its first ever “Drive Thru” event to distribute food to hungry SCC students. Sign up by Tuesday, Oct. 20 by 5 pm by emailing

Who is the Smartest Fighting Artichoke?
4 - 5 pm

Do you know your SCC sports? Come test your knowledge with the SCC athletes! See if you know more than they do! Winner receives not only bragging rights, but a $25 gift card to the SCC Bookstore! Log on to Who is the Smartest Fighting Artichoke by 4 pm.

Artichoke Pride Week is sponsored by the Center for Civic & Global Engagement, which creates quality programs and services that provide students and employees with curricular and co-curricular opportunities that increase civic engagement and enhance global awareness.

“SCC's Artichoke Pride Week has always been a fun and uplifting week during the Fall semester when students and employees can show off their Artichoke spirit,” said Jen Sydow, student services analyst with the Center for Civic & Global Engagement. “This year, SCC's Council of Student Leaders have led the way organizing some fun virtual events as we believe we should still celebrate our pride in being a Fighting Artichoke regardless of our physical location.”

For more information, including getting involved in student clubs, visit Civic and Global Engagement.

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