Solano College offers workshops to help with online learning – Daily Republic

Solano Community College is offering free online learning workshops.

These workshops can help students improve in their online courses with a focus on organizational skills and time management, the college reports.

The workshops also cover topics such as how to get the most out of online lectures and how best to communicate with instructors.

There are four online learning workshops to attend. Students can join all the workshops via Zoom. The Zoom links are available at the college website, solano.edu, and the school’s Facebook page.

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Classes, mostly online, begin at Solano College with start of fall semester – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Classes began Monday at Solano Community College and its satellite campuses with some in-person learning but the bulk of the roughly 9,000 students being served online.

“Putting major protocol in place has been a full-time job with the way the virus has picked up again,” Superintendent and President Celia Esposito-Noy said. “We are working hard to make sure everyone stays healthy.”

Stronger filters have been added to air conditioning units around campus. There are many sanitation stations and masks are required indoors.Esposito-Noy said that the highly protective N-95 masks have also been made available.

Source: Classes, mostly online, begin at Solano College with start of fall semester

Classes, mostly online, begin at Solano College with start of fall semester – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Classes began Monday at Solano Community College and its satellite campuses with some in-person learning but the bulk of the roughly 9,000 students being served online.

“Putting major protocol in place has been a full-time job with the way the virus has picked up again,” Superintendent and President Celia Esposito-Noy said. “We are working hard to make sure everyone stays healthy.”

Stronger filters have been added to air conditioning units around campus. There are many sanitation stations and masks are required indoors.

Esposito-Noy said that the highly protective N-95 masks have also been made available.

Source: Classes, mostly online, begin at Solano College with start of fall semester

Solano College still not requiring vaccinations for students, staff – Times-Herald

By Thomas Gase

Students, faculty and staff across the University of California this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access campuses.

Not so at Solano Community College.

When the school begins fall instruction on Aug. 17, students and staff will not be required to be vaccinated in order to attend classes or set foot on the campus.

About 80 percent of the classes will still be online during the semester, according to the school’s president, Celia Esposito-Noy. The president also said that services will continue to be offered remotely, with some services offered in-person by appointment only. She also said that the school’s in-person classes have been and will continue to follow strict CalOSHA safety protocols including daily symptom checks, requiring masks indoors, and faculty are prepared to move to remote instruction, if needed.

Source: Solano College still not requiring vaccinations for students, staff – Times-Herald

Solano College transfer center CSU Week starts Monday – Daily Republic

The Transfer Center at Solano Community College will host a virtual California State University Week, Monday through Friday.

These virtual presentations will give students the chance to hear from university representatives from a number of different CSU campuses. Students can attend workshops to learn about the general transfer process or related topics, such as choosing a major.

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Solano College Transfer Center hosts virtual UC Week – Daily Republic

The Solano Community College Transfer Center is hosting a virtual UC Week from Monday to Thursday.

Virtual presentations will give students the chance to hear from university representatives from a number of different UC campuses. Attend the workshops to learn about the general transfer process or other related topics like choosing a major.

Students are encouraged to fill out the interest forms associated with the event so they can receive email reminders. The UC Week interest form can be found at solanocc.wufoo.com/forms/uc-week-interest-form.

Source: Solano College Transfer Center hosts virtual UC Week

Solano College offers retail management certificate – Daily Republic

Solano Community College offers an eight-course retail management certificate that can be completed within two years while working full- or part-time.

The certificate program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. The program is set up to provide skills, knowledge and training for positions such as first-line supervisors and managers in retail.

The Solano College program has partnerships with local businesses that include but are not limited to Costco, Whole Foods, Safeway, WinCo, Save Mart, Sprouts, Raley’s and Smart&Final.

Source: Solano College offers retail management certificate

May Fair scholarships awarded to 7 Solano County students – Daily Republic

Natalie Victorine, a 2021 Dixon High graduate, was awarded the top agriculture scholarship from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair.

Victorine, who will major in agricultural communications this fall at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, received the $3,000 Ester Armstrong Scholarship. The award is named after the industry veteran and 2006-09 interim chief executive officer of the Dixon May Fair, who died of cancer.

Six other Solano County students will share the remaining $9,000 in scholarships awarded, the Dixon May Fair group announced in a statement.

Source: May Fair scholarships awarded to 7 Solano County students

Solano Community College shares new anti-hate video – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Solano Community College shared a new video with the community Thursday, pledging its continuing stance against racism and hate at all of its campuses.

Produced by James Thomas Media, the owner a Solano graduate himself, the two-minute video features faculty, staff and student leaders of many races in groups and individually.

Source: Solano Community College shares new anti-hate video

SCC biotechnology students get summer of career prep – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

As home to Genentech and several other large biotechnology companies, it should be no surprise that Vacaville is building its reputation as a hub for the growing industry of biotech. In fact, Solano Community College’s Vacaville campus and its adjoining 300 acres for planned expansion were given the name California Biomanufacturing Center last fall.

With this growing expansion of the biotech industry comes the need for more jobs. As SCC is one of the few community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in biotechnology and bio manufacturing, it is continuing to ensure students are on a steady career path through its 10-week Biotechnology Boot Camp.

Source: SCC biotechnology students get summer of career prep – The Reporter

SELPA advisory committee recognizes 28 for work with children who have special needs – Daily Republic

Nearly 30 school district staff, community members and one student have been selected for the annual Solano County Community Advisory Committee Recognition Award.

This year’s selections were specifically chosen “for demonstration of outstanding accomplishments and services for individuals with special needs during the 2020-2021 (Covid-19) pandemic.”

Among the qualities attributed to the nominees are “knowledgeable, approachable, welcoming, energetic, enthusiastic and 100% student-focused.”

Source: SELPA advisory committee recognizes 28 for work with children who have special needs

Solano College celebrates graduates with video-based virtual ceremony – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Solano Community College turned to a sharply pre-produced video commencement ceremony Thursday night to honor the Class of 2021, the second straight year it was necessary to hold a virtual event with the ongoing pandemic.

Graduates, families, administrators and faculty gathered together in their own homes throughout the county and beyond to celebrate a special achievement accomplished during a stressful worldwide pandemic.

It was the 75th graduating class and a school year few will ever forget.

Source: Solano College celebrates graduates with video-based virtual ceremony

Training for a career – The Reporter

By Joel Rosenbaum

Students in the Solano College Fire Academy carry a charged hose line up a staircase as they participate in a live-fire training exercise Tuesday at the Fairfield Fire Department’s training facility. Students spent the day learning from instructors, from the fire departments throughout the county, about fire behavior where they observed how it will spread throughout a room before making an attack and properly extinguishing the blaze.

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Solano Community College about to launch late spring sports – Times-Herald

By Matt O’Donnell

When the Solano Community College baseball team throws its first pitch on Saturday, it will officially be the top of the first.

In more ways than one.

The Falcons will return to competition for the first time since last spring. The school “opted in” for late spring sports — baseball, softball, swimming and tennis — in February as athletes came back to campus the week of March 1.

Solano is testing athletes twice a week, even though California Community College Athletic Association has recommended testing once per week.

Source: Solano Community College about to launch late spring sports – Times-Herald

Solano College Theater presents ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’ – Daily Republic

By Tony Wade

Pandemic, schmandemic; the show must go on.

That appears to be the philosophy of Solano College Theatre professor Christine Mani, who is not only executive directing “Deathtrap,” the student-led drama that debuts April 1, but also the theater company’s first musical during the pandemic, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” later on in the month.

The 1967 musical based on the “Peanuts” comic strip characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Schulz was deemed by Mani to be the perfect choice to perform at this particular moment in time for a variety of reasons.

Source: Solano College Theater presents ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’

Solano Community Colleges chooses to ‘opt in’ for late spring sports – Times-Herald

By Matt O’Donnell

In baseball or softball terms, Solano Community College made a final decision on late spring sports in its last at-bat.

The college officially announced Friday that it was “opting in” for baseball, softball, swimming/diving and tennis, confirmed by athletic director Erik Visser. Friday was the deadline for community colleges across California to make a final decision.

Source: Solano Community Colleges chooses to ‘opt in’ for late spring sports – Times-Herald

Solano Community College still could have late spring sports – Times-Herald

By Matt O’Donnell

Solano Community College athletics has not struck out with 2021 yet.

The school opted out of having sports like men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball for 2021 but others like baseball, softball, tennis and swimming are still in contention to compete, according to athletic director Erik Visser.

Source: Solano Community College still could have late spring sports – Times-Herald

Solano Community College hosting virtual Black History Month events – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

For decades, Solano Community College has dedicated February to Black History Month with a series of events and discussions centered around the issues Black people have faced and continued to face.

Past events have all been on campus and included film screenings, panel discussions and speeches from Tuskegee Airmen and icons like Olympic runner Tommie Smith, whose raised fist during the national anthem at the 1968 summer games has become one of the defining images of the Civil Rights era.

However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s slate of events will not be held in person but rather presented virtually over Zoom. Shirley Lewis, SCC’s dean of student services, said the platform has worked well in conducting operations during the pandemic and she expects a strong turnout.

Source: Solano Community College hosting virtual Black History Month events – The Reporter

Solano Community College chooses to ‘opt out’ for several sports – Times-Herald

By Matt O’Donnell

The year 2021 promises some hope for college athletes but the early portion of the year may look a lot like 2020.

Solano Community College recently chose to “opt out” of playing sports like men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and women’s soccer. Those sports were originally scheduled to start in 2020 but were pushed to the new year for hope that the coronavirus pandemic outlook would improve.

Source: Coronavirus: Solano Community College chooses to ‘opt out’ for several sports – Times-Herald

Solano Registrar of Voters certifies election results – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

The results are set in all Solano County elections, with new faces guaranteed to join governing bodies throughout the county.

Tim Flanagan, registrar of voters, certified the results Tuesday which will now head to the Solano County Board of Supervisors to be officially adopted at its Dec. 8 meeting.

The Vacaville City Council will have four new members on its expanded seven-member board, following the city’s switch to districts. In the newly created District 1, Roy Stockton, a sergeant with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, will be joining the council. He received 37.98 percent of the vote, ahead of retired attorney Wendy Breckon at 25.99 percent, Parks & Recreation Commission Chair Shawn McMahon at 24.05 percent and Contra Costa Water District Supervisor Matthew Brock at 11.97 percent.

Source: Solano Registrar of Voters certifies election results – The Reporter