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SRJC Athletics Home Games
Women's Basketball
Friday, Dec. 13 - Sunday, Dec. 15 SRJC Tournament, times TBD
Scholarship Opportunities
Interested in receiving a scholarship for 2013-14?  


for information on all our scholarships, including the Sonoma State University Scholarship Program for transfer students, deadline is 01/15/14.

SRJC Music Department


A CEREMONY OF CAROLS: SRJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Featuring Dan Levitan, Harpist and Nancy Hayashibara, Accompanist, Directed by Jody Benecke

Wednesday December 11, 7:30 pm in Burbank Auditorium
Admission: $10 General/ $5 Students & Seniors


GLORIOUS OVERTONES: SRJC Symphonic Band and SSU Symphonic and Chamber Wind Ensembles Directed by Andy Collinsworth and Nicholas Xenelis

Thursday December 12, 7:30 pm in Green Music Center, Weill Hall
Admission: $15/ $12/ $10


Directed by Dave Scott and Mark Wardlaw

Friday December 13, 7:30 pm in Burbank Auditorium
Admission: $10 General/ $5 Students & Seniors  

9th - 15th

Date/Time Varies

Wednesday 11th
10 - 2 pm
  Bertolini Quad 
11:30 - 1:30
Bertolini SAC

Dance Performance
including SRJC's Dance Ensemble and the California Community College dancers will perform 
on December 15th  

at 7 pm  

in the Dance Room,  

Tauzer Room 951.

Student Involvement Opportunity

The student perspective is desperately needed. If you are interested in actively changing the SRJC system, join the conversation at a College Committee. Represent students and use YOUR voice to make a difference at SRJC.

Please contact  Macy McClung, VP of Committees, at 

for more information. 

Do you know about your benefits?
Become a Designated Driver (DD) Hero!
Santa Rosa Junior College students it's time to change our plastic state of mind!
The Student Affairs Office in conjunction with Students for Sustainable Communities, the Associated Students Senate and Doyle Library Staff are excited to host the 5 Gyres Exhibit, "Saving Our Synthetic Seas." Through this stunning exhibit our college community will discover the impacts of plastic pollution on the land and in the ocean world-wide. 
The exhibit will be in the Doyle Library, 2nd Floor, from Dec-March.

Click on the highlighted text below to find out more information:

SPS Fall 2013 - Support & Therapy Groups


PoliceCome join your Campus Police Department on December 11, 2013 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Bertolini SAC. There will be a discussion about keeping yourself and your possessions safe in and about the SRJC area. Learn about:

  • The role of Campus Police
  • How and when to contact the Police Department
  • Other SRJC services available for college students

During the presentation trained police officers will offer info on how you can:

  • Create a heightened sense of awareness of the difference between behaviors that are friendly and those that make you uncomfortable?
  • Handle yourself in confrontational situations.
  • Understand sexual assaults.
  • Thwart unwanted sexual advances.
  • Handle yourself in situations involving alcohol.
  • Recognize the red flags and warning signs of controlling behavior.
  • Use proven techniques to remove yourself from controlling behavior situations.
  • Understand the signs of stalking behavior and what you can do.
  • Protect yourself in a car - whether parked, driving or as a passenger.
  • Protect yourself walking on campus grounds - or anywhere!
Bear Fact - Bart the Bear

Perhaps the most famous of modern grizzlies was Bart, a 1,500-pound male Kodiak bear who starred in many commercials, television shows, and feature films.

Bart was born on January 10, 1977, to a pair of captive grizzly bears at a zoo. His grandparents came from the Kodiak and Chichagof Islands off the coast of Alaska. When he was 5 weeks old, Bart was sold to animal trainer Doug Seus, owner of the Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife Ranch located near Herber City, Utah.  

Bart and his owner, Doug Seus

Seus and his wife, Lynne, bottle-fed the baby until he was 11 months old and weighed 300 pounds. At that point they built the bear his own house.

When Bart was 8 years old and weighed about 1,000 pounds, he strolled by two of Seus's tame deer, who promptly died of shock at the sight.

By the age of ten, Bart was getting so big that Seus had to take the bear in the back of a pickup truck to the local carwash for a bath.

Bart grew to be 9.5 feet tall and consumed about 60 pounds of food a day. His house opened onto a spacious pasture with large cottonwoods, a stream and a swimming hole. Bart's training consisted of love and affection, with no force, drugs or tranquilizers. When he performed an action correctly, he was given a reward. His favorite treats were apples, pear juice, and carrots. He also liked hamburgers and pineapple mild shakes. Bart died on May 18, 2000, from cancer, at the age of 23. 

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