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Stan State faculty union donates $35K to battle campus hunger, homelessness

In an effort to combat student hunger and homelessness on campus, the Stanislaus State California Faculty Association chapter made a $35,000 donation to its Campus Cares Fund - money that will go towards providing help to students in need, whether it is in the form of immediate financial assistance, personal supplies or food.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors put a modern twist on The Bard

Turlock High School students probably never envisioned Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and William Shakespeare together - that is, until Christiana Clark and Jeremy Gallardo from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's School Visit Program performed at their campus this week.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TJHS students give back to community

After a six-week collection period, Turlock Junior High School students donated 22 barrels of non-perishable food to Turlock Together on Friday. Assistant Principal of Student Services Tim Norton said the school originally received 12 barrels this year, but requested another 10 after the amount of student donations began to outnumber the amount of available barrels.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State nursing students spark healthy eating habits in Turlock fifth-graders

The initial hesitation felt by Brown Elementary School fifth-graders as they dipped chunks of homemade whole wheat bread into garlic, lime or basil olive oil turned into delight as they discovered yet another healthy food choice along with the help of Stanislaus State nursing students, who visited the campus Wednesday to teach them about the importance of nutrition.

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified hires new facilities planner, safety coordinator

Following the announcement of Turlock Unified School District's first and only facilities planner and safety coordinator Roger Smith's retirement earlier this month, the Board of Trustees hosted a special meeting Monday to determine his replacement.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Love Your Melon: College students give hats to kids battling cancer

A small coalition of Stanislaus State students are doing their part to help in the fight against pediatric cancer with "Love Your Melon," an apparel brand that aims to put a hat on the head of every child battling cancer in America.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus County Office of Education purchases downtown Modesto building

The Stanislaus County Office of Education announced Monday the purchase of a 155,000 sq. ft. facility on H Street in downtown Modesto, the current home of the Modesto Bee, as well as the beginning of a new partnership with Opportunity Stanislaus that will provide much-needed training, certification and preparation for jobs requested by employers in Stanislaus County.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced grad student works towards more efficient ag water use

University of California, Merced graduate student Lorenzo Booth is hoping that his water footprinting research will help local growers find ways to use water more efficiently by allowing them to compare water usage for different crops in different locations.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Salvation Army challenge gets elementary students in the giving mood

Elementary students throughout Turlock emptied their pockets Friday to help the Salvation Army raise money and awareness with the nonprofit's first ever Spare Change Challenge.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State awards scholarships to students who exhibit resilience, strength

As a child of farm workers, Laura Cortez had to face challenges that were often different than her classmates growing up.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified receives grants to enhance educator effectiveness

Turlock Unified School District and eCademy Charter at Crane received over $1 million altogether in Educator Effectiveness Grants through an education finance bill, money the district is hoping will go towards induction and professional development for both teachers and administrators.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


‘Stronger We Are United’

Chants like "not my president," "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace" rang throughout the quad at Stanislaus State Wednesday as students, faculty and community members gathered for a solidarity rally in the aftermath of the recent presidential election.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified takes first steps to form Measure N and O oversight committees

With the passing of two local bond measures and consequently $88.8 million in funding for school safety and modernization projects, Turlock Unified School District is working to ensure all bond funds are spent as promised with the expected formation of two citizen oversight committees early next year.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut Elementary celebrates diabetic students during awareness day

Peyton Bruce didn't have a typical sixth birthday.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock students win county spelling bee

Two years before she could actually participate in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, seven-year-old Alisha Chakravarty was sitting in the back row of the auditorium, writing down each word.

November 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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University hopes to spark ‘The New Stan State’ with innovative center

Members of the University Student Union are anticipating that a $52 million renovation plan for a state-of-the-art University Student Center, which is slated to open ...

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Police chief maintains commitment to Turlock schools

When Nino Amirfar started with the Turlock Police Department in 1990, he said that it was clear to him even then that the students, schools ...

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State: Tuition increase threatens current, future students

For the first time since 2011, students attending Stanislaus State will have to fork over more money to fund their education after the California State ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with nutrition center, roofing projects

Turlock Unified School District's vision of transforming a former car dealership into its new and innovative Child Nutrition Education Center is one step closer ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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