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A New Era: Ellen Junn inaugurated as 11th president of Stanislaus State

While certainly not a new face to community, Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated on Thursday as the 11th president of the Stanislaus State and the first Korean-American woman to lead a four-year university throughout the United States.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Every 15 Minutes teaches sobering lesson to students

Before this week, Turlock High School couple Sophie Warda and Danny Velasquez's plans to attend college and stay together after they graduated seemed just within reach. On Monday, however, those plans came to a screeching halt when Danny was struck by a drunk driver as part of Every 15 Minutes, a two-day program that shows high school students the real-life consequences of drinking and driving.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Adult Literacy Program seeks volunteer tutors

While the ability to read and write is often taken for granted by many, it is not a guaranteed skill set shared by everyone. With this in mind, LearningQuest's Adult Literacy Program is hoping to recruit more volunteer tutors to help adult students throughout Stanislaus County improve their basic reading and writing skills in order to achieve their individual goals - whether it is earning a high school diploma or getting a promotion at work.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New student apartment complex nears completion

College students on the hunt for housing next year will have another option to choose from with the construction of The Vista - right across the street from Stanislaus State - slated for completion this summer.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Life on the farm

For sisters Clarissa and Kai Bourchier, the Turlock Unified School District Farm represents much more than a plot of land. For the two Pitman High School students, it is a chance to raise their very own farm animal - an experience that living in the city did not make possible for them.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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 its doors in 2020, will not only provide necessary resources for academic success at the heart of the university, but also a source of campus pride for all students at Stanislaus State.

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 and community were paramount to the department. Now as the Turlock Police Chief, Amirfar's commitment to Turlock schools hasn't faltered. Instead it has fortified into one that aims to provide more assistance and an even quicker response to more 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 University Board of Trustees approved a controversial tuition hike that will go into effect this fall.

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 to fruition following the Board of Trustee's decision to award the project's bid to Royce Construction during their Tuesday meeting.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DECA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO

Denair Elementary Charter Academy students performed their first Ballet Folklórico in front of their families and peers during an assembly on Friday. According to principal Lucy Zamora, the Ballet Folklórico group was formed earlier this year to help promote multicultural education throughout the school. Zamora said that she believed Ballet Folklórico was an important program for her students because it improves their listening and social skills. During the inaugural performance on Friday, over 50 students performed Ballet Folklórico dance routines, including "Rondas Infantiles," "La Polka Randera," "La Raspa," and "Los Machetes," and donned costumes that represented ...

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU to consider tuition increase

A potential tuition increase could take effect as early as this fall, pending approval from the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State continues to be a leader in water conservation

Even in the midst of what officials are calling a historically wet year, Stanislaus State is still doing its part to make sure that not one drop of water goes to waste.

March 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards $27,500 in scholarships

Turlock High School senior Charley Baptista's hard work in her school's FFA program and local 4-H club in the past paid off - literally - Tuesday as she received a $1,000 scholarship from the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee during their annual luncheon at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified takes a look at first Measure N and O projects

Since construction was completed in 2002, the Pitman High School B-Wing's heating and cooling equipment has been operated through a centralized control system, often leaving students and teachers either too hot or too cold with no possibility for room-to-room adjustment. Turlock Unified School District is hoping to correct this issue very soon as discussions began Monday on different Measure N and Measure O projects, including how to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning at the high school site.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced students help refugees navigate healthcare

The healthcare system can be tricky to understand, from signing up for health insurance to booking a doctor's appointment – and that's for people who were born in this country. For refugees, healthcare is a slippery and confusing slope that they are often expected to climb alone, which is why Public Health students at the University of California, Merced, have taken it upon themselves to simplify the system for the area's newest immigrant families.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock instructors named finalists for Teachers of the Year

Two Turlock educators who go above and beyond for their students were recently rewarded for their commitment to learning by being named finalists for the ...

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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