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Students continue to protest change in academic calendar

The California State University, Stanislaus administration is moving forward with plans to eliminate Winter Term for the 2010-2011 school year, stating that a new calendar with longer semesters and a new intersession will benefit the majority of students, but faculty and students are continuing to fight for the instructional period.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Six apply for trustee seat

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees call out for applicants who wanted to be considered for the open seat left when newly elected trustee Lori Crivelli tendered her resignation in December 2009 has resulted in six filed applications. The deadline to apply for the board position was Jan. 21.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget committee looks to off-set cuts in school funding

The Turlock Unified School District budget advisory committee met Monday to discuss over 43 options the district could elect to implement in an effort to balance a budget that is facing a $3.9 million hit from the state.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus welcomes new spokesperson; Faculty baulk at cost of new position

California State University, Stanislaus hired Eve Hightower to serve as interim director of Media Relations on Thursday, though some faculty believe the new salary could have been better spent on additional classes.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students win award for Hawaiian town design

A tsunami resistant wall, a vertical farming unit, an underground mega mall and a hydrotrak public transportation system are just some of the futuristic, yet realistic, components three Turlock Christian students used to make their Hawaiian city, named Maka, more efficient.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


MJC seeks donations to help Haitian students

Modesto Junior College has established a fund to receive donations for the families of three Haitian students who attend MJC, following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host financial aid workshop

College can be costly, but California State University, Stanislaus will hold a free Feb. 8 Cash for College Workshop to help prospective students learn how to pay for their education.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock senior grabs life by the horns with a smile

Although Turlock High senior Tatiana Fregosi juggles a handful of extra-curriculars, homework, college applications, family and friends, she finds a healthy balance to fully enjoy what life has to offer.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State applies for federal Race to the Top grant; Turlock opts out of potential funds

California sent off their application for the Race to the Top grant program to Washington D.C. on Monday and will now be eligible for about one billion dollars in funding, but Turlock will see no money out of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top federal budget.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Election changes come to TUSD

Following the trend of other local public boards, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to go from electing city-wide trustee seats to geographical districts within the city.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced professor receives national award

UC Merced Cognitive Science professor Micheal Spivey has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus now in Honduras

California State University, Stanislaus has joined forces with the Tegucigalpa, Honduras-based Polytechnic University of Engineering to launch the new Geoscience Institute of Honduras.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


100 DAYS AND COUNTING

First graders at Denair Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday with funky hats and a canned food collection drive. Students from all six first grade classes not only collected their goal of 100 cans, but ended the day with a total of 224 cans of food, which they donated to Gateway Community Church.

January 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University students plan day of protests and education

A coalition of California State University, Stanislaus students groups, known as Warriors Fight Back!, hosted a campus-wide General Assembly on Friday to plan teach-ins, camp-outs, and marches for the statewide March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD braces for painful budget cuts

If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed state budget is passed as is, the Turlock Unified School District will be out millions of dollars for the 2010-2011 school year. About $3.9 million to be exact will be cut from school funds, according to the governor's proposed budget released on Friday.

January 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Vigil set for missing students in Mexico

California State University, Stanislaus will host a candlelight vigil on Wednesday entitled "Standing with Ayotzinapa" as a sign of solidarity with the 43 Mexican college students who are missing and presumed dead after a tragic encounter with police more than two months ago.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event raises awareness for World Aids Day

Since its establishment by the World Health Organization n 1988, World Aids Day has served as an opportunity for communities to come together in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New rankings convey economic mobility

The rankings are in and California State University, Stanislaus has placed No. 10 out of 539 universities nationwide and third among universities in the CSU system in terms of providing the most economic mobility for graduates.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

Although only in its third academic year, the Online Master of Business Administration degree program at California State University, Stanislaus has already been ranked No. 28 out of 500 online MBA programs by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record, recognizing groundwater as one of the state's most important natural resource is critical.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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