Media Clips 8.7.12

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Media Clips 8.7.12

Postby ucommstudent » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:31 am


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College ag programs see increased enrollment
(ABC 30 © 08/07/2012)
FYI - University officials all over the country say they're seeing a significant increase in enrollment at colleges of agriculture. At Penn State -- an agriculture powerhouse -- enrollment is up more than 40-percent since 2004. Iowa State University is expected to surpass an enrollment record set 35 years ago.

Foster Farms Poultry Education Facility
(California Farmer © 08/07/2012)
(Tuesday,08/07/2012 © California Farmer) Ground was broken July 27, at Fresno State on the Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility. This state-of-the-art educational facility is made possible by a generous gift to Fresno State from Foster Farms, which is contributing to the engineering, design and construction as well as providing ongoing program support.

Senate report finds large cost gap between for-profit, public colleges
(California Watch © 08/07/2012)
FYI - In California, a medical assistant diploma at the for-profit Heald College in Fresno costs $22,275. A comparable program at Fresno City College costs $1,650, according to the Senate report. An associate degree in paralegal studies at the for-profit Everest College in Ontario costs $41,149, compared with $2,392 for the same degree at Santa Ana College.

Primary campaign left Assembly hopefuls with little in the kitty
(Fresno Bee © 08/07/2012)
David Schecter, a political science professor at Fresno State, has another view on why candidates in contested primary elections can wind up with so little cash at the end. It is, he said, "part and parcel of the new primary system."

Fresno State sports briefs: Bulldogs net coach, promote assistant
(Fresno Bee © 08/07/2012)
Fresno State basketball assistant promoted Nick Matson has been promoted by Fresno State men's coach Rodney Terry to director of basketball operations. Matson will coordinate daily operations, travel, video scouting and community service in an expanded capacity. Matson assisted at Murray State and Stanford before coming to Fresno State.

Valley reacts to Obama healthcare ruling
(Clovis Independent © 08/06/2012)
But John Capitman, executive director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State, believes health reform addresses those concerns. The Affordable Care Act, he said, “puts a lot of pressure on our system to become more efficient and more effective.” The Valley has thousands of people — most of them low-income — who are uninsured and stand to benefit from the Affordable Care Act, health professionals said.

Fresno Arts Council salutes seven with awards
(Fresno Bee © 08/06/2012)
Educator: Thomas Loewenheim, head of strings and professor of cello at Fresno State, as well as conductor of the university's symphony orchestra. Citizen: Richard Cencibaugh, a pipe organist who has rescued, restored and placed organs in homes, churches and theaters throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.
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