Media Clips 8.16.12

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Media Clips 8.16.12

Postby madona » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:12 am

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Trail Mix: Fresno State will host mountain bike event
(Fresno Bee © 08/16/2012)
Fresno State will host mountain bike event The Fresno State Bulldog Cycling Team will host the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike Championships on Nov. 17-18 at The Ranch MTN Bike Park outside Prather. More than 150 cyclists from 15 universities across California and Nevada are expected to compete in both cross-country and downhill events.

Valley experts urge caution over immigration deferrals
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 08/16/2012)
Fresno State senior Yadira Arreguin came to California illegally from Mexico in 1999, when she was 9. She has been struggling to buy books and pay tuition with a meager salary working the fields or waiting tables -- the only jobs she could get without legal identification.

Deferred Action Program Goes Online
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 08/16/2012)
The Central Valley is estimated to have 60,000 undocumented residents, so immigration activists gathered at Fresno State on Wednesday to explain the new federal policy called Deferred Action. “It’s an opportunity and for those who want to take advantage of it, personally, I think they should,” said Raul Moreno of University Migrant Services.

Victor Davis Hanson: There is no one California
(Orange County Register © 08/16/2012)
On the coast, blue-chip universities like Cal Tech, Berkeley, Stanford and UCLA in pastoral landscapes train the world's doctors, lawyers, engineers and businesspeople. In the hot interior of blue-collar Sacramento, Turlock, Fresno and Bakersfield, well over half the incoming freshman in the California State University system must take remedial math and science classes.

Business Journal designer creates winning wine label
(Business Journal © 08/15/2012)
A wine label created by a Business Journal graphic artist has been chosen for a limited edition special wine blend honoring Philip Levine, who was appointed the Poet Laureate of the United States for 2011-2012 and taught for 34 years in the English Department at Fresno State.

APLU Supports STEM Students
(ControlGlobal.com © 08/15/2012)
To increase recruitment, retention and matriculation of underrepresented students entering engineering and construction management careers, the Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State and State Center Community College District are sharing a $100,000 grant, called the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

APLU Awards Four University-Partnerships with Minority Male STEM Initiative Grants
(APLU Online Newsletter © 08/08/2012)
Alabama A&M University; California State University, Fresno; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and their respective community college partners are the recipients of APLU Minority Male STEM Initiative (MMSI) grants to address the shortage of transfer students pursing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at four-year institutions. Each partnership will receive $100,000 over the next two years.
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