Media Clips 8.23.12

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Media Clips 8.23.12

Postby madona » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:56 am


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Experts criticize Hanford meat plant practices
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 08/23/2012)
The most disturbing part of the video for Neal Spiro, an animal science professor at Fresno State who specializes in dairy, was the shocking with electric prods of cows that could not get up on their own. "The handling of non- ambulatory animals with 'hot shots,' that's unacceptable," Spiro said.

Scam artists prey on undocumented youth
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 08/23/2012)
The Deferred Action Help Center near Fresno State is always full of students and others asking questions about how to fill out the forms. Some want to know if they qualify. Services offered here are free. But Jessica Smith Bobadilla of the New American Legal Clinic explained, "If they tell you the filing fees are much different than been announced. That is $380 for the work authorization and $85 for the fingerprints. If those things aren't matching up that's another sign."

Central Valley Meat responds to undercover slaughterhouse video
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 08/23/2012)
"You know, if people aren't willing to take of animals the appropriate way, in our opinion, they should not be allowed to produce animals," said Dr. Randy Perry, an animal scientist at Fresno State. "It's as simple as that." Through a public relations firm, Central Valley Meat's owners now say they've seen the video and they confirm it was taken at their plant.

First Day At Fresno State
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 08/23/2012)
It’s a new school year at Fresno State and for many students; it means new classes, new faces and a new experience.“Campus is really big compared to high school,” said Evan Osuna, freshman.3,100 incoming freshmen find their way on campus as they begin their higher education at Fresno State.“I'm kind of nervous because I really don't know who will be in my classes but I'm excited,” said Yesuley Rivera, student.School officials estimate more than 22,000 students are enrolled this school year, causing more of a traffic jam near the campus.

Hundreds of Fresno State Students Activate Higher One Debit Cards
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 08/23/2012)
“Students were under the impression that they had to put money on the card and transfer to the bank account which is a misunderstanding. The card is just a vehicle to choose their preference,” said Fresno State University Controller, Anthony Forestiere. He added, “They have the two choices of direct deposit, or paper check with no fees, or they can open up a Higher One account, which has fees associated just like any other bank. They would need to look at those fee schedules. They could use it without paying any other fees if they use it correctly.”

FSU sees largest freshman class in history
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 08/23/2012)
The Fresno State campus was full of students heading back to class Wednesday. This fall there's more than 3,000 freshman, the largest number in school history.

California State University Selects Pearson to Launch Cal State Online
(University Business © 08/23/2012)
“As a university system that is devoted to access, affordability and quality, the CSU needed an educational partner with the highest levels of expertise, experience and demonstrated success launching high-growth online learning programs,” said John Welty, President of Fresno State and Chair of the Cal State Online Board. “We partnered with Pearson because they offer a robust suite of services, support and a collection of success stories through their work with other universities, making them a perfect fit for Cal State Online.”

First center pivot for University of California
(Western Farm Press © 08/23/2012)
To begin with, the center pivot will irrigate an 8-acre half-circle of alfalfa and an 8-acre half-circle of cotton. All aspects of production – including irrigation system performance, weed control, fertilization, soil salinity and economic viability – will be monitored by a diverse team of researchers from UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno State University and UC Davis, plus farmer cooperators and industry members.

Fresno State students pour onto campus for fall classes
(Fresno Bee © 08/22/2012)
Fresno State's biggest freshman class -- more than 3,000 -- and thousands of other students headed to campus Wednesday for the first day of classes. The campus has an anticipated enrollment of more than 22,400 students, some of whom struggled to find a parking place Wednesday. But traffic may have eased by a $4 million makeover that added nearly 500 parking spaces for students.

Fresno State students head back to class
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 08/22/2012)
School is back in session at Fresno State Wednesday morning. More than 22-thousand students are expected on campus this semester -- including the largest incoming freshman class in school history.

EPA honors green heroes in Pacific Southwest
(Western Farm Press © 08/22/2012)
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