Media Clips 8.24.12

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Media Clips 8.24.12

Postby madona » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:44 am


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Fresno State Receives $500,000 from the Osher Foundation to Create College Scholarships
(Classes 2 careers © 08/24/2012)
The Bernard Osher Foundation recently announced it has awarded $500,000 to Fresno State University so the school can create an scholarship endowment benefiting students who transfer to Fresno State from a California community college. The scholarships will help support a large number of students each year who transfer to Fresno State with the hopes of completing their college education.

PAUL OLIARO/TARA POWERS-MEAD: Volunteerism is alive, well at Fresno State
(Fresno Bee © 08/24/2012)
We take great pride at Fresno State in producing graduates with the skills and knowledge to excel in today's world. Our focus is to deliver a robust academic experience, but we are keenly aware that many of our students learn another lesson at Fresno State that may be equally vital to our community's future success: The importance of giving back.

Real Estate Log: Radical idea might fix bad mortgages
(Fresno Bee © 08/24/2012)
Andy Hansz, director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center at Fresno State, said eminent domain can be used for the acquisition of a variety of property rights, including mortgages. Gluckstern said he believes California's housing troubles need to be solved on a local level first. He acknowledged his company's plan is "a little unusual, but it's local."

Welty got involved
(Fresno Bee © 08/24/2012)
For a half-dozen years, in the 1990s, I had occasion to attend numerous banquets, seminars, fund-raisers and other events in which The Bee, from which I was retired, had an interest and in which education was the subject. John Welty was present at every one. He just didn't show up for a perfunctory handshake, he'd stick around through dinner, the speeches and, if there was dancing, he'd dance with his wife.

Osher Foundation awards $500,000 for transfer-student scholarships
(Los Angeles Sentinel © 08/24/2012)

The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded Fresno State with $500,000 to establish a scholarship endowment benefiting students transferring to Fresno State from a California community college. “These scholarships will provide much-needed assistance to students who have demonstrated their commitment to higher education,” said Paul Oliaro, Fresno State vice president of student affairs. “We are deeply grateful to the Osher Foundation for their support of our students as they pursue their dream of a college education.”

UC, CSU research assistants would get union rights
(Sacramento Bee © 08/24/2012)
A bill approved by the state Senate would give University of California and California State University research assistants the right to collective bargaining. SB259 by Sen. Loni Hancock, a Berkeley Democrat, was approved 46-27 Thursday. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, a fellow Berkeley Democrat who presented the bill, said it would extend the same rights and benefits enjoyed by teaching assistants to research assistants.

OP-ED: Putting colleges on notice
(San Mateo Daily Journal © 08/24/2012)
The commission also has put 10 campuses, including those in Modesto, Redding and San Jose, on the midlevel “probation” status. It has placed an additional 14 campuses — including those in Berkeley, Oakland, Merced and Fresno — on the low-level “warning” status.

Center to help undocumented students opens near Fresno State
(The Collegian © 08/24/2012)
“Our goal is to find the means to exhort students in central California to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Raul Moreno, of Fresno State’s migrant student services. The center opened its doors to the public August 20 and is run mainly by volunteers, about 40 of who are Fresno State students. The center is sponsored by different community members and was brought together by the coalition. The coalition is made up of agencies, immigration attorneys and community-based organizations. Moreno brought these different groups together, forming the coalition.

Institute of Transportation Studies awarded $2.5 million in grant money
(The Daily Californian © 08/24/2012)
“It is a competitive process because there is not enough money to go around,” said OTS spokesperson Chris Cochran. “Usually, about 50 percent that apply get the funding.” CSU Fresno, UC Irvine and UC San Diego also received OTS grants for various road safety and surveying programs, totaling nearly $1 million between the three.

Viticulturist manipulates valley varietals to mimic coastal cousins
(Western Farm Press © 08/24/2012)
No he was not harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon raisins as you might expect in California’s Central Valley, but wine grapes with quality equal to the cooler coastal climates of California. Gu is a viticulturist in the California State University, Fresno viticulture and enology research center and for the past three years has practiced only what can be called draconian crop management in a portion of the Fresno State vineyard. His goal has been to achieve high quality San Joaquin Valley varietal wine grapes.

Osher Foundation awards $500,000 for Fresno State scholarships
(Central Valley Business Times © 08/23/2012)
The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded Fresno State with $500,000 to establish a scholarship endowment benefiting students transferring to Fresno State from a California community college. ?These scholarships will provide much-needed assistance to students who have demonstrated their commitment to higher education,? says Paul Oliaro, Fresno State vice president of student affairs.

JOHN M. VALENTINO: Poverty, park space connected
(Fresno Bee © 08/23/2012)
Over the last 27 years, Tree Fresno has planted 39,000 trees throughout our four-county region. As a voice for trees, trails and open space, our work is essential to the well-being of our region. Yet, we need to do more. So in order to increase our impact, we recently moved to the campus of Fresno State this spring to create a center for community forestry and landscapes. We would like to lead the way in promoting education and conservation, and creating vibrant neighborhoods, while we demonstrate the link between attractive outdoor environments and civic prosperity.

Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials
(KTVU TV Del Norte County © 08/23/2012)
Community colleges serve that purpose through a broad range of certificate and academic programs. The system is a vital part of the feeder system for the California State University and University of California systems. In fact, 55 percent of CSU graduates started at a community college, as did 28 percent of UC graduates.

Bill aims to prohibit CSU exec raises during tough budgets
(Sacramento Hornet © 08/23/2012)
Salaries of CSU executives 2011-12 San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman: $350,000 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong: $350,000 San Jose State President Mohammad Qayoumi: $350,000. CSU Los Angeles President James Rosser: $325,000. CSU Long Beach President F. King Alexander: $320,329. Fresno State President John Welty: $299,000.
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