Academics

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At the beginning of 2020, students were preparing for the second half of the 2020 academic school year. These preparations included buying notebooks to take notes in a full classroom, walking around campus, and interacting with friends and acquaintances. The semester started like any other, …

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On May 12, it was announced that all California State University campuses would continue virtual instruction and activities for the 2020 fall semester. In the first Stan State University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) meeting since the announcement on Friday, campus leaders provided some i…

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According to the campus’ enrollment demographics, about 10% of students enrolled at Stanislaus State are undeclared, and experts suggest that this group of students may be facing the same problems between each other. These problems can be resolved with several resources provided by Stan State. 

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The Research and Immersion for STEM Excellence (RISE) program is the unsung hero for science majors on campus. The program helps students, in a variety of ways, to succeed in their chosen field and provides opportunities to work on their own paid research projects.

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Life during the coronavirus pandemic can be hard, especially for college students. Students have been forced to transition to online classes, attend Zoom seminars and learn material mostly on their own. Having to learn from home is already hard and stressful for many as it is, but what about…

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After two years of preparation, the new creative media major has finally arrived at Stan State. Depending on the response that students have towards it, the coordinators in the art department will determine whether the major will continue or not.

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Transfer students coming to Stanislaus State try their best to make a graceful transition into this new campus life, but they may encounter a few hiccups along the way. Whether it be not knowing when to transfer, wondering which classes and units are transferable, or something more simple li…

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In the midst of the coronavirus, events and activities are being canceled left and right, so it may not come as a surprise that the April 11 Writing Proficiency Screening Test (a graduation requirement for all students) was canceled. 

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Schools all over the world are switching to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this transition is crucial in protecting the health of our communities, students may be struggling to adjust to these drastic changes in their education. 

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The second Academic Senate meeting of the semester was filled with plenty of discussion regarding a wide variety of issues. Topics that were discussed in the lengthy meeting included healthcare on campus, changes in the graduate program, changes in the pre-nursing admission process, online e…

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Buying books can be very stressful if you don’t know where to look. How long should you wait to buy them? Which places offer the best prices? It can be a very overwhelming process.

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Every semester, students show up to a class with some sort of an idea of what to expect, only to be disappointed to find out that the class is very different from their initial expectations. Immediately, students want to switch classes or just drop the class altogether. Although students may…

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We’ve all been asked what we want to be when we grow up since we were little. Perhaps answers like, “Princess! Firefighter! Actress! Superhero!” were the answers when we were children. Later on, answers like, “Doctor! Engineer! Lawyer! CEO!” were given. 

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It’s the most stressful time of the semester. Finals are approaching, and Stan State students are scrambling to find the most effective ways to stay on top of homework and study for finals. Here are some tips on how to prepare for finals.

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Carol Cabral is an alumnus of Stanislaus State and has been inspired to not only put her time and dedication into social work cases through the years, but also to teach her students the reality of the job.

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Around 50 years ago, the Third World Liberation Front, a group of minority college students from various campuses, organized and fought for the creation of ethnic studies. 

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Diana Avalos, ASI government coordinator and representative for Stanislaus State at the Cal State Student Association (CSSA), attends monthly meetings being the voice of students at the state, local and federal levels. 

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The pilot program for Creative Media was discussed in this week’s Academic Senate meeting, where faculty members and ASI Vice President spoke on the advantages, concerns, and effects of the possible new program.

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Last Monday morning on Veterans’ Day, Dr. Brian Morsony hosted an astronomy event known as the ‘Transit of Mercury.' During the transit Mercury passed in front of the Sun. An event that won’t happen again till 2032. 

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Professor David Colnic, chair of the department of political science and public administration, made several statements regarding the updated CFA (California Faculty Association) report at today's Academic Senate Meeting.

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The fourth academic senate meeting of the school year was held today, once again led by Dr. Steven Filling, speaker of the faculty. Topics discussed at Tuesday’s meeting included land acknowledgment, the switch from Blackboard to either Blackboard Ultra or Canvas, a potential pilot program f…

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The academic senate meeting was held Tuesday led by Dr. Steven Filling, speaker of the faculty. Topics that were discussed: priority registration for student athletes, credit & no credit census date, ethnic studies requirement, land recognition statement, and addressing input of campus a…

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Professional attire can be costly, but luckily Stan State’s Career Services team and JCPenny have teamed up to make the interview process a little less stressful.

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The first academic senate meeting of the school year was held today and led by Dr. Filling. Topics that were discussed were: an active shooter preparedness class for faculty, nominations for CSU Honorary Degree Recipients, implementing literacy into curriculum and new funding for faculty. 

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Earlier last Friday, the Department of Student Affairs held a candidate forum open to faculty, staff and students. The faculty attended an open forum for active searches for Associate Vice President of Student affairs. The Department of Student Affairs has three candidates that qualified for…

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Fresh starts, new goals, and positive vibes filled the campus today. Students at Stanislaus State are more ready than ever to kick off this academic year.