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Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

It's time to think about ways you can shop wisely for back-to-school clothing and school supplies. Savvy shoppers begin planning now to get the most for their back-to-school dollars.

"Hold on to your wallets", said CEO, Blair Looney of Better Business Bureau serving Central California. School supplies, school clothes, electronics, shoes and much more will be purchased in the upcoming months and one third will most likely do some of that shopping "online". Families are prepared to spend an average of $800 to get their children ready for the new school year.

Just about everyone has felt the economic pinch and with that, families plan to shop for sales now more than ever. Shopping online can be more intriguing due to coupons, and buy more generic or store brands, among other money-saving strategies.

On-line purchasing may save time, but check before you click!

Fresno State offers new degree in Latin American Studies

Fresno State offers new degree in Latin American Studies

 

 

(June 17, 2013) – A new Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies, designed to offer an interdisciplinary study in the social sciences and the humanities that concentrates on the national experience of countries in Latin America. will be offered at Fresno State for the first time this fall.

 

The 120-unit program, the only new degree approved for Fresno State by the CSU Chancellor this year, is offered through the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department which currently offers a B.A. degree and a minor in Chicano Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies.

 

“The new degree recognizes the importance of Latin America in terms of economic relations between the United States and Latin America,” said Dr.

Valley College Raising Money to Fund Veteran Parking Passes

Valley College Raising Money to Fund Veteran Parking Passes

How would you like to thank a Veteran?

Here's your chance.

Porterville College is looking to raise money to pay for the parking passes of currently enrolled veteran students.

Slick Rock Student Film Festival This Saturday

Slick Rock Student Film Festival This Saturday
The 10th annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition – is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at the Fox Theatre in downtown Visalia. This year, the festival received 192 films, representing the work of over 380 students. The high school films receiving a “Premiere Cut” designation will be screened at the theater beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. A screening schedule will available at www.SlickRockFestival.org on Thursday, May 16. At 5:30 p.m., students who played a central role in producing "Premiere Cut" films (along with their advisors) are eligible to participate in the Limo/Red Carpet Walk. The awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

 

WHO: Fresno Pacific University

 

WHAT: Spring 2013 Commencement

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno

 

BACKGROUND: Provost Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., is the main speaker at both events. His speech is titled “The Hidden Curriculum” and draft copies will be available to the media. Some 184 traditional undergraduates, 117 graduate students (including 20 from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary) and 227 bachelor’s degree completion students are eligible to graduate.

 

SCHEDULE: Ceremonies for traditional undergraduate, graduate and seminary students will be at 10:00 a.m. Degree completion ceremonies will be at 6:00 p.m.

Student Filmmakers Wanted!

Student Filmmakers Wanted!
The Tulare County Office of Education is preparing for the 10th annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition. The deadline for students to submit their films is Monday, April 15. Middle and high school students in the seven South Central Valley counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare are eligible to compete in the festival. Instructions for uploading films can be found at www.slickrockfestival.org.

 

Fresno State Events

Fresno State Events

Fresno State students serve through Alternative Spring Break Program  

 

 

(March 25, 2013) – For some Fresno State students, Spring Break “fun” this week entails gardening, crafts with kids and other community service projects at El Dorado and Quigley Parks in Fresno, and the Ronald McDonald House in Madera.

 

 

Approximately 35 students are volunteering four days of their Spring Break vacations with the Fresno State Alternative Spring Break Program 2013 through the University Student Union, the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning and Friends for Civic Engagement, a project coordinated by the Richter Center tha