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California State University students want fee hikes to be postponed

California State University students want fee hikes to be postponed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group of California State University students say they plan to ask the board of trustees to postpone a set of proposed tuition hikes while the effect of the increases is further studied. 

Natalie Dorado of Students for a Quality Education told reporters in a conference call Monday that increasing fees would hinder students from graduating faster. 

The university announced last week it would ask trustees at its meeting Tuesday to approve higher fees for students who already have enough credits to graduate, take more than a fulltime load, and those who repeat courses. The goal is to push students to graduate faster and free class space. 

But students say the fee boosts would punish students who may have to quit a class because of job pressures or switch majors.

Meet Tutors at SCUSD Serna Center Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Meet Tutors at SCUSD Serna Center Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Sacramento -- Meet tutors participating in SCUSD's "No Child Left Behind" FREE (we like FREE) tutoring program at Wednesday's 2012-2013 Free Tutoring Provider Fair at the Serna Center, 5735 - 47th Ave. 95824, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

How Free Tutoring Works

Funded by the federal "No Child Left Behind" program, free tutoring is available to assist students from Kindergarten through 12th grade who attend schools where student grades need improvement.  If your child's test scores need a boost -- and your family's income level qualifies -- this free tutoring program may be available where a tutor works one-on-one with your child to improve his or her test scores with English Language Arts, Reading, Math and Science.

How Your Child Qualifies for Free Tutoring  

Your child's school must qualify for participation in this program.

Sac State buzzing with Homecoming activity

Sacramento State welcomes alumni, friends and future Hornets for Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13.

Festivities kick off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with the Golden Grads Reunion at the Alumni Center. Sac State graduates from 1962 and earlier will gather to renew friendships and share memories. Graduates and family members, as well as University faculty, staff and friends are invited to enjoy a lunch and a walk down memory lane that includes memorabilia and photos.

The Sac State campus will be filled with activity Saturday, Oct. 13. It starts at 10 a.m. with Future Hornet Day, as prospective Sac State students will have a chance to tour the campus, meet with faculty members and attend information sessions on admissions, housing, financial aid and more.

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson is hosting a free food literacy fair on September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market in Sacramento. The event, partnered with the California Food Literacy Center, the Oak Park Farmers Market, and NeighborWorks Sacramento, will feature cooking demonstrations, physical activities and games, local chefs, and informational booths on health and nutrition. For more information, click here.

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161, which establishes every September in California as Food Literacy Awareness Month, was approved by the Senate. The resolution has previously been approved by the Assembly and is now enrolled.

“Educating the public, especially children, about food literacy is important because it has the ability to address the growing obesity epidemic,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that California American Water has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, California American Water joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset, and will lend their environmental and resource expertise to the project.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship.

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

SACRAMENTO – The Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento today announced that it will offer three special $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarships to members of chambers of commerce and civically engaged partners in the Sacramento region.

Drexel University, which is known for innovation and partnering with its community to make a difference, is offering the scholarships as a continuation of its effort to develop the next generation of business, nonprofit and civic leaders whose skills will be of great importance to the future of the Sacramento region.

The $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarship can be applied to tuition for any of the part-time graduate degree programs offered at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.

Scholarship finalists will be notified of a date and time when they will be interviewed by the award committee, which will be comprised of leaders of the Sacramento region’s chambers and civically engaged partners.

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