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UC Merced sees nearly 8,000 enrolled

The University of California, Merced, reported a record-breaking enrollment for fall of 2017. Nearly 8,000 students are attending the coming school year.

The school reported 7,375 undergraduates and 592 graduate students for the year, up 8.6 percent from 2016.

“UC Merced’s record enrollment is fueled by growing popularity and increased demand, as demonstrated by a significant increase in applications and subsequent registrations to our campus,” said Dorothy Leland, chancellor for the school.” We continue to support our students on their academic journeys by placing a strong focus on the development of academic programs, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates and a growing array of student activities and amenities.”

The school is the fastest-growing university in the U.S. according to the Chronicle of Higher Education... Read More

Computer classes contribute to active aging community

As part of West Sacramento’s Age Friendly Action Plan, students were paired with seniors this summer to learn essential computer and smart phone skills at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library. The classes increased connectivity of the seniors and allowed them to advance their intergenerational scope.

Take a closer look at each of the classes below:

 

 

 

For more information on Age Friendly resources, please visit the City of West Sacramento’s website.... Read More

5 Actions to take now for next summer’s jobs and internships

Fall classes haven’t even started at UC Davis, but employers are already looking to recruit UC Davis students for internships and career positions that will begin in June 2018.

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4 decisions to make about a double major

When you announce your plan to attend college, you’ll often hear “What is your major?” or a question related to your future goals and aspirations. Choosing one college major can be easy or difficult, especially with so many great course topics and majors to choose from at UC Davis.

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Learn essential computer skills at Tech Camp

You’re invited to attend FREE workshops to learn computer, Facebook, email and FaceTime skills. Participants will be guided through each step of a computer based task by Summer STEPS Interns and Teen Heroes.

Location

Arthur F. Turner Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento

Class Descriptions

Basics: Learn how to turn on a computer and set up accounts

Intermediate: Learn how to use email and set up a Facebook page

Advanced: Learn about search engines, upload a video to Facebook, practice using FaceTime

Time and Dates

Basics class: July 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate class: July 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Advanced class: July 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.