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  1. On Monday, September 17, 2018, you will be receiving your first StanNews notification. In this email you will have the opportunity to customize your content and create a weekly email announcement that works for you and your interests.
  2. On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, you will receive your first StanNews edition.

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Faculty Research Seminar

Conversation Tillage and Cover Cropping in Sustainable Vegetable Production

Dr. Zheng Wang, UCCE Vegetable and Irrigation Advisor, Modesto, will be presenting a Conversation Tillage and Cover Cropping in Sustainable Vegetable Production.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bizzini Hall, Room C 102  |  Turlock Campus

Save The Date: October 17, 2018

15th Annual OIT Tech Fair

Brought to you by the Office of Information Technology and Faculty Development Center, this event scheduled on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. will be located in FDC and the MSR Lobby features:

  • Technology for the classroom and office
  • The latest in learning solutions
  • Technology vendors and giveaways
  • Faculty demonstrations
  • Games and door prizes

All University faculty, staff, students and instructors are invited to the 2018 OIT Tech Fair, a free one-day event!

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The President's Office and the Office of Faculty Affairs invite you to attend a training as part of their larger commitment to Diversity and Social Justice.

Please plan on joining a community of like minded people in support of being an ally for LGBTQ+ people.

Safe Zone Training

  • When: Wednesday, October 3
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: MSR 130

Safe Zone Stanislaus State is pleased to announce the Safe Zone Workshop created especially for faculty, staff, and administrators. For those interested in becoming a visible ally, participants are invited
and welcomed to complete the workshop designed to build their knowledge and awareness of issues within the LGBTQ+ community. Topics covered in the workshop include terminology, the
coming out process, role of an ally, the role unconscious bias plays, confidentiality and available local and nationally resources.

The workshop and completion of it creates a visible presence on campus that lets others know we care, we are supportive and there are designated places to reach out and be heard. Those who complete the workshop will be provided with a Safe Zone sticker for your office door, which identifies you as someone who has chosen to educate him or herself about LGBTQ+ issues and serve as a resource.

Lunch provided to those who RSVP.

RSVP to Vickie Harvey

Warrior Food Distribution

Warrior Food Pantry and the United Samaritans are hosting Warrior Food Distribution events this semester to assist students facing food insecurity.

At each distribution event, students can receive one free box of non-perishable food items. To receive a food box, a student must simply fill out a brief U.S.D.A. form. Students can only receive one box per month. These distribution events are open to all current Stan State students in need. Please encourage any student(s) that could benefit from this opportunity to participate.

  • Dates: September 11 and 25, 2018, October 9 and 23, 2018, November 13 and 27, 2018, and December 11, 2018
  • Time: 11:00-1:00pm
  • Location: Student Services Building (West Lobby Area)

Disability Awareness Training

The Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL) will be providing some training for faculty and staff on Disability Awareness. The training will be in October, but in preparation for that, the facilitator would like to conduct some focus groups to get a sense of what our understandings of disability and accessibility.

  • The staff focus group will be on September 13, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • The faculty focus groups will be on September 19, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and again from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

There will also be remote access to the sessions via Zoom for those not able to join in person. You can sign up for a focus group at Please indicate if you will be joining in person or via Zoom so that we can send you the Zoom information for the appropriate session.

Library Instruction Services

The University Library instruction program helps students develop key academic research skills and become information literate in the ever-changing research environment. 

Librarians can help students:

  • Spend less time searching for information and more time evaluating it.
  • Understand the key concepts necessary for research success.
  • Utilize online library research tools effectively.

How to collaborate with a librarian:

  • Schedule a librarian-taught instruction session.
  • Embed a research guide in your Blackboard/Moodle shell.  
  • Work with a librarian to create tutorials or library guides tailored to your needs.
  • Direct your students to the reference desk or live chat for research help.
  • Direct your students to a one-on-one appointment with a librarian.

Please let me know if you have any questions or contact your library liaison.

Tim Held
Instruction Coordinator
University Library 
(209) 664-6555


New Master of Arts Degree in Child Development

The Master of Arts Degree in Child Development, is an 18-month program of face-to-face and hybrid classes. The MA program prepares students with advanced degrees that integrate developmental research into applied professional settings and provides the necessary research skills for those interested in pursuing doctoral programs.

34 units include: Foundation courses, Advanced seminars, Application course, Selected course, Advanced field experience and Capstone project, thesis, or exam preparation.

  • Cohort structure.
  • 18-months in alternative, year-round, non-traditional format.
  • Classes meet on the Turlock campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-10:00 pm.
  • Accelerated— Complete two courses in 10-week blocks.

Information Sessions:

  • September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm  |  Turlock Campus  |  C 234
  • September 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm  | Turlock Campus  |  C 234
  • October 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm  | Turlock Campus  |  DBH 113
  • October 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm  |  Turlock Campus  |  ESB 24

Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE)

Fall 2018 Programs for Students

The Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE) provides a number of workshops and academic support programs for both graduate and undergraduate students. Most of the programs have deadlines in the next 2-4 weeks, so now is the time to encourage your students to apply. We would love to come share flyers with your classes in a short 5-minute classroom visit sometime over the next few weeks. To request a classroom visit, please fill out this one-minute form. These classroom visits would be especially appropriate for junior/senior or grad level courses where students may be engaged in research or thinking about grad school.

Very brief descriptions of our Fall 2018 programs are below. For more information and application instructions for all of our programs, please visit the CEGE website.

  • Writing Consultation Appointments: 20-minute sessions with a writing coach to get feedback on one aspect of an assignment.
  • Graduate Writing Groups: weekly 90-minute focused sessions to get writing done, stay motivated, and develop good writing habits.
  • Writing Retreat: Saturdays on September 22, 2018 and November 3, 2018 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Open to grad students and faculty.
  • Quantitative Analysis Consultation: Individualized 30-minute meetings for grad students who need assistance in quantitative analysis.
  • Get Funded! Financing Your Graduate Education Workshop: September 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
  • Doctoral Application Residency Program (DARP): Series of 4 meetings to help students through the process of applying to doctoral programs.
  • NSF GRFP Application Residency Program: Series of 4 meetings to help students through the process of applying to the NSF GRFP.
  • Preparing for Timed Essay Tests: Graduate entrance exam writing skills workshop on October 4, 2018 and November 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Stanislaus State Theatre Department

Productions for 2018/2019

Under Milk Wood

October 4-7, 2018 and October 11-14, 2018
Directed by John Mayer

Silent Sky

November 8-11, 2018 and November 15-18, 2018
Directed by Cynthia DeCure

Charlottes Web

January 24-27, 2018
Directed by Kitsy Olson

Prometheus Bound

March 7-10, 2018 and March 14-17, 2018
Directed by Caroline Mercier

Theatre Club Production

April 12-14, 2018  |  TBA

The Threepenny Opera

April 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Directed by Kitsy Olsen

Dance Concert

May 17-19, 2018
Directed by Kitsy Olsen

Audition Notice

Under Milk Wood & Silent Sky

Auditions will be held 5:00-8:00 pm August 29, 2018. Callbacks will be from 5:00-8:00 pm on August 30, 2018. The sign-up sheet is located in the Theatre Call Box.

Under Milk Wood

Auditions will be held in D 40. We will be doing cold readings from the script as well as improvisational work.

Directed by John Mayer, Performance dates October 4-14, 2018.

Silent Sky

Auditions will be held on Main Stage. Actors should prepare a 2-3 minute monologue or memorized poem. Actors will read from the script only at callbacks.

Directed by Cynthia DeCure, Performance dates November 9-18, 2018.

Curriculog - Paperless Curriculum Management

The Office of Academic Programs completed the implementation of Curriculog, a paperless curriculum management system, for all curriculum proposals.  Curriculog is now ready for the submission of curriculum for the 2019/2020 academic catalog.  

SIGN UP for Training Sessions

ACCESS Training Materials

LOG ON to Curriculog

Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) Program

Opportunities Available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) Program has the following opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students this 2018-19 academic year.

  • Assistantships: Undergraduate and Graduate students earn money working with faculty on research, scholarship, and/or creative projects.  Applications are due on September 24th.
  • Mini-Grants: Students may receive a mini-grant to fund research or creative projects with money for equipment, materials, and supplies.  Eligible applications will be awarded as received until all funds are allocated.
  • Travel Grants: Travel grants are available to support student attendance/participation and presentation at professional conferences.

For more information, including application requirements, deadlines, and other details, please visit

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How Can I Help My Students Study Abroad

Study Abroad Classroom Presentation

Customized for you! Study Abroad Classroom Presentations can range from 5 minutes at the beginning of class to the whole class period.  Hosting faculty member sets the parameters.

How do I sign up?

Faculty and staff can find our form online.

Want to post a flyer in your office? 

PDF Flyer

Study Abroad Information Sessions

A Study Abroad Information Session is a student's first step to studying abroad. All Information Sessions last approximately 45 minutes to 75 minutes. During the Information Session, we explore all providers' websites, discuss scholarships and financial, and give an overview of the application process. Attending an information session does not commit a student to study abroad but it does give the student the tools and the knowledge to find the program that best fits their academic and financial needs. Attending an Information Session is mandatory in order to meet with the Study Abroad Advisor. All information sessions are in Student Services Building Room 128 (Turlock Campus) at 12:00 p.m. (with the except of September 12th which will have an Information Session at 2:30 p.m. Information Session dates are:

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (2:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, September 18, 2018
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018   
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018      
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018    
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018              
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Friday, December 14, 2018

New Lab Safety Tools to Launch in October 2018

Safety & Risk Management is implementing a set of tools designed to improve safety and facilitate regulatory compliance in laboratories across campus. Stan State will begin using the software, which was developed at the University of California, by October 31, 2018.

The software includes three integrated modules:

  • Assessment: This tool allows principal investigators to identify hazards related to their research and share this and other critical safety information about these hazards with the members of their lab.
  • Chemicals: A chemical inventory management tool that uses a barcoding system to quickly add chemicals to an inventory. It includes a library of chemicals that are referenced to populate chemical details, like hazards and first aid information. Chemicals is available in a phone app as well as for tablet or desktop.
  • Inspect: A flexible, customizable tool that manages the scheduling, completion and long-term tracking of safety inspections. It is available for phones, tablets and desktops.

For More Information

Solar Suitcase Crowdfunding

Have you seen the Solar Suitcase project in the news recently?

Stan State is partnering to bring light to global scholars.The Solar Suitcase program is undertaken in partnership with PG&E Solar Suitcase program under We Care Solar. The program enhances the learning of green energy sources and helps middle school students develop their own solar systems. The student-built systems are then deployed to areas lacking electrical utilities, generally to schools and refugee camps. In addition, middle school students learn the global aspect of energy access as well as the social issues that accompany this subject.

More Information About PG&E Solar Suitcase 

 Learn how you can help!

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Master of Business Administration Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning about our Master of Business Administration programs?  Here's is a chance to meet the director and to learn about our evening, online and executive programs.

Information sessions are at Stanislaus State, Tracy City Hall and via webinars.

MBA Information Session Dates and Times

Contact Information:
MBA | Demergasso-Bava Hall 209 | 209.667.3683 |

Graduate Writing Support Available

The Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE) offers free writing support to all currently enrolled graduate students at Stan State. English Professor Dr. Matthew Moberly, and CEGE Graduate Student Peer Writing Coach, Tara Dybas, provide writing support for graduate students.

The focus of each session is on one targeted writing issue – such as mechanics, sentence structure, or organization – that can be addressed in a 20-minute period. CEGE writing support coaches do not offer editing of any documents. Coaches offer targeted, personalized feedback meant to improve the quality of graduate student writing.

Writing support sessions are available in person at CEGE during drop-in hours, or online via Zoom. All available hours are listed on the CEGE website. Instructions for scheduling a writing support appointment are also included on the website.

CEGE Writing Support Website

Center for Excellence in Graduate Education | MSR 160

Warrior Cards Issued @ University Library

Warrior Cards are now issued in the University Library - Circulation desk (2nd floor).  This service is available during all library open hours, except 30 minutes before closing time.

Students, faculty and staff do not pay for their first Warrior Card.  Replacement cards may be purchased for $5.00. Additionally, faculty and staff needing to have their picture taken for door access may do so without charge.

For more information, please contact Library Circulation at (209) 667-3234 or visit the Help Page.

  • Warrior Card Fee: First card is free
  • Replacement Card Fee: $5 per card; advance payment is required.

How to Pay: