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It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is here, ladies and gentlemen. The Modesto Bee and I are excited to kick off the New Year by bringing the college community together in The Modesto Bee’s new magazine, #collegelife. The 21st Century has us all wonderfully connected 24/7, yet all the information we get online can be a bit impersonal and overwhelming. Where can you get relevant information about your campus and community at one site and one magazine? Here at #collegelife! We feature important information, event listings, highlights of who’s who on campus, community resources,

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Junior College learning communities. Sharing information between two esteemed institutions can only broaden the support of each school. We hope it inspires you to visit each campus, to take in a performance, sporting event, or free workshop. We also hope our Meet…section will bring the community closer together by celebrating each other’s daily heroes at both campuses.

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s Dean of the Division of Health, Recreation and Physical Education/Athletic Director for the past 14 years, it is important to note that Modesto Junior College has excellent programs in each of these areas. Physical Education, also known as Kinesiology, is the scientific study of human movement. Our Physical Education program at Modesto Junior College offers a balanced approach based upon the individual interests and needs of our students. In addition to a wide variety of Physical Education activity and theory courses, we also offer intercollegiate competition in 21 sports. Since the majority of career opportunities in Physical Education exist for our students completing a bachelor’s degree, general education and transfer courses are carefully planned so that students are well prepared for individual career needs and upper division college work. Modesto Junior College offers an AA degree in Physical Education (123 students currently enrolled), a new AAT degree in Kinesiology (64 students), an AA degree in University Prep: Health and Physical Education (139 students), and an AA degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (358 students). The Athletic Training/Sports Medicine program at Modesto Junior College is designed to prepare students for appropriate procedures in prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This degree is also designed to transfer students to four-year colleges where they can continue their education to fulfill the requirements of National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) certification. This will lead to the student’s eventual eligibility to challenge the national examination, and upon satisfactory completion of the required courses and passing the exam, become a certified athletic trainer. Modesto Junior College’s Health Education program draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, social, physical and medical sciences to develop individual, group, institutional and community strategies to improve health knowledge and attitudes, as well as skills and behavior. Modesto Junior College’s Adapted Physical Education program offers courses introducing students to a variety of sports, aquatic exercises, and swimming, strength development and fitness. With increased urbanization, expanded leisure time, and public

awareness of the value of recreational activities, trained leaders are needed to organize and administer programs in a variety of settings. Since most jobs in recreation require a four-year college degree, students in the recreation program at Modesto Junior College are encouraged to follow the fouryear college transfer pattern, and also to complete theoretical and practical recreation classes. Considerable flexibility in the recreation program is allowed in designing an individualized program, to strengthen career needs and specialization areas selected by the student. Modesto Junior College’s Intercollegiate Athletics program is a member of the Big 8 Conference for both men and women, except for men’s wrestling (Coast Conference) and football (Valley Conference). The men compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, water polo, and wrestling. The women compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis, volleyball, water polo and golf. Since 1937, Modesto Junior College has hosted an annual statewide basketball tournament in December. It is the oldest community college invitational basketball tournament in the state. In the 2012-13 academic year, the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of TwoYear Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) announced that Modesto Junior College placed 11th out of 105 California Community Colleges in the final standings of the NATYCAA Cup. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall athletic/program excellence at the two-year college level. The CCCAA is the governing body providing oversight of intercollegiate athletics within the California Community College system. As you move forward in this exciting time in your life, we sincerely hope that you will fully explore Modesto Junior College as well as our Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics programs. DR. WILLIAM J. KAISER 
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oseph Sheley spent much of his first year as interim president of California State University, Stanislaus, touring the Central Valley and meeting with business and community leaders and elected officials. In May 2013, the CSU Board of Trustees rewarded Sheley’s hard work with a permanent appointment as president of CSU Stanislaus, and he was formally invested as the university’s 10th president during a ceremony in November. Now in his first full academic year as president, Sheley continues to lay the groundwork for a new era of community partnership that will help uplift the entire region. “I’ve driven to cities and towns all over the region … to meet people and to listen to them, to see where our students live and work, and to send the message that we will come to them,” Sheley said. “We are not an island. We are part of an important region, and we truly want to partner in moving this region forward.” Sheley believes the university and the community should become stronger advocates for each other. CSU Stanislaus alumni, faculty,

staff and students should not be shy, he said, when it comes to boasting about the university’s accomplishments and contributions to the region, among them: • CSU Stanislaus has been featured in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” ranking for eight consecutive years and in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges ranking 18 times. • The university has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally

increase attendance and spirit at home events, increase school spirit through social media, and improve the fan experience at games. Facility upgrades, such as lights being added to the baseball and softball fields on campus, will make it easier for fans to attend sporting events and help grow the community’s pride in the university. In his investiture address, Sheley said the university and community should identify and pursue common goals — chief among them, the well-rounded

“A VISION IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE COMMUNITY’S WILLINGNESS TO PURSUE IT — NOT JUST THE CAMPUS, BUT THE WHOLE REGION” JOSEPH SHELEY CSU STANISLAUS PRESIDENT

responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, appearing in all four editions of the “Green Colleges” publication. The university has also been recognized nationally for its affordability and value, along with its friendliness toward military service members, veterans and their families. • For seven consecutive years, CSU Stanislaus has been recognized nationally on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, honoring the university’s commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. • The university’s athletics programs have also become a great source of pride for the community, in part because of the spirit instilled in student-athletes. The athletics department has worked with the student body to

education of graduates who will make their mark on the region regardless of their choice of major. That vision, he said, will only be achievable through the commitment of the university and region to common goals. “A vision is only as good as the community’s willingness to pursue it — not just the campus, but the whole region,” Sheley said. “I have never been so confident about anything in my life: This vision of our one university, one community will be our legacy — if you will join me in its pursuit.” JAMES LEONARD CSU STANISLAUS OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS


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WRITER: Paul Gonzalez EMAIL:pgonzalez@mercedsun-star.com PHONE: (209) 385-2464 BIO: Paul Gonzalez is a senior management major at UC Merced. When he’s not writing, editing or studying, you’ll often find Paul watching re-runs of ‘Breaking Bad’ or trying to find his car keys.

With graduation just around the corner and post-grad plans already being made, the Senioritis epidemic is upon us with full force. After a long four years (or more) the temptation to ease up on the gas can sometimes be too difficult to ignore. So whether you’re on the brink of graduation, or just ready for the summer, here are some tips for staving off Senioritis.


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Finding time to work out can be a challenge, but making fitness a priority is worth the sacrifice. The therapeutic benefits of a good run or hard gym session are immeasurable and can help release some of the anxiety and stress that come with a busy schedule and hard classes. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity will not only help you sleep better, but will actually give you more energy throughout the day. That energy could help you be more alert during class or power you through a study or homework session. In fact, research from Purdue University found that “Students who worked out at Purdue’s gym at least once a week were more likely to earn a higher grade point average than students who visited less or not at all.” So be sure to get that cardio in, it just might help you ace that exam.

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While classes and exams can be time consuming, getting a job or internship while in school has a number of benefits. An internship in your field of study is a great way to apply classroom concepts in a real work environment and the experience will help prepare you for the work force after graduation. If an internship isn’t an option, look for job openings at your school’s website. On campus positions generally have flexible hours so you will be able to work around your class. While an on campus job might not directly relate to your field of study, it will not only provide a source of extra income, but also will help you gain practical work skills and prepare you to handle work related responsibilities.

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Get involved in clubs and organizations within your major. Being around like-minded people who have some of the same goals you have will help you stay the senior year course. Adding consistency and routine to your schedule by going to weekly meetings will also help you stay focused on academics and not on distractions. AddiProfessional tionally, professional clubs can also help build your resume by creating opportunities for you to network with other students as well as professionals in your field. These opportunities and connections could become invaluable to you after graduation, so be sure to take advantage of them.

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Fighting Senioritis is hard. Students put in a lot of work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, burned out, or just lazy. It is important to remember that as seniors you have worked your entire college career to get to graduation, and graduation is almost here — almost. There are still classes to attend, homework to turn in, essays to write and exams to take. So stay the course seniors, your next adventure is just around the corner. #collegelife


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WRITER: Paul Gonzalez EMAIL:pgonzalez@mercedsun-star.com PHONE: (209) 385.2464

Starting a business is a goal many students have, but you don’t have to wait years after graduation to put your plan into action. Successful corporations such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft were all started by college students and recent graduates. Here are some new and exciting start-ups with ties to a campus near you.

Tin-Bin: Tin-Bin is a promising new software startup from UC Merced. The venture originated as the side project of UCM graduate Tyler Shaddix whose “Simple API for Google Analytics” called OOcharts has generated an enormous user base, including companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Forever 21 . The popularity of OOcharts, an application designed to let users organize their Google analytics, led Shaddix and his partners Jorge Marquez and Jared Calinisan to found Tin-Bin, a company based around the OOcharts product. OOcharts is just the first step though, according to Product Manager Jorge Marquez. Tin-Bin plans on publishing a portfolio of applications in the near future including a legal billing application that is already under construction. To that end, their personnel count has expanded from three to six, and as Marquez, Shaddix and the rest of the team realized, they needed additional man power to continue the business’ growth as they look to expand operations throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. Tin-Bin’s success is due in part to their “new age” business approach where the team works when they can from wherever they are. It’s an unorthodox model, but for a business that started in a living room, that flexibility has produced an impressive result. ////SEE PAGE20

BUILDING SUCCESS Top left to right: Juliane Soria, Claudia Canates. Bottom left to right: Tin Bin partners Jared Calinisan, Jorge Marquez, and Tyler Shaddix.


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Bounce: Andrew Thompson founded Bounce to solve a problem. A senior at the time attending UC Merced, Thompson realized how hard it was for students to get around the city, especially if they didn’t have a car. This led to the creation of Bounce, a ridesharing service that allowed students to connect with other student drivers. Users in need of local transportation bought tokens from the Bounce website and could redeem those credits in exchange for a ride to a given destination. Where Tin-Bin’s business strategy was laid-back and relaxed, Bounce took a more traditional approach. Thompson and his team created an 11-page business plan, and sought mentorship from UCM Professors S.A. Davis and Mark Harris. Despite all the planning and preparation done to ensure a smooth launch, new ridesharing laws have forced Bounce to change its business model. The service will now transition to a free forum based website where students can post ride wanted ads. Users will conduct their own transactions and Bounce will no longer charge a fee or provide drivers directly thereby reliving them of liabilities and other legal hurdles that made their old structure no longer viable. Bounce’s refreshed service will be operational in the coming months, but the company’s commitment to student service already makes it a success.

To find out more about Bounce visit http://gobounce.it or www.facebook.com/bounceridesharing.

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People don’t usually associate finances with fun, but CSU Stanislaus graduate Jason Gordo wants to change that. Gordo and business partner Jeff Burrow and the founders of FlexScore, a social software platform designed a program to make managing your money as painless as possible. “We wanted to make it for the average normal person across the country,” said Gordo while describing FlexScore at the Finovate finance technology conference. After creating a FlexScore account, users fill out basic financial information, and FlexScore generates a score between 1- 1,000, the higher your score the better. Your score is meant to serve as a starting point and allows people to not only understand their financial situation, but what steps they can take to improve it. People can also see how their score ranks compared to others of similar age and location as well as income bracket. The system lets users “compete” for the highest score and social tools such as peer ranking and a point system based on individual milestones or “action steps.” This keeps everyone motivated to achieve financial success. FlexScore is still in beta, but if you’re interested in an easier way to keep tabs on your finances you can create a FlexScore account right now for free. Starting a business can be challenging and success is never a guarantee, but if you have an idea that you’re truly passionate about there’s no reason to wait. Even if your first attempt at a start-up isn’t successful, learning what it takes to run a business is just as important. What better way to do it than being the boss? #collegelife


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COACHING STUDENTS TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL CHOICES ON AND OFF THE FIELD Kelly Nasrawi, Modesto Junior College head women’s softball coach has been playing or coaching softball for the last 27 years. That would stun many people because Nasrawi looks so young herself. But she found out very early on in life what her love was. “I started playing when I was seven. I have an older sister and I wanted to be like her. She played softball,” Nasrawi says. She laughs at the recollection because her sister only played one season. Nasrawi was born and raised in Modesto and graduated from Thomas Downey High School. Because of her high grade point average and her skills on the softball field, Nasrawi earned an academic and softball scholarship to California State University, Long Beach. She remembers wanting to play softball after she graduated high school. Her father told her that she had to have good grades or no one would give her a scholarship. That stuck and she played and worked hard to get to CSU Long Beach. “When I was a kid I played every weekend of my life. The majority of my youth was spent playing on the weekend.” Playing on the weekends, of course, doesn’t account for her many hours a day spent practicing. “I was privileged to have parents who allowed and helped me to do what I did,” she says. Currently, Nasrawi teaches conditioning/weight training and health lecture classes at MJC. She was hired as the head softball coach and part-time lecturer at MJC in 2007. Since 2008, she has also been the 9th grade health teacher at Peter Johansen High School part of the Modesto City Schools; her 12th year teaching high school. Her days in the spring are hectic. During the day she is at Johansen high school, then has MJC softball practice Monday through Friday after her high school teaching hours. After practice, a few times a week, she teaches her college level courses at MJC. On the weekends, she has MJC softball games. “I do have crazy days sometimes,” Nasrawi says. But all of her work it seems is done with the love for teaching, her students, and softball. She is the kind of coach who wants to be there for her students, like her parents were there for her. She helps students who want to further their softball careers and finds them scholarships to play at four-year universities. In the fall, she even went with a student athlete to Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She wanted to help her student athlete get a second opinion on the university. “I felt she needed help or a second opinion to make such a huge decision,” Nasrawi says. Her words reflect her understanding of what creates success in young people. She understands the work ethic to succeed and the need for mentors. She’s gone through that path and lives it everyday. Anyone who has her as a teacher and mentor should consider themselves lucky. Nasrawi herself feels grateful and loves what she does. During her down time when she has it, she enjoys physical activity that contributes to her well-being. It’s no surprise she picks weight lifting or running as activities to do on her free time. She’s been a life long athlete and does what any conditioned athlete does. She keeps going, consistent in her work and drive. #collegelife

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Mariam Salameh, California State University, Stanislaus’ Associated Students Inc. president and CEO is one busy young woman. Born and raised in Modesto, Fall 2013 marked her first semester taking on the leadership position. Along with her 30 hours a week minimum on the job, she’s also a peer advisor for the CSU Stanislaus College of Business. She’s also a full-time public administration graduate student. “It’s a lot,” Salameh says. “But I love what I do, but it’s hard, I’m not going to lie,” she adds. Honest and hardworking, her outlook on living life fully is refreshing. “There’s not enough time in your life — you have to live in the moment and can’t waste it,” she says when asked about her attitude toward her full schedule. Salameh attended Grace M. Davis High School in Modesto, graduating in 2009. She was an undergraduate at CSU Stanislaus and loved her experience there so much, she enrolled into the three-year public administration graduate program. “A lot of people say I’m mature for my age,” the 22-year-old Salameh says. “I’m the oldest of four children. My parents worked so hard to put a roof over my head, which made me so driven and goal oriented.” Salameh is the first to graduate college in her family. Her parents, her sources of inspiration, and immigrants from Palestine, instilled strong values about education early on for her and her siblings. They stressed throughout Salameh’s childhood that getting an education was always worth the hard work. Salameh, whose optimism is infectious, offers sage advice to those students going through difficult times in their educational career. “I just want to advise students to never give up. If you think you can’t do it, it will get better,” she says. Life, though sometimes challenging, always gets better with a focus and goals Salameh passionately believes. Salameh has been part of the CSU Stanislaus leadership for longer than her semester as president. Her first years as an undergraduate, she was a volunteer member of the Warrior Squad, organizing large student spirit events. During her third year, she was elected as ASI board of director of diversity. Her fourth year, she was elected ASI vice president. After reflecting on her years of service at CSU Stanislaus, Salameh decided to run for president and endured a threeweek election campaign. The CSU Stanislaus community appreciates her years of service and most recently gave her touching, positive feedback after a speech she made at President Sheley’s inauguration. Salameh’s full schedule hardly allows time for her to think about how well she’s doing in everything she does. The positive comments she received helped her slow down and digest that she was making a difference in her community. As for Salameh’s plans for down time outside of CSU Stanislaus, she’s learning to carve some space for herself. “My family is proud and encouraging of me, but I always get reminded to have a mental break,” Salameh says. She doesn’t say she is taking a break anytime soon, but laughs that she’s trying to. #collegelife

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As a student in college, I personally know that many of us are constantly pressed for time. With this time crunch, we find ourselves struggling to eat something other than the all too stereotypical Kraft Mac and Cheese and Nissin Top Ramen. While these options may curb our appetite, they are far from anything ‘healthy’ and ‘homemade.’ During my freshman year of college, I quickly discovered that the cafeteria food served on campus would not suffice my almost hourly food cravings. The French fries, the pizza, the pasta, and the cookies just wouldn’t cut it for me! Many times for dinner, you would find me sitting and talking with friends while munching on several bowls of the magically delicious Lucky Charms. Even at 19-years-old, the marshmallows will forever be my favorite part of that cereal. Nevertheless, I knew that I wouldn’t last very long on sugar and carbohydrates. With a suggestion from family members, I made a quick trip to buy my very first Rival Crock-Pot. Although we were not allowed to have these in the dorms, I was not going to allow myself to starve in college while many were gaining their ‘Freshmen 15.’ After searching for meals online and asking my own mother for ideas, I started to master several meals which became personal favorites of friends living in my hall. If you are just learning how to cook or just want simple easy meals, then I’ve got some great recipes for you. I live by the phrase, “Minimal effort with maximum taste.” So many people are often afraid to cook because they are afraid of failure. Even the professionals had to start somewhere. If you’ve ever seen the movie Julie & Julia, think of the way Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child in the kitchen. Right as Streep flips the omelet, she misses the pan, splattering several bits of egg all over the counter. But Julia Child reminds us, “But you can always pick it up, and if you’re alone in the kitchen, who is going

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to see?” That’s my exact point. Start out simple, and work your way from there. It is quite all right if your Beef Bourguignon or your chicken parmesan doesn’t turn out. Just make some adjustments to your recipe for the next time. Above, I’ve included two of my go-to meals for any day of the week. Like I said earlier, these recipes truly require minimal effort. You will be quite surprised with the outcome! These meals can all be prepared in the CrockPot (also known as a slow cooker) before you leave for work or school. They will be ready to go by dinnertime! I hope you find that these meals are as easy and delicious as I say they are. Trust me. It would be pretty difficult to mess these up. If you were trying to feed a group of friends, these meals would be perfect for just that. Your friends will honestly want to come back to your house/apartment/ dorm room for another meal. I wish you all the best of luck in your cooking adventures. Bon appétit! #collegelife


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MARCH 14 – 16

EVENTS ON SOCIAL MJC

MJC Theatre Department presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, March 14-15 at 8:00 p.m. and March 15-16 at 2:00 p.m., Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets available at the Gallo Center, 1000 I Street, Modesto, and online at www.galloarts.org.

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Modesto Area Partners in Science presents “Autism and Immunology” with Dr. Judy Van de Water, UC Davis Associate Professor, 7:00 p.m., Sierra Hall 132, West Campus, Free. MARCH 22

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Guest Artist Stan Wilson at the University Art Gallery Reception Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. Artist Talk at 6:00 p.m. The University Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the Drama Building. Gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Gallery Director at (209) 667-3186 or email Art_Gallery@csustan.ed. FEBRUARY 1

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Faculty Recital Randall Keith, string bass at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. FEBRUARY 20

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Hispanic Education Conference, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free. The conference encourages local high school and college students to choose a career path, focus on a goal and pursue higher education to achieve their goal. For registration or information call (209) 575-6698 or ramirezc@mjc.edu. MARCH 22

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MJC Champion Choice Project Animal Sale – Project Pig Sale of MJC produced Pigs, Agriculture Education Center, West Campus, open to the public. MARCH 26

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Electronic Music Concert, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, Music Building 108, East Campus, free. MARCH 29

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Martin Luther King Commemoration featuring guest speaker Diane Nash, 7:00 p.m. Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free. FEBRUARY 19 - 23

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Off-Balance Dance in Repertory Concert, February 19 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m. Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, $10 general, $8 students/ seniors, $5 for Student Preview Night on Feb. 19. Tickets available at the Box Office, (209) 575-6776, online at http:// mjc.tix.com and at the door. FEBRUARY 25

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MJC Speech and Debate Team presents Spring Speech Night, performances at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., $5 presale tickets and $7 the day of the event. FEBRUARY 28

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Modesto Area Partners in Science presents “Chaos Theory” with Dr. Kevin Mitchell, Associate Professor, UC Merced, 7:00 p.m., Sierra Hall 132, West Campus, free.

Faculty Recital David Wells, bassoon at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421.

MJC Field Day – Annual Field Day comprised of 20 competitive contests for FFA members from throughout the state, Agriculture Education Center, West Campus.

MARCH 4

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Guest Artist Recital Robin Fisher, soprano at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 6

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Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 7

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Faculty Recital Deborah Kavasch, soprano Joseph Wiggett, baritone at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 20

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Chamber Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 21

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Faculty Recital Jeannine Dennis, flute at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www. csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421.

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FEBRUARY 27

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Faculty Recital Leah Carl, violin at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 1

MJC

African American Education Conference, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center, West Campus, free. The conference assists junior high and high school students in developing a plan of action to ensure student success. Parents are also encouraged

MARCH 22

MJC MJC Champion Choice Project Animal Sale – Project Pig Sale of MJC produced Pigs, Agriculture Education Center, West Campus, open to the public.


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APRIL 11

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Modesto Area Partners in Science presents “Science and Art” with Dr. Carlo Séquin, UC Berkeley Professor of Computer Science, 7:00 p.m., Sierra Hall 132, West Campus, free APRIL 14

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Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free/ donations accepted APRIL 15

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MJC Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free with donations accepted.

Poet Patricia Smith, winner of the Academy of American Poets’ 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize Reading, Q&A, and Book Signing, 7 p.m., Music Recital Hall, East Campus, free APRIL 16 – 18

MJC MARCH 25

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Jazz Ensemble Concert With guest artist Marcus Shelby at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MARCH 27

CSU-STAN

Jazz Combos Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421.

the public. For more information, please contact the Gallery Director at (209) 667-3186 or email Art_Gallery@ csustan.edu. APRIL 5

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MJC Spring Classic – Sanctioned Junior Jackpot Sheep, Swine & Goat Shows open to junior exhibitors to compete and to the public for viewing, Agriculture Education Center, West Campus. APRIL 5

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Original Student Performance Created by students Directed by Amy Seely $10/$8. For ticket information, please call the Box Office at (209) 667-3166. Tickets are also available online at www.csustan.edu/soa. For additional 
information, please contact the Theatre Department at (209) 667-3451. MAR. 10 - APR. 15, 2014

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Mohammad Reza Tahmasbpour: Surveiling the Naked City Video art from Tehran, curated by Sandra Skurvida Reception Thurs., March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Artist Talk at 6:00 p.m. The University Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the Drama Building. Gallery events are free and open to

MJC

Earth Day Celebration, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the MJC East Campus Quad, free. APRIL 22

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MJC Community Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, $5 general and $1 students/seniors.

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Concert Band in Performance, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free with donations accepted. APRIL 24

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MARCH 28 Choral Concert University Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale Opera Workshop: Dido and Aeneas at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421.

Choreographer’s Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Cabaret Dance Theatre, El Capitan Building, West Campus, $10 general and $8 students/seniors.

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MJC Agriculture Annual Scholarship Breakfast, open to MJC Ag students and to scholarship donors only. APRIL 25 18th Annual Plant Sale – Annual sale of MJC produced landscape and house plants, MJC Nursery, open to the public. APRIL 9

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Celebration of the Humanities Writing Awards Ceremony (honoring student winners in essay, fiction, and poetry), 7:00 p.m., Little Theatre, Performing Arts Center, East Campus, free APRIL 11 -18

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Celebration of the Humanities Student Art Exhibit, opening ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on April 11, MJC Art Gallery, East Campus, free. APRIL 11

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Celebration of the Humanities New Music Concert, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free

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MJC Choir Performance, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, admission TBA. APRIL 29

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Storytelling Evening, 5:30 p.m., Little Theatre, Performing and Media Arts Center, East Campus, free. APRIL 29, 30, MAY 1, 2, 3, 4

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Shakespeare Under the Stars The Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identities, bewildering desires, practical jokes, and ribald revelry set in the excitement of the Roaring Twenties. Directed by Daniel Gately, performance begins at dusk University Amphitheatre, Free. APRIL 3

CSU-STAN

Guest Artist Recital Friction Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall.

Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. APRIL 5

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5th Annual Robert Danziger Memorial Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. APRIL 15

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Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. APRIL 29

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Latin Jazz Tribute: “Collective” Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MAY 1

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Student Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MAY 5

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Jazz in the Park Jazz Ensemble and Combos at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MAY 6

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The 29th Annual Student Composition Festival 20th Century Techniques Projects at 5:00 p.m. Composition Studio Recital at 8:00 p.m., free. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421. MAY 8

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Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Performance is held in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall. Tickets are sold at the door on the date of the performance or in advance at www.csustan.edu/soa. For more information call the Department of Music at (209) 667-3421.


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AN OPTION FOR CAMPUS LIFE Students getting ready to begin their college careers may soon find themselves pondering how to ingrain themselves in their new communities. College presents opportunities to explore new interests and hobbies and make new friends in the process. One of the more popular ways students assimilate into campus life is by joining a Greek organization. Some students have gotten their first perceptions of Greek organizations from movies such as “Animal House” and “Old School,” but such depictions of Greek life are not entirely accurate. Greek organizations like fraternities and sororities date back hundreds of years, when the organizations were largely social associations formed in European universities. When colleges were founded in North America, many of the traces of student organizations and independence were not incorporated into modern-day learning. Students eventually set off to form their own groups to debate and discuss current events and literature that was not part of their college curriculum. Some met in secrecy, while some schools supported the free thinking of these clubs. One of the first American schools to establish a college society was the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., where the Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded, setting the precedent

for naming North American college societies after Greek-letter initials. Other societies soon began to form under the basis of literary debates and other educational merits, like the Chi Delta Theta group at Yale. It was not until the Kappa Alpha society, the first general Greek letter fraternity, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., that the focus of fraternities turned from being merely academic to more socially-oriented. Many fraternities for men, and later sororities for women, began as localized Greek societies unique to particular schools. However, Sigma Phi, another fraternity formed at Union College, became the first Greek organization to es-

tablish a chapter at another college, making it the first national Greek organization. Today many Greek organizations have national reach. Modern-day Greek societies have moved beyond strictly academic pursuits. Many are now used as social, honorary and professional groups that promote a variety of ideals. Greek life encompasses many traditions. Some organizations keep their constitutions secret, while others advertise their goals and traditions in an effort to gain new membership. Original Greek societies based initiation rites on ceremonies borrowed from historical accounts, philosophy and

Going Greek at CSU Stanislaus Sororities: Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Pi Sigma, Delta Phi Gamma, Lambda Sigma Gamma, Phi Lambda Rho, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, Sigma Omega Phi, and Upsilon Kappa Delta Multicultural Inc. Fraternities: Nu Alpha Kappa, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Chi Delta Beta, and Omega Nu Omega (Co-Ed). MORE INFORMATION: www.csustan.edu/sld/GreekLife.html

literature. As time went on, many of these classic rites were abandoned and fraternities created their own ceremonies. Some believe this is when “hazing” was established. There are different ways in which new members are inducted into Greek organizations. Some are given formal invitations initiated by current members. Many others are recruited through campus events and “Greek weeks.” In the past, such weeks were known as “rush,” and some schools still refer to them as such. The word “rush” comes from the period when Greek societies rushed to get to incoming freshmen first, luring them away from other organizations. Some organizations need to keep chapter houses full, while commuter schools may not have such large Greek presences on campus. Either way, fresh recruitment is needed each and every year in order to keep organizations alive. According to information published by StateUniversity.com, a school and university directory, more than 10 percent of all college students are members of a Greek-letter society. In the early 21st century, there were more than 5,500 chapters on 800 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. Generally, Greek organizations can be good places to meet new people and partake in various activities, including sports, parties, community service projects, and academic concentrations. However, fraternities and sororities have long been marred by poor public image due in part to hazing and parties that got out of control. Many schools have attempted to reform Greek organizations to improve Greek life and shift the focus from partying and destructive behaviors to more noble pursuits. New college students may want to learn about Greek organizations on campus. Fraternities and sororities can be a good way to expand social and educational horizons while at school. #collegelife


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IS THERE A SCIENCE TO NURTURING

SCHOOL SPIRIT?

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WHEN ASKED ABOUT HOW TO NURTURE SCHOOL SPIRIT, Modesto Junior College Dean of

PHONE: (415) 794-3975

Physical, Recreations and Health Education/Director of Athletics, Dr. William Kaiser and California State University, Stanislaus Director of Athletics, Michael Matoso both answered “by winning.” Winning is a no brainer, but there’s more to it than a talented team of student athletes. It’s a balancing act for schools to not just have successful athletic teams, but to also create the best learning environment for students; those enrolled in courses within each school’s athletic department as well as their student athletes.

Kaiser, MJC’s Dean/Athletic Director since July 2000 believes the history behind their 21 athletic teams is one of the reasons they have been so successful at nurturing school spirit and their student athletes. “There are many alums in our surrounding community who continually show great pride and support for our college as a whole, as well as our highly competitive athletics program,” Kaiser says. “There’s so much history at Modesto Junior College, and the interesting sport stories come mostly from MJC coaches, past and present, who understand its winning tradition.” Kaiser’s current coaches and staff are like family to him. He talks of Sam Young, MJC’s head football coach and Steve Aristotelous, head women’s soccer coach, who just recently became the coaches with the most wins ever in the history of MJC, during Kaiser’s tenure. He also talks of Paul Aiello, head baseball coach, who has the most wins ever in MJC history, and begins his 28th season this spring. Kaiser also marvels at the college’s annual basketball tournament¬–one of the longest running men’s basketball tournaments in the country. It started around the same time the NCAA began its basketball tournament in 1938. Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson played in the first MJC tournament. Student athletes are also asked to not only perform well on the team, but academically as well. “The coaches and I emphasize academics at every possible opportunity that presents itself,” he says. Priority registration for student athletes is something Kaiser has championed, trying to make academic life and working outside of practice and class times easier for them. “Our student athletes sacrifice so much for the privilege of competing, so that their priority registration allows them to get classes early in the registration process, maybe work at a part-time job and perform well in the classroom,” he adds. “Typically, our student athletes out perform the general student population in terms of grade point averages, and transfer at roughly twice the overall rate of students declaring an intent to transfer. As a result, MJC’s athletics program is arguably one of the college’s most thriving student success initiatives,” Kaiser says. Kaiser is a firm believer in the learning community at MJC. So ////SEE PAGE40


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An MJC Pirates basketball player goes in for a layup.

“MJC’S ATHLETICS PROGRAM IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE COLLEGE’S MOST THRIVING SUCCESS INITIATIVES” MJC DEAN OF PHYSICAL RECREATIONS AND HEALTH EDUCATION/ DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS DR. WILLIAM KAISER


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WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO CREATE EVENTS, NOT JUST GAMES” CSU STANISLAUS DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MICHAEL MATOSO

MASCOT MEET & GREET Eugene Ross, Chris Gaugler and CSU Stanislaus Mascot, Titus. PHOTOS BY COREY STUBER

FROM PAGE 38//// much so, his children attended MJC. “Two of my daughters graduated from here, and one of my daughters transferred before graduation in order to attend CSU Stanislaus.” He says. “I always told them that if you do well at MJC, you’ll do well wherever you transfer.” They loved their time here at Modesto Junior College,” he adds. Matoso, CSU Stanislaus’ Director of Athletics since May 2012 is leading up a much younger program than MJC. He believes winning helps school spirit, but the school must also create its own niche. “This is a good opportunity to make a fun event. We want to connect with community. We want to create events, not just games. We want to create a fun family event,” Matoso says. This adds to school spirit, where games are accessible to students and families on a strict budget. “You can go to a game and a family can eat for under $30-$40,” he adds.

This academic year, CSU Stanislaus hosted the women’s NCAA playoff in soccer. The event drew a crowd of 800-900 people. CSU Stanislaus, while young, is hoping to rebrand its athletics program and differentiate itself from high school athletics programs. “This is very athletic and entertaining,” Matoso says about the difference between high school and college sports. Most times, Matoso says people are usually surprised at the athleticism if they have never seen a college sports game before. CSU Stanislaus has giveaways at almost every game. Bottles, scarves, and hats sporting the CSU Stanislaus Warriors logo are given away for free. Team posters are also available, like for women’s basketball. Parking is plentiful and the food is tasty and within budget. All the ingredients are there to create large events that are fun for the community and students. However, families are so busy today, with parents


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juggling their children in multiple sports, it’s difficult to compete with full schedules. But Matoso is not derailed. In the future of CSU Stanislaus he sees a pep band and more community involved. “We’re the only NCAA school in this county, not just in Turlock, but the area,” he says. This is an accomplishment and something he hopes the community will in turn support fully. Ultimately, it’s not just winning that nurtures school spirit. It’s the chemistry and balancing act of pride in educational services, positive school culture, and supportive institutions and the engagement of a community. Having a community coming to events, rooting for student athletes to succeed in their sports and in the classroom is part of the formula to nurture school spirit and a campus’ learning culture. To support MJC and CSU Stanislaus, check out College Life’s athletics schedule pages so you can attend an event and cheer your team on! #collegelife

CSU Stanislaus Warriors vs. the UC Merced Bobcats.

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JANUARY DATE TIME

TEAM

OPPONENT/EVENT

LOCATION

24-25

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Jackson/NB West Invitational

28

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill

28

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Diablo Valley College

Castro Valley

28

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Colege of San Mateo

San Mateo

28

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Mission College

San Jose

30

2:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Chabot College

Hayward

31

TBA

MJC Women’s Tennis

Foothill Doubles Tourney

31

11:30 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Dual Los Positas College (Short)

31

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

De Anza College

Modesto

Modesto

Nampa, ID

Los Gatos Los Positas

FEBRUARY 1

11:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Central Cal Relays

2

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Sierra College

2

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

Best of the West Invitational

3

11:30 AM

MJC Men’s Golf

Stanford Invitational

4

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Foothill College

4

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Santa Rosa College

4

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Folsom Lake College

Modesto

6

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Ohlone College

Modesto

6-8

8:00 AM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Mission Tournament

Santa Clara

7

2:00 PM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Cabrillo Dual

Santa Cruz

7

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

American River College

7

4:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Fresno Pacific

7

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Lassen College

Modesto

8

11:00 AM

MJC Baseball

Lassen College

Modesto

8

Noon

MJC Softball

San Jose State

Modesto

9

10:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

West Valley Invite

Saratoga

8

8:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Learn-by-Doing Clinic

Modesto

8

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Fresno Pacific

Turlock

8

4:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Fresno Pacific

Turlock

9

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Dominican

Turlock

9

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

Dominican

11

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Mission College

11

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Delta College & Folsom Lake College

11

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Sierra College

11

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Santa Rosa Junior College

Modesto

11

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Chabot College

Hayward

13

2:00 PM

MJC Softball

Porterville College

Modesto

13

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

American River College, Delta College, Folsom Lake College

Turlock TBA Stanford GC Modesto Santa Rosa

Modesto Fresno

Turlock Modesto Van Buskirk GC Rocklin

Rancho Murieta CC

13-16

TBA

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

TBA

14

11:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Central Valley Sprint Meet

AZ

14

Noon

CSU-StanSoftball

CSU-Dominguez Hills

Turlock

14

6:00 PM

CSU-StanBaseball

Southern Indiana

Turlock

15

Noon

MJC Baseball

Contra Costa College

14-15

All Day

MJC Men’s Tennis

MJC Invitational

14-15

10:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Mt. San Antonio Invitational

14-15

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Husky Classic

15

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Dominguez Hills

Turlock

15

6:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Southern Indiana

Turlock

Modesto

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16

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Southern Indiana

16

All Day

CSU- Stan Track & Field

University of Washington Open

16

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Run for the Dream (CSU-FRESNO)

17

10:00 AM

MJC Softball

College of the Sequoias, Cabrillo College

18

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

West Valley College

18

11:00 AM

MJC Men’s Golf

Stockton Invitational Big 8 #1 *

18

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Fresno City College *

18

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Fresno City College

18

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Reedley College *

20

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

West Valley College

21

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Reedley College

21

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Chico *

21

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

San Francisco State University *

22

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

West Valley College

Modesto

22

10:00 AM

MJC Softball

Lassen College, De Anza College

Modesto

22

Noon

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Delta College

Stockton

22

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

209 Shootout

Stockton

22

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Chico *

22

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

CSU-Sonoma

22

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

San Francisco State University *

San Francisco

23

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

San Francisco State University *

Turlock

24

4:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

Notre Dame de Namur

Turlock

24-25

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

Coyote Invitational (CSU- San Bernardino)

LOCATION Turlock Seattle, WA Fresno Modesto Modesto Stockton CC Modesto Fresno Reedley Saratoga Reedley Chico Turlock

Chico Turlock

Arrowhead CC San Bernardino

25

2:00 PM

MJC Softball

Merced College

25

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Delta College, Sierra College, Napa Valley College

Merced Chardonnay GC

25

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Consumnes River College *

Modesto

25

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Consumnes River College *

Elk Grove

27

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Fresno City College

27

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

American River College, Delta College, Sierra College

27-28

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Chico Multi Events Classic (CSU-Chico)

28

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

College of the Sequoias *

28

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Chabot College

28

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

San Francisco State *

28

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Los Angeles *

Fresno Ancil Hoffman Chico Visalia Modesto San Francisco Los Angeles

MARCH 1

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

SPU Last Chance Meet

Seattle, WA

1

11:00 AM

MJC Baseball

Mendocino College

Modesto

1

10:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Merced Dual (Long)

Merced

1

9:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Beaver Relays (American River College)

1

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Kim Duyst Invitational

1

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

San Francisco State *

1

TBA

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Holy Names University

Oakland

1

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Kim Duyst Invitational

Turlock

1

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Los Angeles *

1-2

TBA

MJC Softball

Fresno Bash Tournament

Sacramento Turlock San Francisco

Los Angeles Fresno


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MARCH continued DATE TIME

TEAM

OPPONENT/EVENT

LOCATION

2

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Los Angeles *

3-4

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

St. Edward’s Invitational

4

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Solano College

4

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #2 *

4

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Sacramento City College

Sacramento

4

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Sacramento City College

Sacramento

6

2:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Napa Valley College

6

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #3 *

7

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Fresno City College *

7

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Track & Field

Jack Albiani Invitational

7

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Fresno City College

Fresno

7

4:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-San Bernardino *

Turlock

7

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-East Bay *

Turlock

8

11:00 AM

MJC Baseball

Yuba College

8

Noon

MJC Softball

Sacramento City College *

8

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-San Bernardino *

8

TBA

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Academy of Art

San Francisco

8

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-East Bay *

Hayward

8

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Stanislaus Open

9

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-East Bay *

11

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Santa Rosa Junior College *

11

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Diablo Valley College

11

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Reedley College *

11

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Reedley College

11

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #4 *

13

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Diablo Valley College *

Modesto

13

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #5 *

Chardonnay GC

13

9:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

De Anza Invitational

14

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Diablo Valley College *

14

11:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Big 8 Invite

14

1:00 PM

MJCWomen’s Tennis

Consumnes River College *

14

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

De Anza College Invitational

14

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Consumnes River College

14

6:00 PM

CSU-StanBaseball

CSU- San Bernardino *

Turlock

14

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Monterey Bay *

Turlock

14-15

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

NCAA Indoor Championships

15

Noon

MJC Softball

Consumnes River College *

15

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Monterey Bay *

Turlock

15

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-San Bernardino *

Turlock

15

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Al Brenda Invitational

16

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

CSU-Sonoma

16

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-San Bernardino *

18

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Consumnes River College

Modesto

18

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Delta College *

Modesto

18

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

College of the Sequoias *

Modesto

18

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Mission College *

18

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Delta College, Napa Valley College

20

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Consumnes River College *

Sacramento

21

1:00 PM

MJC Softball

Diablo Valley College *

Pleasant Hill

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Modesto Yolo Flyers CC Fresno Modesto

Marysville Modesto Turlock

Turlock Turlock Santa Rosa Pleasant Hill Modesto Reedley Del Rio CC

San Jose Pleasant Hill Pleasant Valley Sacramento Cupertino Modesto

Winston-Salem, NC Sacramento

Turlock Rohnert Park Turlock

Santa Clara Spring Creek CC


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LOCATION

21

1:00 PM

MJC Women’s Tennis

Sacramento City College *

21

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Sonoma State *

21

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s Tennis

Sacramento City College

21

6:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU- Chico *

22

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Consumnes River College *

Modesto

22

10:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Central Valley Dive Invite (Delta College)

Stockton

22

8:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

CSU-Chico Invitational

22

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

CSU-Chico State

22

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-Sonoma State *

22

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Hornet Invitational (CSU-Sacramento)

22

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Chico State *

Turlock

23

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

Chico State *

Turlock

23-25

TBA

MJC Women’s Tennis

State Championships

24-25

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

SoCal Intercollegiate (UCSD) ,Mission Viejo CC Mission Viejo

25

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Delta College *

25

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Sierra College *

Rocklin

27

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Delta College *

Modesto

28

6:00 PM

CSU-StanBaseball

Academy of Art

Turlock

28

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

UCSD *

La Jolla

29

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

American River College Invite

29

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Softball

UCSD *

La Jolla

29

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Academy of Art

Turlock

29

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Holy Names University

Turlock

29

Noon

MJC Women’s Track & Field

American Invitational

29

Noon

MJC Softball

American River College *

Modesto

29

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

Delta College *

Stockton

30

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

UCSD

1

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #6 *

1

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

American River College *

1

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Sacramento City College *

2

4:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

Hawaii Pacific

3

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

American River College *

3

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #7 *

3-5

TBA

MJC Women’s Tennis

Conference Tournament

3-5

All Day

MJC Men’s Tennis

Big 8 South Conference Tournament

Modesto

4

1:00 PM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

COS Dual Meet (Long)

Modesto

4

Noon

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Stanford Invitational

Palo Alto

4

3:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Dominguez Hills *

4-6

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

Tournament of Champions

4-5

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Johnny Mathis Invitational (San Francisco State) San Francisco

5

Noon

MJC Softball

Santa Rosa Junior College *

Modesto

5

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Chabot Invitational

Hayward

5

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

San Jose College Invitational

San Jose

5

8:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

MJC HS Invitational

Modesto

5

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Fresno Pacific

5

1:00 PM

MJC Baseball

American River College *

Modesto Rohnert Park Modesto Turlock

Chico Chico Rohnert Park Sacramento

Ojai Stockton

Sacramento

Sacramento

Turlock

APRIL Whitney Oaks GC Modesto Sacramento Turlock Sacramento Ancil Hoffman TBA

Carson TBA

Fresno Modesto


ATHLETICSSCHEDULE

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APRIL continued DATE TIME

TEAM

OPPONENT/EVENT

LOCATION

5

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Dominguez Hills *

Carson

6

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Dominguez Hills *

Carson

6

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Dominican

7

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

CSU-Northridge

7-8

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

Mustang Intercollegiate (WNMU) Palm Valley GC Goodyear, AZ

8

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sierra College *

8

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Consumnes River College *

8

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #8 *

8

TBA

MJC Women’s Tennis

Team Playoffs

TBA

8

TBA

MJC Men’s Tennis

Round 1 Team Playoff

TBA

10

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sierra College *

10

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 tournament # 9 *

11

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sierra College

Rocklin

11

6:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

UC San Diego*

Turlock

11

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Chico Twilight (CSU-Chico)

11-12

2:00 PM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Ed Adams Invitational

12

Noon

MJC Softball

Delta College

12

9:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Mt. San Antonio Invitational

12

8:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Big 8/Nor-Cal Diving Championships

12

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Mt. San Antonio Invitational

Walnut

12

Noon

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

Academy of Art

Turlock

12

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

UC San Diego *

Turlock

13

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

UC San Diego *

14-15

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

Hanny Stanislaus Invitational

15

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Santa Rosa College *

15

TBA

MJC Women’s Tennis

Team Playoffs

15

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

Diablo Valley College *

15

TBA

MJC Men’s Tennis

Round 2 Team Playoff

15-16

9:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Nor-Cal Multi-events Championships

Sacramento

15-16

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Nor-Cal Multis

Sacramento

17

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Santa Rosa College *

17

3:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Cal Poly Pomona

17-18

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Mt. SAC Relays

17-19

10:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

Big 8 Championships

Stockton

18

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Santa Rosa College

Modesto

18

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Woody Wilson

18

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-East Bay *

Hayward

18

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona

18

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

UC San Diego

18

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa Pacific)

19

Noon

MJC Softball

Sierra College *

19

10:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Last Chance Meet/Woody Wilson

19

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Women’s Tennis

CSU-Los Angeles

19

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Cal Poly Pomona

19

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

CSU-Long Beach Invitational

19

Noon

CSU-Stan Softball

CSU-East Bay *

San Rafael Turlock Rocklin Modesto Spring Creek CC

Modesto Oakmont GC

Chico Salinas Stockton Walnut Pleasant Hill

Turlock Turlock CC Modesto TBA Modesto TBA

Santa Rosa Pomona Walnut

Davis

La Jolla Azusa Modesto Davis Los Angeles Pomona Long Beach Hayward


ATHLETICSSCHEDULE

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APRIL continued DATE TIME

TEAM

OPPONENT/EVENT

LOCATION

21-22

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

CCAA Championship

22

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sacramento City College *

22

3:00 PM

MJC Softball

American River College

Sacramento

22

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #10 *

Fountain Grove GC

22-25

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Track & Field

Big 8 Conference Championships

23-26

All Day

MJC Men’s Tennis

Ojai Regional and State Championship

24

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sacramento City College

24

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #11 *

25

2:30 PM

MJC Baseball

Sacramento City College *

Modesto

25

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Big 8

Stockton

25

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

Sonoma State *

25

1:00 PM

CSU-Stan Softball

Humboldt State *

Turlock

26

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Softball

Humboldt State

Turlock

26

2:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

Sonoma State *

Turlock

26

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Brutus Hamilton Invitational (Cal)

29

Noon

MJC Men’s Golf

Big 8 Tournament #12 *

Eagle Vines

30-May 3

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Swimming

State Championships

Los Angeles

1-3

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

CSAA Championships

2

9:00 AM

MJC Women’s Track & Field

Nor-Cal Championship Trials

2

3:00 PM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU- Monterey Bay *

Turlock

2-4

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

CCAA Championship

TBA

3

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s Track & Field

Nor-Cal Trials (De Anza)

3

11:00 AM

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Monterey Bay *

3-4

TBA

MJC Softball

Nor-Cal Round 1

4

Noon

CSU-Stan Baseball

CSU-Monterey Bay *

5

TBA

MJC Men’s Golf

Nor-Cal Championships

5-7

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

NCAA Regionals

TBA

8-11

TBA

CSU-Stan Baseball

CCAA Championship

TBA

8-11

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

NCAA West Regionals

TBA

10

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Track & Field

Nor-Cal Finals (De Anza)

10

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

Azusa Last Chance

10-11

TBA

MJC Softball

Nor-Cal Round 2

12

TBA

MJC Men’s Golf

State Championships

15-18

TBA

CSU-Stan Baseball

NCAA Regionals

16-17

9:00 AM

MJC Men’s/Women’s Track & Field

State Championship (Mt. San Antonio)

16-17

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

NCAA Super Regionals

19-23

All Day

CSU-Stan Men’s Golf

NCAA Championships The Meadows

Allendale, MI

22-24

All Day

CSU-Stan Track & Field

NCAA Outdoor T & F Championships

Raleigh, N.C.

22-26

TBA

CSU-Stan Softball

NCAA Championahip

TBA

24-31

TBA

CSU-Stan Baseball

NCAA Championship

TBA

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CSU STANISLAUS 411

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS Have questions about how to apply for financial aid, types of aid, receiving aid, financial aid forms and resources? Contact (209) 667-3336, or visit http:// www.csustan.edu/financialaid/ for more information, including video answers for financial aid questions.

ENROLLMENT SERVICES

For information about admission related documents, degrees, student academic records, registration, and academic policies and procedures contact enrollment services at (209) 667-3264. You can also visit them online at http://www.csustan.edu/enrollmentservices/ index.html.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER


If you need to see a doctor or need primary medical care, health education, wellness promotion, and disease prevention, check out what the Student Health Center has to offer. Contact (209) 667-3396 for more information or visit http://healthcenter.csustan.edu/ to book your appointment online or contact the center via contact form.

ADVISING RESOURCE CENTER

The Advising Resource Center is the centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs. The suite also houses Career Services, EOP, Parents Program, Promise Scholars and Veteran advising. There is even walk-in advising if you need it. For advising on academic majors, check with your major department. Contact (209) 667-3304 for more information or visit http://www.csustan.edu/AAS/ to see all the services the center has to offer.

ADDITIONAL QUICK REFERENCES ADMISSIONS

(209) 667-3070 or 1-800-300-7420 http://www.csustan.edu/admissions/ Outreach_Help_Desk@csustan.edu

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, INC AND UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION (209) 667-3833
 http://www.csustan.edu/asi-usu/pages/ ContactInformation.php E-Mail asi-usu@csustan.edu

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

(209) 667-3161 To order books, supplies and aparrel online: http://csustan.bncollege.com

CAMPUS SECURITY

Emergency on campus 911 Emergency Hotline (877) 782-6411 Emergency voice mail notification (209) 664-7000 University Police Department Dispatch (209) 667-3114 Campus Crime Reporting (209) 667-3911 Crime Prevention Office (209) 667-3035 Lost and Found (209) 667-3114 Safety Escorts/Shuttle (209) 667-3114

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

January 27, 2014.....................................................Spring Classes begin March 2, 2014....Financial Aid Priority Filing Period deadline March 31, 2014.......................Cesar Chavez Day-Campus closed April 21-25, 2014...... Spring Break-Campus open, no classes May 9, 2014........................................................................................Warrior Day May 16, 2014................................................Spring Last Day of Classes May 19-23, 2014.......................................................... Spring Final Exams May 26, 2014.....................................Memorial Day-Campus closed

MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE 411 STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Student Financial Services is the place to go to find information about financial aid, scholarships, CalWORKs and veterans services. You can call (209) 575-7700, visit http://www.mjc.edu/current/ studentservices/paying/financial_aid/ or email mjc_ finaid@mjc.edu for more information.

ENROLLMENT SERVICES

For more information about registration, degree applications process, degree application workshops or placement test scores, call (209) 575-6789 or visit http://www.mjc.edu/general/information/pdf/6_ servicesonline.pdf for more information.

HEALTH SERVICES

Application Status..................................................... (209) 667-3152

Your health fees covers many services, such as nurse and doctor visits, over-the-counter medications, immunizations, mental health referrals, vision screening, pregnancy testing and more. Contact the East Campus (209) 575-6037
 or West Campus (209) 575-6360 office for more information or to book an appointment. Many services are free to low cost. Visit http://www.mjc.edu/current/resources/ studentservices/health/ for additional information.

Applying for Admission.......................................(209) 667-3070

ACADEMIC ADVISING

May 29-30, 2014..............................Commencement Ceremonies

CAMPUS NUMBERS Campus Tours.................................................................(209) 667-3811 Commencement........................................................(209) 667-3598 Giving Opportunities..................................................(209) 667-3131 Grades...............................................................................(209) 667-3264

Educational counseling services are provided in a variety of formats including individual appointments, group workshop/advising sessions, walk-in availability, instructional courses, and online advising. Call (209) 575-6080 or visit http://www.mjc.edu/current/ studentservices/advising/edcounseling.html for more information.

Graduate School......................................................... (209) 667-3129 Information......................................................................(209) 667-3122 Parking Information...................................................(209) 667-3611 Prospective Student...............................................(209) 667-3070 Records & Transcripts............................................(209) 667-3264 University Police...........................................................(209) 667-3114

ADDITIONAL QUICK REFERENCES ADMISSIONS

(209) 575-6853 Grabacion telefonica en Espanol: (209) 575-6031 http://www.mjc.edu/prospective/getting_started/ application/admissions_office.html mjcadmissions@mjc.edu

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS

East: Student Center, 575-6700
 West: Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center, 575-7991


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West Campus Safety Operations: John Muir Hall, Room 151, 575-6351 (24 hours)
 East Campus Safety Operations: Located in Journalism Bldg., Room 160 (M-TH 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Emergencies: 911 and/or (209) 575-6911
 Accidents (On-Campus only): (209) 575-6037 (Health Services)
 Campus Safety Operations (West): (209) 575-6351 provide 24-hour protection to both East and West campuses. Escort Service: Campus Safety officers are available to escort students to their cars. Request an escort by calling Campus Safety at (209) 575-6351 or by using one of the parking lot call boxes.
 Emergency call boxes are small, white and orange boxes located in most parking lots. They can be used to call for a security escort or for a battery jump, door unlock or any type of emergency service as well as reporting day pass machine malfunctions.

BOOKSTORE

(209) 575-6840 Buy books, supplies and apparel online http:// bookstore.yosemite.cc.ca.us/

STUDENT SERVICES OFFICES ADMISSIONS/RECORDS/ EVALUATIONS OFFICE

Martha Robles, Dean East: Student Center, (209) 575-6013 West: Yosemite Hall Rm. 147, (209) 575-7729

CALWORKS OFFICE

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

Flerida Arias, Director East: Morris Memorial 207.(209) 575-6743 Pre-College Programs provide junior high and high school students from the local community with academic counseling and support, career guidance, personal development seminars and college preparation workshops.

TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Francisco Banuelos, Associate Dean of Special Programs East: Student Services Bldg., Room 120, (209) 575-6641 Glenn Stovall, Program Representative

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT & CAMPUS LIFE

Francisco Banuelos East: Student Center, (209) 575-6700 West: MSR, (209) 575-7992 MJC’s student clubs offer a great way to enrich your academic experience with new activities and friends. We have more than 20 clubs on campus, and they focus on everything from careers, recreation and athletics to social events; concerts, BBQs, coat drives, etc!

TESTING CENTER

Martha Robles, Dean East: Morris 107, (209) 575-6740

VETERANS OFFICE

Lorena Dorn, Dean of Counseling and Student Services East: Student Services Bldg, Room 200, (209) 575-6017 FYE (First Year Experience) - Lorena Dorn, Dean of Counseling and Student Services

Francisco Banuelos, Associate Dean of Special Programs West: Yosemite Hall Rm. 148A, (209) 575-7768

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Modesto Junior College is an exciting year long program for first time college students who welcome the support and assistance of navigating their college experience.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & TRANSFER CENTER

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Lorena Dorn, Dean of Counseling and Student Services East: Morris Memorial Bldg., Room 107, (209) 575-6239 Students, staff members and the community will find information pertaining to career, transfer, and job placement information/resources.

DISABILITY SERVICES

Francisco Banuelos, Associate Dean of Special Programs East: Main Office: Student Services Bldg., Room 112 East Campus Accommodated Testing: Journalism 152, (209) 575-6296 or (209) 575-6225 West Campus Accommodated Testing: Yosemite Hall B145 DSPS offers classes for students with special needs. In addition, LD evaluations are offered to determine eligibility for services relating to learning disabilities. EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services) Francisco Banuelos, Associate Dean for Special Funded Programs East: Student Services Bldg., Room 210, (209) 575-6251 EOP&S is a Student Services support program designed to assist financially and educationally disadvantaged students at MJC. Services may include financial assistance with childcare needs, books, and transportation as well as extended tutoring, counseling, grants, CARE, Bridge and much more.

EVALUATIONS/RECORDS

Martha Robles, Dean East: Student Services Bldg., Room 102, (209) 575-6740

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

Lorena Dorn, Dean of Counseling and Student Services East: Student Services Center, (209) 575-6012

Jan 13: Spring classes begin (students who have not registered should attend class & ask instructor for an add card) January 13: Applications will be accepted WITH an Add Card from instructor January 20: Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. January 24: Last day to add Full-Term Classes in person without Division Deans Signature January 26: Last day to add Full-Term Classes on the web (Census Date) January 26: Last day to drop Full-Term classes online and be eligible for a refund. To drop online you must have a zero dollar balance. You may drop classes using the system until 11:00 pm January 26: Last day to withdraw from Full-Term Classes without a “W” using PiratesNet. You must have a zero dollar balance to drop online. You may drop classes using the system until 11:00 pm February 10: Last day to file “Request for Refund” for classes dropped by January 26th February 14-17: (Fri/Mon) Holiday - Lincoln’s & Washington’s Birthday February 11: Last day to file for Pass/No Pass for FullTerm Classes March 7: Last day to apply for Associate Degree/ Certificate for Spring 2013 to have name in commencement program April 7: Last day to withdraw from Full-Term Classes* in the Admissions Office (5 pm on East and West Campus), or PiratesNet. You may drop classes using PiratesNet until 11:00 pm on April 8th.

April 28 - May 2: Final Examinations May 2: Last day to apply for Associate degree/ Certificate for Spring 2014 May 2: Graduation 6pm May 3: Semester Ends

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CITY OF TURLOCK EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIPS http://www.turlock.ca.us/employment/

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