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Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration... Read More

Sac State marks Black History Month in big way

Sac State marks Black History Month in big way

Sacramento State’s celebration of Black History Month will fill February’s days and nights with exciting and inspiring events... Read More

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

The San Joaquin Chamber of Commerce, University of the Pacific and several other agencies are sponsoring the 12th annual San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop.

The free event will be at Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. The workshops are focused on sixth- to 12th-graders and their parents. All 12th-graders will work on the free application for federal student aid with college financial aid counselors.

For more information, call Pacific’s Latino/a Community Outreach Office at 209-946-7705. Register at www.icangotocollege.org.

University recognized for community work

University recognized for community work

For the second time, Sacramento State’s commitment to the community has been recognized through the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification... Read More

$1 Million Grant Will Help South Sacramento Tackle Obesity

$1 Million Grant Will Help South Sacramento Tackle Obesity

Kaiser Permanente has given a $1 million dollar grant to the Health Education Council to continue its healthy eating and active living work in South Sacramento as it works with an alliance of community groups focused on improving community health.

The grant is part of Kaiser Permanente's new two-year, $4 million Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) investments across Northern California that focus on addressing chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that are related to obesity.

According to Jennifer Slovis, M.D., a Kaiser Permanente physician and a regional spokesperson for HEAL, these diseases are more prevalent in underserved communities, and providing people access to healthy foods and opportunities for exercise are not enough to turn the trends around.

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

Californians who may have lost some hearing listening to the Grateful Dead at The Fillmore have new assurance that they'll be able to see an audiologist when they need one.

University of the Pacific is launching the first audiology doctorate program in Northern California, one that is expected to educate nearly half of the estimated 55 new audiologists who will be needed each year to keep pace with anticipated statewide demand.

The program will be offered at Pacific's new downtown San Francisco campus at 155 Fifth Street, where the university is also opening new audiology patient clinics. When fully staffed, the state-of-the-art clinics will offer comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation services to some 3,500 adults and children each year.

California now has only one other program that grants a doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) degree, a joint program of San Diego State and UC San Diego that turns out about 10 audiologists a year.