Stanislaus State Daybook 10-27-21 – Escalon Times


The Stanislaus State Daybook, published on Monday, provides an update on events and activities on and around the Turlock campus. A Stan State calendar of events can also be viewed at University Events.

Check out this week’s Daybook online at: http://csustan.meritpages.com/news/Stanislaus-State-Daybook-Oct-25-2021/22813

The ASPIRE project connects students to careers

The ASPIRE (Accelerated STEM Pathways through Internships, Research and Engagement) project is poised to take Stanislaus State students to new heights. ASPIRE at Stan State builds on previous Title III grants received from the US Department of Education. The grant of $ 4.9 million over five years runs until September 2026.

Woman thanks Stan State for leaving

Turlock’s Shivani Thakur has found a way to give back. The Harvard University alumnus raised more than $ 10,000 to create a scholarship for students of color in Stan State’s Masters of Nursing Program, Family Nurse Practitioner program. Her donation comes four years after she raised $ 10,000 as a high school student to establish a College of Science scholarship and two years after her younger brother Ashish, now a sophomore at Stanford University, had raised $ 10,000 to establish the Ashish Thakur Science Foundation scholarship.

“I have read a lot of articles and research on the shortage of healthcare workers in the Central Valley,” said Shivani Thakur. “I thought I could have the biggest impact by helping to increase the number of healthcare workers in the Central Valley and the nurse practitioner program would be the best place to start. It’s a great program at Stan State, and I wanted to support it.

See water as sacred

Water has always been precious, so it is fitting that this element was the central theme of the recent fifth annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day in Stanislaus State. Hosted by Indigenous Students in Activism (ISA), Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) and the Ethnic Studies Program, the theme of the virtual event was “Healing the Waters in Us and Around Us”.

Return of live and in-person productions

Stan State’s theater department hosted “Head Over Heels – The Musical” over the weekend, marking the first in-person theatrical production in over a year. Look for more performances coming up this fall by visiting University Events.


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