Stanislaus State Daybook 3-9-22 – Chief of Oakdale

Here is a summary of some current programs, news, and events on the Stanislaus State University Turlock campus.

A calendar of Stan State events is available on the University Events website.

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COVID-19 Protocol

Based on recommendations from the Campus Infectious Disease Response Team, inputs from the Campus COVID-19 Consultation Team, and campus and county community transmission levels, as of now, l State of Stan:

No longer requires wearing a face covering outside;

No longer requires physical distancing outdoors; and

Continue to require everyone to wear face coverings (three-ply surgical masks or higher level respirators, such as N95, KN95 or KF94) indoors. Face coverings are available in the COVID-19 supply store and at classroom entrances.

Stan State Alumna shares culture

Stanislaus State alumna Jenny Yang draws inspiration from her upbringing and culture to teach third-grade students in a Hmong dual-language immersion program at Vang Pao Elementary in Fresno, one of five Hmong dual-language immersion programs in the United States. Yang was recently featured on an episode of PBS’s “Inside California Education” program.

Diversity Lecture Series

Three speakers are set to kick off the Warrior Cross Cultural Center’s Diversity Speaker Series at Stan State. Tim Wise kicks off this year’s all-virtual three-person lineup on Wednesday, March 9, followed by Yomaira Figueroa-Vasquez on March 10 and Luis Valdez on March 24.

Psychological counseling services

As universities and colleges seek to bolster their counseling staff to meet increased demand for help after two years of a global pandemic, Stanislaus State has found help from one of its own. Cynthia Borges-O’Dell, who treated inmates at San Joaquin County Jail as chief mental health clinician for county correctional health care, returned to her alma mater as director of services psychological counseling.

Celebrating Women’s History

Stan State celebrates Women’s History Month each year during the month of March. A number of events are planned throughout the month, including the 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum taking place on Thursday, March 10.

In case you missed it

Stan State’s Cheer team placed second in the nation in the United States Collegiate Championship competition. Congratulations, warriors.

Emeritus Professor Clyde Collard

Colleagues remember Emeritus Professor Clyde Collard as a dedicated educator and prolific writer who enjoyed interacting with people. Collard, who taught in the sociology department at Stan State for 20 years, died Feb. 11. He was 91 years old.

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