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CSUB programs catering to incarcerated students inspire change; spark conversations around ethical issues about incarceration
Larry Gonzales is on track to graduate in just two years with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Bakersfield, but his journey to success has not been the easiest.
The 35 year old has served two prison sentences before beginning his education in the Fall of 2018.
‘This one is one for the history books’: CSUB’s Dreamers Resource Center brings hope and support to undocumented students
Faculty, students and community members gathered at California State University, Bakersfield Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the campus’ first ever Dreamers Resource Center — a spot on campus that will ensure students and staff feel safe, comfortable and supported.
‘Today, I am an American’: People from around the world become citizens at Naturalization ceremony at CSUB
Seventy-Five people from countries around the world gathered in Cal State Bakersfield’s Dore Theater Tuesday morning to complete the final step in becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
When Karen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis years ago, doctors weren’t sure when she would be able to move freely again.
Every October college campuses celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education.
During the months of September and October, One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern invites the community to engage in reading, educational programming, and entertainment that focus on one central theme.
Local hospitals help victims of human trafficking by educating staff and providing trauma informed care
It’s not every day a human trafficking victim has access to health care, but when they do, they often do not speak up about their abuser, despite this being one of the very few moments victims are alone.
However, local Dignity Health hospitals are working to change that with the Human Trafficking Response Program.
‘A model for rural communities’: Early college program could transform education in the Central Valley
In many rural communities, just getting kids to graduate from high school proves challenging.
But in McFarland, Bakersfield College and McFarland High School administrators are doubling down on efforts to ensure kids not only graduate with a high school diploma, but also take college courses and put them on a pathway to a degree.
The Kern High School District welcomes students and parents to its Project Next Step event, a free one-day conference and resource fair for incoming freshmen and returning high school students.
Sol on the Street: Incoming freshman receive tips from recent graduates about how to succeed in college
With the beginning of a new school year about to begin, many students are about to start college for the first time.