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June 24 — VCWPC Communication Strategies Workshop

June 24 — VCWPC Communication Strategies Workshop

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Women’s Political Council (VCWPC) presents “30 Rules for 30 Years in Public Relations,” a workshop on traditional and emerging communication channel strategies, JUNE 24, 2017, 8:30 AM – NOON, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 1000 TOWN CENTER DR., OXNARD. Members $15, Non-members $20. Space is limited. Register online at vcwpc.org or...
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VC STEM network to present Golden Gear awards at CSUCI

VC STEM network to present Golden Gear awards at CSUCI

CAMARILLO — Ventura County middle schools, elementary schools and other learning environments will be recognized on May 31 for their innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Six elementary schools, two middle schools, one early childhood education center and three expanded learning settings (museum, after-school or summer programs, for example) will be presented with...
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CSUCI Biology student Marisol Luis named 2017 Newman Fellow

CSUCI Biology student Marisol Luis named 2017 Newman Fellow

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands Biology major Marisol Luis is  one of 273 students nationwide who have been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Luis, who graduated on May 20, plans to apply to graduate school in hopes of eventually going on to earn her Ph.D. and study stem cells. The Newman Civic Fellowships are awarded...
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Guest column: Ruth Jones — The Warrior Dream Angel

Guest column: Ruth Jones — The Warrior Dream Angel

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor Ruth Jones, our dear friend passed away this week. All of us that knew her...
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Cal Lutheran educator Trudy Tuttle Arriaga wins state honor

Cal Lutheran educator Trudy Tuttle Arriaga wins state honor

THOUSAND OAKS — The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) has named California Lutheran University faculty member Trudy Tuttle Arriaga its Professor of Education of the Year. Arriaga, the Distinguished Educator in Residence in Cal Lutheran’s Graduate School of Education, will receive the state award at a Nov. 3 dinner during the association’s annual...
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VCCCD and California Lutheran University Establish Transfer Admission Guarantee Agreement

VCCCD and California Lutheran University Establish Transfer Admission Guarantee Agreement

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Community College District and California Lutheran University have partnered to establish a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreement for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College students. VCCCD Vice Chancellor Educational Services Rick Post and Cal Lutheran Associate Director of Admission Ineke Dyer led efforts to outline a clear pathway...
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Local Boys & Girls Club Receives National Honors — BGCOP given two Merit Awards for Program Excellence

Local Boys & Girls Club Receives National Honors — BGCOP given two Merit Awards for Program Excellence

CENTRAL COAST — The Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme with two national merit awards for program excellence. The Club also received $5,000. BGCOP won an award in the Arts category, for its movie production, Project Sunset Walk; and a second...
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Bilingual commentary: Expertise Without the Degree

Bilingual commentary: Expertise Without the Degree

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor My grandfather’s cousin, Refugio Reyes Rivas, was the architect who designed...
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UCSB Spanish professor earns international award for her expertise in Mexican literature and culture

UCSB Spanish professor earns international award for her expertise in Mexican literature and culture

By Jim Medina • UCSB Author of more than 200 publications, books, essays, articles, reviews and short stories, UC Santa Barbara professor Sara Poot-Herrera is known for “always working” — organizing conferences or speaking events on Mexican and Spanish American literature, as well as writing, editing and teaching. “According to my friends, I don’t...
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CSUCI to graduate largest class

CSUCI to graduate largest class

Separate morning and afternoon ceremonies will accommodate largest number of graduates and guests CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) candidates for graduation will receive degrees in separate morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, May 20. With 2,261 students eligible to receive degrees or credentials, candidates include those who have completed their degree programs during fall 2016,...
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CSUCI receives $100,000 endowed Nursing scholarship from Grossman

CSUCI receives $100,000 endowed Nursing scholarship from Grossman

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Nursing scholars in financial need will be able apply for a scholarship from the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship is possible because of a generous $100,000 donation from the Grossman Foundation that was presented April 20 at the 13th Annual Business & Technology...
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June 17 — Carnegie Art Museum Arcade Poetry Series

OXNARD — CAM Cornerstones board member Jackson Wheeler, revered poet, patron of the arts and loyal friend passed away last Friday, June 9th after heroically battling brain cancer. Jackson organized the Arcade Poetry Series for decades in Ventura County with its final home here at the Carnegie. Jackson’s generosity of time, talent and passion will...
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Santa Barbara City College Student Isabel Agundis Selected to Visit NASA

Santa Barbara City College Student Isabel Agundis Selected to Visit NASA

SANTA BARBARA — Isabel Agundis, a Santa Barbara City College student, has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Agundis, a mechanical engineering major, is one of 348 city college students from across the U.S. to be selected to participate...
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Bilingual commentary: Is College Still Relevant?*

Bilingual commentary: Is College Still Relevant?*

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor Granted, there are problems in our system of higher education in...
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UCSB Chancellor Yang Speaks out on fossil fuel divestment, endorses campaign

UCSB Chancellor Yang Speaks out on fossil fuel divestment, endorses campaign

SANTA BARBARA — On May 11 at noon in Cheadle Hall, the UCSB campus administration building, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn issued a statement on behalf of Chancellor Henry T. Yang both endorsing the fossil fuel divestment campaign, Fossil Free UC, and pledging to collaborate on the issue with fellow chancellors across the...
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