Friday, November 4, 2016

Native American gathering coming to CSUMB

A Native American gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Cal State University Monterey Bay.

Organized by the Native Advisory Council and Native American Students United, the gathering will taking place on land of the local Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation tribe. It's being held in recognition and celebration of Native American students and is the only event of its type on the Central Coast.

The first all-Native American Veterans Post in the United States, The Tule River Native Post 1987 will serve as the color guard with members who’ve served our nation dating back to 1941. The event will include powwow dancing, cultural arts-making workshops and historical exhibitions. Native craft vendors, informational booths and culturally-appropriate foods will also be available.

The event is open and free to the public. To learn more about it, click here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

CSUMB nursing earns accreditation

California State University Monterey Bay’s  Bachelor of Science in Nursing has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is the first accredited program in the Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz area.

“Achieving this accreditation is an important milestone for our nursing program. Our community needs well-trained nurses and by working with our community college partners and local health care institutions, CSUMB has developed a cost-effective program focused on meeting that need,” said in a statement CSUMB President, Eduardo Ochoa. “The students who have enrolled in this program have been outstanding, and will make major contributions to our community for years to come.”

Through partnerships and pathway programs with local community colleges, this accredidation will help address a critical healthcare gap in the region.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Social media expert Josh Ochs comes to Pacific Grove to talk to parents

Social media safety expert Josh Ochs is coming to Pacific Grove to teach parents how social media can be used to impress colleges and future employers.

His 90-minutes presentation will focus on the following topics:

What apps are unsafe (and others you should encourage your kids to use)
What apps are a waste of time for your Teens and Tweens
How to analyze your Google results to see what colleges will find
How to bury bad Google results from other users with your similar name
Examples of good and bad posts that colleges may find
Examples from real seniors that are using social media correctly
Tips you can suggest to use Google search like a college and future employer
7 Networks your kids need to be on to shine online

The presentation will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Auditorium, 835 Forest Ave. Free. For more information, click here.