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Stanislaus State Daybook 10-27-21
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The Stanislaus State Daybook, released on Mondays, provides an update on events and activities at and around the Turlock campus. A schedule of Stan State events can also be found on University Events.

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ASPIRE Project Connects Students To Careers

The Accelerated STEM Pathways through Internships, Research and Engagement (ASPIRE) project is ready to launch Stanislaus State students to new heights. ASPIRE at Stan State builds on previous Title III grants received from the U.S. Department of Education. The $4.9 million five-year grant runs through September 2026.


Woman Thanks Stan State For Her Start

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

“I read a lot of articles and research on the shortage of health care workers in the Central Valley,” Shivani Thakur said. “I thought I could make the biggest impact by helping increase the number of health care 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.”


Seeing Water As Sacred

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


Live, In-Person Productions Return

Stan State’s Theatre Department hosted “Head Over Heels - The Musical” over the weekend, marking the first in-person theatre production in more than a year. Look for more upcoming performances this fall by visiting University Events.