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University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

Californians who may have lost some hearing listening to the Grateful Dead at The Fillmore have new assurance that they'll be able to see an audiologist when they need one.

University of the Pacific is launching the first audiology doctorate program in Northern California, one that is expected to educate nearly half of the estimated 55 new audiologists who will be needed each year to keep pace with anticipated statewide demand.

The program will be offered at Pacific's new downtown San Francisco campus at 155 Fifth Street, where the university is also opening new audiology patient clinics. When fully staffed, the state-of-the-art clinics will offer comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation services to some 3,500 adults and children each year.

California now has only one other program that grants a doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) degree, a joint program of San Diego State and UC San Diego that turns out about 10 audiologists a year.

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS and KIDETTES will present “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND” in the Downey High School Auditorium on the following dates:

·         Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

·         Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

·         Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 & $12 and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling YES Company at 238-6850.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is an adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

EMERGENCY DELTA COLLEGE CAMPUSES CLOSURE Wednesday December 10, 11 p.m. to Friday December 12, 6 am

EMERGENCY DELTA COLLEGE CAMPUSES CLOSURE  Wednesday December 10, 11 p.m. to Friday December 12, 6 am

In light of the ominous weather predictions for late tonight and tomorrow, Delta College campuses will be closed from Wednesday, December 10 at 11:00 p.m. until Friday, December 12 at 6:00 a.m. This closure includes the Stockton Campus, the South Campus at Mountain House, and Manteca Farm.

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration includes activities that honor the history and heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various guest lecturers.

Activists Dr. Melba Beals and Dr. Angela Davis, gospel legends The Clark Sisters, and nationally recognized poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips will be featured as University of the Pacific celebrates Black History Month in February. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” 

Delta College Culinary Arts Annual Winter Feast, Wed. Dec. 10, 5:30pm - 8pm, Danner Hall

Delta College Culinary Arts Annual Winter Feast, Wed. Dec. 10, 5:30pm - 8pm, Danner Hall

Once again, it’s time for Delta College Culinary Arts’ delicious WINTER FEAST, Wednesday, Dec. 10,
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Danner Hall. Chefs Mark Berkner and Robert Halabicky will have their students rarin' & ready  for another culinary extravaganza.

Here’s a tip: Eat lightly that day, you’ll need to make room for the “Feast.”

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Honoring a tradition that was started in the 1820s at the Royal Institution, two Pacific chemistry professors dressed as 19th century chemists will carry out experiments that explode, change colors and delight an audience of all ages.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but admission is limited. Tickets are available at the Pacific Box Office.

The tradition comes from the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s Christmas Lecture. The Royal Institution has offered a science lecture to children in the London community every year since 1825, with the exception of the years during World War II when the series was suspended. The lecture series was founded by Michael Faraday, considered one of the great scientists of modern history.

During Pacific’s event, the two chemistry professors will make liquids change colors, set things on fire and blow stuff up simply by mixing liquids together, then explain how they did it all.

Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Thirty years ago, Eve Zimmerman threw herself on newly resurfaced tennis courts at University of the Pacific – and kissed them. That passion brought her back to her alma mater recently to help celebrate the groundbreaking for what is planned as one of the finest tennis facilities on the West Coast, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

Made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Zimmerman, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center will include 12 courts, a 5,500-square-foot clubhouse, covered player benches, and a new electronic scoreboard. It will occupy a portion of the footprint of the former Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium.

“This facility will enable Pacific tennis players to shine as Tigers should,” said Zimmerman, who played for Pacific from 1980 to 1984 and went on to become a world-ranked professional player. Returning to Pacific for Homecoming, she will be making her first visit to the campus since she graduated.