The UC Merced Men’s Basketball team fought a good fight at their first home game at the NAIA level. The gym was jam-packed with students, faculty, parents, and members of the Merced Community. Excitement filled the court as the UC Merced Men’s Basketball team members were announced. The crowd was sitting at the edge of their seats, as UC Merced and Fresno Pacific played head-to-head throughout the game.
The UC Merced Art Gallery held its very first reception alongside its second exhibition November 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The UC Merced Art Gallery (UCMAG), located in room 106 of the Social Science and Management Building, is showing an exhibition of photography by UCM students.
Theft is an unfortunate part of living in a community- the more unfortunate part is being a victim. According to Collegestudentsafety.com, the most common things stolen are cash, electronics (laptops, cellphones, iPods, etc.), bikes, books, jewelry, and credit/debit cards. More often, however, is the fact that students inadvertently leave these items unattended- either carrying too much cash, or leaving a dorm room unlocked.
Students interested in health disparities among underserved rural and ethnic populations have a good opportunity to explore that interest while engaging in community work with the Mapping Health Disparities Project, associated with the UC Merced Center of Excellence for the Study of Health Disparities in Rural and Ethnic Underserved Populations (COEHD).
Besides offering many student services such as anonymous and free HIV testing, fitness classes, and tutoring, UC Merced also offers many other “hidden” services that are available to students. Such hidden services are offered through Career Services, TAPS, and the student-run Law Clinic.
With commencement taking place in a little over six months, the 2012 Class Committee began recruiting last week with a series of introductory meetings in KL 232. The 2012 Class Committee is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who help plan the festivities surrounding this year’s May 17 Commencement, which will involve the largest group of UC Merced graduates with an estimated 720 students participating.
As a member of the cross-country team, there are certain goals that need to be set. These goals require motivation from your mind, body, and spirit. Team members reach a sense of accomplishment before most people get out of bed.
Repair work happening at the intersection of Bellevue Road and Lake Road has caught the attention of campus members, causing many to wonder about what happened at this spot. According to police sergeant, Chou Her, the truth about the incident is not extraordinary.
Between September 3 and September 26, nine posters of several clubs, including Lambda Alliance, the Society of Freethinkers, and two other organizations yet to be named have had trouble with vandalism.
As part of the Department of Public Safety’s mission to promote and maintain a safe and secure campus, the “Safety Matters” annual security report is made available to students, faculty, and staff. The purpose of the report is to educate the campus community about available resources and safety procedures.
By any measure, it’s been a difficult year for the UC Merced IT department. Numerous Portal and CROPS outages and spotty Wi-Fi on campus has made it increasingly hard for students and faculty to utilize the technology that has become one of UCM's trademarks. Last Saturday, the school’s technical difficulties culminated when the UC Merced library’s website was defaced by hackers.
Fidel Cervantes, a 19-year-old undergraduate student from Delhi, who has taken a keen interest in education policy, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Delhi Unified School District in September. While clearly the least experienced among his much older colleagues, he is nonetheless undaunted by the part. So why has Cervantes decided to concern himself with K-12 education? He aims to inspire.
Conducting research on effective prevention techniques, presenting and carrying out Violence Prevention Program (VPP) events on and off campus, raising awareness, and educating peers are just a few of the varied duties VPP interns work on throughout the school year.
Market on Main is Merced’s unique twist on a downtown market night. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, market-goers have the opportunity to experience the surprisingly diverse aspects of Merced. From art, music, and fashion to the more serious businesses, organizations, and foodstuffs, Market on Main has a toe in it all.