Education

University eyeing Visalia for four-year institution

Contributed Marymount California University is weighing options on a possible four-year college campus in Visalia, with the first classes possible by 2016.Marymount California University is a liberal arts institution offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and serving students in three California communities: Palos Verdes and San Pedro in Los Angeles County and Lucerne in Lake County.

Hanford job fair targets substitute teachers

A job fair being held at Brandman University in Hanford Dec. 11 will share employment opportunities for people interested in becoming substitute teachers.

Fresno County educators lauded

The Fresno County Office of Education hosted the annual Educator of the Year awards Friday, recognizing a school employee, administrator and teacher for 2014.

Valley native to head up Fresno State athletics

Jim BartkoFresno State President Joseph Castro has selected Central Valley native Jim Bartko as the university's new athletic director.

Fresno State to receive $100K in honor of educator

A gift of $100,000 is on its way to Fresno State's College of Health and Human Services in honor of lifelong educator and Fresno County library worker Faith Ann Searle.

Fresno City College building awarded

The Old Administration Building at Fresno City College reopened in 2011 after a $41 million rehabilitation effort.The Old Administration Building at Fresno City College garnered an award for a preservation effort that restored the nearly century-old landmark to its former beauty.

Valley colleges see rise in transfer degrees

Several Valley community colleges have excelled in the last year under a new transfer degree program between California Community Colleges and California State University.

Interim dean named to Fresno State ag school

Dr. Sandra WitteDr. Sandra Witte, associate dean of Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, was appointed as interim of the college until a replacement is found.

Fresno State gets $606K grant for Latino social work

Fresno State's Department of Social Work Education was awarded $606,000 grant to train social work students to serve Spanish-speaking children and their families.

Police: Golf cart plows into students, injuring 2

(AP) — Police in California say two students suffered serious injuries when a special-needs student got into a golf cart at a local middle school and took off, plowing into a group of teenagers.