Grade check to help student athletes succeed

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014

Bakersfield College athletics is in the testing phase of a new grade check program designed to help student athletes. Helmed by Interim Athletics Director Sandi Taylor, the program is undergoing a trial with both the Track and Field and Swim teams during their 2014 seasons. Taylor says the intent of... Read more »

LED upgrades get installed around campus

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014

As part of funding given to Bakersfield College by the passage of California Proposition 39 back in 2013, the current bulbs in the light poles around BC are being replaced by new LED lights. Jim Coggins, the manager of Maintenance and Operations at BC, says it’s a race against the clock to install... Read more »

BC students raise funds for Relay for Life charity

Trina Goree, Reporter
April 2, 2014

There are more than a dozen members registered for Bakersfield College Delano Campus Renegades team that will participate in American Cancer Society Relay for Life on April 12-13. The advisers are Helen Calip and Loy Salarda, and the captains are Ana Santana and Krystal Vellido. The team members are... Read more »

Levan Center hosts discussions on Dust Bowl

Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter
April 2, 2014

The Norman Levan Center for Humanities at Bakersfield College was host to three BC professors in the third part of a series in honor of the 75th anniversary of “The Grapes of Wrath,” on March 25. Those in attendance included more than 40 people, including BC professors and students. The professors... Read more »

Special events planned for BC graduation

Trina Goree, Reporter
April 2, 2014

Save the date. On May 16, the class of 2014 will be making history with a commencement that offers more than usual. Bakersfield College has been celebrating its centennial all year long with a multitude of events and will conclude with its biggest commencement ceremony yet. The ceremony will begin with... Read more »

Poet discusses his new works at BC Levan Center

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
April 2, 2014

Award-winning poet Jeffrey Knorr visited the Bakersfield College Levan Center on March 28 for a poetry reading and Q-and-A session.Knorr read from his newest collection of poetry, “The Third Body.” He called himself a simplistic author, with his poems reading no more than 12 lines and keeping up... Read more »

Hungry’s reopens food area and offers students discounts

Monique Hansen-Garcia, Reporter
April 2, 2014

Across the street from Bakersfield College, at the corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Christmas Tree Lane, Hungry’s Market is operating with a food market again. Amanda Pace has been the unofficial manager there for over a year and became the official operations manager at the beginning of 2014. Pace... Read more »

Goodall spreads message of unity

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor
April 1, 2014

After months of anticipation from students and faculty alike, world-renowned anthropologist and primatologist Jane Goodall made an appearance in front of an audience of approximately 2,500 in attendance at Bakersfield College on April 1 to spread her message of unity and hope. Goodall, who claims that... Read more »

Adaptive PE professor plans to retire

Richard J Peterson, Photographer
March 19, 2014

After 30 years of teaching Adapted Physical Education, Kathy Moretti reminisced on her experiences at Bakersfield College and her plans to retire at the end of this semester. Moretti started BC’s Adaptive PE program in 1984. “The joys I get from teaching is seeing someone get stronger, and not always... Read more »

Baccalaureate degrees a real possibility for BC

Myrissa Johns, News Editor
March 19, 2014

Bakersfield College administrators are actively lobbying for the opportunity to take part in a pilot program that would allow BC to offer a baccalaureate degree, as outlined by a recent Senate bill. Cindy Collier, BC dean of Nursing and Allied Health, presented at the Chancellor’s Office Board of Governors... Read more »

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