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College Corner: Want practical work experience in school? Try a co-op program

As Thanksgiving approaches and we celebrate the hard work the Pilgrims endured, it is only fitting that we take a look at colleges that promote this same kind of can-do spirit. And, by this I mean colleges and universities that offer a co-op program. Co-op? What does this have to do with college? I’m glad […]

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing * Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who […]

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Robotics team takes second in Madera competition

Citrus Circuits, the Davis high school robotics team, led the second-place alliance at an offseason robotics competition held in Madera over the weekend. The team also won the award for best innovative design of its robot. During qualification matches at the “Madtown Throwdown,” Citrus Circuits was ranked in first place, winning 12 matches and losing just one. […]

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

DHS teacher puts his facial hair on the line in annual fundraiser

It’s November, and everyone at Davis High School knows what that means: Teacher Kevin Williams is growing out his beard and raising money for the school’s Race and Social Justice Program at the same time. Over the past four years, Williams has raised more than $3,500 for classroom supplies, a video library and even a […]

November 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Nursing student wins scholarship

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multi-funder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally prepared nurses. Brown Blake’s scholarship is funded by […]

November 18, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Miille’s photos earn accolades

Jake Miille of Davis, a student at Cal State Chico, was one of six journalists honored by Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies in October, during the Envisioning California Conference titled “Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California.” Miillie was selected for the top award on the topic of Bakken crude oil transportation in California. His photo series […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Schilling supports Davis High ag mechanics program

Schilling Robotics, a manufacturing company that originated in Davis, has close ties to Davis High School.

The company’s founder, Tyler Schilling, is a DHS graduate himself, and a number of Schilling employees also discovered their passion for welding in the DHS metal shop back in the 1970s.

Now the company — which makes robotic equipment for use in the deep ocean — is seizing the opportunity to give back to Davis High.

Chris Ade, an employee at Schilling Robotics, has a son, Eric, who’s enrolled this year …

Students capture the meaning of California in state seals

What does California mean to you? That was question Birch Lane Elementary School teacher Joshua Crowell put to his fourth-graders this year as they embarked on an effort to design a new state seal. “How can we as artists create a new state seal that shows all the physical and cultural characteristics of California?” he […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing * Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Sweet potato pie, chicken and waffles: food for the soul

Sweet potato pie is the only item on the dessert menu of Brown Sugar Kitchen that is served every day. Executive chef and owner Tanya Holland says you’d be surprised how many people have it for breakfast. We’re fans of Holland, her restaurant and her new cookbook with Jan Newberry, “Brown Sugar Kitchen — New Style, […]

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Catriona McPherson to hold book launch party on Nov. 20

Scottish-born novelist and Davis-area resident Catriona McPherson will hold a book launch party at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. The party will celebrate the release of her new novel, “A Deadly Measure of Brimstone,” the latest in her popular series involving sleuth Dandy Gilver, which was […]

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UC Davis student honored for horticulture work

Kelsey Barale of UC Davis was honored last month in Des Moines, Iowa, by a U.S. government advisory board in a meeting connected to the World Food Prize activities. The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development selected Barale for its “Student Award for Scientific Excellence” for her work with the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UCD. Barale […]

November 07, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Hackett-Peck wedding

Laura Hackett and Cameron Peck exchanged wedding vows Oct. 11, 2014, at Mt. Woodson Castle in San Diego. The bride is a Davis High School graduate and the daughter of Jim and Cathy Hackett of Davis. She earned bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and nursing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Mt. St. Mary’s and […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged

Name Droppers: Entomology prof set for national honor

Diane Ullman, a professor of entomology at UC Davis, is the 2014 recipient of the Entomological Society of America’s distinguished achievement award in teaching. She will receive the award at the society’s 62nd annual meeting, to take place Nov. 16-19 in Portland, Ore. Ullman is known for innovative, multidisciplinary teaching strategies that connect science and art programs that […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,
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