Around the Region (02/09/2016)


What: Open house and tea sampling

When: Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: McHenry Mansion Gift Store and Visitors Center, 924 I St.

Info: A variety of teas will be available for sampling while browsing the store. Several Valentine’s Day gift ideas available. For more information, call 209-549-0428.


What: “21st-century lynching? Meditations on Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men”

When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Room 118 of the Faculty Development Center at California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle.

Info: Karlos Hill, an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, will speak on “reconsidering the concept of lynching in historical perspective, and the extent to which the practice survives today,” according to a flier announcing the event.


What: NatureBridge opens registration for summer field research course

When: Ongoing

Where: Yosemite National Park

Info: NatureBridge, a residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the summer field research course at its Yosemite campus. The two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations. Students work with NatureBridge educators to develop and conduct their own field-based research project. In Yosemite, students may choose from two sessions in the summer of 2016: June 26-July 9 or July 17-30. NatureBridge offers need-based financial aid to qualified participants. Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact NatureBridge’s summer programs manager at 415-758-1650 or

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25 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Stanislaus State University filled the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs that had been left vacant after Roberta Anderson resigned. The new provost and vice president, after conducting a nationwide search, was announced to be Horace Johnson. Johnson, who had served as interim provost and vice president, was also the dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, the largest school at the college.