New Pro­gram At Stan State

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS -

Stanis­laus State (CSU Stanis­laus) in Tur­lock has re­ceived a grant from Cal­i­for­nia Hu­man­i­ties to stage ‘Na­tive Voices: Sto­ries from the In­dian Board­ing School,’ a live per­for­mance by the con­tem­po­rary theatre group Na­tive Voices. Based on first-per­son nar­ra­tives, videos, and his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments, this col­lec­tion of sto­ries de­picts the re­al­ity and reper­cus­sions of the Amer­i­can In­dian board­ing school sys­tem from the late 1800s to the present whose motto was “Kill the In­dian and save the man.” The per­for­mances are Sept. 20 in Modesto and Sept. 21 on the Stan State cam­pus.

This year’s in­com­ing fresh­man class of 1,439 stu­dents is the largest in Stan State his­tory, added uni­ver­sity of­fi­cials. Of note, the class in­cludes 1,423 Cal­i­for­nia res­i­dents. A to­tal of 1,070 (74.4 per­cent) are first-gen­er­a­tion col­lege stu­dents, mean­ing they are the first in their fam­i­lies to be work­ing to­ward a four-year col­lege de­gree. Just over 66 per­cent of the in­com­ing class self-iden­ti­fies as His­panic.

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