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CSUF educator and Selma native ranks 5th in survey

Selma native and California State University, Fresno, communication professor Jonathan Hernandez was ranked one of the top professors in the United States in a student survey recently. Hernandez was ranked number five on the list of university professors for the 2014-2015 academic year at Comments from students at the website noted that Hernandez’s lectures were “interesting all the time” and that “he understands students like no other teacher I’ve had and is always there to help.”

Camp Kesem accepts applications Jan. 15

Camp Kesem is kicking off its second season of week-long camps in the Central Valley. Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. The camp takes place at California State University Fresno in the summer of 2016. The camp is free and open to children ages 6 to 16.

Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 15 through an online link. Returning campers may register now. Send questions to Learn more at

Camp Kesem provides a carefree and fun environment in which they can interact and bond with peers who face similar struggles at home. Activities include sports, drama, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, swimming, a ropes course and talent shows. Nightly cabin chats allow campers to talk with their peers and counselors.

Student volunteers and counselors experience leadership development and undergo twenty hours of extensive training prior to camp.

Caregiver resource center workshop is Jan. 16

A workshop geared towards helping caregivers thrive while taking care of someone else is 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 16 at the Woodward Park Regional Library’s meeting room, 944 East Perrin Ave., Fresno. Caregivers will learn how take action on their own behalf and about community resources to help care for their loved ones. The workshop is free for unpaid caregivers. Details, 224-9154.

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