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 Based on first-person narratives, videos, and historical documents, this collection of stories depicts the reality and repercussions of the American Indian boarding school system from the late 1800s to the present whose motto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.