Stay vigilant for bike theft

While COS has seen a decline in bike theft this semester, COS Chief of Police Bob Masterson warns that students should still take extra precautions to ensure their bikes don’t get stolen. Masterson warns that many students make mistakes when locking their bikes, that if corrected, could more effectively protect them from theft. Students should…

Library Hours Expanded

Last year the Learning Resource Center’s hours in Hanford and Tulare were very limited. But starting this semester the new director of the Learning Resource Center, Mary-Catherine Oxford, is expanding the available hours. The Tulare Campus is now open: Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hanford Center Library is now open: Monday…

Dr. Öztürk, The Wizard of Data

Dr. Mehmet “Dali” Öztürk is COS’ new director of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, but he’s hardly new to the job. Öztürk‘s job is to direct research within COS districtwide. He follows departments within the college to evaluate their programs’ success and then uses that data to plan for improvements for better effectiveness. “Research and…

New President, New Senate

Fidel Madrigal is starting off his third semester at College of the Sequoias as its Student Senate President. Madrigal, 22, a Human Resource Management major, was previously Commissioner of Finance during the 2012-2013 academic year. Originally from San Diego, Madrigal moved to the Valley four years ago; he currently lives in Porterville. He originally attended…