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Santa Cruz County Kids Are On the Move

UANews | October 11, 2013
Decades ago, most students walked or biked to school. Today fewer than 10 percent do so. UA Cooperative Extension's Safe Routes to Schools program helps get kids moving again. Thousands of students and their parents in Santa Cruz County now lace up their shoes for walking events, compete in Fit and Fun! Challenges, learn bicycle safety at bike rodeos and use new "back door" walking paths to get to school safely.

Before the Applause

UANews | October 10, 2013
Before the curtain rises and the lights come on, UA students work behind the scenes to create an entire world for Arizona Repertory Theatre actors. Students in the Design and Technology division of the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television Lighting help bring the director's vision to life through lighting, sound, costumes and sets. The theater company's production of "Boeing Boeing" runs through Sunday.

UA-Led Arizona 4-H Celebrates 100 Years

UANews | October 10, 2013
Since its origin in the early 20th century, 4-H has offered important lessons in leadership, responsibility and service through hands-on activities designed to help young people reach their personal potential. As Arizona's land-grant institution, the UA is charged with the stewardship of 4-H in Arizona, where the youth development program has been going strong for 100 years. The Arizona 4-H Centennial Celebration will be held on Saturday.

UA Rodeo Club Rides Toward 75 Years

UANews | October 9, 2013
The UA hosted the nation's first intercollegiate rodeo in 1939. Members of the Rodeo Club are now gearing up for the UA rodeo's 75th anniversary in March. The UA is one of 600 members of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The University competes in the Grand Canyon Region, against other schools in Arizona and in New Mexico.

UA Cooperative Extension Inspires San Carlos Teens to Grow Heirloom Apache Crops

UANews | October 8, 2013
San Carlos teens are learning to plant traditional Apache gardens through a grant-funded project of the UA's Gila County Cooperative Extension. A $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's People's Garden – one of only nine in the country for the year – resulted in the development of five gardens that are impacting teens throughout the community northeast of Tucson.

UA Honors College Unveils New Distinguished Fellows Program

UANews | October 7, 2013
UA faculty members Melissa A. Fitch and Suzanne Dovi are the first to be named Honors Distinguished Fellows. Under the new UA program, faculty members design courses specifically for honors students. Fitch and Dovi have created courses related to happiness and unjust behaviors, among other topics.

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