November 5, 2004

Educational Notes:

Daniela Solorzano Selected as Intern for Lymphatic Research Foundation

After a long journey across the United States, Daniela Solorzano, originally from San Diego, is a public relations intern at the Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) in Roslyn, New York. The LRF is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support lymphatic research to find the cause and cure for lymphedema and other related lymphatic diseases.

Ms. Solorzano is the daughter of Guadalupe Solorzano of Mission Gorge Road in San Diego. She graduated from ChulaVista High School with honors and spent her first year at the University of San Diego. She later transferred to Grossmont Community College and eventually moved to Long Island, New York to pursue a career in public relations. She is now a senior at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University.

“Although it has been a long and difficult road to establish myself in New York, I am glad to be at a place where I can volunteer my time for a great cause. I am honored to intern at the LRF because it has such an amazing history behind it. It was started by a mother whose child was born with systemic lymphatic disease and lymphedema in 1998 and is now an internationally recognized organization in the field of lymphatic research,” said Ms. Solórzano. “Daniela is a terrific intern who has helped us in many ways, especially with press releases and special events,” said LRF Founder and President Wendy Chaite.

Latino Educational Summit

We need your voice and participation!
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2004
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: San Diego County Office of Education
Joe Rindone Technology Center
6401 Linda Vista Rd.
Cost: $10 (cover morning coffee & pan dulce, lunch and materials)
Register: Ms. Norma H. Gómez 858-292-3657

‘Tackle a Good Book’ Offers Reading Incentives For Children

Looking for a fun way to encourage your children to read more? Then don’t miss the Chula Vista Public Library’s popular November programs—“Tackle a Good Book” for children and “Touchdown to Reading” for teens. Parents may sign up their children (pre-school to 8th grade) and teens can register at any of the City’s three library branches.

“These are a positive, fun way to encourage children to read,” said Librarian Susie Ward. “The three free reading ‘clubs’ that the library presents during the year promote reading for children and young adults. And pre-schoolers can participate with their parents or caregivers reading to them.”

Participants in each program read a certain number of books or pages for small incentives. Sponsored by the library and the Friends of the Library, both “Tackle a Good Book” and “Touchdown to Reading” begin on Nov. 1 and continue until Nov. 30. Registration has started at all library branches for this free activity.

In addition, participants are encouraged to attend the special line up of activities at the libraries in November including:

• Civic Center: Children’s Book Week, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Crafts, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.; Teen Tuesday Night tutors, every Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m.

• South Chula Vista Branch: Harvest Crafts, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.; Sparkles the Clown Celebrates Children’s Book Week, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.: Teen Tuesday Night Tutors, every Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m.

• EastLake Branch: Dr. Seuss Story Time Spectacular, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.

For more information visit or contact any of Chula Vista’s three library branches: Civic Center, 365 F St., (619) 691-5069; South, 389 Orange Ave., (619) 585-5755; and East-Lake, 1120 Eastlake Parkway, (619) 656-0314; or click on www.chulavistalibrary.com.

Journalist Minority Fellowship Program

Minority students seeking careers as newspaper journalists are invited to apply for generous awards that combine graduate scholarships with internships.

The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities underwrites master’s level study at the acclaimed S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University while providing on-the-job training at the Newhouse Newspapers.

Two winners per year receive from tuition, monthly stipends of $1,100, health insurance coverage and up to $3,300 in other benefits for 18 months of graduate study during which time they also work as interns at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y.

After receiving master’s degrees, the fellows work for a year as full-time apprentices either at The Post Standard or at one of the other Newhouse newspapers across the country, earning competitive, entry-level salaries.

To be eligible for the 2005-2007 competition, a candidate must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than journalism (with a B average or higher) by June 15 of 2005, be a United States citizen and either African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Native American.

To apply, he or she must submit a complete application for admission to the newspaper track of Syracuse University’s master’s program in Magazine, Newspaper and On-Line Journalism by Feb. 1, 2005. This requires taking the Graduate Record Examination no later than Jan. 1, 2005. The $65 Syracuse University graduate application fee will be waived for all eligible Newhouse Fellow candidates.

Further information and application forms are available by contacting the Newhouse School Graduate Records Office, 215 University Place, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-2100. The office can also be reached by phone, 315-443-1124; e-mail, pcgrad@syr.edu or FAX, 315-443-3946.

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