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By Dateline Staff on June 21, 2016 in University

UC Davis Chicana/o Studies Class Paints Mural for Elementary School

Students at a school in South Sacramento have some extra inspiration thanks to a UC Davis mural workshop class. The class visited Cesar Chavez Intermediate School recently to ask why the school was important to the students and their parents, then depicted their answers on the wall of the school.

"What the mural is depicting here, where mom is giving the kid a kiss on the forehead — I see that every single day," said principal Eracleo Guevara. "What it's going to do is just them see themselves through these great images with the goal of graduation."

Take the stairs for free exercise

A sign next to a stairway reads "No time for exercise? Take the stairs."
One of the motivational signs in the Pavilion Parking Structure. (Shantille Connolly/UC Davis)

Exercise doesn't always have to be done in the gym. That's the message Student Health and Counseling Services and Transportation Services are sending with motivational signs on all six levels of the Pavilion Parking Structure urging drivers to take the stairs for some quick, free exercise.

The permanent signs went up last week and feature slogans like, "Beat the elevator — take the stairs" and "Free exercise — take the stairs."

Shantille Connolly, a wellness health educator with Student Health and Counseling Services, said research done in the 2014-15 academic year identified several buildings where more signs could be placed.


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