Marching Band gives heart and soul to college experience

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles Brass horns play rousing music that fills the stadium. Drums punctuate the beat. Color guard dancers flash their flags in sync with the music. Their music makes our feet tap, our voices cheer, and gets our enthusiasm rolling. There’s no denying it. The spirit shown by the Fresno State Bulldog […]

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‘Real Men Sing’ at Fresno State

Dan Earl stood at the front of the Concert Hall without a word, in front of 390 male students from 16 area high schools. Within minutes, the boys were following Earl’s lead – hissing, laughing, making raspberry sounds and clapping, warming up their vocal chords and focusing their attention for a morning of choral interaction with other […]

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Philosophy Colloquium: ‘Tortured Plea Bargains: The Legal Fiction of Feigning Guilt’

Professor James Rocha, pictured at right, will be the first speaker of the Philosophy Department (fresnostate.edu/artshum/philosophy/) colloquium at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Room 192 of the Peters Business Building. Dr. Rocha is doing some exciting research on the topic of “Plea Bargains,” and he will share his findings in a talk titled “Tortured Plea Bargains: The Legal Fiction […]

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‘Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation’

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State invites the Central Valley community to attend events scheduled for the 2016-2017 arts programming theme, “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation.” This year’s theme celebrates the rich artistry of Native peoples of California and North America, as well as the indigenous Mexican diaspora of California’s […]

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Alumnus Soul Vang creates endowed scholarship, poetry prize

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State celebrated trailblazing Hmong-American alumnus Soul Vang (soulvang.net/) for creating an endowed scholarship and annual poetry prize aimed at encouraging students to pursue their passion for writing about the Asian-American experience. Vang, a poet and educator who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and a […]

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Students launch new Communication Club

~ By Annabelle Lolinco Several students have revived the Communication Club, formerly known as Professional Communication Association, this school year. The club’s purpose is to provide students with a venue to explore the study of communication and how the discipline can be a versatile and practical tool for benefiting academia, professional work and  more. The […]

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NEW FACES: Armenian Studies

The College of Arts and Humanities (csufresno.edu/artshum/) at Fresno State is the largest college on campus, encompassing nine departments, and the Armenian Studies (fresnostate.edu/artshum/armenianstudies/) program. Of the 69 new faculty members at Fresno State this fall, about 20% of the new hires are in the College of Arts and Humanities. These new faculty bring innovative research, diverse […]

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CineCulture presents two events – presentation and screening of film ‘The Law’

Fresno State’s CineCulture (fresnostate.edu/artshum/mcj/upcoming-events/cineculture.html) film series presents two events related to the film “The Law (La Loi, le combat d’une femme pour toutes les femmes)” Sept. 22 and 23. Presentation – “The Jews of France from the French Revolution to the Present,” 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept. 22, Fresno State’s Agricultural Science Building, Room 109. Speaker Aron Rodrigue is a professor […]

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Fall literary readings feature celebrated writers, film premiere

~ by Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com; Creative Writing Program graduate assistant Rose Galaviz contributed to this report The fall 2016 Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series will include an acclaimed literary publisher, faculty from the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing (fresnostate.edu/creativewriting) at Fresno State and a special film premiere featuring a beloved Fresno poet. […]

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Lecture:Dr. Vahram Sehmmassian will discuss ‘On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry’

Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, will give a presentation on “On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry” at 7:30p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The presentation is part of the Fall Lecture […]

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