Top 10 stories of Fall 2016

We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Stories on the Arts and Humanities blog in Fall 2016: No. 10: Debate camp draws students from around the state  No. 9: Timing is everything in trip to London No. 8: Striving for world peace, one note at a time No. 7: Second volume of “My […]

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Wishing you peace and joy this break!

Dean's Office staff by the Armenian Genocide Memorial

From the team in the Dean’s Office here at the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State, we hope you have a happy and restful holiday season, and we wish you the best in the coming New Year. Fresno State and all of its offices will be closed from Dec. 23 – Jan. 2. We will be […]

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Eight creative writing alumni publish first books in 2016

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from Eight alumni authors from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing published their first books in 2016, a new record for the program. The graduate Master of Fine Arts program offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The heart […]

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Children’s opera ‘Lucinda’ a hit with kids; final performance approaching

Scene from Lucinda children's opera

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from The Fresno State Opera Theatre’s final public presentation of its originally composed children’s opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” will be outdoor performances at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Square at Campus Pointe (3050 E. Chestnut Ave.) weather permitting. The free, public show, […]

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TALK PR Showcase highlights student work

Students present in TALK PR Showcase

Students in the TALK PR class gave their end-of-semester presentations last Tuesday, Dec. 6, summarizing the campaigns they did during the semester for a variety of clients in the community. “The presentations were inspiring,” said Dr. James E. Marshall, dean of Research and Graduate Studies. “The student presenters were enthusiastic and professional, and together they […]

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Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary tribute Dec. 7

~ Reprinted from Flags at Fresno State will post at half-staff Wednesday, Dec. 7, and will be retrieved during the “Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Moment-of-Silence Tribute” from 4:45 – 5 p.m. at the Veterans Monument Flag Station (Thomas Building). Fresno State music major Ryan Vance will perform the National Anthem, “Taps” and “Retreat-To The […]

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CSU Summer Arts returns to Fresno State in 2017

~ Reprinted from Fresno State will reprise its role as host campus for CSU Summer Arts, starting in summer 2017 and continuing through 2021. Fresno State had previously hosted from 1999 to 2011. Since 1985, the CSU has offered the Summer Arts experience to both audiences and students, systemwide and beyond. This unique program offers experiential, academic […]

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Focus Dec. 7: Children’s opera; Christmas Tree Lane; campus construction

This week on Fresno State Focus, anchor July Cruz of Clovis and Liz Juarez, from Orange Cove, take the anchor desk when the student-produced TV show airs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, on Comcast Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. Juarez will interview Dr. Anthony Radford, director of an original children’s opera performed for Valley […]

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CineCulture and Filmworks present ‘Truman’ Dec. 9

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series and Fresno Filmworks present two screenings of the movie “Truman” at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.).  Cesc Gay’s moving film “Truman” captured five Goya Awards (Spain’s equivalent of the U.S. Oscars) this year, including Best Film, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting […]

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Organist Ken Cowan in concert at Fresno State

Pianist Ken Cowan

~ By Andreas Werz Organist Ken Cowan will perform at Fresno State at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Concert Hall as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. Cowan will perform works by Mozart, Handel, Back, Mendelssohn, Schildt, Scheidt and Laurin. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Yale Institute […]

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