Armenian Studies Lecture: The Silk Road and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries

Levon Chookaszian

~ By Barlow Der Mugrdechian Dr. Levon Chookaszian, UNESCO chair of Art History, Yerevan State University, will present an illustrated lecture on “The Silk Road and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. The lecture […]

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High school students converged on Fresno State campus for Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon

About 420 teenagers, representing 25 high schools from all over Fresno County, converged on the Fresno State campus Saturday, Jan. 28, for the essay and speech competitions of this year’s Fresno County Academic Decathlon competition. The daylong events were the culmination of several months of special courses learning about this year’s topic – World War […]

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Faith Sidlow’s Honor Flight radio documentary wins Golden Mike Award

Faith Sidlow

Faith Sidlow, an assistant professor in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department, won an award for Best News Special for her Central Valley Honor Flight documentary that aired on KFSR. The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California bestowed the award during its Golden Mike Awards Jan. 28 in Hollywood. Sidlow traveled to Washington, D.C., […]

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CineCulture presents ‘Nakom’ Feb. 3

Poster for the film Nakom

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series presents “Nakom” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium. Set in present day Ghana, “Nakom” follows Iddrisu, a talented medical student who must return to his home village upon his father’s sudden death to fight for his family’s survival. Co-directors Trav Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris will lead the post-screening […]

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American Book Award-winning authors coming to WordFest


~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from American Book Award-winning authors Tim Z. Hernandez and Sasha Pimentel will be joined by memoirist José Orduña for the WordFest 2017 event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Fresno State. The San Joaquin Literary Association hosts WordFest, which features a full day of talks about the craft of writing, […]

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Lecture: Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment

Legitimate news organizations are under assault because of the rise in prevalence of “fake news.” A panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment” will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the state of journalism in 2017. Panelists will include: Faith Sidlow, professor of Media, Communications and Journalism Jes […]

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Armenian Studies Lecture: War, Peace, & the Making of Minorities in the Post-Ottoman Middle East, 1919-1923

Laura Robson

Dr. Laura Robson of Portland State University will discuss “War, Peace and the Making of Minorities in the Post-Ottoman Middle East, 1919-1923” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Robson will illustrate how the League of Nations created a new Middle Eastern politics of minority and majority through peace agreements, refugee resettlement efforts and partition of […]

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MCJ students win at CSU Media Arts Festival


Fresno State Media, Communications and Journalism student Audrianna Ferri received the Rosebud Award for First Place Television News at the CSU Media Arts Festival in November for her segment on “Brian Cade, Local Artist.” Two other MCJ students were finalists: Natalie Nigg’s Global News Relay Glitch Promo won fourth place in the promotional category. Fabiola […]

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President Castro announces arts commission, performing arts center

State of the university

At 16 minutes and 22 seconds in the video above, President Joseph I. Castro discusses future plans for the College of Arts and Humanities. ~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro updated the community on the University’s 2016 successes during his State of the University address today at the Save Mart […]

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Artist’s involvement at Standing Rock changed the direction of her Fresno State exhibition

Merritt Johnson

Just a day after her exhibition at Fresno State opened, artist Merritt Johnson presented a workshop to several teenagers from the Fresno American Indian Health Project. She greeted them using Indian phrases. For the next hour, Johnson and the students explored the components of the exhibition. Standing next to one piece, she explained to the young […]

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