Students celebrate journey to becoming Mediator Mentors

Mediator Mentors event

Almost 100 students from local elementary schools spent a morning on the Fresno State campus recently, celebrating the conflict-resolution skills they learned during the 2016-17 school year, as participants in Fresno State’s Mediator Mentors. Mary Castro, wife of President Joseph I. Castro, spoke to the students at the beginning of the Mediator Mentors event: “The skills […]

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The Art of Writing Comics: A Writing Camp

~ Excerpted from an article on Click here to learn more about other youth camps offered at Fresno State. Fresno State offers a variety of youth summer camps, including one called the Art of Writing Comics: A Writing Camp, for grades six through nine. Offered by the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project in conjunction […]

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Play it again, Thomas

Thomas Loewenheim

~ Reprinted from Campus News Performing as cellist, conducting and giving master classes locally and around the world are just some of Dr. Thomas Loewenheim’s accomplishments as a musician. The professor of music achieved all that while adapting his personal playing style to his disability. “My passion for education stems from my deep love of […]

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Music Notes: Dr. Anthony Radford receives Outstanding Advisor Award

Dr. Anthony Radford, associate professor of voice and opera in the Department of Music, was one of four faculty and staff recipients of the 12th annual Outstanding Advisor Awards on May 4. This year’s recipients were selected from a group of 23 qualified candidates nominated by students and colleagues, and announced by Vice-Provost Dennis Nef and […]

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Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut Saroyan-inspired piece in concert May 28

~ By Julia Copeland, Executive Director of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno The Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut a new orchestral work, inspired by author William Saroyan and written by four Fresno State composers, at their annual Youth Music Extravaganza. The concert will also feature rock star violinist Vadim Gluzman (and his 300-year-old Stradivarius). This […]

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CAH employees receive service awards at STAR Day

Three employees of the College of Arts and Humanities received service awards at the Staff Training and Recognition (STAR) Day luncheon on Thursday, May 25. Kelly Pantzlaff Curry (above left), the costume shop foreman and costume vintage collection curator in the Department of Theatre Arts, was recognized for 10 years of service at Fresno State. […]

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Production of children’s opera ‘Lucinda’ wins award

Scene from Lucinda children's opera

A studio production of the children’s Christmas opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” produced by the Fall MCJ 120 class and directed by Professor Candace Egan, has received a 2017 Communicator Award of Distinction. The original opera, by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire, was recorded in a special performance in Studio […]

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Two MCJ professors honored with ‘Spirit of Service’ award

Jes Therkelsen and Candace Egan

Two professors in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism recently were honored during Fresno State’s Service Recognition Reception, hosted by University President Joseph I. Castro. Candace Egan and Jes Therkelsen received the Outstanding Faculty award during the annual event, held May 3 in the Satellite Student Union. The awards recognize the exemplary commitment to community engagement exhibited […]

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A Message to Our Graduates from the Dean and Associate Dean

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval and Associate Dean Honora Chapman

Dear Fellow Artists and Humanists, We are creators and thinkers; crafters of language, clay, canvas and metal. We invent new perspectives, and reimagine our world for the common good. Our artistry and humanistic thinking are the basis for all of human communication, productivity and creativity.  As the foundational cornerstone of the University, the Arts and Humanities are […]

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Armbruster receives media service award

Shirley Melikian Armbruster

~ Reprinted from Shirley Melikian Armbruster, associate vice president for University Communications at Fresno State, received the 2017 Jim Tucker Media Service Award presented by the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism for her journalistic and communications accomplishments. The award was established in 2004 as a tribute to Jim Tucker’s decades of service to […]

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