This month in the Arts and Humanities — a July review

Bright pink roses on campus

As summer comes to an end, our students, faculty and alumni are tying a bow on what has proven to be a productive, award-winning summer season for our Bulldogs. Here are the top five stories from the month of July. Alumni Wind Ensemble heads to Spain The Alumni Wind Ensemble hit the road to Spain […]

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Fresno State professor Jes Therkelsen selected as finalist for Lynton Award

Jes Therkelsen selected as a finalist for Ernest A. Lynton Award

Jes Therkelsen, a Fresno State associate professor in Media, Communications and Journalism, was nominated by Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny for the 2016 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, otherwise known as the Lynton Award. From a pool of 29 nominees from across the nation, Therkelsen was selected as one of only five national finalists.

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Research by Cara Peracchi Douglas wins prestigious CASE Alice L. Beeman Award

Cara Peracchi Douglas

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Research by Cara Peracchi Douglas, a recent master’s graduate from the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Alice L. Beeman Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement from […]

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The Summer Arts connection between a music alum and a video game score

Pianist and composer Michael Krikorian

It’s funny where we find inspiration. Playing video games as a child, Michael Krikorian‘s interest in pursuing music was sparked by the musical scores of the games he played. Later, he took a Summer Arts class in scoring for visual media. That connection with teachers he met there led him down a path that resulted […]

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Maggie Eppright among nominees for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

Maggie Eppright

~ By Josh Mitchell, assistant director of Athletic Communications, reprinted from Campus News Fresno State seniors Maggie Eppright (volleyball)  and Annemarie Schwanz (cross country/track and field) have been selected as nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished […]

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Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale to hold auditions

Fresno Community Chorus

~ By Celeste DeMonte, publicity, Fresno Community Chorus Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo announces auditions for next season for singers in all voice parts, with rehearsals starting Aug. 29. Rehearsals for the non-auditioned Coro Solare begin Sept. 5. On Sunday, Nov. 19, the full chorus sings Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” and […]

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MCJ students explore new partnership with entrepreneurship students

Large brick sign in front of Sid Craig School of Business. MCJ and Entrepreneurship students partnered up for a project.

TALK PR, Fresno State’s student-run public relations firm, has offered students the opportunity to work with countless local businesses, organizations and university clients since its founding in the spring of 2009. Through the Public Relations Agency Practicum special topics course, MCJ 117T, TALK students from an array of degree programs and colleges come together to […]

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Dr. Tina Fernandes Botts publishes fifth edition of ‘Feminist Thought’

Feminist Thought book cover

~ By Taylor Blaire Mosher, student writer for the College of Arts and Humanities Dr. Tina Fernandes Botts, a Fresno State assistant professor of philosophy, has published the fifth edition of “Feminist Thought” with co-author Rosemarie Tong, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The book, published by Westview Press, provides a […]

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Preview of a Summer Arts attraction

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sadoval stands by a printmaking mural made by artists Mazatl and Kill Joy at Arte Americas

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, of the College of Arts and Humanities, got to take part today in a tour previewing a big opening on Friday, July 21, in the Phoebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State. Artists Mazatl and Kill Joy unveiled this larger than life image created in conjunction with students in the Summer Arts […]

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