Inspire a child — adopt a school

Promo image for Theatre for Young Audiences - shows poster for this year's play with image in the background of a previous production

Fresno State’s Theatre for Young Audiences has provided quality theatre productions for children throughout the Valley since 1928, while giving college students vital performance and touring experience.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Rebozo Fest revives Sept. 25-29

Flyer for Rebozo Revival Festival

The Rebozo Revival Festival, “El Renacimiento del Rebozo,” returns to Fresno for a week-long celebration with the opening ceremony and art exhibition 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, at (1918 Fresno Street).

The festival, which is part of Fresno State’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance, is presented by the University and Lourdes Sevilla (founder and creator of the festival) in collaboration with several community partners for the Center for Creativity and the Arts 2017-18 lineup.

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‘Don Giovanni’ lecture-recital brings together musical artists and humanists

From left: Dr. John Karr, Dr. Maria Briggs and Limuel Forgey at the Don Giovanni lecture/recital

Spanish and voice students took their learning outside of the traditional classroom and into Fresno State’s Concert Hall on Friday, for a cross-disciplinary lecture-recital that examined Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

This collaborative effort between the Department of Music and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures combined operatic singing, lecture and a question-and-answer segment in a 50-minute class performance.

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Fresno State ranks 3rd in U.S. News for graduation rate performance

Students celebrate at Convocation 2017

The U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best College rankings issued today again placed Fresno State among the top three best public universities in graduation rate performance nationwide.

Fresno State scored third highest among public national universities and was No. 4 overall this year. Last year, the University ranked No. 1 among public national universities and No. 3 among all national universities.

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Center for Creativity and the Arts presents its lineup for fall 2017

Woman weaving a rebozo

The Center for Creativity and the Arts 2017-18 theme will be “Voice and Silence: Expressions of the Human Spirit and Community.”

“’Voice and Silence’ will look at the various ways in which we communicate our ideas, points of views and concerns regarding current events,” said Cindy Urrutia, coordinator of the center.

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Remembering, honoring Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Philip Levine

California State University, Fresno continues to find new ways to honor the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus of English, more than two years after his death. In May 2017, Fresno State dedicated the new Philip Levine Reading Room inside the Henry Madden Library, a room that now houses Levine’s extensive collection of more than 2,000 books. Levine’s wife, Frances, donated their personal library, a gift made to inspire future generations of poets and readers.

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Concert: Classical Hindustani Music featuring Debasis Chakroborty

Flyer for concert featuring Debasis Chakroborty

Debasis Chakroborty will perform a concert of classical Hindustani music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. Chakroborty performs using a modified Hawaiian slide guitar. He will be accompanied on the tabla (a South Asian membranophone percussion instrument) by Shashanka Bakshi, a senior student of Samta Prasad of Banaras Gharana.

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