It’s the middle of the semester and things have been picking up in our College. October has been particularly busy, filled with music, art and literature events as well as exciting news from our alumni. Here are the top 5 stories from the month of October.

‘The Other Eye on Afghanistan: Photographs by Farzana Wahidy’

The Department of Art and Design in collaboration with the Center for Creativity and the Arts, presented, “The Other Eye on Afghanistan: Photographs by Farzana Wahidy,” a series of photographs taken by Farzana Wahidy in Afghanistan that focus on women, their humanity, beauty, life, hardships and joys.

Scotch, Brew and Art Affair to benefit The Edward O. Lund Foundation

Several events — including “A Scotch, Brew and Art Affair” — honored the memory of local artist and Fresno State arts curator Edward O. Lund III, benefiting the Edward O. Lund Foundation, which provides scholarships for art students who are participating in the College of Arts and Humanities Study Abroad in London program.

Lecture-recital: ‘Voice and Silence: Women in Opera and Philosophy’

In a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Department of Philosophy, soprano Dr. Maria Briggs and philosopher Dr. Tina Botts explored the role of women in operatic dramas and philosophy during the “Voice and Silence: Women in Opera and Philosophy” lecture-recital.

ALUMNI NEWS: A student’s path from the stage to behind the camera

Fresno State Theatre Arts majors are working all across the country in varied fields. Theatre alumnus, Josh Feemster, is one former student whose degree led him to the silver screen.

National Day on Writing celebrates writers’ voices

Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Day on Writing celebrates writing in all forms – from stories, poems, and letters to text messages, videos, and audio recordings – and demonstrates how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives. A celebration was held on campus during which Fresno City Councilmember Paul Caprioglio presented a City proclamation declaring Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, National Day on Writing for the entire city of Fresno.

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