~ Photo above by Cary Edmondson, University photographer

As we approach the end of the semester, we look back on another eventful month in the College of Arts and Humanities. Here are the top five stories from the month of November.

Meet the Rhetoric & Writing Studies faculty of the English Department

From left, Dr. Virginia Crisco, Dr. Rubén Casas, Dr. Magda Gilewicz, Dr. Bo Wang, Dr. Tom McNamara and Dr. Reva Sias

Over the last few weeks, we published a series of articles introducing the professors who teach in the Rhetoric & Writing Studies program, discussing the ways in which their research, teaching, and service to both the university and the discipline intersect.

Ashley Taylor’s path from MCJ and music student to NYC Fox News producer

We caught up with 2004 MCJ alumna Ashley Taylor, now a news producer for Fox News Edge in New York City, who shared a bit with us about her career path and offered helpful advice for current students.

Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet: Bringing Together Artists, Alumni and Students

Mark Nuccio plays clarinet with Wendy Chen on piano during "Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet"

“Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet” celebrated three decades of clarinet at Fresno State by showcasing one of the most prominent clarinet performer-teachers today – Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and former New York Philharmonic acting principal clarinet, interim principal clarinet, associate principal clarinet and Eb clarinetist for 17 years.

‘Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Empire’

“Forced into Genocide” is the riveting memoir of Yervant Edward Alexanian, an eye-witness to the massacres and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Alexanian’s daughter, Adrienne, visited campus earlier this month to discuss her father’s tragic memoir, which provides a one-of-a-kind insider’s account documenting the Genocide’s astonishing cruelty.

Meet Your CAH Academic Counselors

CAH Counselors

Need help navigating your way toward your degree? The CAH Advising and Support Center has three academic counselors who can help you every step of the way. We caught up with each of them for a quick Q&A about what inspired them to become counselors and what advice they have for students seeking help.