Peach Blossom memories span generations

From left, Cassidy Smith and her mother Stacy Batrich-Smith

Stacy Batrich-Smith and her daughter Cassidy Smith (pictured above) have deep ties to Fresno State. Both are Arts and Humanities alums — Stacy graduated from the then-Radio and Television option in 1976; Cassidy was a Smittcamp scholar and a dean’s medalist from the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism in 2011. And both participated in Peach Blossom, the annual oral interpretation festival hosted by the Department of Communication. 

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Featured Supporters: The Fisher family

The Fisher Family - A photo of Ruth and Ray

The Fisher family transformed loss into legacy, endowing memorial scholarships for music and creative writing students in honor of their loved ones.

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‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ receives new life on university stage

Two Gentlemen of Verona at Fresno State

A refreshed version of the William Shakespeare classic, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” will run Dec. 1 – 9 at the John Wright Theatre at Fresno State. The production receives an original and accessible concept by director Brad Myers, and is the third show of University Theatre’s 2017-18 season.

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‘The Hmong and the Secret War’ screened on campus

"The Hmong and the Secret War"

The Hmong program and the Hmong Language Club will host a screening of the PBS documentary “The Hmong and The Secret War” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in McLane 161. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Lar Yang.

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Barking Bulldogs place third in debate tournament

From left: Quinten Levin, Hunter Sansom, Primavera Leal Martinez, Nick Mirza, Correll Vaughn and Tom Boroujeni.

Fresno State Barking Bulldog debaters Primavera Leal Martinez and Hunter Sansom placed third in the Robert Barbera Debate Tournament at California State University Northridge, Nov. 10-12, their final tournament of the fall semester. 

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Focus TV highlights pet safety in holidays, Dogs’ football success

Fresno State Focus looks at pet adoption near the holidays

This week on Fresno State Focus, a public affairs program produced by media, communication and journalism students, anchors Brenda Billingsley of Fresno and Brittany Sosa of Fresno will speak with veterinarian tech assistant Ayanna Shaw about the precautions to take when adopting pets around the holidays.

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Fresno Master Chorale’s fall concert remembers Executive Order 9066

Master Chorale in concert Nov. 19

The Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale, directed by Fresno State professor emeritus Dr. Anna Hamre, will perform “Remembrance and Healing: Executive Order 9066 and the incarceration of ethnic Japanese in America.” The fall concert will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall.

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