This month in the Arts and Humanities — a February review

Collage depicting the Top 5 stories of February

We look back on another eventful month in the College of Arts and Humanities. Here are the top five stories from the month of February. 

‘Me Too Moment’ kicks off Ethics Lecture Series

The first event in the spring 2018 lineup of the Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series was a discussion about “Me Too Moment: Sexual Harassment and Professional Life.” Attendees were able to discuss the challenges of working in professional fields affected by recent sexual harassment scandals.

Peach Blossom Diamond Jubilee celebrates festival’s 60 years

The Peach Blossom Festival helps young people realize the importance of reading literature aloud and teaches them about interpretation, performance and being an audience member. In celebration of Peach Blossom’s 60-year history, we are looking back at how it has impacted some of its previous participants featuring Chuck Sant’Agata and the Hon. Judge Debra Kazanjian.

Memorial tribute concert planned for Dr. Brad Hufft

Fresno State Music Department faculty and students will present a tribute concert on March 4 to honor the memory of composer Dr. Brad Hufft, longtime music faculty member who passed away suddenly last spring. The concert will feature several of Hufft’s solo and chamber works as well as the President’s Quintet. Donations are being accepted for the Dr. Brad Hufft Memorial Music Scholarship.

Alumni News: Dean’s medalist becomes a linguistics professor across the globe  

A Fresno State alum, Dr. Jason Brown, was awarded the graduate dean’s medal in 2002 while earning his master’s degree in linguistics. Fast forward to today and he is now a professor at the University of Auckland and the head of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand. We were able to chat with Dr. Brown about his time at Fresno State and how his career path has developed since graduating. He offered some advice for students.

First ever Fresno State Blended Arts Festival comes to campus

The Fresno State Blended Arts Festival was a collaborative arts event and the first of its kind to be on campus. It featured a free guest speaker series followed by an evening concert. The collaboration brought together students and faculty from various departments under the College of Arts and Humanities.  

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