University Theatre announces production of ‘Carmen Jones’

Red Rose

University Theatre is pleased to announce the newest addition to our 2018/2019 Mainstage Season, “Carmen Jones” by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on Meilhac and Halevy’s adaption of Prosper Merimee’s “Carmen”, Music by Geroges Bizet, and directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis. The production will run from May 3-11, 2019 in the John Wright Theatre located in the […]

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Study abroad on the island of Mallorca in Spain

Study Abroad in Spain

We shall encounter the beauty of this Mediterranean island with settlements and archaeological sites stretching back millennia (including Roman Pollentia). We shall analyze the architecture (including the majestic cathedral on the waterfront of Palma) and art (e.g., Joan Miró), and study the confluence of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures there.

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Alumna of Linguistics Carol Inger Simerly remembered

Carol Inger Simerly

 OBITUARY Carol Inger Simerly 11/28/1943 – 10/09/2018   Carol Simerly died peacefully in her home in Fresno on October 9, 2018, just shy of her 75th birthday. She had been plagued with respiratory and cardiac issues for some time. She was born in 1943 in Long Beach, California during the War years to Leland Glen Simerly and Inger […]

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Tigran Hamasyan delights audience with an innovative live performance

Tigran

By Annie Rubio Music is a universal language, with messages and emotions that can be understood regardless of one’s background. Modern artists are always seeking new ways to push the boundaries of their craft, to continuously innovate. Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan artfully melds modern and traditional sounds into his music and he also ties in […]

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Barking Bulldogs finish fall semester with big success at CSU Northridge

Barking Bulldogs

The Fresno State Barking Bulldogs wrapped up their Fall 2018 season with an excellent team performance at CSU Northridge on Nov. 2 through 4, with the Bulldogs placing third overall in the policy debate sweepstakes. Sweepstakes awards are an important team milestone because they are based on the performance of every Fresno State debater at […]

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Students collaborate to publish a children’s book which teaches environmental responsibility

The Tree Tales

College of Arts and Humanities undergrads Kelsi Stieler, Kaylee Gutierrez, and Kristin Bonillas have utilized their talents and collaborated to write, illustrate and publish a children’s book. “The Tree Tales” book, which is available on Amazon, centers around the importance of environmental conservation and teaches kids what they can do to help. “A large part […]

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Communication students organize TEDxFresnoState event

TEDxFresnoState team

Five speakers and one musician took to the TEDx stage in the Wahlberg Recital Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14 for an afternoon designed to discover new ideas and spark conversations within our community. The event was curated by Dr. Marnel Niles Goins, Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Communication, and organized by her […]

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Fall tradition returns with ‘Band Spectacular’ concert

Fresno State Marching Band (Photo by Cary Edmondson)

The Fresno State Jazz Orchestra, Fresno State Wind Orchestra, and Bulldog Marching Band combine for the “Band Spectacular” at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19th at the Fresno State Concert Hall. The fall tradition continues as three of Fresno State’s finest ensembles unite for an evening of music both inside the Concert Hall and on the […]

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Transformative two-year grant to promote Portuguese legacy in Valley

Dr. Vasco Rato, FLAD president, director Miguel Vaz, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Rep. Jim Costa, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. David Valadao, and other University officials, students, and faculty for a reception and gift announcement at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Smittcamp Alumni House.

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), based in Lisbon, Portugal, gave $130,000 to launch two initiatives in the newly created Portuguese Beyond Borders Center at Fresno State. The grant will be split two ways with $100,000 funding the Portuguese-American Oral History Project and $30,000 to fund a speaker series. “FLAD is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

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