As Fresno State rolls out their crowdfunding platform, three areas in the College of Arts and Humanities look to raise funds for scholarships, student travel and preserving local history. The campaigns end on Oct. 31.
Student Musician Travel Fund
The Department of Music advances musical arts through education, community engagement, artistic creation and performance. With over 200 music majors, the fund will afford student musicians to travel to attend and/or participate in professional music conferences, performances, and/or workshops throughout the community and region. These experiences will in turn help students fine tuning their performance, pedagogy, and composition skills, and will forge their passion of music in the community.
The Fresno 15: Creative Writing Marathon
The Fresno 15 project will feature award-winning Fresno writers in a creative writing challenge and fundraiser to benefit the Larry Levis Creative Writing Memorial Scholarship. Volunteer authors run a “literary marathon,” writing 15 pieces in 15 days, while the rest of us “sponsor” and encourage them as they write.
Visit the project website to follow our authors and their progress: fresnowriters.com.
Portuguese Oral History Project
The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute has a goal is to capture the inspiring stories of the Portuguese-American experience in California through the invaluable art of storytelling. Through video, we can connect multiple generations to the history, culture and perseverance of Portuguese-Americans by educating and preparing Fresno State students to the technique and craft of collecting oral histories.