2022 Arts in Motion Showcase

Arts in Motion, Celebrating Student Excellence with images of a graduate, mascot Victor E. playing the saxaphone, a painter creating a mural, a musician playing drums and a person operating a high-end video camera.

A festive display of artistic expression and humanistic discipline culminating in a celebration of student excellence.

The Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities Annual Arts in Motion Showcase is a weeklong series of events celebrating Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities students, their passions, and accomplishments. The showcase highlights the College of Arts and Humanities departments and the Armenian Studies program housed in the college. The culminating event, Arts in Motion, celebrates scholarship recipients, honors our students of distinction, and names the Dean’s Medalist for the College of Arts and Humanities. 

Armenian Studies Banquet

5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Fort Washington Country Club

The 34th Annual Banquet of the Armenian Studies Program, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Armenian Studies Program and recognizing students receiving Armenian Studies scholarships and graduating students who have received an Armenian Studies Minor. 

Tickets are $50 general and $25 for Fresno State students, faculty, staff. For tickets, please call 559.278.2669 or email barlowd@csufresno.edu

German Käsespätzle and Classic Italian Antipasto: Bruschetta

3 p.m. Monday, March 21 on YouTube

Dr. Amila Becirbegovic will show us how to make Käsespätzle, a traditional German cheese dish popular throughout Germany. Then, learn to make Italian bruschetta while learning some Italian words! Dr. Andrea Polegato will share the secrets of this classic Italian recipe.

Arts in Motion Virtual Presentation

4 p.m. Monday, March 21 on Zoom

The Arts in Motion Virtual Program will recognize the College’s numerous scholarship recipients, pay tribute to the donors that have made those scholarships a reality, and introduce our 2022 Students of Distinction.

MCJ Student Film and Video Showcase

5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191

Join us for an in-person screening of student films and videos from the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism.

English Department Awards

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 on Zoom

A live online celebration honoring the English Department’s students of distinction, scholarship recipients, and honor society inductees for 2021-22.

Critical Conversations about Anti-Asian Racism and Racial Justice in Art Classroom

4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 on Zoom

The Critical Conversations about Anti-Asian Racism and Racial Justice in Art Classroom is a visual art education workshop focusing on discourses of racial justice in and beyond K-12 art classroom settings. The session will be facilitated by three leading Asian scholars and art educators while highlighting contemporary artists/activists and providing possible examples and approaches applicable for diverse educational contexts.

What can you do with a degree in Communication? Excel!

4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 on Zoom

A panel of undergraduate alumni explain how they use the skills acquired through their Communication degree in their careers, communities, and everyday life.

Music Convocation

12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Fresno State Concert Hall

Students from the string, wind, piano, and percussion areas of the Music Department will be represented, performing a compilation of solo and chamber music pieces.

Two understudied elements of Chinese wh-indefinites: polarity and polysemy

Speakers Carlos Cisneros and Anqi Zhang, Nanjing University, discuss Chinese semantics. Note: A basic understanding of linguistics is recommended for attendees.

12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on Zoom

Voicing Ideas

This annual undergraduate student conference highlights the work of the philosophy students. Student papers of scholarly distinction are presented in a friendly, engaging forum that promotes dialogue and critical reflection on topics in philosophy and religious studies.

3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on Zoom


7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 at the University Theatre | Buy Tickets

In the years following the murder of her father by her mother, Electricidad is committed to vengeance. To get it, she’ll need her brother, Orestes, to return from Las Vegas and help her finish the job. Transporting Sophocles’ “Electra” to the Los Angeles barrios, Luis Alfaro investigates violence, loss, and redemption through the lens of this age-old tragedy.