Arts in Motion Showcase

March 22 – 28, 2020

All Week

Detroit ‘67

7:30 p.m., Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre 
BUY TICKETS – $17 general, $15 seniors, alumni, military, faculty, staff, and $10 for students.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots. 

Sunday, March 22

2019 Armenian Studies Banquet
2019 Armenian Studies Banquet

Armenian Studies Program 32nd Annual Banquet

5 p.m., Fort Washington Country Club

The Armenian Studies Program will be holding its 32nd Annual Banquet recognizing student scholarship recipients and graduating students who have earned a Minor in Armenian Studies. Reception-5:00PM; Dinner-6:00PM. Tickets required. More information soon.

Wednesday, March 25

Author and U.S. Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye
Author and U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye

40th Anniversary Young Writers Conference

Keynote Speaker: U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye
8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Satellite Student Union

Named U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2019, Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Born to a Palestinian father and an American mother, she has spent 40 years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire writers of all ages. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses writing to attest to our shared humanity.

Nye is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes, including her latest books, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners, and The Tiny Journalist. Her collection of poems for young adults, Honeybee, won a 2008 Arab American Book Award. Her novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen in 2015 as a Notable Children’s Book by the American Library Association and was awarded the Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature. Her poetry collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a National Book Award finalist.

Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music
Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music

Big Bands at Fresno State

8 p.m. at the Fresno State Concert Hall
BUY TICKETS – $15 General, $10 Seniors and employees, $5 students

Thursday, March 26

Student Film Screening

5:30 p.m., Peters 191
Details TBD

Voicing Ideas

Voicing Ideas

2 – 6 p.m., Peters 194

“Voicing Ideas” is an annual undergraduate student conference highlighting the work of the philosophy students of California State University, Fresno.

In this competitive, faculty-reviewed event, 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.

Friday, March 27

Interior Design Student Show

5 p.m. at the Phebe Conley Gallery
Details TBD


CineCulture – Anbessa

5:30 p.m. at the Peters Education Center Auditorium

Discussant: Director Mo Scarpelli from Italy

A boy caught between the ancient and the new navigates modernization on his own terms. By becoming a lion (anbessa) he can fight back against the forces outside of his control.

Saturday, March 28

Arts in Motion - Celebrating Student Excellence

Arts in Motion

2 p.m. at the Fresno State Concert Hall

Recognizing and celebrating the scholarship recipients, donors, students of distinction and Dean’s Medalists for the College of Arts and Humanities.