30 years at Fresno State; Q&A with Ruth Aparicio

Ruth Aparicio in her office

In August 1990, Ruth Aparicio was brought on as a temporary worker in the Graduate Studies office. Just weeks later, she was hired as a full-time employee. She transferred to the Linguistics Department several years later, then to the Philosophy Department. In all, Ruth has been with the College of Arts and Humanities for about 25 years.

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Video: Two live ensembles meet during COVID-19 lockdown

Amid COVID-19, Emma Hill plays the cello durning a live rehearsal in the band practice room.

This semester, just two live music ensembles are permitted to meet face-to-face at Fresno State amide the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to the students and faculty to see how these courses worked, the challenges and how we may experience more live music in the near future.

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Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez explores connections of ethnicity, history and art in LA

Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez in her Ph.D. robes from UCLA.

Rodríguez began her journey in higher education at Fresno as an Art/Art History major. Following her graduation in 2012, she went on to get her Master’s in Art History from UC Riverside in 2014, followed by a Master’s in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA in 2016. Just months ago, she achieved her Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.

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Local artists featured in virtual ‘PANDEMICAL’ exhibition

This is the view from my backyard. I was hypnotized by the clouds popping in and out of the window bound by trees, telephone poles, and my neighbors house.

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) exhibition “PANDEMICAL” will begin with a virtual reception and award ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 on Zoom. The virtual exhibition will run Oct. 1, to Nov. 20 and will be hosted on the PANDEMICAL website.

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MCJ Alum Mike Williams gives back with Scholarship, mentorship

Mike Williams skydiving

In 2009, Mike Williams and his friend Lee Lawrence sat across from the impossible client. This client was so prestigious in the Fresno market that many thought there was no way they would advertise in Fresno State’s Collegian newspaper. But Williams had a plan.

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New language Hub offers community language services, student teaching opportunities

Dr. Jaydene Elvin and Cheryl Chan headshots.

As Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of linguistics, and Cheryl Chan, director of the American English Institute, worked on a public event to launch their Hub for Language Teaching and Learning, the COVID-19 virus suddenly shut everything down. However, the two quickly pivoted and, within weeks, developed the course, “Functional Spanish for EMRs,” to help the front lines of the pandemic.

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