Remembering MCJ Professor Emeritus Rita Atwood

Rita Atwood

Rita Atwood, Fresno State Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism whose teaching abilities and course development impacted countless students and media professionals, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. She was 69 years old.

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Hundreds of high school students to learn about career options during MCJ Day

This fall, hundreds of high school students from around the Valley will descend on Fresno State for the first-ever MCJ Day. For many, it will be their first time to see a collegiate path forward on their journey to a career as an advertising, public relations, multimedia production, broadcasting or print/digital journalism professional.

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Q&A with Dr. Maria Briggs on her role as ‘Madama Butterfly’

Dr. Maria Briggs (Butterfly)

Every two years, music faculty at Fresno State take on the endeavor of producing a full-scale opera in the Fresno State Concert Hall. During the planning meetings, the faculty decided they would likely hire someone to play the role of Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly). That’s when assistant professor of voice Dr. Maria Briggs stepped in and offered to take on the challenge.

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Azores president headlines inaugural lecture for Portuguese institute

Vasco Alves Cordeiro, president of the Government of the Azores

Vasco Alves Cordeiro, president of the Government of the Azores will speak, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Fresno State’s North Gym (Room 118), will serve as the inaugural lecture for the new Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute at the University. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

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