VIDEO: Linguistics students learn to ‘Act Like a Teacher’

Act Like a Teacher - Former Linguistics 171 student, Jeanette Yeboah-Amoako, teaches a class in her new job at the American English Institute.

Developed by Cheryl Chan, former director of the American English Institute (AEI) at Fresno State, and Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of Linguistics, the “Act Like a Teacher” method goes beyond the theory and coaches students by using theater and acting techniques.

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Students gain experience while helping menstruators in need

Dr. Falon Kartch and Mary Castro volunteer at Better Period’s event downtown for National Period Day, Oct. 19.

They seem a bit timid at first — not something you would expect from a group of Communication students — but the topic is not something which is often talked about openly. As the conversation continues, the stories get a bit more personal.

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Featured Supporter: James Cardella

Jim Cardella

It was 1952 when an eight-year-old Jim Cardella, accompanied by his parents, left his home in Firebaugh to board the “California Zephyr” train in Oakland and begin an epic journey that took him nearly halfway around the world.

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Faculty Gala performance of ‘Carmina Burana’ to raise funds for scholarships

Fresno State Orchestra

An eruption of the senses in a journey through life’s indulgences, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” is among the most popular pieces for classical music concert-goers. The opening, ‘O Fortuna, is immediately recognizable as the backdrop to many scenes in movies, television and commercials invoking drama unparalleled by other musical numbers.

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Yishai Jusidman’s ‘Prussian Blue’ comes to Fresno State with a free exhibition

Birkenau, 2014 - Acrylic on linen mounted on wood, Yishai Jusidman

As the toxic cocktail perpetrated the mechanized genocide, it also combined, through an accidental chemical reaction, with the iron oxide in bricks and mortar — leaving the gas chamber walls in camps such as Majdanek and Stutthof in Poland with eerie deep blue stains that turned out to be chemically identical to the pigment Prussian blue.

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Portuguese institute opens Fall Lecture Series with ‘Azores and the Central Valley’

Photo credit: Concierge

As a natural stop for trans-Atlantic voyages, it was commonplace for the Portuguese population of the Azores to spread around the world. They began arriving in California on whaling ships before the gold rush and continue to migrate to this day. Many Azorians maintain close connections to their ancestral home and thousands return to visit each year.

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