Students bring new insights into Gandhi’s legacy through art and philosophy

Winning entry by Michaela Amesquita

As Fresno State and the community prepares to celebrate the 150th birthday of Gandhi in October, students were invited to participate in the Gandhi’s Global Legacy Student Media Competition. The competition called for submissions across various categories of media that provide new insights into Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence.

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Fresno State institute bridges Portuguese and Central Valley cultures

Diniz Borges, Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute director; Vasco Alves Cordeiro, president of the Government of the Azores; Dr. Joseph I. Castro, president of Fresno State; Dr. Michelle DenBeste, dean of the College of Social Sciences; Dr.Michael Thomas, interim associate dean of theJordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology; Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

“The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute is founded on love,” said Dr. Saul Jimenez, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. “Love for a language that is unique, a culture that brings people together, and the hope to keep both this language and culture alive in a California that celebrates its diversity and rich Portuguese heritage.”

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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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Featured Supporter: Kate McKnight – Video

Featured Donor Kate McKnight

Kate McKnight has spent her entire life on the Fresno State campus, growing up with an English professor father then becoming a student, instructor, University High teacher, and an Advisory Board member for the College.

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State of the College of Arts and Humanities

State of the College 2019

With 80 percent of the alum continuing to live in the Central Valley, the College of Arts and Humanities powers the local economy and touches every corner of life in our community.

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Fresno State Jazz Festival revival is part of a larger vision for the program

Richard Giddens and the Jazz Band

It had been nearly 20 years since the last Fresno State Jazz Festival, and after a day of performances by visiting schools, the main concert began in the Fresno State Concert Hall on the evening of Nov. 29. Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music directed the Fresno State […]

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Philosophy Club sharpens students’ intellectual creativity through discourse

Fresno State Philosophy Club

The Fresno State Philosophy Club meets every Thursday at 2 p.m. in “The Phil Zone” (Music 104) and discusses a variety of philosophical, religious, and legal topics and issues. Every Fresno State student, regardless of major, can join the club — or attend the club’s events and meetings. A theme, readings, and questions for each […]

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English Education alumnus takes unlikely path to teaching job

Jacob Simmons earned his bachelor’s in English Education from Fresno State in 2016.

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communication specialist, Department of English So how do you go from being a traveling hardware salesman and college dropout to landing your dream teaching job at your high school alma mater? You can ask recent Fresno State alumnus Jacob Simmons about his “15-Year Plan.” Simmons, a first-generation college student who returned […]

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