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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Drama-focused program unites future ESL teachers with international high school students

SJMHS drama program students

The innovative after-school program allows teachers to implement creative ways of teaching English through a drama-based context. This 2018 Fall semester, the linguistics department set into motion a brand new program that partners Fresno State’s future Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) teachers with English as a Second Language (ESL) international students at San […]

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Institute for Media and Public Trust presents First Amendment Forum

View of the Fresno State Peace Garden

Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust will present a First Amendment forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center. This free event is open to the public. The forum will feature an expert panel that will explore free-speech issues on university […]

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Writer William Saroyan’s longtime Fresno home to open as museum

Author William Saroyan

~ By Barlow Der Mugrdechian, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Fresno house where famed writer William Saroyan spent the last two decades of his life will open as a museum on Aug. 31, the 110th anniversary of his birth, with a private reception. Beginning in September, the William Saroyan House-Museum will be open for tours by […]

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Orff and Kodaly 101 intro workshop running July 16-20

Orff and Kodaly 101: An Introductory Workshop July 16-20 Fresno State Discovery, Diversity, Distinction

Dr. Emily Mason, assistant professor of the Department of Music and director for University Singers at Fresno State, will be holding a week-long summer workshop from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20. The workshop, open to public school music teachers, will entail an introduction to the teaching pedagogies known as the Kodaly Method and the […]

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This month in the Arts and Humanities — June’s Top 5

June's Top 5 Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

We take a look back at the fantastic events of this month in the College of Arts and Humanities. Here are the top five stories from the month of June. FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24 The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA) held its annual festival on the Fresno State campus this month. Find out […]

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Fresno State launches Institute for Media and Public Trust

Jim Boren will lead the Institute for Media and Public Trust

~ Excerpted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State has established the Institute for Media and Public Trust to study media literacy and “fake news,” and develop strategies to restore trust in all forms of media. The First Amendment will be at the center of the Institute for Media and Public Trust’s work, said President Joseph I. Castro. […]

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FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24

FOOSA Festival Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy Thomas Loewenheim, Artistic Director June 10-24

The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA), a project of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF) and Fresno State’s Department of Music, is holding its two-week intensive program June 10-24, on the Fresno State campus. The program centers around the FOOSA Philharmonic, a selective pre-professional level orchestra that provides graduate school, college and high school musicians the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professionals and faculty members.

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