Alumna of Linguistics Carol Inger Simerly remembered

Carol Inger Simerly

 OBITUARY Carol Inger Simerly 11/28/1943 – 10/09/2018   Carol Simerly died peacefully in her home in Fresno on October 9, 2018, just shy of her 75th birthday. She had been plagued with respiratory and cardiac issues for some time. She was born in 1943 in Long Beach, California during the War years to Leland Glen Simerly and Inger […]

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Peter Everwine, poet and Fresno State professor emeritus, dies at 88

Peter Everwine, Poet and Emeritus Professor at Fresno State

By Jefferson Beavers Dr. Peter Everwine, a professor emeritus of English at Fresno State and nationally acclaimed poet and translator, died in Fresno on Oct. 28 at the age of 88. Services for Mr. Everwine are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Farewell Funeral Services, 660 W. Locust Ave. #101 in Fresno. The […]

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Celebrating the life of legendary musician and Fresno State jazz teacher Brian Hamada

Brian Hamada sits behind his drum set (Photo courtesy of Joe Osejo Photography)

According to family, local jazz drummer, teacher, and musical mentor Brian Hamada passed away on August 10th, 2018. Brian’s daughter, Madeline Hamada said on Facebook, “For the past few years, my family has privately and quietly struggled through my dad’s battle against cancer. Whether you knew about our journey or not, we thank you for […]

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National symposium honors late Fresno State alumnus, poet

A Celebration of Andrés Montoya

More than 30 published authors from all over the country, including U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, will gather in Fresno on April 13 and 14 for a national poetry symposium, “Together We’ll Be a Song: A Celebration of Andrés Montoya.”

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Memorial tribute concert planned for Dr. Brad Hufft

Memorial Concert for Dr. Brad Hufft

Fresno State music faculty and students will present a tribute concert to honor the memory of composer Dr. Brad Hufft, longtime music faculty member who passed away suddenly last spring. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Fresno State Concert Hall.

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University honors late poet with tree, bench, writing prize

Dedication of a bench and tree in memory of late poet Mireyda "Mia" Barraza Martinez

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communications specialist, Department of English, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Faculty, students and community friends of the Department of English at Fresno State held a dedication ceremony Dec. 9 for a memorial tree and bench on campus in honor of the late poet and alumna Mireyda “Mia” Barraza Martinez. Barraza Martinez (pictured) died […]

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Remembering, honoring Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Philip Levine

California State University, Fresno continues to find new ways to honor the late U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus of English, more than two years after his death. In May 2017, Fresno State dedicated the new Philip Levine Reading Room inside the Henry Madden Library, a room that now houses Levine’s extensive collection of more than 2,000 books. Levine’s wife, Frances, donated their personal library, a gift made to inspire future generations of poets and readers.

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Flag tribute planned for Prof. Bradley Hufft, services May 21

Bradley Hufft and wife, Ellie Choate

Photo above: Dr. Bradley Hufft and his wife Ellie Choate from their wedding day. Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff on Sunday, May 21, in memory of Dr. Bradley Hufft, a professor in the Department of Music who died in April. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at College Community Church, […]

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Fresno State to dedicate Philip Levine Reading Room

Poet Philip Levine

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State will mark the opening of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside its Henry Madden Library with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The dedication will be co-hosted by the College of Arts and Humanities, the library and Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny. The ceremony […]

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Arts and Humanities dean issues statement on death of music Prof. Brad Hufft

Brad Hufft

~ Video: The Musica Viva Quartet perform “Hurricane,” an arrangement for string quartet by Dr. Brad Hufft. Performing are Susan Doering and Daniel Hang on violin, Claudia Shiuh on viola, and Dieter Wulfhorst on cello.  UPDATE: Services for Dr. Brad Hufft will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the College Community Church, Mennonite […]

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