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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