Remembering MCJ Professor Emeritus Rita Atwood

Rita Atwood

Rita Atwood, Fresno State Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism whose teaching abilities and course development impacted countless students and media professionals, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. She was 69 years old.

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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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This week on Fresno State Focus…

Fresno State Focus

A public affairs program produced by Media, Communications and Journalism students – reporter Esther Oganyan from Fresno shows us how the “Watch Dog” program helps empower students with CPR training.

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Come celebrate ‘Arts in Motion’ with us!

Arts in Motion

The community is invited to celebrate the College of Arts and Humanities’ top students with an afternoon of performances and recognition on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. The event will be followed by a reception in the Phebe Conley Gallery.

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George Garnica, Student of Distinction

George Garnica

By the time George Garnica arrives at Fresno State for class every day, he has already worked a full morning shift at KSEE 24 television. About 22 years ago, his hard work in a Fresno County summer program at Telemundo paid off with a full-time job offer. Unfortunately, that meant he had to stop his education to focus on his work — which he says always bothered him.

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Fresno State Alum Mark Arax nominated for two James Beard Awards

Mark Arax by Joel Pickford and "A Kingdom from Dust" screenshot from

Mark Arax’s story about the agricultural empire of Stewart Resnick “A Kingdom From Dust” was announced as a James Beard Award finalist for both Feature Reporting and the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award — the only double nominee for this year.

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