Standard Bearer: John Spankowski

John Spankowski

“No childhood experience left a more positive impression on me than my time in primary and secondary music classes. Music touches people in ways that no other subject does. It exercises our aesthetic being and explores inexpressible human emotions.” ~ John Spankowski

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Student of Distinction: Jeffrey LaRose

Jeffrey LaRose

“I aim to… inspire my students to achieve their impossible, and embrace the opportunities to mentor new teachers who are beginning their journey.” ~ Jeffrey Larose

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Sikh symposium spotlights Guru Nanak’s teachings of universal love, oneness and justice

Left: Dr. Nikky Kaur Singh, Right: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh. A tapestry with an image of Guru Nanak is in the center.

“Guru Nanak’s teachings can be very relevant in today’s world as we are dealing with issues of divisions, bigotry, hatred, and distrust,” said Dr. Veena Howard, Associate Professor of Philosophy and event organizer and moderator. “Nanak was one of the first leaders who focused on interfaith harmony while upholding the dignity of the human.”

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4th Fresno State Art Song Festival, 2021: Prize Winners

Top left to right: Micah Byers, Allen Gallego and Kana Kains. Bottom left to right: Lana Kains, Jeremy Boulton and Joshua Bravo

Six students were named as winners in the 4th Annual Art Song competition at Fresno State. During the competition, the poetry and composition finalists worked with vocalists to perform original works during the festival

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Choirs combine in celebration of MLK, Black History Month

Martin Luther King painting

In an annual tradition, the Fresno State choirs directed by Dr. Cari Earnhart and Fresno City College choirs, directed by Julie Dana, combine for “Walk in Peace: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 on YouTube.

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