Ashley Swearengin to receive 2021 Ethical Leadership Award

Ashley Swearengin speaks at a Central Valley Community Foundation event

The Fresno State Ethics Center, in conjunction with the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Better Business Bureau of Central California, will name Ashley Swearengin as the 2021 Ethical Leadership Award recipient during their Celebration of Ethics. Emceed by Emily Erwin, the televised event will air at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on KSEE24.

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Dean Chapman, Dr. Howard present Jain and Hindu Endowed Chair at international Jain conference

Dr. Honora Chapman, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in the Peace Garden at Fresno State.

Dr. Honora Chapman, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Dr. Veena Howard, professor of philosophy and the first Endowed Chair in Jain and Hindu Dharma, gave a brief presentation about the new chair and the importance of Jain and Hindu history, art, philosophies and traditions and their excitement about the upcoming programs at Fresno State at the 21st Biennial JAINA Convention.

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Remembering Dr. Warren Kessler

Dr. Warren Leslie Kessler at the Great Wall of China

Fresno State Philosophy Professor Emeritus and former Department of Philosophy Chair Warren Leslie Kessler passed away on April 2 in Stockton, California, after complications with an infection. He was 78.

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Dean’s Medalist: Caleb Charles

“From a young age, I have recognized the injustices found in society towards people of color, and this has provided the fuel for my ambition.” ~ Caleb Charles

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Standard Bearer: Teya Juarez

Teya Juarez

“Theatre has always captivated me in the way it holds up a mirror to society and tells the stories of the people within it.” ~ Teya Juarez

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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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