MCJ Alum Mike Williams gives back with Scholarship, mentorship

Mike Williams skydiving

In 2009, Mike Williams and his friend Lee Lawrence sat across from the impossible client. This client was so prestigious in the Fresno market that many thought there was no way they would advertise in Fresno State’s Collegian newspaper. But Williams had a plan.

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From stage to screen; the Department of Theatre and Dance goes virtual

Darkside (logo) a virtual multimedia theatre experience.

“Darkside” is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s first attempt at producing virtual theatre. Director Kathleen McKinley has sought out the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism’s video expertise, and specifically Profesor Candace Egan, to turn this “virtual multimedia theatre experience” into a reality.

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New language Hub offers community language services, student teaching opportunities

Dr. Jaydene Elvin and Cheryl Chan headshots.

As Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of linguistics, and Cheryl Chan, director of the American English Institute, worked on a public event to launch their Hub for Language Teaching and Learning, the COVID-19 virus suddenly shut everything down. However, the two quickly pivoted and, within weeks, developed the course, “Functional Spanish for EMRs,” to help the front lines of the pandemic.

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University Theatre to debut first virtual production in new partnership

"Emily" in the Fresno State production of Darkside

Fresno State’s University Theatre will present its first virtual production of the 2020-21 mainstage season with “Darkside,” written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Kathleen McKinley. The production, filmed in the John Wright Theatre in conjunction with the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, will be presented online at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 10-14, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8.

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