Communication alumnus Barry Falke promoted to Division Chief Operating Officer with the American Red Cross

Barry Falke

Barry Falke continues to inspire with his work in humanities as the Division Chief Operating Officer with the American Red Cross. Falk feels that this position, which he entered into two and a half years ago, has allowed him to utilize his communication background while following his passion for uplifting the community. “I’m really fortunate to […]

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Fresno State alum appointed to Society of Professional Journalists board of directors

Victor Hernandez, the News Futurist

Fresno State Media, Communications and Journalism alumnus and two-time Peabody award recipient Victor Hernandez has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). “The timing is tremendous in that the SPJ board is currently undergoing a major transformation, streamlining from its longstanding 23 members down to a much smaller […]

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VIDEO – The movement of music: The journey of a Deaf color guard student

Jen Rhodes

Deaf studies major and philosophy minor Jen Rhodes became deaf as a teenager. Color guard was a path they originally took for their mom and a friend, but it became their passion — even after the music was gone. Here is Jen’s story…  Thank you to interpreter Kristen Del Rosario and the Fresno State Services […]

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Fresno State Jazz Festival revival is part of a larger vision for the program

Richard Giddens and the Jazz Band

It had been nearly 20 years since the last Fresno State Jazz Festival, and after a day of performances by visiting schools, the main concert began in the Fresno State Concert Hall on the evening of Nov. 29. Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music directed the Fresno State […]

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Featured Donor: Judy Kuipers

Judy Kuipers

“To me, the greatest satisfaction is in knowing that you, as a human being, made something better for another human being,” said Dr. Judy Kuipers, Ph.D., retired chancellor. “You feel it at your core. Not in… a self-serving way, but just a human satisfaction. Of course, to me, it’s surrounded by a great big ol’ […]

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Students collaborate to publish a children’s book which teaches environmental responsibility

The Tree Tales

College of Arts and Humanities undergrads Kelsi Stieler, Kaylee Gutierrez, and Kristin Bonillas have utilized their talents and collaborated to write, illustrate and publish a children’s book. “The Tree Tales” book, which is available on Amazon, centers around the importance of environmental conservation and teaches kids what they can do to help. “A large part […]

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