Frances Levine, longtime Fresno State supporter, dies at 94

Philip Levine with his arm around Fran as they look at each other in a black and white photo.

Frances Levine, whose gift to Fresno State of her U.S. poet laureate husband’s extensive personal book collection sparked the creation of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside the University library, passed away in Fresno on June 13. She was 94.

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Remembering Professor Emerita June Marian Gill

Dr. June Gill in Bariloche, Argentina.

She began working at Fresno State in 1971 and taught French, Spanish and cross-cultural courses. Gill retired from Fresno State in 2004 and was granted emerita status for her years of excellence.

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Remembering the life Professor Emeritus Paul Fred Kinzel, Jr.

In memoriam - Professor Emeritus Paul Fred Kinzel

Professor Emeritus Paul Fred Kinzel, Jr., a resident of Fresno, passed away on August 7, 2021, at age 98. Paul was born on a farm located near Fowler and Nees, something his children could never quite fathom. Having lost the family farm in the Great Depression, Paul, his mother Florence (Moore) Kinzel, father Paul Fred […]

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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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Remembering the life of Dr. Jack Fortner

In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Fortner

Dr. Jack Fortner, music professor emeritus, composer, and founder of the Orpheus chamber ensemble, died from cancer on Thursday, June 25, in São Paulo, Brazil. He was 84 years old.

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