Krystal Cantu, Student of Distinction

Krystal Cantu

In the Fall of 2018, a serious car accident fractured Krystal Cantu’s spine in three places — challenging her determination to continue her education. In her perseverance, she has continued to thrive in her education — earning further respect from the English department faculty and colleagues.

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Graduate student symposium features keynote on the humanities and hope

SESA Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith

~ By Jefferson Beavers, communication specialist, Department of English English faculty and award-winning translator Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith will deliver a keynote address entitled “The Humanities: An Evolving Hope” as part of the second annual Students of English Studies Association symposium on Dec. 13 and 14 on campus. Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, dean of the College of […]

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Eight creative writing alumni publish first books in 2016

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Eight alumni authors from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing published their first books in 2016, a new record for the program. The graduate Master of Fine Arts program offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The heart […]

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ALUMNI NEWS: Rachel Starnes on ‘The War at Home’

MFA Creative Nonfiction graduate Rachel Starnes was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air by Terri Gross for her recently released memoir, “The War at Home: A Wife’s Search For Peace And Other Missions Impossible.” Her book grew out of Rachel’s MFA thesis. Here is the Fresh Air intro to the interview: As the wife of a Navy fighter […]

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