Nolan Trupp, Student of Distinction

Nolan Trupp

With a childhood ambition of becoming a teacher, Nolan Trupp knew he wanted to change people’s lives, but didn’t quite know what he wanted to teach until he took an American Sign Language class at Fresno State. He fell in love with the language and the culture knew he had found his way to change the world.

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Mario Arias, Student of Distinction

Mario Alberto Arias Esquivel

Teaching Spanish to others is more than just a job for Mario Alberto Arias Esquivel. He described the process as sharing a piece of himself, his culture, and giving his students a second soul.

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Spanish translation, interpreting courses incorporate service-learning component

From left, Flaviana Pulido, Professor Indira Sultanic and Jennifer Cushing

~ Pictured above, from left: Flaviana Pulido, Professor Indira Sultanic and Jennifer Cushing helped volunteer with Spanish translations at a recent community health fair provided by California Health Sciences University. ~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Even though this is her first semester as an assistant professor […]

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‘Don Giovanni’ lecture-recital brings together musical artists and humanists

From left: Dr. John Karr, Dr. Maria Briggs and Limuel Forgey at the Don Giovanni lecture/recital

Spanish and voice students took their learning outside of the traditional classroom and into Fresno State’s Concert Hall on Friday, for a cross-disciplinary lecture-recital that examined Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

This collaborative effort between the Department of Music and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures combined operatic singing, lecture and a question-and-answer segment in a 50-minute class performance.

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Spanish classes to celebrate Dia de Muertos

Students from 10 sections of Spanish Classes 2, 3, 5 and 125 will celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with altars on display from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Free Speech Area. The traditional Mexican holiday celebrates the spirits of those who have died. Alejandra López, a lecturer in […]

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