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Children explore engineering on campus

More than 70 elementary and middle school students from the Valley spent their Saturday learning, building and discovering what engineers do in the first ever Explore Engineering Saturday Academy, hosted by the Lyles College of Engineering. Students in third through ...

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World AIDS Day recognized in Fresno

“The Time to Act is Now” was the theme for 2015 World AIDS Day, which featured the AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels at The Painted Table in the Tower District. The purpose of World AIDS Day was to bring people together ...

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Not just formulas and papers on Mathematics Day

The department of mathematics hosted the very first Mathematics Day on Friday, which included student presentations, games and a gala fest featuring charades, math jeopardy and a talent show. The free all-day event started with student presentations covering topics from ...

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Immigration and farm worker’s rights discussed at campus forum

Arturo Rodriguez, president of United Farm Workers of America, was the keynote speaker at the Lets Talk #Immigration Student Forum Thursday night which gathered a crowd of more than 50 people. He was accompanied by a panel of experts, including ...

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Inaugural 5k run on campus honors veterans

The inaugural Veterans Day 5k run hosted by Fresno State’s Army ROTC, took place Saturday generating a crowd of more than 50 people. “We’re doing it to raise money for local veteran groups,” said support coordinator of ROTC, Nancy Kobata. ...

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Halloween carnival provides a safe place for trick-or-treaters

The third annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival took place Saturday, providing children with a safe and fun way to trick-or-treat. It took place at El Dorado Park behind Wesley United Methodist Church. The free event featured face painting, bounce ...

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CSU gives students a new way to showcase their work

The California State University system has partnered with Portfolium, a cloud-based network that gives students and alumni the opportunity to showcase their skills, work and accomplishments on a free online portfolio. The partnership will give the CSU’s 460,000 students and ...

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Professor wins national multicultural award

Dr. Jenelle Pitt, a Fresno State associate professor, earned national attention after winning the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award in September for her research and efforts to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those from a minority background. Pitt ...

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Mini-Corps program recognized by White House

Fresno State’s Mini-Corps Program was recognized by the White House for helping to close the achievement gap among Latino students. Mini-Corps is a statewide program that was founded in 1967 and is designed to provide instructional services to migrant students ...

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Equal pay lawsuit raging

The Women’s Studies Program hosted an event Monday, which featured guest speaker Aileen Rizo, a math consultant at the Fresno County Office of Education, who is pursuing a lawsuit in effort to receive equal pay. The lecture featured Rizo’s story ...

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Fundraiser held for badly injured firefighter

Captain’s Challenger Challenge car show and concert will be held Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. honoring Fresno Fire Capt. Pete Dern. The event will take place at Fresno State in front of the Smittcamp Alumni House. Food vendors ...

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It’s closing time for Swiggs

Popular college restaurant Swiggs will be closing its doors for good Saturday. “It’s very bittersweet, but unfortunately there were different factors and it was hard to compete,” said Swiggs owner Michael Jew. “It was a tough and sad decision, but ...

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41st Annual ClovisFest soars above the horizon

From cotton candy and hot dogs to carnival rides and hot air balloons, the 41st annual Clovis Fest took place over the weekend in Old Town Clovis. Community members and visitors flocked to the event for free entertainment and family ...

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Fresno State lends a hand to autism

Fresno State and Valley Children’s Hospital joined forces and open a satellite center July 16 near Madera , providing services for children with autism. The mission of the center is to become a leader of early intervention through training, research ...

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Conference showcases women’s empowerment

Emmy Award-winning entertainment and news broadcaster Leeza Gibbons will be the keynote speaker at the 28th annual Central California Women’s Conference.     The event’s theme this year is Ignite Your Body and Mind, and is designed to inspire women ...

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Studying abroad offers the world to students

Fresno State gives students the opportunity to travel around the world, visit historic landmarks and make everlasting memories by studying abroad. The university offers study-abroad programs in at least 30 countries, from more traditional countries such as the United Kingdom, ...

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New program encourages healthier lifestyle

With school, work and everything in between, students can find it difficult to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. The new “Take a Fresh Fruit Break” nutrition program was created by Student Health Center dietitian Stephanie Annett. What inspired her to ...

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New center will ‘help students find a sense of belonging’

The Women’s Resource Center has transitioned into the Cross Cultural and Gender Center by expanding the services it offers to reach more students. The center is directed by Dr. Francine L. Oputa and run under the Division of Student Affairs ...

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