Author Archives: Brianna Vaccari

Sole Train collects 16,000 shoes for charity

Every year, the marketing strategies class of the Craig School of Business aims to break a Guinness World Record, but this year, a shoe drive titled “Sole Train 2014” put Fresno on the map by setting a record.

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Castro announces Zelezny as new provost

Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, currently Fresno State’s associate provost, will be the university’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs effective June 1, university President Joseph Castro announced Monday.

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Trap and skeet team places at first-ever tournament

Fresno State Gun Club’s trap and skeet team placed third in its first-ever tournament in February against 14 other teams, including Arizona State University and University of Arizona.

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Stesha Brazil: From softball to spurs

Fresno State senior softball player Stesha Brazil didn’t work on her batting form or fielding over the winter break. Instead, she rode her wild mustang, Spirit, for the first time.

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UT Arlington’s Frank Lamas named VP of student affairs

Dr. Frank R. Lamas, vice president of student affairs at University of Texas, Arlington, has been appointed to serve in the same position at Fresno State, university President Joseph Castro announced Feb. 14. “I am ecstatic that Dr. Lamas is ...

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Bertoni to run for ASI president

Jared Bertoni, a sophomore majoring in business marketing, will run against Associate Students, Inc. President Moses Menchaca in the upcoming ASI elections. The 19-year-old Fresno native is currently an ASI senator-at-large for clubs and organizations. Besides ASI, Bertoni is a ...

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Alumnus’ startup gets global attention

A Fresno State alumnus and Valley native, Lance Donny is being globally recognized for his startup company, OnFarm, which enables growers to make smarter decisions by making data available on a single platform. In 2013, OnFarm was awarded the Launch: ...

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Fresno State graduate produces award-winning wine

Oscar Ramos and his staff at Ramos Torres Winery in Kingsburg have one goal — to ensure their product is “double-gold good.” The Ramos Torres Winery is a 2014 award-winner in the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine competition. The winery’s 2011 ...

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Spring recruitment differs for each house

Recruitment week for Fresno State fraternities begins next week, and this semester students planning to join an organization can use a mobile app to access information about fraternities and related recruitment events. The information is available on the app Guidebook ...

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ASI: New EVP selected, department grants to come

Associated Students, Inc. selected Justin Whisten, former senator-at-large for athletics and recreation, as the new executive vice president on Wednesday. The former executive vice president, Candice Amico, resigned to focus on academics during her last semester at Fresno State. Amico ...

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Menchaca to seek re-election, sets goals for new semester

Associated Students, Inc. President Moses Menchaca told The Collegian in an exclusive interview that he plans to run for re-election as he overviewed last semester for ASI and outlined some of his goals for the new semester. THE COLLEGIAN: “What ...

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Amphitheater dressing room demolished over break

Once host to nationally acclaimed acts like Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty, Radiohead and even Democratic senator Robert F. Kennedy, Fresno State’s only outdoor performance venue has now partially been torn down. The demolition of the Fresno State Amphitheater green room ...

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MLK remembered through service

For years, Fresno State has embodied what Martin Luther King Jr. Day is all about: service. Fresno State has volunteered 1 million or more community service hours since the 2009-2010 school year. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is part of ...

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Sikhs promote equality during awareness month

For the second year, Fresno State students will celebrate the first Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month in November, where a club will focus on educating the community about its religion and promoting equality for Sikhs.

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My little sister’s misadventures in Italy

My family has always been really proud of our heritage. It’s probably because our European roots are a bit stronger than a lot of Americans’ roots, or so we’d like to think.

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Fresno State students join Big Fresno Fair fun

The Big Fresno Fair was nothing out of the ordinary Thursday night at dusk: families enjoyed their foot massages to end the day, kids straggled behind their parents with stuffed animals in tow, karaoke singers belting out notes of “Ain’t No Mountain ...

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“Thirsty Thursday” come to The Bucket

Nearly 40 students lined up outside of The Bucket Thursday night for the first of three “Thirsty Thursday” events hosted by Associated Students, Inc.

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President Castro on football challenge streak

While the Bulldogs are undefeated on the football field, the university’s top dog, President Joseph Castro, has waged friendly competition with university presidents in the stands.

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