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New LED lighting, pavement added near Bulldog Stadium

Fresno State students returning for fall semester will find much improved street lighting and fresh pavement near Bulldog Stadium. Over the summer, the City of Fresno installed new and brighter street lights on Bulldog Lane west of Cedar Avenue and ...

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Fresno home of William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize playwright and author, to become museum

The west-central Fresno home of prize-winning playwright and author William Saroyan will open to the public and researchers as a cultural site and museum on Friday, Aug. 31 — on his 110th birthday. Saroyan lived in the house at 2729 ...

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Campus innovation accelerator accepting applications until Aug. 1

The Valley Ventures Accelerator at Fresno State is accepting applications for its third cohort of emerging companies in the water, agriculture and energy technology fields, according to a Fresno State News. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1. According to a ...

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It took a can of tuna to get these kitties down from an office ceiling

It turns out that all you need to get two trapped kittens and their mother down from a ceiling is a can of tuna. That’s what was used recently to capture two kittens and a mother cat who became trapped inside ...

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Next fight for Jose Ramirez will be Sept. 14. Location and opponent not known

UPDATE, JULY 13, 2018: ESPN announced that Jose Ramirez will fight Antonio Orozco on Sept. 14 at Fresno’s Save Mart Center. ORIGINAL STORY: World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez’s next title defense will be on Sept. 14, according ...

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Gang member enters ‘not guilty’ plea in alleged murder of engineering student

Kenneth Lee, 20, an alleged Fresno gang member, pleaded not guilty in Fresno Superior Court on Thursday in the 2016 killing of Fresno State engineering student Barket Shita, 25, of Fresno. Lee was arrested on June 6 following a 19-month ...

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Want to be a peer adviser at Fresno State? Here are the training dates

The Cross Cultural and Gender Center at Fresno State recently announced it is recruiting students to join the center’s volunteer ‘Peers Supporting Peers’ program for the fall semester. According to Joury Robles, the graduate coordinator for LGBTQ+ services at the ...

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Jose Ramirez warms up before Saturday match. But his opponent won’t be there?

World Boxing Council super lightweight title holder Jose Ramirez electrified a near-capacity crowd on Fourth of July afternoon at the Tioga Sequoia Brewery’s beer garden with his lightning-quick hands. But he may not get to use them any time soon. ...

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Terry Tumey officially in as Fresno State’s new athletic director. First day is Aug. 1

Terry Tumey was formally introduced Monday as Fresno State’s new athletic director by President Dr. Joseph Castro. Castro first announced Tumey’s hiring on social media last Thursday. Tumey is currently the director of athletics, physical education, and recreation at Claremont-Mudd–Scripps ...

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Fresno State has a new athletic director. Formal announcement coming Monday

Fresno State president Dr. Jose I. Castro announced Thursday that Terry Tumey has been hired to replace Jim Bartko as Athletic Director. Bartko left the Bulldogs in November 2017. Tumey is currently the director of athletics, physical education and recreation ...

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This is all the construction happening at Fresno State this summer

It’s summer and the Fresno State campus may seem peaceful. But it’s not so. With construction projects underway, the university is taking advantage of the months free of student traffic. Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Tinnah Medina said there ...

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Arbor Place apartments catch fire, 22 people displaced near campus

Twenty-two people were displaced by a fast-moving blaze that heavily damaged two units at the Arbor Place apartment complex near Bulldog Stadium Friday afternoon. Fresno fire Battalion Chief Brad Driscoll said the department received calls around 2 p.m. reporting a ...

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New details accuse Fresno State president of forcing out athletic director in 2017

New details have emerged in a fight between Fresno State and its former athletic director. Jim Bartko, who resigned in 2017, said he didn’t leave the university by choice while Fresno State claims he did. New documents made public Thursday ...

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County all-star squad dominates in match against city all-stars

It took four sets for the county all-star volleyball team to defeat a city all-star squad 3-1 Tuesday night at Fresno State’s South Gym. The match was hosted for the 14th straight year by the Bulldogs men’s volleyball club, Redwave ...

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Former athletic director claims he was forced out last fall, Fresno State disagrees

Former Bulldogs Athletic Director Jim Bartko revealed on Wednesday he has filed a legal claim against the university because of what he characterized as “unlawful actions” against him in the last 10 months of his time at Fresno State and ...

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Fresno State breaks ground on new business building with executive classrooms

Campus leaders broke ground on Thursday morning for two new executive classrooms at the University Business Center. The classrooms are expected to be completed by the beginning of fall 2019. They will be located at the northeast corner of the ...

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Fresno State Establishes Institute for Media and Public Trust

A new institute at Fresno State will examine media literacy and “fake news” and will develop new strategies to restore trust in media, according to Fresno State News. The Institute for Media and Public Trust was established by President Dr. ...

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Flames Damage Home West of Fresno State Campus

A house west of Fresno State was heavily damaged by fire early Monday evening. According to Fresno fire deputy chief Rich Cabral, the fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. at the home in the northeast corner of Browning Avenue ...

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