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A constructive summer: Henry Madden Library taking shape

As the Henry Madden Library rounds out its second year under construction and renovation, library employees are being moved to temporary buildings and students are left to study elsewhere until its completion in January 2009.

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Boosting economy

As thousands of Fresno State students graduate this month, most of them will be faced with the same predicament – finding a job in Fresno County, where the unemployment rate has risen into the double digits.

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Engineers for people

In the near future you may find yourself flipping channels with a voice-activated remote control that was conceptualized and developed by students right here on the Fresno State campus.

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Fresno State commits to campus sustainability

Since The Talloires Declaration was established in 1990, over 350 universities around the world have signed the ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability issues into their teaching, research, operations and outreach.

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March on Sacramento

Fresno State students rallied at the state capitol Monday alongside over 2,000 other California students in protest of the governor’s proposed budget cuts that would take $1 billion from the three California college systems.

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Stolen symbol

As the Fresno State football team gained national recognition in the 1980s, a new street gang took notice and adopted the color red and the Bulldog logo as their own.

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A gift of growth

The newly named Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market was unveiled yesterday in honor of the parents of the late Joyce Mae Gibson, who gave $2 million to help expand the market, and establish an endowment for the Equine Studies program.

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Friendly Competition

Fresno State infielders Haley Gilleland and Haley Perkins have been engaging in friendly competition since they met eight years ago while playing on travel teams. Both continue to use their competitive edge today as they play the field and hit back-to-back at the top of the batting order.

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New building plans for University High

Plans for a 37,500-square-foot building to house University High School (UHS) got the green light from California State University trustees on March 12. Construction on the building could start this fall and UHS students may be learning in the new classrooms as early as September 2009.

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Looking for the ‘ultimate’ thrill

Members of the Fresno State Ultimate Frisbee Club will head to Long Beach this weekend to compete with 15 other university teams in this sport that combines the non-stop movement of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football.

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Budget forum Thursday

A budget forum will discuss the governor’s proposed budget cuts of $386 million Thursday, as part of a CSU-wide effort to get students and faculty informed and involved. The forum will begin at 11 a.m. in the Satellite Student Union, ...

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Give me a break!

SPRING BREAK IS JUST A MONTH AWAY, and although I have my plane ticket booked and hotel arrangements set, it seems a little bittersweet.

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Melting message wins award

'The idea of passing this on to our children stuck with me, which is how the whole ice cream thing came to be,' Jason Melgoza said of his i>Fresno State graduate Jason Melgoza used the fear that his 2-year-old son’s future could be threatened by global warming to inspire his award-winning design.nspiration for his design about global warming, 'Ice Cream Melts.'
Fresno State graduate Jason Melgoza used the fear that his 2-year-old son’s future could be threatened by global warming to inspire his award-winning design.

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A common connection: the monologues


The Vagina Monologues is performed in dozens of communities each year as they take part in V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

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Increase of voters for Super Tuesday

California voters flocked to polling places Tuesday to cast their ballots on seven initiatives and to elect a presidential candidate to be officially nominated by their party.

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Panel raises stalking awareness

To wrap up National Stalking Awareness Month, the Violence Prevention Project held a campus stalking information night Wednesday to raise awareness and provide resources for victims.

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Way to go, ITS!

Read the story this blog comments on. I consider myself technologically challenged and reporting on the new wireless network really brought me up-to-speed on how wireless Internet connections work. To be honest, I have never really known or cared to ...

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Faculty pledge to help students

'A sticker with the triangular pledge symbol on the door of a faculty office identifies the faculty member as a resource to students.
The Alcohol Safety Council launched a faculty pledge program designed to encourage open communication between students with alcohol-related concerns, and faculty members. The program has 40 faculty members who voluntarily pledged to be open and available to students who need and want to talk. All information shared by students who seek help from the participants will remain confidential.

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