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Convocation ‘17: Professor Jes Therkelsen wants Fresno State students to ‘have the courage to be curious’

Fresno State welcomed over 6,000 incoming undergraduate and graduate students to the university on Monday at the New Student Convocation in the Save Mart Center. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro along with university administrators were introduced to the crowd ...

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Fresno State plans to invest 26 million dollars to modernize campus infrastructure

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced the university’s priority in updating the campus’s physical infrastructure. Over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, the university will invest $26 million in projects toward the modernization of the 70-year-old campus site, ...

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This is how Fresno State students reacted to the Charlottesville protests

Tension and tragedy quaked Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend as demonstrations by white supremacist groups were brought onto University of Virginia campus Aug. 11. But the effects rippled outside of the campus and city, sparking cross-country reactions like those from ...

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Save Mart Center will hold multi-agency disaster drills, here’s what you need to know

As natural disasters continue to rage on in Fresno County and surrounding areas, various public safety agencies will be holding disaster drills beginning on July 24 at the Save Mart Center. American Ambulance, Clovis Fire, Fresno Fire, Fresno County Fire, ...

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Why I write: the discovery of my truth

Between the ages of 2 and 8 I spent quite a bit of time at my grandparents’ home in Farmersville. That little yellow house was my favorite place in the world. When I wasn’t outside in the yard helping Grandpa ...

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Have you bought Fresno State sweet corn yet? Hundreds have. And here’s why.

About 200 sweet corn lovers showed up bright and early on Friday to the Gibson Farm Market for the annual Fresno State sale. Some community members, like Stephen Webb, 57, were out as early as 4 a.m. with folding chairs ...

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Humans of Fresno State Exclusive: Dr. Joseph Castro says ‘there’s a whole lot more to do’ after graduation

The first day we launched Humans of Fresno State, Khone, visuals editor for The Collegian, and I headed out on campus to find our first group of humans – just a reporter and a photographer looking to get a glimpse ...

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Entrepreneurs showcase business concepts

The University Business Center breathed with accomplishment and innovation on Tuesday as young Fresno State student entrepreneurs showcased their business concepts during the third annual 157 Entrepreneurship Expo. Approximately 30 entrepreneurship students were required to participate in the expo as ...

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MCJ department celebrates students’ achievements at Showcase of Excellence

It was a night of honors, laughs and respect for the media, communications and journalism (MCJ) department as it celebrated the culmination of a year’s achievements on May 3 during the MCJ Showcase of Excellence. The showcase, hosted by the ...

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Award-winning Armenian musician performs on campus

Diversity Week at Fresno State continued on April 28 in the Alice Peters Auditorium with performances by award-winning Armenian musician and professor Dr. Richard Hagopian.   Fellow musicians, students and community members filled the seats close to Hagopian to hear ...

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“Blue Mind” author discusses water and the human mind

The third-annual Reading About Water student showcase ended April 27 in the Peters Education Center with author Wallace J. Nichols’ talk on his book “Blue Mind.” The lecture centered around the importance of water from a neurological point of view ...

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Keeping the promise: community gathers to honor 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide

About 100 people gathered around the Armenian Genocide Monument on Monday night for a ceremony commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the tragic occurrence. Attendees made their way through the monument where they laid bouquets and wreaths of colorful flowers on ...

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Exposing the Valley’s long heritage in folk music

The Wahlberg Recital Hall filled with folk music lovers on April 22 as local folk artist Evo Bluestein and his musical guests kicked off the Music of America Concert Series at Fresno State. “Folk [music], bluegrass and Zydeco that you ...

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Humans of Fresno State: Coachella Edition

Many Fresno State students attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14-16 and many more may attend the festival’s second weekend, April 20-22. The celebrity-filled event is best known for its amazing headliners and expensive tickets. This week, ...

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Student Health Center accredited by AAAHC

After three years of preparation, the Student Health and Counseling Center earned its accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) during the association’s inspection in February. The AAAHC’s stamp of approval is one of the highest levels of ...

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‘Water’ you learning about? Students showcase water sustainability projects

The third-annual Reading About Water Student Showcase kicked off in the Henry Madden Library on Monday. The showcase is coordinated by the Fresno State Water Cohort, which includes faculty representatives from colleges from across the university, and displays the work ...

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Community pulls together to resettle Syrian refugee families

A panel discussion at Fresno state Tuesday night provide insight into community efforts to settle 27 refugee families to their new life in America. Speakers offered their thoughts during the “Refugees Assistance Work in the Central Valley” panel. Wasan Abu ...

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ASI elections kick off

After months of campaigns, informational forums, and social media marketing students are at the polls. The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections kicked off on Tuesday with a Ballot Bash outside the Kennel Bookstore. Polling stations were set up with laptops ...

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