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Carolyn Coon takes interim role with Oliaro retirement

With the retirement of Paul Oliaro as vice president of student affairs at Fresno State, Dr. Carolyn Coon will take over as interim on Dec. 15 until a replacement is found.

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Senator visits dairy, talks farm bill’s impact

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) toured the Fresno State dairy Wednesday and spoke with students and media about the need for a new farm bill.

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Dr. Peter Smits announces retirement

After 20 years at Fresno State, Dr. Peter Smits, a leader for the fundraising campaign that raised $214.2 million for the university, announced he will retire on June 30, 2014.

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Students to test First Amendment knowledge

Students will have an opportunity to flex their brains Friday in a competition of First Amendment knowledge during an event discussing the five freedoms it protects for citizens.

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Fresno State misses an opportunity in final season of BCS

Fresno State’s loss to San Jose State Saturday marked the end of the Bulldogs’ last, slim chance at a BCS bowl and the perks that come with it. When Northern Illinois passed Fresno State in the BCS standings on Nov. ...

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50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy assassination

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a presidential procession through Dallas, shots ringing out and the death of John F. Kennedy that rocked a nation.

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Valley Firsts: Award-winning director to speak at Valley Firsts

In 1978, the documentary “The Flight of the Gossamer Condor” won an Academy Award, and tonight at 6 p.m. the director, Ben Shedd, and Bryan Allen, who piloted the first human-powered aircraft, will share their experiences.

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Lecture discusses race, connection to religion

John Tehranian, a law professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, spoke Monday night to about 100 people at the Alice Peters Auditorium about ‘colorblindness,’ the use of Middle-Eastern and Islamic themes to attack President Barack Obama and the ...

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Fresno State student killed in traffic accident on Shaw Ave.

A 43-year-old male student was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while jaywalking across Shaw Avenue near Jackson Avenue, Fresno police Lt. Phil Cooley said.

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Chancellor White visit: pardons turkey, meets camel, talks faculty pay raise

It was an eventful “homecoming” for California State University Chancellor and Fresno state alumnus Timothy White Wednesday.  He pardoned a turkey, met a camel and fielded questions during an open campus forum about the CSU system and pay raises for ...

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International skills speaker to give students study abroad advice

It’s a big world, and learning international skills can be an important step for students to thrive. That idea is the focus of International Education Week and Wednesday’s keynote speaker Jean-Marc Hachey.

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Fresno State embraces Honor Flight veterans

The opportunity for 69 Valley World War II veterans to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., through the Central Valley Honor Flight organization had an impact beyond those who went on the trip.

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Veteran memorial to move next to Rose Garden

The veterans memorial on the corner of Cedar and Shaw avenues will be relocated to just east of the Rose Garden, joining other memorials in that area of campus.

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National park proposed to honor Cesar Chavez

The National Park Service proposed Thursday to Congress to honor farm-labor leader Cesar Chavez with a historic park at four sites in California and another in Arizona.

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Fresno State is part of ‘Next Fresno’

A clear message from Friday’s Fresno Future Project was that Fresno State would be an integral part of the city and Valley’s future.

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Construction management students put concepts to work

A lab course for construction management students at Fresno State provides an opportunity to put concepts into practice as they build and learn from their projects.

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Air Force ROTC trick-or-treats for canned food drive on Halloween

Members of Fresno State’s Air Force ROTC won’t be trick-or-treating for candy Thursday night.  Instead, they will be collecting canned food to donate to the Fresno Community Food Bank.

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Students volunteer on Make a Difference Day

While many people in Fresno were waking up and having breakfast, two groups of Fresno State students went to work Saturday morning to help the community on Make a Difference Day.

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