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Exercise science program gains national recognition

The exercise science option in the Fresno State department of kinesiology was recently acknowledged by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as one of the few “educationally recognized programs” in the country. Kinesiology has four options, including physical education, ...

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Students can now choose their preferred name for ID card, blackboard

Many students can relate to having to tell a professor that he or she goes by a different name, shortened name or nickname. It can be a hassle for some students, but for others, especially in the transgender community, it ...

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Fresno State fraternity raises awareness about ALS

May is ALS Awareness Month, and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity members at Fresno State are doing more than just pouring buckets of ice water over their heads. Phi Delta Theta member Michael Rosales set up a GoFundMe webpage designed ...

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Administration looking to revitalize key places on campus for students

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro stopped by the Associated Students, Inc. meeting Wednesday to outline the university’s strategic plan for the next five years. Castro said the plan focuses on what is most important to students with a mission ...

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CSU Chancellor visits Fresno State

Chancellor of the 23 California State Universities, Dr. Timothy P. White spent the day on Fresno State’s campus Wednesday and ended his visit with a public open forum. White said Fresno State had one of the most successful student cupboards ...

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Tentative agreement stalls strike

California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) announced a tentative agreement, which ended all plans for a faculty strike. “The agreement has 10.5 percent increase in general salary increases for faculty over the three-year agreement and also ...

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Campus Pointe opens new business

Customers lined up in the rain as early as 9:30 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Yogurtland at Campus Pointe and get free frozen yogurt. “Yogurtland is a place where you can create your own,” co-owner Ajay Hira ...

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ASI and administrators continues to spread awareness about faculty strike

With a potential faculty strike loomings, Associated Students, Inc. and campus administrators are trying to keep students informed. “The faculty strike is imminent,” Provost Lynnette Zelezny said. “We are working very hard behind-the-scenes to make sure that this is the ...

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Report supports faculty strike

Students, administrators and faculty all have opinions on whether they are for or against a faculty strike, but a recently published non-binding fact-finder’s report sided with the faculty. “[The fact-finder] basically sided, unequivocally, with the faculty about what we deserve ...

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ASI ensures an available campus during strike

With the possibility of a faculty strike looming, members of Associated Students, Inc. want to make sure that all students know their rights during a strike. ASI President Abigail Hudson said at the ASI meeting Wednesday that ASI executives would ...

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Tim Ryan elected as the next ASI president

Tim Ryan, ASI senator for the College of Social Sciences was elected as next year’s Associated Students, Inc. president. Ryan defeated Cameran Patterson, ASI senator-at-large of Athletics and Recreation by a close margin of 1,171 to 1,121. When current ASI ...

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Initiative launches to help seniors graduate early

One of the most disheartening and frustrating situations for a senior to endure would be being a few units shy of graduating but having to go to school for another whole semester. Senior psychology student Paige Flores said that she ...

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ASI presidential candidates voice platform during debate

The Collegian moderated a presidential debate at Fresno State on Friday where the two candidates for ASI president went head-to-head to convince the student body they were the best choice. The two candidates running for president of Associated Students, Inc. ...

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Fraternity and ASI holds food distribution event

The Fresno State campus is surrounded by a diverse community that is currently experiencing high rates of poverty. Organizations on campus have devoted time to helping area families. “Fresno State is doing a good thing,” said Ronnie Louis, 56, a ...

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Two Fresno State departments take home awards

The Fresno State Alumni Association and University Communications both won several 2016 Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), recognizing their accomplishments in university advancement.   “To be able to be recognized among our ...

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ASI elections to start mid-March

If students are considering not voting in the upcoming Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections that begin on March 15 and run through March 17, a little taste of the rainbow may change their minds. ASI director of operations Tara Powers-Mead ...

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Fresno State Talks ends with lecture from Dr. Martin Shapiro

When psychology associate professor Dr. Martin Shapiro learned that the world’s bumblebee population was disappearing, he spent several years trying to keep a beehive on top of one of Fresno State’s engineering building intact in order to keep the insects ...

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Next semester class drop deadline will be sooner

Starting the fall semester students will have a shorter deadline to drop classes. The Academic Senate changed the drop deadline from the fourth week of classes to the third week of classes, said ASI President Abigail Hudson. After the third ...

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