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Folkloric dancers displayed culture in Christmas show

Los Danzantes de Aztlán and the university’s Chicano and Latin American studies department held their 28th annual Christmas in Mexico Show Saturday. “It’s a rich tradition, a tradition that many other groups at the high school level have emulated,” said ...

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University enrollment soars to new heights

Fresno State had a record-high enrollment for fall 2015, creating a challenge for future and current students. Enrollment figures went up 998 from last year’s 23,138 to 24,136 this year. “This is the largest first-time freshmen class that we’ve admitted ...

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Placing a patient’s life in their own hands

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill in October that would allow a patient to end his or her own life by requesting aid-in-dying drugs. The ABX2 15 bill, known as the “End of Life Action Act,” allows a person with ...

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Library opens interfaith prayer and meditation room

The Fresno State community came together to dedicate the opening of the Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room at the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday. The prayer room is located in Room 3203 in the library’s south wing. Francine Oputa, director ...

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Week-long event celebrates the benefits of studying abroad

International Education Week kicked off Monday as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of studying abroad. The theme for the event, where students can learn about other cultures is, “access for all.”   “This is a nationwide recognized week about ...

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Three day celebration for day of the dead honors those who have passed away

Fresno State’s Aztec Dance Club celebrated the Día de los Muertos Celebration from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in the Free Speech Area with Altar displays. Students and community members were invited to create altar displays commemorating their deceased loved ...

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Parking survey results discussed at student senate meeting

The survey’s results on parking options and student willingness to pay higher fees for better parking conducted in September by the Associated Students Inc. were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting. The surveys were administered by senators, executives and student staff by ...

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Alumnae featured in annual literary showcase

Two essays from Fresno State alumnae are getting national attention after being included in this year’s The Best American Essays publication. The publication is part of the Best American Series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and showcases the best short ...

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Distinguished alumni recognized

The Top Dog Talks, held Friday, showcased alumni who honored for accomplishments in their fields and commitment to service in the community. The talks coincided with the The Top Dog Alumni Award gala and both are hosted by the Fresno ...

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Campus concerns heard during president’s forum

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro answered student concerns on issues such as campus safety, parking and massage services for students during his campus forum on Tuesday. The forum at North Gym Room 118 gave students the opportunity to speak ...

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New campus alert system debuts

The Bulldog Alert system, a new method of emergency notifications, was tested on Sept. 24 in an effort to ensure students are able to receive emergency alert messages in case an immediate threat arises on or near campus. Amy Luna, manager ...

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Retired Fresno State professor showcases the 70-year struggle for LGBT civil rights in book

Lillian Faderman, a retired Fresno State English professor and author, released her new book “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” Sept. 8, as the story of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Federman, who began to write ...

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Indie film festival opens at Maya

Starting Wednesday, until the end of October, Maya Cinemas will feature a set of independent films as part of the Fresno Indie and Classics film festival. Larry Porricelli, president of sales and marketing, said the festival features smaller independent films ...

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Real Men Sing Festival inspires 700 young men

More than 700 young men came to sing together for the 14th annual Real Men Sing Festival on Thursday and Friday at Fresno State. Around 300 middle school students from the Clovis and Fresno area opened the event.  It began ...

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Students celebrate heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Wednesday with Bienvenida at the Cesar Chavez monument in the Peace Garden, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. Bienvenida, presented by the Latino Faculty and Staff Association with the help of many student organizations, served as ...

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ASI hits rough waves with KFSR

Associated Students, Inc.’s relationship with on-campus radio station KFSR-FM was called into question during last Wednesday’s ASI meeting. President Abigail Hudson explained that in the academic year of 2014-2015, ASI had faced some challenges with KFSR in regards to the ...

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Still life in ceramics

Five Bay Area artists came together for a Still Life in Ceramics presentation at the Conley Art Building on Thursday. Monica Van de Dool was one of the artists whose work is on display through Sept. 17. Her work consists ...

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New campus community helps Native American students “reconnect with the culture”

The new Native American scholars learning community culturally engages American Indian students through lectures, classes and experiential activities. The learning community, initiated this semester by the Fresno State’s Native American Staff Association, consists of five courses and currently has 22 ...

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