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Here are your 2018 Undergraduate Deans’ Medalists

Elizabeth Barba, Kremen School of Education and Human Development Born in Mexico, Elizabeth Barba moved to the U.S. when she was only six months old. In eighth grade she began studying French and now is fluent in English, Spanish and ...

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Governor candidates all stand for cheaper college

Fresno business leaders had the opportunity to meet a group of candidates running for California governor both on and off screen Sunday evening. A gubernatorial debate watch-party and reception was hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce at its downtown ...

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Craig School dean appointed as interim provost

Fresno State Craig School of Business dean Dr. Robert M. Harper was appointed as interim provost, according to a news release by University President Dr. Joseph Castro. The announcement comes after Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny was appointed as president ...

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Water cohort author to visit campus

Dr. David Sedlak, professor at University of California, Berkeley and author of “Water 4.0,” will be giving a lecture on his book on Thursday at 6 p.m. in North Gym 118. The book was selected as this year’s campuswide read ...

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In one month, Fresno State raised more than $100,000 to fight student hunger

During a month of fundraising, Fresno State’s March Match Up campaign raised more than what organizers were hoping for – $150,044. The fundraising campaign mission was to raise money for the Student Cupboard, a food and hygiene pantry for Fresno ...

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Fresno State provost appointed as CSU Bakersfield president

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny as president of CSU Bakersfield. Zelezny will be the fifth president of the university and the first woman to enter the role. She will succeed current ...

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ASI president-elect wants to impact students from the ‘ground level’

Demi Wack grew up as the only daughter in her family. Last year, she was the only woman running on Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante’s slate “Students United.” This year, she was the only woman serving on the ASI ...

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This is how much Fresno State students raised for Kids Day

Fresno State volunteers raised $41,338 in newspaper sales for this year’s Kids Day fundraiser, according to a university news release. The annual event on March 6 brought volunteers from across the central San Joaquin Valley to help sell special editions ...

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Fresno State provost appointed as CSU Bakersfield president

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny as president of CSU Bakersfield, according to a news release. Zelezny will be the fifth president of the university and the first woman to take ...

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Local journalist says ‘knowing your community’ can make the difference

It was was pitch black on a Thursday. The electricity went out at Fresno State in 2013. It was the perfect story for a budding student-journalist. That was when Megan Rupe, now a reporter and anchor for KSEE 24, ran ...

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University High students walk out to protest gun violence

With gray clouds over them, about 50 University High School students gathered in the school’s courtyard Wednesday to remember the lives lost to a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chilly weather mirrored the mood of the somber memorial on ...

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More than half of high school students are walking out, survey says

More than 50 percent of high school students plan to walk out for the “National School Walkout,” according to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep. “We are witnessing a time of student activism not seen in decades, amplified by ...

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Learning center gets national award

Fresno State’s Learning Center tutoring program received the Gold Excellence Award by NASPA, the national organization for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The center received the award for its “innovative” tutor training which uses project-based learning to impact student ...

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CSU and UC join forces in combating tuition hike

Students, faculty and some state senators will announce their support of a tuition freeze for the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems at a news conference at the Capitol on March 12. Both university systems are ...

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Why Sebastian Wenthe is running for ASI president

When Sebastian Wenthe graduated from high school, he had no idea that he would attend Fresno State. When he did, he decided to get involved on campus. Three years later, he’s president of Moot Court, Mock Trial and serves as ...

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Two men arrested after last week’s shooting near campus

Fresno police arrested two men connected to a shooting that took place at University Inn across from Fresno State. An officer who also fired his weapon was put on administrative leave, according to Lt. Mark Hudson, which is protocol for ...

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Do you know what ‘quidditch’ is? Don’t worry, Castro didn’t either

Have you ever heard someone say something and only laughed because everyone else did? That’s what happened to Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro as his pop culture knowledge was put to the test Wednesday during a livestream Q and ...

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One offered their first-born. Another offered mangoes. Eventually someone got an iClicker

The annual rush of students scrambling to get their school supplies is coming to a close, but it left plenty of room for students to share about their bargains on pricey necessities. Before professors can transition from their syllabus to ...

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