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Rallying through peace, Fresno State protesters stand against hate

As Charlottesville, Virginia recovers from racial violence, Fresno’s Tower District bloomed Saturday morning with unity at a rally against white supremacy. “I wish all the rallies were as well-organized and coordinated as this one,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. ...

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ASI President Zante’s next step: Finding the student voice

Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante wants to hear from students. Heading into his third year in ASI, Zante hopes his listening skills can help set the agenda for this new school year. “Instead of telling them [students] to ‘come ...

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Maischak will not be teaching on campus this fall

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the conditions of Lars Maischak’s role at Fresno State for fall 2017. An updated version is published below. Fresno State history lecturer Dr. Lars Maischak will not be teaching on ...

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The passion of poetry lives on through Levine

The Philip Levine Reading Room opened on May 5 in honor of the late poet laureate who died in 2015. “It was a journey of exploration, a journey of discovery, a journey of poetic imagination that brought us to this ...

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Annual awards highlight community service

Fresno State students, faculty, staff and community partners were honored at the Service Recognition Reception on May 3. The event hosted by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro highlighted services done by participants in benefiting the community. The award recipients ...

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Entrepreneurial students to present business ideas

The Fresno State Entrepreneurship Expo will take place Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the University Business Center. This fourth annual event is sponsored by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial students will present their business ideas ...

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Engineering students to showcase projects

Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering will host its 10th annual Projects Day on Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union. The event will showcase projects done by engineering students in different topics including: manufacturing and ...

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Student diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis

On May 3, University Communications emailed the Fresno State community that a student had been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. The student, who is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, is being treated. The student lives off campus. Members of ...

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CSU extinguishes tobacco use

Cigarettes, vape products, chewing tobacco and any other tobacco products intended for human consumption will be banned from all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses beginning Sept. 1, 2017 under an executive order by CSU Chancellor Timothy White. “In order ...

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Growing leaders, Castro sees a ‘bright future’ for Fresno State

As the Spring 2017 semester ends, Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro contemplates on how the university is continuing to make a difference in the world. “I feel like we’re getting stronger everyday at serving our students more effectively,” Castro ...

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Catered Cupboard to notify of free food opportunities

The Fresno State Catered Cupboard encourages catered events on campus to notify it when they have leftover food. Event organizers can call the Catered Cupboard and report the time, date and location of the food. Catered Cupboard will then notify ...

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Reading room to be dedicated to Levine

Philip Levine, the late U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Fresno State professor emeritus of English, will be honored with the opening of the “Philip Levine Reading Room.” The dedication will be held at the reading room on May ...

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University High awarded with multiple honors

University High was awarded multiple titles for this year’s academic achievements and was ranked seventh-best high school in California by U.S. News and World Report. It was also awarded the California Honor Roll and identified as a California Gold Ribbon ...

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MCJ department to showcase student work

The department of Media, Communications and Journalism will host its “Showcase of Excellence” on Wednesday. The event will be held in North Gym, Room 118, from 5 to 7 p.m. Students will receive awards from the five options offered within ...

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Food historian to share research

Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher, a food historian will present his research on Tuesday in a lecture titled “Dos Equis or Five Rabbit? Beer and Taste in Greater Mexico.” The event, part of the Chicano/Latin America Studies Speaker Series, will be held ...

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Ag secretary witnesses ‘the future’ of agriculture

On Monday, Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, spent the day visiting the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. Ross saw what students have been working on in the agriculture department. ...

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Conference to recruit Asian American students to college

The CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative, will host the “Journey to Success Conference” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday in North Gym 118. The event aims to encourage Asian-American high school students from across the Valley ...

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Brand to speak at annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Fresno mayor Lee Brand will be the keynote speaker at Fresno State’s annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration on April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Armenian Genocide Monument. The event will honor the 102nd anniversary of the 1915 genocide where 1.5 ...

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