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Herrera’s second term to be celebrated in Washington D.C.

Juan Felipe Herrera’s second term as the United States Poet Laureate will be celebrated on April 26 at the Library of Congress. The event titled “Speak the People/the Spark/el Poema,” will include musical performances and a panel discussion.. The performances ...

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Turkish lawyer and writer to speak on Armenian Genocide

Fethiye Çetin, humans rights lawyer and author from Istanbul, Turkey will present her lecture titled “Echo of Silence” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Berberian Social Hall of St. Paul Armenian Church in Fresno. Çetin learned from her grandmother that ...

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Maischak placed on paid leave after Trump tweets

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced Tuesday that history professor Dr. Lars Maischak was immediately placed on paid leave for the remainder of the spring semester. The decision came after deliberation between university administration and the California Faculty Association. ...

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Hopes, dreams live on after Hufft’s death

The hopes and dreams of Dr. Bradley Hufft still seem to be alive at Fresno State as student music echoes the halls of the music building where roses were placed outside his office door. The passion for music continues with ...

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Event shines light on sexual assault victim silence

Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko and guest speaker Tim Mousseau spoke to students about an experience most choose to keep a secret – sexual assault. The talk titled “Retaking Our Story: Re-Framing The Sexual Assault Conversation,” was an alternative ...

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Boyd to retire after 38 years of service

Bob Boyd, associate vice president for facilities management, will be retiring in June. Boyd has served the Fresno State community for 38 years since he began as a student assistant in Plant Operations. He has maintained the 3 million-square-foot campus ...

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Resource fair will discuss how to live a meaning life

Fresno State’s gerontology program and the California State University Institute for Palliative Care in partnership with the Food Security Project, will be host a resource fair Wednesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Speakers Platform. Participants ...

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CSU Bakersfield ethics director to give lecture

Dr. Christopher Meyers, director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield, will present a lecture Wednesday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Engineering East Room 191. Meyer’s talk is titled, “Bioethics: The Role of ...

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Showcasing the ‘magic’ of Camp Kesem

Fresno State’s Camp Kesem chapter raised more than $24,000 at its second annual “Make the Magic” fundraising event Saturday at the Fort Washington Golf & Country Club. The event was the biggest fundraising opportunity the group has had, so far, ...

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Candidates reach the finish line, Zante wins presidency

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) election results for senators and executive members with Blake Zante elected as next year’s president were announced Thursday at the University Student Union pavilion. Some 3,228 students voted in this year’s ASI elections, according to Destiny ...

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2017 ASI election results

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. announced the results for their 2017 elections Thursday at the University Student Union pavilion. ASI Elections Commissioner Destiny Armendariz announced the results and said 3,228 students voted in this year’s election. The winning ASI candidates ...

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Ballot offers two referendums

ASI referendum Associated Students, Inc. is proposing a referendum to add two additional senate seats to its current body of 15 senators and four executives. The addition would change Article IV of its bylaws. The two proposed senate positions are: ...

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Blake Zante: Making students a priority

Born and raised in the Valley, Blake Zante is no stranger to Fresno State. He remembers coming to football games as a child and realized that Fresno State was the school for him. “I live and breathe Fresno State. I’m ...

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Cecilia Ruesta: Reflecting campus diversity

At age 18, Cecilia Ruesta, knowing no English, immigrated from Peru to the United States as an undocumented student. “It’s almost like you don’t have an identity, you don’t have something that can prove that you are you,” said Ruesta, ...

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John Richardson: Giving a voice to new ideas

John Richardson travels up and down campus talking to students. He wants their voices to be heard, while campaigning as a candidate for Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president. “My campaign has been [about] talking to students,” Richardson said. “Students have ...

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A blooming passion for success

Jessica Adams once wondered what her purpose was. She was alone without an education and needed to move forward. “I ended up getting kicked out of school, so I ended up getting addicted to drugs. I had a really big ...

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ASI organizes safety walk ahead of elections

Safety on campus was the priority of officials and Associated Students, Inc. on March 15 (ASI) as they went around to identify what students consider to be issues with safety. After sunset, campus organizations witnessed firsthand what needs to be ...

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The first intern

Kendalyn Mack was once homeless, but now the public health major is Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro’s first-ever presidential intern.   “I never expected to be here,” Mack said, “I never expected to have this role, to be so ...

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