Fresno State ROTC cadets learned how to properly ride in a military helicopter when two Black Hawks flew in and touched down on campus. The cadets were instructed on how to enter the helicopters and secure themselves in the correct fashion. The two helicopters then took off to give the cadets the feeling of what it was like to fly in a helicopter before landing back at Fresno State.
Fresno State alumna Veronica Stumpf has found a new hobby: blogging about the businesses and sights of Fresno.
Stumpf, a 21-year-old economics graduate, began That Fresno Blog in summer 2011 after she graduated.
“I have this bad habit of keeping myself busy, and I figured the blog would be a good way to keep myself busy as well as a good way to push myself to be more outgoing and to discover Fresno,” she said.
Originally from North Fresno, Stumpf’s venture out into the urban wilderness has yielded new experiences.
“It has led to a lot of discoveries,” she said. “It has led to me meeting a lot of people. I never knew people would have recognized me, nor did I ever know I would be so involved with downtown – so interested in it.”
Before, Stumpf typically only visited downtown Fresno for ArtHop. Her drive to discover the city has made noticeable personal changes.
“It’s made a big impact because I have made so many new friends,” she said. “I’m actually a lot more outgoing. I’m more sociable, so that alone – I like that; it’s good.”
One of the first stories she wrote detailed her visit to the Fulton Mall on a quiet Sunday.
In another early blog post, Stumpf said she and a friend interviewed homeless people.
Stumpf said she gets ideas for stories from paying attention to social media, as well as simply keeping her ears open.
“I think the biggest success in marketing is word-of-mouth in Fresno,” she said. “That’s how I learn about businesses in downtown or in Fresno in general.”
Stumpf says that people who believe that Fresno is not worth exploring, have yet to discover its many gems.
“If you think that Fresno is boring, that there’s nothing to do here, just go to places like Fresno Brewing Company, and you’ll realize it’s a fun place,” she said.
The 22nd annual First Nations Fresno State Powwow took place at O’Neil Park on Saturday. Fresno State’s First Nations American Indian Student Organization organized the celebration. Photo by Christopher Costello / The Collegian
The 84-degree weather on Saturday set the perfect scene for a cultural celebration from at O’Neil Park. The event was the 22nd annual First Nations Fresno State Powwow.
The American Indian Studies Program, the anthropology department of the College of Social Sciences and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) cosponsored the free community event.
Betsy Hays, Fresno State public relations professor, and Tori Randolph Terhune, Fresno State alumna, had a signing for their book “Land Your Dream Career: 11 Steps to Take in College,” released March 21, at Fresno State’s Kennel Bookstore Thursday.
The book is intended to help prepare students with the tools to be successful at getting hired for jobs in their desired field and make them aware of opportunities available to them in college.
“Land Your Dream Career: 11 Steps to Take in College” is now available for purchase at the Kennel Bookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other retailers.
The 17th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration took place at Fresno State on Thursday afternoon. Nine school organizations were part of making the ceremony possible. Students not only volunteered the day of the ceremony but they spend days before preparing.
Ashley Swearengin speaks at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union in a public forum called “Rethinking Downtown Fresno”. The mayor discussed her passion and interest in the cultivation of downtown Fresno.