Back to school, and with some changes

For me, the biggest hassle of a new semester is dealing with schedule changes – specifically, forgetting what my new schedule is. I thought this problem would diminish over time, but instead, it has gotten worse as my mind clings ...

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McElwain to stay at Fresno State

Offensive coordinator Jim McElwain announced today that he will remain with Bulldog football through the 2008 season.

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Flooded with traffic problems

(December 19, 2007) – The intersection of Barstow and Chestnut is closed due to flooding. Barstow is closed from Sierra Vista Avenue on the west to Willow Avenue. Please use an alternate route. Traffic signs and personnel are posted where ...

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Server work will take down staff e-mail temporarily

On January 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm, ITS staff will be taking the faculty/staff email server, zimmer, off-line for maintenance. We expect that this outage will last no longer than 6 hours. This outage is required to move the server ...

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Main campus web server going off-line

On January 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm, ITS staff will be taking the main campus web server, info, off-line for maintenance. We expect that this outage will last no longer than 6 hours. This outage is required to move the server to a new location to take advantage of the new network facilities on our campus. The services that will be unavailable during this outage are as follows:

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Finals Cram Jam

Finals Cram Jam Monday through Thursday Mornings December 17-20 8 am – Free Speech Area Free Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Fruit Scantrons and Pencils (While supplies last) Monday December 17, 2007 Steam Up Your Finals Student Union Lounge 6 ...

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Worst. Christmas presents. Ever.

We asked students about their “worst Christmas present ever” today for Campus Speak, and staff here at The Collegian wanted to get in on the action. I don’t think anyone could top a Christmas where your wife leaves you for ...

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Fresno State Portal down Dec. 13 – 15

The following systems will be offline to enable installation of critical software updates between Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:00PM until Noon on Saturday, December 15, 2007 (i.e. all day Friday December 14): A. My Fresno State Portal B. CMS PeopleSoft ...

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Ludicrous $19.1 million verdict no reason for Welty to resign

Bill McEwen, a columnist for The Fresno Bee, wrote Saturday that Fresno State President John D. Welty should stay at Fresno State, an odd position for the Welty-hating writer. In typical McEwen fashion, there was a sarcastic catch. Welty must ...

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Making the greatest PowerPoints in the history of the universe

It’s the season for painful PowerPoint presentations. You owe me, by the way, for avoiding the awful ’tis construction. I have four of these slideshows in the last two weeks, and I’ve seen a whole bunch already. One of my ...

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Republicans ham it up on YouTube and CNN

Each candidate at the CNN-YouTube Republican debates last week had their own song and dance. Let’s take a look at the candidates: be they winners or losers of the debate, they’re players nonetheless. Mike Huckabee The rising star of the ...

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Tuition must be paid by Friday, Dec. 7

All outstanding balances Spring 2008 registration fees must be paid by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2007.

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Rock Band: from the makers of three-quarters of the Guitar Hero series

While on a routine shopping trip for my next external hard drive, I happened by Best Buy’s “Guitar Hero” displays. The guitar-and-TV with “Guitar Hero” playing setup has been a mainstay for as long as I remember. This time, right ...

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Fresno State December music calendar

December’s music calendar at California State University, Fresno includes several student groups’ fall semester final performances, holiday-flavored jazz, gospel and a kickoff recital of student composers’ work. All events are open to the public, with tickets available through the Box Office in the Music Building next to the Concert Hall. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to performance.

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Teacher chances 40 lashes after teddy bear lesson

A British teacher at an exclusive Sudanese school was sentenced to 15 days in prison after allowing her class to name the class’ communal teddy bear, “Muhammad.” Charges against the 54-year-old educator could have earned her 40 lashes and up ...

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Wide-open presidential election explained

This blog is a companion piece to a related column. One of the curiosities of the 2008 election is that it is the first wide-open race — where neither a president nor a vice president seeks nomination — since 1928. ...

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Single, white female: Bucking the stereotype

There’s been a lot of discussion about stereotyping in the online comment thread of The Collegian’s Kayne and Donda West opinion piece. Single black mothers may be among the most stereotyped people today, but we single white females have our ...

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Chuck Norris approves presidential candidate

Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has one message for America, and it’s Chuck Norris. “My plan to secure the border? Two words: Chuck Norris.”

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