They’re over 50 and take university classes – for fun

Imagine getting a second chance at going to school, without the stress of exams or grades – or parking. That’s what students over the age of 50 are experiencing with courses made available to them at Fresno State by the ...

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Chicana faculty collaborate on book analyzing children’s literature

With the growing field of Chicano studies, three professors at Fresno State joined together last year to put together a book packed with some of the most necessary writings for youth of the Chicano culture. Dr. Laura Alamillo, associate dean ...

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Business school launches magazine

The inaugural issue of the “Central California Business Review” (CCBR) is hot off the press. The new local magazine features a range of topics including the labor market, agriculture and banking. It reports on different economic conditions and will forecast ...

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ASI Notebook: Budget deadlines, student health and a new senator

The Associated Student Inc. convened last week for a Valentine’s Day meeting, which addressed continued efforts to tackle the issues of mental health, drug awareness and homelessness on campus and to appoint a new senator of veteran and transfer affairs. ...

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New buses giving free rides to students

Fresno residents will be able to ride the Bus Rapid Transit system, called the FAX Q, for the first time starting Monday.  FAX Q buses are clean-air vehicles that are expected to enhance bus services and improve public transportation in ...

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Two business alumni honored for contributions beyond university

Fresno State alumni were honored at the Valley Business Awards Luncheon hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. The awards given to the alumni were “Student Entrepreneur of the Year” and the “Leon S. Peters Award” and recognized ...

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Students’ technology, design skills ready for all to see

Fresno State agriculture students used their final project from the fall semester as a chance to showcase their art skills for their college. They created signs for the seven departments of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. In ...

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Chalk out brings focus to mass incarceration

The Fresno State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) collected petition signatures last week and encouraged students to write message of freedom during the Mass Incarceration Recognition Chalk Out. The messages written in chalk ...

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You asked, they answered – second live student forum held

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante answered questions from the university’s community last week in the second livestreamed student forum of the academic school year. For nearly an hour, questions and comments regarding ...

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‘Year of the Bulldogs’: Castro’s push for Valley leaders

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro has goals of sending home-grown leaders to tackle the Valley’s top issues. During his third annual “State of the University” speech last Thursday, Castro announced his plans for sending new graduates out to flourish ...

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‘Secret’ marriage performed at Fresno State 96 years ago today

Fresno State has seen its share of odd news. We’ve dug up archives that led us to a story from 96 years ago, about a “secret marriage” that was performed on campus. The university at that time was called Fresno ...

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A FroYo Frenzy at Campus Pointe

Drawn by the delicious promise of free frozen yogurt, hundreds of people lined up outside Yogurtland in Campus Pointe on Tuesday. From 4 to 7 p.m., customers celebrated International Frozen Yogurt Day by helping themselves to as much frozen yogurt ...

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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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Lecture details where Armenian Genocide began

During the spring lecture series Tuesday night, Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz presented his first lecture for the Armenian Studies Program in which he detailed the development and downfall of Van Vaspurakan Armenians leading to the Armenian Genocide. Türkyılmaz said he wanted ...

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‘I knew it was her.’ Student finds vintage image of grandmother

“Looking around I remember that building,” Martha Quintana-Sanchez said as she pointed to the University Student Union. “I remember going when it was first built. This place (the water fountain), I remember sitting here.” Three weeks ago, Quintana-Sanchez’s granddaughter, Elizabeth ...

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Fresno State students have a newly-renovated health center

A renovated pharmacy and a new administrative suite were the center of attention last Wednesday as the Student Health and Counseling Center held an open house that showcased recent renovations.   Work began two years ago and took longer to ...

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ASI Notebook: Budgets, mental health and rec center upgrades

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) voted to approve some major action items during a meeting Jan. 31, including a revised ASI budget and funding for an ASI Impact Grant. ASI Impact Grant sparks debate among senators A revised ASI budget ...

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Castro to be honored as Linked Learning ‘champion’

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro was named 2018 “Linked Learning Educator Champion” by the The Linked Learning Alliance. The Linked Learning Alliance organization said its work is based on making education relevant to students. The organization provides real-world and ...

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