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Remembering Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez’s legacy and impact on the Valley were celebrated Tuesday in front of his statue in Fresno State’s Peace Garden. Hundreds gathered to listen to former Fresno State professor Dr. Lea Ybarra, the keynote speaker for the event. She ...

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ASI presidential candidates face off

The 2015 Associated Students, Inc. Presidential Debate took place Friday in the USU between senior ASI Executive Vice President Abigail Hudson and senior Interfraternity Council President Ralph Ruiz. ASI Elections begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. and run through Thursday at ...

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Chicano writer inspires local students

Award-winning author and Chicano writer Michael Jaime Becerra spoke Friday as part of the Chicano Writers and Artists Association about his journey to promote diversity in creative writing. “I’ve known forever I wanted to be a writer,” Becerra said. When ...

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Former White House chief of staff visits Fresno State

Dreaming big and being engaged in their futures was Maria Echaveste’s message to 120 schoolchildren from Clovis Unified School District who visited Fresno State on Friday. Echaveste, the former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001, ...

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Western Color Guard Championship showcases ‘sport of the arts’

The Save Mart Center hosted the Winter Guard International (WGI) Western Color Guard Championship March 21-22 with more than 60 competing high school and junior college winter guards from California and neighboring states. First-time participants found the scale of an ...

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Celebrating diversity over dinner

The second annual Diversity Dinner hosted by Dr. Francine Oputa, director of the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute, took place Tuesday night in the Vintage Room. The purpose of the diversity dinner was to introduce Dogs United to Fresno State ...

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Thousands have yet to complete Haven training

About 15,700 students have completed the Haven Sexual Assault online training module as of 5 p.m. Thursday. That means thousands of others will likely have registration holds on their accounts for failing to meet the Friday deadline. The university sent ...

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Professor talks ‘CSU failure’

Dr. Honora Chapman, Academic Senate representative of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, addressed concerns of low wages for California State University professors during the Associated Students, Inc. meeting Wednesday. “CSU faculty salaries have deteriorated significantly over the past 10 ...

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Inclusion and equity discussed during student forum

A forum was held at Fresno State Wednesday to discuss issues of inclusion, equity and respect in the representation of minority staff and students. The forum, which featured Dr. Luis Ponjuan of Texas A&M as its keynote speaker, expressed the ...

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Fresno State hosts first comic convention March 21-22

Fresno State’s Pick Your Potion Club is celebrating geek culture by hosting its first annual FresCon. “This is the first comic book convention of its kind here,” said Justin Tonooka, a health science community health junior and the club’s treasurer. ...

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Backpacking class an adventure for students

For some students, the classic college experiences are sometimes limited to courses that make their brains feel like they’re going to explode from stress and insomnia. But, with enrollment for Fresno State fall semester classes right around the corner, students ...

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Fresno State: creating a more sustainable campus

Numerous clubs, faculty members and organizations are attempting to make Fresno State a more sustainable campus through informative student events. “We really need students to report water problems to the university,” Thomas Holyoke, a water politics professor said. He also ...

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Free speech area renamed

In an effort to clear up confusion about free speech on campus, Fresno State could soon change the name of its Free Speech Area. “We are thinking of changing the name to Union Square,” said Josh Edrington, student involvement club ...

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Fresno State honors character education

Fresno State’s University High School was among six high schools in the Valley that were recognized for their admirable character education programs during the Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s 31st annual Character and Civic Education Conference on Friday ...

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Indian ambassador’s first visit to the Central Valley

India’s ambassador Venkatsan Ashok visited Fresno State on Friday, addressing the technological, economic and health developments between the U.S. and India and their exchanges to seek improvement on a global platform. Maddy Institute Deputy Director Ana Jovel Melendez said that ...

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From Vietnam to Fresno, alumna Jenny Q Ta’s path to success

Before she became a self-made millionaire, Fresno State alumna Jenny Q Ta was a 6-year-old girl who came to the United States from war-torn Vietnam on a fishing boat. Ta faced a harsh childhood in Vietnam in the 1970s, and her ...

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‘An evening of poetry’ promotes women’s rights

The Fresno State Women’s Alliance, along with USU Productions, hosted “An evening of Poetry by, for, and about women.” The open mic poetry slam event took place Thursday night at The Bucket on campus. “The purpose of the poetry event ...

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Job market for future teachers looking up

During the recession education funding dropped, jobs were scarce and demand for new teachers plummeted. Now, that trend has reversed, and school districts from Fresno to Sweden are competing to employ the newly credentialed teachers. “A few years ago many ...

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