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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Fresno State Preview Day (March 25, 2017)

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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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Better ‘graduate culture’ sought at Fresno State

The Graduate Study Center offers more than 2,000 graduate students at Fresno State different services – all focused on student success. And with 47 graduate programs, Dr. James Marshall, the dean of research and graduate studies, said the university needs ...

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Greeks discuss how to become better known, reduce stigmas

The Greek chapters at Fresno State are on a mission to be taken seriously and lose the stigma surrounding Greek life on and off campus. There are 11 affiliated fraternities and five affiliated sororities at Fresno State, and all 16 ...

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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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Career fair brings opportunities and a protest

The “Recruit Down the 99” Career and Internship Fair at the Save Mart Center brought opportunities, job possibilities and a protest, last week. The first and second floors of the Save Mart Center were full of employers looking for students ...

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Lecture shines light on power of whistleblowers

The Department of Social Work Education welcomed a Fulbright scholar and University of Lapland professor to the Henry Madden Library on March 15 to present a lecture about whistleblowing. Laura Tiitinen presented her lecture: “Whistleblowing in the Finnish Child Protection ...

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Educators discuss struggles of diversifying curriculum

Four women gathered on Tuesday to discuss their challenges on making academics more diverse. The panel discussion, titled “Our place on the shelf: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion on Chicanx/Latinx Youth Literature,” was a chance for the speakers to give insight on ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Primavera Leal Martinez

My name is Primavera Leal Martinez, and I would be honored to represent you as an ASI senator at large. As a freshman at Fresno State, I have been extremely active in my community and on campus. I am the ...

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Greeks celebrate 3.14 GPAs on Pi Day

About 467 members of Fresno State fraternities and sororities were invited on Tuesday to celebrate their 3.14 GPAs and above, on national Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 in honor of the rounded-up ratio of a circle’s ...

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Students learn about other’s struggles through ‘tours’ of oppression

If a friend asked you to put yourself in their shoes, would you? What would you learn? University Courtyard, the housing department at Fresno State, encouraged students and community members to take on such a task by participating in the ...

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Festival introduces the young to university life

Fresno State welcomed students from an estimated 200 elementary schools that participated in the 59th Peach Blossom Festival, hosted by the department of communications. Students ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade recited poetry by famous poets, such as Dr. Seuss ...

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Students take aim at ‘bad guys’ with cyber skills

At a conference in San Francisco last month, experts concluded, according to a report by USA Today, that cyber security threats in the United States and the world are growing by the day. A Fresno State professor, who attended the ...

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Campaign seeks to slam dunk food insecurity among students

Throughout the month of March, Fresno State’s Student Cupboard will be campaigning to raise $50,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs and, for the second year, the accounting firm Moss Adams LLP. The ...

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Program promotes healthier lifestyle

Students of any major have an opportunity to be a Peer Ambassador of Wellness (PAW) volunteer and help make the campus a healthier place. Applications for the PAW program during the 2017-2018 academic year became available in February and will ...

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