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Professor wins national multicultural award

Dr. Jenelle Pitt, a Fresno State associate professor, earned national attention after winning the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award in September for her research and efforts to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those from a minority background. Pitt ...

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New center will ‘help students find a sense of belonging’

The Women’s Resource Center has transitioned into the Cross Cultural and Gender Center by expanding the services it offers to reach more students. The center is directed by Dr. Francine L. Oputa and run under the Division of Student Affairs ...

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“For Colored Girls…” play review

Director Thomas-Whit Ellis made a brilliant move when he decided to stage Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” in the arena style theatre at Fresno State.

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NAACP is coming to Fresno State

Second year philosophy and pre-law student Alyssa Smith wants to make a difference on campus. Smith is in the process of starting up a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) college branch on Fresno State’s campus.

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Confessions of a Civil War historian

This weekend thousands of Valley residents will descend upon Kearney Park for Fresno’s annual Civil War Revisited reenactment.  They will be treated to “the sights and sounds of the 1860s,” as self-styled “living historians” — most clad in Union blue or Confederate gray — set up camp, march in formation and demonstrate antebellum crafts.

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University reaches out to African-Americans

Fresno State joined in this month on Super Sunday for the first time.

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Don’t drop our cultures

As a cultural competence specialist, I was shocked to hear that the Multicultural/International (MI) requirements at Fresno State were taken into consideration for elimination.

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