Tag Archives: community

When fire ripped through her community, she knew how to help

Amid loss and destruction caused by the recent North Bay wildfires, a Fresno State alumna is using the power of T-shirts art to aid relief efforts in and around her hometown of Redwood Valley. Kasandra Brooks said her family, being ...

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Harmonious Building…Possible?

Many architects and builders, armed with the latest techniques and tools, approach the holistic discipline of city development, with a perspective that is truncated and missing key elements.  Often the simple question of “should we build”, gets trumped by the ...

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Students step up for community building

Several Fresno State students spent their spring break developing a community garden at Stone Soup Fresno, an organization that strives for positive change in Southeast Asian refugee families. The students are part of Fresno State’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB), a ...

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Fresno State Preview Day (March 25, 2017)

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Students use spring break to help community

Alternative Spring Break ran March 21 through the 24 as students dedicated their time to different teams working with children, families and the environment in their community.   “Each team varied, depending on what each team decided to do,” said ...

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Transgender community remembers the fallen

By: Myles Barker and Nikki McCabe Well over a hundred people gathered Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in northeast Fresno for the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In addition to a number of transgender people reflecting on their experiences ...

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Can the war on poverty be won?

Almost hundreds gathered in downtown Fresno for a discussion on how the city can win the war on poverty. The discussion was hosted by Zocalo Public Square and The California Wellness Foundation at Frank’s Place inside the Warnors Center for ...

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Distinguished alumni recognized

The Top Dog Talks, held Friday, showcased alumni who honored for accomplishments in their fields and commitment to service in the community. The talks coincided with the The Top Dog Alumni Award gala and both are hosted by the Fresno ...

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Festival brings Armenian culture, food

The Armenian Food Festival held its 9th annual celebration Saturday at the Fresno Armenian Home. The festival, which went from 10 a.m. to midnight, started out as a family gathering among Armenians in the Fresno community but has grown to ...

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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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New campus community helps Native American students “reconnect with the culture”

The new Native American scholars learning community culturally engages American Indian students through lectures, classes and experiential activities. The learning community, initiated this semester by the Fresno State’s Native American Staff Association, consists of five courses and currently has 22 ...

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Student Cupboard’s new location offers more than food

The Student Cupboard debuted its new location to the Fresno State community with an open house on Friday. The new location of the Student Cupboard is in the Industrial Technology Building, Room 144, on the southwest corner of Barstow Avenue ...

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Volunteer opportunities abound for students at fair

The 23rd annual Community Service Opportunities Fair was held in the Memorial Court on Wednesday to provide students information on volunteer opportunities from more than 70 agencies. The event featured the Taste of Service tent, a place where students were ...

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Student memorialised in social media campaign

Six months after a tragic vehicle collision took the life of Fresno State alumna Molly Griffin, her family wants to honor her by remembering how Molly lived – with kindness. The family now hopes to make August 26 “Molly Day” ...

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Community celebrates diversity and Gandhi

In continuation of a multi-day Mahatma Gandhi celebration across campus last week, community leaders joined hands with Fresno State students and faculty on Saturday in recognition of diversity. Dr. Lynette Zelezny, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno ...

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Ferguson racial tensions resonate in Fresno

Although Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 2,000 miles away from the Valley, the Fresno area has ties to the incidents that have unfolded – from people joining in on the protests to a history packed full of similar racial undertones. The ...

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Open University program offers classes to community

By Angela Sasaki Open University is a Fresno State program that gives people in the community the opportunity to take university courses.

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Fresno ready for Kids Day

The Valley’s largest fundraising event, Kids Day, is taking place Tuesday on street corners throughout the Central Valley. The $1 Kids Day Edition of The Fresno Bee will be sold from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. 

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