Tag Archives: culture

Amerasia Week 2017 (April 3, 2017 – Japanese Culture Night)

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Expressing diversity through dance

       An active dance group on campus is showing how different cultural backgrounds can unite through dance and performance.         Los Danzantes de Aztlán is the Fresno State folkloric dance group that was founded in 1970 through the department of Chicano ...

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Poetry Jam offers cultural insight

 A Poetry Jam which focused on Native American speakers attracted 40 people on Wednesday. Nwachaukwu Oputa, student coordinator for the center, said she helped bring the event back to encourage students to interact with other cultures. “I think this a ...

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Students walk proudly in the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade

A line of national flags stood tall and proud by their carriers as they waited for the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade to begin Monday. Participants, organized by Student Involvement, dressed in different cultural attire carried flags from the Joyal Administration Building ...

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Maná and their Latino Power Tour brings more than just music

The mexican rock band, Maná, besides beginning the night with one of their most popular songs Manda Una Señal from their album Amar es Combatir, contributed surprising and informational content. Their presentation demonstrated the geographical area of Mexico and The ...

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Community celebrates Native American culture

The rally weather Saturday didn’t stop the 25th annual Fresno State First Nations Powwow from drumming, singing and dancing. “It gives the public the opportunity to come and look at native culture from a native’s point of view,” said Brandy ...

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News briefs for April 6

Yogurtland to open at Campus Pointe There’s a new addition to Campus Pointe – Yogurtland.   The self-serve frozen yogurt shop will have its grand opening Saturday, providing customers with free frozen yogurt and toppings between 11 a.m. and 2 ...

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The Day of the Dead celebrated across Fresno

The Latin American holiday of El Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead) was celebrated Sunday evening across Fresno. Fresno State’s Aztec Dance Club hosted an event on campus near at the Free Speech area. Aztec dancing was ...

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Lecture focuses on artwork from Ottoman Armenians

The Armenian Studies program held the second in a series of lectures on Wednesday that focused on works of art by Ottoman Armenians up until the early 20th century. Dr. Ronald Marchese, a Fresno State alumnus and professor emeritus of ...

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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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Students celebrate heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Wednesday with Bienvenida at the Cesar Chavez monument in the Peace Garden, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. Bienvenida, presented by the Latino Faculty and Staff Association with the help of many student organizations, served as ...

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All things Greek celebrated

The Fresno Greek Fest celebrated its 55th year this past weekend with loads of food and drinks, dancing, and water slides. The festival started out as a one-night event five years ago and has since become a three-day celebration at ...

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International Student Week aims to recognize campus diversity and promote study abroad

Fresno State is gearing up for International Student Week, a series of events aimed at recognizing the campus’ diverse culture and promoting study abroad opportunities. The weeklong festivities will run from today to Sunday and feature cultural performances, scholarship information ...

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A Russian summer: 14 students go abroad

Over the summer, 14 students traveled to Russia as part of an international study tour for an unforgettable glimpse into the country’s history, culture and nature. Professor Michelle DenBeste, chair of the history department, led the trip as the group visited numerous historical ...

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International Coffee Hour returns for the 20th year

Tuesday marked the 20th year of Fresno State’s International Coffee Hour. Organized by the International Student Services Program. Anyone interested in international affairs is welcomed to attend these weekly cultural presentations, while sipping on some coffee.

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International Coffee Hour provides perspective on culture

The International Coffee Hour, a weekly event in the Henry Madden Library that takes you around the globe, starts Tuesday.

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The Choice Of Wearing A Hijab

A new generation of youth is slowly becoming the face of Muslim Women. The Hijab does not only refer to the headscarf a Muslim woman wears but to a lifestyle. The lifestyle, of a modest woman by covering the body, ...

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Interpreting and Understanding: Fresno Deaf culture

The chilly weather did not stop the flurry of hand-shapes and gestures at a local Starbucks, where a group of Fresno State students put its American Sign Language (ASL) skills to work Tuesday night. The event, otherwise known as a ...

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