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Contract extension could mean more pay for faculty

California State University faculty might be receiving a salary boost within the next few years. The California Faculty Association’s (CFA) bargaining team and board of directors voted unanimously on Sept. 25 for a tentative agreement with California State University management ...

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Jazz Composer’s Orchestra brings staff and students together

More than 100 people attended the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra on Monday night in the Wahlberg Recital Hall at Fresno State. The Fresno State and Fresno City College departments have hosted the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra for more than ten years. The ...

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Both ASI presidential candidates express support for CFA

The election to pick a new student government starts Tuesday, but on Friday, during the ASI Presidential Debate, both candidates came out in support for the faculty in the CFA wage dispute with the CSU system. “I know a lot ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support our faculty in salary dispute

Carlos Jimenez — Special to The Collegian I’m writing this letter to raise our campus awareness of an issue that affects us all. It involves a 5 percent general salary raise for every faculty and a 2.65 percent service salary ...

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CSU faculty union overwhelmingly vote to strike

The union representing 23,000 faculty across the 23-campus California State University system announced Wednesday that more than 94 percent of its members voted to strike if ongoing labor negotiations between the two parties fail. At the heart of the labor ...

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CSU faculty union holds strike authorization vote

The union representing faculty at Fresno State and the rest of the California State University system is in the middle of holding a nine-day vote to authorize a strike if salary negotiations fail. The bargaining process began in May when ...

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Campus gathers to celebrate the Gandhi’s life

Fresno State students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Peace Garden Friday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birthday and also to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Gandhi Memorial. Gandhi was the primary leader of ...

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Faculty union proposed strike at all CSU campuses for salary increase

Members of the California Faculty Association held a conference call on Wednesday about a possible strike that may take place on all 23 California State University campuses. The reason for the possible strike is a lack of salary increase for ...

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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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Thousands of new students formally welcomed to campus

Fresno State welcomed 5,700 new students Monday at the newly revived New Student Convocation with a roaring welcoming line, an address from President Joseph Castro, student performances and prizes at the Bulldog Bash afterparty. After walking under a giant inflatable ...

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New ASI president sets agenda for year ahead at Fresno State

Four years ago as a college freshman Abigail Hudson made it a goal to become president of Associated Students, Inc. at Fresno State. At first, she was like most freshmen – hesitant and overwhelmed by the large campus. During her ...

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Nighttime parking restrictions are unreasonable

Special to the Collegian by Eryn Baldrica-Guy The practice of banning students with night classes from nearby parking lots until 7 p.m., at which point most evening students are already in class, jeopardizes student safety every day by forcing us to ...

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Six faculty and staff members awarded for improvement ideas

The Fresno State community responded in numbers to President Joseph Castro’s call to action to “be bold,” as the “Be Bold Challenge” solicited ideas from the campus community that would “help improve services to students, teaching, learning or process improvements ...

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Faculty union asks Castro to “be bold” in contract talks

Fresno State faculty packed into the lobby of President Joseph Castro’s office Wednesday calling on him to “be bold” and put pressure on California State University administrators to adopt a new collective-bargaining agreement. The faculty, represented by the California Faculty ...

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Spotlight On Faculty

The department of art and design hosted their opening reception of the 2014 faculty show in the Conley Art Gallery on Thursday. The reception was open to all students and faculty at Fresno State. The faculty displayed various works from ...

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Fall Assembly: ‘transitional year’ lies ahead

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced proposed salary-equity adjustments, strategies that tackle student hunger and renovation plans for the Concert Hall during Monday’s annual faculty and staff Fall Assembly. Castro welcomed back staff, including 44 new faculty members, into Fresno ...

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Oliaro reflects on career and future

Dr. Paul Oliaro, vice president of student affairs, announced his retirement in September after a 42-year career in the student affairs profession at four colleges, including the last 11 years at Fresno State. In an extensive interview with The Collegian, ...

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Compensating our professors

On Wednesday, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited Fresno State. In fulfilling his promise to visit every CSU campus within his first year in office, we also learned that he’s a good sport. He visited with the hump-day ...

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