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Respect the smoking ban, it’s good for you

With our campus being the size that it is, it seems impossible to catch every single student or faculty member violating the recently installed smoking ban. And while a task force has been established at Fresno State to keep students ...

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Folkloric dancers displayed culture in Christmas show

Los Danzantes de Aztlán and the university’s Chicano and Latin American studies department held their 28th annual Christmas in Mexico Show Saturday. “It’s a rich tradition, a tradition that many other groups at the high school level have emulated,” said ...

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Library opens interfaith prayer and meditation room

The Fresno State community came together to dedicate the opening of the Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room at the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday. The prayer room is located in Room 3203 in the library’s south wing. Francine Oputa, director ...

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Longtime supporter of Fresno State, Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, dies at 94

Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, a Fresno businessman and longtime supporter of Fresno State and its athletic department, died Wednesday at the age of 94. Duncan was a former president of locally-based Duncan Enterprises Company and was a fundraiser and donor ...

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Education fair promotes higher education to Hispanic students of all ages

Thousands of Hispanic students and their families gathered at Fresno State Saturday for the inaugural on-campus Feria de Educación. The statewide fair is designed to promote higher education to K-12 students of the greater Central Valley area by providing information ...

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A Decade’s Lost Tradition

Fresno State is kicking off the school year by reviving the New Student Convocation welcoming tradition. All-new incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate students will be greeted into the university by faculty, staff, administrators and current students on Monday to mark ...

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I scream; do you?

Fresno State is in a hot, arid region. This desert is draining the students and faculty of vital energy, and the coldest of water sometimes isn’t enough. The question is, what can Fresno State do for its students to help ...

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Behind the scenes: The making of Vintage Days

For the past several days, one couldn’t help but dodge incoming trucks on campus and notice the portable toilets, food vendor trucks and the 70-foot-high concert stage in preparation for Vintage Days.

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M.E.Ch.A. builds coalition to address grievances

Student organizations that were denied funding by Associated Students, Inc. are looking to collaborate and address issues of institutionalized discrimination at Fresno State through discussions with administration and leadership. “We want real change, and we want these things to actually ...

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Student fee increases proposed

Fresno State is considering two student fee hikes that could cost students hundreds of dollars, and, if approved, could take effect as early as Fall 2014. A “student success” fee increase that may range anywhere from an estimated $50 to ...

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‘First Lady Focus’ hits campus airwaves

When KFSR 90.7 program director Julie Logan pitched the idea of a radio show to Mary Castro months ago, Castro didn’t hesitate to take the opportunity. As the wife of Fresno State President Joseph Castro began attending community events and ...

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Amphitheater dressing room demolished over break

Once host to nationally acclaimed acts like Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty, Radiohead and even Democratic senator Robert F. Kennedy, Fresno State’s only outdoor performance venue has now partially been torn down. The demolition of the Fresno State Amphitheater green room ...

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Castro’s tablet program begins

  Fresno State President Joseph Castro officially kicked off the university’s tablet program Monday by handing out free iPad Airs to the first group of professors who will teach with them. “Today I will invest our first 40 faculty members ...

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Fresno State is part of ‘Next Fresno’

A clear message from Friday’s Fresno Future Project was that Fresno State would be an integral part of the city and Valley’s future.

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Fresno State receives funds for infrastructure repairs

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced to the campus community in an email Thursday that Fresno State will receive more than $30 million to move forward with a major capital project that will update the university’s aged electrical infrastructure.

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Health insurance exchange comes to campus

It is time for Californians to get covered.

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Menchaca outlines ASI’s goals for 2013

After a summer of listening to the concerns and needs of the student body, Associated Students, Inc. President Moses Menchaca said he plans to enhance every student’s college experience.

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Castro: Push for information technologies, endowment of football program among possibilities being explored

Fresno State President Joseph Castro said it’s “premature” to have firm plans in place to tackle specific issues within the university. His first day on the job was Aug. 1. His first official introduction to campus staff and faculty was ...

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