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DeRuyter gets sacked

Written by: Jenna Wilson & Daniel Gligich Tim DeRuyter was removed as head coach of the Fresno State football team, Athletic Director Jim Bartko said at a press conference Sunday. “The president and I both felt that on the field ...

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President Castro sets five-year agenda

Enhancing student success and modernizing and expanding the campus are among the four priorities in the university’s new Strategic Plan, shared Fresno State President Joseph Castro on Thursday at the Spring Assembly for Faculty and Staff. The first priority in ...

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Fresno State philanthropist remembered

Dee Jordan, who along with her husband and brother-in-law have left a lasting footprint on Fresno State, passed away Nov. 17 in San Francisco at age 87. “The impact of the Jordan family gift was transformational for Fresno State and ...

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Moment of silence held to commemorate lives lost in Paris terror attacks

Fresno State’s International Student Services and Programs (ISSP), along with students and faculty, gathered Monday to observe a moment of silence for all victims involved in the Paris attacks. The moment of silence was held at the University Student Union ...

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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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Castro: Welcome back, Bulldogs!

Special to The Collegian By President Joseph I. Castro Welcome back, Bulldogs! I’m eager to see what the new year holds for us at Fresno State, and I hope to personally meet many of you to talk about your experiences ...

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Teaching assistants protest for tuition fee waivers in administration office

A group of graduate teaching assistants gathered in the lobby of the fourth-floor administrative offices of the Henry Madden Library on Tuesday, hoping to gain an audience with President Joseph Castro as part of efforts to obtain tuition fee waivers ...

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President Joseph Castro talks student success, AD search in Q&A

Although coming off a successful fundraising year of $43 million, the second highest in Fresno State’s history, Fresno State President Joseph Castro emphasized the challenges of balancing a budget and still delivering on the campus-wide goals he and his cabinet ...

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Scholarship aims to help student in emergencies

By Roger Muñoz The newly established “Good Samaritan Fund” aims to help Fresno State students overcome unanticipated financial setbacks. Fresno State President Joseph Castro established the fund as part of the President’s Circle for Excellence, which is one of four projects intended ...

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UT Arlington’s Frank Lamas named VP of student affairs

Dr. Frank R. Lamas, vice president of student affairs at University of Texas, Arlington, has been appointed to serve in the same position at Fresno State, university President Joseph Castro announced Feb. 14. “I am ecstatic that Dr. Lamas is ...

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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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Carolyn Coon takes interim role with Oliaro retirement

With the retirement of Paul Oliaro as vice president of student affairs at Fresno State, Dr. Carolyn Coon will take over as interim on Dec. 15 until a replacement is found.

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Electrical grid sustains second failure in less than a year

By Megan Rupe and Brianna Vaccari Fresno State students and faculty members were in disarray late Thursday afternoon as multiple buildings lost power, forcing the cancellation of all evening classes and the closure of most buildings.

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Dr. Peter Smits announces retirement

After 20 years at Fresno State, Dr. Peter Smits, a leader for the fundraising campaign that raised $214.2 million for the university, announced he will retire on June 30, 2014.

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Castro announces enrollment increase

President Joseph Castro announced today that the California State University system has granted Fresno State 400 new enrollment positions for incoming students in fall 2014.

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Students take hijab challenge

Students, faculty and even Mary Castro, wife of Fresno State President Joseph Castro, wore headscarves for a day last week in an attempt to walk in the shoes of a Muslim-American woman.

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Castro marks 100th day with outline for future plans

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced a comprehensive review of all the university’s athletic programs, including the possible return of the men’s wrestling team, during a press conference Friday.

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Students participate in first ‘Hangout’

On Wednesday the Smittcamp Alumni House held its first ever Hump Day Hangouts hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings as part of Homecoming Week.

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