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FUN FACTS AND FAIR STATISTICS FOR THE 2014 BIG FRESNO FAIR

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

Fresno, CA….October 13, 2014…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 13 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Monday, October 13, [...]

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Mendota Students Win National Engineering Competition

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments by

MENDOTA — Four eighth grade students at Mendota Junior High won a national engineering competition after months of designing, creating and testing a prosthetic arm. Their project was recognized at the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) National Engineering Design Competition in Portland, where they competed against hundreds of students throughout California and nine other states. The [...]

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Local Teacher to Participate in National Education Program

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

SANGER - Brandon Zenimura, an educator at Sanger High School, has been selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 7-11, 2014. Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a carefully chosen group [...]

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Two Fresno State Students Win APTRA’s Best General News Award

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Mass communication and journalism students G.J. Glutz and Ashley Monk received the 2014 Best General News Award in the student category from the Associated Press Television Radio Association for their Fresno State Focus report on international students at Fresno State.   They competed against journalism students from 13 states in the competition that recognizes [...]

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Memorial Service Set June 28 for Ag Dean Emeritus

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — A memorial service will be held on campus June 28 for Dr. Daniel P. Bartell, dean emeritus of Fresno State’s then-School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, who led the university’s ag education programs during a 14-year period of growth academically and within the industry. Under Bartell’s direction, the college developed its viticulture and [...]

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Fresno State President Named 2014 Alumnus of the Year by Alma Mater

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro has been named 2014 Alumnus of the Year by the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He will be honored at the Goldman School’s 15th Annual Alumni Dinner on Oct. 24 at The Berkeley City Club. Castro earned a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree [...]

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ValleyPBS and Kerman High Students Create Substance-Free Lifestyle Public Service Announcements

May 21, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – ValleyPBS has announced the completion of a youth media project in partnership with Kerman High School. The project was made possible by the generous support of a $10,000 grant from Aeropostale’s charitable foundation “Aero Gives.” Students from Kerman High’s F.O.R.S.S. Club (“Friends of Rachel for a Safer School” – established for Rachel Scott, [...]

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Fresno State Breaks Ground on New Administrative Building

May 15, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — In a move to help accommodate the growth of the College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State broke ground on the Physical Therapy and Sports Administration building on Wednesday. Located near Barstow Avenue and Campus Drive in between the Aquatics Center and the North Gym Annex, this two-story facility will be home [...]

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2014 List of Top-Notch Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

May 14, 2014 No Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif. and PENNINGTON, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Great careers in strong, fast-growing industries are available even if you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, says the annual CareerCast report on the best jobs without a college degree. Among the best professions on the list are Carpenter, Computer Service Technician, Dental Hygienist, Hair Stylist and Registered Nurse. “For job [...]

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Looking for Students Who Love Business

May 13, 2014 No Comments

CLOVIS – The Clovis Chamber of Commerce is completing the first year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA!, that has been a great success. 11 enterprising Clovis Unified high school students created five viable businesses that are now up and running. During this 30 week, after school class, participants were led by local business leaders [...]

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Fresno State Ranks 21st in TIME Magazine’s Best Colleges Ranking

May 08, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Fresno State is one of seven California State University campuses ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities based on a new criteria proposed by the White House that emphasizes accessibility, affordability and completion. TIME Magazine ranked Fresno State No. 21 after collecting data from 2,500 institutions and assessing each school based on [...]

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Tulare County Youth to be Honored at Red Carpet Event

May 06, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – Hundreds of Tulare County’s middle and high school students will be honored during a red carpet event this week for community service projects they conducted as part of the Step Up Youth Challenge. The Step Up Youth Challenge is a seven-month program designed to engage a diverse group of junior high and high [...]

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Fresno State Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Support STEM Education

May 05, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.5 million grant to Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching in introductory science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. Awarded under the National Science Foundation’s “Widening Implementation & Demonstration Evidence-Based Reforms” (WIDER) program, the grant will establish four faculty learning communities [...]

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UC Merced SBDC Announces Award Winners for 2014

May 01, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network (UC Merced SBDC) will recognize five small business owners who embody America’s entrepreneurial spirit on May 15, 2014 in Fresno, Calif. Every year since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, highlighting the important [...]

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Vice President for Advancement Search Nets Four Finalists

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State’s nationwide search for a vice president for Advancement has resulted in four finalists who are visiting campus in April and May to meet faculty, staff and community members. A 10-member search committee of university faculty, staff and administrators is chaired by Ray Steele Jr., chair of the Fresno State Foundation Board [...]

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Majority of Companies Plan to Hire Recent College Graduates This Year

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Graduation season is upon us, and this year graduates can expect to find improving job prospects. A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57 percent of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53 percent last year and up significantly from 44 percent in 2010. While [...]

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Dr. Peter Mehas to Receive Honorary Degree Posthumously

Apr 24, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – An honorary doctorate will be award posthumously to Dr. Peter G. Mehas, a Fresno State alumnus, lifelong educator and former member of the California State University board of trustees, at Fresno State’s 103rd Commencement on May 17. California State University, Fresno President Joseph I. Castro will confer the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters [...]

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Tulare Student Elected State FFA President

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Dipak Kumar of Tulare Future Farmers of America (FFA) was elected state president during the 86th annual California State FFA Leadership Conference that concluded yesterday. More than 5,000 FFA members from throughout the state were challenged to “pave the way” throughout the four-day event held at Selland Arena in downtown Fresno as well as on [...]

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Study Shows Classroom Design is Key Contributing Factor in College Students’ Enrollment Decisions

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Classrooms have a larger influence over prospective students’ enrollment decisions than university provided amenities such as dining and fitness facilities, according to a new study commissioned by Steelcase Education Solutions. While campus admissions materials emphasize new athletic facilities and elaborate dining halls, this study shows that these are not the [...]

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Local Media Professionals to Meet with Visalia Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA – On April 22 students from the Visalia Young Entrepreneurs Academy will meet with local media professionals to learn the do’s and don’ts of working with the media. Six students groups will be launching their new businesses at the upcoming State of the Chamber Expo to be held on May 13 at the Holiday [...]

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