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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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Visalia Chamber to Offer Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA - Pacific Employers has partnered with the Visalia Chamber of Commerce to present the state-mandated Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training seminar each quarter in 2014.  The next workshop will take place Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Lamp Liter Inn (3300 W. Mineral King Ave. Visalia).  Additional workshop will be offered July 23 and October 23.  California Assembly [...]

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Fresno State Honor Society Inducts President Castro

Apr 04, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — The Fresno State chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi surprised President Joseph I. Castro on April 2 by inducting him into membership as he “starts his legacy” at the university. Chapter President Dr. Janell Morillo presided over the special initiation in Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library. Castro had joined Phi Kappa Phi leaders [...]

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Fresno State to Celebrate ‘Community Heroes’ April 4

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — The College of Health and Human Services will honor 13 individuals for their contribution to the community during the annual Community Heroes Awards event at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Smitcamp Alumni House on the Fresno State campus. The award recognizes the impact of individuals who work to meet the needs of children and [...]

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UCSF Fresno will Welcome 100 New Physicians this Summer

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program wrapped up another successful recruitment period on March 21 – this year’s Match Day. As a result, 100 new physicians will start their residency and fellowship training at UCSF Fresno this summer.  One of the incoming medical residents is Andres Anaya. Anaya conducted third-year rotations in obstetrics and [...]

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Cesar Chavez Celebration is Wednesday

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — As buzz mounts for the film “Cesar Chavez” that opens in 100 cities nationwide this week, Fresno State will hold its 18th annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration and Garlanding Ceremony from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peace Garden monument that memorializes the late farmworker leader. The guest speaker will be Mary Castro, the wife of University [...]

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WHCC Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – West Hills College Coalinga is looking for the next Alumnus of the Year, a former WHCC student who excels personally and professionally. The Office of the President will accept nominations until 5 p.m. April 2. Nomination forms can be picked up in the Office of the President, 300 Cherry Lane, in Coalinga. The [...]

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New Fund Helps Fresno State Students Deal with Unexpected Crisis

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Applications are now being accepted for a new fund established by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro to help students facing unexpected financial setbacks. The “Good Samaritan Fund” offers monetary assistance to enrolled students dealing with hardships like robbery, fire or a crashed computer.  “When a student’s finances are low, these kinds of [...]

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Study: Children Sleep Better When Parents Establish Rules, Limit Technology and Set a Good Example

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Although sleep problems persist among many American children, parents can make a difference by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules and setting a good example. These are the latest findings from the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Sleep in America poll, an annual study that began in 1991. The 2014 poll [...]

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Fresno State Professors Launch a New Peer-reviewed Journal

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR) has launched “The CLEARvoz Journal,” a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focused on equity issues in education. The online, scholarly journal seeks to promote research in elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools with articles that address a range of topics including advocacy, equity, mentoring, diversity and engagement.  The journal [...]

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Reedley College Entrepreneurial Internship Program Looking for Selected Host Sites

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

REEDLEY – The Reedley College Entrepreneurship Center is sponsoring its first internship program and it’s looking for selected host sites to provide a meaningful internship experience.  Host sites can be new startup businesses, existing businesses and nonprofits. The focus of the program will be to assist selected businesses analyze a business process and develop recommendations [...]

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West Hills’ Jaurena Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – West Hills Community College Coalinga Athletic Trainer Tracey Jaurena was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association and will be honored during a luncheon April 3. Jaurena was nominated after responding to a medical incident during a WHCC basketball practice earlier this season. According to the [...]

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Fresno State’s First-ever Gates Cambridge Scholar Named

Feb 14, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Fresno State senior Stephanie Gabriela Lopez was awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a full-ride graduate scholarship to Cambridge University, making her the first Fresno State student to receive the prestigious academic honor. The scholarship is awarded to 95 students worldwide each year. Lopez was announced yesterday as one of 40 United States students representing 35 institutions.The other [...]

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E.M. Tharp ‘We Believe in Growing’ Scholarship Winners Announced

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the eighth year to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship which supports local high school students who will be attending four-year universities to major in an agricultural field. This year’s winners,Adrianna Santos and Garrison Fernandes, will each receive $2,500 scholarships to [...]

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Fresno State President Castro to Join Ag Ambassadors at World Ag Expo 2014

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Dr. Joseph I. Castro will make his first visit to the World Ag Expo as Fresno State president when the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind unfolds Feb. 11-13 in Tulare. An estimated 100,000 visitors from 70 countries visit the World Ag Expo each year to learn about agriculture and the latest technologies. [...]

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Large Dogs Dominate Most Popular List

Feb 04, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Labrador Retriever lovers have spoken!  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed has taken the #1 spot on the most popular list for the 23rd consecutive year, the longest reign at the top in AKC history. “Owning bigger breeds – an economic indicator of [...]

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Philanthropic Support of Fresno State Helps CSU Set Fundraising Record

Jan 31, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Philanthropic support of Fresno State was strong during the 2012-13 fiscal year with the university reporting more than $24.8 million in charitable gift commitments to support scholarships, research, facilities and programs. Gifts to Fresno State also contributed to a record-breaking year of philanthropic support for the California State University system. The CSU received [...]

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Middle Class Scholarship Provides New College Finance Opportunities

Jan 27, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Applications are now being accepted for a new financial assistance program, the California Middle Class Scholarship, that will be available in the fall for undergraduate students who have family incomes up to $150,000 to attend a California State University (CSU) or a University of California (UC). A campaign to inform students and their families about [...]

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WHCC Hires New Head Football Coach from University Level

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – As students head back to West Hills College Coalinga for the beginning of the spring semester, they are joined by a new face – Robert Tucker, the new head football coach for the Falcons. Tucker joins WHCC from the University of Sioux Falls where he worked as assistant head coach for four seasons, [...]

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Fresno State Student to Attend Clinton Global Initiative University

Jan 06, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State sophomore Shervin Zoghi was selected to represent Fresno State at the Clinton Global Initiative University, March 21-23 in Tempe, Ariz. Built on the model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University in 2007 to engage [...]

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