Archive for Education

West Hills Summer 2013 Session Begins Today; More Classes Added

Jun 10, 2013 No Comments

LEMOORE – The summer session of classes at the West Hills College Lemoore campus officially kicked off today, with 29 additional classes in the West Hills Community College District combined.  Classes at the Coalinga campus will commence next Monday, June 17. The addition of the 29 extra classes, which will also affect the North District [...]

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Farm Credit Leads Effort to Support Diversity in Agricultural Education

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Four of California’s top agricultural lenders have partnered to support Fresno State in the recruitment and training of the next generation of students in agriculture. American AgCredit, Farm Credit West, Fresno Madera Farm Credit and CoBank have teamed up to support the Multicultural Scholars in Agriculture program in the Jordan College of Agricultural [...]

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President-Designate Castro to Create Fresno State Transition Team

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO  – Fresno State President-Designate Joseph I. Castro announced he will create a transition team to assist in his move into the presidency on Aug. 1 and his first six months in office. Castro has asked California State University Trustees Peter G. Mehas and Hugo Morales, both of Fresno, to co-chair the team. Mehas chaired [...]

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Tulare High School Students Win Grant for Paid Internships

May 30, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Through a grant awarded to Tulare Joint Union High School District, junior high and high school students will be able to apply for paid internships in the medical field. This award was funded through the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Careers Training Program grant. The Tulare Health [...]

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Joseph I. Castro Appointed Fresno State President

May 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The California State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joseph I. Castro the new president of California State University, Fresno, replacing former president Dr. John D. Welty. Castro has been vice chancellor, student academic affairs of the University of California, San Francisco. “It is incredibly humbling that the CSU Trustees have appointed [...]

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Fresno State to Receive More than $2 Million from Kremen Estate

May 14, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State will receive cash and securities from the estate of Dr. Marion Kremen valued in excess of $2 million. Kremen, an educator and philanthropist, made the bequest in her will to provide for an endowment supporting scholarships benefiting the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. Kremen passed away June 15, 2012 [...]

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Interpretative Signage Opens Door to New Look on Campus

May 14, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State has installed new interpretive signage that provides additional descriptive text about special points of interest on the campus grounds such as the Peace Garden where the first of seven signs was unveiled today. In addition to the Peace Garden, signs now identify the Memorial Court and Fountain, the Native Plant Garden near [...]

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IBM Team Departs Fresno Excited About Economic Opportunities

May 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The seven-person IMB Smarter Cities Challenge Team wrapped up its three-week stay in Fresno with a presentation at Fresno City Hall where they offered suggestions as to how Fresno could be more economically viable. Team member Brian Snitzer said that because of Fresno’s strong agricultural community, which produces more than 350 different crops, [...]

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Lyles Center Honors Laval, Others for Dedication to Entrepreneurship

May 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Claude Laval III, founder of the Claude Laval Corporation, was presented the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vision Award on May 8, at the Lyles Center’s annual End of the Year Dinner showcasing students and community members who have dedicated themselves to entrepreneurship. The dinner was held at the University House where [...]

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Harper Named Craig School of Business Dean

May 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State appointed Dr. Robert M. Harper as dean of the Craig School of Business. Dr. William Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced Harper’s selection, which comes following a national search. Harper has been interim dean of the college since 2008. Before that he served four years as associate dean. [...]

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New Center at Clovis Community Will Expand Hospital’s Mission

May 09, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The Health & Education Conference Center on the Clovis Community Medical Center campus is taking shape. The center will help provide health education – part of Community Medical Centers’ mission – and accommodate the educational needs of physicians, employees, patients and families. Located near the hospital’s main entrance, it will feature an auditorium [...]

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Students Get a T.A.S.T.E. of the Real World

May 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Mass Communication and Journalism students at Fresno State got a T.A.S.T.E. of their future in their chosen professions of public relations, advertising, digital media, broadcast and print journalism or graphic design by shadowing professional mentors Wednesday. Some 33 local businesses and   57-plus students participated in the “Take a Student to Eat” (T.A.S.T.E.) event.  [...]

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Lyles College of Engineering Hosts ‘Projects Day’ May 2

May 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Lyle’s College of Engineering’s Annual Projects Day noon-4 p.m. May 2 is an opportunity for teachers, counselors and K-12 students from the region to explore innovation and design in engineering and construction management at Fresno State. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the Satellite Student [...]

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Leadership Fresno Seeking Applicants for Next Class

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Leadership Fresno, the renowned civic leadership development program, is recruiting members for its upcoming Class XXX (30), convening in August 2013. The 10-month program, under the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, provides current and future community leaders a unique opportunity to enhance their civic involvement, network with other leaders and learn about issues facing [...]

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ERI Partners with St. Anthony’s for Earth Day E-waste Recycling Collection Events

Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Electronic Recyclers International, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School in Fresno to put on e-waste recycling collection events at the school on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with all funds raised benefiting the school’s computer department. [...]

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Robotics Demonstration to be Held at Mini Maker Faire

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Seven local high school robotics teams will put on a robotics demonstration at the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, April 21 at Chukchansi Park. Buchanan High School, Duncan Polytechnic High School, Edison High School, Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area (CHEFA), Clovis High School, Clovis North High School, and Center [...]

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Fresno Pet Expo Planned for May

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Hundreds of Central Valley pet owners will have two days of fun and learning with their pets planned especially for them in May. Local animal partners throughout the valley are coming together to host the Fresno Pet Expo, coming to the Fresno Fairgrounds May 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

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Last Chance to Apply for the Fresno Citizens Academy

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Participants are now being sought for the upcoming session of the Mayor’s Fresno Citizens Academy, an initiative that allows Fresno residents to learn more about their government by hearing directly from top policymakers and decision makers at City Hall. The next session of the free, eight-week program begins at City Hall on Monday, [...]

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Break the Barriers: Where Disabilities Become Abilities

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Deby Hergenrader noticed from an early age that her younger sister Kathy, who had Downs syndrome, was discouraged from being involved in certain activities because of her ability level. From taking swimming lessons at Fresno High School to boating at Roeding Park, it was suggested that Kathy go to a “special place.”  Hergenrader [...]

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Menchaca Elected Fresno State 2013-14 Student Body President

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Moses Menchaca, a third-year senior political science major from Patterson,was elected Fresno State’s student body president for 2013-14 after three days of record voter participation. Online voting for Associate Students Inc. (ASI) elections began last Tuesday. This year 1,912 votes were cast, indicating 9.43% voter participation. The previous high was 1,783 ballots cast in [...]

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