Archive for Education

New Gibson Farm Market Opens

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The long-awaited new Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market opened today on the Fresno State campus, which is nearly double the size of the previous market and is still offering its signature items, including delicious ice cream, sweet corn and olive oil. Among the attendees welcoming the market at the grand opening/ribbon cutting [...]

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CART Hosts The Central Valley Expo

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Students from the Hospitality and Event Management lab of the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) hosted their first event of the year Thursday evening. The event, dubbed The Central Valley Expo, focused on bringing non-profit organizations throughout the Central Valley together in order to present them to the public and spread [...]

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Peach Blossom Festival Celebrates 55 Years

Mar 14, 2013 No Comments

MARCH – The 55th annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation at Fresno State is today, March 14 and 15. The event will draw about 6,000 children representing nearly 200 elementary schools from the San Joaquin Valley. Peach Blossom runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at various [...]

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Center to be Named After Welty

Mar 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – In honor of the contributions Fresno State President Dr. John D. Welty made to Central California, funds are being raised to name the Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute (CVELI) the John Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership. Established in 2002 under the leadership of President Welty, CVELI is focused on eliminating the achievement [...]

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Conference to Feature Young National Entrepreneurs

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Lyles Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Fresno City College have partnered to bring two of the nation’s top entrepreneurs to the 2013 Central California Young Entrepreneurs Conference on March 6, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. The sold-out conference is free to all [...]

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Fresno State Sweeps Regional Theatre Festival

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Competing against actors from 55 colleges and universities, Fresno State Theatre Arts majors walked away with every major acting award at the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region 8 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The Fresno State sweep marked the first time a single university has won all the acting [...]

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Commission Reaffirms Accreditation of Reedley College

Feb 15, 2013 No Comments

REEDLEY – At its January meeting, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges took action to remove the warning status and reaffirm the accreditation of Reedley College. The Accrediting Commission reached its decision after a review of the institution’s Follow up Report and the report of the evaluation [...]

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Foundation Offers $206,000 in Youth Grants

Feb 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is accepting applications for its 2013 Youth Grant Cycle and will be granting $206,000 to youth-serving organizations. Of this amount, $105,000 will be earmarked specifically for Dinuba, Cutler-Orosi, Orange Cove, and Reedley for youth and education. The grant amount range is $5,000 to $25,000. In addition, $10,000 will be [...]

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First Steps Toward a New Fresno State President

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The first meeting of the California State University search committee for a new president for Fresno State will include an open forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Satellite Student Union on the Fresno State campus. This is the only meeting of the committee that is open to [...]

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SBA Seeking Fresno Small Business Owners to Participate in Mini-MBA Training Initiative

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The SBA Fresno District Office is seeking small business owners for its third round of the Emerging 200 Leaders Initiative. “SBA has reauthorized this nationally acclaimed Jobs Growth curriculum in Fresno to take another group of Fresno small businesses to the next level of growth and success,” said Fresno SBA Director Carlos Mendoza.  [...]

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Buffett Performance Saturday will Benefit Local Arts Education

Feb 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Emmy Award-winning composer, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author Peter Buffett took time Friday to visit students and faculty in arts programs at local schools and prepare for his “A Concert & Conversation” performance at Fresno City College Saturday evening. The benefit performance is expected to raise between $150,000 – $200,000 for [...]

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Buffett to Visit Fresno Schools

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Peter Buffett, Emmy Award-winning composer, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author will be visiting local schools tomorrow to visit with students and faculty to promote arts education.  He will be performing a benefit concert in the Old Administration Building Auditorium at Fresno City College this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Buffett is the [...]

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Horstmann Announced as 2013 Leon S. Peters Award Winner

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Longtime community supporter John E. Horstmann received a surprise Wednesday afternoon at The Downtown Club in Fresno when he was announced as the recipient of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Leon S. Peters Award.   Horstmann learned of his honor in front of a group of many of his family and friends, [...]

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40 Under 40: Hank Charles – Fresno State Alumni Association

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

Hank Charles, wanting to be at a school with football pride, relocated from the Bay Area to Fresno to enroll at California State University, Fresno.  He was a mass communications and journalism major, with a public relations option and a minor in business.  After graduating in 2009 and living back in the Bay Area for [...]

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Registration Still Open for 2013 Farm and Nutrition Day

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – More than 2,000 third graders from across Fresno County will meet at Farm and Nutrition Day at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22 to get firsthand knowledge of the number one agricultural county in the nation. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are still available online at by [...]

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Madden Library to Honor Donor of the Year

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jack Woolf will be honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, Jan. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m. “We [...]

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International Foreign Trade Experts Share Information with Fresno Food Expo Participants

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Food Expo and the Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District held a special export training workshop at Baker, Peterson & Franklin Tuesday morning to help Expo participants learn more about exporting their products to foreign lands. Foreign trade experts from Mexico, Canada and China were on hand to [...]

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Committee to Search for New Fresno State President

Jan 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The California State University Board of Trustees will begin the search next month for a new president of Fresno State to succeed President John D. Welty who is retiring after serving as president of the university since 1991. The first meeting of the search committee will be held in an open forum from 10 [...]

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40 Under 40: Pha Mouavangsou – ITT Tech

Jan 14, 2013 No Comments

Pha Mouavangsou came to America from Laos in 1978 and is one of nine siblings.  He obtained an associate’s degree in technology from Heald College, a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from DeVry University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno.  Until recently, Mouavangsou was the division director [...]

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Meet the ’40 Under 40′ Class of 2012

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, Business Street Online will begin announcing the members of the “40 Under 40″ Class of 2012 every weekday on all our news alerts.  This will give our readers a chance to see bios, portraits and video pieces on these young movers-and-shakers that help make our central California communities great.  [...]

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