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Power Restored; Fresno State Re-opens Jan. 3

Jan 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State will re-open Thursday, Jan. 3, after a one-day closure for emergency maintenance resulting from a power failure. Winter intercession classes, which involved about 200 students, were accommodated in alternate locations and will return to normal classrooms on Thursday. The issues began Sunday at 2 a.m. with a power surge that disrupted [...]

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Business Street Online Presents the Year in Pictures

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Business Street Online would like to take a visual look back on 2012 with our 2012 Year in Pictures.  2012 was another memorable year for central California business, and Business Street Online is looking forward to bringing you coverage of more memorable news events in 2013. In celebration of New Year’s Day, [...]

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Applications Still Being Taken for Farm and Nutrition Day

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno County schools can still register for the eighth annual Farm and Nutrition Day, which invites all third graders from throughout Fresno County to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are available online at www.FresnoFair.com by clicking [...]

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Fresno State Alum Continues Climb in California Judicial Ranks

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – One of California’s newest appellate court justices is a Fresno State Bulldog ­– the Hon. Rosendo Peña, Jr. was confirmed today in San Francisco as associate justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno) by the California Commission on Judicial Appointments. He is the first Latino appointed to the Fifth [...]

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Elrod Named Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics Dean

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Dr. Susan Elrod, former executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is Fresno State’s new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. William Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the [...]

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Leadership Clovis 2013 Signups Now Being Accepted

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. – The Clovis Chamber is proud to announce signups for the 14th year of Leadership Clovis. Started in 2000, the program has created many strong leaders who have taken their skills into the workplace and the community. The program is an instructional and hands-on leadership learning experience that includes networking, field observation and [...]

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Juan Arambula to Lead Fresno State’s Maddy Institute Board

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Assemblymember Juan Arambula, an Independent, was elected chair of the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno.  His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2013. The Maddy Institute was established in 1999 by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature in honor of State Sen. Ken Maddy and his [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies Reading Program Launched

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Students across the Central Valley will be reading more books as part of the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund’s Wild About Reading program, which challenges children of preschool through 6th grades to read 10 books in five weeks. The 10th running of the program was launched Tuesday morning at Rowell Elementary School in [...]

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Fresno State Removed from ‘Dangerous College’ List

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State has been removed from the Business Insider “America’s Most Dangerous Colleges” top 25 list after the website issued a revised list based on a different database. “This revision provides a more accurate assessment of the safety of our campus and reinforces our students’ perceptions that they feel safe,” Dr. Paul [...]

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New National Survey Finds Over 1/3 of Middle School Students Use Mobile Devices for Homework

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — More than one in three middle school students are using mobile devices to complete homework, and more of those who use these devices for learning in the classroom express a strong interest in science, technology and math than those who do not, according to a new national survey. [...]

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World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp Announce Agricultural Scholarship

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the seventh year to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan. 18, 2013 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships [...]

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Tulare County Farm Bureau Awards $8,000 in Garden Grants to Local Schools

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, CA – Every year, Tulare County Farm Bureau’s education committee accepts applications from area schools that want to create or maintain gardens on their campuses. This fall, the education committee awarded grants to 22 schools throughout Tulare County. Schools may apply for a $250 renewal grant if they have an existing garden, or for [...]

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With Passage of Prop. 30, CSU to Roll Back Tuition

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

The election result will have a big impact on CSU’s tuition fee Fresno, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2012)– The California State University will avoid a $250 million mid-year budget cut after voters’ approval of Proposition 30, and will start the process of rescinding the $249 per semester tuition fee increase already in place. With the passage [...]

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Reedley College Opens Entrepreneurship Center

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

The center has all the tools for entrepreneurs to start a business locally Reedley, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2012) – There has been a lot of talk about the economy and small businesses lately, but the Reedley College Business Department put talk into action and created an Entrepreneurship Center to support those interested in creating a [...]

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Welty, Ruiz to be Recognized at CVBI Event

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2012) – On Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Central Valley Stock Exchange, Central Valley Business Incubator will celebrate the legacy and accomplishments of two valley leaders: Fred Ruiz, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Ruiz Foods, Inc., and Dr. John D. Welty, President, California State University, Fresno. The Perpetual John D. Welty [...]

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