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Recent Fresno State Grad Inspires Youth to Reach for the Sky

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FRESNO STATE — Through a megaphone on the pool deck of the Fresno State Aquatics Center, head swim and dive coach Jeanne Fleck encourages young backstrokers to “reach for the sky.” “Reach, reach, reach,” she said. “Try to be as tall as you can be.” It’s good advice, said Darina Khisiamova, a former Fresno State swimmer and one of several ...

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Professors’ Discovery of Sick Birds Leads to New Research

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FRESNO STATE — The quarantines and remote work culture of the COVID-19 pandemic brought many back to nature. People spent more time in their backyards or in local parks, and this lifestyle shift led to a reported uptick in the purchase of bird feeders. While feeding birds and connecting to wildlife seems like a good thing, it can actually prove ...

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From Teaching to Tech, New CIO Wants to Inspire Others

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FRESNO STATE — An alumni of Sacramento State, Bao Johri started her professional career teaching second and third grades. But when she was working on her teaching credential, Johri also pursued a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in information systems — in which she spent a majority of her career. In 2018, she returned to her alma mater ...

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Food Preservation Day at the Garden of the Sun in Fresno

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UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County Present: Preservation Day at the Garden of the Sun               Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 1750 North Winery Avenue Fresno, CA 93703 Learn more about: Preserving the excess produce from your garden. How to get the most out of your harvest. Basic canning ...

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Tailgate Party at Fresno State vs. USC Football Game

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FRESNO STATE — The Fresno State Alumni Association is hosting a tailgate on the road as Fresno State football visits USC on Saturday, Sep. 17, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The tailgate, open to all fans and alumni, will be at Jesse Brewer Jr. Park (3777 Menlo Avenue in Los Angeles) from 4 to 7 p.m. Kickoff is at ...

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Fresno State, Fresno Housing to Expand Collaboration

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FRESNO STATE — As both Fresno State and Fresno Housing are committed to improving the living conditions of Central Valley residents, leaders of the two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding Friday to strengthen opportunities for academic and programmatic cooperation through education, affordable housing and community empowerment. “Housing insecurity is one of the most significant challenges impacting our community today,“ said ...

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Henry Madden Name to be Removed From Fresno State Library

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FRESNO STATE — At its July 13 meeting, the California State University Board of Trustees voted to remove Dr. Henry Madden’s name from the library at Fresno State, following revelations last fall that Madden held deeply anti-Semitic views and Nazi sympathies. Madden was University librarian from 1949 to 1979. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to rename the library after ...

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Physics Student at Forefront of Nuclear Research Experiment

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FRESNO STATE — Valerie Bauxham, of Fresno, left her career in the health field to pursue a physics degree at Fresno State. As a wife and mother of four, she knew her college journey had to be intentional — she did not want to waste any time. “My time is extremely valuable to me. My husband is a pediatrician and ...

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Students Sell ‘Ugly Dolls’ to Help Support Campus Cupboard

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FRESNO STATE — The Amendola Family Student Cupboard at Fresno State received a $440 donation from a group of innovative students at Bullard Talent K-8 School. The school’s elective sewing class, taught by Fresno State alumna Janice Marshall, is mission driven. Students in sixth through eighth grades learn various sewing skills and spend the school year creating “ugly dolls,” which ...

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See What’s Inside the Latest Issue of Fresno State Magazine

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FRESNO STATE — The latest issue of Fresno State Magazine hit mailboxes in late June — reaching alumni and friends across the Valley, the United States and beyond. The spring/summer 2022 issue is also available online at fresnostate.edu/magazine. The new issue features the cover story on Doctoral of Physical Therapy graduate Qiaofei Catherine Obrero, who is the first Deaf student ...

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