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Fresno State Wins Diversity Award for Seventh Year

Fresno State received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the seventh year Fresno State has been named as a HEED Award recipient. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Fresno State will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Alumni Vintners Wine Club Features Alum Bo Barrett

Fresno State Wine Club members can enjoy a special Alumni Vintners Wine Club fall shipment from the Fresno State Winery (2360 E. Barstow Ave.) that will feature bottles of 2015 Zinfandel and 2016 Chardonnay from the world-renowned Chateau Montelena near Napa. The winery is overseen by alumnus Bo Barrett and was made famous in 1976 by its Chardonnay that earned top scores in the Judgment of Paris wine competition and was later featured in the 2008 movie “Bottle Shock.”

Members will also receive a Cellar Dog campus wine shipment that features its 2019 Carneros Chardonnay from Sonoma County, 2018 Sargent Zinfandel from Amador County, 2018 Barbera President’s Reserve, and 2018 Touriga from the campus estate vineyard. Wine club membership is free, and all shipments offer 20% savings. Average cost for each of the three annual shipments is $55 for the Cellar Dogs club and $75 for the Alumni Vintners Wine Club.

Orders for either club must be submitted online by Friday, Sept. 25, at https://store.fresnostatewinery.com/Wine-Club.

Wines will be shipped in mid-October or available for pick-up at the campus winery.

Watch a virtual wine-tasting with Bo Barrett, Tom Montgomery and Kevin Smith from the campus winery, and viticulture and enology students as they talk about their next wine club shipments at https://bit.ly/FS20-JC-wine-tasting-sept.

For more information, please contact them at 559-278-6070 or via e-mail at winery_info@mail.fresnostate.edu.

Work of Local Artists Featured in ‘PANDEMICAL’ Exhibition

The Center for Creativity and the Arts’ exhibition ‘PANDEMICAL’ will begin with a virtual reception and award ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, on Zoom. The virtual exhibition will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 20, and will be hosted on the PANDEMICAL website.

As the world is locked down due to the pandemic, the Center for Creativity and the Arts shifted its focus from bringing nationally and internationally recognized artists to Fresno State to exploring the creative outlets of local and regional artists through the 2020 experience. ‘PANDEMICAL’ explores the ways COVID-19 has impacted our lives, creativity and artistry. Taking advantage of the online medium, it will showcase spoken word, poetry, theatre, music, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video and animation.

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