California State University, Fresno - University Journal
January 2007 Vol. 10 No. 5
To Journal readers:
For the new year, Journal has a new look, thanks to Kevin Medeiros, our Web Coordinator in the Office of University Communications. We hope you’ll find it inviting and easy to use. Let us know what you think about the changes. We welcome all contributions about – and of interest to – Fresno State faculty and staff. Be sure to include contact info and Web links for additional details and good-quality jpg-format images for illustration. Send submissions for the February Journal by Jan. 22 to llarson@csufresno.edu. Happy 2007. — Lanny Larson, editor

From left, Fresno State President John D. Welty; Dan Casas, legal counsel for Table Mountain Rancheria; Bob Pennell, cultural resources director for Table Mountain Rancheria; Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Fresno State vice president for Administration; and Michael Gorman, dean of the Henry Madden Library, stand in front of the architectural rendering of the new Madden Library.
 
From left, Fresno State President John D. Welty; Dan Casas, legal counsel for Table Mountain Rancheria; Bob Pennell, cultural resources director for Table Mountain Rancheria; Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Fresno State vice president for Administration; and Michael Gorman, dean of the Henry Madden Library, stand in front of the architectural rendering of the new Madden Library.

Madden Library gets big gift, new dean
It was a landmark month for the Henry Madden Library with a
$10 million gift from Table Mountain Rancheria – the largest single cash donation in Fresno State’s history – and the appointment of Peter Peter McDonald - Dean of Henry Madden LibraryMcDonald as the library’s new dean. Table Mountain Rancheria’s gift will “help the library improve educational opportunities for all students in Central California,” said tribal chairperson Leanne Walker Grant. The library’s design – inside and out – will evoke the region’s natural surroundings and its American Indian heritage. The first concrete for the footings at the base of the new north wing are about to be poured and structural steel will begin rising late in February. McDonald will lead the library after the retirement of Michael Gorman, who has been dean of library services since 1988. McDonald, associate librarian for collection services at Syracuse University, will start at Fresno State on Feb. 20. For details of the gift, visit http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2006/12/librarygift.htm. A story about McDonald’s appointment is at http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2006/12/newlibrarian.htm. Live views of the construction can be accessed from http://www.csufresno.edu/library.

Master Plan meetings seek faculty, staff comments
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a meeting Friday, Jan. 12, to hear about the Comprehensive Master Plan. The proposed plan charts an aggressive course for the campus in building, landscaping, environmental concern, strengthened and improved infrastructure. As presented, the Comprehensive Master Plan envisions a campus more unified in design with a dramatic entrance, a higher skyline and the flexibility to serve the region’s ever-changing needs. The plan is the product of scores of meetings involving a broad range of campus community constituencies. Sessions will be held in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center at 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Comments about the plan will be welcome through Feb. 12 as part of the process in developing a successor to the master plan drafted in 1963. Click here for details.

Fresno State to host international water conference
The application of water technology and scientific innovations to ensure the world’s future water supply will be the focus of the inaugural International Water Technology Conference at Fresno State. From April 2 to 4, the university’s International Center for Water Technology will host the conference intended to bring together leaders in water technology, science and industry. Click here for details.

President WeltySpring Assembly scheduled Jan. 16
The 2007 Spring Assembly for staff and faculty is scheduled Jan. 16 in the Satellite Student Union. President Welty will welcome the new semester with a review of accomplishments during the fall of this academic year and a look ahead. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries. The program begins at 9 o’clock. For additional information, call 278.2324. Click here for a look at some of the fall semester’s biggest achievements.

 

The Journal is published online on by the Office of University Communications the first day of each month – or the weekday closest to the first – from September through May. The deadline for submissions to Journal is 10 days prior to the first of each month. Please e-mail submissions to journal@csufresno.edu. You may include digital photos, video clips or audio clips that are publishable online. Phone messages, faxes or printed hard copies will not be accepted.
President, John D. Welty
Vice President for University Advancement, Peter N. Smits • Associate Vice President for University Communications, Mark Aydelotte
Director of Publications and Web Services, Bruce Whitworth • News Director, Shirley Melikian Armbruster • Journal Editor, Lanny Larson
Web Coordinator, Kevin Medeiros • Editorial Assistant, Angel Langridge