California State University, Fresno - University Journal
February 2007 Vol. 10 No. 6

President John WeltyPresident reports progress, looks to future
President Welty told the Spring 2007 Faculty and Staff Assembly that much progress was made during the fall semester and that this semester promises more of the same. Among elements of Fresno State’s transformation as one of the nation’s recognized regionally engaged universities are the Henry Madden Library renovation and expansion and a water and energy technology center that soon will host an international water conference. Ahead are an ambitious Campus Master Plan; the Campus Pointe development of retail, residential, hotel and cultural arts properties; more major gifts to the Campaign for Fresno State; and new community partnerships that will benefit students, faculty and the region. “The progress we are making together,” Welty told the faculty and staff, “is transforming this great university and helping transform our region and accomplish great things around the world.” Click here for details.

Carol Fry BohlinBohlin is President's Award winner
Carol Fry Bohlin’s tireless efforts in behalf of preparing and supporting mathematics teachers for the many demands they must face was rewarded with the President’s Award of Excellence. The annual honor – which carries a $10,000 prize – is bestowed by the University Advisory Board, whose members are community leaders who consult with the president. Board members select the winner and donate the money that accompanies the award. Among Bohlin’s accomplishments are being instrumental in obtaining 45 grants totaling more than $12 million, maintaining Web sites that keep state and regional math teachers up to date and publishing scores of articles with wide circulation. A professor of curriculum and instruction, Bohlin has been at Fresno State since 1990. Click here for details.

footingsOn strong footing
The footings for the $105-million Henry Madden Library are going into place as constructors get ready for the start of structural steel to begin rising from the deep pit next to the Peace Garden. The library project is the subject of a feature story in AIArchitect, an online publication of the American Association of Architects. The article highlights American Indian themes to be incorporated in the building, which were made possible by a $10-million donation from Table Mountain Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe. Click here to view article.

Wellness Challenge campaign kicks off Feb. 14
The university’s new Wellness Services program is hoping to energize the entire campus community with a Wellness challenge that begins with a kickoff celebration at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the Free Speech Area. Staff and faculty were sent brochures outlining suggestions to improve physical and mental well-being and a list of events in the campaign, which offers prizes to people who make a commitment to wellness. Click here for details.


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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