California State University, Fresno - University Journal
December 2007 Vol. 11 No. 4

Humanitarian BowlBulldog football team going to Boise's Humanitarian Bowl
Fresno State’s football team will play Jan. 31 against Georgia Tech at the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho. The Bulldogs finished their season with an 8-4 record, third in the Western Athletic Conference. Fresno State has made eight postseason bowl appearances in nine years, one of which was a victory over Georgia Tech in the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose five years ago. Click here for details.

Solar-power parking project underscores ‘green campus’ efforts
Fresno State’s commitment to environmental sustainability received two boosts in November with a ceremony marking completion of the solar-power parking project and President John D. Welty signing the Talloires Declaration. Photovoltaic panels atop the parking shelters covering Lot V will generate about 20 percent of the campus power demand. The Talloires Declaration, signed by more than 350 universities around the world, commits Fresno State to continued efforts to promote sustainability on and off the campus. Click here for details.

University High SchoolUniversity High School wins national recognition
Its record of preparing students for post-secondary success has earned University High School the 36th ranking among the nation’s 18,000 public high schools in U.S. News & World Report’s assessment of the best high schools in America. The charter school was established eight years ago in partnership with the university, which provides the campus, laboratory space, access to the library, music and theater rehearsal and performance space and more. Click here for details.

Mediator Mentor Program nears 1,000 community trainees
By the end of the month, Fresno State’s Mediator Mentor Program will have 1,000 students, teachers and administrators at area public elementary and middle schools trained in peaceful conflict resolution and effective communication skills. The program trains Fresno State students planning to be teachers, counselors, psychologists and social workers to coach those in community schools to help prevent everyday disagreements from escalating to violence. Pamela Lane-Garon (Education) directs the program. Click here for details.

Winery celebrates 10th anniversary crush
The nation’s first commercial winery on a college campus celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first grape crush and is looking forward to the bottling of a special anniversary wine in a couple of years. The Fresno State Winery gives students an opportunity to learn state-of-the-art winemaking techniques, grape cultivation and marketing. The result has been a series of award-winning wines available to the public and an unrivaled reputation for Fresno State’s viticulture and enology programs. Click here for details.

B1-BB1-B flyover a one-of-a-kind-event
Two B1-B Lancer bombers punctuated the National Anthem’s conclusion minutes before the kickoff of the Nov. 3 Fresno State football game against Utah State. The supersonic bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., paid tribute to Fresno State engineering alumnus Sam Iacobellis, the university’s memorial to alumnus Col. Rick Husband and crewmates aboard the space shuttle Columbia and to American military veterans. It was the only flyover of a college game by the B1-B this football season. 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
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