California State University, Fresno - University Journal
November 2009 Vol. 13 No. 3


University High School excited about ground breaking

University High School, an acclaimed Fresno Unified School District charter school that is located on campus, is getting its permanent home at Fresno State. After nearly 10 years of being housed in portable buildings, University High plans to move its approximately 425 students in 2011 into the facility being built near the intersection of Maple Avenue and Matoian Way, just west of the Smittcamp Alumni House and south of the Joyal Administration Building.

University Journal spoke with Dr. James Bushman, Head of School, just before groundbreaking Oct. 16.

See the full story with video here.




California State Employees Charitable Campaign under way
This year’s California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC) began in October and will continue until Nov. 15. The annual campaign is critical to the funding of many of Fresno County's Human Services agencies, and the generosity of the campus community in the past has made it possible for these agencies to serve thousands of people in the Fresno area. This year’s campaign theme is “Keep it Going, Keep it Local." Early this month, faculty and staff received donor forms in the campus mail and are urged to make a contribution – large or small – to do their part to make Fresno County a better place to live for everyone. This year as in the past, President John D. Welty will award the President’s Community Giving Award to the college/school/division with the highest percentage of donors. For more information, contact a team of CSECC advocates within each college/school and division who can assist you in completing your form. They are also available to provide any information about this year’s campaign. Visit the CSECC Web site to find the name and contact information for the advocate in your area:


Federal funds will allow restoration of some courses
Fresno State will receive approximately $1.4 million of the $25 million that the California State University announced today will be made available to campuses to provide additional course sections and classes for students, as well as student support services. The one-time federal funding will allow Fresno State to add more than 200 course sections in the spring semester that had been dropped and retain approximately 50 lecturers. See the video here.


pumpkin artNewel's artistic talent displayed on pumpkins
Tracy Newel, Craig School Office of Advancment, has a talent for carving pumpkins. This talent expresses itself in many ways, including Bulldog faces that honor TimeOut, the campus mascot.
See her artwork here.

Thanksgiving artEasy Thanksgiving recipes to grace your table
Traditionally, Thanksgiving has been a time for family and friends to celebrate with food.
For easy recipes, click here.



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President, John D. Welty
Vice President for University Advancement, Peter N. Smits
Interim Assistant Vice President for University Communications, Shirley Melikian Armbruster
Director of Publications and Web Services, Bruce Whitworth
Managing Editor, Lanny Larson • Assistant Editor, April Schulthies
Web Coordinator, Kevin Medeiros • Editorial Assistant, Angel Langridge