California State University, Fresno - University Journal
March 2011 Vol. 14 No. 7


Helle Petersen

WET Center partnerships with Fresno State

Those looking to start or expand their business can get help from the Claude Laval Water and Energy Technology Incubator, or WET Center, according to Helle Petersen, who handles business development at the center, which is located on campus at 2911 E. Barstow Ave.

Located just across the street from the Fresno State Farm Market, the WET Center is the product of a partnership between Fresno State, the International Center for Water Technology, and the Central Valley business incubators.

See the full story with video here.




ErinC.A.R.E. Team responds to campus safety needs
As a result of recent school tragedies, reducing risk and increasing campus safety has become a priority. Everyone wants Fresno State to be a safe, comfortable learning and teaching environment. The C.A.R.E. Team — a team of campus behavior management professionals — is on the job. C.A.R.E. stands for Campus Assessment, Response, and Education.

"We’re here to help you with situations of belligerence, harassment, stalking, or even just somebody that you’re having a hard time dealing with, either in your office, in your classroom, or on campus in general," says Erin Boele, director of Housing and C.A.R.E. Team member. See the full story with video here.


Budget Central update
In the short time since our Budget Central website went up on, more than 150 thought-provoking suggestions and comments have been made through the site's Suggestion Box.

For a video update from Vice President for Administration and CFO, Cynthia Teniente-Matson on the campus budgeting process for the difficult 2011-12 fiscal year, please visit

The Suggestion Box remains available to campus employees for new ideas of cuts, efficiencies and other strategies to close a projected $20 million gap between state support and what Fresno State needs to serve its students.

addyFresno State Advancement wins
Addy recognition

The Fresno Advertising Federation honored the creativity and effectiveness of Fresno State's Advancement Division with four major category awards and Best of the Best honors in the organization's 31st annual Addys competition. Fresno State students won 13 Addys in the student competition. In the professional competition, Fresno State won a Best of the Best and a Gold Award in the E-mail, E-Cards competition for the university's holiday video message featuring mascot character TimeOut opening Christmas gift boxes containing university achievements. Cited in the entry are Peter Robertson, the director of annual giving/alumni relations; Jill Wagner, the director of campaign communications; Randy Haar, campus videographer; and Kevin Medeiros, web coordinator. Graphic designer Todd Graves was cited on three of the awards; as were Sarah Schmidt, the associate director of alumni relations; and Robertson. Brooke Stephens, the Alumni Association membership coordinator was listed on two citations. Addys are awarded locally in the American Advertising Federation's national competition among marketing and advertising professionals. See the full story here.

shamrockMaking luck for others
You've heard of luck of the Irish, but how about making some good luck for others by spreading kind acts around?
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The Journal is published online 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 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, Shirley Melikian Armbruster
Director of University Web Communications and Publications, Bruce Whitworth
Managing Editor, Lanny Larson • Editor, April Schulthies
Photographer, Randy Vaughn-Dotta • Student Photographer, Madison Artist
Web Coordinator, Kevin Medeiros • Editorial Assistant, Angel Langridge