California State University, Fresno - University Journal
April 2013 Vol. 16 No. 8
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Goins recognized as unsung hero

Recently, Marnel Niles Goins, an associate professor in the Department of Communication, received the Unsung Hero Rosa Parks Award, presented to a faculty or staff member on campus who demonstrates a praiseworthy commitment to the success of students. See the full story with video here.





WeltyNew website pays tribute to President Welty
Did you know that the marching band’s annual holiday performance at University House is one of President Welty’s favorite Fresno State memories? Or that during his presidency, $425 million in new facilities were constructed on campus? These are among the many facts and features included in a new Web microsite paying tribute to President Welty and his 22 years at Fresno State. Created by the University Communications Web team, the site is now available at The site includes President Welty’s biography, top achievements, favorite moments at Fresno State, photos and videos. There also is a page where individuals can offer their retirement wishes for Dr. Welty, who concludes his tenure at Fresno State on July 31.




LoriClune - From the Cold War to crochet
You might think an expert in the Cold War would hardly be a fan of crocheting, but Lori Clune is both. Clune has been on campus since fall of 2001. She is an assistant professor in the Department of History. See the full story with video here.





PhotoCollier brings his expertise to the CSU
Although he is not exactly bidding adieu to the Henry Madden Library forever, Aaron Collier will be using his special talents to benefit the CSU Chancellor's Office. See the full story with video here.





YolandaSalvadoran heritage is central to Doub's identity
Connecting with students is easier because of her family background, says Yolanda Doub, associate professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. See the full story with video here.





ShuTeaching makes Lin a proud dad
Seeing students succeed makes teaching worthwhile, says Shu Lin, associate lecturer, Department of Accountancy. In the middle of his seventh year here, he thinks a university professor’s job is very rewarding. See the full story with video here.





MariaDifficult assignments prepare students
Seeing students meet challenges is very gratifying, says Maria-Aparecida Lopes, associate professor and chair of the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies. See the full story with video here.





EmilUniversity Business Center a community asset
The University Business Center is an asset, not just to campus, but to the community, says Emil Milevoj, director of the University Business Center at the Craig School of Business. See the full story with video here.



Commitment to accessibility for events, activities produces standards
Four standards have been developed to enhance Fresno State’s commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible campus for all persons including those with disabilities.

The standards underscore the university’s consideration of participants with disabilities at any event sponsored by the University, student organizations, departments or groups, whether held on or off campus and whether members of the public are invited to attend.

Effective immediately, all event and activity planning should include the following:

  • Language in publicity materials about accessibility and how individuals requesting an accommodation should contact the event’s organizers.
  • Response to requests for accommodations, providing appropriate services and welcoming all constituents.
  • Assurance that facilities for events and activities hosted on and off campus will be fully accessible.
  • Support to promote a general understanding of disability awareness.

Further information, including Planning an Accessible Event Checklist, Accommodation Statement samples for your promotion materials, and a full guide are available at the Fresno State Accessibility website. The link for the website is located at the bottom of every Fresno State general webpage.


talksFresno State Talks featured
Chapman, Johnson, Gilbert

The spring 2013 Fresno State Talks, sponsored by Student Involvement, featured Honora Chapman, professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and director of the Smittcamp Family Honors College; T. Hasan Johnson, professor, Africana Studies Program; Wade Gilbert, professor, Department of Kinesiology. This was the first Fresno State Talks lecture series, but student organizers envision it as an important new campus tradition to honor and highlight extraordinary Fresno State faculty members, as well as to offer academic opportunities to Fresno State students. For more information on Fresno State Talks, visit


Last year's emeriti

Emeriti Awards Luncheon is April 2
The Annual Emeriti Awards Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 2, in the University Dining Hall. The event honors 19 distinguished individuals who were awarded emeritus status.

A reception in honor of the new emeriti will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person. Contact Rosie at 278.2324 or email
Awarded emeritus status at the 2013 emeriti luncheon:

Randy J. Anderson – Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
• Otto E. Benavides – Associate Professor Emeritus of Technological Innovation
in Education
• Ann E. Berliner – Professor Emerita of Philosophy
• Janet S. Bochin – Librarian Emerita of Library Services
• James K. Crossfield – Chair and Professor Emeritus of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
• David G. Engle – Professor Emeritus of German and Folklore
• Ernesto Franco – Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
• Myron E. Hatcher – Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
• Albert Heaney – Professor Emeritus of Computer Engineering
• Pamela S. Lane-Garon – Professor Emerita of Education
• Walter V. Loscutoff – Associate Dean Emeritus of the Lyles College of Engineering and
Chair and Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
• Ruth Masters – Professor Emerita of Criminology
• Mariamma K. Mathai – Professor Emerita of Nursing
• E. Jane Middleton – Chair and Professor Emerita of Social Work Education
• Robert S. Palacio – Professor Emeritus of Sociology
• Gina Strumwasser – Professor Emerita of Art and Design
• Walter J. Ullrich – Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction
• Tomasz R. Wielicki – Professor Emeritus of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
• Jane L. Yamaguchi – Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work Education


PIF process now through Biz-Flow
Beginning Tuesday, April 2, all applications for grants and contracts will need to use the Biz Flow online approval system rather than the hard copy Project Information Forms (PIFs). Deans, department chairs and center directors should no longer sign approvals on the paper forms. Rather, they should direct project directors and principal investigators to their grant managers in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), who are responsible for initiating the approval process. Project directors/principal investigators should provide all required information to ORSP managers five working days before the proposal deadlines or before the contract negotiations are commenced in order to ensure that applications and approvals are completed on time. For more information, please contact Maral Kismetian at 278.0856 or


Affordable Learning Solutions Kick-Off is April 3
Fresno State will hold an Affordable Learning Solutions Kick-Off event from noon to 2 p.m. on April 3 in Madden Library, Room 2206, to provide faculty information about accessible and affordable content that meets the educational objectives of their courses. This content may come in the form of open education resources, textbook rental, adoption of e-texts, creation of reading packets through the Madden Library and several other options. Those attending the kick-off event will learn about many of these options in time for the textbook order submission deadline on April 15. Brett Christie and Sandy Ehrhorn from the Chancellor’s Office will share information about CSU system-wide ALA efforts. Cristina Mune and Ann Agee, librarians at San Jose State, will share what has been effective on their campus. The Kick-Off is open to all Fresno State students, staff and faculty. The event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Affordable Learning Solutions taskforce. The taskforce comprises representatives from the Library, Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching, Services for Students with Disabilities, the Kennel Bookstore, and the faculty. Contact Vang Vang ( or 278.3037) for more information.


DorothyAuthor Dorothy Allison speaks April 5
Best-selling author Dorothy Allison will speak at 2-3:30 p.m. on April 5 in the University Business Center in the Peters Business Building, Room 192, followed by a reading and a book signing from 7-9 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The free event is part of the Literatures, Arts, and Cultures of the Americas (LACA) Laureate series, which brings prominent thinkers, writers and scholars of the Americas to Fresno State. The events are co-sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., the English Department, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature, library Dean Peter McDonald, the Chicano Writers and Artists Association, the San Joaquin Literary Association and the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Parking in the University Business lots will be relaxed for the evening event. Seating is limited. Contact Alex Espinoza at for more information.


WandaWanda is back! But where in the world is she?
Wanda the Squirrel will return to Fresno State for the third annual Squirrel Appreciation Week, April 8 through April 12. This year, the theme is "Where in the World Is Wanda?" Wanda fans can stop by the lawn in front of the bookstore between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday to visit her and take pictures, and at the same times on Friday in the Free Speech Area. There will be special games and activities pertaining to Wanda's mystery location. Wanda will also make office visits and unexpected appearances around campus; be on your toes! Or should we say, tails? Wanda's whereabouts at Fresno State won't be a mystery if you follow her adventures by liking the USU Productions Facebook page for information about Squirrel Appreciation Week and fun prizes. Squirrel Week shirts will also be available for sale at the USU Information Center. Some of the activities include a croissant eating contest, an "act-like-a-squirrel" contest, and a Disney Trivia contest. If you want to see where Wanda is on campus, follow the action at

Book signing at Kennel Bookstore on April 11
Mass Communication and Journalism Professor Betsy Hays and MCJ alumnae Tori Randolph Terhune (2009) will be signing their book, Land Your Dream Career: 11 Steps To Take In College” at the Kennel Bookstore on Thursday, April 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See more about the book here. The co-authors will also be speaking later that night at the Heartbeat of PR conference (presented by the Public Relations Student Society of America) in the University Dining Hall.


powwowPowwow celebrates American Indian culture on April 13
The 22nd annual First Nations Powwow at Fresno State will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the west lawn of the Satellite Student Union. The free, public event includes traditional American Indian singing, dancing, Native American arts and craft vendors, food vendors and special guest presentations. The Grand Entry Procession begins at noon for the family event. Alcohol, drugs and pets are prohibited. The event is hosted by the Fresno State American Indian student organization, First Nations. Contact Daniel Mejia, 209.495.5824. Photo from Collegian.



Welty tribute dinner is April 20
The campus community is invited to a tribute dinner in honor of John and Sharon Welty, Saturday, April 20, in the Save Mart Center, starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Please see the invitation online for reservation information. For more information, contact Leticia Reyna Cano at 278.7459 or The Campus Community Farewell Reception will be Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Henry Madden Library, Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room. See the RSVP website: and enter code: Welty12. For information or cancellations after May 29 contact Rosie Tapia at To make a gift in honor of the Weltys, go online at Support Fresno State.


Claude C. Laval Jr. Award application deadline is April 24
The Claude C. Laval Jr. Award for Innovative Technology and Research is accepting applications for awards for 2013 up to $5,000. The deadline is April 24 at 5 p.m. The competition is open to all full-time, tenured or probationary members of the faculty; to tenured faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program who teach on a half-time basis; and to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of the university with the sponsorship of a faculty member who is eligible for the competition. Applicants must be in continuing employment by, or enrollment at, the university during the grant year. Teams of two or more persons may apply jointly, but all must be eligible under these terms. Applicants with previously unfunded proposals may submit proposals for this award. Criteria: Applications will be evaluated for creativity, innovation, practical application and general merit. Application guidelines can be downloaded at


springCampus awash with the colors of spring
Flowers are peeking out as spring washes the campus with color. Birds and squirrels enjoy the warmer weather. See the spring photo gallery here.




Don't forget your signage

Take a look around your building and office. Do you see old signs, decals or posters that use "CSUF" or "CSU Fresno?" Are you still using the old sunburst, seal, or Centennial logos? It's time to get up to date! New logos can be obtained by contacting Note that the new logo uses a specially-designed font which cannot be duplicated using the existing fonts on your computer—no matter how close they may look! So please don't try to create the logo yourself or have a student try to create one.

Save with a group order
If it's time to replace your department tablecover or name badges with materials featuring the new logo, contact Melanie Harbin in Procurement ( Joining a group order means everyone can take advantage of a discount and save some money.

Trademark licensing program
If you’re planning to purchase merchandise with the Fresno State logo, please be aware that the university has contracted with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to be our exclusive licensing agent to administer the licensing program and to ensure quality control and overall compliance.

Fresno State will allow the production and distribution of merchandise bearing its name and marks only through official licensees. Anyone wishing to produce merchandise must be licensed to do so. Please direct any vendor that you wish to place an order with to the Office of Licensing and Trademarks or to begin the licensing process by completing the necessary application.

The Collegiate Licensing Company, in conjunction with Fresno State personnel, including the Office of Licensing and Trademarks and the Athletic Department, will administer the licensing program and oversee the approval of artwork, the issuance of license agreements and the collection of royalties due to Fresno State. Only authorized vendors should be used for any purchases of Fresno State merchandise.

For more information, contact the Director of Licensing and Trademarks, Clarence Chiong, at 278.4451. See Fresno State's branding standards here.




University Student Volunteer of the Year Award nomination deadline is April 5
The University Volunteer of the Year Selection Committee is accepting applications for Student Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations must be received by Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in order to be considered. Anyone can nominate a Fresno State student for this award. Self-nominations are also accepted.

The University Student Volunteer of the Year Award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent. Simply nominating a student affirms and celebrates their efforts to improve the quality of life for all of us in Central California. 

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Richter Center website: For more information, contact the Richter Center at 278.7079.


serviceSpring Green Volunteer Event is April 6
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to participate in Spring Green. Volunteers will plant trees at Hinton Park in Southwest Fresno or build hiking trails at the Fine Gold Creek Preserve. Transportation will be provided from campus to both sites and lunch will be provided for volunteers. For more information and to register visit Space is limited. Questions regarding the event can directed to Renee Delport in the Richter Center at 278.7063 or






Graduate Lindsey Jones hopes to teach in Greece
By Hank Declore
(Department of Anthropology)

LindseyLindsey Jones, who recently graduated with a Mass Communication and Journalism degree, studied abroad in Ireland and is in the running for a Fulbright award to teach English to children in Greece. Her diverse activities and interests are all tied together by her passion for international experiences.

As an undergraduate student at Fresno State, Jones originally wanted to study abroad in Greece. Unable to find the right program, she instead went on a University Studies Abroad Consortium semester in Ireland. Ireland was an amazing experience, according to Jones, but she felt that five months was not long enough for her. A few years later, with the advice of our campus’ Office of Study Abroad, Jones applied to the prestigious Fulbright program for students, with hopes of finally getting to Greece and staying for longer than a few months. If she receives final acceptance (a decision is due in June), Jones will spend an academic year in Greece teaching English to school children.

The Fulbright program for students has research and teaching options. Jones chose the teaching option because she wanted a program that would give her a concrete way to connect with the Greek people. Jones also has extensive experience as a babysitter and nanny and loves working with children. Hence, the Fulbright opportunity brings together several of her longstanding interests and dreams.

Jones sees many advantages to the Fulbright program. She notes that many students assume that opportunities to study abroad end with graduation. But recent graduates are eligible for the Fulbright for students, offering a chance to continue international education even after graduation.

A Visalia native, Jones says she “school-hopped” for a few years before finding her place in Fresno State’s MCJ Department. She praises the program, where she recently completed her degree with an emphasis in Public Relations. She hopes to build a career in fund development with transnational non-profit organizations where she can put both her public relations expertise and her international experiences to work.




GoodeKeyboard Concerts presents pianist Richard Goode April 12
Richard Goode performs works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven at 8 p.m., April 12 in the Concert Hall. Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. General admission is $18, seniors $12, and students $5. For reservations and other information, call 278.2337.






PeterPeter Robertson
(Alumni Relations) will be inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi on April 17 at Fresno State.




KathleenKathleen Rhodes Schock
(University Communications) was among 20 members of the second Downtown Academy Class honored at a graduation reception for completing the 2012-13 program. The class, sponsored by Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals (FLYP), connected key business, government and community leaders with the class to explore the following question: “How can we transform Downtown Fresno into a vibrant place where people can live, work and play?”




President John D. Welty
will be honored at the United Way of Fresno County's 4th Annual Community Partner Appreciation Breakfast on April 23 at TorNino's Banquet Hall. Over 30 recipients will be honored for their contributions in their communities.





Fresno State, regional partners awarded $600k broadband grant
The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State, in conjunction with campus and regional partners, was awarded a $600,000 grant from the California Emerging Technology Fund’s (CETF’s) Get Connected! program to increase Internet usage throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Get Connected! is designed to help the state achieve its goals to close the digital divide and connect Californians to the Internet. Through a variety of partner organizations, computer training will be provided to individuals throughout the Valley, in addition to assistance in subscribing to the Internet at home. See more.





sportsBulldogs' April schedule offers plenty of action
The Bulldogs offer more softball and baseball games this month. There's also tennis, golf, and track and field. Check it out:

Friday, April 12 vs. Boise State at 6 p.m. Youth Jersey Friday (Wear youth jersey and get in free). Team Poster Giveaway
Saturday, April, 13 vs. Boise State at 6 p.m. Salute to Saturdays (Veterans and Military free with ID). Locks of Love (hair donating event). Blood Drive (4-7 p.m.).
Sunday, April 14 vs. Boise State at 1 p.m. Staff Faculty Appreciation Day (Free admission for staff and faculty). Field of Dreams.

Tuesday, April 2 vs. Pacific at 6:35 p.m. Twitter Tuesday (Re-tweet Fresno State Athletics post on Twitter and receive 2-for 1 ticket offer)
Friday, April 5 vs. UNLV at 6:35 p.m. Senior Citizen Night (55+ receive free admission)
Saturday, April 6 vs. UNLV at 6:35 p.m. Greek Night (Greek tank top give away). Youth Jersey Saturday (Wear youth jersey and get in free). Victory E. Bulldog II Birthday party
Sunday, April 7 vs. UNLV at 1:05 p.m. Salute to Sundays (Veterans and Military free with ID). Father-Son Day (2 kids in free with GA purchase)
Wednesday, April 17 vs. CSU-Bakersfield at 6:35 p.m. Facebook Fan Day (Share Fresno State Athletics post on Facebook and receive 2-for-1 ticket offer)
Friday, April 19 vs. Air Force at 6:35 p.m. Superhero theme night (best dressed superhero receives special prize)
Saturday, April 20 vs. Air Force at 6:35 p.m. Youth Jersey Saturday (Wear youth jersey and get in free) Heroes Night (Discounted tickets for police, fire, and EMT)
Sunday, April 21 vs. Air Force at 1:05 p.m. Salute to Sundays (Veterans and Military free with ID)
Tuesday, April 30 vs. CSU-Bakersfield at 6:35 p.m. Twitter Tuesday (Re-tweet Fresno State Athletics post on Twitter and receive 2-for-1 ticket offer)

Track and Field
Saturday, April 6, MW Women’s Challenge, at Buchanan HS (All day)
Saturday, April 27, Bulldog Open, at Buchanan HS (All day)

Men’s Tennis
Sunday, April 14 vs. Boise State at 12 p.m. Senior Day

Women’s Tennis
Thursday, April 4 vs. Wyoming at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5 vs. Air Force at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 vs. Colorado State at 1 p.m. Senior Day

Women’s Golf
Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at Copper River Country Club (All day)

Saturday, April 6, vs. San Diego State at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, vs. Oregon at 1 p.m. Faculty Appreciation Day

Saturday, April 13, vs. UC Davis. Senior Day. Fresno State Sunglasses Giveaway.


waterUniversity installs new technology to save water

Fresno State has installed locally sourced technology expected to save up to 50 percent of the water used for campus landscaping.
Click here for the full story.


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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
Editor, April Schulthies • Editorial Coordinator, Margarita Adona • Photographer, Cary Edmondson • Videographer, Randy Haar
Web Coordinator, Kevin Medeiros • Editorial Adviser, Lindsey Burgess • Editorial Assistant, Angel Langridge
Production Assistant, Leilani Esqueda