Coming soon – a new employee newsletter for the campus community
A new faculty-staff newsletter will be developed this fall by University Communications using feedback from a campus survey and recommendations from a volunteer committee. The current monthly newsletter, University Journal, will be retired and a new publication with a fresh design and content will replace it. A name for the publication has not been determined, and suggestions are welcome. See more.
Ayotte and the Academic Senate: providing guidance and supervision
The Academic Senate has a new chair as of May 2014, when Kevin Ayotte was elected to the position by his fellow senators. He previously served for two years as the vice chair. "There is no payment for service as chair of the Academic Senate, but I do receive assigned time to release from teaching two courses each semester to run the Senate and represent it at many, many meetings," he said. See more.
Keyboard Concerts presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson Sept. 7
Garrick Ohlsson perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Scriabin at 3 p.m., Sept. 7 in the Concert Hall. Garrick Ohlsson attained legendary status in 1970 when he became the first and only American to earn the Gold Medal in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. General admission is $25, seniors $18, and students $5. For reservations and other information, call 278.2337.
Health presentations available
The Health Promotion and Wellness Services Department at Fresno State's Student Health Center, in conjunction with on and off campus partners, offers a series of health promotion presentations through "Health P.A.W.S. Presents..." Whether you have a scheduled absence and need to locate a guest presenter or you simply want to bring a particular topic to the attention of your students, consider submitting a request for a 45-60 minute presentation. Click on the following link to learn more: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/health/dctc.html
Barlow Der Mugrdechian and Sergio La Porta
(Armenian Studies) led a 17-day Armenian Summer Study Program, May 26-June 11, for nine students. The group visited historic Armenian churches, museums, art exhibits and met with students from Yerevan State University. They learned about Armenian art, architecture, music, and history while on the trip, enrolling in a three-unit course, Armenian Studies 120T-Armenia Today.
Collegian and yearbooks online
The Collegian and Fresno State yearbooks have been digitized and are now online on the library's website. This was a long-term project that archived publications dating back to 1911, when Fresno State published its first annual yearbook, The Prospect. Printed copies of the yearbooks are also available for check out from the main stacks of the Henry Madden Library.
Faculty bibliography online
The Fresno State Faculty Bibliography, a service provided by the Henry Madden Library, provides digital access to published research. The collection is the result of a relatively new initiative the library has taken on in conjunction with the Provost's Office. The University Archives continues to collect paper copies of professors' articles and books submitted to the library. This summer, library student assistants completed a project to print out the articles online to include in the faculty authors collection in the archives. Next the library will be asking professors for any works they may have that are not available online. Unpublished materials, such as white papers, artwork, and other materials created by members of the campus community can be deposited in the Campus Institutional Repository (currently under development).
Professor Emeritus Wymond Walter Eckhardt dies at 84
Wymond Walter Eckhardt Jr., professor emeritus, passed away June 23 at his home in Solvang at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. Former director of the Instructional Media Center, he retired from Fresno State in 1990. Eckhardt began his career as an elementary school teacher and bus driver at Round Valley School in the Owen’s Valley in California and continued as an instructor at Los Angeles State University in the Biology Department. During the summers, Eckhardt served as a United States National Park Service Ranger.
Community Service Opportunities Fair Wednesday, Sept. 3
The Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning will present the 22nd Annual “Community Service Opportunities Fair” Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grass area in front of the Kennel Bookstore. The event is designed to provide students, staff, and faculty with an opportunity to gain information on dozens of community benefit organizations and hundreds of community service-learning opportunities.
More than 70 agencies will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities in our community. Those attending the fair will be able to personally meet with agencies to learn more about the services they provide and the volunteer opportunities they have available.
For more information contact the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at 278.7079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood and Marrow Registry Drive
to honor noted alumnus Justin Garza
Fresno State is teaming up with the Central California Blood Center and Be The Match to rally behind noted Fresno State Alum Justin Garza during a 3-day blood drive and marrow registry event. The entire Fresno State community including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni are being called upon to make this a record-breaking event. The drive takes place Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Dining Hall and continues on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three campus bloodmobile locations: University Student Union, Kremen Education Building, and Maple Mall at the end of the rose garden. See more.
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