January 2004 • Vol 7• No 5
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Former President Haak dies

Dr. Harold H. Haak, who served as the president of Fresno State from 1980-1991, died Dec. 26 in Fresno.

President Welty, who succeeded Dr. Haak, said the former president “was an outstanding scholar who served Fresno State extremely well.”  Welty said Dr. Haak was “responsible for the significant growth of the entire university experience.”

Dr. Haak served on various committees, both academic and public service, and was voted one of Fresno's most influential people in 1990.

Dr. Haak was born on June 1, 1935, in Madison, Wisc. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Wisconsin in political science and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. more

A grant to the Division of Continuing and Global Education to improve agriculture and open international markets for Armenian farm produce provides internships at Getnatun Winery in Armenia for these students.

Grants, contract awards set record

Fresno State recorded another banner year for grants and contracts in 2002-03. Projects funded by non-state entities increased to more than $48 million, nearly 25 percent higher than the previous year's high of $38 million. more


Fraley wins national honor

Fresno State's director of Track and Field Bob Fraley received the USA Track & Field's 2003 Nike Coach of the Year award on Dec. 5 at the Jesse Owens Awards Dinner and Xerox Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the USA Track & Field 2003 Annual Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. more

Jane Addams to be honored in Fresno State Peace Garden

Jane Addams, a social reformer, writer and international peace advocate in the early 20th century, will be recognized with a monument in the Peace Garden at Fresno State. more

Year in review

The year 2003 for Fresno State proved to be a milestone year beginning with a national tragedy that struck close to home and a regional triumph with the opening of the new Save Mart Center.

Fresno State embarked on a major endeavor to position itself as the “the University for the New California” as seen in many of these highlights of 2003 covered by more

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