September 2004 • Vol 8 • No 1
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Welty identifies 3 key trends

President John D. Welty welcomed the staff and faculty back to the fall semester on Aug. 16 and17 with optimism that the future for Fresno State “remains bright.”

Speaking at the annual fall assemblies, Welty pointed to three key trends that he said “bode extremely well for the university and the region it serves.” The trends are:

• A better-than-expected state budget for 2004-05

• One of the largest programs of new construction in the school’s 94-year history.

• Excellent progress on the university’s comprehensive campaign for private support, the largest fund-raising program in Fresno State’s history.



Yerevan State honors Fresno State

President Welty and Fresno State were commended for the university’s academic relationship with Yerevan State University during Welty’s trip to the Armenian capital of Yerevan in June. more Photo Gallery

Fresno State selected for pilot project

Fresno State is one of four public universities selected to participate in a pilot project to improve economic and community living conditions. more

Gorman elected Library Association president

Michael Gorman, dean of Library Services at the Henry Madden Library, will be president of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2005-2006 term. more

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