Institute a hit with 400 attendees
The first program of
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Fresno State was a resounding
hit with more than 400 people coming to campus to hear a lecture by
Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian with Stanford
University’s Hoover Institution and an emeriti Fresno State
professor. He spoke on “America at a Crossroads” on Sept. 28.
The next Osher program will be offered
twice, Oct. 12 and 13, featuring Dr. William Sadler. He will present a
workshop on staying revitalized for the next 10, 20, or 30 years.
Governor OKs CSU doctorates
The governor’s signing Sept. 22 legislation that authorizes California
State University, Fresno and the other CSU campuses to independently offer
the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree will “staunch some of the brain
drain” from Fresno and the surrounding region, said Fresno State’s graduate
dean. “This is a giant leap forward for our campus,” said Dr. Vivian A.
Vidoli, dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. “I’m really excited about
Former mayor donates official papers to archive
The Central Valley Political Archive (CVPA) of the Henry Madden Library at
California State University, Fresno, has announced the acquisition of the
papers of former Fresno mayor Dan Whitehurst.
Arne Nixon Center receives 6,000 cats books
The ‘Dogs at
State are welcoming
cats to the campus – 6,000 of them!
Center for the Study of
Children’s Literature at
Fresno has accepted a
donation of what is arguably the world’s largest collection of books on
cats – some 6,000 volumes published from 1727 to 2001. By comparison,
the next-largest collection is 3,500 volumes at
President Welty urges participation in hurricane
Hurricane Katrina has been called the greatest natural disaster to ever
hit the United States. Now Hurricane Rita has impacted the lives of
millions of additional Americans and towns and cities across Texas and
Louisiana have joined the millions already devastated by Katrina.
Approximately three weeks ago, I announced the Fresno State Hurricane
Relief Project. The goal of this university-wide project is to have
every single member of our university community (students, staff, faculty
and administration) contribute at least $1 toward the needs of those
whose lives have been forever altered by Hurricane Katrina.