December 2005 Vol. 9 No. 4

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Chancellor Reed honors 27 fellowship students at Fresno State
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed honored students in the Chancellor's Fellowship Program who are graduating from Fresno State in December. Established in 2001, the highly successful Chancellor’s Fellowship is an innovative program to prepare dynamic educational leaders for the Central Valley of California, the state, the nation and the world, said Dr. Don Wise, program director and faculty member in the Educational Research and Administration Department. The program has linked more than a dozen local school districts with Fresno State to prepare these students who are public school educators -- teachers, counselors, nurses and other practicing educators -- to become educational leaders. More...
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed is interviewed by Fresno State's Jim Tucker during a visit to the campus  Nov. 28.

CSU trustees approve 2006-2007 budget
The California State University Board of Trustees today approved a proposed 2006-07 budget request, which, if funded by the state, would mean an increase of $235.5 million for the system and its 23 campuses. Consistent with the second year funding in the Compact for Higher Education with Gov. Schwarzenegger, the CSU proposes a 3 percent increase in the state General Fund appropriation and a 2.5 percent increase in student enrollment, which would provide access to an additional 10,000 students. CSU’s current General Fund budget is $2.6 billion. More...

Alumni Association plans Liberty Bowl activities
The Fresno State Alumni Association is calling upon Bulldog fans who made the Red Wave Tailgate a success at the recent USC game to consider a New Year's Eve outing in Memphis, Tennessee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Bulldogs have accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Dec. 31 bowl and now the move is on to get the Red Wave out in force. Details of a Fresno State invasion of Memphis are being worked out but the Alumni Association announced today it will participate in the Time Warner Cable Pre-Game Buffet at 9 a.m., prior to the noon kick-off. More...

Welty becomes chair of colleges and universities association
California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty assumed the chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 22.  AASCU represents more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems of higher education throughout the United States and its territories. AASCU schools enroll more than 3 million students or 55 percent of the enrollment at all public four-year institutions. More...

Emmy-winning alumnus Roy Christopher speaks on campus

Roy Christopher, Hollywood’s top production designer and a Fresno State alum, returned his alma mater Nov. 18 to share highlights of his career with the campus and community. Christopher spoke on “Designing Hollywood: My First Forty Years!”. Christopher has designed Emmy and Tony Award-winning sets for television shows “Frasier,” “Becker” and “Murphy Brown,” and holds an all-time record of 14 Academy Awards. In 2004, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild. He has worked with such legendary figures as Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore, and Shirley MacLaine. More...

Award-winning production designer and Fresno State alumnus Roy Christopher makes a point with a Fresno State student when the designer visited campus for a Nov. 18. presentation.


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