January 2006 Vol. 9 No. 5

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Student Recreation Center ready to open

Opening Friday, Feb. 3, is the Student Recreation Center, part of the $17.6 million West Complex adjacent to and architecturally compatible with the Save Mart Center. The complex was funded with student fees and private gifts. 

The 92,000 square-foot, two-story building houses a 13,000 square-foot fitness center (with cardio equipment and free weights), a jogging and running track, two aerobic and dance studios, two racquetball courts, four full-size courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton, plus locker rooms and showers.

Two academic-related components are part of the complex:

  • Opening with the recreation center will be the Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center, a 300-seat state-of-the-art tiered auditorium with classrooms to host public programs, workshops and conferences. The center was made possible by a gift from the Leon S. Peters and Pete P. Peters Foundation.

  • Scheduled to open at the end of March is the permanent home of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established in 2001 with a gift from William Lyles.

See a collection of "sneak seek" photos, including a dramatic panorama of the central atrium of the building.  Photo: www.FresnoStateNews.com


Taking the byte out of trash

Fresno State’s second electronic waste (e-waste) collection is scheduled Feb. 25 after the first e-waste recycling event brought in 20 tons of old computer monitors and TV sets and more than 10 tons of other electronic component waste. More...

Fundraising resumes for university’s hurricane recovery team

For 39 Fresno State students, three staff members and two volunteers from Northwest Church in Fresno, a January trip to Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Slidell, La., was a trip to remember. And the team is sharing its memories in video presentations to on- and off-campus groups trying to raise money to cover unanticipated costs of a larger-than-expected student response, material to help the hurricane victims and an unfortunate incident on the way home.  More...


President Welty outlines promise of university’s change and growth

Change and growth at Fresno State that have gained regional and national attention have created momentum for additional achievements in 2006, said President John in his remarks at the Spring Faculty/Staff Assembly. More...




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John D. Welty

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University Advancement

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University Communications

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