April 2006 Vol. 9 No. 8

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Campus center will develop water technology and clean energy jobs
A partnership between the Fresno State-based International Center for Water Technology and the Central Valley Business Incubator has brought to reality the idea of an on-campus center to cultivate innovative water technology and alternative energy businesses. The $5 million center will be housed in a building being erected at the southwest corner of Chestnut and Barstow avenues. When completed in the fall, the center will be a hub for research, testing and certification in which Fresno State students and faculty will participate. The project is aimed at nurturing good ideas into job-generating businesses. More...

Vintage Days ‘06 is April 20-23 at Fresno State

This year’s Vintage Days includes a turn in the national spotlight as syndicated radio talk-show host Stephanie Miller broadcasts from the Satellite Student Union during Day 2 of the four-day event that begins April 20. Also scheduled are a Casino Night (7-11 p.m. April 20), the Boomtown Carnival, Kids Zone and Crafts Faire (10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21-23) and Salsa Night (6:30 p.m.-midnight April 21). Vintage Days annually attracts more than 50,000 visitors to the Fresno State campus with its blend of activities, entertainment and food. Student Affairs Web site and Vintage Days news.

Pioneering Westside farmer Jack Woolf honored by Ag One
Fresno State’s Ag One Foundation will recognize Jack Woolf at its Community Salute award dinner May 12 at the downtown Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Woolf, who worked many years managing ranches of Westside farming giant Russell Giffen, launched his own ranching and other ag-related businesses as Woolf Enterprises in 1974, building his business into one of the area’s biggest in the industry Woolf also has given generously to the community and the Community Salute will help establish the Ag One-Jack Woolf Scholarship Endowment Fund to benefit students seeking a degree in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. More...

    Jack Woolf

Rendering of Jane Addams SculptureJane Addams statue to be unveiled Thursday
The campus and the community will get their first look Thursday, April 6, at the life-sized statue of Jane Addams, the newest sculpture in Fresno State’s Peace Garden and the first time a woman has been honored there. The bronze statue of the reformer and Nobel Peace Prize winner is by graduate student Claudia Nolan. It will join those of Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Fresno State will host first-in-the-West Hispanic Youth Symposium
More than 150 high school students from Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties will gather Aug. 4-6 at Fresno State for the first Hispanic Youth Symposium in the western United States. The event, sponsored by the university and the Hispanic College Fund, gives youth an opportunity to explore their cultural and community roots and develop skills to help them succeed in college and beyond. More...

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John D. Welty

Vice President for
University Advancement

Peter N. Smits


Associate Vice President for
University Communications

Mark Aydelotte

Director of Publications
and Web Services

Bruce Whitworth

News Director, Journal Editor
Shirley Melikian Armbruster

Public Information Specialist
Tom Uribes

Senior Writer
Lanny Larson

Editorial Assistant
Angel Langridge