Fresno State http://kvpr.org en Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-breaks-ground-new-research-center <p>Fresno State officials broke ground today on a $24 million agricultural and engineering research center.</p><p>The 30,000 square-foot facility will host labs and foster collaboration among students and faculty in the university’s agricultural, engineering and science and math colleges.</p><p>The Jordan Research Center aimed at solving agricultural challenges will be located on the corner of Barstow and Woodrow avenues.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:00:31 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34188 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center Campus-Wide Collaboration Ups Fresno State's Water Conservation http://kvpr.org/post/campus-wide-collaboration-ups-fresno-states-water-conservation <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Fresno State’s newest additions is a broad, brown, </span>mulchy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> patch of land in front of the Science II building. &nbsp;Gardening specialist </span>Fortunato<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Garcia leads volunteers with shovels to a lumpy mound.</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garcia: All right, so we'll put one fertilizer tab here, one here, one here, one there...</span></p></blockquote><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:24:56 +0000 Kerry Klein 32965 at http://kvpr.org Campus-Wide Collaboration Ups Fresno State's Water Conservation Fresno State Holds Its First LGBTQ+ Graduation http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-holds-its-first-lgbtq-graduation <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;group of 18 students from schools across Fresno State were hooded with rainbow banners today in a first for Fresno State:&nbsp; a lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning graduation ceremony.</span></p><p>“I was really inspired because I noticed a lot of openly gay people, but we didn’t have a ceremony of our own, a reception of our own,” says Curtis Ortega with Fresno State’s United Student Pride Club. “We were kind of there as openly gay students, but I felt we needed our own expression and graduation ceremony.”</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 00:59:44 +0000 Ezra David Romero 32809 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State Holds Its First LGBTQ+ Graduation Plight Of Kessab Armenians Attracts International Attention http://kvpr.org/post/plight-kessab-armenians-attracts-international-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, Armenians throughout the world marked the somber occasion of the </span>99th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Around 1.5 million Armenians are estimated to have died in what is now known as the first genocide of the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:19:18 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 31929 at http://kvpr.org Plight Of Kessab Armenians Attracts International Attention Fresno State President's Quintet http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-presidents-quintet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we hear the President's Quintet of California State University Fresno. This scholarship woodwind ensemble is funded through the office of the university's President Joseph Castro and performs at many official campus events. The student members also receive additional support from the Fresno State Associated Students Inc. for tours, supplies and commissions. The group was founded in 1978, and is directed by Fresno State flute professor Dr. Teresa Beaman. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:26:07 +0000 George Mason 30645 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State President's Quintet At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-dolores-huerta-urges-young-latinos-get-covered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With just 10 days left before the Covered California enrollment deadline, farm labor activist Dolores </span>Huerta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took her message to students at Fresno State today. As </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports, it's part of a last minute push to boost enrollment figures among Latinos and young people.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:35:04 +0000 Joe Moore 30048 at http://kvpr.org At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' In Fresno, Vilsack Calls For New Approach To Wildfire Fight http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-vilsack-calls-new-approach-wildfire-fight <p>As Congress continues to debate the farm bill, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the Valley Tuesday to speak with local agriculture leaders. But he also called for Washington to do more when it comes to fighting wildfires.</p><p>He told a crowd of about 200 hundred people at Fresno State that passing a farm bill is essential to the San Joaquin Valley’s ag economy.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:23:22 +0000 Ezra David Romero 24768 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Vilsack Calls For New Approach To Wildfire Fight Fresno State's 'Bulldogs' Logo Controversy Pits Athletics, Gangs http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-states-bulldogs-logo-controversy-pits-athletics-gangs <p>In the world of sports, &nbsp;controversies over logos aren't unusual. The Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians have long been the subject of protests from Native American groups. Even high school teams aren't immune <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/california-high-school-cheers-r-b-s">from such issues.</a> But closer to home there’s another sort of debate over the logo for the sports teams from Fresno State - the Bulldog. In this case the debate isn’t about alleged racism, it’s about violence, and a street gang that has appropriated the logo for its own use.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:57:57 +0000 Joe Moore 24407 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State's 'Bulldogs' Logo Controversy Pits Athletics, Gangs New Downtown Arts Complex Brings Momentum to 'M Street' http://kvpr.org/post/new-downtown-arts-complex-brings-momentum-m-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the past decade, downtown Fresno's arts scene has blossomed with new galleries and studios, not to mention live-work lofts and an area filled with public art that's been dubbed the mural district.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:35:47 +0000 Joe Moore 24089 at http://kvpr.org New Downtown Arts Complex Brings Momentum to 'M Street' Indian Ambassador To U.S. Takes Interest In Central California http://kvpr.org/post/indian-ambassador-us-takes-interest-central-california <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not every day that an ambassador from a foreign nation visits Fresno. But on Thursday the Indian ambassador to the United States paid a visit to Fresno State.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao visited Fresno for several reasons: to strengthen U.S. – India ties.</p><p>"Trade, business and investment ties between economies such as ours..."</p><p>The large Indian population in the San Joaquin Valley:</p><p>“I see so many friends from the Punjab region of India sitting amongst us..."</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:52:23 +0000 Ezra David Romero 20869 at http://kvpr.org Indian Ambassador To U.S. Takes Interest In Central California CSU Campuses Expand Online Course Offerings http://kvpr.org/post/csu-campuses-expand-online-course-offerings <p class="p1">California State University students can now enroll in more online classes than they’ve been able to.</p><p class="p1">CSU’s Mike Uhlenkamp says starting Thursday students can take online classes at any CSU campus - even courses not available at their home campus.</p><p class="p3">“A student can be enrolled at Sacramento State but take a course that’s available online from Channel Islands," says <span class="s1">Uhlenkamp.</span></p><p class="p1">He says the new system will help make up for a lack of available spots in high-demand classroom courses.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:16:40 +0000 Harry Gibbons 19278 at http://kvpr.org CSU Campuses Expand Online Course Offerings Incoming Fresno State President Castro: 'I'm Going to Be President For Every Student' http://kvpr.org/post/incoming-fresno-state-president-castro-im-going-be-president-every-student <p>Later this summer, for the first time in a generation, Fresno State will have a new president. The CSU Board of Trustees late last month selected Joseph Castro to become the university’s eight president, replacing the soon to retire John Welty, who has led the institution for the last 22 years. Castro will become the first Californian to hold the position, and the first Latino.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:52:24 +0000 Joe Moore 16231 at http://kvpr.org Incoming Fresno State President Castro: 'I'm Going to Be President For Every Student' Eight Things That Have Changed Since the Last Time Fresno State Had A New President http://kvpr.org/post/eight-things-have-changed-last-time-fresno-state-had-new-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lot has happened in Central California since the last time Fresno State had a new president.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees &nbsp;selected </span>Hanford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> native Joseph Castro as the eighth president of Fresno State. He will replace the soon-to-retire John </span>Welty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who has led the university since August of 1991. Fri, 24 May 2013 00:34:05 +0000 Joe Moore 15633 at http://kvpr.org Eight Things That Have Changed Since the Last Time Fresno State Had A New President On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-mariachi-water-dui-alcohol-limit-bakersfield-beating-update-pres-welty <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="cke_bm_35S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Valley Edition we take a look into stories and issues across the region including water, possibly reducing the the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">legal limit for blood alcohol content for drivers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an update surrounding a Bakersfield man who was beaten to death by law enforcement and more.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:57:51 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 15487 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty Welty Offers Advice For The Next Fresno State President: 'Have A Thick Skin' http://kvpr.org/post/welty-offers-advice-next-fresno-state-president-have-thick-skin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno State President John </span>Welty<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will retire this summer, bringing an end to a 22-year tenure as head of the university. He recently sat down with Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore to reflect back on his career.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Interview highlights:</span></p><p><strong>Welty on advice to his successor:</strong></p><blockquote><p>Good luck, have a thick skin, and take time to laugh at yourself from time to time.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:29:15 +0000 Joe Moore 15279 at http://kvpr.org Welty Offers Advice For The Next Fresno State President: 'Have A Thick Skin' How Jackie Robinson Almost Became A Fresno State Bulldog http://kvpr.org/post/how-jackie-robinson-almost-became-fresno-state-bulldog <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson nearly wound up as multi-sport star for the Fresno State Bulldogs.</span></p><p>In a move that would likely run afoul of today's NCAA recruiting regulations, the school offered the star a number of incentives in an attempt to lure Robinson to the campus, including a new set of tires for his aging 1931 Plymouth.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:12:43 +0000 Joe Moore 13537 at http://kvpr.org How Jackie Robinson Almost Became A Fresno State Bulldog New CSU Chancellor Timothy White Pledges No Tuition Hikes http://kvpr.org/post/new-csu-chancellor-timothy-white-pledges-no-tuition-hikes <p></p><p></p><p>The new chancellor of the California State University system is promising tuition won’t go up this academic year or next.&nbsp; But Chancellor Timothy White says Californians must understand that a CSU education costs money – and that it’s a worthy investment, both for students and the state.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:38:05 +0000 Ben Adler 12045 at http://kvpr.org New CSU Chancellor Timothy White Pledges No Tuition Hikes Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific Young Composers http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-fresno-pacific-young-composers <p>On this edition of FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we feature performances by young composers with ties to Fresno Pacific University, Joseph del Giorgio and Luffy Bailey. Both del Giorgio and Bailey attended Fresno Pacific as undergraduates. Bailey is now working on a masters degree at Fresno State, and del Giorgio is doing the same at Cal State Fullerton. Joining del Giorgio for his performance on Young Artists Spotlight is fellow Cal State Fullerton vocalist, soprano Joslyn Sarshad. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:06:36 +0000 George Mason 11431 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific Young Composers New CSU Chancellor Is Fresno State Alumnus http://kvpr.org/post/new-csu-chancellor-fresno-state-alumnus <p>The California State University Board of Trustees has named Timothy P. White &nbsp;as the new chancellor of the 23 campus system. White is currently the chancellor of UC Riverside.</p><p>He succeeds Charles B. Reed, who retired earlier this year after leading the system for the past 14 years. White will be just the seventh chancellor in the system's history.</p><p>White graduated from Fresno State in 1970 with a degree in physical education. He went on to receive a master's degree from CSU Hayward and a doctorate from UC Berkeley.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:28:30 +0000 Joe Moore 4987 at http://kvpr.org New CSU Chancellor Is Fresno State Alumnus Fresno State Student Dead, Frat Suspended After Party, Drinking http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-student-dead-frat-suspended-after-party-drinking Fresno State's Theta Chi fraternity has been suspended following the death of an 18 year old student who spent a night drinking at a fraternity party.  The university says that freshman fraternity pledge Philip Dhanens of Bakersfield died at an area hospital on Sunday. He had accepted an invitation to join the fraternity earlier in the week. The university says it learned of the incident Saturday morning. The Fresno Police Department is investigating the death. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 04:10:45 +0000 Joe Moore 3336 at http://kvpr.org