Media Clips 7.17.12

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Media Clips 7.17.12

Postby ucommstudent » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:58 am


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UCR: Larsen looks at Fresno State for inspiration
(Blog.Pe.Com © 07/17/2012)
During a conversation with UC Riverside women’s volleyball coach (and USA men’s Olympic team assistant) Ron Larsen for Sunday’s column, he brought up something This Space has felt for years. It may sound funny, but why can’t UCR be the Fresno State of SoCal? “Obviously, to me it’s about how do we get the community more involved in the campus,” Larsen said. “I look at Riverside very much like I look at Fresno. In Fresno, everything revolves around Fresno State. Everything.

Largest public pension fund earns dismal 1 percent
(Fresno Bee © 07/17/2012)
FYI - The nation's largest public pension fund collected a dismal 1 percent annual return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely bring pressure on California's state and local governments to contribute more money, officials said Monday. The return reported by the California Public Employees' Retirement System was well below its projected return of 7.5 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30 and is prompting administrators to consider changes to investment strategies.

Terry promotes Schwartz and Jones, hires Paulino to complete 'Dogs coaching staff
(Fresno Beehive © 07/17/2012)
Fresno State Coach Rodney Terry completed his coaching staff on Monday, promoting from within and hiring a familiar face from his past to fill out of the Bulldogs' bench.

Fresno State Student's Tragic Death and Inspiring Life
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 07/17/2012)
27-year old Phillip Johnson reportedly went into Millerton Lake to grab a child's sandal, and never made it out. “I don't know how to take it… I’m kind of just shocked,” said Ben Ingersoll, former Editor in Chief for Fresno State’s student newspaper. Ingersoll helped Johnson with his writing and says he was the most driven Journalism major he met at Fresno State.“It’s kind of rare to find students who want to get better each day. He would bring the same story 5 times so he could improve and he was so polite about it too,” said IngersollFriends say his tenacity was forged on the tough streets of Los Angeles where he grew up.

Visalia to upgrade water plant
(Visalia Times-Delta © 07/17/2012)
The irrigation district and the city of Visalia have jointly hired the California Water Institute at Fresno State University to measure the impact of delivering highly treated water into a canal system and diverting Sierra surface run-off water into large ponding basins. The results of the study are due out this fall, Hendrix said. From there, Hendrix said he plans to use the results of the study to convince farmers that this is a good idea.

Fig Fest and Fig Feast 2012 scheduled for Aug. 11
(Visalia Times-Delta © 07/17/2012)
Enjoy fresh and dried California figs, recipes and more at ninth annual fig fest, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at California State University, Fresno, Ag East Lawn, 5421 N. Maple Ave., Fresno.

CSU system bracing for massive cuts
(Central Valley Business Times © 07/16/2012)
Faculty, staff and management at California State University?s 23 campuses will see their pay and benefits cut by 2.5 percent to 5.25 percent if state voters reject a tax increase on the November ballot, says Fresno State University President John Welty. The pay cuts would be just part of a package of potential changes that would be part of ?trigger? cuts to meet a $250 million immediate cut in state payments to the nation?s largest university. Another option will be a tuition increase of at least $150 per semester along with further enrollment reductions, Mr. Welty says. ?Unfortunately, the alternatives will involve shared pain for everyone,? Mr. Welty says.

Body of drowned man recovered from Millerton Lake
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 07/16/2012)
The body of a 27-year-old man who drowned in Millerton Lake on Sunday night was recovered Monday morning, the park supervisor said. The dead man is Phillip Johnson, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said. Fresno State officials on Monday said the victim was a senior Mass Communications and Journalism major from Westchester.

CSUs potentially facing tough budget choices
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 07/16/2012)
This week is Dog Days at Fresno State. It's normally an exciting time for incoming students as they familiarize themselves with their new surroundings, but as hundreds of new students gear up to register for their courses in the Fall, news about the state budget and its impact on higher education is putting a damper on their spirits.
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