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Media Clips 9.1-5.12

Postby ucommstudent » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:02 am


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County's teens buckle up the least
(Californian (Sports) © 09/05/2012)
Monterey County teenage drivers are less likely to buckle up than their peers across the state, according to a survey released Tuesday by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The report, conducted in the spring by researchers at California State University, Fresno, determined that seat-belt use for teens in Monterey County was at 87.2 percent, compared with 96.1 percent use statewide.

Toxicology results awaited in Fresno State freshman's death after fraternity party
(Fresno Bee © 09/05/2012)
Investigators are waiting for toxicology results to point them to the cause of death of Fresno State freshman Philip Dhanens following a fraternity party over the weekend. An autopsy was performed Tuesday on Dhanens, an 18-year-old from Bakersfield who died Sunday after an alcohol-fueled party Friday night and early Saturday at the Theta Chi fraternity house.

Fresno State community mourns loss of student
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/05/2012)
Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to honor a Fresno State student who died after a night of drinking. Related ContentStory: Fresno police investigating fraternity pledge death Story: Fresno St fraternity suspended after student deathMore: ABC30 Neighborhood News

"African Americans Not Allowed In Fresno Apartment" Flyer Is Fake But Goes Viral
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 09/05/2012)
Apartment management believes the vandalism and fake flyer was done by someone they had to evict or someone who illegally parked on the property at a recent Fresno State game and their car was towed, either way Fresno Police say they are investigating it as vandalism and a hate crime.

Vigil Held for Fresno State Student
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 09/05/2012)
Hundreds of students, many dressed in black, gathered in the peace garden on campus. Although much of the evening was spent reflecting in silence, there were some speakers who shared memories or messages of comfort. Dhanens, a Bakersfield native, died Sunday in a local hospital.

UC Merced emphasizes safety, community
(Merced Sun-Star © 09/05/2012)
"That's one of the big steps that we've taken at UC Merced," she said. "We are giving them a semester to build a community on campus without the influence of a fraternity or sorority." UC Merced has other such policies and procedures in place to try to prevent tragedies such as the one that happened at California State University, Fresno, this weekend. Fresno State freshman and Theta Chi fraternity pledge Philip Dhanens, 18, of Bakersfield died after a weekend of heavy drinking, according to The Fresno Bee.

Girls take a summer Tech Trek to Stanford
(Campbell Reporter © 09/04/2012)
Tech Trek was started in 1998 by Marie Wolbach at Stanford University, who now serves as a state officer for AAUW. Today, the university hosts two sessions every summer. In California, there are Tech Trek camps at four University of California campuses, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine and Davis, as well as at Stanford, Whittier College, Sonoma State University and California State University, Fresno. AAUW plans to develop Tech Trek in other parts of the country.Copyright 2012 San Jose Mercury News. All rights reserved.

A year later, Occupy Fresno struggles to hang on
(Fresno Bee © 09/04/2012)
Out of work and frustrated, northwest Fresno resident Mike Bridges headed downtown last October to check out Occupy Fresno. The around-the-clock demonstration had begun to draw media attention for its protest of economic injustice. It was a rallying theme born on Wall Street and embraced by about 150 laid-off workers, students, '60s-era peace activists and homeless who had dragged tents and signs to the streets and sidewalks of Fresno.

Police probe Fresno State student's death
(Fresno Bee © 09/04/2012)
Police are trying to determine who provided alcohol to a California State University, Fresno fraternity pledge who died after a party at the fraternity house. The Fresno County Coroner's Office planned to conduct an autopsy on 18-year-old Philip Dhanens' body on Tuesday. Authorities say Dhanens, a freshman, died over the weekend after drinking at a party at Theta Chi. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer tells the Fresno Bee ( investigators also want to know what was said to Dhanens and other pledges before they drank and whether any were forced to drink as part of a hazing.

Teen Seat Belt Use Reaches All Time High
(GlobeNewswire © 09/04/2012)
The reasons for California's high rate are thought to be due to heavy enforcement and awareness campaigns like Click It or Ticket, as well as a large number of efforts aimed specifically at teens like Every 15 Minutes, Start Smart, Right Turn, Teen Smart, and Friday Night Live where seat belt usage is emphasized. Researchers from CSU Fresno surveyed traffic near 100 high schools in 29 counties in the spring of 2012. Notable items from the latest survey include: - The usage rate for passengers, as opposed to drivers, is up markedly in just three years, from 85.7 percent in 2009 to 95.8 percent this yea

Several Fresno County hotels robbed at gunpoint
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/04/2012)
What was supposed to be a normal, quiet night on the job became a Fresno State student's worst nightmare. "They got to see my features but I didn't get to see them because they were covered in black masks," said Olivia, the hotel clerk. Olivia was studying while working at the front desk at the Selma Holiday Inn, when all of a sudden three masked men confronted her. "I stepped back and he put his gun to my head and said open the drawer and give me the money." She did what they asked, laid on the ground, and waited while they searched the office for money. "You hear it happening to other hotels but never did I think it would happen there."

Students prepare to remember Philip Dhanens
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/04/2012)
Fresno State students are gathering Tuesday night to mourn the death of one of their own. Philip Dhanens, a Theta Chi pledge, died over the weekend after a night of heavy drinking. His cause of death has not been determined. Thousands of students are back on campus after a long Labor Day weekend and many are feeling the absence of an 18-year-old freshman. Dhanens died over the weekend after drinking heavily at the Theta Chi fraternity house.“Students are definitely concerned.

Fraternity Pledge Death: Investigation Continues
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 09/04/2012)
Representatives from the national Theta Chi fraternity are helping authorities investigate the moments leading to the death of an 18-year-old Fresno State student and fraternity pledge. Fresno Police say Philip Dhanens had been heavily drinking over the weekend. The teen died Sunday morning. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday.

Garces grad dies after drinking at frat house
(Bakersfield Californian © 09/03/2012)
A Garces High School graduate just beginning his college experience at Fresno State University died Sunday following a night of heavy drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, university officials said late Sunday afternoon. Philip Dhanens, 18, of Bakersfield, a Theta Chi pledge, died at a Fresno hospital less than two days after a night of drinking that started Friday night and likely extended into Saturday morning, said Fresno State spokeswoman Shirley Armbruster.

Labor Day News Briefs
(Central Valley Business Times © 09/03/2012)
Fresno State suspends recognition of Theta Chi fraternity Fresno State says it has suspended recognition of Theta Chi fraternity following the death of a student apparently after a night of drinking at the off-campus fraternity house. Philip Dhanens, 18, of Bakersfield, a Theta Chi pledge, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Student dies after drinking at Fresno frat house
(Chico Enterprise-Record © 09/03/2012)
A freshman at Fresno State University died Sunday after a night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, prompting university officials to suspend recognition of the fraternity. Philip Dhanens, 18, of Bakersfield began pledging to join the Theta Chi fraternity last week, university spokeswoman Shirley Armbruster said.

National Theta Chi office issues statement in Fresno State pledge's death
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
he national office of the Theta Chi fraternity has issued this statement in connection with the death of Fresno State freshman Philip Dhanens, who died Sunday after a night of drinking Friday and early Saturday. "The thoughts and prayers of the members of Theta Chi International Fraternity are with the family and friends of Philip Dhanens. Our deepest sympathy is with them during this difficult time.

Wanted: Better-educated San Joaquin Valley job seekers
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
Dozier, who also heads the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State, said Valley educators and leaders must work harder to combat "the ignorance of not knowing there's a better life [that] doesn't include gangs or crime or laziness." "Students need mentors, people who they can look up to and who they want to follow in their footsteps," he added.

Griswold: 'In God We Trust' wins OK in Kings Co.
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
Supervisors said they'll dig into their own pockets to pay the estimated $450 installation. "In God We Trust" and "One Nation Under God" are called "ceremonial deism," said Fresno State philosophy professor Andrew Fiala. "It's sort of the default religious culture of the nation."

Yiddish festival features art exhibit
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
The festival also features various activities: A wine-and-cheese reception at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 featuring Klezmer music, a talk by Fresno State professor Toni Wein and Slichot service. A Jewish cooking program and presentation of the movie "Gefilte Fish" from 10-noon Oct. 14.

New-look Fresno State offense shines.
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
Derek Carr took his first snap of the season while standing on his goal line. Not a problem. Fresno State wasn't there long. Carr took the snap from center Lars Bramer and faked a draw to tailback Robbie Rouse, which allowed tight end Marcel Jensen enough time to work free down the right hash mark. Carr uncorked a perfect spiral that Jensen corralled for a 31-yard gain.

Sports briefs: Fresno State soccer team falls
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
The Fresno State women's soccer team (0-4-2) stayed winless through its first six games for the first time ever after falling 3-1 to Washington on Sunday at Husky Soccer Field in Seattle. The Bulldogs resume play Friday against UC Riverside at Bulldog Stadium. Fresno city tennis finals set

Boardroom for Sunday, Sept. 2
(Fresno Bee © 09/03/2012)
resno State's two Reserve Officer Training Corps programs have new leaders. Lt. Col. Lorenzo P. Rios commands the Army ROTC Bulldog Battalion and Lt. Col. Matthew R. Buehler commands the Air Force ROTC Detachment 35. ROTC unit leaders chair the Departments of Military Science (Army) and Aerospace Studies (Air Force) within the Craig School of Business.

Fresno State student dies after night of drinking at frat house
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 09/03/2012)
An 18-year-old Fresno State student from Bakersfield died Sunday after a night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, the university said in a news release. Philip Dhanens, who accepted an invitation to join the Theta Chi fraternity last week, died at a local hospital, the release said. The Fresno Police Department is investigating with the assistance of the University Police Department.

Garces Grad Dies After Drinking At Fresno Fraternity House
(KERO ABC 23 Bakersfield © 09/03/2012)
A recent Garces High School graduate died over the weekend after partying with a Fresno State University fraternity. According to Fresno police, Philip Dhanens, 18, died Sunday after a night of drinking at the Theta Chi off-campus fraternity house. Dhanens' mother told ABC news her son was only two weeks into his freshman year at Fresno state and had just started the pledging process for Theta Chi.

Fresno police investigating fraternity pledge death
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/03/2012)
Investigators have already recovered several bottles of alcohol from the home. Action News has learned the victim drank an excessive amount of rum. The Bakersfield native had only been at Fresno State two weeks and was rushing to become a member of Theta Chi.

Fresno State Fraternity Suspended After Pledge Dies
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/03/2012)
A fraternity at Fresno State has loss recognition today, after one of their pledges has died.Theta Chi was informed of their suspension Saturday after their pledge Philip Dhanes, 18, of Bakersfield, died at a local hospital Sunday.The Fresno Police Department and the University Police Department are currently investigating the circumstances of the death.Tune into CBS47 at 6 and tune into CBS47.TV for further details.

Fresno State Student's Death Results In Fraternity's Suspension
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 09/03/2012)
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Philip at this incredibly sad time,” said university President John D. Welty. “We are heartbroken at the loss of this young man who had just joined our university community and had a life of promise ahead.” Fresno Police Department is investigating the circumstances, with the assistance of University Police Department. Theta Chi’s privately owned fraternity house is located off campus.

The Maddy Report: Community Colleges
(Visalia Times-Delta © 09/03/2012)
This week on The Maddy Report: ?California?s Community Colleges: Open Access, Limited Success?? Guests Jack Scott, chancellor of the California Community College System, and Ben Duran, former president of Merced College, discuss the state of California?s community colleges with Maddy Institute executive director Mark Keppler. The show airs at 7 p.m. Friday on KVPT (Valley PBS). View previous pro...

Fresno State fraternity Theta Chi suspended after death
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/02/2012)
Fresno State officials say a fraternity pledge has died following a night of drinking and now the university is suspending its recognition of Theta Chi. Related ContentMore: ABC30 Neighborhood News Action News has learned Fresno police are investigating the death of 18-year-old Philip Dhanens. University officials say they have suspended the Theta Chi fraternity following Friday's deadly incident.

Teens arrested for string of Fresno State robberies
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 08/31/2012)
Fresno Police say a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old are suspected of as many as 7 armed robberies Thursday night. Police say the teens took purses, wallets and cell phones at gunpoint. The first robbery happened on Shaw and Rowell in Northeast Fresno. Police say at least three of the thefts happened on the Fresno State campus. Fresno Police are working with Fresno State Police to find the stolen item's owners.

Welty: NCAA needs antitrust exemption
(The Business Journal © 08/31/2012)
Although it initially sounds counter-intuitive, Fresno State President John Welty believes there needs to be a deeper examination of a growing movement to provide intercollegiate athletics with an antitrust exemption to create a more equitable playing field for all universities. “I think It would be wise to consider that and to look at some of the models professional sports have adopted to try to maintain competitive equity,” Welty said.

Leading Economic Indicator dips again for San Joaquin Valley
(Central Valley Business Times © 09/05/2012)
For a third straight month, the San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index has declined, according to a report Wednesday from Fresno State

Guy Rocha: The height of a 50-year-old mountain tale
( A Gannett Company © 09/02/2012)
Nielsen, using modern scientific techniques including a global positioning system, addressed the long-standing question of whether Mount Whitney or White Mountain is the highest summit in the lower 48 states as part of his senior project at California State University, Fresno, in late May/early June 1996.

Calif. students face rocky path to graduation
(Fresno Bee © 09/01/2012)
FYI- With state budget cuts forcing California's public universities to shrink their course offerings, earning a bachelor's degree in four years is becoming even more difficult for many students.

UC votes against privatizing UCLA business school
(Fresno Bee © 09/04/2012)
FYI- University of California faculty leaders said current policy doesn't give them the power to allow UCLA's Anderson School of Management to privatize its funding, a move administrators had sought to put the school on par with private business schools.

Cal State faculty approve 4-year contract
(Fresno Bee © 09/04/2012)
FYI- The California State University faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration, the union said Tuesday.

Fresno State football takes confident first step
(Fresno Bee © 09/02/2012)
With quite the focused look on his face, first-year Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter looked all set to race out of the Bulldog Stadium entrance tunnel and lead his football team onto the field.

McEwen: Fast is the name of the Bulldogs' game
(Fresno Bee © 09/02/2012)
There is a pedal in the Fresno State football team again and it is pushing down to the metal.

Photos of Vigil and Football
(Fresno Bee © 09/05/2012)
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