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Media Clips 5.11-15.2017

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:25 pm
by ucommstudent


These media clips are provided by the Office of University Communications at California State University, Fresno. They are intended for the internal use of California State University, Fresno and should not be redistributed. If you want to print a story, do so now before the link expires. Questions and submissions may be sent to

5 Things To Do Today, Monday, May 15
(Fresno Bee © 05/15/2017)
Get hands-on instruction and tips on management, marketing and hospitality training. Fresno State Winery, 2360 W. Barstow Ave., Fresno, 707-681-5120,, $40. ... 29277.html

Clovis girl wins third straight State Spelling Bee, says she's not nervous anymore
(Fresno Bee © 05/14/2017)
Ananya Vinay, the 12-year-old spelling wiz from Fugman Elementary in Clovis Unified, first competed there in 2016, qualifying out of the Fresno County Spell-Off that's sponsored by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools office in partnership with The Fresno Bee. Other sponsors include Fresno State, Chevron, Granville Homes, EECU Credit Union, the Shops at River Park and the ERC grant writing firm. ... 20967.html

Six Fresno State students attempt to break Guinness World Record
(Fresno Bee © 05/14/2017)
Six Fresno State marketing students have teamed up for a run at a Guinness World Record "for the largest free-standing paper mache structure". The students Heather Steven, Evyan Gallegos, Taryn Cuningham, Erica Torres, Jon Carrasco and Hana Dantic started the project as part of a Strategic Planning in Marketing course taught by William Rice. They started making a paper mache grape in March to represent the Central Valley, Gallegos said. ... 54142.html

Reader review – don’t miss ‘Heathers’
(The Fresno Bee © 05/14/2017)
“Heathers The Musical” at Fresno State is a show adapted from the 1988 cult movie about high school cliques (remember them?) As done by our college company, it’s an imaginatively staged, outstandingly cast, professionally performed experience. It’s dark and adult comedy, but outrageously laugh-so-hard-you-snort funny. ... 95782.html

Fresno State students aim for Guinness World Record
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 05/14/2017)
Some Fresno State students appear to now hold a world record. According to their measurements, they constructed the world's largest free-standing paper mache structure. The Strategic Marketing students started on this project three months ago. They researched a world record they wanted to tackle -- and what it would take. They used copies of their campus newspaper -- The Collegian-- to make 450 "grapes." ... rld-record

Prof tries to stamp out pro-life free speech and now he’s getting sued
(LifeSiteNews © 05/15/2017)
Students for Life at [Fresno State] filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Dr. Gregory Thatcher, a public health professor who attempted to destroy their sidewalk chalk messages and encouraged pro-abortion students to do the same. ... tting-sued

Prof sued after declaring no free speech on campus
( © 05/11/2017)
A health professor at California State University at Fresno has been sued in his personal capacity for lecturing students who already had obtained school permission for a series of chalked messages on the sidewalk declaring “college campuses are not free speech areas.” ... on-campus/

Thirsty for beer at Fresno State football games? Here’s some potentially quenching news
(The Fresno Bee© 05/11/2017)
California State University Chancellor Timothy White is strongly considering repealing a 2006 executive order handed down by his predecessor that banned alcohol sales at all university owned and operated facilities, a well-placed Fresno State athletic department source told The Bee. ... 17077.html

Fresno State University Professor: “College Campuses Are Not Free Speech Areas”
(Alliance Defending Freedom© 05/11/2017)
Toward the end of April, Fresno State Students for Life received permission from university officials to write positive, pro-life messages in chalk on the sidewalks leading to the library. But a Fresno State professor did not like the message they were expressing and organized a group of students to erase, obscure, and deface those messages. ... eech-areas

Fresno State Receives $1 Million for Dairy Science Program
(Philanthropy News Digest© 05/11/2017)
California State University, Fresno has announced a $1 million gift from Manuel Mancebo, Jr. to its Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. ... ce-program

Anti-abortion student group sues California professor over free speech
( © 05/13/2017)
A lawsuit filed by a student anti-abortion group against a California university professor claims he and some of his students infringed on their free speech rights when erasing chalk messages on campus.According to the lawsuit, Fresno State Students for Life planned to write messages in chalk outside the university's library. According to the lawsuit, Fresno State Students for Life planned to write messages in chalk outside the university's library. After getting approval from the university, they set a date: May 2.That morning, the group wrote their messages; examples ranged from "You CAN be pregnant successful" and "Unborn lives matter" to "Women need love, NOT abortion." ... index.html

You should see the smiles. Foster kids get first birthday cakes
(Fresno Bee © 05/13/2017)
Thumbs up to Mike McGarvin and former Fresno State faculty member Ernesto Palomino, who will receive honorary doctorates at Fresno State's 106th commencement May 20 at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro will present the degree to McGarvin in recognition of his service to the homeless through Poverello House, Village of Hope, and Community of Hope. ... 81772.html

More New Partners Announce Commitments at Partnership for a Healthier America's Annual Summit
(PR Newswire © 05/13/2017)
The former First Lady also addressed the Summit this afternoon, closing the event's programming with her remarks. As a demonstration of PHA's reach and scale, in addition to the organizations above, today eight college campuses joined PHA's Healthier Campus Initiative. These campuses include California State University, Fresno. ... 56903.html

Mayor's top aide got married at bayfront estate of developer and SoccerCity supporter
(San Diego Union Tribune © 05/13/2017)
Andrew Fiala is director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State University. He said many things permitted under state law do not appear ethical to everyday constituents. ... story.html

Planned Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame home gets first look
(The Business Journal © 05/13/2017)
Among the features will be display cases that can be changed periodically to focus on athletes based on themes — females, males, athletes of color, etc. — along with a “Bulldogs in the Hall” display for athletes who attended Fresno State, where the Save Mart Center is located. ... first-look

Merced College's 54th Commencement Exercise to be Held on Friday, May 26, 2017
(Sierra Sun Times © 05/13/2017)
Merced College Superintendent/President Chris Vitelli will introduce CSU Fresno President Dr. Joseph Castro, who will deliver his Commencement Address titled A Bold and Bright Future. Kathryn Davis, who is graduating with associate of arts degrees in General Agriculture and Landscape Horticulture, will deliver the student address. Her speech is titled Dreams do Come True. ... ay-26-2017

Fresno State professor Gregory Thatcher sued after rallying students to attack message of pro-life group
(TheGlobalDispatch © 05/12/2017)
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pro-life student organization filed suit in federal court Thursday against a [Fresno State] professor who instructed students from his class to join him in defacing and erasing the group’s sidewalk chalk messages that affirmed life. ... nt-page-1/

Fresno State Prof. to Pro-Life Students: “College campuses are not free speech areas”
( © 05/12/2017)
Earlier this month, DNC chair Tom Perez famously declared that every Democrat should be pro-abortion, and apparently a garbled version of this memo seeped down to one Fresno State professor as “every person should be pro-abortion . . . or be silenced.” ... ech-areas/

Academic numbers drop for Fresno State football, basketball. How much trouble are they in?
(Fresno Bee © 05/12/2017)
The football and basketball programs at Fresno State posted poor Academic Progress Rate scores for the 2015-16 academic year, numbers low enough to jeopardize their eligibility for postseason play in the future if not corrected. In football the score is 916 out of a maximum of 1,000, the lowest going back more than a decade. In basketball the score is 857 – low, but given the history of the program. ... 43019.html

(Church Militant © 05/12/2017)
A student group is suing a Fresno State University professor for trampling on their free speech rights, and recruiting his students to alter, deface and scrub away their pro-life display. ... ree-speech

Pro-life students sue Fresno State professor who claimed ‘campuses are not free speech areas’
(The Washington Times © 05/15/2017)
Pro-life students are suing a Fresno State University professor who erased their sidewalk chalk messages and recruited students to do the same while claiming “college campuses are not free speech areas.” ... professor/

Anti-Abortion Students Say Fresno State Prof Muzzled Them
(Court House News © 05/15/2017)
Students at Fresno State sued a professor who erased the anti-abortion messages they chalked on a campus sidewalk, then allegedly told them “college campuses are not free speech areas.” Bernadette Tasy, Jesus Herrera, and Fresno State Students on Thursday sued William Gregory Thatcher, an assistant professor of public health at Cal State, Fresno. ... f-muzzled/

Fresno State students sue professor, say free speech violated
(The Fresno Bee © 05/11/2017)
Two Fresno State students are suing a professor for erasing anti-abortion messages they wrote in sidewalk chalk on campus earlier this month, claiming their free speech rights were violated. ... 76467.html

Fresno State students sue professor, say free speech violated
(YourCentralValley © 05/11/2017)
Fresno State students sue professor,... - An argument caught on cell phone video between a Fresno State student and professor has erupted into a lawsuit over free speech. ... /712038449

'College Campuses Are Not Free Speech Areas': Professor Attacks Pro-Life Students
(CBNnews © 05/11/2017)
The lawsuit, Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher, explains that Professor Thatcher's decision to erase Students for Life's expression, to recruit students to help in his censorship and to harass and intimidate the group violates their fundamental right to freedom of speech. ... e-students

Is beer back, Bulldog fans? Plus classic movies. And foam party! The Morning Scoop
(The Fresno Bee © 05/11/2017)
It looks like beer is coming back to Bulldog Stadium and Save Mart Center. Because fans apparently can’t get sufficiently lubricated in the parking lot. ... 34442.html

VIDEO: Public university professor tells class to erase pro-life chalking, gets sued for it
(The College Fix© 05/11/2017)
In order to get his class to erase pro-life chalking that was expressly permitted by [Fresno State], a public health professor falsely claimed pro-life students could only chalk in a “free speech zone” that was eliminated two years ago, according to a new lawsuit.

Academic numbers drop for Fresno State football, basketball. How much trouble are they in?
(The Fresno Bee © 05/11/2017)
The football and basketball programs at Fresno State posted poor Academic Progress Rate scores for the 2015-16 academic year, numbers low enough to jeopardize their eligibility for postseason play in the future if not corrected. ... 43019.html