Media Clips 9.15-17.2012

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Media Clips 9.15-17.2012

Postby madona » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 am


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Valley targets doctor shortage with Affordable Care Act on horizon
(Fresno Bee © 09/17/2012)
The impression stayed with Dr. Veronica Ramirez, a Dinuba native who attended the Health Careers program at Fresno State from 1998 to 2003. Ramirez returned after medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is a fourth-year chief resident at Children's Hospital Central California in Madera County.

Focus on Party Hosts
(Inside Higher Ed © 09/17/2012)
The recent drinking-related death of a freshman at California State University at Fresno should alert college administrators, students, and parents to the seriousness of student alcohol abuse as it occurs in and around campus settings. This unnecessary tragedy should also motivate students to use every precaution available when engaging with alcohol, a popular – and dangerous – hobby.

Hundreds of tires removed from San Joaquin River
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/17/2012)
Fresno State students and Kiwanis key club members joined other participants in the Great Sierra River Clean-Up this weekend. Some scoured the water by canoe, and others swam with snorkels. The volunteers pulled about 300 tires out of the river, including one they believe is a model-A tire from the 1920s or 30s.

Crews Clear River of Trash
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/17/2012)
Local volunteers banded together to get rid of garbage in and around the San Joaquin River over the weekend. Their work proved to be a huge success as they wound up hauling out 12 tons worth of junk. “The San Joaquin River is beautiful. It's an important part of this area's ecology and we need to take care of it,” said Mark Soma, a political science professor at Fresno State.

Fresno State Aquatics Center now open to students
(The Collegian © 09/17/2012)
The Fresno State Aquatics Center has opened the pool area to its students and faculty for fitness swimming. Aug. 15, 2012 the pool area will be open to students and faculty to use between 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Taking a closer look at the Free Speech Area
(The Collegian © 09/17/2012)
One of the most visible areas on campus is the Free Speech Area, which is available to students, organizations and others to spread their messages to the public. Only university organizations and students can reserve use of the Free Speech Area platform, but if it isn’t reserved, it is open to use by anyone.

Woman who escaped child sex trafficking to deliver Bonner lecture at Emporia State
(The Emporia Gazette © 09/17/2012)
By the time she was 30, Phelps had used education as a way out, earning first a bachelor’s degree from California State University Fresno then both an MBA and law degree from UCLA. Now, Phelps has returned to the streets to help homeless and at-risk youth find their own better lives.

The Maddy Report: The Tea Party
(Visalia Times-Delta © 09/17/2012)
This week on The Maddy Report: “The Tea Party: Pendulum Politics or Something More?” Guest Sal Russo, the chief political strategist for the Tea Party Express, discusses the party with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. The show airs at 7 p.m. Friday on KVPT (Valley PBS).

Class 43 chosen for California Agricultural Leadership Program
(Western Farm Press © 09/17/2012)
Twenty-four individuals have been named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. The new class will be inaugurated on Oct. 18 at California State University, Fresno. Twenty-four individuals have been named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program for emerging agricultural leaders. The new class will be inaugurated on Oct. 18 at California State University, Fresno.

Some young immigrants may qualify for driver's licenses
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram © 09/16/2012)
When 17-year-old Alondra Esquivel needs to get from her home in rural Parlier to classes at Fresno State University 20 miles away, she must rely on rides from her relatives.Esquivel, a college freshman, was brought illegally to the United States from Mexico when she was 7. And California has denied driving privileges to immigrants lacking legal status since 1993.She may be behind the wheel soon, however, as one of an estimated million young people eligible for a new federal program that temporarily grants work permits to people brought to the U.S.

Troubled Millennium charter keeps getting chances
(Fresno Bee © 09/16/2012)
Most of last year, the school operated without a principal. Brown, who has no background in education, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Periodic phone calls and visits to New Millennium by Fresno State journalism students throughout the school year found Cal Johnson at the school only one time.

Fresno State beats Colorado 69 to 14 to improve to 2-1 on the season
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 09/16/2012)
Coach Tim DeRuyter's Fresno State Bulldogs pulled off a huge win over the Colorado Buffaloes scoring 35 points in the first quarter alone -- and 55 points by half time. The 55 points is a Mountain West record for a first half.

New Fresno State Mascot Introduced
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/16/2012)
A big surprise at Saturday's Fresno State football game. The new Bulldog mascot was introduced.Victor E. Bulldog the Second will carry on the tradition.CBS47 got an exclusive look at this new mascot and what makes him the right dog for the job.The five month old English bulldog is the new mascot for Fresno State.He's getting used to cameras and other sights and sounds of football games. “Last weekend he had NFL and NCAA football games playing in the background all weekend.

River Clean Up: Tons of Trash and Tires Pulled From San Joaquin
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 09/16/2012)
Tons of trash and hundreds of tires - that's what was pulled out of the San Joaquin River. Volunteers cleaned up a portion of the river Saturday, between Highway 99 and Skaggs Bridge Park - part of a statewide effort, to clear our rivers of potentially dangerous debris. "It's really gross, it's really disgusting how people just leave their tires out here," said Dominic, a volunteer with the Great Sierra Cleanup.

Craig School recruiting for online MBA program
(Fresno Bee © 09/15/2012)
The Craig School of Business at Fresno State is looking for students for its first online MBA program that will start next spring. The 18-month program is intended to provide flexibility for working professionals who want to earn their master's degree by offering classes online instead of a traditional classroom setting.

Dhanens funeral focuses on honoring his memory
(Fresno Bee © 09/15/2012)
Hundreds came to the funeral Friday in Bakersfield for Philip Alexander Dhanens, 18, who died this month after a night of drinking at a Fresno State fraternity house. He was eulogized as as a big man who never made you feel small; mischievous and loving.

Attorney: Fresno student teacher not a murderer
(Fresno Bee © 09/15/2012)
"This is not the innocent Fresno State graduate student who wants to be a teacher," Diaz said. "He is a liar. He is a manipulator, and he killed Benny Mendoza." Castro had attended a child's birthday party near the Fresno State campus, where he drank a few beers and smoked a small amount of marijuana, Capozzi said.

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down
(Fresno Bee © 09/15/2012)
Thumbs up to Fresno State student Oscar Perez, who will receive Fresno State's 2012 William R. Hearst/California State University Trustees Award. Perez is one of 23 students, one from each CSU campus, to be recognized for their academic excellence, community service and other accomplishments despite personal hardships.

Valley arts groups give music fans full calendar of performances
(Fresno Bee © 09/15/2012)
You don't have to wait long for some impressive out-of-towners: On Tuesday, the Fresno Community Chorus and the Fresno State Music Department are presenting the Grammy-Award-winning male chorus Chanticleer at the Shaghoian Hall. And, as always, the Fresno area's vibrant community ensembles deliver a wide range of performance experiences. From choirs featuring multitudes to tiny chamber ensembles, every scale is represented.

Fresno State seeks candidates for new online MBA
(Central Valley Business Times © 09/14/2012)
Students are being sought for the first cohort of the Fresno State Craig School of Business online MBA. It?s aimed at working professionals, returning students and international students. The program starts next spring. The online MBA curriculum follows the same structure and course work as the traditional MBA, but it allows students the flexibility to learn remotely and earn their degree in less than 18 months, according to Tom Burns, manager of graduate programs for the Craig School.

Funeral for Garces grad: Dhanens was 'witty' and 'talented'
(KBAC Fox 58 Bakersfield © 09/14/2012)
Grieving mixed with celebration of life as friends and family laid an 18-year-old Garces Memorial High School graduate to rest. Funeral services were held Friday for Philip Dhanens, who died after hours of drinking over Labor Day weekend at a California State University, Fresno fraternity.

Unique exhibit at Fresno State Library
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 09/14/2012)
You can see a unique sculpture at the Maden Library at Fresno State, where sculptor Jonathan Brilliant is working to create a piece of art titled "Woven and Stacked." Jonathan is using between 30 and 50 thousand coffee sticks and coffee cup sleeves to make it.

Boardroom for Sunday, Sept. 16
(Fresno Bee 09/16/2012)
Jacques Benninga has been chosen to receive the 2012 Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education by the national Character Education Partnership.

Author from Fresno explores 1992 L.A. riots
(Fresno Bee 09/15/2012)
Janigian will read from and discuss the book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fresno Art Museum's Bonner Auditorium, 2233 N. First St. Admission is free. The event is presented by Fresno State's Armenian Studies Program and the Fresno Art Museum.

Cal State applicants to get warning letter about tax initiative
(Los Angeles Times 09/15/2012)
FYI - Hundreds of thousands of applicants to California State University campuses this year will be receiving a warning instead of the typical warm note thanking them for their interest.

Cecilio Orozco, former Fresno State bilingual education coordinator, dies at 83
(Fresno Bee - 09/14/2012)
Dr. Cecilio Orozco, a leader in bilingual education at Fresno State, died last week. He was 83.
Dr. Orozco joined the Fresno State faculty in October 1975 after earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Arizona University. He received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico.
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