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ASO Has Active Fall 2003 Semester

Alex Bunch Staff Writer This year the Armenian Studies Organization got off to another great start. After holding annual elections, the first regular meeting of the year was held at the new Dominion Pizza. Planned ASO events were discussed, including a Halloween party, a canned food drive, the 5th Annual Film Festival (last year’s Film Festival was a huge success), ...

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“Armenian Forum” Looks at Church and Education

Staff Report The Fresno Yeprad lodge of the Knights of Vartan held an “Armenian Forum” on Friday, October 17. Invited speakers for the evening were Deacon Armen Devejian, Press Secretary of the Catholicossate of Holy Etchmiadzin and Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State. The audience was divided into two groups, and each speaker gave a ...

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Balakian Buzz Hits Capitol Hill and Armenian Community

Sevag Tateosian Editor From The Top-50 of USA Today, to #7 in the October 13th issue of Publisher’s Weekly, to #4 on the New York Times Best Seller List, Dr. Peter Balakian’s book The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response has created a buzz among the Armenian community. I had the opportunity to witness this buzz first hand ...

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Yerevan State Faculty Visit Fresno State

Barlow Der Mugrdechian Advisor Two groups of faculty and administrators from the Faculty of Economics at Yerevan State University visited Fresno State from October 30th to November 26th. On October 30th, Dr. Hayk Sargsyan, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, accompanied by Dr. Toros Torosyan, Chair of the Department of International Economics, arrived in Fresno to spend an intensive nine ...

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“All Things Armenian” Premieres on Campus KFSR 90.7 Radio Station

Hakop Tataryan Staff Writer For the past several years, Armenians around the valley have tuned into the Hye Oozh show, airing on KFSR 90.7 FM every Saturday morning from 9 am until noon, to enjoy an array of Armenian music. Now they can add another hour to their listening pleasure as a new radio show called All Things Armenian has ...

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Peter Balakian Speaks on “Burning Tigris” to Standing Room Only Audience in Fresno

Mitchell Peters Staff Writer With the newest addition to his long list of published works, Peter Balakian visited California State University, Fresno, to discuss the major issues of the Armenian Genocide in his powerful new book, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response published by HarperCollins. The lecture was held in the Wahlberg Recital Hall at Fresno State ...

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