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Let’s Dance With Tom Bozigian

Sarah Soghomonian Staff Writer The sound of Armenian music and stomping feet rang from Fresno State’s South Gym Feb. 5 and 6 when the 5th Annual Armenian Dance Seminar took place. Tom Bozigian taught the seminar, which was attended by 40 people: 30 students from Fresno State and 10 people from the community. Bozigian was born in Los Angeles, but ...

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Der Mugrdechian Gives Vartanantz Talk

Staff Report Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program was the invited guest speaker at the Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Vartanantz, sponsored by the Chicago area Knights of Vartan on Saturday, January 29. Der Mugrdechian’s talk was titled, “St. Vartan and the Battle of Vartanantz in the 21st century.” Below are some excerpts from the talk. “It ...

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Course Studies Armenian Churches

Hakop Tataryan Editor Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, Dr. Kouymjian began the semester with an architecture class in Armenian Studies. This year, 18 students took three weekends out of their spring schedule and invested it in the study of Armenian Architecture with Dr. Kouymjian. After some delays dealing with faulty slide projectors and the lack of outlets ...

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Fresno State Alum Charlie Keyan Donates $150,000 for Scholarships to Fresno State

Barlow Der Mughdechian Advisor A former Fresno State football team athletic manager has donated $150,000 to California State University, Fresno. Fresno State alumnus and retired businessman and farmer Charlie Keyan of Indio, California has established two endowed scholarships, one in the Armenian Studies Program for $100,000 to establish the Charlie Keyan Endowed Scholarship in Armenian Studies. Income from the endowment ...

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U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans Visits Campus

Staff Report The Honorable John M. Evans, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia was a guest at a reception held at Fresno State on Friday, February 18, hosted by Dr. Jeri Echeverria, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Invited guests included faculty, administrators, and students on campus who had visited Armenia over the past several years as part ...

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