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Staff Writers Denise Altounian Armen Arikian Andrew Esguerra Tatevik Hovhannisyan Suren Oganessian Ruzan Orkusyan Marine Vardanyan Editor Tamar Karkazian Layout Barlow Der Mugrdechian Photographers Barlow Der Mugrdechian Erica Magarian Advisor Barlow Der Mugrdechian barlowd@csufresno.edu

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Congratulations to May 2012 ASP Graduating Students and Minors

Staff Report Jaime Cardenas Psychology  Minor in Armenian Studies How did your involvement with the Armenian Studies Program affect your college experience? I believe my involvement in the Armenian Studies Program greatly enriched my college experience. It broadened my horizons and allowed me to take part in a world I might otherwise not have known. I feel very fortunate to ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Staff Report Ani Grigoryan I’m Armenian, and I think it is something that all Armenians must do-get the word out to others. Not many people have heard of the Armenian Genocide and I hope that the more people learn, the stronger we will be in our fight for recognition.   Michael Rettig I get involved in these events because of ...

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Now Embarking: An Artistic Interpretation of the 1947 and 1948 Armenian Repatriation

The oldest of the Antaramian brothers from Kenosha, Wisconsin,Paul (left) and Massey (center), and an unidentified friend (right), on the road to New York in 1947, to join other American-Armenian repatriates on their journey to Armenia.

Photo: Hazel Antaramian-Hofman

Staff Report Hazel Antaramian-Hofman I was born in 1960, in Yerevan, Armenia, but spoke little Armenian and what I did speak was Western Armenian. As a young child, I always wondered why I came from such an exotic background when my father was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and my mother was from Lyon, France. Only after years of hearing stories ...

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Armenians on the Internet

ARMEN ARIKIAN STAFF WRITER Naregatsi Art Institute http://www.naregatsi.org Main Categories: About, Center in Shushi, Grigor Naregatsi, Productions, News, Events, Future Plans, The Artists Websites, Photo Gallery, Press. Summary: Naregatsi Art Institute is a non-profit organization in Yerevan, Armenia, dedicated to serving Armenia’s existing cultural heritage by supporting Armenian contemporary artists. Founded in 2002, the institute searches for talented Armenian artists ...

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ASO Enjoys the Snow at Badger Pass Outing

Left to right: ASO members Anto Sakayan, Hrach Hambartsumyan, Tadeh Issakhanian, and Tony Terzian.

Photo: Vartush Mesropyan

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer In Armenia, snow is an inevitable part of winter. But here in the San Joaquin Valley, it’s not something we get much of. The Armenian Students Organization didn’t let that stop them, as they decided to take their members up to the snow in Yosemite Valley for a fun-filled day of snowboarding and skiing. On Friday, ...

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Students Relate Impressions of Trip to Armenia

Staff Report The Armenian Studies Program, under the direction of Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, organized a study trip to Armenia in May and June of 2011. The four students essays below conclude a series on the reactions of students participants to their trip. Sarkis Manavazian Mass Communication and Journalism I have always enjoyed traveling, and I especially enjoyed going to ...

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Fresno State and Armenian Studies Benefactor Pete Peters Passes Away

Pete Peters

Photo: ASP Archive

Staff Report Pete Peters, a well known Fresno business man and philanthropist, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A beloved father, grandfather and uncle to many nephews and nieces he was fondly called “Uncle Pete” by everyone he met, a name he dearly cherished. He lived a full life with his twin daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, nephews and nieces and ...

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Der Mugrdechian Gives Lenten Presentation on Armenian Art at St. Gregory Armenian Church

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, left, with Rev. Fr. Archpriest Yeghia Hairabedian, pastor, St. Gregory Armenian Church.

Photo: Ken Melkonian

Andrew Esguerra Staff Writer On the evening of March 21, the eyes of the congregation were glued to a slideshow of historical Armenian manuscripts painting, presented to community members at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church of Fowler. Armenian Studies Program Coordinator, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, spoke as part of the Lenten Series organized by Rev. Fr. Archpriest ...

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La Porta Details Armenian Reactions to Latin Missionaries in the Fourteenth Century

Dr. Sergio La Porta.

Photo: Erica Magarian

Andrew Esguerra Staff Writer Illuminating a period of internal conflict within the Armenian faith, Professor Sergio La Porta, holder of the Haig and Isabel Berberian Chair of Armenian Studies, spoke before a sizeable audience at Fresno State on Thursday, March 22. This talk was part of the Armenian Studies Program Spring lecture series. Delivering a lecture entitled “Knowledge, Heresy, and ...

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