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Fr. Yessai Bedros Appointed New Pastor at St. Paul Armenian Church

Fr. Yessai Bedros, Yeretsgin Vartine, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian. In front, Varak and Keghart Bedros.

Marina Chardukian Staff Writer New beginnings are opportunities for growth, and for the St. Paul Armenian Church of Fresno, that opportunity became a reality with the appointment of a new parish priest, Reverend Father Yessai Bedros. Archbishop Hovnan Der-derian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, made the appointment on August 4, 2014. Born in Kamishli, Syria, Father ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Staffbox

Editor Marine Vardanyan Layout Barlow Der Mugrdechian Photographers Ovsanna Simonyan Barlow Der Mugrdechian Staff Writers Lauren Chardukian Marina Chardukian Tatevik Hovhannisyan Bako Oganyan Aramayis Orkusyan Michael Rettig Haverj Stanboulian Advisor Barlow Der Mugrdechian barlowd@csufresno.edu

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Armenian Women of the Genocide

Lauren Chardukian Staff Writer Men. Men write history, men fight in history, men make history. The role of women is relatively less mentioned. However on Sunday, October 19, 2014, the Ararat Foundation organized an event, “The Armenian Genocide and Armenian Women of 1915,” dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial, and shedding light on the many who may have been forgotten ...

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Christopher Orozco Wins Competition in Graphic Design Class for Armenian Genocide Logo Design


Staff Report When the students in the Graphic Design class (GD 178)were given an assignment to design a logo for the upcoming Armenian Genocide Centennial, very few of them were aware of just what the Armenian Genocide was. Prof.  Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Director of the Armenian Studies Program, was invited to speak to the Graphic Design class on Tuesday, September ...

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New Music Ensemble Concert on March 9, 2015 to Feature Music by Living Armenian Composers

Aaron M Luna (clarinet), Lianna Stuart (violin), Aimee Dockum (cello), Joseph Bohigian (percussion), Cassandra Barnes (flute), Rebecca Messer (piano), and Josh Locher (saxophone). Pianists Nathaniel Musso and Daniel Ruiz are not pictured.

Special to Hye Sharzhoom The Fresno State New Music Ensemble is a student-managed chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by living composers. The Ensemble presents at least one concert each semester, in addition to other performances around the state. On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Ensemble will present a concert featuring music by living Armenian composers ...

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Peter Hagopian Scholarship Fund Established at Fresno State

Edward Hagopian

Staff Report Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Barlow Der Mugrdechian announced the establishment of the Peter Mourad Hagopian Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State. Hagopian’s brother, Edward, who will be 93 in December, established the Hagopian Scholarship in memory of his late brother. The scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in Armenian and Armenian Studies ...

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Armenians on the Internet

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Michael Rettig Staff Writer Hye Etch http://www.hyeetch.nareg.com.au/index.html There are many different websites one can visit to learn about Armenia and its rich culture. One of the most useful of those for Armenians and non-Armenians to broaden their knowledge about Armenian culture is “Hye Etch.” This website combines useful information from various sources into one convenient and easy to navigate website. ...

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David Tataryan Graduates with Minor in Armenian Studies

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Staff Report David Tataryan Computer Science Minor in Armenian Studies   What encouraged you to complete a Minor in Armenian Studies? I wanted to take Armenian Studies courses so I would better understand the history of my culture and people. What do you value most from your experiences in the Armenian Studies Program? The knowledge I have gained and the ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Haverj Stanboulian Staff Writer Tro Karoghlanian Senior Major: Business I would describe Armenians as “religious.” Armenians have focused on religion more than anything. The majority of our art and architecture were created for a religious purpose. Our morals and customs have been drawn from the Christian faith. Our national identity as Christians dates back to 301 AD, when Armenia became ...

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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Benefactors Zarouhy Sara Chitjian Arnold & Dianne Gazarian Patrons Alice & Berge Bulbulian George Daoudian, Standard Truck & Trailer Sales Bob Der Mugrdechian Friends Varouj & Lena Altebarmakian Mr. & Mrs. Edward Aslanian Randy & Mary Baloian Nerces Leon Dermenjian Mr. & Mrs. John Ipjian Dr. Harry B. Moordigian Judge Ronald M. Sohigian Sponsors G. Franklin Antoyan Bedrosian Family, National ...

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