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Monthly Archives: October 2016

ASO Spotlight-Incoming Freshmen Officers

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer It has long been said by many wise men, in many different iterations, that the youth is our future. This is especially true when talking about a youth organization like the Armenian Students Organization (ASO), which constantly relies on incoming students to participate and take leadership roles. The organization’s future is looking brighter than ever with ...

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Prof. Der Mugrdechian Travels Overseas for Projects

Mer Hooys end of the year celebration in Yerevan.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, director of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State, is not only active in the Armenian community of Fresno, but also abroad. This past summer, Professor Der Mugrdechian was invited to Beirut by the Tekeyan Cultural Association to give a talk to the Armenian community of Lebanon. In addition to visiting Lebanon, ...

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Dr. Mouradian Presents New Research on Armenian Genocide

Left to right: Prof. Hagop Ohanessian, Aramayis Orkusyan, Melanie Kojaartinian, Diana Gasparyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Tadeh Issakhanian, Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Elena Sarmazian, Raffi Apkarian, Michael Rettig.

Photo: Hourig Attarian

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, spoke on the topic of, “Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917,” as the first of his three-part public lectures series on “Genocide and Resilience.” The lecture, which took place on Tuesday, September 20, offered new insight into the Armenian Genocide and attracted ...

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Triple X Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship


Staff Report The Triple X Fraternity-Los Angeles Chapter has established a scholarship at Fresno State for 2016 announced Armenian Studies Program Director Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian. The Triple X-Los Angeles Chapter has donated $2,000 to establish the scholarship, which will be awarded to deserving Armenian students studying at Fresno State. The Triple X Fraternity is approaching its centennial in 2018, ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Alina Arakelian • Staff Writer As an Armenian, what annual events do you look forward to and why?   Raffi Apkarian Senior, Chemistry Prpoor, which is the traditional preparation of grape molasses to celebrate the harvest. It is a great event that brings Armenians together in all aspects. The celebration is a way to share our culture by singing traditional ...

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Armenian Studies Library Houses Photograph Archive

Dry-goods store, interior, Shapazian Collection, ASP Archives.

Photo: ASP Archive

Claire Kasaian Staff Writer Over the years the Armenian Studies Program has received a generous amount of donations, such as manuscripts, books, newspaper clippings, and videos. These materials include Genocide survivor memoirs, newsletters from the Diaspora, and theological and literary works. Malina Zakian, the Armenian Studies Program librarian and archivist, has been cataloging the numerous donations. Zakian and a graduate ...

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Der Mugrdechian Interviewed on “The Central Valley Ledger”


Staff Report Fresh off of his trip to Armenia, Lebanon, and Turkey, Armenian Studies Program Director Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian was invited to appear on July 7 on “The Central Valley Ledger,” a Fresno and Clovis area public affairs program airing on KFSR 90.7 FM, CMAC-Comcast 93, and AT&T 99. The program is recorded with a volunteer crew from Fresno ...

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