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Fresno State Alumni Share Impact of the Armenian Studies Program on Their Careers and Lives

Marine Vardanyan-Staff Writer      Since its inception, the core of the Armenian Studies Program mission has been to educate students. The Program has impacted a large number of students by providing education, support, and numerous opportunities. As these students move forward in their lives, they carry with them their experiences from the Program.    To celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

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Melikyan Concert at Fresno State

Left to right: Prof. Hagop Ohanessian, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Sofya Melikyan, and Keyboard Concerts Director Andreas Werz.
Photo: Veronique Werz

Elina Karapetyan Staff Writer   The Fresno State Concert Hall was filled with excited chatter and buzz as the audience waited to listen to the talented and accomplished pianist Sofya Melikyan on Friday, October 14. For this special performance, the Armenian Studies Program cooperated with the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series to bring a memorable night to classical music ...

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Armenian 148 Course Offers Insights Into Culture

Prof. Hagop Ohanessian

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Diana Gasparyan Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program offers a variety of courses, but Masterpieces of Armenian Culture (Armenian 148) is unique because it is the only course that fulfills an upper division Interdisciplinary General Education requirement in the area of Arts and Humanities. One result is that more non-Armenian juniors and seniors can learn about Armenian culture. Students in ...

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CineCulture Screens “If Only Everyone”

Left to right: Arthur Khachatrian, Diana Gasparyan, Prof. Mary Husain, Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Tadeh Issakhanian, Seroun Mouradian, Marina Chardukian, Kara Statler, and Dikran Dzhezyan.

Photo: Marine Vardanyan

Kara Statler Staff Writer On Friday, November 4, the Armenian Studies Program teamed up with the CineCulture series to screen the film “If Only Everyone” in front of a large audience in the Leon S. and Peter Peters Educational Auditorium at Fresno State. Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program was the invited discussant for the film and ...

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Thank You Annual Fund Donors

Friends The Vartkess & Rita Balian Family Foundation, Inc. The George Ignatius Foundation, George Phillips, Esq. Michael Amerian, Esq. Walter Karabian, Esq.     Sponsors Jeff Atmajian Brian & Janalee Melikian Lina Melkonian Dr. Dennis & Rita Shamlian Herman Wage Supporters Dr. Shant Agajanian Armen C. Avakian Arten J. Avakian Randy Baloian Mr. & Mrs. Zaven Berberian Kerry Krikorian Bevins ...

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Thank You Hye Sharzhoom Donors

Richard G. Barberian                                Burlingame    in memory of Penny Markarian Barberian David Barsamian                                       Pasadena Jack & Barbara Bousian                           Hayward Karl DeKlotz                                               Fresno in memory of Joan Heckel Kathleen Demerdjian                               San Leandro Jane Gamoian                                           Fresno Armand J. Gougasian                              Clovis Ed & MaryAnn Hokokian                       Fresno Mary Hokokian                                         Fresno Marcia & Haig Jamgotchian                  ...

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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Prof. Sergio La Porta, and the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the donors, authors, and publishers for the following books, periodicals, videos, and archival gifts, either offered personally, or to the Program.   Hagop James Antranigian, for a copy of the book From Hell to Heaven: Memoirs of the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian ...

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