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Students Reflect on Their Experiences in Armenia

Marine Vardanyan Visiting Armenia is always a special experience, but this trip in particular was one of my favorites. I was already well acquainted with the country and its customs, having been born in Armenia and having visiting many times.  However, there is always something new to learn with each experience. The trip itself was more special to me this ...

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Panel Discussion on “Armenian and Turks: Challenges and New Paths Forward Towards Reconciliation”

Michael Rettig Editor The potential for reconciliation between Armenians and Turks seems distant given Turkey’s century-long denial of the deep wounds it inflicted on the Armenian people. Though the Turkish government remains constant in its policy of denial, a growing number of Turkish citizens have reexamined their government’s position on the Armenian Genocide over the past decade. In 2014, a ...

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Nubar Library in Paris Subject of Presentation by Dr. Boris Adjemian

David Safrazian Staff Writer Dr. Boris Adjemian gave a thought-provoking presentation on “The AGBU Nubar Library in Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage through Documentation, Research, and Publication” on Monday, October 9, as part of the Armenian Studies Program Fall Lecture Series. In addition, Dr. Adjemian spoke about “The Armenians in Ethiopia,” which was also the topic of his dissertation. Dr. ...

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Adrienne Alexanian Presents on Father’s Memoirs at Fresno State

Annie Rubio Staff Writer We cannot change the events that led to the Armenian Genocide in 1915. However, we, as Armenians, can choose how we are remembered in the years to come. Yervant Alexanian chose to be remembered as a prolific writer and activist, and was one of the few Armenian soldiers who were conscripted into the Ottoman Turkish Army ...

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Armenian Students Organization Enjoys Halloween and Thanksgiving Activities

Suzanna Ekmekchyan Staff Writer The Armenian Student Organization has had a busy month filled with many fun and exciting new activities. To celebrate Halloween, ASO organized a trip to Hobbs Grove, a popular Halloween haunted corn-maze. When they weren’t screaming from fright, the members were bonding with each other over the terrifying attractions. The experience was ex-hilarating and gave the ...

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Intro to Arm. Studies Class Engenders Student Interest in Armenian Culture

Kara Statler and Arthur Khatchatrian Staff Writers This semester Professor Hagop Ohanessian is teaching Armenian Studies 10, Introduction to Armenian Studies, a class dedicated to giving Armenian and non-Armenian students the opportunity to become more familiar with Armenian culture and history. This introductory course covers topics from the conversion of the Armenian people to Christianity, to learning about Armenians in ...

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President’s Leadership Council Meets in October

Staff Report The President’s Armenian Leadership Council held its first gathering of the Fall semester at the Viticulture and Enology Conference Room on October 4, 2017. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph I. Castro greeted the Leadership Council members, who were to receive updates from faculty and administrators. The Leadership Council had a special treat in store as Kevin Smith of ...

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ASP Annual Fund Donors

Benefactors Dr. Arnold & Dianne Gazarian Sponsors Raffi Kulajian Supporters Cynthia Ruggerio Anoushian Shirley J. Armbruster Arten J. Avakian Dr. Marlene R. Breu Nicki Shahoogian Chandler Zaroohi Der Mugrdechian Zaven & Berjouhie Devejian Dr. Larry R. Farsakian Jane Gamoian Asadour & Nvart Hadjian Fr. Hovsep Hagopian Avak & Barbara Howsepian Roxie Haydostian Jizmejian Robert Kaprelian Dr. Ronald Marchese Mark & ...

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Graphic Arts Students Compete in Saroyan Design

Staff Report Students in Prof. Rebecca Barnes’ Graphic Design 174 class were given an interesting challenge for the Fall semester. The challenge, proposed by Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, was to design a campaign to bring awareness for the opening of the William Saroyan House Museum in Fresno on August 31, 2018. The goal for students was ...

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Hye Sharzhoom Donors

Karl DeKlotz                                                                       Fresno Diana Boghosian Dorough                                              Fresno Flora Esraelian                                                                  Fresno John Gahvejian                                                                 Fresno Roxie Haydostian Jizmejian                                          Fresno John & Ann Kalashian                                                    Pismo Beach Gloria Kaprielian                                                              Walnut Creek    in memory of Elmer Kaprielian Carol Karabian                                                                  Fresno Dian & Larry Karabian                                                     Shaver Lake Robert & Jackie ...

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