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“They Will Not Perish” Near East Relief Exhibit Opens in Library

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, left, with ASO Vice-President Tadeh Issakhanian.
Photo: Hagop Ohanessian

Staff Report A traveling exhibit, “They Will Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief” opened on Monday, October 5, on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library, at Fresno State and will be on display through October 30 during regular Library hours. The exhibit was organized by the Armenian National Committee–Western Region “America We Thank You” (AWTY) initiative, ...

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Dr. Marsoobian Shares Search for Roots Through Photography

Left to right: Dr. Sergio La Porta, Michael Rettig, Dr. Armen Marsoobian, Tadeh Issakhanian, Lucie Ekezyan, and Prof.Hagop Ohanessian.
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Michael Rettig Staff Writer Memory and the search for origins is an important facet in the understanding of one’s identity. To appreciate and internalize one’s past and history is to honor one’s ancestors and the struggles that they faced. Dr. Armen Marsoobian, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, was able to share his personal journey into ...

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New ASO Executive Officers Discuss Goals

Left to right: Elena Sarmazian,Tadeh Issakhanian, Michael Rettig, Aramayis Orkusyan, Lucie Ekezyan.
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report President: Lucie Ekezyan Sophomore, Pre-Nursing Why did you run for an executive position? It was a decision I was eager to make after being a part of such monumental accomplishments by the Armenian community last year. I was not sure what to expect entering Fresno State and joining the Armenian Students Organization. Participating in ASO made me realize ...

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ASO Spotlight-Issakhanian Involved in Community

Tadeh Issakhanian
Photo: ASP Archive

Lucie Ekezyan Staff Writer A highly motivated individual, Fresno State student Tadeh Issakhanian is devoted to a variety of causes and interests. Born in Tehran, Iran, Issakhanian and his family moved to Fresno when he was only three years old. He was raised in a strong and driven household, where perseverance and strong work ethics were instilled in him from ...

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Fresno State Students Reflect on Armenian Genocide Monument Six Months After Completion

The Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State.
Photo: ASP Archive

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer The Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State was unveiled this past April 23 in the presence of an estimated crowd of 4,000 plus. Since then, it has remained a focal point for Armenians in the region, who continue to visit the campus to see the Monument. The only Monument of its kind on a college campus ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Anoush Hakopyan Sophomore, Business-Accounting It means being part of an international culture that has evolved and grown over time. Armenians have united to withstand persecution and threats that are common in our history. No matter where we are in the world, Armenians will always find each other and keep the culture alive through our language and faith. Being Armenian means ...

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Visiting Kazan Scholar Ümit Kurt at Fresno State

Umit Kurt
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Michael Rettig Staff Writer Ümit Kurt, a doctoral candidate at Clark University (Worcester, MA) studying under Dr. Taner Akçam, will be spending the Fall semester at Fresno State as a Kazan Visiting Scholar. Armenian Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian invited Kurt to complete his dissertation on “The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class between 1915-1923: The Seizure of ...

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1922 Almanac Added to the ASP Library

A page from the 1922 Almanac.

Staff Report   Almanacs and yearbooks, with their practical compilation of facts and figures, were the mainstay of the 18th and 19th century American home. This was no less true of the newly established Armenian-American home, where yearbooks and almanacs also included information concerning local Armenian communities, societies and businesses. As such, they offer a wealth of information for historians ...

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Dr. Markarian Presents New Book on “Martyred Armenian Writers”

Left to right: Prof. Hagop Ohanessian, Kevork Ajamian, Barbara Mortanian, Dr. Herand Markarian, Mary Ekmalian, Bagrad Oganyan, and Barret Arakelian.
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report The works of thirteen prominent writers, including Krikor Zohrab and Daniel Varoujan, were brought to life before a rapt audience at a lecture by Dr. Herand Markarian held on Friday, May 15, for the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State, in conjunction with the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. The evening was a fitting conclusion to a ...

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Der Mugrdechian Participates in Conferences on Genocide at The Hague and Arizona State Univ.

Leftm tor ight: Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Joyce Sahyouni, Alexis Demirdjian, Dr. Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, and Dr. Nanor Kebranian at The Hague Institute of Global Justice.

Staff Report A conference, entitled “Legacy of the Armenian Genocide 100 years later” was held at the Institute for Global Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, March 5-7, 2015. The conference was organized by the National Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) of the Netherlands, the Institute for Armenian Studies at the University of South California and the Centennial ...

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