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Armenian Studies Program Adds Faculty with Enrollment Increase

Katrina Bissett Staff Writer The Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State is enjoying its highest number of students enrolled in Armenian Studies courses. There are three faculty members teaching: Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian; Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies Dr. Sergio La Porta; and the newest addition to the Program, Prof. Hagop Ohanessian. Each instructor has a unique history with ...

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Bohigian Awarded Undergraduate President’s Medal

Aramayis Orkusyan Editor As the Spring 2015 graduation ceremony approached its close, excitement built in the Save Mart Center as the crowd anxiously awaited the announcement of the President’s Medalists. From a group of nine outstanding undergraduate students, Joseph Bohigian was selected by President Castro as the recipient of the University’s highest academic honor. “I had a very tough choice,” ...

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Armenian Students Organization Starts Off Another Active Year

Katrina Bissett Staff Writer The Armenian Students Organization (ASO) has already begun the new school year with a variety of on-campus and community events. From cultural events to fashion shows, the ASO has represented the Armenian student body with zest and spirit. The ASO volunteered at the Fabulous 50’s & Swinging 60’s Car Show on September 19, organized by the ...

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“The Cut” to Come to 2015 Fresno Film Festival

Yvette Mancilla Special to Hye Sharzhoom A historical epic seven years in the making about the Armenian Genocide will make its Central Valley debut at the 2015 Fresno Film Festival. “The Cut” will screen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the historic Tower Theatre, as part of the Nov. 13-15 Festival, which celebrates independent voices in cinema. Beginning ...

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More then 4,000 Gather at the Fresno State Maple Mall on April 23 for the Offical Unveiling of New Armenian Genocide Monument

Michael Rettig Staff Writer On the eve of April 24, the Armenian community of Fresno gathered to unveil the new Armenian Genocide Centennial Monument. Over 4,000 people congregated at the Fresno State Maple Mall to witness the historic event, which brought together Armenians from various walks of life, and also non-Armenians. People from diverse backgrounds were united in their desire ...

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President Dr. Castro Proclaims April 24 Day of Remembrance

WWW.FRESNOSTATENEWS.COM President Joseph I. Castro proclaimed Friday, April 24, as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day” at Fresno State. Gov. Jerry Brown also proclaimed Friday “A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide” in the State of California. Dedication of the new Armenian Genocide Monument was held at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, April 23 on the Fresno State campus. “The Monument is a ...

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Genocide Exhibit Opens April 10 in Madden Library

Marine Vardanyan Editor Fresno State’s Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery, located on the second floor of the Madden Library, has been transformed into a glimpse into the world of the Armenian Genocide. “The Armenian Genocide: A Centennial Exhibit, 1915-2015” organized by the Armenian Studies Program opened on Friday, April 10, with a reception co-sponsored with the Friends of the Madden ...

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Congratulations Armenian Studies Minors and Graduating Seniors for 2014-2015

Aram Hajian Business Administration Minor in Armenian Studies What encouraged you to take an Armenian Studies course? I took Armenian Studies because I am Armenian and I was curious to learn more about my culture. What did you value most from your experiences in the Armenian Studies Program? Learning the history of the Armenian people from beginning to end really ...

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Armenian Studies Program 27th Annual Banquet

Marina Chardukian Staff Writer More than 180 community members and Fresno State students, faculty and administrators gathered on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Armenian Studies Program Banquet held at the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club. The Annual Banquet is a highlight for the year as the Armenian Studies Program emphasizes the achievements of both the Program ...

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Armenian Monument Will Open in April to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Genocide

Aramayis Orkusyan Staff Writer Each year on April 24, Armenians around the world commemorate the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. This year, however, marks a symbolic cornerstone for the Armenian people as they prepare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of what has been called “The first modern genocide of the 20th century.” Many events are taking place ...

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