Thursday, June 2, 2011

University High School ranks 5th in State

The College of Arts and Humanities is proud to announce

University High School ranks 36th in the Nation as best college prep high school

University High School has been ranked 36th nationally and 5th statewide by the Washington Post’s High School Challenge, which measures how effectively a high-school prepares its students for college.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UHS 36th in the nation as one of the best college prep high schools amongst 27,000 high schools.

In addition, University High School earned its fifth consecutive national championship in the Academic Decathlon for small high schools. This year’s team won by the widest margin and all of its participants medaled individually.

For details on the Washington Post’s High School Challenge, go to

Congratulations UHS!

José A. Díaz, DMA
Associate Dean & Interim Director for Center for Creativity and the Arts
College of Arts and Humanities
California State University Fresno

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fresno State Jazz Faculty

The Henry Madden Library and Department of Music present:

Fresno State Jazz Faculty

Michael Caldwell, Trumpet; Alan Durst, Saxophone; Benjamin Boone, Saxophone; Craig von Berg, Piano; with Jazz Students

Greg Simpson, Bass and Antonio Montanez, Drums

Date: Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Place: Henry Madden Library
Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Upcoming Fresno State Music Events

The Fresno State Wind Orchestra

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Fresno State Concert Hall

Gary P. Gilroy, conductor
Ryan Rogers, Tuba (winner of the 2010-11 concerto competition)
The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Fresno State Concert Hall

Thomas Loewenheim, conductor
Joseph Arax, piano (winner of the 2010-11 concerto competition)

Students at an Exhibition

The Fresno State Symphonic Band and Opera Theatre
Timothy T. Anderson, conductor

Disney Movie Magic Mother's Day Celebration for the Entire Family

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Fresno State Concert Hall

(Tickets are available at the door and online at
Dr. Michael Caldwell
Chair, Department of Music
Chair, Academic Senate
California State University, Fresno
(559) 278-7683

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

College of Arts and Humainties 2010-2011 Provost’s Promising faculty Award Recipeints

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2010-2011 Provost’s Promising faculty Awards.
  • J. Daniel Herring – Professor of Theatre Arts
  • Thomas Loewenheim – Professor of Music
Please join us for the reception recognizing the distinguished achievements of our colleagues.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: University Dining Hall

Additional information on the Provost’s Awards recipients can be viewed on Fresno State News at

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"The Secret of Mesrop Mashtots Erkatagir"

The Armenian Studies Program invites you to a lecture on

"The Secret of Mesrop Mashtots Erkatagir" by Serge Mouraviev

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 7:30PM
Place: Fesno State University Business Center Room 191

Prof. Mouraviev will discuss the nature of the final shapes of the 36 letters of the Armenian alphabet. The Armenian alphabet is a unique Indo-European alphabet. He will trace the development of the letters, and whether they are similar or not to other languages such as Greek and Aramaic.

Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Coordinator
Armenian Studies Program
5245 N. Backer Ave. PB4
Fresno CA 93740-8001

ASP Office: 559-278-2669
Office: 559-278-4930
FAX: 559-278-2129

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