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April 9, 2015 -- Author Sherman Alexie to Kick Off ‘Outlawed’ Conference
Acclaimed author, poet and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will give a free, public talk to kick start the conference “Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People” at Fresno State. Please click here for more information.

April 9, 2015 -- ‘The Big Thirst’ author Fishman
The Fresno State Interdisciplinary Water Cohort will host The New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman, who will speak at a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at The Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center on campus.
The event is free and open to the public. Please click here for more information

FFA State Conference Set for April 16-19 in Fresno
The 77th California State FFA Conference April 16-19 at the Fresno Convention Center in downtown Fresno and California State University-Fresno is expected to draw 3,000 students, FFA alumni, and advisors from throughout the Golden State.
The National FFA Organization, or FFA as it is more commonly known, is a youth organization including 315 FFA Chapters in California and 59,357 high school members.

April 17-19, 2015 -- Vintage Days Features Sidewalk Chalk Art, World Record Attempt
Fresno State will celebrate what has become one of the Valley’s most anticipated traditions April 17-19, the 41st Vintage Days. Admission and parking are free.
This Fresno State Vintage Days tradition attracts more than 50,000 people from all over the Valley for three days of food, live entertainment, a Kid’s Zone and unique handmade treasures from the popular Vintage Days crafts faire.
“Vintage Days is a great time for the entire Valley to join the Fresno State campus in celebration of this growing tradition,” said Alejandro Escalera-Sanchez, planning committee member. “Bring the whole family and enjoy some of the delicious food from over 30 student-run booths and organizations.”

April 23, 2015 -- Armenian Genocide Monument Dedication
The dedication of the new Armenian Genocide Monument will be held at 7:30 p.m., April 23 at Maple Mall on the Fresno State campus. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in lots P5 and P6 (near the Peters Business Building) and in the Save Mart Center parking lot. Media interviews with members of the monument planning committee can be arranged prior to the event.

April 10 & April 11, 2015 -- Native Family Education Gathering
Fresno State’s American Indian Recruitment and Resource Initiative will host the 2015 Native Family Education Gathering from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Satellite Student Union.

The free, public gathering is co-sponsored by University Outreach Services, the First Nations American Indian student organization and the Fresno American Indian Health Project.

It’s part of a weekend of activity starting with acclaimed author, poet and filmmaker Sherman Alexie on April 9 and the First Nations Pow Wow April 11.
Please click here for more information.

April 11, 2015 --Taste of Spring
The public will get a chance to meet Fresno State’s graduating class of winemakers and taste the first pouring of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Fresno State Winery’s Taste of Spring event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, faculty and Fresno State wine club members.

"This event is the best chance that the public has to talk to our graduating glass of new winemakers, many of whom will go on to become notable players in the wine-making industry throughout the state, country and world,” said Kevin Smith, winery marketing director. “We'll be pairing local fine foods with our wines, hosting student-led winery tours and barrel tastings, as well as enjoying live music next to the Fresno State vineyards. It will be a stellar afternoon on the lawn and in the winery."

Another featured wine will be the 2007 Saviez Syrah that won the gold medal in the Pacific Rim and silver medal in the Orange County Fair wine competitions.

Other student-produced wines at the event will include a 2011 Tempranillo, 2012 San Joaquin Chardonnay, 2012 Pinot Gris, 2013 White Zinfandel and the Uva Doce Port style that will be paired with chocolate truffles made by Stafford’s Famous Chocolates.

The menu will also include food from Bella Pasta, the Fresno State Meats Lab, Fresno Meat Market, Hilmar Cheese Company and La Boulangerie.

Students from Fresno State’s Viticulture and Enology Department will visit with wine club members at a private gathering on site from 2-3 p.m. that will include a special welcome by University President Joseph I. Castro, Jordan College Interim Dean Sandra Witte and Department Chair Jim Kennedy at 2:30 p.m.

Fresno State’s viticulture and enology program in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology was the nation’s first bonded commercial winery to operate on a university campus. Fresno State wines have won nearly 600 awards since the license was obtained in 1997.

Located at 2360 E. Barstow Ave., the winery sells its student products at the Gibson Farm Market and various retail establishments throughout the Valley.

Event information and tickets are available at http://store.fresnostatewinery.com/events/The-Taste-of-Spring or by calling Smith at 559.278.4867.

April 25, 2015 -- Autism Awareness Month features "Fun and Run 5K" for Autism Center
The Autism Center @ Fresno State recognizes Autism Awareness Month with several events, including its first Fun and Run for Autism, April 25 at Fresno State and the women’s lacrosse Autism Awareness Game, Wednesday, April 8.
Please click here for more Autism Awareness Month event details.

Armenian Genocide Exhibit
“The Armenian Genocide: A Centennial Exhibition, 1915-2015” looks at the leadership role of the clergy during the Armenian genocide as well as the experience of Armenians in Fresno.

The exhibition will run April 10-May 29 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse (second floor) of the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State.
Please click here for more information.

(Source: Fresno State)

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