Education

Jacobsens establish $25K Fresno State endowment

Ryan JacobsenMore scholarships will be available to agriculture students at Fresno State following a new $25,000 endowment established by alumni Ryan and Ashley Jacobsen.

Fresno State gets $211K for Asian student research

Fresno State was awarded two new research grants to fund projects studying how best to gear higher education toward Southeast Asian-American students.

AT&T gives $50K for Fresno State tablet program

AT&T presented a $50,000 gift to Fresno State yesterday that will help the university expand its DISCOVERe tablet program for students.

FPU: Cost low despite tuition increases

Minor tuition increases are set to go into effect at Fresno Pacific University next year, but according to the college's board of trustees, the fees are still well below the national average.

Report: Matson to leave Fresno State for Texas A&M

Cynthia Teniente-MatsonDr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Fresno State's vice president of administration and chief financial officer, was selected as interim president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Interim dean named to Fresno State science and math college

Dr. Andrew LawsonFresno State entomology professor Dr. Andrew Lawson was appointed interim dean of the university's College of Science and Mathematics.

University eyeing Visalia for four-year institution

Contributed Marymount California University is weighing options on a possible four-year college campus in Visalia, with the first classes possible by 2016.Marymount California University is a liberal arts institution offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and serving students in three California communities: Palos Verdes and San Pedro in Los Angeles County and Lucerne in Lake County.

Hanford job fair targets substitute teachers

A job fair being held at Brandman University in Hanford Dec. 11 will share employment opportunities for people interested in becoming substitute teachers.

Fresno County educators lauded

The Fresno County Office of Education hosted the annual Educator of the Year awards Friday, recognizing a school employee, administrator and teacher for 2014.

Valley native to head up Fresno State athletics

Jim BartkoFresno State President Joseph Castro has selected Central Valley native Jim Bartko as the university's new athletic director.