California Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Annual Children’s Summit ­— Confronting the Effects of Poverty On Children Living in Central California on Thursday, Oct. 26, at California State University, Fresno’s Satellite Student Union from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coordinated by the Valley Children’s Institute for Healthy Children and Fresno State, the conference will focus on the health, education and well-being of Central California children. Bustamante speaks from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. following the luncheon. Two other keynote speakers include Carol Whiteside, president of the Great Valley Center, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and Dr. Hans P. Johnson, research fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Additional details to come.

Women’s Rodeo Ranked in Top 25 Nationally

The Fresno State women’s rodeo team is among the top 25 teams nationally in rankings released last week by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Fresno State is listed at 24th. Also, Fresno State men’s team member John Gragnani is ranked 10th in the nation in saddle bronc riding. For a list of the rankings visit the NIRA web site at

Boeing vice president to keynote Business Associates Luncheon Oct. 25

Larry Dickenson, vice president for The Boeing Company, will keynote the Business Associates Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State. Dickenson is senior vice president in sales and marketing in the Boeing Company’s largest division, Commercial Airplanes Group. He assists in leading the efforts to provide customer solutions for Boeing Commercial Airplanes products and services worldwide. Seating is limited for the Business Associates 20th Annual Meeting and Membership Appreciation Luncheon co-hosted by the Craig School of Business.

‘Business on the Lawn’ is Oct. 27

“Business on the Lawn” will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:15 p.m. on the front lawn of the Peters Business Building at Fresno State. The event consists of team games and fun activities as part of a forum that brings students, faculty and the business community together to promote teamwork, communication and trust, say organizers from Fresno State’s Craig School of Business and its Inter-Business Council.