UPDATE ADVISORY (Nov. 16) – Local tributes for Paris terrorist attacks victims:

Flag tribute extended – In keeping with orders issued by Pres. Obama and Gov. Brown, Fresno State President Castro has extended the university’s flag tribute for the Paris terrorist attack victims effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 through sunset Friday, Nov. 20. (The flags were initially posted half-staff Nov. 14 and 15)

Vigil planned this week – The International Students Office is planning a vigil in memory of CSU Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez and the Paris terrorist attacks victims for some time later in the week. A specific date has not been set (earlier release mentioned Friday but that is not confirmed yet). Details will be provided as soon as they are confirmed.


(November 14, 2015) — Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro today has ordered the university’s flags lowered to half-staff effective immediately through Sunday in memory of Nohemi Gonzalez, a design student at  sister campus CSU Long Beach who was among the casualties of the Paris terrorist attack Friday, Nov. 13.

Ms. Gonzalez, 23, was a junior from El Monte studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program.

“On behalf of the entire Fresno State community I offer our sincere condolences to the family of Nohemi Gonzalez and our colleagues at Long Beach State,” President Castro said.

FlagsParis111415-303 (620)Fresno State’s ROTC Color Guard will execute the action at three campus locations: the Veterans Monument – Thomas Building, the North Gym and the Save Mart Center.

The order is effective through sunset Sunday (Nov. 15), the day a vigil will be held at the CSU campus in Long Beach.

INFO: Tom Uribes, 559.246.1717 or tomu@csufresno.edu.


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