UPDATE 1/11/2016 – Watch live on Tuesday, Jan 12, from 8-9 a.m.  on www.GoBulldogs.com.

President Joseph I. Castro will highlight the University’s recent accomplishments, share his vision for the future and connect the community to the development of Fresno State’s new five year strategic plan at the first public State of the University address at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Save Mart Center. The RSVP deadline is Dec. 28. Individual tickets are $50. Reserved tables and sponsor tables are also available. He will be joined by Abigail Hudson, president of the Associated Students, Inc., who will provide an update on student initiatives. This new event is patterned after the semi-annual assembly the president holds for faculty and staff at the beginning of each semester, but geared towards growing community support.

“The State of the University is an opportunity for the community to hear directly from President Castro about Fresno State’s mission to achieve student success and deliver impact to the region,” said Vice President for Advancement Paula Castadio.

“The president will showcase a number of significant initiatives that are helping to address major issues affecting our Valley, such as the drought, K-16 educational pipeline and rural healthcare. Attendees will leave more knowledgeable about how Fresno State and the community can become stronger together.” Registration for the event is at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the State of the University talk from 8-9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the DISCOVERe student program, which supports new ways of teaching with technology to engage and challenge students to succeed in the classroom. DISCOVERe launched in August 2014 as an interactive tablet-based curriculum with 1,200 students and 33 faculty members who taught a variety of courses incorporating tablet technology. The DISCOVERe Hub, a technology help desk similar to Apple’s Genius Bar, is located on the first floor of the Henry Madden Library on campus. For more information, contact Yvette Angeles at 559.278.7137 or yangeles@csufresno.edu.

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