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2012 - 2013 Friends of the Madden Library Events

Friday, September 21, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: Annual Dinner, Technology and Food: 21st Century Food Production-for the neighborhood and 7 billion other people: can organic farming and GMOs co-exist? Speakers: Tom Willey of T & D Willey Farms and Jamie Johansson of Lodestar Farms in Oroville.
Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: Technology and Food: From Kitchen to Table. What's new in food preparation? Speakers: Nykole and Terry Hibbs of Dinner My Way and Alexa Popplewell of Whole Foods.
Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:00 p.m.: Technology and Communication: From Quill to Quantum. How have social media affected daily communication patterns? Speaker: Brittany Giersch.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 6:00 p.m.: Technology and Human Mobility: From Disabled to Enabled. How has technology changed the lives of the physically impaired? Speakers: Sunrise Medical and Resources for Independence of Central California.
Friday, May 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m.: Technology and Human Expression: The Arts in the Digital Age. Have the visual arts benefited from or fallen victim to technological changes? Speakers: Janice Ledgerwood, Graphic Artist/Art Instructor, and Terry Hayden, Spectrum Gallery curator.

2011 - 2012 Friends of the Madden Library Events

Friday, September 23, 2011, 5:30 p.m.: Friends of the Madden Library Annual Dinner honoring Professor Emeritus Vince Petrucci, who built the university's Viticulture and Enology program. Our speaker will be Dr. John De Luca, former president of the California Wine Institute. The reception will begin with samplings of Fresno State wines and food products. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction limited to high quality wine-related items.
Friday, November 4, 2011, 6:00 p.m.: Dan Pessano, founder and managing director of Fresno's Good Company Players, presents "The Musical: Where are we Going, Where Have We Been--A Director's Memoir." His talk complements the library's music and media collection-one of the best in the CSU System. Call 278-5790 to RSVP.M.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: A look at the library's map collection: Professor of Geography C. K. Leung will present "Maps: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Developments," which include geographic information systems (GIS) and Google Earth. Call 278-5790 to RSVP.
Friday March 23, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: "An Overview of the State of Education in Fresno County," panel discussion with Superintendents Larry Powell and Michael Hanson, as well as Sanger's award-winning superintendent, Marc Johnson. This program will highlight the library's Teacher Resource Center. Call 278-5790 to RSVP.
Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: The library's very own dean Peter McDonald will focus on our poetry collection with, "Can Poetry Save the World? The Power of Eloquent Language to Transform our Planet." Call 278-5790 to RSVP.

2010 - 2011 Friends of the Madden Library Events

September 10 - Friends Annual Dinner
November 12 - "The Long Perspective on the Fresno Art Scene" with Bob Ogata, owner of the Fig Tree Gallery
January 14 - "100 Years of Architecture in Fresno" with Lauren MacDonald, local architectural historian
March 11 - "A Century of Educational Innovation" by Rick Hansen, Fresno State professor of English and a tour of the new University High School featuring the UHS Chamber Singers
April 8 - Fresno state alumnus and vurator, author, filmmaker, and producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa will share his multi-media projects, documentaries, curriculum, and film "American Pastime"
September 23, 2011 - Friends Annual Dinner