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    It is finally the best part of the fall season where everyone is preparing for one of the largest feasting days of the year.  Family recipes will be coming out of the books and will be put to great use during this holiday season.  The Fresno State Alumni Association is putting together an Alumni cookbook for Fresno State supporters and are interested in your favorite recipes to help make this book a treat for all Bulldog fans. 

    You can submit your favorite recipes by:
    *Mail to Fresno State Cookbook, Smittcamp Alumni House, 2625 East Matoian Way SH124, Fresno, California 93740.
    *Fax to
    *Online at
    *Email the recipe to

    Be sure to include your name, ingredients, recipe, and your relationship to Fresno State.

    Senior equestrian captain Jillian Tebbe already submitted her favorite recipe to make Sweet Rasberry Biscuits.
    Sweet Raspberry Biscuits
    (12 biscuits)
    2 cups Bisquick baking mix
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1/4 cup margarine or butter
    2/3 cup milk
    raspberry preserves
    vanilla glaze

    -Line cupcake tin with paper cups.
    Mix baking mix, sugar and margarine until crumbly.
    Add milk and stir until dough forms.

    -Place 1 tablespoon dough in each cup.
    Top with 1 teaspoon of preserves.
    Drop remaining dough onto preserves.

    -Bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
    Immediately move from pan and spread
    glaze while warm.

    -Vanilla Glaze:
    Beat 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon
    of warm water and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla till

    Don't miss out on being a part of this delicious Fresno State creation!  

    To mark the Centennial, the Bulldog Marching Band will be performing an original composition by one of our alums, written in honor of the occasion.  Master Sgt. John M. Bliss graduated from Fresno State in 1996 with a Master of Music degree.  He studied both conducting and composition, and served as a graduate assistant with the Bulldog Band.  Sgt. Bliss wrote many of the musical arrangements played by the marching band and the Bulldog Beat.  You can still hear several of his charts at every Bulldog volleyball and basketball game.  Upon graduation from Fresno State, Sgt. Bliss joined the musical staff of the United States Air Force Band, from whom he writes original compositions and arrangements.


    Centennial Tribute is Sgt. Bliss' musical contribution to the Fresno State Centennial.  It is exactly 100 beats long, in honor of Fresno State's 100 years, and is based around the musical pitches of F (for Fresno) and C (for Centennial).  Following the performance, Sgt. Bliss will be honored at half-time with the presentation of the Norm and Patty Moglia Outstanding Band Alumnus Award.  The award is named in honor of Norm and Patty Moglia, two band alumni from the 1950s who have been generous and enthusiastic supporters of the Bulldog Band throughout the years.  


    You can find more information about Master Sergeant Bliss here.  

    Come on out to Fresno State's campus with your friends and family this Saturday, October 16 to enjoy the Centennial Parade, which is one of the many ways Fresno State is celebrating their 100 year anniversary. The parade will start at 3:00pm, and it will follow a route which goes along Barstow and then winds its way through campus.  It will feature nearly 60 student, alumni, and community floats, vintage cars, and even faculty dance routines. Some of the featured entries are the original 1938 "mascot" truck from the Jordan College of Agriculture, a construction feat from the Lyles College of Engineering, and the Henry Madden Library Book Cart Drill Team. There will also be entries from the Fresno State athletic department. These entries include a red convertible chauffeuring members of the 2008 National Championship baseball team while showcasing their championship trophy, a flat bed truck with bales of hay carrying the equestrian team, and the women's basketball team will be walking the route. After the parade, continue the fun at Bulldog Stadium cheering on the 'Dogs as they take on New Mexico State at Bulldog Stadium for the Homecoming Game. Kick off will be at 7:30pm, and if you don't have them yet, you can purchase your tickets here. Don't miss out on all the fun!