THIS IS A SPECIAL REPORT to the supporters of Fresno Pacific University and the members of the sponsoring Pacific District Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches.
We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report. We gratefully acknowledge all contributions. Please call to our attention any omissions or errors by contacting the Advancement Office at 559-453-2080.
Information on the university covers the fiscal period May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2004.
With those words Stu the sports guy annually announced autumn’s arrival to the newsroom at one of the Midwest daily papers I used to call a paycheck. Stu was our balding and bespectacled Capistrano swallow. No Punxsutawney Phil, he, predicting what weather might be. Stu was a reporter, not a pundit. He spoke when the temperature dropped. Not before.
Reach out to others and you may find—and become—a mentor
TO THE CLASS OF 2003,
You may not know it yet, but college was a piece of cake.
Oh sure, classes were challenging. Studying wasn’t always a good time and finals weren’t fun. Your roommate did get on your nerves and not every faculty was your favorite. As for the food—well, no matter how well prepared or plentiful it was, can anyone really be expected to stay excited about eating three meals a day every day in the same place?
How a stroll down memory lane turns to a tap dance through a minefield.
What could be more fun than a look at alumni faculty and staff? Here’s an opportunity to tell stories of folks who obviously have a heart for FPU; why else would they willingly return here to work after sweating it out as students? It’s also a chance to cull the archives for intriguing, not to mention embarrassing, photos of campus life in days gone by.
“Honest and earnest criticism from those whose interests are most nearly touched—criticism of writers by readers, of government by those governed, of leaders by those lead—this is the soul of democracy and the safeguard of modern society.” —WEB DuBois
DuBois also speaks to the soul of the church, its institutions and their publications.