The Rebecca Fountain has watched over FPU for more than 30 years. This spring she got a new look.
Since 1979 Rebecca, the wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau, has greeted visitors from her spot between Sattler Hall and Marpeck Center. The fountain was the gift of the Dietrich Friesen family to honor Dietrich’s 27 years on the music faculty (1952-1979), including 15 years as head of the department.
Shane Hipps looked at the Bible and how we read it during a visit to FPU.
By Christopher Cristwell
In third grade Shane Hipps was diagnosed with dyslexia. One of his treatments involved placing a series of colored overlays and filters over his eyes to improve his brain’s ability to process visual information. Although Hipps confessed to only wearing the glasses to a “college 70s party” he uses them now as a metaphor to help people see the lenses they wear—assumptions they make—when reading the Bible.
FPU welcomed some old friends back to the Teacher Education Job Fair.
Some 29 districts were represented at the event, which took place March 19 in the Special Events Center on the main FPU campus. Among those new graduates and alumni interviewed with were Parlier, Exeter and others that haven’t been represented for a few years.
Tayler Wolfe, who enjoys volunteering, won the Miss Central Valley Pageant.
The third time was a charm for Dinuba's Tayler Wolfe. The 20-year-old blue-eyed college junior was crowned Miss Central Valley earlier this month and will compete for the title of Miss California in June.
Wolfe served a year as Miss Dinuba in 2009-10. She then ran unsuccessfully for Miss Tulare County in both 2011 and 2012.
“With our New Fitness center I can confidently and proudly say that FPU meets the needs of students on the academic level through our superior class standards, the emotional and spiritual level through our Christ-centered values, and now physically with a facility that enables students to pursue a healthy lifestyle,” said Rachel Eng, the student speaker at the March 1 grand opening ceremony.
A Congolese politician with Mennonite Brethren ties visited FPU.
Lumeya Dhu Maleghi, a member of the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spoke February 12 on the main Fresno Pacific University campus. He had earlier represented the D.R.C. at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 2-6.