Douglas Noll (MA '01) celebrated the publication of his book, Elusive Peace, with a booksigining September 9 in BC Lounge on the FPU main campus. The FPU Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies and San Joaquin College of Law hosted the event.
“That Thing at FPU” gets new and returning students together at the start of each semester.
On August 30 each leadership group performed a skit to promote its work. The student activities board, for example, highlighted upcoming student activities. Between skits were drawings for gift cards for fun stuff like Starbucks and iTunes. The event concluded with a showing of the movie Thor on the University Green.
FPU has added a record number of faculty and staff to support this fall’s predicted record enrollment of 3,700 students. On August 22, 14 new faculty and 23 new staff got their fist official look at the university with a bus tour from the main campus to the Bakersfield and Visalia centers.
The FPU Board of Trustees has selected the Dingman Company, a worldwide search firm based in California, and appointed a search committee including board members, alumni, faculty and staff to lead the process to select a new president.
Current President D. Merrill Ewert, Ph.D., announced June 1 he will retire effective July 31, 2012. He took office June 1, 2002.
Karen Cianci wears more denim jackets than sweat suits, but when it comes to introducing students to the many phases of science, the dean of the FPU School of Natural Sciences talks like a coach. “I’m not going to expect them to run a marathon without helping them train,” she says.