Fresno, Calif. - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that Fresno Pacific University has been accepted into the NCAA Division II membership process, beginning a new and exciting era of FPU Athletics.
Director of Athletics Dennis Janzen received a phone call from the NCAA’s national office in Indianapolis this afternoon informing him of the decision.
For all the young scientists, engineers and technologists, Fresno Pacific University and AIMS Educational Foundation are proud to sponsor the second annual week-long, science and technology summer camps for students entering grades two-four.
Connections were many between FPU and this year’s 59 Days of Code web and mobile app competition and showcase.
The second annual celebration of area high-tech entrepreneurs took place June 21-22 at Veteran’s Memorial District, Clovis, organized by Central Valley Business Incubator and Geekwise. In addition to the contest, 59 Days of Code featured workshops, speakers and a chance for participants and visitors to connect.
Richard Kriegbaum returned to FPU as interim dean of the School of Business June 16 while the university seeks a replacement for departing dean Dennis Langhofer.
Kriegbaum, Ph.D., who was university president from 1985 until 1997, is enthusiastic about coming back. “In one sense, one never really leaves,” he said. After so many years as an administrator it was hard to leave the school completely behind, and Kriegbaum has continued to be involved in the Fresno Pacific community.
The Arizona Diamondbacks made Fresno Pacific pitcher Jesse Darrah the team's eighth round pick on Tuesday, making him the Valley's first four-year college player to go off the board in the MLB Amateur Draft.
FPU groups of all kinds—students, faculty and staff—will benefit from two buses delivered June 2. The matched pair of white 2000 tour buses have 110 power outlets, new video screens and Wi-Fi so each vehicle’s 55 passengers can view videos, work on their laptops and surf the Internet. Facilities staff spearheaded the process, and several people made significant financial contributions.
After leading Fresno Pacific University during nine years resulting in academic growth and financial security, D. Merrill Ewert announced today he will retire as president, effective July 31, 2012.
The Board of Trustees has selected the Dingman Company, a worldwide search firm based in California, to lead the search process, and appointed a search committee including board members, alumni, faculty and staff.
Shrinking government budgets have put college and university financial aid under the political microscope. While there is general agreement that the system needs fixing, one segment of higher education has been either misunderstood or ignored: the independent non-profit. Hear more from D. Merrill Ewert, President of Fresno Pacific University, in this edition of Scholars Speak.
Special attention and structure can give struggling students the edge they need to be successful in the classroom, educators were told at a conference hosted by FPU. Nearly 250 teachers and administrators attended “Putting RtI2 into Practice: Response to Instruction and Intervention with a Focus on Writing” May 12 -13 in Steinert Campus Center on the main campus.