More than 20 schools and school districts and 130 teachers attended FPU’s Teacher Education Job Fair March 17 in the Special Events Center on the main campus. Organizers were pleased with the turnout, which included 20 public school districts, two charter high schools and one private Christian school.
The Fresno Grizzlies will host the Sunbirds in an exhibition baseball game April 5 at 7:05 p.m. in Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno.
But there’s more than just great baseball: In honor of this first match-up, the Grizzlies will donate $500 to FPU for every full-season seat sold to the Cru Club until opening day March 31 and 25 percent of the profits from any of the various Cru Club plans sold--and continue to donate that amount each year those seats are renewed. The FPU Foundation will also be the beneficiary of a 2011 Grizzlies jersey auction.
Friends, family and colleagues of Seminary President Emeritus Henry J. Schmidt gathered February 24 to dedicate a tulip tree and two rosebushes planted in honor of him and his wife, Elvera, when he retired as seminary president.
Making solid relationships and adapting to change can make or break ministry, the pastor of a church of 8,000 told more than 400 pastors, lay leaders and parachurch staff during Fresno Pacific University’s 2011 Central Valley Ministry Forum.
Larry Osborne, senior pastor at North Coast Church, Vista, California, was the speaker at the February 17 event in the Special Events Center on the main FPU campus. His title was “Ministry in a Hyperchange World: Staying Focused When Everything is a Blur.”
Life moves fast and so does ministry. FPU’s 2011 Central Valley Ministry Forum looks at how pastors, lay leaders, members of faith-based organizations—anyone who wants to grow in Christian leadership—can not just survive but thrive.
“Ministry in a Hyperchange World: Staying Focused When Everything is a Blur” takes place Thursday, February 17, in the Special Events Center on the main university campus, on Winery south of the intersection with Butler Avenue. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the last session is scheduled to end at 2:30 p.m.
The first graduates of the RN-BSN program graduated December 11. The degree is a bachelor of science in nursing with a focus on leadership.
The group, known as a cohort, began February 2009 at the North Fresno Center. There are currently two cohorts at North Fresno and one in Visalia, with one cohort at each location scheduled to begin in January.
Some people take distance learning very seriously.
This December 11 eight members of the online master’s in kinesiology attended ommencement from out of state—way out of state: three from Guam, two from Seattle and one each from Boston, Denver and Chicago.
The kinesiology master's degree, one of four online M.A. programs at FPU, prepares professionals in physical education, athletic training and sports administration. Depending on when students start, the program can be completed in 14 or 17 months. Jim Ave, Ph.D., is the program director.