President Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D., is writing and speaking about diversity.
Menjares was the luncheon speaker on the first day of the 17th Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) February 22-23, 2013, at Biola University. The title of his talk was “Kingdom Proclamation: Implications for Campus Leaders.”
Filling the Central Valley’s need for teachers is the goal of a partnership between FPU and UC Merced.
Called the Central Valley Teacher Prep Partnership (CVTPP), the program “will provide a seamless career pathway from undergraduate education at the University of California to professional preparation programs located at Fresno Pacific University’s center in Merced,” according to the memo of understanding between the universities.
Robert Smith, Jr., took the mic in College Hour guest January 18—but he didn’t need it.
Smith is professor of divinity and Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. He does research on passion in preaching, and put that passion into practice for students, faculty and staff in the Special Events Center.
Fresno Pacific forward Paul Islas will fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the MLS.
By Brandon Tripp, assistant director of sports information
The Fresno native was drafted in the first round with the 19th pick of the MLS Supplemental Draft by Chivas USA. In Fresno Pacific's first year in NCAA Division II Islas was the first player from DII to be drafted in 2013.
Christmas came early for 2,000 kids thanks to FPU and community partners.
All students at Lawless School in Fresno, Highland Elementary in Visalia and Beardsley and Standard Elementary schools in Bakersfield received a pair of shoes and socks through Soled Out for Kids, organized by FPU and 88.9 Spirit radio. Site sponsors were Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene, Bakersfield; Every Neighborhood Partnership, Bakersfield; Northpointe Community Church, Fresno; and Radiant Church, Visalia.
The School of Education celebrated the contributions of Dave Derby and Donald McHatten December 5 in BC Lounge.
Both men were retiring from FPU. McHatten, assistant professor of special education, started his full-time faculty appointment in 2005, and Derby, assistant professor of education, in 2009. Both were program directors, with McHatten heading the special education program at the Visalia Center and the moderate-severe credential program. Derby directed the administrative services program.
The grand opening for new Commuter Lounge took place December 7.
The lounge is on the first floor of East Hall in an area that was originally a lounge but has recently been used for storage. Conveniences include a refrigerator, microwave and running water. Indirect lighting and bistro-style tables will gave the 680 square feet the feel of a coffee shop.