West Coast Mennonite Central Committee’s Global Anabaptist Institute, June 13-21 at Fresno Pacific University, is intended for young adults who want to be challenged by the diverse opinions and backgrounds of other participants, spiritual concepts and study of peace and justice.
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.
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.
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.”
D. Merrill Ewert told the 2012 graduates what he has told every Fresno Pacific University graduating class for a decade: “Commencement is my favorite day of the year!”
What’s significant about Ewert’s May 5 announcement is that this favorite day was his last as a college professor, administrator and president. Ewert, who became FPU president in June 2002 after a career at Wheaton College, the University of Maryland and Cornell University, will retire July 31, 2012. Pete Menjares, a faculty member and administrator at Biola University, will be 11th president.