Audiences can expect the unexpected when two nationally known musicians team up for a concert sponsored by Fresno Pacific University.
Philip Aaberg, piano, and Eugene Friesen, cello, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, in First Presbyterian Church, 1540 M Street. They will be joined by special guests Milton Friesen, vocalist, and Laurell Huber, organist.
A speaker with a nationwide reputation and a film with an international scope are among the highlights of the ninth annual Restorative Justice Conference at Fresno Pacific University.
The conference, “Building the Restorative Community,” will be October 25-26 on the campus at 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue. The event is sponsored by the university’s Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.
Arthur Wiebe will be honored with this year’s Distinguished Achievement Special Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Valley Chapter. The presentation will be part of the local National Philanthropy Day luncheon November 19 at Pardini’s.
Acceptance to Fresno Pacific University can be as close as the click of a mouse.
Applications for the undergraduate, graduate, professional development and language and culture studies are now on the university Web site. “All prospective students can apply and inquire on-line,” said Efrain Tovar, electronic admission counselor for the college and manager of the new system.
Another large, academically strong and ethnically diverse freshman class is driving enrollment growth at Fresno Pacific University.
Total university enrollment is set at 2,049 after about two weeks of classes. Enrollment for Fresno Pacific College, the traditional undergraduate program, was 936, up from 905 at this time in 2001. Graduate enrollment was 858, and 255 students are registered in the Center for Degree Completion (CDC).
Supporting educators and honoring the memory of faculty member Silas Bartsch are the reasons Fresno Pacific University created the Bartsch Civic and Character Education Institute.
The institute’s mission is to help elementary, junior-high and high school teachers and administrators set good examples in a changing world. Challenges of society, such as shfting family dynamics and a growing gap between rich and poor, are everyday life for many students. Educators have the potential to reach all children and become positive role models.
A new music group connects the Fresno Pacific University campus and the surrounding community.
The FPU Community Concert Band is open to area musicians at a variety of levels as well as university students, faculty and staff. The amateur ensemble will perform symphonic wind band music in many styles.
Rehearsals begin August 27 and will be from 7-9 p.m. in room 103 of the Marpeck building on the campus. For more information call Wayne Huber, music faculty, at 559-453-2267.
Reports on art and real estate were given to the board of the Fresno Pacific University Foundation during regular meetings June 21.
The foundation entered into new marketing agreements for the university art collections. “We’re optimistic this will open options in national and international art sales,” said Mark Deffenbacher, foundation executive director.
Setting costs and honoring faculty were among the items of business conducted by the Fresno Pacific University Board of Trustees in regular session June 21-22 on campus.
Tuition for 2003-04 was set at $17,370, up from $16,200 for 2002-03, the upcoming school year. Room rates in 2003-04 will range from $1,065-1,285 and meal plans from $450-1,495 per semester. The average increase of 6.5 percent in room rates was driven by higher utility and insurance costs.