Fresno Pacific University and other colleges and universities where Hispanics make up a significant sector of the student body are being honored this week.
A presidential proclamation designates September 16-22 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week. FPU is among the institutions of higher education named an HSI by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
The second annual FPU Church Rush was held Tuesday, September 11. Hosted by the Office of Spiritual Formation, this event gave students the opportunity to find a local church to attend during the school year.
The inauguration of Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D., as 11th president of FPU will bring together members of the university, academic and regional communities for a week of events September 24-28 on the main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.
The centerpiece of the celebration will be the inauguration ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 28, in the Special Events Center.
As higher education becomes more competitive, Fresno Pacific University rises to the challenge by restructuring its communications and marketing efforts.
Diana Bates Mock has been promoted to associate vice president of communications and marketing, and the University Communications Office, which she heads, has become a separate department, reporting directly to the president. The area had been part of the Advancement Office.
The annual Bunko Night was held Tuesday, September 6. In this fast-paced dice game partners compete against other teams by rolling certain number of die and progressing through different tables and teams. A “Bunko” is rolling a three-of-a-kind, and the winners compete for an FPU sweatshirt.