Fresno Pacific’s annual summer music camp was bigger than ever this year, with a record 70 students on the main campus June 24-29. Participants ranging from sixth grade through high school chose from programs including vocal, string, piano and woodwind performance; sound recording; church music; musical theater; jazz; and chamber music. More information at fresno.edu/summercamp
The Fresno Pacific community said good-bye to D. Merrill Ewert and his wife Priscilla in several venues as he retires as president.
Ewert took office June 1, 2002, making his 10-year tenure longer than the average university presidency of six-seven years. “It’s been a very unique and special privilege to serve in this capacity,” he said.
Fresno Pacific hosted the Global Anabaptist Peacebuilders (GAP) Institute, a partnership between FPU and the international relief organization Mennonite Central Committee, took place DATES on the main campus. FPU faculty taught classes on immigration, agriculture, restorative justice and other subjects to students from all around California. Find out more, and see dates for next year’s event, on the West Coast MCC website: westcoast.mcc.org/gap-institute
The first week of boys basketball camps started June 18 on the main FPU campus. Local elementary and high school students came to the Special Events Center to learn and practice the fundamentals of the game, taught by Sunbird coaches and players. For registration and more information on all FPU summer camps, check out: fresno.edu/summercamps
Summer camps kicked off June 18 with Junior University. About 55 students grades 2 through 8 learned about science, math and technology with hands-on classes designed to be engaging and fun. This year, 10 kids received a Karen Crozier full scholarship through the AIMS Foundation. Watch the video for an inside look. More information about FPU summer camps at fresno.edu/summercamps