Ways to bring peace to a world at war and communities in conflict will be explored during “Building a Culture of Peace,” a week of activities hosted by Fresno Pacific University (FPU) and California State University, Fresno (CSUF), September 27-Ocotber 3.
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and peacemaker in his own right, will be the special guest during the event. He will speak at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium as well as on both campuses.
A pianist and a piece of music make their California premiere as Fresno Pacific University’s Pacific Artists Series opens its second season.
Walter Saul will perform Friday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the atrium of McDonald Hall, on the FPU campus. Tickets are $5 for general audiences, $3 for those 62 or older and $10 for families, and are available at the door.
Familiar faces are being seen in new places this fall at Fresno Pacific University.
Janita Rawls, business faculty, begins a one-year appointment as interim dean of Fresno Pacific College, the traditional undergraduate program. Stephen Varvis moves from dean of the college to director of business and civic relations for the Advancement Office.
FresnoPacific University is expanding its presence in Visalia.
The Fresno Pacific University Visalia Center opens August 4, 2003, for fall semester. The center allows FPU to provide more complete programs for graduate students and working adults seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree.
A Fulbright Scholarship will allow a Fresno Pacific University faculty member to impart American history while rescuing Mennonite history.
Paul Toews, history faculty and director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, will be in the Ukraine September 1 to June 30 on a Fulbright lecture-research award. He will teach U.S. History at Zaporizhzhia State University and visit archives throughout the former Soviet republic in search of documents relating to Mennonite history.
The impact of Fresno Pacific University’s Project VOICE will resound through Valley schools for years to come.
Project VOICE (Valuing Owning Identity through Collaboration and Excellence) increased the number of Spanish- and Hmong-speaking bilingual teachers. Of the 79 people served by the program, 16 have already earned credentials, 21 are in the FPU teacher education program and 42 are in the university’s undergraduate program.