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.
Reach out to others and you may find—and become—a mentor
TO THE CLASS OF 2003,
You may not know it yet, but college was a piece of cake.
Oh sure, classes were challenging. Studying wasn’t always a good time and finals weren’t fun. Your roommate did get on your nerves and not every faculty was your favorite. As for the food—well, no matter how well prepared or plentiful it was, can anyone really be expected to stay excited about eating three meals a day every day in the same place?