An award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honors a member of the Fresno Pacific University music faculty.
Larry Warkentin received an ASCAPLU$ Standard Award, a cash prize for writers of serious music. Selections are based on the value of each writer’s compositions as well as recent performances of his or her works. “We are delighted to join your educational institution in supporting the growth and development of our nation’s musical future,” said Marilyn Bergman, ASCAP president and chairman of the board.
Personal ethics are as important to employers as technical competence and experience in the field, according to a Fresno Pacific University survey.
A study by the university business council and business work group shows a strong ethical sense is the personal characteristic most desired by the employers surveyed. In fact, it was rated the most important single item among all characteristics and skills mentioned in the survey.
Making character and civic education a part of everyday life for educators, students parents and communities was the aim of the first “Creating Effective Citizens: Renewing the Spirit of America” conference July 18-20 at Fresno Pacific University.
One of those most responsible for putting Fresno Pacific University on the road from college to university left campus in June.
Howard Loewen resigned his position as provost and became dean of the school of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, July 1. President Harold Haak added the provost title and John Yoder, formerly graduate school dean, is associate vice president for academic affairs.
I’m not talking doves. I’m not talking birds bred for beauty or trained for tasks. I’m talking about garden variety, gray pigeons. Not coy, but carp.
On the one hand, they are dirty of feather and dim of mind and deserving of the epithet “rats with wings.” On the other, I remember as a boy awaking to the cooing of a couple nesting in our eaves, and the sound still brings me peace.
A dozen years at Fresno Pacific University round out a 38-year education career for Anita Andresen, who retires this spring.
Joining the faculty in 1989, Andresen served as dean of the school of professional studies for seven and one-half years and faculty in the administrative services program for four and one-half years. She was the first woman to serve as an academic dean at the university.
Celebrating the first installment on a matching gift and a successful audit were on the agenda of the Fresno Pacific University Foundation Board. The panel met in regular session June 8-9.
During 1999, the AIMS (Activities Integrating Science and Mathematics) Foundation Board loaned Fresno Pacific University $500,000 with the understanding that the loan would be forgiven if the university could raise $125,000 in new gifts each year for the next four years. The foundation was begun by former FPU President Arthur Wiebe.
The first and current athletic director, a quiet but effective teacher of biblical and religious studies and a long-time coach were among those honored during the annual Fresno Pacific University Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner.