The Rebecca Fountain has watched over FPU for more than 30 years. This spring she got a new look.
Since 1979 Rebecca, the wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau, has greeted visitors from her spot between Sattler Hall and Marpeck Center. The fountain was the gift of the Dietrich Friesen family to honor Dietrich’s 27 years on the music faculty (1952-1979), including 15 years as head of the department.
FPU students had the chance to showcase their diverse talents in the Special Events Center for FPU's Got Talent. The March 19 event featured a variety of performances, including the evening's winner The Broke Orchestra, which won $300. To find out more about future FPU events, visit facebook.com/fpustudentactivities.
Cory Seibel, Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), speaks about the impact the Fellows Society will have upon the CCT and its goal to bring together the community together and create new opportunities throughout the Central Valley. To find out more about the Fellows Society and how to become a member, visit their website transformcentralvalley.org/fellows.
Shane Hipps looked at the Bible and how we read it during a visit to FPU.
By Christopher Cristwell
In third grade Shane Hipps was diagnosed with dyslexia. One of his treatments involved placing a series of colored overlays and filters over his eyes to improve his brain’s ability to process visual information. Although Hipps confessed to only wearing the glasses to a “college 70s party” he uses them now as a metaphor to help people see the lenses they wear—assumptions they make—when reading the Bible.
Students from elementary, junior high and high schools across the county descended upon Fresno Pacific's main campus for History Day. The all-day event took place on March 16 in the Special Events Center. There were several competitions, including 2-D Exhibits, 3-D exhibits, performances, documentaries, historical papers and website development. The students' project had to be centered around this year's theme, "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events". The winners received a medal, presented to them by FPU Associate Professor of History, Pamela Johnston, Ph.D.
FPU welcomed some old friends back to the Teacher Education Job Fair.
Some 29 districts were represented at the event, which took place March 19 in the Special Events Center on the main FPU campus. Among those new graduates and alumni interviewed with were Parlier, Exeter and others that haven’t been represented for a few years.
Tayler Wolfe, who enjoys volunteering, won the Miss Central Valley Pageant.
The third time was a charm for Dinuba's Tayler Wolfe. The 20-year-old blue-eyed college junior was crowned Miss Central Valley earlier this month and will compete for the title of Miss California in June.
Wolfe served a year as Miss Dinuba in 2009-10. She then ran unsuccessfully for Miss Tulare County in both 2011 and 2012.