Students, faculty and staff attended the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) on February 22-23 at Biola University. The conference, featuring a breakfast talk by FPU President Pete C. Menjares, educated attendees about the diverse ethnic groups growing in communities and on campuses. The trip was organized by the Office of Spiritual Formation. More information and a conference recap at studentlife.biola.edu/diversity/scorr-2013
“With our New Fitness center I can confidently and proudly say that FPU meets the needs of students on the academic level through our superior class standards, the emotional and spiritual level through our Christ-centered values, and now physically with a facility that enables students to pursue a healthy lifestyle,” said Rachel Eng, the student speaker at the March 1 grand opening ceremony.
FPU athletics, a member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, hosted the chamber’s monthly mixer in the Steinert Campus Center. The event, held on February 20, was an opportunity for members of the chamber to network with each other and to also hear about the recent achievements of FPU athletics. If you would like to learn more about FPU athletics, visit fpuathletics.com.
Fresno County migrant students visited Fresno Pacific's main campus on February 20. The students were able to ask current FPU students about life on campus, as well as see the beauty of the campus. For more on campus visits, visit experiencefpu.com/visit-us.
A Congolese politician with Mennonite Brethren ties visited FPU.
Lumeya Dhu Maleghi, a member of the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spoke February 12 on the main Fresno Pacific University campus. He had earlier represented the D.R.C. at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 2-6.
Students and guests enjoyed a night of fun and community at the Skywalk Trampoline Arena. On the evening of February 12 students made the most of the trampoline floors, a foam pit and a dodge ball arena, all in the name of camaraderie and in the anticipation of the upcoming Intramural spring games.
In Resume Rush, students learned vital resume-building and etiquette skills to prepare for future careers. Participants were also able to sign up for mock interviews in order to practice their interviewing skills.
Randy White, executive director of the Center for Community Transformation, was invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. He spoke at a conference after the breakfast about city transformation. We talked to Randy to find out more about his trip.