Members of the Sunbird women's volleyball team and their families shared a meal, stories and awards February 1 at the team banquet. FPU finished second in the Pacific West Conference and in the NCAA Division II Top 10 during the 2012-2013 season. To learn more about FPU athletics, go to fpuathletics.com.
For two consecutive weeks, two of Fresno Pacific's own were named Pacific West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Antonio Credit, senior forward and center, received the accolade the week of January 14-20 and Malcolm Griffin, junior guard and forward, was honored January 21-27. For more information about men's basketball and all FPU sports, visitfpuathletics.com.
More than 100 visitors enjoyed dessert and entertainment in Ashley Auditorium January 26, as Fresno Pacific Concert Choir members held a Variety Show and Silent Auction to raise funds for the choir. To find out more about Fresno Pacific's music program and their upcoming events, visit fresno.edu/music.
A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Wiebe Education Center on the main campus to remember King's dream and his message of peace. At the January 26 event, students participated in group activities and local guest speakers talked about how to apply King's message to our daily lives.
All Fresno Pacific men were invited to the annual Man Camp at Calvin Crest. This two-day event gave males students the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a true man of God from speaker Brad Bell, as well as play fun games and get to know one another. To find out more about future FPU events, visit the Student Life Office.
Filling the Central Valley’s need for teachers is the goal of a partnership between FPU and UC Merced.
Called the Central Valley Teacher Prep Partnership (CVTPP), the program “will provide a seamless career pathway from undergraduate education at the University of California to professional preparation programs located at Fresno Pacific University’s center in Merced,” according to the memo of understanding between the universities.
Middle schools from around the Valley participated in this year's Battle of the Books in Ashley Auditorium January 25. Students square off in game-show-style competitions to test their knowledge of selected books they have read. FPU has hosted the area Battle of the Books for eight years.
As the season came to a close, the Fresno Pacific women's soccer banquet was held in Ashley Auditorium January 23. Athletes and their families were treated to an Italian dinner, and head coach Erik Farfan gave out awards to seniors and other team members, including Newcomer of the Year, Breakout Bird and Sunbird of the Year. He also spoke about the season's highlights, including the team's induction into the NCAA/PAC West.
Internationally known guitarist and recording artist Corey Whitehead entertained a packed house in the McDonald Hall Atrium on the evening of January 17. Whitehead, on the faculty of FPU and California State University, Fresno, showcased a number of classical and flamenco favorites as well as one of his own works.