With a 41-foot pendulum counting to the future, a new era in mathematics and science officially arrived at Fresno Pacific University.
More than 200 students, faculty, staff, guests and news media packed the lobby and second-floor balcony of AIMS Hall of Mathematics and Science for dedication ceremonies October 11. The two-story, 20,097 square-foot building opened in August and includes laboratories for biology, physics, chemistry and research as well as classrooms, a library and faculty offices.
Audiences can expect the unexpected when two nationally known musicians team up for a concert sponsored by Fresno Pacific University.
Philip Aaberg, piano, and Eugene Friesen, cello, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, in First Presbyterian Church, 1540 M Street. They will be joined by special guests Milton Friesen, vocalist, and Laurell Huber, organist.
The story of a mutiny on the ship of state comes to the stage in November at Fresno Pacific University.
Women in Congress is Aristophanes’ take on what would happen if women insisted on their turn at the helm of government. Set in ancient Athens the play, like many works by the Greek satirist and comic dramatist, still carries a message to modern audiences. Jules Tasca wrote the adaptation.
A speaker with a nationwide reputation and a film with an international scope are among the highlights of the ninth annual Restorative Justice Conference at Fresno Pacific University.
The conference, “Building the Restorative Community,” will be October 25-26 on the campus at 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue. The event is sponsored by the university’s Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.
Arthur Wiebe will be honored with this year’s Distinguished Achievement Special Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Valley Chapter. The presentation will be part of the local National Philanthropy Day luncheon November 19 at Pardini’s.
Acceptance to Fresno Pacific University can be as close as the click of a mouse.
Applications for the undergraduate, graduate, professional development and language and culture studies are now on the university Web site. “All prospective students can apply and inquire on-line,” said Efrain Tovar, electronic admission counselor for the college and manager of the new system.
Another large, academically strong and ethnically diverse freshman class is driving enrollment growth at Fresno Pacific University.
Total university enrollment is set at 2,049 after about two weeks of classes. Enrollment for Fresno Pacific College, the traditional undergraduate program, was 936, up from 905 at this time in 2001. Graduate enrollment was 858, and 255 students are registered in the Center for Degree Completion (CDC).
Dedication to service and an eye for organization are two of the strengths Nicole Linder brings to Fresno Pacific University.
Linder holds the newly created post of associate director of events and alumni programs in the university’s Advancement Office. Among her responsibilities are to communicate with alumni, organize and assist volunteers, oversee special events such as Homecoming and the Alumni Phonathon and coordinate the church relations program.