See a step toward solving the teacher shortage and talk to school administrators, the teachers of tomorrow and those who educate the educators as Fresno Pacific University hosts its annual Education Job Fair March 14 in the campus Special Events Center. Interviews will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and about 40 school districts are expected to send representatives to interview approximately 100 FPU graduates.
Lions and Christians and Fresno Pacific University—Oh my!
Androcles and the Lion is the spring mainstage production at FPU. Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 21-23 and at 2:30 p.m. March 24 in Ashley Auditorium on the university campus. Admission is $6 for general audiences, $3 for FPU students, faculty and staff and $3 for other students and those over 65.
One of the pillars of the Fresno Pacific University faculty will be celebrated in “A Concert of Premieres.”
The music begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24, in First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness, at the corner of Van Ness and Yale, Fresno. For more information, call the Music Office at 559-453-2267.
Larry Warkentin will be the guest of honor. Warkentin retires this spring after 40 years of service to the university, its students, the church and the community as a musician, composer and teacher. Admission is free and a reception will follow.
A new approach to teaching music will be explored at Fresno Pacific University.
Rebecca Payne Shockley will describe her method, known as “mapping,” during a seminar hosted by the FPU music department. The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in room 108 of Marpeck Center on the university campus. Admission is free.
The human condition of pain, struggle and hope is the theme of an upcoming art exhibit featuring a Fresno Pacific University faculty member.
Robin Dolarian, art faculty, will show his work February 1-24 at Gallery 25, 1526 Fulton St. “Innards” is a dual exhibit with Barbara Beasley-Eggbrouwer.
Dolarian’s mixed media compositions chronicle his experiences on hemodialysis and his eventual kidney transplant. The large works are mostly brightly colored and feature found objects, simple exaggerated shapes and basic three-dimensional illusion.
The cinema comes to life at an upcoming concert hosted by Fresno Pacific University.
“Let’s Go to the Movies!” is the name and the theme of this year’s Unconcert. Showtime will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, in Sunnyside High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1019 S. Peach Ave.
Unconcert gives audiences a welcome break from the winter blahs and the university Concert Choir a chance to cut loose in skit and song a bit different than its usual formal fare. The choir is led by Roy Klassen, music faculty, and Robin Schwamb, student director.
The office is still at Townsend 9, but there is a new name, some new faces and a new spirit in the graduate leadership program at Fresno Pacific University.
The degree is now called the master of arts in leadership and organizational studies. (The title had been master of arts in administrative leadership, commonly known as the MAAL program.) “The new name more accurately reflects the curriculum and nature of the program,” said Director Peggy Avakian.