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Things I Love-Part 5 #tablegate

The following event actually occurred on Friday, January 23, 2015. These are the details as they occurred. At approximately 1130 The Table located at the top of the McDonald Hall stairs was found missing, and in its place was a much smaller round table. A panicked student frantically wandered around looking for the one(s) who […]

Creating a Well-Oiled Classroom Machine: Part I

Classroom Management is a topic that we approach with high hopes and enthusiasm.  Many teachers may surf the net, expectantly looking for articles in hopes of  finding a strategy or a secret that is going to miraculously solve our management issues.  We do not have secrets or quick fixes in this article but we do […]

Building Creatively on our Resources

We have begun the strategic planning process. I use the word “process” loosely. Strategic planning is creative. It is iterative or reiterative. We start, we develop and new insights inspire revision of what we thought we had firmly established. We need the insights and experience of many, of everyone. Each of us brings a slightly […]

Our Culture of Evidence Story

An update by Dr. Cindy Carter, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Degree Completion,  On December 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., a small but happy FPU team pushed the ‘send’ button, propelling your Educational Effectiveness Report (EER) across the electronic ethers to WASC’s cloud.  The visiting team now has access to FPU’s compelling ‘culture of evidence’ story:  […]

It’s Only the First Week….

So I have to say that as much as I am glad to have a “regular” routine again, this semester has me nervous already. I love my classes, well at least most all of them, and my professors seem really cool, especially the ones I have multiple times each day, but the workload is a […]

Student Leadership Opportunities

Some of the most common challenges for college students are making quality friends, getting involved on campus, and finding ways to help finance their education. If any of these challenges resonate with you or your college student, we may have just the thing! Each year, January begins the student leadership application process. Over the next […]

FPU Students Going East To Serve Others!

“The will of God – nothing less, nothing more, nothing else.” ~ F.E. Marsh ~ Grace and joy to you family! The mission was a success. Thirteen students from Fresno Pacific have spent their winter break in the Caribbean… Not relaxing but encouraging missionaries, serving orphans, pastors, and struggling communities. How you might ask? Through […]

Planning and Diversity

The purpose of planning is to make selected future conditions more likely than they would be without intentional effort. Some good things usually happen just by God’s gracious kindness. But thousands of years of human history consistently confirm that purposeful and well-coordinated efforts are more likely to produce the desired conditions than hopeful and prayerful […]

My 21st First Day of School

Well, today is the day. The first day of the next semester. The day when everyone dresses really nicely to impress people, but then in two weeks it’s casual Friday everyday for everyone. The first day of my sixth semester of college, and man has it flown by fast. I can’t believe that I only […]

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Well-Equipped for the Journey

“I cringed a little as sand and gravel found its way into my shoes, and silently I wished I had not chosen to wear heels that day. I was accompanying a coworker in an attempt to catch up to a man who, minutes before, had stormed out of our clinic after making veiled suicidal remarks. […]