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Disabilities and Civil Rights

Guest column Melinda Gunning, director of academic and disability support services Just as my generation grew up under the (then) recently enacted Civil Rights Act of 1964, today’s traditional-age college student has grown up under another important piece of civil rights legislation: the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA of 1990, amended in 2008 to […]

Connecting Business and Mission

The world needs more Christian businesspeople. In fact, the world needs more Christian billionaires! Evidence of this bold assertion will be on display at 4 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, February 9, right here on the Fresno Pacific University main campus. The CEOs of two highly successful national corporations in the food industry will speak as […]

Cheers for the Next President!

The next president of Fresno Pacific University has been appointed. In contrast to the political tensions, conflicts and uncertainties surrounding the next President of the United States of America, the appointment of the next president of FPU has been marked by a strong consensus of support. Here is the official public announcement of the appointment […]

It’s Personal

On the application form for anyone seeking employment at Fresno Pacific we ask each candidate to write a statement describing “[their] relationship with and commitment to Jesus Christ and the church and how [they] relate [their] Christian faith to [their] profession.” We do this not only because FPU is an explicitly Christian institution, but because […]

Rejoice! Everything is a mess.

The year 2017 begins with what feels to most people like an unprecedented breadth and depth of uncertainty. The beginning of the year is often a time for individuals and organizations to review recent history and make plans for the year ahead. But the first rule of planning is to understand the reality of the […]

Making Future History

Guest column by John Kilroy, Ph.D., director of Academic Innovation As one year closes and another begins, it is good to take time to reflect. If we didn’t, it would be easy to miss the connection of the past to the present, and how God’s blessings have prepared us for the growth to come. This […]

“Sanctuary,” Christ and the rule of law

No one can accurately predict what the various campaign promises of president-elect Donald Trump will look like in the actuality of new laws, regulations and executive orders initiated by his administration. Very predictably, that uncertainty has produced correspondingly great and very real fears in those who feel most vulnerable to what could be sudden and […]

Taking the Mystery Out of Accreditation

Guest column by Cindy Carter, Ph.D., associate provost for institutional effectiveness and degree completion Accreditation—a word we hear a lot and a process that we know is very important to Fresno Pacific University, even if we’re not all sure exactly what it entails. This Q&A is designed to demystify this crucial procedure. What are the […]

From Exploring Ideas to Activating Them

Guest column by Randy White, D.Min., executive director, Center for Community Transformation, associate professor of community transformation, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary Seminaries are where we go to have long, earnest talks about God, right? They are for discussing theological nuances and exploring doctrine and thinking about the afterlife, right? They prepare people to serve inside […]