Rotaract Club

Our semester has started once again.  I took a break from the blog, celebrated the birth of Christ, traveled a bit (maybe more on this later) and helped get the semester started.  Enrollment is good (definitely more on this later), and students and faculty are working away in classes, reading, writing, performing, interning, and all […]

The Seven Wonders of the World Wide Web

Happy New Year to all! On January 4th, I had the opportunity to share with elementary and middle school educators at Forest Lake Christian School which is located just north of Auburn, CA.   I focused my presentation on websites that have resources to engage students in the classroom.   In fact, I started off with a […]

Ethical Learning

At the end of my business ethics final, I asked students to reflect on what they had learned through the semester about how to be ethical.  We cover various ethical theories, how ethics can become part of the culture of a business, and why it should, along with a large number of case studies.  But there is also the personal […]

Rise Above the Noise!

On Thursday of last week, continuing education hosted a workshop entitled, “Rise Above the Noise” at our North Fresno Center.  The focus of this workshop was social media marketing.  At the workshop, Nick Gundry and Lisa Alvey shared tips, tools and techniques for using social media in marketing.   Nick and Lisa are responsible for this […]

Animoto – it rocks!

Let’s continue the discussion of Web 2.0 tools.   Another one of my favorite presentation tools is http://animoto.com.   This application allows you to upload your photos and/or videos to the website, select music, text, and effects, and then create a dynamic slideshow for the web.  Animoto will allow you to create 30 seconds for free or […]

No Increase in Tuition–Our Risk

Yesterday Fresno Pacific University announced that it would not raise tuition levels in any of its programs for the 2010-11 academic year.  This is the first time that we have not raised rates in 30 years (that’s as far back as we checked).  We, of course, cannot “collaborate” with other universities on this kind of a […]

Making it through the Financial Aid Maze

In the last 24 hours I have spent some time explaining the world of financial aid and getting into College to both prospective students to our Board of Trustees.  It seems like such a foreign world with strange acronyms (FAFSA), and programs (Cal Grant, Pell Grant, ACG) and forbidding bureaucracies and their own deadlines and […]

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

For the next few weeks (or months), I want to highlight Web 2.0 applications and how they can be used in the classroom.  I have an extensive background in educational technology and its successful use to further student learning.  In fact, I currently teach courses for our School of Education in the area of integrating […]

Welcome to Continuing Education at FPU!

At FPU, we offer continuing education to individuals throughout the world.   We believe in lifelong learning and we strive to help individuals meet their educational goals through distance learning, workshops, and conferences.   This blog will be dedicated to providing insight and inspiration for individuals as they pursue lifelong learning.  So … check back often to […]