Going to College–Dance of Joy

Ok this one is just for fun.  My wife, who teaches kindergarten in Clovis, celebrates with her students each week when all of them turn in their homework by doing the “dance of joy.”  For kindergartners it is a big thing.  Because this was the eighth time they had all done this, I was the […]

To iPad or not to iPad: That is the question.

On Wednesday, Apple came out with another device that got the world’s attention. Some of us watched the online commercials, keynote, and buzz around the web, trying to decide if this was the latest technology that you can’t live without. In the past few days, it has been interesting to read peoples responses online. It […]

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 […]