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 […]

Serious about the Bible? Then End Domestic Violence!

We cannot claim to be serious about family values and the sanctity of marriage and allow domestic violence to exist unchallenged in our congregations. To do so tells the world that we are liars and gives false testimony as to the legitimacy of Christ’s claims. Scripture calls these kinds of actions “hypocrisy.”

“Get Into College”

The year for high school seniors who are working on college applications is moving rapidly to the dates when applications are to be submitted, test scores and transcripts ordered, and scholarships researched.  It is never easy, and I am often (really–often– as in many, many times a year) asked how parents can negotiate it all.  It […]

Our Rich Variety of Universities

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/6797698[/vimeo]Education is in the news.  I think it should always be there, but then I am a bit biased in its favor. Earlier  this week Fresno Pacific’s good enrollment news was on the local TV stations–we’re up 11% overall.  On Tuesday we had a little celebration on the campus green–ice cream and good cheer all around […]

Choosing a College that Fits You

This week we are out on the road again at College Fairs for traditional undergraduates sponsored by the various county offices of education, next week the Christian College Fairs.  There is always a good turn out with busloads of kids with their teachers, and parents with their kids.  It is noisy, exciting, intimidating.  Students and parents walk […]

Welcome to the New Year

The fall semester has started or perhaps exploded. All year students and families have been hesitant to commit to the year, traditional aged and adult students.  They have visited us more times than in past years, asked more questions, and presented more problems that needed solutions (often financial) before they could make the commitment to begin […]

Thanks for the Good News Fresno Bee

Time to make amends. A few months ago I complained in this space about the media and their seeming relish in reporting bad news. Today the Fresno Bee reported good news in our enrollment picture, and how we are helping students find a place to study. You can see the article here. The article was as detailed as […]

Faculty Mentoring

A couple of weeks ago we had three TV stations on campus reporting on our enrollment, the room we have at Fresno Pacific University for students, financial aid avialablility, and our new four year graduation guarantee.  (You can see one of the reports at http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/video?id=6919536 .)  While we were waiting, as the room full of students […]