TL Program Alumnus Spotlight: Travis Harding

The following was written by Travis W. Harding, FPU Teacher Librarian Services Credential alumnus (2014-2017) and teacher librarian at Atwater High School in Atwater, California: The decision to transition from a high school classroom teacher to a teacher librarian was a monumental moment in my career as a professional educator. After twelve wonderful and successful years in […]

TL Program Faculty, 2017-2018

Eric Wheeler is currently the Teacher Librarian at Sunnyside High School in Fresno Unified School District in Fresno, CA and has served in several leadership roles in the school library and educational technology fields since 2000.  He holds a M.A. in Teaching with an emphasis in Language Arts Education and two California credentials: Teacher Librarian […]

In My Garden Grows a Melody—and Too Many Metaphors

When our children are small we send them to a place called “kindergarten” or “children’s garden.” There they learn the beginning skills. And usually after a dozen years or so of preparation they come to us here in another garden where we refine their growth, encourage them to think and help them to find and […]

Coming Together to Honor God in Convocations

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” Dorothy Day “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.” Wendell Berry Four times a year the university has the tradition of coming together—two commencement services […]

A True Community of Learners

As we all filed out from the University Assembly onto the Green to view the solar eclipse, I was inspired and energized by the excitement I felt around me at the wonders of God’s creation. I truly felt that we were a “Community of Learners” as we shared our gadgets, glasses and enthusiasm. I’d like […]

How Firm a Foundation? The Case for the Annual Fund.

It’s August, and across the length and breadth of North America, admission officers and senior university administrators are anxiously holding their collective breadth, waiting to see just how many students will arrive (and return) to their hallowed halls. Such is the life of the tuition/fee-dependent higher education institution and, let’s face it, with only a […]

God’s University

A little over a year ago, Yvette and I visited several South Korean Christian universities. Our university in Pakistan had developed partnerships with several of these institutions, and my job was to broaden opportunities for collaboration. Handong Global University was particularly impressive. Though all these institutions were Christian, we were stunned by a message that […]

The Deeper Dimension of Business Ethics

The traditional semester for undergraduate and graduate courses begins in just two weeks. I and my fellow professors are now finishing revisions to our courses. This happens often for me, as it does this year, after reading new material, new scholarship, or catching up on topics we have felt some weakness in. I know others […]

Believe in God’s Faithfulness

“How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?” Numbers 14:11 “If we are faithless, he will remain faithful for he cannot disown himself” 2 Tim. 2:13 The only way I was able to embrace God’s call for Joe and me to shine […]