Love + Serve = ACE As We Embark on a New Chapter at FPU

It is an honor to restart the FPU women’s tennis program. In an amazing first year we received All-Academic team honors, PacWest Conference Freshman of the Year and four All-Conference awards, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Community Service Award and went undefeated at home! As I reflect on my first year, I am reminded how far […]

Celebrating 75 Years by Thanking Those Who Pitched the First Tent

During the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college at Fresno Pacific University I spent a month with a friend backpacking through Europe. The two of us each carried a massive backpack and a round-trip ticket from San Francisco to Paris. We started our journey in France and from there we eventually made […]

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

At the beginning of the fall 2008 semester my colleague Rebecca McMillen, Ph.D., and I scheduled a meeting with a McLane High School art instructor named Marc Patterson. We expected to tell Marc about Fresno Pacific University’s new art major and hear a bit about his approach to art education.  To our surprise, Marc came […]

A Second Chance: Overcoming Addiction to Serve Others

Bob Weathers1979 in Psychology and Contemporary Christian MinistriesRecovery Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant Early in his life Bob Weathers, Ph.D., achieved enormous success—a top student, a published researcher, a husband and father. But alongside of the accolades and accomplishments, Bob struggled deeply with addiction. Like so many people all across the country, in neighborhoods, even […]

The Creative Call

“Don’t faint, don’t faint,” I spoke silently to myself. “It’s just a hand, with all the skin scraped off and lots of *gulp* blood.” The doctor began to take pieces of skin and staple them to the hand oozing with blood on the operating table in front of me. The bloodied hand looked like something […]

The Samaritan Coach

Before Fresno Pacific University expanded its reach through establishing the Samaritan Scholarship and becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution, there was Ben Norton.  Ben Norton was the Fresno Pacific College men’s soccer coach from 1975 to 1989. In the summer of 1977—June to be exact—Ben officiated a soccer game between two local men’s club teams. I […]

We All Have a Story

“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt (Deuteronomy 10:18-19).” In the social work degree completion program, I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach a […]

Day 36: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

by Toby Bartlett. Today we took a bus ride to Cu chi. A sight of American and Vietnam fighting. The special thing about Cu chi was it’s vast tunnel system that spans hundreds of kilometers with several layers and rooms. It was very interesting going and watching a movie about the cu chi people before […]