Preparing for Possibilities

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” – George Bernard Shaw Over the next six months, in preparation for our 75th anniversary celebration, we as a community will be identifying our priorities and direction for the next five years. In October 2015 the Board of Trustees approved a University Strategic […]

Connections Beyond the Curriculum

“What kind of books do you like to read?” my graduate thesis mentor, Dr. Berta Gonzalez asked, trying to get to know me better after I mentioned that I loved to read during our first meeting. Of course, I wanted to impress her so I had to bring out the big names, “I like anything […]

Sara Beth profile

Writer Sara Beth Williams has more than one story to tell

Sara Beth Williams 2009 BA in Liberal Studies: Theater Concentration Author Sara Beth Williams’ journey to publish Christian romance novel When Hearts Collide is a story in itself. When Hearts Collide tells of an unlikely couple’s complex love story. When Jay Matthews, an ex-convict whose newfound faith in God compels him to put his past […]

Dilbert Explains PhDs

The following little interchange comes from a Dilbert comic that was printed this week. I read it and laughed. Guy with a goatee, “Hi. I’m very smart, but I don’t know how to do anything.” Dilbert, “Where did you get your PH.D?” Goatee, “I didn’t say I have a PH.D.” Dilbert, “You kinda did.” I […]

Here’s my story – you can use it until you have one of your own

I was recently preparing to address a meeting of our School of Education mentors. These mentors play a critical role by helping our initial credential programs to fulfill their mission and vision statement: Teaching is a call to redemptive service. This orientation to the teaching profession lies at the center of both our identity and […]

Rx for the Future of Valley Pharmacy

This article was originally published in Pacific Magazine in May of 2015. Find the rest of the magazine here. California Health Sciences University and Fresno Pacific University are working together to bring the future of pharmacy to the Central Valley. To those who remember, the past is a kindly business owner at the soda fountain as the […]

Spiritual Vitality at FPU

Spiritual vitality in the cocurricular traditional undergraduate program is unique in the totality of all that God is doing in the lives of students at Fresno Pacific University. Our ministry service embraces all cultures, all nations and all peoples as gifts of God to the entire world. Our primary objective is to have the kingdom […]

The Path to Sustainable Financial Health

The university finished last year with an operating surplus of $2.2M due to exceptional enrollment in graduate and degree completion programs, and to the salary and retirement cuts which were still in effect at the close of the fiscal year. Without the cuts the surplus would have been $1.2M. Either way, this is a significant […]