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2019

September

A Challenging Future, a Tested idea
Do Not Despise Small Beginnings
Little Acorns…

August

Advancing a Pathway into the Future: The Fresno Pacific Idea
Love + Serve = ACE As We Embark on a New Chapter at FPU
Celebrating 75 Years by Thanking Those Who Pitched the First Tent
Giving Voice to the Voiceless

July

Giving Thanks for Our Past and Anticipating Our Future
The Creative Call
The Samaritan Coach
We All Have a Story
Caring for the Community: Creating Nurses to Serve the San Joaquin Valley

June

A Safe Place
Sowing Merced Community Connections via Fresno Pacific University
Laughing My Way to a Better Me
“Making Scholarship Effective for Good”

May

Aren’t We All Recruiters? Our Institution’s Needed Instinct of Reproducibility and Sustainability
75 Years of Possible Happens Here
Reaching the “Nones” by Addressing Big Issues Together
Learning the Ministry of Presence
Betwixt and Between

April

Snapshots of What God is Making Possible Through Fresno Pacific
Music Lessons with a Socially Conscious Beat
Thriving Without Striving
Serving the Central Valley in Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced and Fresno

March

Roadmaps or Detours?
The Role of a Business School
Who Do You Serve?
The Task of the Christian University: Connecting Students to Christ and His Kingdom

February

Seeking God’s Providence for the Next 75 Years
Getting the Word Out About Athletics Service and Success
Preparing for Possibilities
Connections Beyond the Curriculum

January

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and A Drum Major of Love
Here’s my story – you can use it until you have one of your own
Spiritual Vitality at FPU
The Path to Sustainable Financial Health

2018

December

Christmastime “Melody of Messiah”
Listen Well; then Choose Your Adventure
Christmas: A Celebration of the Giving of Life

November

Affirming Our Vision
Serving, Engaging and Embracing our Region
Humility, Not Hubris
The Call to Care–Creating a Culture of Care

October

Giving Thanks for Peace in the Midst of Turmoil
Perched on the Shoulders of Giants
The Power in YES
President’s Connections booklet
Persistence
Planted by the Water, Reaching Toward the Sun

September

Envisioning the Future Part II 2018-19
Service is Our Middle Name
Justice
Ready to Serve

August

Ordinary Days = Extraordinary Things
Possible Happens Here through Faith, Hope and Love
Work as Unto the Lord
Presidential Priorities Report
To Whom Much Is Given

July

We Are the Beloved
Better Teaching Through Painting
The Challenge of Leadership

June

To Serve or Be Served?
Libraries and the Connection to Information: A Necessary Human Experience
Just Look Up
Making Sure We Get to the Right Future at Fresno Pacific University

May

Engaging the Cultures and Serving the Cities Through Music
Living Under the Bond of Peace
Serving the Veteran Community
Central Valley All-Stars in Mind, Body and Spirit: Track & Field as a Microcosm of Our Region’s Best
Learning—and Living—in Community

April

Envisioning the Future: Academic Excellence
It Takes a Village to Make a Brand
Academic Innovation and the Mission of God
Prayer with Consistent Purpose

March

What’s Christian higher education worth? How about $60 billion
Life was the Lesson for Wilfred Martens
Marketing Helps FPU Serve and Engage
Super Heroes on our Campuses

February

Visionary Leadership
Having A Heart Like Christ for Haiti and Africa
Envisioning the Future: The Fresno Pacific Idea-Engaging the Cultures and Serving the Cities
Why Global Education?

January

It’s a New Season to Give God Praise, So Let’s Worship Together!
Conquerors or Grasshoppers: Worship Matters
Be Careful Not to Forget the Lord Your God
Worship Transforms Us
Conquering Fear

2017

December

An Engaged Presence
Student-Athletes Reflect Fresno Pacific University Off the Field as Well as On
Baccalaureate is a Dress Rehearsal for Eternity

November

Teaching from the “Right Side” of History
Seeing the Possibilities: Doing the Common in Uncommon Ways
The Possibility of Substantial Significance
Finding the Voice We’ve Always Had
FPU Board of Trustees Looks to the Future with Joseph Jones

October

Where We are Financially: Cause for Optimism
Strategic Priorities III: Serving the Lord with Gladness—Psalms 100:2
Strategic Priorities II: Living Out the Vision
Presidential Priorities: Reframing Our Thinking

September

A Covenant Convocation at FPU!
Enrollment Success Requires Diversified Investment
In My Garden Grows a Melody—and Too Many Metaphors
Coming Together to Honor God in Convocations

August

A True Community of Learners
How Firm a Foundation? The Case for the Annual Fund.
God’s University
Believe in God’s Faithfulness
Fantasy or Imagination

July

Pathway to the Future, Engaging the Culture, Serving the City; Realizing the Possibilities in the FPU Idea
New Leader, New Commitment
We Came Because
Times of Transition

June

A Brief Farewell Message
A Culture of Generosity
Fresno Pacific University is a Christian University
A New Season Brings the Promise of Possibilities

May

Three Years Running
In Praise of Adjuncts
From Under Our Noses to a High, High Dive
Ending and Beginning
Connections: Scholarship and Teaching

April

Marvin Steinert Lives On
Days and Nights Full of Why
The School of Business Links Theory to Professional Development and Service
Making Dissent Meaningful

March

The Single Question that Launched a Movement
A Flourishing Seminary, a Flourishing University
How to Get More from God
The Folly of Uniform Diversity
Grounded in the Past, Managing the Present and Committed to the Future

February

Please Pray for Fresno Pacific
FPU’s Part in the Future of Tech in the Valley
Disabilities and Civil Rights
Connecting Business and Mission

January

ALAS Title V and the New Intercultural Learning Center
Cheers for the Next President!
It’s Personal
Rejoice! Everything is a mess.

2016

December

Making Future History
“Sanctuary,” Christ and the rule of law
Taking the Mystery Out of Accreditation

November

From Exploring Ideas to Activating Them
Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks
The Politics of Fresno Pacific
Of Sabbaticals and Spouses
Almost Final Report on SB 1146

October

Board of Trustees Welcome New Members, Commit to Center for the Arts
Faculty Scholarship Serves Everyone
FPU-In-India: The Power of a Boat Ride
Connecting Creativity and Diversity

September

FPU’s Many Faces of Spiritual Formation
Listening to Fresno Pacific
Off to a Good Start
Athletics Lives Out the Mission at FPU

August

With God All Things Are Possible
Faith-Based Institutions Under a Secular Government
Fall is Here, How Great is That?
Connecting the Points to Create the Story
Introducing Dale Simmons

July

AI, the Initiative, Not the City
It’s Time for Christmas

June

Signs of Blessing
What A Ride!
New Men’s Basketball Coach
June 2016 Board Meeting Highlights
President and Provost Double Search
Time for Action
Theater Arts Success
2016 Summer Schedule
FPU Year Round

May

Mission as Business and Business as Mission
Biblical Wisdom as Well as Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
The Long and the Short of It
FPU College Hour
The Week to Celebrate
Global Education Program

April

The Season of Finishing
M.A. in Community Leadership & Transformation
Celebrating Scholarship
Athletics Update Part Two
Because We Love the Game
Master of Art in Ministry, Leadership and Culture
Steve Varvis Returns to Teaching
Scholarships and the Grace of Giving

March

Voluntary Disruption
Athletics Update – Part 1
It’s that time of year
FPU Wind Ensemble Tour to Chicago
A Great Party Saturday Night
AIMS Center Remodel
Character Education
Founded on Christ
FPU Board Training

February

What’s Not Negotiable (and What is)
IPEDS Report
Enrollment Report
Meeting with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Over the Wall
Black History Month
Presidential Succession: Where are We?

January

Remembering and Renewing
Vision and Scholarship
A History of the Future
Clarity for the New Year
Strategic Plan

2015

December

Commencement and the Vision for the Future
The Mysterious Power
What We Really Celebrate
2015 Fall Commencement

November

Thanking God
Thought Leaders
Ologie?
Seasonal Events
The Vision: Can You See It?
Education through Performance

October

Notes from the October Board Meeting
Presidential Transition
Our Wonderfully Complex Mission
Gracious Christianity
Loving Our Neighbor
Scholarly Pursuit
Appreciating Quality and Mission

September

5 Years Later
S.T.E.M. National Award
FPU Athletics
Distinguishing in the Midst of Change
Trusting the Process
Taking a Long View
Teenage Groups in Adult Organizations

August

We’re All in this Together
President’s Distinguished Service Awards
The World is Coming and the Fires are Burning
June Board Meeting
Cal Grants
Gracious Christianity
Changing the Chief Change Agent
2015/16 Enrollment News

July

The Smith House
Looking Into the Future
Conserving Water
Celebrating good news!
Supreme Court Decision in Context
Summer Camps at FPU
Being Christ-like in an Anti-Christian Culture
Is God up to Something at FPU?

June

Letting go Tends to be Harder than Hanging on
Finishing the Year Well!
No Cuts to Cal Grant!
Endings and beginnings
Enrollment
Taking a moment

May

A true Champion is beautiful two ways
FPU Seminary Merger
Planning
Answered Prayers
A Culture of Philanthropy
Performing Arts Center
Celebrations

April

Faithfulness Requires Wisdom
Campus Master Plan
Strategic Planning
Academic Quality
CP Regional “Center to Campus”
Looking Foolish is No Fun
Training, Education and Learning
Commencement 2015
Fitness Goals
The Creator’s Cosmic Conundrum

March

Budget and NCAA
Academic strategic planning – the arts and professions
Music & Arts Center
God made us different
Where do we go from here?
Doing More With Less
WASC, Part Two

February

Budget and Enrollment
Points of Prayer
Dual Leadership Model
Complexity and Simplicity
Leadership Perspectives – Vision and Values
Reality Therapy
Fresno Pacific – A Regional University

January

Freedom of Faith
Building Creatively on our Resources
Planning and Diversity
Strategic Planning

2014

December

The Role of Professors Today
Learning love and discipline

November

A Community of Communities
Learning to Follow
Educational Effectiveness
Learning to Learn

October

We’re working toward it
On Changing Leaders