If you head south on Chestnut Avenue from Highway 180 toward the university, you will see a billboard that says “Advertising is evil, until it gets you to eat an orange.” We teach marketing and advertising and use it extensively, so I would not endorse the first clause in the statement. Advertising can be used […]

The Vision: Can You See It?

Success depends on dedication to a vision. Either part alone is not enough. Friday night, November 6, 2015, the Fresno Pacific University water polo team honored its seniors at the last home match of their careers. They celebrated by defeating the Air Force Academy 16-14. Another major achievement for coach Brian Suhovy and his program […]

Education through Performance

My colleagues in communication, literature, art, music and athletics could put together more clearly what I write about this week. They live with the importance of performance in their academic disciplines and teaching, and know both theoretically and from experience how important public performance is in educating students. Especially in this time of the semester, […]

Notes from the October Board Meeting

This week I’m handing over Connecting Points to a good friend of Fresno Pacific University. Board Chair Don Griffith will provide some insights on the October board meeting. Enjoy! — Rich The Board of Trustees completed two days of productive and significant work during our October meetings this last weekend. I would like to share […]

Our Wonderfully Complex Mission

Last week I attended three sessions with Bill George, a business leader and professor at Harvard Business School (along with 300 students, alumni, faculty and community members hosted by the School of Business, which deserves a big thank you!), a meeting of the Board of Trustees Executive Committee, a dinner celebrating 50 years of the […]

Loving Our Neighbor

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling that redefined marriage in America to allow for any committed relationship between any consenting persons, I posted a Connecting Points calling myself and others to “Being Christ-like in an Anti-Christian Culture.” I have received a flood of responses to that article, both supporting and attacking. I had […]