What We Really Celebrate

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with students at our regional campuses. Some were finishing their bachelor’s degrees in the degree completion program. The end of their 18 months of courses would soon be completed, and they would graduate and attend commencement on December 11. They were exited, even ecstatic. Other students had just […]

Thanking God

“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”  Philippians 4:6 Almighty God, thank you for being my father and for wanting me to be your child. Thank you for loving me and for wanting me to love you and enjoy your friendship […]


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 […]