Florence, Italy!

Where to begin?  There is so much to see, and so much that happened, so many famous and notorious events and people that happened and lived in Florence that we will only see some little parts of it in our three days this June on the FPU Alumni and Friends Tour. So here are some […]

Thinking Historically

The assessment movement in higher education is now more than 25 year’s old.  It has challenged us to think about what we do as professors, and has broken through many (not all, by any means) ideological battles to allow different kinds of institutions to thrive. It has required us to state the “learning outcomes,” what […]

Serving the Central Valley in Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced and Fresno

Engaging the cultures and serving the cities is the very essence of the Fresno Pacific Idea and the purpose of the regional campuses. Let me share how all the regional campuses are accomplishing this goal and preparing our graduates to lead and serve in the church and society. With a combined enrollment of 2,500-plus students […]

Roadmaps or Detours?

The corpus of our hope at Fresno Pacific University is found in the Fresno Pacific Idea, which “reflects the university’s interpretation of what it means to be a community of learners committed to a distinctive vision of Christian higher education.” In several weeks this community will convene conversations concerning the strategic direction of the university […]

Still Learning about Teaching

Now that I am back in the classroom, after many years in the wilds of administration, I have been able to concentrate on teaching.  And despite having started this gig teaching college students in 1981, I am still learning, and now learning from my younger colleagues.  Just this last week I was reminded that some […]

The Role of a Business School

I have been asked a few times, “What is the role of a business school at a traditionally liberal arts university?” To those in the School of Business at Fresno Pacific University, the answer is clear, yet consists of several connected parts. In the School of Business, we educate leaders, building on such foundational skills […]

Who Do You Serve?

I am serving Jesus of course, you might answer! But if we are honest with ourselves as we reflect on our lifestyles and choices, we must confess that perhaps we might be serving something or someone other than Jesus. It has been suggested an examination of your calendar (how you spend your time) and your […]

From Fresno Soccer to Hollywood Acting

Gabriel Ramirez2012 BA in Intercultural Studies: Missions/Service This month’s alumni story is taken from Karl Dewazien’s (BA ’78) blog on his website: FUNdamental Soccer. Gabriel was a guest contributor on the blog, and permission from both Karl and Gabriel has been granted. It’s one of the days during the week, right before the lunch hour. […]

Seeking God’s Providence for the Next 75 Years

To know a thing and to understand what that thing needs, it helps to employ all the senses—touch, smell, vision, sound and taste. With Dr. Joe’s encouragement the FPU Board of Trustees has held meetings at our regional campuses in Bakersfield and North Fresno, and the Board Executive Committee has recently held meetings at our […]