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FPU Sports are Back

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An Update on FPU Athletics and Their Return After a long pause in the action and great worry on the part of our athletes, FPU sports are back. Following the cancellation of the ‘20 spring season, which led itself to another hiatus last fall, the Sunbirds are now allowed to both practice and compete once

Lifted Stay-At-Home Order

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How We Can Support Local Black-Owned Businesses After a long two months that limited celebrations of the Christmas holiday and New Year for many Californians, the latest stay-at-home order has finally been lifted. The order, which was implemented on the 21st of November last year, closed down many shops in Fresno and the Central Valley,

The Online Decline, is 3rd Time’s the Charm?

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How Students Feel About Their 3rd Semester Online at FPU It has been almost a year since FPU last held in-person classes. At first, students and staff alike had no idea how long the pandemic would keep them away from one another, but as time continued, it began to look less and less likely that

Remembering Billie Jean

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Honoring her legacy and everlasting impact On December 23, 2020 it was discovered that Dr. Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication and English and Director of the Communications program, had passed away. Her death has left a wave of heartbroken students, faculty and alumni behind.  Born on December 27, 1951, she was named

Photos remembering Billie Jean

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Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Billie Jean (back right) attending the ribbon-cutting dedication at Wiebe Education Center, Jan. 14, 1990. She is seen standing behind Pacific College President Richard Kriegbaum, who is cutting the ribbon. Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo

Inside the Intensity

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A look at the Intensive English Language Program at FPU The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) here at Fresno Pacific may be a lesser known feature of the school for many of its students. Nonetheless, it has a pivotal role and considerable impact, as it prepares potentially degree-seeking students for English fluency. Like most successful

Images of an empty, COVID-ready campus

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It may be hard to remember three weeks into the semester that FPU had originally hoped to offer in-person learning for Fall 2020. This was the plan, that is, until Governor Newsom’s order mandated distance learning for schools and universities in COVID-affected areas like the Central Valley. This order only allows for schools to bring

How Senior Athletes are Coping with COVID-19

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How are Seniors handling the uncertainty of their seasons? Although we are entering September, it feels as though we are still living in March. While we continue to social distance, wear masks, and stay indoors, athletes all around the world face challenges.  In late August, the NCAA came to the executive decision to push back

Engagements and Weddings Covid Style

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How couples have joined together during a time of isolation Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, most soon-to-be brides and grooms have had to put a pause on their wedding or engagement plans. Others, however, are adjusting to the new normal. I interviewed two of our fellow Sunbirds—Jessica, currently planning her wedding, and

Logged in – Checked out

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How to participate in online class when you aren’t mentally present The last few months have seen a great change in the lives of millions of people around the world. The everyday heroes in our communities have risen to the challenge, many of us learning about the impact of some workers we had never noticed