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FPU’s Return to Campus

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Are Students Ready to go Back to Face-to-Face Interactions? After what seems like an eternity, FPU is finally returning to on-campus learning in the Fall of 2021. For the past year and a half, teachers and staff alike have worked tirelessly to ensure a quality education and environment in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

How Was the Shift to an Online World for FPU?

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An Overview of How Our Teachers and Staff Felt About a New Reality As FPU enters its third semester online, it has begun to seem as if in-person learning is a distant memory. When the change was made over a year ago, the FPU community, along with much of the rest of the world, didn’t

FPU’s Men’s Basketball team has a record-breaking year

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Sunbirds overcome covid obstacles for an unbelievable season During a year in which COVID-19 has limited much of what we can do, the Fresno Pacific men’s basketball team has found a way to overcome this abundance of obstacles. It is safe to say that this season will go down as unforgettable in more ways than

Women’s Appreciation Month

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The women you didn’t learn about in history class Women’s Appreciation Month is a time to celebrate what women have accomplished, but also a time to remember there is still work to be done. In honor of this month, I decided to highlight some women that haven’t been traditionally recognized. We’ve all heard of Rosa

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