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Casa Pacifica lost to Creek Fire

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Discover the rise and fall of the FPU-owned retreat cabin A crumbling fireplace amidst soot and rubble: this is all that remains of Casa Pacifica, as revealed in a live Facebook video posted by freelance photojournalist Alex Londos. The university-owned retreat cabin colloquially referred to as “Casa” was lost to the Creek Fire over the

FPU Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Listening Sessions

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Patty Salinas M.A. ALAS Title V Project Director: We are fully committed to providing an intellectually diverse, nondiscriminatory, and multicultural environment.  As such, part of the Diversity Initiatives for the 2020-2021 academic year include listening sessions so that we can assess the needs of our community and set areas for improvement. We would like to

FPU celebrates the publication of its 75th anniversary book

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Turning the pages through 75 years of history at FPU Fresno Pacific University celebrates 75 years of history and memories this school year. On February 24, 2020, a book filled with photos and commentary titled Fresno Pacific University: The First 75 Years was released. The authors of this book were Archivist Hannah Keeney and Library

Keep your head up

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How to stay positive in trying times Remaining positive in the midst of a storm is a choice that is not easy or simple to make, but it is important. Currently, people are trying to balance the unpredictable forces that have brought so much change to their lives and navigate through an overwhelming feeling of

On-campus population numbers have dropped

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On-campus population numbers have dropped, while commuter population numbers have risen. FPU currently has 373 students living on campus, and many departments are brainstorming ways to get numbers back up.

OSF and Athletics now under the leadership of Student Life

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The offices hope to create a more cohesive experience for students Shortly after the beginning of the new academic school year, President Joseph Jones made an official announcement during the State of the University Address that the Office of Spiritual Formation and Athletics would be merging under Student Life.  “Effective this year, the Department of

The process is just as important as the product

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The story behind the Mennonite quilts sold at the MCC sale The relief sale for the Mennonite Central Committee happens on the Fresno Pacific campus every April. As part of the sale donated quilts are auctioned off, an activity that often raising from $100 to over $5,000. The auction is known as one of the

After long delay, construction of greenhouse begins

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After seven years of delay, the construction of a greenhouse on campus is underway. The structure will be designed for biology research, community gardens and housing a diverse collection of plants for instructional use. The Academic Success Center (ASC) is also considering landscaping the space surrounding it to create a socializing area. “We’re hoping that

We Need to Appreciate, not Spectate the Environment

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Conversation about the environment, and humanity’s relationship to it, is nothing new. This topic is actually moving towards the center of political discussion. Students across the globe in 1700 cities boycotted school on March 15 in a coordinated effort to raise awareness about the tangible effects of climate change, ranging from ravaging fires destroying home

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