Pie & Praise 2021


An event to kick off Thanksgiving week! On November 18, 2021, Fresno Pacific University held a “Pie and Praise” event at the Special Events Center (SEC). In prior years, this was known as the “Thanksgiving Luncheon,” and would feature a Thanksgiving meal. However, to ensure the safety of the community, they worked around this and

Shalom Club is Hosting a Clothing Swap Event!


Details about the event, the mission behind it, and how students can get involved Shalom Club is hosting a free clothing swap event on Tuesday, November 16, 2021! This event will be held during activity hour from 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM, in the forest. In the days leading up to this event, students can

FPU’s LGBTQ+ Pride Club Denied


Following the discernment of Fresno Pacific University’s Board of Trustees, President Jones decided to deny the request for an LGBTQ+ Pride Club on campus. On October 26th, 2021, President Joseph Jones, Ph.D. announced that he has chosen to deny the request for establishing an LGBTQ+ Pride Club on Fresno Pacific University’s campus.  President Jones, regarding

Patrick Kiprop Holds Great Success With Still More Races to Come


The accomplishments and outstanding season of Kiprop Cross-Country athlete, Patrick Kiprop, has had a historical season. On September 18th, 2021, at the UC Riverside Invitational, Kiprop ran a historical time of 23:07.8, which made a new school record in the 8k. Aside from his new record, he took 1st place overall. As a result of

Full Disclosure: FPU’s Title IX Exemption


FPU does not fully disclose its religious exemption to Title IX. Fresno Pacific University has a religious exemption to parts of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The university is legally required, in five specific ways, to disclose its exemption, including the ways the university can exercise its exemption. Fresno Pacific University

FPU Welcomes Community in Fall 2021 Convocation


Creating a Safe, New Normal on Campus On August 26, 2021, after 18 months of distance-learning at Fresno Pacific University, the university eagerly welcomed its community with the Fall Convocation which took place at 10 a.m. at the Special Events Center on campus. The event, which is held at the beginning of every semester, featured

Welcome Back: Editor Note


An exciting return to campus after several months After a long 18 months of being apart, the time has finally arrived for students to return back to campus for face to face classes. Whether this is your first time getting to be on campus or you’re returning back to campus, on behalf of The Syrinx

Five-Year Diversity Plan in Action


The UDC’s comprehensive University Diversity Plan is beginning to be implemented at FPU On June 8, 2020, in light of the murders of Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the subsequent protests, the Fresno Pacific University Diversity Committee (UDC), Staff Caucus Executive Committee and Faculty Senate Executive Committee released a statement

Racial Incident at FPU


Black Student Union petition defaced by anonymous hacker On September 11, Student Life sent an email to the FPU student body regarding a racial incident that occurred with an online petition for the Black Student Union. The email explained that an unidentified user hacked the petition, defacing it with racial slurs and derogatory language. Furthermore,

Casa Pacifica lost to Creek Fire


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

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