Category archive

News

Student conference highlights need for racial reconciliation

in News

FPU students attend event that focuses on diversity The Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) brings student leaders together from diverse campuses in order to address problems that happen daily among their communities. SCORR is a conference, in seminar style, which addresses hard-to-talk-about problems such as racial reconciliation. The students attend the conference while staying…

Keep Reading

FPU student newspaper wins multiple awards in statewide contest

in News

Students recognized for outstanding writing and design, FPU professor joins media association board For the third year in a row, FPU student journalists took home multiple awards at the annual California College Media Association (CCMA) banquet held Mar. 2 in La Jolla. The Syrinx student newspaper won three awards, including first place for Best Photo…

Keep Reading

SGA’s 7-year struggle to keep control of student funds

in News

Student Government Association (SGA) was one in charge of distributing roughly $300,000 collected from student body fees The student government association (SGA) used to have complete control over roughly $300,000 of student body fees. They were independent, with no university oversight. A decade later, they only manage $50,000 and whatever they spend must be approved…

Keep Reading

Seniors compete in national business competition finals

in News
(From left to right) Austin Hussain, Professor Andrew Shinn, Miguel Bermudez, and Freddie Lopez prepare for their trip to NY where they competed in a business competition with the chance to each win $3000.

Three seniors qualified as finalists in a nationwide Christian business competition, with the chance to land a top prize of $3,000 for each. The trio Austin Hussain, Freddie Lopez and Miguel Bermudez completed three qualifying rounds in the 2019 GoLiveServe Business Case Competition, and headed for New York City on February 22 and 23 to…

Keep Reading

SGA diversifies representation for next fall

in News

Changes will include club-only meetings Student Government Organization (SGA) restructured their representation to ensure representatives come from a variety of areas on campus. The new constitution and its bylaws, which allows for this restructuring, will also no longer mandate clubs to attend Senate meetings Instead, clubs will attend a monthly club-only meeting designed to help…

Keep Reading

Students push eco-friendly ideas for new arts building

in News

Ideas include intentional painting, natural lighting and roof design The Culture and Arts Center (CAC) has for several years been rumored to be the next “big step” that FPU will take in innovating its campus. President Kriegbaum had design plans during his second term as president but they took a turn when President Jones succeeded…

Keep Reading

Defining diversity at Fresno Pacific

in News

FPU moves to prioritize diversity amid competing ways of understanding the term Amid new diversity initiatives at Fresno Pacific, The Syrinx has investigated the steps being taken to address diversity issues and how the various constituents of the university understand diversity. FPU’s efforts in this area were among many examined earlier this semester by a…

Keep Reading

Campus nurse, on-site counseling among health services offered at FPU

in News

The new nurse, Cheryl Nichols, and various on-site counselors are part of the physical and mental health services provided to students. Dale Scully, Vice President of Student Life, emphasized the availability of these services and stressed that students who want or need to see these staff members should feel free to do so.

Keep Reading

Common speaks at Fresno City as part of Central Valley prison reform tour

in News

More and more attention is being paid to the black incarceration rate. Considering that more black people are incarcerated than were enslaved, according to author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness” Michelle Alexander, it’s no surprise that calls for prison reform have been a part of the ongoing dialogue on how to correct racist institutions.

Keep Reading