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Defining diversity at Fresno Pacific

FPU moves to prioritize diversity amid competing ways of understanding the term Amid new diversity initiatives at Fresno Pacific, The Syrinx has

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Student conference highlights need for racial reconciliation

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

FPU student newspaper wins multiple awards in statewide contest

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

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

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

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Elijah Gonzalex-Chandler|First year Black History Month is a celebration of the progress that the African American community has made throughout history. To ignore it would mean also ignoring this significant portion of history. It helps to show the general public that anything is possible, no matter what obstacles they might face, as long as they

Seniors compete in national business competition finals

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

SGA diversifies representation for next fall

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

Words for the Weary: Gratitude

Gratitude for the journey gets you closer to your goal Ambition is what drives us to success, but to enjoy the process of getting there we must learn to be grateful. Within the university, you can find some of the most focused and dedicated people around; amidst the foot traffic, the crowded coffee shops and

Students push eco-friendly ideas for new arts building

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

Dropping the ball after the ball drops

How to make SMART New Year’s resolutions We have officially entered into 2019, which means that for millions of people New Year’s resolutions are currently underway. The concept of setting a goal or making a lifestyle change at the beginning of the year is nothing new. In fact, the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions

Annual Janzen writer series brings Mennonite poet to FPU

Todd Davis to speak on the gift of nature Beginning in 2007 local poet Jean Janzen and her late husband, Dr. Louis Janzen, began the Jean and Louis Janzen Endowed Writer Series by donating a sum of money that they had received from selling inherited farm land to Fresno Pacific University, as a way to

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