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What’s News—a collection of updates from the media and our own news website


Credential alumnus Kristi Swen’s starting the Kids Wonder Play Center was the subject of a January 14 article in the Highlands Ranch (CO) Herald highlandsranchherald.net/stories/my-name-is-kristi-swen,275305


Kings River Life Magazine included FPU on its round up of 2018 theater highlights posted January 12 kingsriverlife.com/01/12/look-back-at-valley-theatre-in-2018/


The university was mentioned in a Fresno Bee report on a crime near campus January 12 fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article224477880.html 


FPU appeared on Christian Leader magazine’s list of Top 10 stories for 2018, posted January 11 christianleadermag.com/top-10-cl-news-stories-of-2018/


Alumnus Jim Wheeler’s new appointment was announced January 10 on Bakersfield.com bakersfield.com/news/worth-noting-klea-announces-new-executives-board-directors/article_d583df1a-1534-11e9-abd3-9b3a7177cdbc.html

There are several FPU connections in the January/February 2019 issue of Christian Leader, the magazine of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. These include alumnae Rhonda Dueck, Audrey Hindes, Jamie Mack, Connie Nicholson and Grace Spencer in the article “The Place God Called Me” christianleadermag.com/the-place-god-called-me/. See the entire issue at christianleadermag.com/

FPU and Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary were mentioned on the January 8 Anabaptist Revisions blog patheos.com/blogs/anabaptistrevisions/



Sunbird men’s soccer standout Anthony Verlade’s signing by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC got some notice January 14:


Alumnus Mikey Varas was announced as an assistant coach for Dallas FC soccer January 9 on the organization’s website fcdallas.com/post/2019/01/09/fc-dallas-head-coach-luchi-gonzalez-announces-2019-coaching-staff



On the FPU news website are items on the Community Music School; the pergola at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary; a reading by Julia Reimer, Ph.D., adjunct theater instructor; and articles by Darin Lenz, Ph.D., associate professor of history, and Lisa Hood, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the MSN/family nursing practitioner program. More at fresno.edu/news/all