What's News 2/19

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

FPU is mentioned in a February 16 Visalia Times-Delta article about a group trying to bring a four-year university to Visalia visaliatimesdelta.com/get-access/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.visaliatimesdelta.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2F2019%2F02%2F14%2Fdreaming-building-tulare-county-university%2F2734792002%2F


Fresno County Board of Supervisors candidate Nasreen Johnson’s graduation from FPU was mentioned on a Fox 26 news report on the District 2 race February 12 kmph.com/news/local/meet-fresno-co-dist-2-special-election-candidates


FPU Bakersfield figured prominently in a February 12 article on Bakersfield.com about Bakersfield College bakersfield.com/news/breaking/new-bc-southwest-location-up-for-vote-this-afternoon-by/article_73fb8038-2eff-11e9-9733-3b12961c01f0.html


Several people connected to Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary were mentioned in a February 7 special report by Christian Leader on the conference “The Bible and Women in Pastoral Ministry,” January 14-16, 2019, in Phoenix, as well as a January 23 follow-up webinar hosted by the seminary christianleadermag.com/u-s-mennonite-brethren-resume-conversation-on-women-in-pastoral-ministry/


Valley arts writer Donald Munro’s February 7 “5 Picks for February ArtHop” post has two FPU connections: Kizzy Lopez, Ed.D., assistant professor of social work, is part of the “Unmasked, A Portrait Series” exhibit of local unsung heroes, and the reception for the “Voice to the Voiceless” exhibit by McClane High School ArtVenture students on the main FPU campus munroreview.com/2019/02/07/5-picks-for-february-arthop-bitwise-unmasks-portraits-of-unsung-fresno-heroes/


FPU December grads have been listed in community the newspapers:


Ranjan George, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the undergraduate business program, was quoted in a February WalletHub.com post about MasterCard credit cards wallethub.com/credit-cards/mastercard/#expert=Ranjan_George


The January 30 Hanford Sentinel published an article on ArtVenture, the McLane High School art program that has an exhibit on the main FPU campus hanfordsentinel.com/community/art-retrospective-featured-at-arthop/article_28bdb43d-1ff6-5152-b99f-dd7377b826ed.html




Alumnus and former coach Jared Gilbert will coach the new swimming program at Ottawa University, according to the February 15 SwimSwam swimswam.com/ottawa-university-arizona-adds-mens-and-womens-swimming-in-fall-2019/


The Sunbirds women’s victory in the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championships was noted in the February 14 Daily News-Miner newsminer.com/sports/uaf_nanooks/uaf-swimmers-win-medley-relay/article_5f54a484-3035-11e9-84d0-6f992ad47483.html


Swimming World featured Sunbird Laura Fornshell February 8 https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/swimming-world-presents-how-they-train-laura-fornshell/


A baseball doubleheader between the Sunbirds and Chico State was covered February 1 by the Chico State Orion theorion.com/77727/sports/extra-innings-allow-wildcats-to-win-out-doubleheader/


An article on alumnus and former coach Ron Adams, now with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has been published twice:



On the FPU news website are items on Ranjan George, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the undergraduate business program, being quoted in a WalletHub article; a Northwestern University ensemble performing a piece by Erik Leung, D.M.A., assistant professor and program director in music; one science student winning a summer scholarship and two science students presenting at a national conference; and a math education partnership between the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education and the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. More at fresno.edu/news/all