What's News 5/29

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



Sonia Medina-Pranger, L.C.S.W., assistant professor and co-director of the social work program, was quoted in a May 23 Yourcentralvalley.com report on a case of alleged domestic violence. The website is operated by TV channels 24 (NBC) and 47 (CBS)  yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/get-help-before-it-s-too-late-authorities-and-domestic-violence-experts-say/2023158722


The Merced County Times ran an article May 22 on FPU’s listing as a top university for transfer students by Money magazine mercedcountytimes.com/fresno-pacific-university-recognized-by-money-magazine/


FPU’s partnership with Fresno City College, beginning with locating FCC’s Fire Science Academy at the North Fresno campus, was covered by:





Sunbird Tristen Alvarez’s listing on the National Collegiate Writers Association (NCBWA) All-West Region Honorable Mention Team was covered May 25 in The Madera Tribune maderatribune.com/single-post/2019/05/25/Alvarez-named-to-All-Region-team


The Reedley Exponent featured Sunbird Michael Warkentin in a May 22 article on the FPU baseball team reedleyexponent.com/sports/warkentin-helps-fpu-baseball-finish-season-on-high-note/article_1b9de414-7caa-11e9-adb1-a74bb32829ac.html


A service award for the Sunbird tennis team was mentioned in The Fresno Bee’s “Around the Valley” column May 20 fresnobee.com/news/local/article230553964.html


A future Sunbird signed a letter of intent to play soccer at FPU, according to the May 18 Brighton (CO) Standard Blade thebrightonblade.com/content/girls-soccer-pvhs-watts-moves-west-college


Sunbird Kyle Jones was named to the NCAA Division II District 8 Academic First Team in swimming by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), according to the May 16 Swimswam.com swimswam.com/35-division-ii-swimmers-divers-named-to-academic-all-district-teams/


FPU was mentioned in a May 15 Selma Enterprise article about Selma High School baseball hanfordsentinel.com/community/selma_enterprise/sports/top-seeded-selma-upset-by-no-templeton/article_dd304fb7-39a1-5ca6-9df5-ac20958770f2.html



On the FPU news website are items on a book by Yvette Jones, FPU first lady; an article by Sarah Johnson, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the moderate/severe and early childhood special education credential programs and director of adapted physical education added authorization programs (APEAA); a grant to Darren Duerksen, Ph.D., associate professor and program director of intercultural and religious studies; presentations and a publication by Breck A. Harris, Ed.D., professor of business; a fellowship for Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director in biology; the Mayor's Faith Based Partnership Council meeting and the Social Business Plan Workshop, both on the main campus hosted by the Center for Community Transformation ; a meeting of Valley higher education leaders (including FPU President Joseph Jones, Ph.D.) hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fresno program on the main campus; and an HGTV pilot by seminary alumnus Nick Chandler and his wife, Koko. More at fresno.edu/news/all