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




An article about The Adam Bomb, a one-man acoustic musical casting the post-garden life of Adam and Eve in modern times, appeared January 3, 2020, in C-Link, the online newsletter of Christian Leader magazine website. The play is the work of Mark Tyler Miller, MFA, assistant professor and program director of theater at FPU christianleadermag.com/life-after-eden/


Tim Geddert, Ph.D., professor and program director in New Testament, published an article in the January/February 2020 Christian Leader magazine. “Choices: Loving God in the kitchen and at the feet of Jesus,” posted January 2, 2020, invites readers to reconsider the ways in which Mary and Martha express their love for Jesus. Read the article at christianleadermag.com/choices/


Alumna Meg Clark’s portrayal of Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Selma Arts Center made arts writer Donald Munro’s top 20 cultural events for 2019, posted December 30, 2019 munroreview.com/2019/12/30/donalds-top-20-cultural-events-of-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2Ycr3xaIT9hXjCzXODVbZ9ciN51azEtpsIcdMI9XBo6Ju8OSqtbDR2ThU


FPU graduate John Leal’s election as president of the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees was published December 27, 2019, in Sierra News Online sierranewsonline.com/john-leal-named-scccd-board-president-2/


A story on FPU’s partnership with Reedley College to provide degree completion classes in business at Reedley College was broadcast on ABC 30 December 16 (and picked up by Yahoo News)  abc30.com/education/new-valley-program-lets-you-earn-a-bachelors-degree-in-less-than-2-years/5761130/


Poverello House CEO Zachary Darra, a graduate of FPU, was profiled December 13 in the Fresno Business Journal thebusinessjournal.com/new-ceo-finds-inspiration-in-poverello-founder/




KSWB, San Diego’s FOX affiliate, broadcast a segment on alumnus Derick Barham January 4, 2020  tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2555&DateTime=1%2F4%2F2020+2%3A34%3A40+PM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE


It’s not often a team honors the opposing coach, but that’s what happened to alumna Sienna Gonzales-Curtin, who played for Yosemite High School and now coaches for Fresno High School after her career as a Sunbird. See the story in the December 21, 2019, Sierra Star sierrastar.com/sports/article238632308.html


An article mentioning future Sunbird Maurice Holmes was published December 20 in the La Mesa Courier lamesacourier.com/helix-winter-sports-teams-heating-up/



On the FPU news website are items on an article about The Adam Bomb by Mark Tyler Miller, MFA, assistant professor and program director of theater; a publication by Tim Geddert, Ph.D., professor and program director in New Testament; the broadcast of a composition by Walter Saul, D.M.A., professor of music; the Bi-annual Graduate Research Symposium; and commencement. More at fresno.edu/news/all