What's News - 2/25

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



A Community Healing Event February 21-22 in North Hall at the seminary was covered February 23 by KFSN 30 (ABC) TV. The event was hosted by the Fresno Center and FPU’s Center for Peacemaking. tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1285&DateTime=2%2F23%2F2020+8%3A40%3A18+AM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE

The promotion of alumnus William White to school superintendent was the subject of February 22 article in the Lake Geneva (WI) Regional News lakegenevanews.net/news/local/principal-signed-as-williams-bay-s-new-school-administrator/article_fb7efd86-7974-5f98-b7e2-018f93241452.html

President Jones’ appearance at a Black History Month celebration February 21 in Tulare was covered that day by KSEE 24 (NBC) TV and KGPE 47 (CBS) TV tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1295&DateTime=2%2F21%2F2020+6%3A17%3A33+PM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE

March 7’s Cultivate Conference 2020: Prepare to Serve event at FPU was promoted in GV Wire February 21 gvwire.com/2020/02/21/fresno-state-celebrates-new-resnick-student-union-with-groundbreaking/

Alumnus Jonathan Clark, a Clovis teacher known for his basketball dunking skills, was featured as part of KFSN 30 (ABC TV)’s Black History Month coverage February 14, 2020, by ABC 30 TV in Fresno abc30.com/community-events/black-history-month-2020-jonathan-clark/5918216/

The next Pacific Artist Series concert was previewed February 13 in The Hanford Sentinel hanfordsentinel.com/features/local/internationally-known-musicians-to-perform-at-fresno-pacific/article_074f4486-d953-5fc3-9ab3-deb845e86227.html

Great Day (KMPH FOX 26) visited the main campus February 10 during a Preview Day admission event kmph.com/great-day/michael-in-the-mix/michael-visits-preview-day-at-fresno-pacific-university and mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1300&DateTime=2%2F10%2F2020+9%3A09%3A24+AM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE

The Janzen Visiting Writers Series was the subject of a January 29 post by Valley arts writer Donald Munro munroreview.com/2020/01/29/thursday-pick-fantasy-author-sofia-samatar-reads-at-fresno-pacific/



The Sunbird pole vault program and coach A.J. Blackburn were featured on KFSN 30 (ABC TV) broadcast February 14-17 news.yahoo.com/good-sports-pole-vaulters-breaking-035311863.html and mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1285&DateTime=2%2F17%2F2020+5%3A39%3A44+AM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE

Sunbird pitcher Nic Boatman led an article in the February 9 Monterey Herald montereyherald.com/2020/02/09/clipboard-new-role-for-pacific-groves-boatman/

Some future Sunbirds signed letters of intent to play at FPU February 5 during National Signing Day:

Sunbird standout Renato Bustamante has been tapped as men’s soccer coach at College of the Sequoias, according to the January 28 Hanford Sentinel hanfordsentinel.com/cos-names-bustamante-as-men-s-soccer-coach/article_c0352ea5-e9d0-5bd2-abc9-fef0112d22a3.html

On the FPU news website are items on FPU’s new BSN program; a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of FPU; a book by Mark Baer, Ph.D., professor of mission and theology; MFT Student Jason Kinzel being named a speaker at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies national conference; Kizzy Lopez, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work, being chosen for a Fresno Black Magical Women Award; a national STEM competition by public school students taught by Matt Gehrett, Ed.D., alumnus and director of the M.A. in educational technology program; and a student blanket-tying event for needy children. More at fresno.edu/news/all