What's News - 6/3

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




The June 1 C-Link, a newsletter of Christian Leader magazine, included a COVID-19 update from FPU christianleadermag.com/coronavirus-updates-june-1-2020/


The Fresno Bee covered alumna Rici Skei’s suggestion that people support restaurants owned by African Americans May 31 fresnobee.com/news/business/article243143706.html


KFTV (Univision 21) interviewed Carlos Huerta, associate director of the Center for Community Transformation, May 26 on CCT’s work mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6360&DateTime=5%2F26%2F2020+6%3A14%3A32+AM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE


Mennonite World Review included FPU in a May 26 article on how Mennonite colleges and universities are weathering COVID-19 mennoworld.org/2020/05/26/news/in-summer-of-uncertainty-small-is-good-for-colleges/


The Center for Community Transformation’s efforts to raise money for nonprofits suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic were noted in the May 20 Hanford Sentinel hanfordsentinel.com/community/local-briefs/article_c2b5ec18-ee3d-517a-85e6-2c8d03946835.html




KFSN (ABC 30) reported May 31 that Breanna Hurt will play women’s basketball for the Sunbirds https://abc30.com/sports/senior-spotlight-breanna-hurt-carries-on-family-legacy-at-kerman-high-school/6222168/


Jacy Dean’s decision to join the Sunbird volleyball team was reported May 29 by Gold Country Media



Former Sunbird men’s basketball standout Todd Brown is stepping down as coach at Kingsburg High School, according to the May 20 Kingsburg Recorder hanfordsentinel.com/community/kingsburg_recorder/brown-steps-down-as-khs-boys-basketball-coach/article_2d8a2a21-9afe-57a9-a001-ebc4c047fdf7.html



On the FPU news website are a statement from President Joseph Jones, Ph.D., regarding the death of George Floyd, and articles on an online presentation by Chris Brownell, Ph.D., associate professor of math & STEM education; diplomas being sent to May 2020 graduates; a publication by Jim Ave, Ph.D., associate professor and program director in kinesiology; Devin Beasley, Ed.D., lead regional faculty, teacher education program, University of La Verne, and former assistant professor of kinesiology at FPU, and Amy Brogan, Ed.D., assistant professor of kinesiology; and discussions around FPU’s reopening. More at fresno.edu/news/all