What's News - 6/3

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

6/3/20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

News

 

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

 

Athletics

 

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

goldcountrymedia.com/news/174618/dozens-of-sierra-athletes-make-the-leap-to-4-year-schools/

 

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