What's News - 11/10

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




Articles on the undergraduate tuition freeze and return of prospective student visits were published in the Our Valley Voice newspaper November 5:


An article on the Center for Community Transformation’s New Skills for New Era initiative was posted October 29 by The Business Journal thebusinessjournal.com/fresno-pacific-program-helps-churches-lift-communities/?mc_cid=bb4f3d98ff&mc_eid=c8f76c00f9


An interfaith conference co-sponsored by FPU was covered in the October 29 C-Link online newsletter of Christian Leader magazine christianleadermag.com/interfaith-conference-explores-effects-of-2020-election-on-people-of-faith/


The Presbyterian Outlook mentioned FPU October 27 when adjunct instructor April Alkema’s Faith Through Art program was awarded a $7,500 Mission Program Grant by the Presbyterian Mission Agency pres-outlook.org/2020/10/twenty-one-new-worshiping-communities-two-presbyteries-receive-mission-program-grants/


The October 23, 2020, C-Link online newsletter of Christian Leader magazine, included two articles related to FPU:


FPU’s near-$1M Lilly Foundation grant was mentioned in a round-up article on higher education posted October 22 by GVWire.com gvwire.com/2020/10/22/madera-get-cops-money-for-campus-safety-strengthens-relationships-with-police/




A feature on George Rodriguez, FPU’s new tennis coach, appeared November 4 in the Selma Enterprise hanfordsentinel.com/community/selma_enterprise/selma-stories-another-selma-success-story/article_64fecccd-885e-5f1b-b9b1-c55a478de2c1.html


FPU’s Athletes of Color Alliance was the subject of a feature on ABC 30 (KFSN TV) October 23 abc30.com/athletes-of-color-alliance-good-sports-fresno-pacific-university-dj-maxwell/7285431/



On the FPU news website are items on FPU freezing undergraduate tuition for 2021-22, a new scholarship, an interfaith conference co-sponsored by FPU, student performance in the California Ballot Bowl and a video of President Jones discussing plans for spring 2021. There are also academic achievements by Jim Ave, Ph.D., professor and chair of kinesiology; Don Diboll, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology; Darren Duerksen, Ph.D., associate professor and program director of intercultural and religious studies; Melanie Howard, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director of biblical & theological studies; Alice Neikirk, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminology; Ray Nickson, Ph.D., associate professor and program director of criminology; Fay Nielsen, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology; Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D., professor of biblical and theological studies; and Suzana Dobric Veiss, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director of the M.A. in Strategic & Organizational Leadership. More at fresno.edu/news/all