• 04/07/2008

    Have you done a good math problem lately?

    Innumeracy's a big word for a malady many of us picked up in elementary school: the sweating palms, the shaking knees, the lightheadedness that occurs when a teacher says, "Please open your math books." Sadly, these symptoms may remain throughout life, manifesting itself during budget meetings at work and tax time at home. Strangely, carriers of innumeracy often wear their illness as a badge of honor. Unfortunately, it can also be contagious, spreading down the generations. Dave Youngs, mathematics education professor at Fresno Pacific University, has a warning and a solution in this week's Scholars Speak.

  • 04/03/2008

    Ministry Forum offers fresh voice on the Gospels

    A fresh voice brings a new take on the Gospels to the 2008 Central Valley Ministry Forum April 17 at FPU.

    Donald Miller, author of "Blue Like Jazz," is the featured speaker for the event, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno, south of the Butler intersection.

  • 03/31/2008

    Relief sales combine doing good with having fun

    Helping others does not have to be a sacrifice, and Mennonite relief sales are living proof: everything from quilts and furniture to art and old books get sold, food from a variety of traditions gets eaten and everyone has fun, while raising millions for those facing poverty and disasters--natural and manmade. One such sale happens in Fresno April 4 & 5. Kevin Enns-Rempel gives a historic background to the event in this week's Scholars Speak.

  • 03/26/2008

    Ministry Quest Goes to College

  • 03/25/2008

    Does speeding make good reading?

    Everyone wants children to become fluent readers. But how do we measure fluency? Is reading a speed sport, like auto racing, or a plunge for depth, like cliff diving? This week in Scholars Speak, Renee Mendel Lebsock, language and literacy professor at Fresno Pacific University, says the focus on fast reading misses the mark and offers alternatives.

  • 03/14/2008

    Alumni in professions report to students in School of Business Q&A

    Undergraduate alumni and a current graduate student brought students a progress report on life beyond graduation February 8, 2008.

    The Fresno Pacific University School of Business hosted Sheila Kamps, Martin Acree and Susana Garcia during College Hour. Acree and Kamps are business grads now involved in professions. Garcia is pursuing a career while working on her master’s degree.  

  • 03/06/2008

    50th Anniversary Celebration a Success

  • 03/05/2008

    Ministry Quest Participants Set Their Sails at February Retreat

  • 03/05/2008

    Placement Opportunities on MB Biblical Seminary's Website

  • 03/04/2008

    MB Biblical Seminary Attends Golden Jubilee Celebration in India

  • 03/01/2008

    Pacific Magazine - Volume 21, Number 1

    Enriching experience

  • 02/26/2008

    Connecting the dots leads to Big Brother--Video surveillance doesn't stop the crime, so why use it?

    Video cameras are making public places more public for private citizens. Supporters say they deter crime and help police put the bad guys behind bars. Opponents call them one more step toward the United States of Big Brother. Scott Key turns his eye to the subject in this week's Scholars Speak.

  • 02/22/2008

    Fourteen Students Recognized for Work Well-Done

  • 02/22/2008

    Autism conference at FPU offers help to professionals, families

    Professionals and parents alike can learn from a leading expert on autism March 7, 2008, at Fresno Pacific University.

    "Community Autism Partnership--Research, Early Diagnosis and Treatment" features Fred Volkmar, M.D., as keynote speaker, along with sessions by area professionals. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in the FPU Special Events Center. Volkmar's keynote speech begins at 9:00 a.m.; breakout sessions at 1:00 p.m. A box lunch will be provided. For more information, call Diagnostics Center, Central California, 559-243-4047, or check the website at fresno.edu/autism

  • 02/22/2008

    American Society of Victimology comes to FPU for national meeting

    A nationwide organization dedicated to victims of crime will hold its annual meeting at FPU.

    The American Society of Victimology's Sixth Annual Symposium will be March 5-7, 2008. The FPU Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies is sponsoring the event. Members of the public as well as professionals in criminal justice are invited. To register, call the center at 559-453-3418.  

  • 02/19/2008

    Why do we love to hate Hillary?

    Practically since her first day as first lady, Hillary Clinton has engendered emotions far beyond those of normal politicians or political wives. When she ran for Senator from New York, interest ran as high as for a national campaign. Now that she's in a national campaign, both the right and left are aflame with—dare we use the word?—hate for Hillary. Hope Nisly wonders what drives this extreme dislike, and challenges us to examine what lies beneath in this week's Scholars Speak.

  • 02/11/2008

    Tap into smart ways to be a better water consumer

    Ahhhh, water. Just open the tap and out it pours: cool, clear and clean. Nothing could be less complicated, right? Where have you been? Water is the latest fashion accessory. It comes in all manner of colors, styles and prices—each of which says something terribly important about the person who carries it. Forget little dogs, water is the consumer must-have of the moment! The few of us still scratching our heads over the sanity of that last paragraph may thirst for the clarity of Pamela Johnston's Scholars Speak.

  • 02/04/2008

    Ancient spiritual practices for the 21st century

    What are we going to do about these young folks? No matter what we do, they won't go to church? Harrumph! But wait, studies show twentysomethings value faith and search for spirituality, just not in the ways and places their parents do. So, again, what is to be done? Tim Neufeld has some ideas this week in Scholars Speak.

  • 01/29/2008

    Pit bulls, bad knees and neighborliness: what price personal safety?

    So often we debate the Big Issues like peace and security in the abstract and over there: Iraq , not Clovis. Distance makes answers neat, tidy and obvious. But what happens when the choice bares its teeth at you in your own garage? Let Duane Ruth-Heffelbower—faculty in peace and conflict studies at Fresno Pacific University—tell you all about it in this week's Scholars Speak.

  • 01/23/2008

    Liberty over security: speak out before it's too late

    Individual freedom vs. collective security—a question as old as democracy that rose from the ashes of September 11, 2001. Can we have one without the other? Must we choose? Is the question too simple, or is it event the right one? In this week's Scholars Speak Scott Key, Fresno Pacific University professor and peace activist, presents his view of the current health of civil rights and a call to action to make things better.