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African-American Student Recruitment Conference, Nov. 9

African-American Student Recruitment Conference, Nov. 9

African-American Student Recruitment Conference, Nov. 9

 

(November 7, 2013) - The Fresno State African-American Student Recruitment Conference, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child,” will be held 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Satellite Student Union (2485 E. San Ramon Ave. at Maple Avenue).

 

Sponsored by University Outreach Services, the conference is free and open to the public.

 

Dr. T. Hassan Johnson, assistant professor of Africana Studies, will deliver the keynote remarks to nearly 500 high school students, parents and teachers.

 

According to the event’s coordinator, Outreach counselor Kornya Lansana, the conference will prepare students for both academic and educational success.

Business Awards: Fresno Pacific University Sponsor's Event

Business Awards: Fresno Pacific University Sponsor's Event

New business awards honor creative
ways to increase Valley employment  
Fresno Pacific center sponsors contest

 

New solutions to Valley unemployment will be honored at an awards presentation November 7, 2013, on the campus of Fresno Pacific University.

Three local organizations will receive cash prizes totaling $5,500 for developing innovative business plans through a competition sponsored by the FPU Center for Community Transformation (CCT). The Faith-Rooted Social Business Plan Contest is the first of its kind in the region sponsored by a faith-based organization. The presentations will be at 4:30 in Steinert Campus Center Room 103 on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. (University parking is available off the corner of Hamilton and Winery near the baseball diamond.

SKITS AT FIGARDEN WILL HELP STUDENTS PREVENT BULLYING

SKITS AT FIGARDEN WILL HELP STUDENTS PREVENT BULLYING

 

 

FRESNO – Figarden Elementary School students will kick off a new bullying prevention program with a rally featuring Crazy Karen from Fun Works and skits by drama students to reinforce school rules against bullying. Students will also watch a video highlighting the creation of the Golden Rule Mural last spring at their school. The kick-off launches a series of 10 classroom lessons that will be taught during class meetings to help students learn how to recognize, address and prevent bullying at their school. The lessons are part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

 

What:    Bullying prevention kick-off at Figarden Elementary School

 

When:   Wednesday, Oct.

Ceremony Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Veterans Peace Memorial

Ceremony Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Veterans Peace Memorial

 

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Fresno City College Veterans Peace Memorial.  This special anniversary will be commemorated at the college’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony which will be held this year on Friday, November 8 at 12 p.m.  The ceremony is held in front of the Veterans Peace Memorial which was dedicated in 1992.   

 

The overall theme of this year’s ceremony is “coming home” with the idea being that all the people who have contributed to the building of the monument and its upkeep through the years can come home to Fresno City College, not unlike those veterans who have come home after being deployed.  These veterans, and veterans of all wars, are especially invited to attend the ceremony.  Members of the 1992 organizing committee have been invited and will play special roles in the ceremony.

 

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr.

SCHOOLS HOST RED RIBBON WEEK EVENTS

SCHOOLS HOST RED RIBBON WEEK EVENTS

 

 

FRESNO – Lane and Ewing elementary schools will host Red Ribbon Week activities, urging students to stay drug free.  After a week of Red Ribbon Week awareness activities, Lane has invited community members to join students, staff, and parents in forming a human chain around the school, locking hands to signify they are banding together to keep the school and students drug free.

At Ewing, Assembly Member Jim Patterson will speak at a Red Ribbon rally and present certificates and book markers.  Red Ribbon Week began Oct. 23 and continues through Oct.

Top Dog Gala to be broadcast live on Mountain West Network

Top Dog Gala to be broadcast live on Mountain West Network

 

 

(October 18, 2013) – Fresno State’s Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala tonight (Oct. 18) is sold out but alumni around the world can tune in to a live, online broadcast of the event at 6 p.m. PDT on the Mountain West Network.

 

The approximately four-hour, high-definition coverage will showcase the Fresno State Alumni Association’s annual program honoring outstanding alumni.

New Fresno Pacific University Nursing Degree

New Fresno Pacific University Nursing Degree

Lifesaving degree:
New FPU master’s expands nurses’ role

The baby’s heart wasn’t beating.

Rushing to help with a million things happening at once, the nurse prepared a dose of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, to return the child to the living. But the dose was too much—10 times too much.

Tragedy…except:

The situation was a simulation and the baby was a Laerdal manikin. This time Stephanie Blundell, assistant professor of nursing in Fresno Pacific University’s new master of science in nursing program, was the “confederate,” intentionally making the mistake to judge the reactions of the students, all registered nurses.

Blundell has seen students make that and other mistakes that would be fatal in real life. Simulations are a central part of FPU’s MSN curriculum because, more than reading a case study, a simulation sharpens students’ skills and gives them a taste of the emotional side of the work.