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Hispanic Students Get Thumbs Up at FPU

Hispanic Students Get Thumbs Up at FPU

Fresno Pacific University among the nation’s best
at graduating Hispanic students

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Fresno Pacific University has been ranked 10th nationally among Hispanic-Serving Institutions in graduating Hispanic students by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

According to the Chronicle’s 2013-2014 Almanac, FPU’s overall graduation rate for first-time, full-time students is 57.1 percent in six years (based on 2011 figures). The rate for Hispanic students is nearly identical at 55.2 percent. FPU is the only member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in the top 10. (chronicle.com/article/The-Almanac-2013/141183/)

FPU enrolls about 3,500 students in traditional undergraduate, bachelor’s degree completion and graduate programs.

FRESNO UNIFIED URGES STUDENTS TO TAKE THE PLEDGE

 

“I Pledge” back-to-school Year 2 campaign kicks off at Board of Education meeting tonight

FRESNO – As Fresno Unified prepares for the start of a new school year, the fourth largest school district in California, for the second year, is urging students of every grade level to place a decided focus on the future. On Aug. 19, the first day of school, students at all Fresno Unified School District campuses will be encouraged to look ahead to high school graduation and set goals to make sure they graduate on time and have opportunities for college and career.

The district will launch the campaign at the Fresno Unified Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Aug.

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

It's time to think about ways you can shop wisely for back-to-school clothing and school supplies. Savvy shoppers begin planning now to get the most for their back-to-school dollars.

"Hold on to your wallets", said CEO, Blair Looney of Better Business Bureau serving Central California. School supplies, school clothes, electronics, shoes and much more will be purchased in the upcoming months and one third will most likely do some of that shopping "online". Families are prepared to spend an average of $800 to get their children ready for the new school year.

Just about everyone has felt the economic pinch and with that, families plan to shop for sales now more than ever. Shopping online can be more intriguing due to coupons, and buy more generic or store brands, among other money-saving strategies.

On-line purchasing may save time, but check before you click!

Fresno State offers new degree in Latin American Studies

Fresno State offers new degree in Latin American Studies

 

 

(June 17, 2013) – A new Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies, designed to offer an interdisciplinary study in the social sciences and the humanities that concentrates on the national experience of countries in Latin America. will be offered at Fresno State for the first time this fall.

 

The 120-unit program, the only new degree approved for Fresno State by the CSU Chancellor this year, is offered through the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department which currently offers a B.A. degree and a minor in Chicano Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies.

 

“The new degree recognizes the importance of Latin America in terms of economic relations between the United States and Latin America,” said Dr.

Valley College Raising Money to Fund Veteran Parking Passes

Valley College Raising Money to Fund Veteran Parking Passes

How would you like to thank a Veteran?

Here's your chance.

Porterville College is looking to raise money to pay for the parking passes of currently enrolled veteran students.

Slick Rock Student Film Festival This Saturday

Slick Rock Student Film Festival This Saturday
The 10th annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition – is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at the Fox Theatre in downtown Visalia. This year, the festival received 192 films, representing the work of over 380 students. The high school films receiving a “Premiere Cut” designation will be screened at the theater beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. A screening schedule will available at www.SlickRockFestival.org on Thursday, May 16. At 5:30 p.m., students who played a central role in producing "Premiere Cut" films (along with their advisors) are eligible to participate in the Limo/Red Carpet Walk. The awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

FPU spring commencement Saturday, May 4

 

WHO: Fresno Pacific University

 

WHAT: Spring 2013 Commencement

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno

 

BACKGROUND: Provost Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., is the main speaker at both events. His speech is titled “The Hidden Curriculum” and draft copies will be available to the media. Some 184 traditional undergraduates, 117 graduate students (including 20 from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary) and 227 bachelor’s degree completion students are eligible to graduate.

 

SCHEDULE: Ceremonies for traditional undergraduate, graduate and seminary students will be at 10:00 a.m. Degree completion ceremonies will be at 6:00 p.m.