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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.

MR. LINCOLN COMES TO EASTERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MR. LINCOLN COMES TO EASTERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MR. LINCOLN COMES TO EASTERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FRESNO – History will truly come alive for students at Easterby Elementary School through a visit with Bill Peck, a nationally known historical actor portraying Abraham Lincoln, and a trip to the Civil War Revisited, the largest Civil War reenactment in the western United States. During two sessions with Peck, fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to hear President Lincoln’s words and learn more about his life, enhancing what they have been learning in their social studies curriculum. At the Civil War Revisited, students will take part in specific learning stations to expand their knowledge of the history, culture and politics of the 1800’s.

Fifth-grade teacher Rob Kuzminski has worked closely with the Fresno Historical Society to bring Peck to Easterby.

Welty named President Emeritus by CSU Board of Trustees

Welty named President Emeritus by CSU Board of Trustees

Welty named President Emeritus by CSU Board of Trustees 

 

(September 27, 2013) - The California State University Board of Trustees conferred the title of President Emeritus to retired Fresno State President John D. Welty at the Sept.

Fresno Pacific University Jumps 30 Spots:2013 US News & World Report

Fresno Pacific University Jumps 30 Spots:2013 US News & World Report

Rise in U.S. News ranking reflects
student focus at Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University has climbed 30 places in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings of American colleges and universities released September 10, 2013.
            Long a top-tier institution in its category, FPU is now number 42 among regional universities west, which covers 15 states. Regional universities, according to U.S. News, provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs and draw most of their students from surrounding states. Nationally there are 621 institutions in the regional universities category, divided by the magazine into four regions: East, Midwest, South and West.
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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.