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Here you'll find a collection of news articles and social media posts involving FPU's history and celebratory updates from the events for the 75th Anniversary.

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Fresno Pacific University's 75th Anniversary Gala honors history and anticipates the future

A sell-out crowd of well over 400 people celebrated Fresno Pacific University’s 75th Anniversary at the Gala on Saturday, November 2. The elegant evening saw many current and former administration, faculty and staff as well as supporters in tuxedos and gowns on the main FPU campus. In the late afternoon, hors d'oeuvres including shrimp and several kinds of cheese were served on the University Green as people visited at tables and a jazz combo provide music.

President Jones frames FPU's 75th Anniversary as a celebration of service

Fresno Pacific University kicked-off 2019-2020’s celebration of 75 years of God’s faithfulness to the university, the Central Valley and beyond with Gather 2019 September 5. About 500 people took part in a worship service at 4:00 p.m. in the Special Events Center on the main campus, and at 5:00 p.m. around 850 family and friends swarmed the University Green for food trucks, music and magic.

Celebrating 75 Years by Thanking Those Who Pitched the First Tent

During the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college at Fresno Pacific University I spent a month with a friend backpacking through Europe. The two of us each carried a massive backpack and a round-trip ticket from San Francisco to Paris. We started our journey in France and from there we eventually made our way to Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and England.

Giving Thanks for Our Past and Anticipating Our Future

This fall we will launch the celebration of our 75th Anniversary and the revision of our strategic map for the next three years. These events channel our thoughts toward a hope-filled future, a mission realized and a commitment to "extend the influence of the Kingdom of God through the work of our faculty, staff and students."

What is This Big Idea Anyway?

John E. Toews and Dalton Reimer have been talking since junior high in Reedley, CA. John’s father, J.B. Toews, pastored Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church, where both families worshipped, and Dalton’s uncle, Arthur Wiebe, was principal at Immanuel, where both young men studied.

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