Mennonite identity amid the Fresno fiasco

Sep 12, 2018 by

A lot of talk has been happening in the Mennonite Twitter world (which is a pretty weird overlap of two very different realms) in the past few days about changes in a master’s program at Fresno Pacific...

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Fresno Pacific’s theological cocktail

Sep 10, 2018 by

Last week, Mennonite World Review reported that Fresno Pacific University in California had removed the president of its seminary, Terry Brensinger, and announced that pastors Greg Boyd, Brian Zahnd and Bruxy...

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MB seminary demotes president, ousts 3 lecturers

Sep 3, 2018 by and

In response to concerns from Mennonite Brethren constituents, Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University has removed its seminary’s president and severed ties with three high-profile pastors. FPU announced Aug. 15...

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Mennonite Brethren colleges set enrollment records

Oct 7, 2017 by and

The two U.S. Mennonite Breth­ren colleges set enrollment records this fall, while their Mennonite Church USA counterparts reported mixed results. Three achieved increases of 9 or 10 percent, while two had...

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FPU selects president with international experience

Jan 30, 2017 by

FRESNO, Calif. — A candidate with administrative, fundraising and international experience has been chosen as the next President of Fresno Pacific University. Joseph Jones has served as chief administrative...

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Students, faculty seek protections for undocumented FPU students

Dec 19, 2016 by and

A petition signed by hundreds of Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University faculty, students and alumni asks President Richard Kriegbaum to publicly pledge to protect undocumented students. The petition was created...

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Goshen bounces back in a year of lower enrollments

Oct 3, 2016 by and

In a down year for enrollment at many U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries, Goshen (Ind.) College’s enrollment is up, returning to levels it last saw in 2013. Overall, two institutions...

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California bill could eliminate FPU religious exemption

Jul 4, 2016 by and

Fresno Pacific University President Richard Kriegbaum has called on alumni and supporters to contact their state political representatives in support of FPU’s religious freedom. In late May, the California...

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Tabor, Fresno Pacific granted antidiscrimination exemptions

Jan 4, 2016 by and

Both U.S. Mennonite Brethren institutions of higher learning are among about three dozen colleges and universities that have been granted waivers exempting them from some federal antidiscrimination...

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Leading Mennonite Brethren historian dies

Dec 7, 2015 by

FRESNO, Calif. — Paul Toews, a leading Mennonite Brethren historian who taught for 44 years at Fresno Pacific University and did groundbreaking research on Mennonites in Russia, died Nov. 27. He was...

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MB baseball teams reach World Series

Jun 8, 2015 by

Both U.S. Mennonite Breth­ren colleges’ baseball teams reached their respective World Series this season. Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University won its second consecutive National Christian College Association...

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Fresno Pacific calls former leader back

Sep 15, 2014 by and

Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University President Pete C. Menjares resigned Sept. 11. Less than a week later, the FPU board of trustees appointed a former president to take his place. Menjares had served as...

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Russian scholar uncovers Soviet-era history

Apr 21, 2014 by and

FRESNO, Calif. — The Mennonite experience in the former Soviet Union is more than family history — it is a way to understand the relationship between a state and its people. This was one of the themes of...

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Concert series comes to life with composer’s dying work

Apr 14, 2014 by and

FRESNO, Calif. — Think of the Masterworks concert series at Fresno Pacific University as a building project, resulting in a musical masterpiece rather than an architectural one. The blueprint: Mozart’s...

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