Talking Point: Q&A with Dawne Page

Dr. Dawne Page, chair of the Department of Biology, holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, San Francisco, and teaches courses in genetics and immunology. Her research involves exploring B cell development and maturation in zebrafish, and she recently had her endings published in the medical journal Blood. We sat down with her to learn more about her journey in the sciences. Q: How did you first fall in love with science? A: My science professors drew me in—a fantastic chemistry teacher in…

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Seeing People Through the Eyes of Christ

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel with several other PLNU students and leaders on a LoveWorks trip to Selma, Ala.—a 17-day museum and mission trip with the primary goal of fulfilling a need at Selma high schools. “To look at people through the lens of Christ, I had to look at myself with the same lens.” Prior to leaving, our team led university-wide giving competitions and weight-lifting challenges, together dubbed the “Selma Strong Campaign,” through which we raised around $10,000 to upgrade and…

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Changing the Game on Physical Education

George Velarde (94) recalled his first draw into the world of physical education. “I was a cross-country runner in high school, and I remember watching my coaches and physical education teachers having so much fun while building this great rapport with students, and I knew that was what I wanted to do,” he said. In pursuit of that calling, Velarde attended PLNU, where he earned his bachelor’s in athletic training while also running on the cross-country and track and field teams, and went on to…

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Athletics: Fall 2016

Leveling the Playing Field—Literally This summer, PLNU made “America’s Most Scenic Ballpark” even better. The Carroll B. Land Stadium has long been lauded for its incredible view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but recent improvements to the surface have garnered new pride for the field within the community—for professionalism and sustainability. Within just a week of the final game of 2016, the 40-year-old turf around home plate and the 60-year-old outfield grass were removed. More than 50 truckloads and 1,300 cubic yards of soil were brought…

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