Category Archives: Spring 2013: Glocalization

Student Experience - Spring 2013

Passion for a Project: My Honors Program Experience

by Sally Rudi As a senior and a history major, I’ve done my fair share of research in the past three and a half years at PLNU. So, when the opportunity to work on an honors project presented itself, I thought to myself, “Why not? I research all the time anyway.” I had no idea that I was embarking on a journey completely different from any research paper for any class I have ever taken. I quickly learned that the honors project was meant to…

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Young Leaders

by Brian Becker Each year, San Diego Metro Magazine recognizes 40 of the most influential leaders in San Diego under age 40. Among the awardees are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their profession, industry, and/or community. SD Metro’s 40 Under 40 is a unique program in San Diego. The winners are vetted through a nomination and judging process. The result? A list it’s an honor to join. In the past two years, two young PLNU alumni have been recognized as 40 Under 40…

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Rick Kennedy - sailing

Rick Kennedy

by Christine Spicer At sea off Santa Cruz Island headed toward Santa Barbara, six students and a professor are reading aloud to one another from Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana. They are in history class, albeit a quite unconventional one. For the past 10 years, Dr. Rick Kennedy, professor of history at PLNU, has been taking a group of six to eight students on a California history course where they also learn to sail. Passionate about both history and sailing, Kennedy…

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Q&A with Keith Pedersen

by Sharon Ayala Handel’s Messiah is, as PLNU professor of music and choir conductor Dr. Keith Pedersen puts it, “without doubt, the most widely performed piece in Western, or certainly English-speaking, culture, with thousands of presentations around the world every year.” PLNU has been performing Messiah for decades, for and with its surrounding community, first in Pasadena and then in San Diego. We asked Pedersen a bit about the history and meaning of this traditional and treasured performance. Q: Where did the inspiration come from…

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Bonds Without Borders

by Lucy Rojas “La Posada” is a tradition that has been celebrated in Mexico going back as far as 400 years, where people go from door to door asking for lodging and being denied, recreating the journey of Joseph and Mary. La Posada Sin Fronteras (sin fronteras means “without borders”) is held each year at Christmastime at Friendship Park along the San Ysidro/Tijuana border. Friendship Park is a unique place along the border where people can interact and even touch through the fence. La Posada Sin…

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Athletics: Spring 2013

Catching the Rocket by Michael Dean Clark Early on the evening of Aug. 25, seven-time Cy Young winner and steroid-era lightning rod Roger Clemens sat in the locker room of the Sugar Land Skeeters, preparing, at the age of 50, to pitch professionally for the first time in five years. But before he took the mound for the Skeeters, an independent professional team, and struck out two in three and a third shutout innings in front of just under 8,000 fans, Clemens dashed off a…

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