Category Archives: Summer 2014: Campaign for the Sciences


Discovering My Passion

BY JASMINE MYLES Growing up, I was always fascinated with television shows about murder mysteries like CSI and Dr. G: Medical Examiner, as well as more lighthearted children’s shows such as Jimmy Neutron and Dexter’s Laboratory. I loved all the science aspects behind the shows, and I aspired to be a forensic chemist. So it’s no surprise that my life journey has led me to here, right now, learning about molecules and how they interact with one another; their applications in the world and living…

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Q&A with Jeff Youngren

Jeff Youngren graduated with a biology degree. Now, he and his wife, Erin, own photography businesses. Nevertheless, Jeff serves on the Research Associates board and is a passionate supporter of the Campaign for the Sciences. Q: How did you go from your biology degree to being a professional photographer? A: I was drawn to PLNU because I wanted to go to med school, and the program was amazing. So that’s why I started there. And then a few years in, it kind of became obvious…

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Athletics: Summer 2014

PLNU Wins the NCCAA Men’s Basketball Title BY DANNY BARNTS At the end of every basketball season, there are only a handful of teams throughout the country that can call themselves national champions, and in 2014, PLNU is a member of that elite group, as the Sea Lions took down Grace College 75-73 in the NCCAA title game. This is the fourth NCCAA men’s basketball title for PLNU after winning three straight from 1984-87. The victory was the Sea Lions’ 20th of the season and…

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If Walls Could Talk

BY GORDON CARRIER with SHARON AYALA In 2008, PLNU partnered with CarrierJohnson + CULTURE, a San Diego-based architecture and interior design firm, to facilitate design of what would be PLNU’s new science facility. Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, the firm’s design principal, quickly understood this building would be different. This commission could not merely solve space efficiency issues or be limited to aesthetic imaging. It was clear this building required a larger story. We spoke with Carrier, who articulated his desire to seek a deeper meaning…

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