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The Legacy of Valdemar J. Christensen

About a week before he died, Val was sitting in his living room easy chair, but not saying much. Raul was trying to talk chemistry with Val. “What’s the most electro-negative element in the Periodic Table?” he asked him.
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Improving Health, 10,000 Steps at a Time

Where did the 10,000 step target come from? Who is it right for? What will (and won’t) taking 10,000 steps a day do for us?
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Restorative Justice: From Retribution to Redemption

After the “Guilty” verdict was announced, concluding the second of two capital murder trials, John Sage walked out to the courthouse...
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Artist Wes Sam-Bruce Lives the Curious Life

Take a peek at two of Wes Sam-Bruce's latest art installations: Adventure Forest and Where the Questions Live.

A Partnership That Changes Lives: The Center for Enriching Relationships and...

Amanda Stransky wanted more for her family. Rev. Randy Hasper wanted more for his congregation. Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., wanted more for...

Julia Glaser and the Record-setting Season

“Coach, I’m sorry,” said women’s soccer recruit Julia Glaser to head women’s soccer coach Kristi Kiely. “But you’re going to have...

Seeing Behavior Differently: Trauma-Sensitive Education

As I packed up my faculty office at Nazarene Bible College, I reflected on how my life had turned upside down...
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Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Danielle Cervantes Stephens

Journalist, professor, nonprofit writer, student — Danielle Cervantes Stephens (00) has a career that is still evolving. In each stage and...

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Dusty Davis

A decade or so ago, Dusty Davis (03) was at work when the song “American Dream” by Switchfoot came on the...

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Jenny Harris

Jenny Harris (87) knows that by 2050, there will be an estimated 9 billion mouths to feed around the world. That’s...
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TEDx at PLNU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share...
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How We Can Worship God with Our Work

There is an intuitive understanding today that the work we do is not merely a means to a paycheck or compulsory...

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