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Bringing My Study Abroad Experience Full-Circle

I first went to Prague two years ago to spend the spring semester of my sophomore year studying abroad. I remember landing and wondering what I was thinking...
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Border Pilgrimage | PLNU Ministry with Mexico

Border Pilgrimage is a unique, multi-day excursion in which PLNU students are able to explore and better understand their relationship to the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

Alum Trains NFL Star: Decker Davis and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell...

“It was the weirdest day of my life,” said PLNU alumnus Decker Davis on the day he was hired as the personal trainer for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

PCT Portraits: Capturing Thru-Hikers On Their 2,650 Mile Journey

For the last year and a half, I have become more and more interested with the Pacific Crest Trail, and each hikers' unique journey walking from Mexico to Canada.

The Rise of the Social Media Influencer

A relatively new phenomenon has been the rise of the social media influencer. A social media influencer is exactly what it sounds like: someone with significant influence over online followers.

Gen Z: A Generous Generation?

When it comes to giving, this young generation holds bright promise for making an impact and creating new means of addressing important issues.
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Dirshu Adonai | Concert Choir Performs at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

In April 2019, PLNU's Concert Choir celebrated the beginning of the Jewish week of Passover with Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego’s oldest...
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Talk to Me: Dean Nelson on Better Conversations

If you ask Dean Nelson, Ph.D., founder and director of the journalism program at PLNU, about the driving force behind his...

Music & Grit: How Music-Making Makes Us Tougher, Smarter, Braver, and...

It’s ancient, cross-cultural, universal. It’s present in our celebrations, our mournings, our worship. We speak it, make it, hear it, feel...
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PLNU Honors Retiring CFO

At this May’s Commencement, PLNU bestowed an honorary doctorate degree on George Latter, Jr., senior vice president of finance and CFO. Latter, who is retiring, was...

Bringing Play and Happiness to Children One Smile at a Time

Mark Wassmer and Matt Montell have a desire to serve communities by bringing health, wellness, and play to children — especially those from the poorest and most disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Everybody’s Got Bears: Mental Health in the Church | Dave Cummings

When microbiology professor Dave Cummings, Ph.D., began feeling sick, he was convinced the problem was entirely physical. But...