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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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Experience: PLNU Concert Choir

Watch the PLNU Concert Choir perform Wene Wedwa, a traditional Zulu song that translates to "You Alone." Arranged by Daniel Jackson and filmed on the beautiful campus of PLNU.

Hope Heals

My childhood was as dizzying, backwards, and upside down as Alice spiraling down the rabbit hole. Always in fight-or-flight mode, I never found equilibrium.

Building the Church Together: PLNU Spring Break Build

This year's Spring Break Build project was structurally larger than anything PLNU or our partners had attempted before: a 50 x 48 foot multi-purpose room on the property of Primero Iglesia del Nazareno in Tecate, Mexico.

How Dissenters Became Supporters: The Story of The Blunt

In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?
PLNU Basketball crowd

Ready for More: The Historic Run That Was Just the Beginning

The campus was adorned in perfectly hued forest green and sunset gold while students and staff rallied and celebrated the truly victorious season that had come to an end. What a run.

Jim DeSaegher: A Legacy of Literature and Love

The LJWL Book & Bake Sale sale became a special event – a place where students could gather, browse, enjoy a pastry, and expand their personal libraries.

Faith and Hip-Hop: Lindsey Lupo’s Journey to Social Justice through Music

For Lindsey Lupo, growing up in the golden age of hip-hop meant a view into the power behind lyrics, stories, and speaking up about injustice – a perspective she now brings to her students at PLNU.

Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions

This is the power of a dinner table – or a potluck or a lunch date. Every shared meal is an opportunity to broaden our understanding of people through respectful and unguarded conversation.

Baseball and Biomechanics: Researching Injury Prevention for Pitchers

More than 70% of injuries in baseball are related to shoulder and elbow mechanisms. A PLNU research team is finding out which athletes are predisposed to these kind of injuries.

Should You Go Back to School to Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree?

Today, going back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree is more common than ever. It’s so common that the majority of people seeking bachelor’s degrees are now adult students.
PLNU mens basketball team celebrates winning the PacWest Championship

X’s and Arrows: We’ve Come a Long Way From Golden Gym

Last week I watched my college team make history. They clinched the NCAA Division II West Regional Men’s Basketball Championship and punched their ticket to the Division II Elite Eight.

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