Ben Cater

Ben Cater, Ph.D., on the Recent Discovery of an Ancient Mayan...

Using laser technology (Light Detection and Ranging), researchers discovered a massive, intricate, and hidden Mayan Civilization in the jungles of northern Guatemala. Ben Cater...
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Closer View: Language & Curiosity

Alain Lescart, Ph.D., a professor from the Department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, reflects on the mystery of language and how fostering curiosity...

The Mystery and Power of the Creative Arts

Perhaps most of your experience with the creative arts stems from when you were younger, whether that was learning to play the piano after school,...

44 Years Advocating for the Arts: Q&A with Karen Sangren, Ph.D.

“ … the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the...

Making a Musical: A Glimpse Into the Life of Hamilton Resident...

{ SCENE 1 } Morning light breaks. Before getting ready for the day, Hannah Ryan (08) makes her way to her computer, where she edits...

The Gift of Music: Fostering Hope Through Jazz

When he was 17, Dr. John Reynolds (03) waited eagerly backstage in a venue in Santa Rosa after a performance by the Jazz at...

The Restorative Power of Street Art

"The idea of being made in God’s image—that we were created and that we can create—is an incredibly powerful characteristic of being human,” said Dr....

Native Narratives: Re-telling History Through Story

The stories told and passed down through generations are what we use to form ideas about who we are as a people, country, tribe. These...

Rhapsody from the Ashes: The Music-Making of J.R. Bishop

I don’t know why or how the notes came when they did, but it happened at 2 a.m. I had stared at the piano,...

God’s Grace and the Gift of the Literary Arts

Dr. Karl Martin, chair of the Department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, shares how his time as an undergraduate student at PLNU transformed his approach to reading.

Read to Succeed?

Reading fiction provides more than entertainment. Learn some of the helpful (and perhaps surprising) benefits of reading literature.
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Talking Point: Q&A with Dean Nelson, Ph.D.

Dr. Dean Nelson, founder and director of the PLNU journalism program, has hosted the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea since its beginning in 1995. In celebration of the symposium’s...