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Read to Succeed?

Reading fiction provides more than entertainment. Learn some of the helpful (and perhaps surprising) benefits of reading literature.

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,...
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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...
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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...

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...
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Faculty Spotlight: Carl Winderl, Ph.D.

"Apart from the fact that he is neither a woman nor a Catholic, Winder;'s unique life perspective adds a matchless voice as well as depth and dynamism to the genre."

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.

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 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....
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Is Higher Education as We Know It Finished?

In 2015, Kevin Carey, the director of the Education Policy Program at the New American Foundation, wrote the book The End of College: Creating...

Re-Assembly Required: David Adey Makes Art and Social Critique

In November, PLNU art professor David Adey was featured in a solo exhibition entitled “I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me”...

The Thanos Complex: What an Avengers Villain Can Teach Us About...

Avengers: Infinity War, the nineteenth installment in the decade-old Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the third film to bear the Avengers title, has certainly experienced some...