Carl Winderl

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."

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

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. Though if you haven’t seen the movie yet, I don’t understand why you’re even reading...
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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...

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,...
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Closer View: Caring More About Less

Alumni Ryan Shoemaker (17) and Michaela Maes (16, MBA 17) talk about the life, business, and spiritual lessons they are learning as owners of handmade...

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.
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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...

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...
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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...

Read to Succeed?

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

Talking Point: Q&A with Keith Pedersen, DMA

Handel’s Messiah is, as PLNU professor of music and choir conductor Dr. Keith Pedersen puts it, “without doubt, the most widely performed piece in...

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...

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