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...

Behind the Lens: Destin Daniel Cretton

Storytelling and introspection is at the heart of everything that Destin Daniel Cretton (01) does. Whether it’s detailing the inner workings of a short-term foster-care...

Little Shop of Horrors

As a junior theatre major, I was beyond excited when I found out that we were doing Little Shop of Horrors as the musical...

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...

Alumni in Focus: Wes Bruce & Joel P. West

Two PLNU alumni are among an elite group of San Diego artsits to receive grants for innovative projects.

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