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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...

Faculty Spotlight: Ronda Winderl, Ph.D.

For Dr. Ronda Winderl, professor of communication and theatre and director of the London Semester Program at PLNU, performing has always been as natural...

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...
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Talking Point: Q&A with Jeff Youngren

Jeff Youngren graduated with a biology degree. Now, he and his wife, Erin, own photography businesses. Nevertheless, Jeff serves on the Research Associates board...

Created Space

Each semester, PLNU’s discipleship ministries puts on Created Space, a large prayer and worship event that provides space for the student body to outwardly...

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...

An Unbreakable Spirit

Skeesuck didn’t let his diagnosis deter him from accomplishing his goals, one of which was to attend college.

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...